OHIC-2020

Virtual One Health International conference, on November 25-26, 2020

Conference Themes:

  • Antimicrobial resistance and Environment (AMR)
  • Zoonotic Disease & One Health
  • Tick Borne Diseases (TBD) of Zoonotic Importance
  • Role of Veterinarian in One Health
  • Global Eradication Program of Rabies
  • Food Safety
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases with special Special focus to SARS-CoV-2
  • Role of Veterinarian during Covid-19 Pandemic

Virtual OHC brochure 2020

TOR’s / Guidelines for Video Competition

Duration: Videos between 2-5 mins. Seems to be staple of the field.
Language: Well communicated in English Language.

       Audiovisual quality:  

  • Lighting; Do try to ensure that you have as much light as possible when filming your video. Natural light gives better results and filming your piece to camera outside is a good way of ensuring even lighting conditions. Try to use multiple light sources to avoid creating too much contrast.
  • Vibration;Do try to reduce vibration to a minimum by using a tripod or use a camcorder with a stabilizer. This will make the overall quality of the video look better after compression.
    Don't attempt to film while walking and don't zoom in and out too often.
  • Background; Do ensure the background behind the presenter in your video is suitable if they are performing a piece to camera.
    Do make sure there is nothing moving in the background that might distract the viewer's attention. The simpler the background, the better it will look on a computer screen.
  • Exposure;Do use a slight overexposure when filming as this reduces intricate details, resulting in less information to process during video compression. Also, some computer screens tend to make videos look darker, so added brightness can improve image quality.
  • Frame; Do keep your frame simple. Trying to incorporate too much action or movement in a frame will make the eventual file compression more difficult. If a person is speaking to camera, try filming them from the shoulders up to avoid catching too much body movement.
    Don't film in areas where people or traffic are likely to appear in the frame.
  • Addressing your audience;Do maintain eye contact with the camera if addressing your audience directly.
    Do choose to have someone standing off camera at whom you can look to maintain a constant eye level if filming your piece in the style of an interview.
    Don't get distracted by activity off-camera.
  • Transcript;Do ensure that your transcript is written in correct English.
    Don't submit a transcript that differs from the narrative on your video.
  • Audio Quality; Noise, Microphone & Music 

Note:  Take Home message should be clear to audience
              Video Artefacts
Videos originality & Genuity would not be compromised & be creative.

            What makes an ineffective Science Video;

  • Distracting background Music
  • Weak Aesthetics
  • Misrepresented Content

Themes of Conference

  • Session no. 1 (Antimicrobial Resistance and Environment)
  • Session no. 2 (Zoonotic diseases and One-health, Tick Borne diseases (TBD) of zoonotic importance)
  • Session no. 3 (Role of Veterinarians in One Health, Global Eradication program of Rabies, Role of Veterinarians during Covid-19 pandemic, food of animal origin and Food safety)
  • Session no. 4 (Emerging infectious diseases with special focus on SARS-CoV-2)

Format of Conference

  • Oral Presentations (International and National Eminent Speakers) List of keynote speakers and international speakers by name will be finalized by November 15, 2020.
  • Poster Competition: Posters will be available online and can be viewed on the UVAS website during and after conference.
  • Videography competition (2-3 minutes) on the title of One-health. The winners will be awarded with special prizes.
  • One-minute-pitch competition for the research presentation of posters. This would be available on UVAS website during and after conference.
    • List of keynote speakers and international speakers by name should be finalized
    • A weblink on UVAS website will be available before the start of the conference. 
    • 3-The audience participation is free of cost, however, only registered members will receive conference Participation certificate, conference material and abstract book.
    • The mode of online virtual meetings will be licensed version of Zoom; link will be available to all registered participants.
    • The 'proceedings of conference' will be published as “hard copy” for dissemination to stakeholders.

Tentative Program for

TORs for the OHIC:

  • OHIC conference will be comprised on 4 sessions of 2 hours each. One session in the morning and one session in the evening. The Target presenters and audience will be from Medical, Veterinary and Environmental sciences.
  • There will be 40 Oral Presentations (15-20 International Speakers and 20-25 National Eminent Speakers)
  • Session no. 1 (Antimicrobial Resistance and Environment)
  • Session no. 2 (Zoonotic diseases and One-health)
  • Session no. 3 (Environment and One-health)
  • Session no. 4 (Emerging infectious diseases with special focus on SARS-CoV-2)
  • Poster Competition: Posters will be available online and can be viewed on the UVAS website during conference days.
  • Videography competition (2-3 minutes) on the title of One-health. The winners will be awarded with special prizes.
  • One-minute-pitch competition for the research presentation of posters. This would be available on UVAS website during conference days.

