10/04/18 07:27

2nd Regional Workshop on Veterinary Education Establishments and Veterinary Statutory Bodies

Tokyo, Jpan, 19-20 November 2018

Veterinary Education Establishments (VEEs) and Veterinary Statutory Bodies (VSBs) play key roles in ensuring the effectiveness of veterinary professionals and delivery of competent Veterinary Services (VS). The OIE has held four Global Conferences on veterinary education since 2009 and developed sets of recommendations and guidelines on the topics, such as “Competencies of graduating veterinarians (‘Day 1 graduates’)”, “Veterinary Education Core Curriculum”, as well as active programmes, including “Veterinary Education Twinning” and “Veterinary Statutory Bodies Twinning”.

In the Asia and the Pacific region, the engagement of VEEs and VSBs with the OIE varies by sub-region. In the sub-region of South East Asia, several VEEs and VSBs meetings have been organised by the OIE Sub-Regional Representation in South East Asia (OIE SRR-SEA). The first regional workshop for VEEs and VSBs involving East Asia members was organised by the OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific (OIE RRAP) in Incheon, Korea (Rep. of), from 31 August to 1 September 2017, during the World Veterinary Congress. The second regional workshop for VEEs and VSBs is proposed to further expand the involvement and participation of OIE members in the Asia and the Pacific region.

Thanks to funding received from the people of Japan, the 2nd Regional Workshop for Veterinary Education Establishments (VEEs) and Veterinary Statutory Bodies (VSBs) is to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 19 to 20 November 2018, in conjunction with a conference on veterinary education and eligibility organised by the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science (JSVS) from 21 to 22 November and the annual meeting of the Asian Association of Veterinary Schools (AAVS) organised in the late afternoon/evening of 20 and 21 November.

The objectives of the workshop are: i) to introduce and provide updates on OIE standards, guidelines, and activities on veterinary education; ii) to share current situation, experiences, and challenges related to VEEs and VSBs in participating members; iii) to discuss the importance of VEEs and VSBs in strengthening veterinary service capacity; and iv) to identify opportunities to enhance cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders involved in VEEs and VSBs in the region.