FAVA-ASCM One Health Educational Pre-congress Workshop and the 10th ASCM Meeting, 20th -22nd October, 2017, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
FAVA and Asian Society of Conservation Medicine, ASCM held One Health Educational Pre-congress Workshop on 20th October, 2017 at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Prof. Dr. Achariya Sailasuta, FAVA Secretary General was an invited speaker in the topic of Role of FAVA in One Health in Asia and the invited speakers; Dr. Pam Whiteley (Wildlife Disease Association, Australia), Dr. Chen- Chih Chen (National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan) and Prof. Dr. Junpei Kimura (Seoul National University, Korea). During 21st – 22nd October 2017, FAVA has participated the 10th ASCM meeting in Damai Beach Resort, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The meeting has successfully facilitated an exchange of information in conservation medicine in Asia, and foster friendship and collaboration among Asian countries.
The 39th FAVA council meeting had been successfully conducted on 26th August, 2017 as a joint meeting with the 33rd WVC 2017, in Incheon, Korea. It is indeed an impressive and constructively FAVA council meeting with the great supports from our members and the networking organizations internationally. FAVA has created a friendly platform for not only our
country members but also globally. We truly recognized the numerous efforts and well organized of the host association, the Korean Veterinary Medical Association, KVMA. Who had conducted the great success of 33rd WVC 2017, 27th – 30th August, 2017, Korea.
On behalf of Prof. Dr. Dau Ngoc Hao, President of FAVA and FAVA country members,
FAVA would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the FAVA councilors, Afghanistan Veterinary Association, AfVA, Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association, IVMA, Japan Veterinary Medical Association, JVMA, Korean Veterinary Medical Association, KVMA, Mongolian Veterinary Association, MVMA, Myanmar Veterinary Association, MVA, Nepal Veterinary Association, NVA, Philippines Veterinary Medical Association, PVMA, Singapore Veterinary Association, SVA, Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association, TWVMA, Thai Veterinary Medical Association under Royal Patronage, TVMA, Veterinary Association Malaysia, VAM, Vietnam Veterinary Association, VVA, Associated member, Asian Society of Conservation Medicine(ACCM), distinguished guests, Dr. Rene Carlson, President of WVA, Prof. Dr. Peter Thornber, President of CVA, Mr. Phillip Wilson, WAP’s representative, Dr. Natasha Lee, PGCE project manager, Ms. Doljinsuren, AVSA and FAVA members’ colleagues. In this regards, FAVA would like to congratulate, Dr. Quaza Nizammuddin Hasan Nizam, President of VAM and his team from Sarawak on being awarded the 21th FAVA Congress, in 2020, Sarawak, Malaysia. All of which have made this FAVA council meeting success.
FAVA has attended WVA’s activities, WVA council meeting, WVA GA meeting. FAVA has created a friendly platform for not only our country members but also globally. We truly recognized the numerous efforts and well organized of the host association, the Korean
Veterinary Medical Association, KVMA. Who had conducted the great success of
33rd WVC 2017, 27th – 30th August, 2017, Korea.
Education in conservation medicine or one health in Asia is still not perfect, and its significance has sometimes been ignored, which needs to be addressed. This annual meeting of ASCM will feature a pre-congress workshop with international specialists as an introduction to the local participants. The expected audience will be mainly the zoology students from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and students or veterinarians from Malaysia. The ASCM pre-congress one health educational workshop has the strong support from Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) since 2014.
