Plenary 3: Building the One Health workforce 

Friday 10 November, 10:30 – 11:30 Dublin time (UTC)

Organiser: Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), European Health Management Association (EHMA)



What are the skills required by new graduates seeking work in the public health and health care fields in the 21st century? Skills that will help them address the issues of global and planetary ill health, environmental degradation, increasing inequalities in health, disinformation, using the new tools of the digital revolution, new philosophies of care like ‘One Health’, and new ethical references. The plenary will seek to answer some of these questions using a mix of youth and experience, and hearing from work in progress defining the 21st century public health and healthcare skills our societies need.


  • Todorka Kostadinova, Professor at the Department of Economics and Healthcare Management, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria; Member of the EHMA Board of Directors
  • Henrique Barros, Vice-President ASPHER

Keynote speakers:

  • Mary Codd, Associate Professor, School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • George Valiotis, Executive Director European Health Management Association (EHMA)


  • Lucy Nugent, President European Association of Hospital Managers (EHAM) and Chief Executive of Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • Patrick Wall, Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Monica Georgiana Brînzac, EUPHAnxt coordinator and Research Assistant, Department of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Milka Sokolović, Director General European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
  • Victoria Stanford, Public Health Registrar, Public Health Directorate of Shropshire Council, United Kingdom