One Health Conference

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Harris County's One Health Conference is back this Fall! This year's conference will be held virtually on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM CST both days. Save the dates and register below!

Harris County Public Health's annual One Health Conference brings together renowned medical, veterinary, and environmental experts to share their research and insights on the path forward. The One Health concept recognizes that globally, the health of people is tied to animals, plants, and our shared environment. This interconnectedness presents great challenges, but also great hope. We are all in this together, as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic illustrated, and collaboration is key to preventing and solving global and local health crises.

One Health Conference Agenda


2020 One Health Conference Recap

If you were not able to attend the 2020 One Health Conference, we have uploaded the recorded sessions below for you to watch any time! 


Harnessing the Power of Health Equity – Good for One, Good for All

Global Health – The Peril and Promise of Living in a Shared World

Zoonotic Detectives – Animals as Ground Zero for Infectious Diseases

The Post-Pandemic World – Accelerating to the Future


In recent years, the collaboration of human and animal medicine has advanced science and improved overall community health. Emerging diseases such as avian influenza, Ebola and Zika have highlighted the importance of collaborative/One Health* efforts between the medical and veterinary professions.

Harris County Public Health's One Health Conference brings together animal and human healthcare professionals under one roof to discuss critical and relevant One Health topics with experts in the field. We are committed to creating healthy, resilient communities by promoting and sustaining the health and well-being of humans, animals, and the environment by:

  • Aligning education and communication efforts
  • Creating and enhancing multidisciplinary community partnerships
  • Promoting One Health principles

  *The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals, and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations.

Past One Health Conference Attendance
One Health Conference Attendance

*Click on year to view agenda.

  • Date: 2011Total Attendance: 178
  • Date: 2012 Total Attendance: 176
  • Date: 2013Total Attendance: 194
  • Date: 2014Total Attendance: 180
  • Date: 2015 Total Attendance: 189
  • Date: 2016Total Attendance: 250
  • Date: 2017 | Total Attendance: 326
  • Date: 2018 | Total Attendance: 331
  • Date: 2019 | Total Attendance: 374
  • Date: 2020 | Total Attendance: 1,437

Here are a few words from our past attendees:

"I am always amazed at how interesting this conference is year to year."

"Speakers are very knowledgeable and dynamic."

"Very informative, great topics, great way to reach clinicians!"

“It’s the public health spin that makes it interesting and different.”