17th FAVA congress, 4-7 January, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan
The 17th FAVA Congress was hosted by Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association, TwVMA and chaired by Dr. Johnson Chiang, President of FAVA FAVA. By this occasion, FAVA would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Dr.Kuo Chou Che, President of Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association and his staff who have made the congress successfully. The Congress was held during 4th – 7th January, 2013, at the Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan. The congress was proceeded with 475 participants including, local: 267 and International: 208. The number of scientific papers were 145 which were divided into; Oral: 29, Poster: 82, Student’s Poster Competition: 34. The scientific sessions were memorial lecture tribute to Dr. James Micheal G. Cheng, Award Lecture, Alternative (Veterinary Medicine), Animal Welfare, Animal Behavior, Food Animal Medicine, Swine, Poultry, Ruminant, Diagnostic Imaging, Exotics and Wildlife animal, Companion Animal, Nutrition, Internal Medicine Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Parasitology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Reproduction, Surgery, Veterinary Practice Management, Veterinary Education.
The congress also hosted many executive meetings of the international organization which were the World Veterinary Congress Ex-com and Council meeting during 5th -7th January, 2013, 34th FAVA Council meeting on 5th January 2013 and AOVG Group meeting on 6th January, 2013.
The 17th FAVA congress was such a memorable one of the FAVA Congress ever, We are looking forward to welcome you again in 18th FAVA Congress in Singapore.
Dr. Achariya Sailasuta, FAVA Secretary General
Memorial lecture tribute to Dr. James Micheal G. Cheng in the opening ceremony of the 17th FAVA Congress, 5.00 p.m., 4th January, 2013 Taipei, Taiwan
Chair of the session, Dr. Achariya Sailasuta, Secretary General of FAVA
Ministry of Agriculture, Taiwan , President of WVA, President of FAVA and Chair of 17th FAVA Congress, Representative of OIE, President of Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association, President of Philippines Veterinary Medical Association, President of FAVA members and representatives, Invited speakers, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
It gives me a great pleasure to be here among the Asian veterinarians. On behalf of FAVA, I would like to congratulateTaiwan Veterinary Medical Association on hosting the 17th FAVA Congress in a wonderful city in Asia, Taipei. We are grateful for FAVA commitment to pursue excellent and professionalism in Veterinary Medicine since 1978. Over 35 years, FAVA has gained the recognition and respect of veterinary profession of the world. It is hoped that an organisation will not wither. it’s fate is now in the hand of Asian and Oceanian Veterinarians.
Last February 2011, we have had a successfully accomplished the 16th FAVA Congress in Cebu, Philippines.which was leaded by Late FAVA President, Dr. James Micheal G. Cheng. He passed away on 26 th of February 2011, after the congress finished 2 weeks, during his FAVA Presidency Term. His effort has been proven as an inspiration for all of us on walking hand in hand along the straight and righteous path toward the progress of veterinary profession in Asia.
In this auspicious occasion, FAVA would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the Philippines Veterinary Medical Association on presiding over the memorial lecture tribute to our late FAVA president, Dr. James Micheal G. Cheng in the topic of
” Endoscopic examination for the presence of gastric ulcers in Thoroughbred race horse in the Philippines” by Prof. Dr. Eduardo B. Torres, President Elected of Philippines Veterinary Medical Association and Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Philippines, Los Banos, Philippines.
After the lecture finished, Dr. Johnson Chiang, President of FAVA presented the FAVA’s token to Prof. dr. Eduardo B. Torres.