Edinburgh to host World One Health Congress

Scottish capital wins bid for international health and wellbeing event at Edinburgh International Conference Centre in 2020.

Edinburgh will host the World One Health Congress from 15-18 June 2020.

The event is expected to bring £3.3m into the local economy and is a big win for Convention Edinburgh, Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and the city’s medical and veterinary community.

Over 2,000 participants will attend the four-day event at the EICC, showcasing Scotland’s sector expertise and resources. 

Professor Anna Meredith and Dr Neil Anderson were key members of the bid team. Professor Meredith, University of Edinburgh, said: "We are thrilled to host the sixth World One Health Congress in Edinburgh in 2020, welcoming international health scientists and professionals, opinion leaders and policy makers from the One Health community to Scotland’s capital." 

One Health is an international movement that aims to attain optimal health and wellbeing for people, domestic animals, wildlife and the environment, by bringing together various disciplines to make a difference to society and the lives of people. 

The organisation aims to enhance understanding of and preparedness for current and future outbreaks of infectious diseases in humans and animals, such as Ebola, including the ecological and environmental factors that affect these diseases.

 

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