The University of Minnesota Consortium on One Medicine One Science works to advance the science behind One Health to address global grand challenges
On April 29, 2018, at iCOMOS 2018 at the University of Minnesota, a half-day workshop was held to facilitate the creation of a consortium of like-minded partners who are committed to cooperating and leveraging our resources and projects to improve global health through One Medicine One Science.
During the half-day event, a diverse group of 36 partners from thirteen countries established shared goals for COMOS and identified core approaches for achieving these goals. Attendees from academia, national government agencies, non-profit organizations and intergovernmental organizations from around the world joined together to develop a plan to launch Consortium efforts.
The highly interactive workshop used social science techniques to draw from the collective knowledge of the room and foster networking and partnership among national and international partners and across disciplines. Collectively, the participants identified shared topics and goals, identified core approaches for achieving these shared goals that meet needs in the ‘One Health, EcoHealth, Planetary Health’ realm and then created action plans for launching initial collaborative efforts for the consortium.