- Achariya Sailasuta (Secretary General, Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations, Thailand)
- Pam Whiteley (Wildlife Health Surveillance Victoria, Australia)
- Chih-Chen Chen (Assistant professor, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology; Institute of Wildlife Conservation, Taiwan)
- Daisuke Koyabu (Assistant professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Junpei Kimura (Professor, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
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FAVA collaborated with Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University and Veterinary Council of Thailand cooperated with The Associations of Thai Veterinary Professional and International Organizations hosting the Workshop on ASEAN Veterinary Statutory Body Network’s Strategic Plan 2018-2020 (AVSBN 2017)
The Workshop on ASEAN Veterinary Statutory Body Network’s Strategic Plan 2018-2020 (AVSBN 2017) was held during 9th – 11th August, 2017 at Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and Veterinary Council of Thailand, Nonthaburi, Thailand. In this regards, this workshop has coordinated with Department of Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives, Royal Thai Government , Thai Veterinary Medical Association under royal patronage (TVMA), Thailand Veterinary Dean Consortium (TVDC), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) and supported by the Innovative Thai-ASEAN Academic Co-operation at Chulalongkorn University (ITAAC@CU).
The workshop features as one of flagship projects of the faculty to celebrating the ASEAN Week. The workshop was the continuous activity in a series of veterinary forum conference which was aimed on brainstorming, discussion, harmonization and integration for Veterinary Statutory Body, chaired by Prof. Dr. Achariya Sailasuta, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University and Vice-President of Veterinary Council of Thailand. Participants of the workshop are consisted of the representatives of the Veterinary Statutory body (VSB), VSB equivalent organization/ relevant institution of 9 ASEAN member states; Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand, academic institutions, various veterinary associations, private sectors as well as the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, Inc, AVBC.
The workshop focuses on initiating the progress of ASEAN Veterinary Statutory Body Network. In addition, the workshop has also invited the keynote speakers include professional expertises from OIE, executive directors from AVBC and international laws expert, to disseminate and acquaint veterinarian in mutual understanding roles and regulations, sustainable implement by ASEAN country-level for the Veterinary Code of conduct. That conducts the discussion and publish to the regional veterinary meeting/forum in order to identify more feasible approach and conform the developments, will propelling ASEAN veterinary regulations towards Veterinary Act in the near future. This initiative is noteworthy that all participants actively contributed in sharing their experiences, challenges and recommendations for initiating VSB of ASEAN member’s countries. The agenda of the related meeting included the progress on Term of Reference of ASEAN Veterinary Statutory Body Network (AVSBN), also brain storming on setting up the Strategic plans in 2018-2020. This actual implementation will facilitate a significant progress toward the veterinary professional responsibility in ASEAN. Which will be coordinated by Veterinary Council of Thailand, the 1st Chair of AVSBN for 2018 on step forward of the formal establishment of the movement of skill labors trading ASEAN Community in this nearly future.
Animal Welfare a major focus as the World’s veterinarians meet in Korea
The World Veterinary Association (WVA) with Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) recognize 6 outstanding veterinarians for their commitment to promoting the welfare of Animals
On 29th August 2017, during the 33rd World Veterinary Congress in Incheon, Korea, the 1st WVA Global Animal Welfare Awards co-founded and supported by Ceva Santé Animale was given to six veterinarians representing each of the six WVA world regions.
The WVA Animal Welfare Awards recognize and reward veterinarians who have provided outstanding and exemplary welfare-related services to animal owners, hostels, fellow veterinarians, and the public.
The 6 winners of the WVA AW 2017 Award are:
Dr Joseph Othieno from Kenya
Dr Othieno has raised awareness of animal health issues in Kenya and on a wider scale through his journalism. As well as being a respected veterinarian, he regularly writes articles on a series of veterinary issues in the mass media including appearances on television. A short video on Dr Othieno activities can be found here.
Dr Sean Wensley from the UK
Dr Wensley has concentrated much of his professional life on the issue of animal welfare. He worked on various international welfare projects as a young volunteer veterinarian. He is currently Senior Vice President of the British Veterinary Association and has been active in promoting that organisation’s strategy on animal welfare and promoting the five key factors in the UK’s Animal Welfare regulations. A short video on Dr Wensley activities can be found here.