25th November, 2020 (Wednesday)

Session no. 1 (Antimicrobial Resistance and Environment)

10:00 – 12:00 pm

For National Presenters

Introduction of virtual conference; 7 oral presentations with questions and answer session

Session no. 2 (Zoonotic diseases and One-health)

05:00 – 07:00 pm

For International Keynote Speakers + National presenters

2 Keynote speakers of International fame on the subject; 4 National speakers

26th November, 2020 (Thursday)

Session no. 3 (Role of Veterinarians in One Health)
Tick Borne diseases(TBD) of zoonotic importance, Global Eradication program of Rabies, Role of Veterinarians during Covid-19 pandemic, food of animal origin and Food safety

10:00 – 12:00 pm

For National Presenters

7 oral presentations with questions and answer session

Session no. 4 (Emerging infectious diseases with special focus on SARS-CoV-2)

05:00 – 07:00 pm

For International Keynote Speakers + National presenters

2 Keynote speakers of International fame on the subject; 4 National speakers

Conference Registration Fee

  • International Speakers: 40 U.S. $
  • National Speaker of Participant: Rs. 800/-
  • Student: Rs. 300

Conference Prizes

  • Best Oral Presenter  
Rs. 15000/-
  • Best Poster Presenter                   
Rs. 5000/-
  • Videography Competition winner
Rs. 5000/-
  • One Minute Pitch Competition Winner
Rs. 5000/-

Abstract: (poster presentation)

  1. All abstracts must be submitted via email to fiaz.qamar@uvas.edu.pk
  2. It will not be possible to submit abstracts after the deadline: Friday, November 6, 2020. 
  3. Abstract should not exceed 350 words. 
  4. The author submitting the abstract is responsible for its content and the quality of the preparation.
  5. Authors will be e-mailed by November 16, 2020, indicating the status (accept or reject) of their abstract.
  6. All abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book (Hard copy).
  7. It will be distributed at the time of congress.
  8. The abstract book will also be displayed on UVAS website.
  9. All the abstracts will be reviewed by two independent reviewers.
  10. Registration is a pre-requisite for the abstract’s publication.

Specific instructions for poster presentation

  1. Provide a one-page Pdf and Jpeg file of your poster presentation and detailed abstract for publication in the abstract book.
  2. The posters will be displayed at UVAS webpage during and after the conference.
  3. The top of the poster space should include title, authors, and affiliations and may include a small, professional picture of yourself (optional) near the abstract number and the title so people can identify you as the presenter of the poster.
  4. Your abstract should proceed logically, with headings indicating sections: Introduction, Objective(s), Materials and Methods, Results, Summary, and Conclusions.
  5. Use photos/ figures/ graphs which will help the audience to better visualize and understand your research.
  6. The graphs (if present) should have titles, the axes should be named, and units should be quantified.
  7. Proof read your poster before finalizing it.
  8. It is also to be noted that all the posters will be evaluated by Poster Evaluation Team and best posters will be awarded with cash prize or certificate.
  9. Poster presenters may provide an optional two-minute video describing their poster. The two-minute video must include a PowerPoint as accompaniment, which is limited to no more than four slides. No live presentations will be given.

One Minute Pitch Applicants

All of you who are applicants for “One minute pitch” are required to share a 60-second video explaining their purpose and vision of the research succinctly. 

Guidelines

  • Framing: Shoot your video in a landscape mode. Please ensure that you are standing at an arm’s length from the camera.
  • Stability: Place the camera on a table where it can remain stable. You may also use a selfie stick or a camera stand to place your camera to avoid shaky videos.
  • Lighting: Please record in a well-lit room.  Avoid recording in the evening light and/or low light.
  • Audio: Please shoot in a quiet place with minimal background noise. Make sure any electronic device i.e. a TV, electric heater, radio, etc. are switched off.  Avoid recording outdoors and/or in very large rooms.
  • Language: English
  • Breakdown your speaking time into the following sections (totaling 60-seconds):
    • Abstract: 30-35 seconds
    • Research Justification: 10 seconds
    • Conclusion: 10-15 seconds
  • Please ensure that the file size does not exceed 5MB.
  • Email this video file with the completed Research Article to arfan.zaman@uvas.edu.pk in one file.  The video and application form should be provided as an attachment, and not a link to any file sharing services like (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive).

There are no specifications regarding hardware/software requirements; However, I encourage applicants to use their cellphone’s camera for the recording.

Note: Please restrict yourself in one of the following theme;

  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Environment
  • Zoonotic diseases and One-health
  •  Tick Borne diseases (TBD) of zoonotic importance Role of Veterinarians in One Health
  • Global Eradication program of Rabies
  • Role of Veterinarians during Covid-19 pandemic
  • Food safety
  • Emerging infectious diseases with special focus on SARS-CoV-2

Through rigours screening by the Scientific Committee, the winner will be awarded with Rs. 5000 hard cash and lot of appreciations.