POSTPONED: One Health, One Future
Animal Health – Human Health – Environmental Health
When: 11 March 2020 to 14 March 2020
Where: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
We have been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak closely and have tried to keep you informed of the rapidly changing situation as it pertains to our conference. As part of this process, we have been in close contact with public health officials and have been monitoring guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are currently no confirmed cases in Alaska.
However, after conversations with public health officials earlier today, we believe the risks associated with holding the One Health, One Future conference at this time are too high and have made the difficult decision to postpone.
We did not make this decision lightly. Ultimately, the health and safety of attendees, partners and the community is our top priority. While I and the rest of the University of Alaska Fairbanks One Health team were looking forward to welcoming you to Fairbanks and the UAF campus, we determined it was unwise to continue as planned.
Our conference team is working on a plan to refund your registration fees and will share that information on the conference website as soon as the plan is in place. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions or concerns.
We hope to reschedule the conference once the worldwide situation with COVID-19 has stabilized. One Health continues to be a priority for UAF, as I know it is for you and your communities. We look forward to continued collaboration, albeit virtually, and hope you will be able to join us once we are able to set a date for the rescheduled conference.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Center for One Health Research will partner with the U.S. Department of State to host the international conference, One Health, One Future. This event is expected to be the largest circumpolar One Health conference held in the United States in 2020, with participation anticipated from across the Arctic region.
This event is part of the United States contribution to One Arctic, One Health¸ an Arctic Council project now in its fifth year of operation. The project aims to develop a circumpolar network of One Health experts that can share knowledge, conduct exercises, and spur collaborative investigations of One Health phenomena.