9 October 2015
FVE in association with the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association organise a congress on
“Insects, food for thought and vets!”
9 October 2015, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
To feed the expected 10 billion people and their animals the world will be in desperate need of protein sources. In some countries the shortage of high quality protein is already noticed.
Insects will be the solution and the production of insects and their derivates is fast developing in many countries. How far is legislation? What does the average vet knows about this new food ingredients? Is it suitable for pets as well? What will be the role of the vet regarding food safety and the production? Will it replace the present protein industry? To answer these questions this congress day has been organised. Meet the experts and colleagues in this field and join us in exploring the future, it already started!
You may find more information in the registration form.
3 June 2015
Seminar “Stray dogs: present and future”
3 June 2015, Iași, Romania
- Stray dogs in the EU, a Commission contribution - A. Kostorz (DG Sante European Commission)
- OIE stray dog strategy in Europe - N.
- Protocols to measure effectiveness of dog population programs - J. Anzuino (ICAM-coalition)
- Stray dog situation in Romania - Dr. Adina Ciurea
- CAROdog & CAROcat: Key components for Responsible Ownership - M. Wartenberg (VIER PFOPTEN)
- Showing veterinary leadership in this area: Poland - Dr Krzysztof Jażdżewski
16 - 17 April 2015
FVE in Association with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with the participation of the European Commission organise a conference on
Natural disasters and “One – Health”
Are we prepared to react?
Boulevard Roi Albert II 5,
Brussels - Belgium
PRESENTATION TO THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes or extreme climate conditions, severely challenge the health and welfare of people, animals and the ecosystem; individually and collectively.
The health of people is compromised not only by the cause of the disaster as such, but also by the level of health and welfare of the affected animals; carcasses in the countryside would be a source of infection, spread of diseases and contamination of water, food and feed; people reluctant to leave their farms or their pets behind may impede the work of rescue teams.
These are amongst the most challenging situations the veterinary profession can confront. Veterinarians are key players and must be well prepared to deal with the consequences of a disaster in order to achieve rapid and cost-efficient control. To do this, they must have a well-developed plan and the capacity to implement it.
This conference emphasizes the need for a holistic approach in disaster management by taking into consideration the human – animal – ecosystem interfaces. This will allow for more efficient reaction, coordination and control during crises.
In collaboration with the other professionals involved in the civil protection mechanism, veterinarians can contribute significantly to the successful management of such emergencies. This conference will try to engage all different stakeholders in the civil protection mechanism to collaborate together and coordinate their actions through the holistic “One Health” approach. It aims to bring together people from all over Europe active in both the humanitarian and veterinary field.
The ultimate goal is to ensure that we are appropriately prepared to deal with natural disasters whenever they occur.
You may find more information on the Final Programme.
This event is addressed to;
- persons and organizations involved in natural disaster management plans;
- NGOs, competent authorities and regional offices that are part of the civil protection mechanism that provides humanitarian aid in the field;
- any stakeholder that can play a role in properly informing and guiding the public properly.
Session I: Impact of natural disasters
Session II: Disaster management
Session III: One Health: essential element to preparedness
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
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.
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
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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
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
Boulevard Roi Albert II 5,
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.
Conclusions presented to the Council
CONCLUSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE
Aquaculture and aquatic animal health in Europe: Current and emerging diseases
Ensuring best practices in aquaculture
The role of Veterinarian in Aquatic business sector
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26 February 2013
‘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.
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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
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.
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
''Wild Pets in the European Union'' report issued by ENDCAP in October 2012.
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3rd Roundtable on modernization of meat inspection
- Introduction - Mr Bernard Van
- EFSA Overview - Dr
- Epidemiological indicators for meat inspection of
swine - Dr. P
- Review & questionnaire - Mr A
- Control options - Mr K
1 session - 2
session - 3
- Conclusions and way forward - Mr K
2nd Roundtable - October 2010
- Welcome and Summary of Round Table 18 May 2010 - Dr
- Towards a safer, saner simpler approach to meat safety
and trade - Dr Richard
- Principles of consumer focused meat inspection - Mr Robert
- State of play EFSA risk assessment on meat inspection
- Dr Marta
- Towards an improved inspection system - Dr Robert
- Current public health problems related to pork - Mr Arie
- Stakeholders COPA/FVE/UECBV seminar conclusions
- General view on EU/World pig and pork sector - Dr Lis
- Experience with risk based meat inspection of fattening
pigs in Germany - Dr Lüppo
- Improvement of supply chain inspection in pigs - Dr Bert
- Databased online register as a tool for meat inspection
- Dr Sanna
- Visual inspection of fattening pigs - Dr Charlotte
- Conclusion and Closing - Dr Eric
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
"Antimicrobials: a true One Health issue"
Challenges and opportunities in the medical and veterinary
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
European Parliament (Ms M
FVEs position and initiatives (Dr C
Buhot, President FVE)
||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)
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
focused meat inspection - today and the future - Mr
R Huey, Senior President of the FVE Section of veterinary
chain information/animal health/animal welfare/ante mortem
inspection: strong and weak points of the systems - Vision
for the future - Mr P. Olsen, Chairman of the COPA-COGECA
working party on animal health and welfar
inspection on a daily basis for food business operators:
the responsibility chain cannot be broken - Mr F Thune-Stephensen,
Chairman of the UECBV working group on veterinary issues
projects and modernisation of meat inspection: what lessons
to be learned?- Ms P Gilli-Dunoyer, General Directorate
for food, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, France
and Consumer Products Safety Authority - The Netherlands
-Mr A Jelsma
Official Controls -Should "meat" be different?
- Mr Fco. J Dominguez Orive, Deputy Veterinary Director
- Food Standards Agency, UK
risk based meat inspection what role for the risk
assessor - Ms M Hugas, Head of Unit - Biohaz panel
FVE / TAIEX Workshop on "Strengthening livestock
health and Veterinary Services in Ukraine" Kiev 2-3 November
- A strong livestock sector needs strong veterinary services
- The economical sense of "Prevention is better than
cure" - C
- Public Health and Veterinary Public Health: the veterinarian's
role - R
- Identification, Registration and Traceability: from Farm
to Fork - A
- Herd Health Management - G
- Veterinary medicines legislation and licensing in Ukraine
- Veterinary medicines legislation in Europe - N
- Antimicrobials and responsible use - P
- The veterinary profession and education in Ukraine - state
of play - O
Rud - T
- Profound education - pre-condition for free movement of
veterinarians within Europe - M
- Statutory Body - a necessity for a well regulated profession
- Lifelong learning/Continuing Professional Development
- requirement for all vets - W
- Privatisation of the veterinary profession: role of official
vets and private vets - O
- EC supporting Ukraine - E
- 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
FVE / TAIEX Conference on Regional rabies control,
Antalya, 4-5 December 2008
FVE Conference on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus
aureus, Brussels, 8 April 2008
FVE / TAIEX Conference on Veterinary Medicines Legislation,
Zagreb, 18 March 2008