Proceeding: Antimicrobial use in food animals: Perspectives, Policy and Progress in ASIA

Report on FAVA-VIV Asia 2017

16th March, 2017, Bitec, Bangna, Thailand
Antimicrobial Use in Food Animals: Perspectives, Policy and progress in ASIA
10.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m., Thursday 16th March 2017, VIV Asia 2017, BITEC Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand.

Dear FAVA president, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
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 2016-2020 have been implemented since 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is to set up strong networks and relationships with various international organizations to improve human and animal health in one health concept and welfare. Furthermore, FAVA has agreed and supported Japan Veterinary Medical Association, Japan Medical Association, World Veterinary Association and World Medical Association for the FUKUOKA MEMORANDUM on One Health, November, 2016.

Antimicrobial resistance is global concerned and becoming an issue on livestock production as global agenda. The issue posed impact on human, animal health and international trade.

In order to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange among national, regional and international agencies and to discover the ways of addressing future challenges on antimicrobial resistance between ASEAN countries continuously. FAVA and VNU Exhibition Asia Pacific in cooperation with Thai Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) and Research Unit in Microbial Food Safety and Antimicrobial Resistance (CUFSAR), private sectors; Elanco and Vet Product group will organize a one-day seminar on “Antimicrobial use in food animals: Perspectives, Policy, and Progress in Asia” on 16 March, 2017, 9.30 a.m.-3.00 p.m., VIV Asia 2017, BITEC Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand. The seminar is attended by approximately 300 participants from Asian countries and others, comprising stakeholders from government, national and international, private sectors and regional and global networks.

On this occasion, I would like to take this opportunity to invite FAVA President, Prof. Dr. Dau Ngoc Hao, to deliver an opening address for the seminar on “Antimicrobial use in food animals: Perspectives, Policy, and Progress in Asia”

Thank you.