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TUESDAY 23rd May

09.15-10.15 Registration, Exhibition, Refreshments & Partnering

10.15-10.25 Welcome

10.25-10.40 Keynote Speaker - Shona Robison, MSP. Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

10.40-12.15 Session 1: Global Challenges – Worldwide issues, threats and solutions

As the world has become smaller, we have seen the rapidly increasing spread of people, animals, plants, and agricultural products across the world. The implications of changes in behaviour can be immediate or may take years to develop and can have profound effects on land use, wildlife health and human health. Future healthcare strategies must take account of these global challenges and seek to integrate human, animal, and environmental factors and minimise effects on local healthcare, the economy and the environment.

  • Value Based Health Care – Friend or Foe? Mark Cook, Medtronic UK & Ireland
  • Preventing deaths from pesticide poisoning in rural Asia. Prof Michael Eddleston, University of Edinburgh
  • Neglected Diseases in the developing world. Professor Paul Wyatt FRSE, Drug Discovery Unit, University of Dundee

13.25-15.00 Session 2: Health Impacts – importance of healthy environment, plants, animals & humans

With the NHS struggling to deliver the quality of healthcare that we have all come to expect, addressing healthcare issues on the other side of the world is often seen as being low priority. However, misuse of antibiotics on a worldwide scale, pesticide misuse, increasing transmission of diseases via crop plants to humans or ever closer animal/human and wild/domestic animal contact, and poor standards of animal welfare are all having a significant effect on the delivery of healthcare and can no longer be ignored.

  • Preserving Innovative Antibiotics for Human Use : How can Academic Health Science Centre’s [AHSC’s] help? Prof Dilip Nathwani, AHSP Tayside
  • Missing links in the One Health agenda. Dr Nicola Holden, James Hutton Institute
  • One Welfare – a new platform for improving human and animal welfare. Dr Freda Scott-Park, Vet & Links Group Chair
  • Another crisis in the developing world: Why should we care? Dr Steve McSwiggan, Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC)

15.25-17.00 Session 3: Internationalisation – Export, Expansion, new markets, the way forward

‘One Health’ problems and solutions are not restricted by borders. Scotland has much to offer in addressing some of the key international issues as a result of its pre-eminence in medical, agricultural and veterinary research. Increasing cross-sectoral collaboration and communication, seeking new products for specific markets, exporting ideas & goods and novel crop development are all tools in the One Health agenda.

  • Exporting in an increasingly complex world. David MacCallum, SDI
  • One Health: Animal health’s contribution. Richard Mole, Moredun group
  • Improving human health: crops as a source of bioactives. Prof Derek Stewart, James Hutton Institute

17.00            Close Day 1


08.45-09.15 Registration, Exhibition, Refreshments & Partnering

09.15-10.30 Session 4: Pitch Perfect: Business Innovation Competition

Hear pitches from start-up and early stage companies showcasing their products and services. Entrants will receive feedback from our panel and one pitch will win a £500 cash prize.

  • Chair, Dr Brian McNicoll, University of Dundee

10.30-11.00 Refreshments Exhibition & Partnering

11.00-12.45 Session 5: Business, Finance & Regulation

Implementing ‘One Health’ strategies across the world is fine in theory, but how do we communicate risk, issues and solutions, and how do we gain support, fund expansion and regulate global and cross-sectoral initiatives.

  • De-risking Innovation though Effective Communication. Andrew Powell, Asia BioBusiness & Global Scot
  • Supporting Commercialisation in Health and Life Sciences. Mike Sullivan, InnovateUK
  • An Investor’s Perspective. Kevin Taylor, Dupplin Investments
  • Before, during and after investment. Jamie Beal, Henderson Loggie

12.45-14.00 Lunch, Exhibition & Partnering

13.50-16.00 Optional Excursion

14.00           Conference Close 


Keynote Speaker

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Shona Robison, MSP. Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

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Conference Venue

West Park Conference and Events Centre, 319 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1NN
For directions to the conference, please visit the West Park website