Madrid will host the first One Health Congress in Spain

Madrid, February 15, 2024. – The One Health Platform organizes the First National Congress “Building Modern Public Health Together” on April 11 and 12. Two days where attendees will be able to expand the One Health vision to improve understanding of what this approach means and thereby contribute to the different areas of competence of national and regional governments converging towards the formulation of policies with a One Health approach.

The place chosen for its celebration is the Faculty of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid. One of the key elements of the One Health approach is communication. In this sense, the holding of the congress at the Faculty of Information Sciences of the UCM symbolizes the necessary communication and exchange of information between the different agents involved so that the coordination required by this approach is efficient and effective.

The Congress is aimed at creating a space that allows increasing communication between political decision-makers, the different levels of the administration, the private sector, the scientific-technical field and representatives of society. The inaugural conference will be led by the EU’s One Health director, Ms. Roser Domènech, and will include the participation of national and regional authorities, high-level experts in the One Health field and representatives of different organizations representing the civil society.

During the two days, renowned speakers will meet to expand the One Health vision and improve understanding in relation to what this approach means and thereby contribute to the different areas of competence of the national and regional governments converging towards the policy formulation with a One Health approach.

For Maite Martín, president of the One Health Platform, “The purpose of this first National One Health Congress is to expand the vision of public health that prevails today to adjust it to the needs of the 21st century world. Addressing public health considering all the elements that determine it is what will allow us to overcome the silos in which we usually work and will contribute to the formulation of policies aimed at health understood as a whole. This is the transformative power contained in the One Health approach.”

The I One Health Congress in Spain is organized with the sponsorship of GSK, MSD, the General Council of Official Colleges of Physicians and the General Council of Colleges of the Veterinary Profession in Spain, the collaboration of LETI Pharma and the General Council of Colleges of Pharmaceuticals, and the support of BERBĒS, Sevilla Creativa and Harmon Corporate Affairs, the latter being also responsible for the institutional relations office. The technical secretariat is in charge of the Foundation for the Training of the Collegiate Medical Organization.

Registration for the Congress is now available on the event website.