One Health, One Future
March 11-14, 2020
University of Alaska Fairbanks
One Health, One Future 2020 | POSTPONED
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Message from Dr. Arleigh Reynolds, director of the Center for One Health Research, UAF
Dear conference registrants,
We have been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak closely and have tried to keep you informed of the rapidly changing situation as it pertains to our conference. As part of this process, we have been in close contact with public health officials and have been monitoring guidance from
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are currently no confirmed cases in Alaska.
However, after conversations with public health officials earlier today, we believe the risks associated with holding the One Health, One Future conference at this time are too high and have made the difficult decision to postpone.
We did not make this decision lightly. Ultimately, the health and safety of attendees, partners and the community is our top priority. While I and the rest of the University of Alaska Fairbanks One Health team were looking forward to welcoming you to Fairbanks and the UAF campus, we determined it was unwise to continue as planned.
Our conference team is working on a plan to refund your registration fees and will share that information on the conference website as soon as the plan is in place. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions or concerns.
We hope to reschedule the conference once the worldwide situation with COVID-19 has stabilized. One Health continues to be a priority for UAF, as I know it is for you and your communities. We look forward to continued collaboration, albeit virtually, and hope you will be
able to join us once we are able to set a date for the rescheduled conference.
Director, Center for One Health Research, UAF
Registrants: Please see our updated refund policy in view of this latest announcement.
For information about the disease, prevention and travel advisories,
please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention website
For more information from the University of Alaska,
please visit the University of Alaska coronavirus information page.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Center for One Health Research will partner with
the U.S. Department of State to host the international conference
One Health, One Future from March 11-14, 2020 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
This is expected to be the largest circumpolar One Health conference held in the United States in 2020, with participation anticipated from across the Arctic region.
The event is part of the United States contribution to One Arctic, One Health¸ an Arctic Council project now in its fifth year of operation. The project aims to
develop a circumpolar network of One Health experts that can share knowledge, conduct
exercises, and spur collaborative investigations of One Health phenomena.