8 a.m. — Registration and coffee | Great Hall

8:30 a.m. Opening remarks



The interdependence of human, animal and environmental health leads to all of these being significantly affected by climate change. This session will explore the impact of climate change on the people and animals of this region with an eye on mitigating problems and preparing adaptive responses to current trends.

Location: Davis Concert Hall

8:40 a.m. — Keynote: John Walsh | chief scientist, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Climate change in Alaska: Impacts on health

Climate change has impacted Alaska in subtle ways, ranging from the state's vegetative landscape to patterns of land use and even land ownership. In this presentation, we will highlight several major climatic trends in Alaska over the past 50 years, including the trends of extreme events that are among the most consequential manifestations of climate change. The most notable impacts fall into several categories, including effects of warmer temperatures on invasive species and harmful algal blooms; effects of longer drier summers on air quality through wildfire smoke and road dust; and increases in hazards associated with thinning ice, thawing ground and flooding.

Brief 10-minute presentations | Lead presenter listed below

9 a.m. 

Environmental change is reflected in marine wildlife health
Shannon Atkinson DeMaster
| University of Alaska Fairbanks

9:10 a.m.

A systematic pan-Arctic analysis of rain on snow and extreme precipitation events and their impacts on human-environment systems
Matthew L. Druckenmiller
| National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder

9:20 a.m.

Tracking Arctic coastal changes through a collaborative network of northern Alaska coastal Indigenous communities
Donna Hauser
| University of Alaska Fairbanks

 9:30 a.m.

Exploring the effects of Arctic fox ecology on rabies epidemiology in northern Quebec using a spatially explicit, individual-based model
Agathe Allibert | 
University of Montreal

9:40 a.m.

Reindeer herding and coastal pastures: Adaptive responses to interacting changes
Hovelsrud Grete
| Nord University, Norway 

9:50 a.m.

Using Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to understand the stressors that affect muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in a rapidly changing Arctic
Juliette Di Francesco
| University of Calgary

10 a.m.

Vector-borne nematodes in the future Arctic
Antti Oksanen | 
Finnish Food Authority 

10:10 a.m.

Questions and answers 



Location: Davis Concert Hall

Emerging themes from the conference

This session offers a platform to exchange ideas on One Health themes emerging from the conference. The session will begin with introductory remarks from an invited panel of speakers to spark a discussion with participants on circumpolar One Health perspectives and insights gained during the conference. We envision these discussions to build on conference session themes and expand beyond them to generate new insights for One Health research and collaborations from local to circumpolar scales.  

We welcome all participants to join this interactive wrap-up dialogue session of the One Health, One Future conference. 

A panel discussion moderated by Tuula Hollmen, University of Alaska Fairbanks


12:15 p.m. — End of formal programing for most attendees


NOTICE: Location change to Wood Center ballroom

12:15-1 p.m. | Lunch will be provided for people that have registered

1-2:30 p.m. | Operationalize
One Health  Where do we go from here?

The purpose of this session is to take stock on progress towards circumpolar One Health cooperation under the Arctic Council project, One Health, One Arctic (2015-present), and to identify plans for a sustainable future of the One Health network moving forward. 

Participants from all Arctic Council member states and permanent participant organizations are invited to offer views on ways that the knowledge sharing, exercises and joint investigations embodied in the project can remain robust, regardless of future Arctic Council activities. 

This session will be deliberative and nondecisional.


2:30 p.m. — End of conference