Welcome to the 3rd International One Health
Congress, 15-18 March 2015 - Amsterdam - the


Side event Utrecht

Side event Utrecht

Do not miss the trip to the Utrecht region which hosts a unique research Center for One Health, covering the entire chain from discovery to product to prevent and control emerging infectious diseases with innovative solutions.

The side event to Utrecht will include site visits at the Utrecht Science Park and near vicinity, with an option to select a visit to the facilities in Bilthoven with the National Public Health Institute (RIVM) and companies Bilthoven Biologics, Intravacc and Micreos. Another option will be a trip to facilities in Zeist of TNO Life Sciences and the facilities at Utrecht Science Park, among these the Hubrecht Institute and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Read more about the trips >

Prof. Dr Anton Pijpers, Vice president of the executive board of Utrecht University, Utrecht, will welcome all participants, followed by Prof. Dr Pedro Crous, Director of CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, who will give a talk on “Unseen, unknown, and underutilized”.


You can register for Side Event Utrecht by selection this option in the online registration form. It is also possible to register for Side Event Utrecht seperately. The side event registration includes return travel from Amsterdam to Utrecht by bus. Costs are 50 euros.

Center for One health research

Within the framework of One Health, the Netherlands focuses on the prevention of and fight against existing and emerging zoonosis, food safety and security, the effects of veterinary and human medicine use such as antimicrobial resistance, and the ecology of infectious diseases. By linking on the spot, internationally renowned scientists, specialized knowledge institutions and industry, the Utrecht region creates a unique research Center for One Health covering the entire chain from discovery to product to prevent and control emerging infectious diseases with innovative solutions. By also translating scientific evidence into policy and practice, these activities will greatly contribute to the health status of people and animals, boost economic activity in One Health solutions and lower overall health care costs to society.

Side event programme

The program comprises a site visit showcasing innovative solutions in the field of signaling, diagnostics, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases for humans and animals and unique facilities in the Utrecht region. The site visit is followed by a plenary session and networking event at the Utrecht Science Park.

13:30 Bus departure from Amsterdam to Utrecht / Bilthoven / Zeist premises (option to choose 1 site to visit)
14:30-16:30 Site visit program – read more about the sites to visit
16:30-17:30 Plenary session

  • Anton Pijpers – Welcome and opening
  • Pedro Crous – “Unseen, unknown, and underutilized”

17:30-19:00 Networking event with drinks and lite bites
19:00 Departure by bus from Utrecht back to Amsterdam RAI

You can already register for the Side Event Utrecht now. In the first week of March you will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for the site visits.

Important information

Please bring your passport/identification to the Side Event Utrecht. For some facilities this is a requirement to enter the building.
Wear comfortable shoes, all site visits include tours and walks around the facility. At the Utrecht Science Park all participants will walk from the facility to the plenary location. (max 15 minutes on foot)