Postponed: World One Health Congress with EXTRA SESSION on Novel Coronavirus (2019 n-CoV)

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly escalating globally and putting an enormous strain on medical and other front-line health and community services everywhere.

The #WOHC2020 Organising Committee has decided to re-schedule the Congress, and now plans to hold it from 30 October to 3 November 2020 instead, ending most appropriately on the annual One Health Day. WOHC hopes you will all remain safe and well in the intervening period, and they look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh for an exciting and informative 6th World One Health Congress on 30 Oct-3 Nov 2020.

They are planning extra sessions on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and are specifically welcoming abstracts with an emphasis on: pathogenesis and clinical manifestations / virology and epidemiology/ intervention strategies / clinical and outbreak management.

The Congress will take place in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), the same venue as initially planned.  All registrations will be transferred to the new dates and all abstracts that have been accepted for presentation will remain in the programme unless the authors notify us that they wish to withdraw.


The 6th World One Health Congress is the largest One Health event of the year, where experts and researchers from around the world present their latest scientific research.

The conference will be co-organized by the One Health Platform, the university of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, Africa CDC and the Southern African Center for Infectious Disease Surveillance. The programme is built on 3 themes:

  • One Health Science
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance
  • Science Policy Interface

Submit your late-breaking abstract

The late-breaker category is exclusively devoted to novel and outstanding scientific discoveries, and aims at selecting abstracts with unique, high impact, ground breaking, innovative and newsworthy scientific data.

Abstract deadline May 1, 2020

Submit your abstracts on the 2019 n-CoV outbreak!

As we’re confronted daily with news stories about the 2019 n-CoV outbreak, the seventh coronavirus known to infect humans, the 6th World One Health Congress could not come at a more significant time. With more cases being reported every day the race is on to contain the outbreak and scientists are at the heart of the effort.

The 6th World One Health Congress offers a unique and valuable opportunity to bring together scientific experts of all the relevant disciplines, to share and discuss their findings. The Congress organizers have therefore added a separate session on the 2019 n-CoV to the programme.

The WOHC2020 SARS-CoV2 – COVID-19 special session is specifically calling for abstracts with an emphasis on:

  • Pathogenesis and clinical manifestations
  • Virology and epidemiology
  • Intervention strategies (diagnostics, vaccines, antivirals, antibodies and biological response modifiers)
  • Clinical and outbreak management

Thursday June 18, 2020 13:00 – 14:30

For more information click here.

Register here before May 1, 2020