WVA InfoNews - January 2013

WVA EXCOM & Council Meetings – January 2013

On 5-7 January 2013, the WVA EXCOM and Council members met in Taipei, Taiwan. During the successful meetings, the WVA Council took many significant decisions in order to lead the WVA for the future as the voice of the global veterinary profession.

For example, WVA Council:

- adopted the WVA Strategy 2013 – 2018 (click HERE for the document),

- adopted a new set of principles for the future World Veterinary Congress [a final decision to change the current WVC rules is to be made by Presidents Assembly (PA) in Prague 2013].

- Supported the working group on the WVA Constitution & Bylaws final report and made some amendments to it. The final document will be sent to the WVA members for comments and then it will be submitted to the PA for possible adoption.

The complete reports of the WVA EXCOM and Council will be sent to the WVA members shortly.

FAVA Congress 2013 

The 2013 Congress of Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) was held on 4-7 January 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. The congress was attended by more than 1000 delegates from Asia and from other parts of the world. During the Gala dinner, the WVA President, Dr Faouzi Kechrid gave a speech and exchanged trophies with the Taiwan Veterinary Association President, Dr. Kuo Cho-Che and with FAVA president, Dr. Johnson Chiang. More information on the FAVA Congress 2013 can be found HERE.

New WVA member: Philippine Veterinary Medical Association

Following the WVA Council decision of 6th January 2013, the WVA is happy to welcome the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) as a full member of the World Veterinary Association. The WVA is looking very much forward to collaborating closely with the PVMA.  

WVA events 2013

WVC 2013: The main WVA event in 2013 is the World Veterinary Congress (WVC) 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic on 17-20 September. Registration is now open. All the necessary information regarding WVC 2013 can be found in the following website: 

WVA Veterinary education conference:  The WVA Council decided to postpone the WVA Veterinary education conference which was planned to May 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference will be held in Bangkok during 2014 but the date is not decided yet. More information will be followed. 

Keep on the good collaboration

The WVA would like to wish you all the best for 2013 and is looking forward to continue the good collaboration with you. Happy 2013!