#StrongerTogether - One Medicine Day, Thursday 6 May 2021

Humanimal Trust launches the first ever One Medicine Day with a Symposium - How we can take One Medicine forward - on how to achieve greater collaboration between human and veterinary medicine.

As the culmination of the ‘#StrongerTogether’ campaign and to celebrate the anniversary of our foundation in 2014, Humanimal Trust is launching its inaugural Symposium, to be held virtually on One Medicine Day - Thursday 6th May 2021.

The current global pandemic has highlighted the close connections between human and animal health and the need for more joined-up approaches. In March 2021, world leaders called for a post-pandemic approach which firmly recognises the importance of these connections (1), as a way to help protect against further global health challenges. Whilst many international agencies have advocated a ‘One Health’ approach, the concept from which it evolved, One Medicine, is less well known but equally relevant. Humanimal Trust’s Symposium is an opportunity to encourage a heightened focus on the benefits of a One Medicine approach to develop closer relationships and collaborative practices between human and veterinary medicine, for all our benefit, planting much-needed seeds of hope for the future.

The Symposium, whose theme is ‘Stronger Together: How we can take One Medicine forward’ will bring together professionals from human and veterinary medicine and researchers from the allied health and scientific disciplines for a unique shared learning event. Its objective is to create a roadmap on how the One Medicine concept can be taken forward through greater collaboration between human and veterinary medicine.

Professor Roberto La Ragione, Humanimal Trust’s Chair of Trustees said “We are excited to launch our inaugural Symposium. The One Medicine concept is a holistic approach to promote better integration and collaboration between human and veterinary medicine for both infectious and non-infectious diseases, thus delivering equal benefit to human and animal health”.

The symposium is free to attend and is open to all medical/veterinary/research students and professionals. Please click here for full details: https://www.humanimaltrust.org.uk/medical-professionals/one-medicine-symposium-2021