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FAVA Secretary General participated the VIP Summit in WSAVA 2018

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.



ISWAVLD 2019 Press Conference on 12 September 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand

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

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 ( 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;
  • Publications;
  • 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!

The OIE will actively communicate around the World Rabies Day 2018 with the following Hashtags on FacebookTwitter LinkedIn:

#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:

  • LIKE


You can also use the banners hereunder for your personal social media:



Languages available: EnglishFrenchSpanish




Languages available: EnglishFrenchSpanish



… 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.

FAVA-ASCM One Health Educational Pre-congress Workshop and the 10th ASCM Meeting


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.

AVSBN 2017


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.


World Rabies Day 2017