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The International Congress on Pathogens at the Human Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) is organized biannually with international partners and world experts in One Health to accelerate the global capacity and knowledge-sharing to reduce the burden of disease, environmental hazards and their risk factors. 

This year, the congress is taking place in Doha, Qatar from November 7 - 9, and the theme is, "Environmental changes and impact on global health priorities." The keynote address was given by by Roberto Bertollini, MD, MPH, advisor for the Minister of Public Health, Government of Qatar.

The congress will include seven sessions and poster presentations that will touch on different health concerns around the world that are being impacted by environmental changes.

ICOPHAI 2017's planning partners and sponsors include the Federal University of Paraíba (Brazil), Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Hamad Medical Corporation, Ministry of Public Health, Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF), Qatar University, The Ohio State University, University of Montreal (Canada) and Weill Cornell Medicine (Qatar).