Dr Marlyn Romero from Colombia
Dr Romero was nominated for the Awards following her work in Colombia and Latin America on the research into animal welfare issues particularly in slaughterhouses. She has authored numerous publications on the subject and is leading a research group looking at animal welfare on the theme of ‘One Health’. A short video on Dr Romero activities can be found here.
Dr Daniel Ventura from the Philippines
Dr Ventura is cited for his work in promoting animal health in his home country, particularly in the field of veterinary education and spearheading a steering committee that has promoted the adoption of a syllabus entitled ’Advanced Concepts in Animal Welfare’. He has also led a campaign called ‘Better Lives for Dogs’ and recently organised a mass rabies vaccination day for dogs and their owners in Cebu City, Philippines. A short video on Dr Ventura activities can be found here.
Professor Johann (Hans) Coetzee from USA
Prof Coetzee has been active in the animal welfare area for many years particularly in the area of cattle where he has led research looking at ways of advancing methods to treat livestock better. Key examples of his work include co-founding the biannual International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare. He has also been involved in work looking at the subject of pain management issues in the production of farm animals and has been a regular commentator in the media on these subjects. A short video on Dr Coetzee activities can be found here.
Dr Shehab Osman from Egypt
Dr Osman was nominated for his work as Chairman of the Cairo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and for promoting a variety of animal welfare issues in his country and on the international scene. He also advises Egyptian government departments and the health authorities on a number of areas including the management of stray dogs which is a huge problem in Egypt. He also acted as Chairman of the Egyptian Federation for Animal Welfare for four years. A short video on Dr Osman activities can be found here.
Presiding over the Awards ceremony were Dr. René Carlson, Immediate Past President of WVA and Dr. Marc Prikazsky, Chairman & CEO of Ceva said;
René Carlson: I am delighted and honored to present here today the 2017 WVA Animal Welfare Awards to 6 remarkable veterinarians from across the world, who are contributing in their daily lives to the protection and welfare of various species of animals. In addition, these individuals provide information to the public about animal welfare best practices.
Marc Prikazsky: The Welfare of Animals is today a primary concern for many people across the world. As our approach to the wellbeing of animals continues to evolve, so too must the education and the role of the veterinary community change, to reflect its commitment to animal welfare and to become a true advocate and leader in this field. As a veterinarian, I am very proud that Ceva has been able to support the WVA in establishing these awards and would like to congratulate each of the individual winners on their immense contribution to improving the welfare of animals.
The Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) is a newly established national University of Nepal. It was established in 2010 with the motto of overall development of agriculture, livestock and forestry through quality teaching, research and extension. The mission of AFU is to produce internationally competent human resource to promote education, research and development in agriculture, livestock, forestry and allied disciplines. There are three academic faculties and biotechnology center under AFU. The academic faculty includes Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science, Veterinary Science & Fisheries, and Faculty of Forestry.
Buffalo is a very important livestock commodity, especially in South Asia. Buffaloes are considered as the “black gold” among the Nepalese farmers. There are about 5.17 million heads of buffaloes in Nepal that contributes greatly in national economy and Animal Source Food supply system. Buffalo contributes about 67.7% and 57.4% to the total milk and meat production in the country, respectively. There are 3 indigenous breeds of buffaloes in Nepal; Lime, Parkote and Gaddi in the hills, whereas, Terai and Inner Terai region is dominated by Murrah & their crossbred population. Because of the increasing trend of meat consumption in the country and great demand of buffalo meat, the slaughtering rate of buffalo is rapidly increasing as compared to the herd replacement rate causing a danger of depleting buffalo number in the country. Thus, immediate attention for conserving the buffalo population and its productivity is important.
The Agriculture and Forestry University in collaboration with Ministry of Livestock Development, Nepal Agriculture Research Council, and Michigan State University, USA is organizing an “International Buffalo Symposium 2017” on November 15-18, 2017 in Chitwan, Nepal with the theme “Enhancing Buffalo Production for Food and Economy”. The objective of the symposium is sharing knowledge among national and international scientists working on buffalo production.