Commonwealth Veterinary Association E-Newsletter
Vol 4 Issue 12 – December 2018
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the CVA
The CVA would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, for those of you who celebrate the festive season,
and a very happy and prosperous New Year.
The CVA looks forward to an exciting 2019, the highlight of which will be
PCVC7 in Bangalore, India from 3 – 7 March.
7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference
will be held on 3 – 7 March 2019 at Bangalore, India.
FAVA Secretary General participated the VIP Summit in WSAVA 2018
26 September, 2018, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
As Chair of ASEAN VSB Network and FAVA Secretary General, Prof. Dr. Achariya Sailasuta from Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, has been recognized as a leader veterinarian in the Asian and ASEAN region. She attended the VIP SUMMIT, Chaired by Dr. Walt Ingwersen, WSAVA President , on 26th September, 2018 in the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress, WSAVA Congress, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. This AVSBN’s international collaboration activity was supported by The Innovative Thai Excellence for Academic Cooperation: ITEAC of ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University.
Regardless of where the veterinary practices in small animal medicine, many of the issues that confront the veterinarians in many parts of the world. Additionally, all of veterinarians are actively involved in providing various services to the clients, many of which might benefit the greater global veterinary community. During recent international forums held both at the annual WSAVA World Congress but also in various regions of the world, availability and access to veterinary therapeutics has been identified as a priority issue. While this issue is complex and multi-faceted, it is a global issue of common concern with many of Veterinary leaders agreeing as the WSAVA joint position statement. The meeting was successfully conducted and will continue the proposed plans in the next meeting in Canada, 2019.
The 19th International Symposium of World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and OIE seminar to be held during 19th -22nd June 2019
in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The 19th International Symposium of World Association of the Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and OIE Seminar (19th ISWAVLD 2019) Press Conference event held on Wednesday 12th September 2018 (13.00-15.30 hrs.) at MR 220, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand during Thailand LAB INTERNATIONAL 2018. From the session, Prof. Dr. Achariya Sailasuta, President of TAVLD and Chairman of 19th ISWAVLD 2019 delivered the speech together with Dr. Sorravis Thaneto, Director General of Department of Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative and Dr. Ronello Abila, OIE Sub-Regional Representative, World Organization for Animal health, OIE Sub-Regional Representation for South East Asia (OIE SRR-SEA, Bangkok).
Dr. Achariya Sailasuta said that “On behalf of the Thai Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, TAVLD, I feel proud to invite veterinarians, researchers, technicians, and other related professions on the veterinary laboratory diagnosis from all over the world to the 19th International Symposium of World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and OIE seminar to be held during 19th-22nd June 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This global conference is organized every two years, beginning in 1976 in the United States and organized the first time in Thailand in 2003 which was very successful. So the 2nd time in Thailand will be next year, under the new theme of “Innovation of Clinical and Public Health Laboratories: Integrating on the Future of One Health” and will consist of scientific programs, workshops and excursions.”
Dr. Sorravis Thaneto Director-General, Department of Livestock Development (DLD), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand said that “The One Health Concept becomes a particular tool to deal with this important concern. Veterinary laboratory which plays the significant role in the animal health sector under One Health Concept is in a need of enhancing its technology to diagnose, research, monitor and survey, promptly and precisely. Department of Livestock Development has intensively enhanced the capability of animal disease diagnostic services. Under DLD, there are major diagnostic laboratories working in full country coverage in the National Institute of Animal Health or NIAH in Bangkok and the networks.”
Dr. Ronello Abila OIE Sub-Regional Representative, World Organization for Animal Health, OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southeast Asia said that “World Organization for Animal Health collaborates for the technology and academic networking all over the world. For Thailand, the OIE reference laboratory center for disease diagnosis have been settled up such as Foot and mouth disease and Brucellosis. ISWAVLD 2019 and OIE seminar will provide update information not only for the academic development and diagnostic techniques but also opportunities for all the countries to meet and collaborate in the future.”
World Rabies Day 2018 | 28 September
Rabies: Share the message. SAVE A LIFE
Dear OIE Regional and Sub Regional Representatives,
Dear OIE Regional Communication Correspondents,
We are now a couple of weeks away from World Rabies Day 2018!
And this year, more than ever, you can be part of the campaign by SHARING THE MESSAGE IN YOUR REGION to SAVE A LIFE.
Contribute to spread the word and enhance the visibility of OIE actions on rabies…
… through your regional website!
Share the OIE Communication tools or the link to the OIE global Rabies Portal (www.oie.int/rabies) on your regional website.
This portal gathers together a wide range of information on rabies and actions taken by the OIE against it throughout the world.
- General information on rabies;
- Posters & Infographics;
- Information sheet;
- Videos and short animations;
- Success stories from the countries -> We are working on new ones, if you have any proposal from your region, don’t hesitate to share it with us.
As well, you can share the tools with the regional network helping us to increase the impact and the dissemination of the campaign at national level.
Please, consider that the Communication Unit will send the tools to all the OIE Delegates and Focal Points for Communication next week.
… through the Social Media!
#Rabies | #Zeroby30 | #WorldRabiesDay
A new animation on the OIE Vaccine Bank will be published to highlight the dissemination of 20 million vaccine doses to the OIE Member Countries. Be part of the discussions:
You can also use the banners hereunder for your personal social media:
… through your email footer!
You can integrate one of the images below to your email signature. Just copy and paste it: the link to the OIE rabies portal is already inserted.
… through the posters!
In addition, you can download the posters developed by the Communication Unit to call for dog vaccination against rabies HERE!
- Languages available: English, French, Spanish
- Formats available: A2-A3-A4 (for each format, the 3 visuals are inserted in the same PDF)
Please, do not hesitate to let us know of any events in YOUR REGION that you are aware of for World Rabies Day 2018.
More information on the World Rabies Day is coming soon.