Co-Hosting Institutions

The 3rd GRF One Health Summit 2015 will be co-hosted by the following institutions. GRF Davos is grateful for their continuous support.

The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Organisation

The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, EAACI, is an association including 41 European National Societies, more than 6,800 academicians, research investigators and clinicians aimed at:

  • Promoting basic and clinical research
  • Collecting, assessing and disseminating scientific information
  • Functioning as a scientific reference body for other scientific, health and political organisations
  • Encouraging and providing training and continuous education
  • Promoting good patient care in this important area of medicine

Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver

The Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver (GSSW) demonstrates its commitment to global health and well-being in numerous ways. Continuously accredited since 1933 and ranked among the best in the nation, our innovative MSW program offers an increasing number of international experiential courses and internships, as well as a concentration in Sustainable Development and Global Practice. Our MSW students may also take courses at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies or earn dual graduate degrees from both schools simultaneously. On average, about a third of GSSW’s PhD graduates are international students, many of whom return to their home countries as high-level administrators in national government, non-governmental organizations or universities. In recent years, GSSW and its Institute for Human-Animal Connection have forged international research and academic partnerships in 17 countries around the world. International scholar and American Humane Endowed Chair Andreas Rechkemmer is a member of the GSSW faculty.

Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver (GSSW)

H+ Die Spitäler

H + Die Spitäler is the national umbrella organization of public and private hospitals, clinics and nursing institutions in Switzerland. Its members include 236 hospitals, clinics and care institutions at 369 locations and almost 170 organizations, authorities, institutions, companies and individuals.Since more than 80 years H + Die Spitäler helps to actively shape the Swiss health care system.

H + represents the interests of its members in policy on federal level and enhances the public understanding of the concerns of the industry.

H + supports hospitals, clinics and care institutions in the area of business, health and safety, quality, tariffs and eHealth, partly with exclusive industry solutions.H + represents health institutions with around 185’000 employees. The association is led by its President Charles Favre and the director Bernhard Wegmüller.

International Congress on Pathogens at the Human Animal Interface (ICOPHAI)

The International Congress on Pathogens at the Human Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) hosts a biennial congress intended to focus knowledge-sharing among developing regions (South South) scientists and policy-makers and actively works to foster collaborative engagement with the developed world (South North).  Collaborations, communication and knowledge sharing among scientific leaders from areas where diseases are most likely to emerge is critical in achieving an interdependent, globally coherent response and prediction strategy for pathogens at the Human Animal Interface.  It is critical that such networks and partnerships are created before a new disease emerges rather than after the fact.

International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)

Disaster mitigation management aims to reduce or avoid the potential losses from natural hazards, to assure prompt assistance to victims, to achieve rapid and effective recovery, and to build disaster-resilient and sustainable societies, by five stages of the disaster management cycle; Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Reconstruction. The action-oriented research of the IRIDeS is a pursue of each point in the cycle and integrating and universalizing the scientific discoveries to be dedicated to the world. The IRIDeS creates a new academia of disaster mitigation that subsumes the lessons from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster and the findings of the world-leading research into our societies with the aim of establishing the social systems responding promptly, sensibly and effectively to natural disasters, withstanding the adversities with resiliency, passing and exploiting the lessons to the forthcoming disaster management cycles.

Michigan State University

MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the US. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, it is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

The USA’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.
In ways both practical and profound, MSU works to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

The 2nd GRF One Health Summit is in particular supported by the MSU Institute of International Health (IIH) and the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)

The Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF) is a department of the foundation Swiss Research Institutes for High Altitude Climate and Medicine Davos (SFI). The institute in its current form arised from the medical department of SFI in 1988. Since this time the research activities at SIAF are focused on basic research in the field of allergies and asthma.

Even as an institute with relatively small resources, compared to some well-known and highly acknowledged institutions and universities, the SIAF can compete in number of publications. The more are the selection of projects, their originality and news content important for the institute’s success. The SIAF has contributed with original work and key findings in all fields of allergology and in some cases has changed the view of current understanding of the mechanisms leading to allergic inflammations. Accordingly, most publications are often cited and in terms of citations per publication the SIAF ranges among the world leading institutes in clinical research, as taken from the ISI Web of Science. Currently there are 52 publications from SIAF that are cited more than 100 times. In total, the published work of SIAF in all fields was cited by 27‘325 times. The avarage citation per item is 33.6 and the h index is 73.

Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)