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UCD One Health Conference 2023

Join us for the 2nd Annual UCD One Health Conference to celebrate cutting edge One Health research from Ireland and beyond

About this Conference

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW OPEN. Registration is open to everyone from within and beyond UCD.

One Health is a philosophy that recognises the interconnectedness of humans, animals and the environment they share. Applying a One Health approach to research requires collaboration within and across the disciplines, leading to highly creative and innovative solutions. University College Dublin advocates for a One Health approach to creating a better, healthier, more sustainable world.

To celebrate this, we are holding a one day in-person conference to highlight and recognise some of the excellent research underpinned by a One Health approach going on in Ireland and beyond.

The conference will showcase themes including Pandemic Preparedness, Healthcare and Impacts on the Environment, and the Human-Animal Bond.  Confirmed speakers include Prof. Mary Horgan, University College Cork, Prof. Máire Connolly, University of Galway, Prof. Maurice Pitesky, University of California, Davis, Prof. Patrick Wall, University College Dublin and Dr. Audrey Jenkinson, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The day will finish on a highlight with a panel discussion on 'The Development of a Regional Framework for One Health' and will include participation from the World Health Organisation.

We welcome abstracts for poster or oral presentations. Please submit your abstract in  (opens in a new window)this Google Formby June 9th, 2023. Please note, we welcome abstracts from those who are not currently involved in One Health projects but who are interested in exploring One Health collaborations. 

The organisers wish to acknowledge generous support for this conference from theHealth Research Board.

Conference Details

Date28th June 2023

Time9 AM - 5 PM


LocationUCD Sutherland School of Law, Belfield, Dublin 4

OrganisersUCD One Health

Sponsors Health Research Board


Conference Programme


Meet and greet with coffee, tea or juice



Prof. Orla Feely, President, University College Dublin


Simona Seravesi, World Health Organisation

ONE HEALTH: Where is WHO Europe, What has been achieved and Where it is heading


Mary Horgan, University College Cork

Antimicrobial Resistance – why the One Health approach is essential


Mary Codd, University College Dublin

One Health as an essential component of the Public Health Curriculum


Audrey Jenkinson, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

One Health: A Veterinary Perspective from the National Disease Control Centre (NDCC) DAFM


Maurice Pitesky, University of California, Davis

Using Remote Sensing to Monitor Waterfowl Abundance in Close Proximity to Commercial Poultry




Locksley Messam

Are Dog Bites a One Health Concern? An Argument via DAGs


Sabine Koelle, University College Dublin

Comparative Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in animals and humans


Marijke Beltman, University College Dublin

Nutrition and reproduction - the athletic cow


Maria Gomez, University College Dublin

Humans learning from animals and vice versa


Niamh Burke, University College Dublin

EnderScope: A Low-Cost 3D Printer Based Microscope for Microplastic Detection




Emma Dorris, University College Dublin

Public and Patient Involvement in One Health: Opportunities to Advance Engagement in Science and Practice


Máire Connolly, University of Galway

One Health and Global Health Security


Sinead Murphy, Atlantic Technological University

Using wildlife as indicators of ecosystem health


Rachel MacCann, University College Dublin

Climate change and Human Health, the role of Healthcare Professionals


Barry McMahon, University College Dublin

Deer zoonoses and One Health


Helen Sheridan, University College Dublin

Multispecies swards - a biological tool to enhance the sustainability of ruminant production systems




Panel Discussion: ‘Developing a Regional Framework for One Health

Séamus Fanning, Grace Mulcahy, Simona Seravesi, Patrick Wall

Tony Holohan, moderator



Prof Cecily Kelleher, College Principal, College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, University College Dublin

Contact One Health UCD

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: onehealth@ucd.ie