03/20/18 08:23

Regional Seminar for OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Products (5th Cycle)

Bangkok, 20-22 March 2018

The OIE organised the Regional Seminar for National Focal Points (FPs) for Veterinary Products in Bangkok, Thailand from 20 to 22 March 2018. A total of 50 people participated in the seminar: 28 Focal Points for Veterinary Products or their representative, experts from OIE Collaborating Centres, staff from FAO, OIE, WHO, WCO, HealthforAnimals, as well as antiparasitic resistance expert and observers.

The seminar was officially opened by the Deputy Director General of the Department of Livestock Development, Dr Cheerasak Pipatpongsopon. Dr Elisabeth Erlacher-Vindel, Head of the OIE Science and New Technologies Department and Dr Hirofumi Kugita, OIE Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific also gave opening addresses.

FPs for Veterinary Products serve as a means of improving communication between Members Countries (MCs) and the OIE under the authority of the Delegates, particularly on issues related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), diagnostics, vaccine and veterinary drugs. They also play a key role in enabling the detection, prevention and control of animal diseases, ensuring the responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials in MCs.

The OIE continues to strengthen the network and capacity of FPs for Veterinary Products through training seminars at the regional level. The 5th cycle seminar was built on previous seminars and provided the FPs with the following information:

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