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7 April 2014

 

 

 

 

 

The FVE in collaboration with the CPME, supported by the Greek Presidency of the Council to the EU and the EU Commission, will organise a conference in Brussels, under the title:

Ensuring Health & Sustainability in Europe:

Doctors and Veterinarians emphasise “prevention is better than cure”

Monday 7th April 2014

International Auditorium
Boulevard Roi Albert II 5,
Brussels - Belgium


The aim of the event is to bring together stakeholders, active in the medical and veterinary sector, to discuss on how we can work collaboratively in a One-Health approach. The purpose of this initiative is to highlight the importance of prevention, in order to ensure human and animal health and welfare. More precisely the event will focus on:

  • the benefit coming from the implementation of good health management in practice, both in terms of health and welfare, as well as, of financial sustainability;
  • the importance of co-ordinating actions in both sectors via a One-Health approach, with a particular focus on zoonotic diseases
  • the role of the medical and veterinary profession in assuring these matters and educating the society

You may find more information in the FINAL PROGRAMME.

 

'ONE HEALTH' CONCLUSIONS

PRESENTATION of CONCLUSIONS to the COUNCIL of the EU.

 

PRESENTATIONS


Session I:
Prevention is better than cure: What statistics say
The importance of One-Health approach as a key to ensure health and sustainability in Europe - Rui Lemos Silva
Prevention is better than cure: Examples from the veterinary sector
- Jonathan Rushton
Prevention is better than cure: Examples from the medical sector - Stefaan Poriau, Christophe Maes

Session II: Ensuring health and welfare of people and animals in a globalized environment
Working towards One world – One Health
- Katinka de Balogh
Vaccination as a tool for handling epidemics and improving health inequalities
-Agoritsa Baka
How to prevent zoonotic disease outbreaks in a globalised environment - Mary Yianniou, Olga Mangana

Session III: Collaboration of Health professionals in practice
Common zoonoses representing a public health threat in Europe: WHO perspective - Hilde Kruse
Looking at enhanced crisis preparedness and early detection of outbreaks in the EU - Koen Van Dyck
The role of close collaboration of veterinary and medical authorities in early detection of zoonotic disease outbreaks -Myrsini Tzani, Agoritsa Baka

Session IV: One-health: How to improve communication
The collaborative role of health professionals in One Health education and communication - Josef D. Järhult
One Health debate: What veterinary profession expects from medical profession? - Christophe Buhot, Katrín Fjeldsted

 

PHOTO GALERIE

 

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Recent events

19 - 20 June

 

 

Critical Factors of Welfare of Dogs and Cats involved in commercial practices.

 

On 29 October 2013 the Lithuanian Presidency together with Eurogroup for Animals, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe and VIER PFOTEN International organised a workshop on the 'Critical Factors of Welfare of Dogs and Cats involved in commercial practices'.

The aim of the workshop was to proceed with the discussion on the welfare of dogs and cats and the problems common to Member States, to share experiences and to propose possible ways forward.

You can find the list of the topics and the presentations below:

Dog and cat breeding

Dog and cat trade

Dog and cat identification and registration

Conclusions of the Workshop on “The critical factors for the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices"

 

All presentations are also available on the website of the Lithuanian Presidecy.

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19 - 20 June

 

 

Wild Animals in Captivity – Animal Welfare, Law and Enforcement

 

The EU Animal Welfare Strategy (2012 – 2015) and the Institutions of the European Union recognise that ‘wild animals in captivity’ require greater protection.This inaugural two day Conference is dedicated to this issue.

 

Representatives from Member State governments, the European Institutions, notable academics, industry experts and animal welfare NGOs, will help this Conference identify workable solutions to improve the lives of wild animals in captivity in the European Union

 

Information

Draft agenda

CONFERENCE OUTCOMES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Majority of the presentations from the Conference are available at this temporary location.

 

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16 -17 May 2013

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe in association with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with the support of the European Commission is organising a conference under the title:

 

'Caring for Health and Welfare of fish:

A critical success factor for aquaculture'

 

Thursday 16 and Friday17 May 2013

 

International Auditorium
Boulevard Roi Albert II 5,

B-1210 Brussels


The conference aims at bringing together the different stakeholders in the field of aquaculture. The purpose of this event is to review the current situation in the EU and identify animal health and welfare issues that need to be addressed. Further to this, it will look into the role of the veterinary profession in assuring these matters.

 

Final Agenda

Conclusions presented to the Council

CONCLUSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE

PRESENTATIONS

Session I
Aquaculture and aquatic animal health in Europe: Current and emerging diseases

SessionII
Ensuring best practices in aquaculture

Session III
The role of Veterinarian in Aquatic business sector

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26 February 2013

Zoetis workshop:

‘Innovation in Veterinary medicines and the competiveness of Livestock Farming in the EU – A Success Story to be continued?’

On Tuesday 26th February, the pharmaceutical company Zoetis (pronounce zö-EH-tis) held a successful workshop on challenges and the future of EU livestock farming. Speakers from European Parliament, the European Commission, the Presidency of the Council of the EU and Academia presented their views.

In the following panel discussion, FVE president Christophe Buhot highlighted the role of the veterinary profession in innovation and sustainable intensification.

