Second Conference

 

Second PENAPH Conference

January 10-12, 2018 – Khon Kaen, Thailand

Participatory Approaches in Animal Health, Public Health, One Health and Ecohealth

Scope: The Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal and Public Health (PENAPH) and its regional sub-networks[1] are partnerships of organizations and individuals that seek to facilitate the continued development and application of participatory methods in epidemiology (www.penaph.net). The overall goal of PENAPH is to enhance epidemiological services in the developing world by making them more representative of and responsive to the needs of beneficiaries.

Projects and networks that focus on capacity building in epidemiology and One Health have requested PENAPH to co-organize a technical conference. These include:

  • EU Companion Approach for Cross-Sectoral Collaboration in Health Risks Management in South East Asia (ComAcross),
  • the One Health Work Force (OHWF),
  • Management of Emerging Risks in Southeast Asia (GREASE) network,
  • the South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN),
  • One Health in Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) network,

The conference will serve as a platform for sharing of participants’ research and outcomes. The Second PENAPH Conference has moved to Khon Kaen will be hosted by Tropical Disease Research Center / WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Control of Opisthorchiasis, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University and encourages presentations on the use of participatory methods in any aspect of health: human, animal or environmental.

Date and Duration: January 10-12, 2018 for 2.5 days with conference courses training events before or after the conference

Venue: Khon Kaen, Thailand:  This is a destination of international interest during peak season. The conference will be held at the Pullman Raja Orchid Hotel. Details on the hotel can be obtained from their website:

(http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-1877-pullman-khon-kaen-raja-orchid/index.shtml)

Participants: Open to all Participatory Epidemiology, One Health and EcoHealth practitioners and researchers as well as all those interested to learn more about participatory methods in animal and health.

Conference Fee: To Be Finalized – Target 200 USD including organizational costs, venue costs, airport-hotel transport meals coffee breaks, lunches and a conference dinner. Travel and hotel costs and other meals are to be covered directly by the participants.

Scholarships: Organizers will actively seek scholarships for students and developing country participants to encourage their involvement. Priority will be given to those presenting papers.

Program and Focus: The program will include key note presentations and will emphasize participant presentations of original research (15 to 20 minutes’ duration). Time for discussion groups on points of interest to the participatory epidemiology community will be included.

Topics of interest to the conference are: experiences with, and applications of, participatory methods investigating complex problems in animal, human and environmental health; applications in animal health that enhance food security and participants’ well-being; applications focusing on integrated approaches at the human/environment/animal interface:

  • Epidemiological and disease ecology research
  • Health and biodiversity
  • Disease and intervention impact
  • One Health/EcoHealth interventions
  • Building partnerships in One Health/EcoHealth
  • Education and training in One Health/EcoHealth
  • Surveillance and program design
  • Socio-economics, social entrepreneurship and health-related issues
  • Epidemiological targeting of disease control programs (peste des petits ruminants and others)

Call for Abstracts: A call for abstracts will be issued by the end of January 2017. Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by scientific committee composed of PENAPH members and partners from CMU, GREASE, ComAcross, OHWF and SEAOHUN.

Courses: A call for proposals for pre- and post-conference courses will has been initiated. Proposals of courses on any topic in epidemiology, One Health and EcoHealth are encouraged. Course will be held at Khon Kaen Univeristy which has hotel/hostel accomodaiton on site.

What’s Next: Please share the information with interested colleagues. The PENAPH website (www.penaph.net) has news updates and announcements!

  • Call for papers
  • Call for course proposals

The second announcement with cost and registration details will come out shortly.

If you wish to receive announcements by E-mail, please join the PENAPH community by following the link on the home page. If you are already a member, please make sure your E-mail address in your profile is up to date.

[1] Asia Pacific Participatory Epidemiology Network (APPEN), the Southeast Asia Participatory Research in Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (SEAPREID), the Participatory Epidemiology Network of Uganda (PENU) and the Centre for PE in Pakistan

Second PENAPH Conference

January 10-12, 2018 – Khon Kaen, Thailand

Participatory Approaches in Animal Health, Public Health, One Health and Ecohealth

Call for Abstracts and Discussion Forums

Abstracts Due July 1, 2017

Call for abstracts

Abstracts are warmly invited for both oral and poster presentations at the 2018 PENAPH Technical Conference.

