One Health Aotearoa Symposium 2022

Our 8th symposium will be held Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December 2022 in Wellington and online.

The annual One Health Aotearoa Symposium aims to bring together experts from the fields of animal, human and environmental health in order to address important One Health issues in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Programme for the 8th Symposium

The OHA Symposium Organising Committee has released the programme for our meeting next month. It contains two days worth of One Health issues impacting Aotearoa New Zealand and further afield.

View the programme for the 8th OHA Symposium [PDF]

Registered delegates have been sent a copy of the symposium abstract book.

Late registration is still open – in-person and online

Registration for the 8th OHA Symposium is open until the day before the event starts, unless allocation is reached before this date. Delegates must select in-person or online attendance when registering.

Register here for the 8th One Health Aotearoa Symposium

Registration pricing

Early bird (until 28 October): $25 student / $50 general
Standard (from 29 October): $50 student / $100 general
Late (from 28 November): $75 student / $150 general

Venue information

The 8th Symposium is taking place both online and in-person, all delegates need to select which format at time of registration.

Lecture Theatre 4B06
Block 4
Massey University, Wellington
Wallace Street, Mt Cook

A venue map of the Massey University, Wellington campus has been sent to all registered in-person delegates.

COVID-19 guidelines for in-person attendees

To minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during the 8th OHA Symposium, we ask that all in-person attendees follow the guidelines listed below:

  • If you feel unwell, please do not attend the symposium in-person.
    • If you are unwell but would still like to watch the symposium, please contact to arrange for a login. We will endeavour to get this to you as quickly as possible, but there may be a delay.
  • All attendees should wear a mask while at the venue, unless they have a medical exemption. Masks will be provided. Presenters may remove their mask while giving their presentation.
  • All attendees should perform a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), prior to attending the conference each day. There will be RATs available at the venue if participants have not done a test prior to arriving. As studies have previously shown that some people will only have the virus in their throat rather than nose, please swab your throat and then your nose when doing a RAT.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 while attending the conference in-person, please inform the organisers at
  • One Health Aotearoa will ensure that:
    • The number of people on site does not exceed the recommended room limits
    • Food is served in a large, well-ventilated space
    • There are outdoor spaces where you can eat and drink
    • Masks, RATs and hand sanitiser are available

Plenary speakers

  • Alison Mather (Quadram, UK)
  • Anneka Anderson (Auckland)
  • David Aanensen (Oxford, UK)
  • Philippa Howden-Chapman (Otago)
  • Andrew Old (Ministry of Health)

Invited speakers

  • Jackie Benshop (Massey)
  • Amanda Kvalvsig (Otago)
  • Dianne Sika-Paotonu (Otago)
  • Isabelle Pattis (ESR)
  • Jens Hammerl (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment)
  • Joanne Kingsbury (ESR)
  • Kerushini Govender (MPI)
  • Michael Bunce (ESR)
  • Patrick Biggs (Massey)
  • Rob Lake (ESR)
  • Sandra Steel (Melbourne)
  • Sara Burgess (Massey)
  • Stefan Hertwig (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment)

Themes of the 8th OHA Symposium

  • Infectious disease eradication
  • Emerging infectious diseases & health inequality
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Environmental and water health
  • Mātauranga Māori and mahinga kai
  • Endemic zoonotic diseases
  • Biosecurity prevention and preparedness
  • Other One Health topics

OHA Symposium archives