FKH Held International Seminar Entitled “One Health”

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya (FKH UB) had successfully held an international seminar entitled 3rd International Conference on One Health (ICOH).
The conference which lasted for two days (30 / 10-31 / 10/2020), with the big theme “Veterinary Science Innovations for Ecosystem Health and Resilience”, was a series of activities to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of FKH UB.
This theme was chosen because of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has an impact on the lives of living things, and makes all sectors work hand in hand to deal with this pandemic.
One of the efforts made is to apply the One Health concept developed by interdisciplinary knowledge with local, national and international perspectives to achieve optimal health degrees for humans, animals and the environment.
The implementation of the one health concept currently extends to the sustainability of health and ecosystem resilience globally.
Therefore, strengthening networks, integration and interdisciplinary collaboration in the field of research innovation, especially between veterinarians, doctors, public health and the environment are urgently needed to address important issues related to the global pandemic, ecosystem health, ecosystem resilience and innovation in management, diagnosis and therapy. to achieve a health.
Prof. drh. Wiku Bakti Bawono Adisasmito, M.Sc. Ph.D, who is the speaker for the Indonesian COVID-19 task force and Fred Unger, DVM, Ph.D from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Vietnam discussed the sub-theme of Veterinary Science Innovations for Ecosystem Health and Resilience in Coping with Pandemic Threats.
In his material, Prof. Wiku talked about the implementation of one health practices by the national COVID-19 task force.
Three things have been implemented by the national task force #BersatuLawanCovid, namely realizing a single data system, building public health resilience through monitoring behavior change, and connecting the nation with national and international communities through strengthening public communication.
An understanding of veterinary science regarding the corona virus in animals is an important point to encourage enthusiasm to contribute to controlling the pandemic that is now happening in humans.
This contribution can be made, such as developing safe vaccines and antiviral drugs that are effective for humans, as well as veterinary laboratories that have supported the control of COVID-19.
These practices are one health approach that will increase the testing, tracking and care needed to control COVID-19.
The concept of one health presented by Fred Unger also supports the contribution of veterinary medicine in achieving one world health.
Fred Unger focuses more on the food safety system, especially food of animal origin. Food safety is an emerging public health problem around the world.
In his presentation, he explained the dangers of chemical and microbiological contamination in food, as well as the danger of a potential COVID-19 pandemic associated with traditional markets.
Besides Prof. Wiku and Fred Unger as keynote speakers, this year’s conference also inviting speakers such as: Prof. Junpei Kimura from Seoul National University South Korea with the topic of Digital 3D Anatomy of Wild Mammals by Micro CT Examination.
Prof. Mitsuhiko Asakawa DVM, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dipl. JCZWM from Rakuno Gakuen University Japan with the topic Pathobiologic Diagnosis of Wild Animal.
Hundreds of participants from various multidisciplinary disciplines, which are the faculty of veterinary medicine in Indonesia, as well as the faculty of animal husbandry, faculty of medicine, and faculty of biology from ASEAN countries, Columbia, Belgium, South Korea, Japan, America, and New Zealand participated in the seminar virtually.
A total of approximately 90 people submitted their research results from various topics, in the fields of Anatomy, Microanatomy and Embryology (Regenerative Medicine); Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology (Emerging and Re-emerging Disease); Biochemistry, Physiology, Reproduction and Nutrition (Ethology, Animal Welfare); Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology (Anti Microbial Resistance, Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture, Physiology Therapy); Surgery, Internal and Clinical Medicine (Veterinary Clinical Medicine); Epidemiology, Veterinary Public Health and One Health (Economic Impact of Pandemic, Education); Ecosystem Health (Wildlife, Rural and Urban Ecosystem).
This event is sponsored by PT. Intertama Trikencana Bersinar, PT. Setiabudi Cipta Mandiri, Healthy Animal Clinic, Orange and Purple Petshop, and Vetnesia as media partners. (SLA / Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)