The 41st FAVA Council Meeting

16th-17th   October, 2019

Henan Prime Beach Resort, Boracay, Philippines



The 41st FAVA Council Meeting was held on October 16th , 2019 at Henann Prime Beach Resort Hotel, Boracay hosted by the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association, PVMA.  The meeting was attended by the FAVA Executive Committee (President, Secretary General, Treasurer and Director FAVA Office,  Bangkok), while from the member associations were representative from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Indonesia and Asian Society of Conservation Medicine (ASCM) as member affiliate. Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) and Wildlife Diseases Association-Asian Pacific Section (WDA-AP) were also attended as a guest due to agenda of the signing MoU between FAVA and these two association.

The meeting was very successful with a constructive result for the development of veterinary profession in Asian continent. The meeting was started at 09:00 AM till 18:00 with a very tight schedule divided into several parts due to many issues to be discussed. The meeting was led by Dr. Bambang Pontjo Priosoeryanto FAVA Secretary-General . Before opening remark, the silent time was held in order to remember of the passing away of Dr. Topacio Tadulako of Philippines who was one of the FAVA founding father lead by Dr.Paul Chelliah the FAVA treasurer. The JVMA representative was pleased by FAVA Secretary-General to explaining about the disaster of Hagibis typhoon that hit Japan and causing the lost of their life as victim and all attendee took a silent time for a while leading by Dr. Sakai to remembering and give respect to the victims.  Opening remarks was delivered by the FAVA President Dr. Heru Setijanto and followed by the self-introductions of all participants. After the coffee break, the meeting was continued with one year (from October 2018 till October 2019) activities report agenda from :   1). FAVA President,  2). Secretary General, 3). Treasurer & Auditor and 4). Director of FAVA Office Bangkok.  Follow by the FAVA member countries reported which are keeping in progress in all the countries.


The bidding for the host of the 22nd FAVA Congress 2022 was JVMA that sent the bidding letter to the FAVA president. After presented the intention of JVMA to host the 22nd FAVA Congress 2022 by JVMA representative Dr. Koga and also the video of progress and preparation for the 2022 congress, the Councilors discussed and finally awarded to Japan on hosting of the 22nd FAVA Congress 2022. For the 43rd FAVA Council Meeting in 2021, Councilors agree to give a privilege to Taiwan to host the 43rd FAVA Council Meeting in 2021 together with the WVA Congress in Taiwan.

JVMA continue to run the program of Training Program for Asian Veterinarians Ⅱ
(TPFAV-Ⅱ) or Second phase II on the year of 2019 and the selection will begin in November 2019 next month, for the year of 2019 TPFAV-II will accept 16 trainees.

In the final session of the meeting, the presentation of CVA represent by Dr. Peter Thornber and WDA-AP represent by Dr. Tokuma Yanai was held and followed by the voting of Councilors for the agreement of FAVA have an MoU with CVA and WDA-AP. All councilors agreed for the MoU and finally, the FAVA President Dr. Heru Setijanto and the CVA President Dr. Peter Thornber was signed the MoU, followed by the signed of another MoU between FAVA President Dr. Heru Setijanto and WDA-AP President Dr. Tokuma Yanai.


The 41st FAVA Council Meeting was officially closed by the FAVA President and followed by group photo of all participants. The first day meeting was ended by a dinner hosted by PVMA.


The second day (October 7th ) was the free day and participants enjoyed the beautiful beach of Boracay by sailing with a traditional boat and snorkeling of the beautiful coral sea and swimming in the clean water and beautiful beach of Boracay. Enjoyed beautiful Sunset in the traditional boat, as well as night market at d-Mall was the last activity of the second day and the entire program.


October 22nd, 2019

Reported by
Dr. Bambang Pontjo Priosoeryanto

FAVA Secretary  General

World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health (WVEPAH)

the World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health (WVEPAH)

A non-profit organization, supported by the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH-OIE), in collaboration with the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences is launching a specialized course «Egg layers» devoted to professionals in Poultry.

This Course will be separated in two sections:  from 10 to 14 September 2018 and from 22 to 26 October 2018. The course will be held in Shanghai, conducted in English and translated into Chinese.

In fact, participants can complete their knowledge and expertise in Layers health and productivity and apply it in the field (see complete program attached). Furthermore, after attending module “Key disciplines” for a specific focus on Pathology, Nutrition, Metabolism, Biosecurity, Epidemiology, Antibio-therapy, Vaccines, Genetic, Animal Welfare, Regulation, they can obtain the academic diploma «Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production» granted by the University of Luxembourg and worldwide validated by the OIE for the “Regulation” aspects. Graduates, de facto, are getting the status of International expert in Poultry.

For further information, we are sending you attached the complete program, as well as the WVEPAH flyer and the information about upcoming trainings. Please refer to our website for further details about the course and the WVEPAH.


Information Letter


Training Program



Launch of the 2018 OIE Photo Competition

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today launches its fourth annual photo competition on the dedicated website:


Paris, 1 February 2018 – The OIE will be holding its annual photo competition from 1 February to 15 April 2018.

