One health Training school Summer 2017, Greece

One health: Identification of the potential risks for human health associated with Dermanyssus gallinae and dissemination strategies to effectively communicate recommendations to professionals and to the general public

The course aims to (a) widen the cross‐sectoral knowledge on the pathological manifestations in humans associated with exposure to poultry red mite (PRM) and its control measures, (b) provide training on the reliable and effective strategies that could be used to increase the awareness of veterinarians, clinicians, health care officials, poultry farmers and the public on human health risks related to Dermanyssus gallinae (c) encourage interactions among medical doctors, veterinarians, academic and industrial researchers, (d) disseminate the outcome (position paper, editorial, leaflet, etc) to improve well‐being through risk prevention and management.

In this Training School, it is intended to bring the study of D. gallinae to a multidisciplinary audience under the One Health approach. The students will be trained through multifaceted and realistic problems provided by the trainers.

The goals are to help the students develop flexible knowledge and effective problem solving skills through collaboration and intrinsic motivation. The trainees will work in groups in order to identify what they know, what they need to know, how to critically evaluate the available information and to proceed to the resolution of the problem. The trainers will (a) provide the appropriate background information through introductory lectures and the existing literature, (b) scaffold, support and monitor the process and (c) stretch the trainees’ understanding on the potential risks for human health associated with D. gallinae.

Further information



  • Elias Papadopoulos, Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, EL
  • Katerina Tiligada, Laboratory of Pharmacology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, EL