FAVA councilors attended the 19th International Symposium of World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and the OIE Seminar, during 19-22 June 2019. at the Empress Convention Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

FAO Meeting


Prof. Dr. Achariya Sailasuta, Director of FAVA office, Bangkok as the representative of FAVA president, Dr. Heru Setijanto participated the forum entitled “Regional Forum on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture” hosted by   the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP), during   11-12 July, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.

The objectives of the forum were: 1) contextualize the ground challenges and stakeholder needs in the practice of prudent use of antimicrobials in agriculture; 2) facilitate exchanges on the experiences and innovative approaches taken towards prudent use of antimicrobials in agriculture in Asia; 3) discuss potential solutions to address the challenges and needs, and identify the roles of key stakeholders in promoting antimicrobial stewardship in agriculture in Asia; and 4) develop recommendations to further promote prudent use of antimicrobials in agriculture in Asia.  In this regard, FAVA had presented the Role of FAVA on AMR/AMU in Asia which was successfully done through the seminar and the conference.   The forum has reached the objectives on the good antimicrobial stewardship is envisioned to contribute towards the good management of antimicrobial use (AMU) and possible solutions of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) for various stakeholders in the region.