Scientific Content

ICOPHAI 2017 program includes a keynote speaker presenting Global “One Health” with a focus on defined thematic area to be finalized by the Executive body and Advisory board. The current proposed theme for 2017 is: “ Environmental changes and Impact on global health priorities

The thematic areas addressed on this congress include:

  • Special Session: Zika virus, Emerging and re-emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Panel Discussion: One Health and impact of climate change;
  • Antimicrobial Resistance and drug related issues;
  • Biosecurity, Biodefense and Disaster Response;
  • Pathogenesis, vaccine development and new Meta-Genomic Technologies;
  • Food-borne and Water-borne Diseases;
  • Parasitic and environmental Zoonoses;
  • Innovative Capacity Building, e-Learning and Outreach approaches

Additional presentations at evening receptions and dinner will also be made by renowned international experts on relevant issues such as climate change, globalization, interaction with chronic diseases etc. 

The ICOPHAI 2017 will include pre-congress workshops and courses on November 5-6. The specific areas will be based on requests initiated form local, regional and global partners. Areas may include topics such as Molecular epidemiology of zoonotic diseases (as done in 2013 and 2015)

Based on the three previous ICOPHAI versions, we expect upto 500 participants with more than 250 submissions for oral and poster presentations for ICOPHAI Qatar 2017.