The Organisation has given prominence to its major mission of improving animal health and welfare in the photo competition, whose aim is to visually and creatively show the crucial importance of the work done to protect animal health and welfare worldwide through the implementation of OIE International Standards. The competition also seeks to highlight the crucial link between animal health and welfare as well as the significance of these latter elements to face the challenges of the future, and preserve human health and ecosystems.

The winning photos of the 2018 OIE PHOTO COMPETITION will therefore be those that best illustrate, both from an artistic and a descriptive point of view, the work carried out by animal health and welfare players. The jury will especially consider photos depicting the work of public and private Veterinary services in protecting animal health and promoting animal welfare worldwide in the context of the OIE Standards’ implementation, thus ensuring public health.  

Photos should highlight the human/animal interactions that typify the activities of animal health and welfare professionals under the following themes:

1.       Animal disease surveillance, prevention and controlPhotos could depict surveillance activities, vaccination campaigns, prophylaxis, and diagnostic tests, including interaction between wildlife (birds, rodents, etc), environment and livestock.

2.       Animal welfarePhotos could illustrate transport of animals, stray dog management, working animals, and other topics addressed in the OIE welfare standards’ chapters.

3.       Animal production systemsPhotos could demonstrate familial, extensive or intensive farming systems, as well as transhumance, pastoralism systems, etc, with when possible a special spotlight on sustainable practices.

4.       Aquatic animal health and production systems.  Photos could show farmed fishing systems,amphibians, crustaceans, farmed fish, molluscs and their products.

5.       One HealthPhotos could depict the essential link between human and animal health and the ecosystem in which they co-exist.

6.       Veterinary educationPhotos could illustrate young students in practice/ training, veterinary education establishments and facilities etc. 


1)      OIE Global Network

Each prize winner will receive the sum of €1,000.

A winner will be chosen from each region in the OIE Global Network:

  • Africa Prize
  • Americas Prize
  • Asia and Pacific Prize
  • Europe Prize
  • Middle East Prize

2)      Veterinary StudentsEach prize winner will receive the sum of €500.A winner will be chosen from the entries submitted by all veterinary students from each OIE region:

  • Africa Prize
  • Americas Prize
  • Asia and Pacific Prize
  • Europe Prize
  • Middle East Prize


Dr Monique ÉLOIT
OIE Director General

Dr Botlhe Michael MODISANE

President of the OIE World Assembly of Delegates


Dr Frédéric DECANTE

Veterinarian and press photographer


The selection process will be held under strict conditions of anonymity. The decision made by the jury will be final.


Are you at least 18 years of age, part of the OIE network OR a student above 18 years of age studying in a faculty of veterinary medicine? If so, you can enter – just follow these steps:

  1. Select between one and five photos on the above theme;
  2. Download and read the rules on the dedicated photo competition web site
  3. Fill in the entry form online, ensuring to complete all the fields and accept the conditions contained in the  rules of the photo competition;
  4. Upload and submit your photos (no more than five), on the photo competition website, noting the caption for each photo by 15 April 2018, noon (Paris time);
  5. Make sure that you receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your application.

The results will be announced on the photo competition website on 16 May 2018. Winners will be notified in advance by email.

Complimentary cheques will be awarded during the Opening Ceremony of the 86th OIE General Session on Sunday, 20 May 2018.

For further information, contact the OIE Communication Unit at


The following are considered to be members of the OIE network and eligible to enter the 2018 OIE Photo Competition:

  •  National Delegates of an OIE Member Country;
  • National Focal Points of an OIE Member Country;
  • Employees of the Veterinary Services of an OIE Member Country;
  • OIE experts;
  • Employees of an OIE Reference Laboratory or Collaborating Centre;
  • Employees of an OIE partner organisation. See list here.


The following are the requirements for students to be eligible to enter the 2018 OIE Photo Competition:

  • over 18 years;
  • Full-time veterinary students who are enrolled in any of the faculties of veterinary medicine of an OIE Member Country during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Click on the image to find out the technical requirements


FAVA Congress 2013 for WVA news & FAVA web

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.

VIV Asia 2013

Report from FAVA-VIV ASIA 2013 SEMINAR
“Holistic Approaches to Livestock Industry in ASEAN Chapter”
March 13, 2013, 1.00-4.00 PM
Room GH 203, BITEC Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand

1.00-1.20 pm Opening Remarks
Dr. Johnson Chiang, President of FAVA
Mr. Gerard Leeuwenburgh, Managing Director VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.
1.30-3.30 pm “Holistic Approaches to Livestock Industry in ASEAN Chapter”


Mr.Phanpob Plangprayoon Director of ASEAN division III, Department of ASEAN Affair , Ministry of Foreign affairs, Thailand
Dr. Tritsadee Chaosuancharoen Director General of Department of Livestock Development (DLD), Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operative, Thailand
Dr. Wantanee Kalpravidh Regional Co-ordinator, Emergency Center
for Transboundary Animal Diseases, Food and Agriculture of the
United Nations (FAO)
Dr. Ronello C. Abila Sub-Regional Representative for South East Asia,
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Dr. Theresa Boyle Assistant Regional Manager, U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Achariya Sailasuta, Secretary General of FAVA, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
3.30-4.00 pm Discussion and Conclusion
4.00 pm Closing

