Department of Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and its alliances are joining force with World Organisation for Animal Health or Office International des Epizooties (OIE) to organize “4th OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education” in order to strengthen Veterinary Education worldwide. Veterinary Education is a key to sustainable improvement of public and private sector components of Veterinary Services (VS), the outcome of which is a global public good which will be improving life quality of the world’s population.
During the press conference on “4th OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education” held on Wednesday 18 May 2016, Dr. Sorravis Thaneto, Deputy Director General & Spokesman of Department of Livestock Development said, “Thailand was chosen to host “4th OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education” which will be held during 22-24 June 2016 at Dusit Thani Bangkok, Thailand. The conference will be co-hosted by the Department of Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in cooperation with World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Thailand Veterinary Dean Consortium, Veterinary Council of Thailand and the Thai Veterinary Medical Association under the Royal Patronage. The objectives of the conference are to develop internationally endorsed recommendations on actions to be taken by Veterinary Education Establishments (VEEs) and partners to improve the quality of veterinary education globally. It will bring key actors in this sector closer together for better harmonization of veterinary education standards worldwide, based on OIE guidelines. In addition, it will be improving the quality of VS which will affect the social and economic. The conference will convene approximately 500-600 key participants from 180 OIE’s Member Countries.
The interesting topics during the conference include “Veterinary Education: Global Progress”, How to support VEEs to implement Day 1 Competencies and the Model Core Curriculum, Improving other important skills such as leadership, communication, economics and life-long learning, and Best teaching practices in the Information Age and many more.
NCC-PCO is more than ready to manage and organize this special event on 22-24 June 2016. We would very much like to be a part of Livestock Development in Thailand to witness the significant movement for Veterinary Education in the near future.