WVA/WMA Global Conference on One Health


WVA-SVA-OMC-WMA

 WVA/WMA GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON ONE HEALTH

Thursday, 21st May – Friday, 22nd May 2015
Madrid, Spain 

Drivers towards One Health
“Strengthening collaboration between Physicians and Veterinarians”

Report of the Conference

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Medical Association (WMA) in collaboration with the Spanish Medical and Veterinary associations are inviting you to participate at the Global Conference on 'One Health' Concept to be held on 21st and 22nd of May in Madrid, Spain (Vía de los Poblados, 3, A.M.A Parque Empresarial Cristalia - Edificio 4).   

The Global Conference aims to bring together Veterinarians, Physicians, Students, Public Health Officials, NGOs and others from the different world regions to learn, discuss and to address critical aspects of the 'One Health' Concept.

The main objectives of the conference are to strengthen the links and communications and to achieve closer collaboration between Physicians, Veterinarians and all appropriate stakeholders to improve the different aspects of health and welfare of humans, animals and the environment.

VENUE

REGISTRATION

The links below will lead you to the registration page. Please click the link according to your status. Students, young and retired Physicians and Veterinarians will benefit from reduced registration fees only through the designated link.

Full registration for

By 15 April 2015

From 16 April 2015

On-site

Participant

Accompany person

Participant

Accompany person

Participant

Accompany person

Physicians/
Veterinarians/
Observers

200€

100€

250€

125€

300€

150€

Young/Retired
Physicians/
Veterinarians

100€

50€

125€

60€

150€

75€

Students

50€

N/A

60€

N/A

70€

N/A

* The fee includes documentation, all events in the official social programme and lunches (for accompanying persons as well).
* Please note that the number of seats is limited. 

PROGRAM

The conference sessions will focus on the issues of (click here for the final program):  

  • Zoonotic diseases 
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Natural disaster management – Preparedness and vet-med collaboration
  • Environmental hazards exposure to humans and animals

During the conference breaks, poster sessions will take place. Please send your poster abstract to secretariat@worldvet.org by 1th April 2015 (click here for the abstract instructions).

HOTEL AND TRANSPORTATION

The accommodation and the transportation from/to the venue will NOT be arranged by the organizers. Hotels nearby are as below, for information:

In 2 minutes walking distance:

In 5-15 minutes distance by taxi:

LANGUAGES

There will be simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish during the meeting.

MADRID IN BRIEF AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Climate

The average temperature in May in Madrid max 22 and min 8 degrees Centigrade.

Drinking water

The tap water from many of the major cities in Spain is potable. Bottled water can be bought in supermarkets, kiosks, gas stations and delis.

Currency

The national currency is the euro. Major credit cards are widely accepted. Currency may be exchanged in the tourist information offices or in an exchange bureau.  

Electricity

Spain uses the 220V voltage level and a frequency of 50 Hz. Electric appliances use plus with two round pins. Plug adapters are available at stores selling electrical goods and at most international airports.

Passport and Visas

Spain takes part in the Schengen co-operation and hence nationals from countries within the Schengen area do not have to show their passport when entering Spain, but it is recommended to bring your passport.

For all nationalities, it would be prudent to check the latest regulations with the nearest Spanish consulate or embassy. There is a list of embassies and consulates for all countries here. The official Spanish Tourist Board information about entry requirements is here.

If it is necessary to get an invitation letter issued by the WMA/WVA, please contact the WMA/WVA Secretariat at secretariat@wma.net/secretariat@worldvet.org.

Tipping

At almost all restaurants, service is included, but it is common practice to leave a tip or around 10%.

Emergency

Participants are advised to purchase medical insurance prior to this trip.

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