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Call for papers: GRF One Health Summit

A call for papers, including those focusing on emerging and animal-borne diseases, has been issued for the Global Risk Forum's second One Health Summit. The deadline is July 31, 2013.

The event takes place between November 17 and 20, 2013, in Davos, Switzerland, and is entitled 'One Health and the Integrative Risk Management Approach: Towards Integrative Health Risk Management - Collaboration among Sectors and Disciplines for Cost-Effective Overall Risk Reduction'.

The organisers say: “The 2nd GRF One Health Summit 2013 promotes and fosters an integrative approach in managing health risks at the interface of human, animal and environmental health with a strong link to food safety and security and to agriculture. Striving for intensified collaboration among experts and practitioners from the different sectors and disciplines tangent to such a comprehensive health perspective, in particular the pharmaceutical and food industry as well as health insurers’ engagement will provide significant added value to identify cost-effective measures.

“GRF Davos aims to pool the concepts of One Health and Integrative Risk Management (Integrative Health Risk Management) to save lives and livelihoods, improve public health and reduce costs. This integrative management strategy will be a key tool to ensure sustainable public health in an era of climate change, resource depletion, land degradation, urbanisation, food insecurity and development challenges.”

More details are available from the 2nd GRF One Health Summit website.

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