Seminar Purpose As FAVA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of the people in the region through responsible animal care and welfare through unified professional associations. We achieve this through cooperation among FAVA members promoting disease control, veterinary education, strengthening the regional network, and connecting to other worldwide veterinary networks in development of the veterinary profession. The FAVA strategic plans for 2010-2015, has been implemented since 2011 in Cebu, Phillippines. Which is to set up strong networks and relationships with various international organizations to improve human and animal health and welfare. In 2015 , ASEAN become one community, that we should be readiness for the change many aspects. This diversity is also reflected in the consumption and production trends in livestock products. This is in the view of trade preventing diseases in the region and health concerns resulting from zoonosis, food borne diseases and for enhancing food safety and food security.
In order to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange among national and international agencies and to discover the ways of addressing future challenge in AEC. FAVA and the international organizations in conjunction with VNU Exhibition Asia Pacific, organized a half day seminar on Holistic Approaches to Livestock Industry in ASEAN Chapter to create a regional network in AEC and FAVA members and also introduce a better understanding for livestock stakeholders. The seminar was successfully done

Hosted by Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations, FAVA, VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co.,Ltd

Time and venue Wednesday 13th March, 2013, at 1.00- 4.00 p.m. in the VIV Asia 2013, BITEC Convention Center, Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand.

Language English and Thai

Participants International and local participants from ASEAN countries and others, comprising stakeholders from government, national and international, private sectors and regional and global networks about 100 persons;

FAVA Executive committees
1. Dr. Johnson Chiang President of FAVA Taiwan (TwVMA)
2. Dr. Bambang Pontjo Priosoeryanto Auditor Indonesia (IVMA)
3. Dr.Achariya Sailasuta Secretary General Thailand (TWMA)

FAVA Members
1. Dr. Vincent Ng In Hooi Malaysia (VAM)
2. Dr. Ashesh Bhattarai Nepal (NVA)
3. Dr. Prerana Shedhain Bhattarai Nepal (NVA)
Representatives from ASEAN Veterinary School
1. Dr. Eva Harlina Indonesia
2. Prof. Hj. Romsiah Sidik Indonesia
3. Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan Vietnam
4. Trinh Dinh Thau Vietnam
5. Dr. Venn Vutey Cambodia
6. Prof. Dr. MEAS Sothy Cambodia
7. Prof. Dr. M.M. Noordin Malaysia
8. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gurmeet Kaur Dhaliwal Malaysia
9. Prof. Dr. Tin Ngwe Myanmar
10.Prof. Dr. Mar Mar Win Myanmar
11.Assoc. Prof. Fongsamouth Soutthammavong Laos PDR
12.Dr. Vannaphone Putthana Laos PDR

Thai guests
1. Prof. Dr. Mongkol Techakumphu Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University
2. Assoc. Prof. Usa Chethanond Director of Faculty of Veterinary Science (Establishment Project),
Prince of Songkla University
3. Colonel Roengchai Kanchanarom Deputy Director-General, Veterinary & Remount Department, RTA
4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boonmee Sunyasootcharee Faculty of Veterinary Science,
Chulalongkorn University
5. Dr. Vivat Chavananikul Faculty of Veterinary Science,
Chulalongkorn University
6. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aranya Ponpornpisit Faculty of Veterinary Science,
Chulalongkorn University

VIV Asia 2015 Seminar

FAVA – VIV Asia 2015 Seminar

” Food Safety Strategy : Antimicrobial Resistance in ASEAN Livestock (AMRAL) ”

March 12th 2015

Online VIV Registration at ( no Registration Fee)

7th Asian Meeting on Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Conversation

FAVA collaboration with Asian Society of Conservation Medicine (ASCM), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA),hosted the Pre-Congress on One Health, on 14 October 2014 at VNUA and participating the 7th ASCM meeting on 15-18 October, 2014 at Tamdao National Park and Halong Bay Hanoi, Vietnam.

Dr. Achariya Sailasuta, FAVA Secretary General, on behalf of FAVA would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the executive commitee, Prof T. Yanai and Prof. J. Kimura and ACCM, the Dean, Prof. Dr. Trinh Dinh Thau and Chair of the local organizing commitee, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, VNUA, the bear rescue center, Tamdao National park , the president of Vietnam Veterinary Association, Prof. Dr. Dau Ngoc Hao and all the collaborators for your kind contribution to the zoo-wildlife and ecology and warm hospitality in the meeting, Tamdao National Park and Halong bay, during 14-18 October 2014, in Hanoi. The meeting has successfully delighted to all the veterinarians , the vet students and other related field focusing on the conservation medicine and one health in Asia-pacific.
Congratulation for the success and continue our networking and see you again in Yangon Zoo, Myanmar 2015.