Presentations

Scott Brown

David Leaver

Brian Kilgallen

Patricia Reilly

 

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4 and 5 October 2012

On the occasion of World Animal Day, on 4 October 2012, FVE organises a Conference in Brussels, on

“Import & keeping of exotic animals in Europe”
Existing concerns and risks - Current challenges to meet

 

Thursday 4 and Friday 5 October 2012

 

International Auditorium
Boulevard Roi Albert II 5, B-1210 Brussels

 

The purpose of this event - organised together with the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU, the EU Commission and the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office - was to exchange information on the ways that exotic animals enter the EU market and end up in the different EU countries; to point out the challenges for animal health and welfare and the possible impact on public health. The seminar was followed by a Networking reception.

 

Agenda

Conference Conclusions

Council Conclusions

Presentations

Session I: Current situation and gaps in EU legislation

Session II: Animal health and welfare risks related to import and keeping of exotic species(part 1)

Session III: Animal health and welfare risks related to import and keeping of exotic species(part 2)

Session IV: Exotic animals & Public health risks

Session V: Implementation & Enforcement of EU, National & International Legislation

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''Wild Pets in the European Union'' report issued by ENDCAP in October 2012.
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Previous events

14 December 2011

3rd Roundtable on modernization of meat inspection

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Introduction - Mr Bernard Van Goethem
- EFSA Overview - Dr Marta Hugas
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Epidemiological indicators for meat inspection of swine - Dr. P Makela
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Review & questionnaire - Mr A Ottevanger
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Control options - Mr K DeSmet
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Panel: 1 session - 2 session - 3 session
- Conclusions and way forward - Mr K Van Djck
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2nd Roundtable - October 2010
Morning Session

- Welcome and Summary of Round Table 18 May 2010 - Dr Koen Van Dyck
- Towards a safer, saner simpler approach to meat safety and trade - Dr Richard Arsenault
- Principles of consumer focused meat inspection - Mr Robert Remy
- State of play EFSA risk assessment on meat inspection - Dr Marta Hurgas
- Towards an improved inspection system - Dr Robert Huey
- Current public health problems related to pork - Mr Arie Havelaar
- Stakeholders COPA/FVE/UECBV seminar conclusions 14/09/2010

Afternoon Session


- General view on EU/World pig and pork sector - Dr Lis Alban
- Experience with risk based meat inspection of fattening pigs in Germany - Dr Lüppo Ellerbroek
- Improvement of supply chain inspection in pigs - Dr Bert Urlings
- Databased online register as a tool for meat inspection - Dr Sanna Nikunen
- Visual inspection of fattening pigs - Dr Charlotte Vilstrup
- Conclusion and Closing - Dr Eric Poudelet

18 November 2011
FVE Seminar on antimicrobials

In the occasion of EU Antibiotic Awareness Day, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) with the support of EC DG Sanco and the Polish Presidency organiseed the following seminar:

"Antimicrobials: a true One Health issue"
Challenges and opportunities in the medical and veterinary field.

Conclusions

Agenda
Polish Presidency

Background from a medical perspective (Prof H Goossens, Antwerp University)
Background from a veterinary perspective (Prof J Dewulf, Gent University)
Antimicrobials Use in the EU from the veterinary perspective general trends and experience in Poland (Dr. D Wasyl, National Veterinary Institute Pulawy (Pl)
European Commission: Communication on Antimicrobial Resistance of 18 November 2011 (DG SANCO, Mr L Miko, Deputy Director General for the Food Chain)
European Parliament (Ms M Paulsen, MEP)
FVE’s position and initiatives (Dr C Buhot, President FVE)

15 July 2011 FVE President Mr. C Buhot speech at the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates (Pdf)

10 June 2011

 

FVE President Mr. C Buhot speech at the FVE GA in Palermo (Pdf)

14 September 2010: FVE, UECBV and Copa Cogeca Joint Seminar 14 September 2010: FVE, UECBV and Copa Cogeca Joint Seminar

Food safety: a shared responsibility. The future of meat inspection: stakeholders’ contribution to the Commission round tables on the review of meat inspection

Read the Key findings

TAIEX Seminars 2010

FVE / TAIEX Workshop on "Strengthening livestock health and Veterinary Services in Ukraine" Kiev 2-3 November 2010

  • A strong livestock sector needs strong veterinary services - S O' Laoide
  • The economical sense of "Prevention is better than cure" - C Plante
  • Public Health and Veterinary Public Health: the veterinarian's role - R Huey
  • Identification, Registration and Traceability: from Farm to Fork - A Chirkowsky
  • Herd Health Management - G Opsomer
  • Veterinary medicines legislation and licensing in Ukraine - T Mykola
  • Veterinary medicines legislation in Europe - N DeBriyne
  • Antimicrobials and responsible use - P Jones
  • The veterinary profession and education in Ukraine - state of play - O Rud - T Mykola
  • Profound education - pre-condition for free movement of veterinarians within Europe - M Wanner
  • Statutory Body - a necessity for a well regulated profession - F Proscia
  • Lifelong learning/Continuing Professional Development - requirement for all vets - W Winding
  • Privatisation of the veterinary profession: role of official vets and private vets - O Zorko
  • EC supporting Ukraine - E Bedert
  • FAO's assistance for sustainable development of livestock sector - V Guberti

 

FVE / TAIEX Conference on "Animal Welfare: from cure to prevention" Belgrade, 24 - 25 March 2010

TAIEX Seminars 2008

FVE / TAIEX Conference on Regional rabies control, Antalya, 4-5 December 2008

Taiex Library

Public Health

FVE Conference on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Brussels, 8 April 2008

TAIEX Seminars 2008

FVE / TAIEX Conference on Veterinary Medicines Legislation, Zagreb, 18 March 2008

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