Topics of interest to the conference are: experiences with, and applications of, participatory methods investigating complex problems in animal, human and environmental health; applications in animal health that enhance food security and participant well-being; applications focusing on integrated approaches at the human/environment/animal interface:

  • Epidemiological and disease ecology research
  • Health and biodiversity
  • Disease and intervention impact
  • One Health/EcoHealth interventions
  • Building partnerships in One Health/EcoHealth
  • Education and training in One Health/EcoHealth
  • Surveillance and program design
  • Socio-economics, social entrepreneurship and health-related issues
  • Epidemiological targeting of disease control programs (peste des petits ruminants and others)

 

The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 1 2017. All abstracts must use the abstract template and should not exceed 3,000 characters. They will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the PENAPH Technical Conference. All authors will be informed by the 15th of Sept 2017 if their submission has been selected as an oral or poster presentation at the PENAPH Technical Conference. The presenting author must register for the Conference by 30th October 2017.

DOWNLOAD THE ABSTRACT TEMPLATE

For more information about the abstract submission and requirements, please read the short description on the PENAPH website at http://www.penaph.net on the page for the Second Conference (https://penaph.net/second-penaph-conference-participatory-approaches-in-animal-health-public-health-one-health-and-ecohealth/).

Call for discussion forums

PENAPH is seeking proposals for discussion sessions at the 2018 Technical Conference. The discussions are intended to provide opportunities for conference participants to better understand the theory and practical applications of participatory epidemiology (PE), to gain new knowledge and insight about PE, and to interact with other PE practitioners from around the world.

If you would like to suggest a discussion topic for the conference organizers to consider, please make a comment on the Second Conference page of the PENAPH website. The suggestion should include a clear question and a short background statement to provide context for the question. If possible it would be helpful to provide 1-2 key learning objectives for the discussion and suggestions for a facilitator who will be able to help frame the discussion.

All facilitators and discussion participants must register for the conference. Final selection of the discussion topics will be done by the Technical Conference Scientific Committee.

 

2nd PENAPH Conference

January 10-12, 2018, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Participatory Approaches in Animal Health, Public Health, One Health and Ecohealth

Call for Pre and Post Conference Courses

Proposals Due June 20, 2017

We have received several proposals and we have extended the deadline by 5 days. Please submit by the deadline even if you are unsure of some details. We will communicate with you to clarify any questions.

Call for course proposals

The mission of The Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal and Public Health (PENAPH) is to promote inclusive approaches to health that promote institutional change and empower participants at all levels. Training on appropriate techniques is one of the most powerful ways to make progress towards this goal. PENAPH would like to invite course proposals for the periods before and after the conference (January 10-12):

  • Pre- conference for up to two days (January 8-9)
  • Post-conference for up to two weeks (January 15-26)

Topics of interest include but are not limited too:

  • Participatory Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology
  • One Health – EcoHealth
  • Surveillance
  • Community Health and Animal Health

Course proposals should include:

  • Course title
  • Course facilitators (names and affiliations)
  • Course learning objectives
  • Course duration and proposed dates
  • Course description of up to 300 words
  • Costs to be paid by participant
  • Indicative agenda for the course
  • Any special facilities or needs for the course.

Budget:

Your course fee proposal a 15 USD charge per participant that includes 2 coffee breaks, lunch and transport to and from the hotel on campus. There is no charge for use of the University class room.

For information, the cost of the Kwanmor Hotel is about 700 baht per day (20 USD). Do not include this in your course fee as the participants pay this direct. The website is in Thai but has photos: https://home.kku.ac.th/kwanmor/index.php

Submission of Proposals

Course proposals should be in word and E-mailed as attachments to: PENAPH2018Abstract@gmail.com before 15 June 2017

The subject line of the Email should be COURSE PROPOSAL to help us distinguish proposals from the abstracts.