Meetings OIE/JTF Project on FMD Control in Asia

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FMD Scientific Meeting for East Asia under OIE/JTF Project for FMD Control in Asia

FMD Scientific Meeting for East Asia was organised for the first time under the OIE/JTF  Project on FMD Control in Asia, at Hustai National Park, Mongolia, on October 8, 2013, back-to-back with the 2nd NCP- and 2nd CC Meetings. Objectives of the scientific meeting were to create opportunity for Members to exchange scientific information on FMD studies conducted in FMD diagnostic laboratory in each Member, and also to encourage joint research or joint studies among members.

Participants of the meeting included Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), NCP, Chief of FMD National Laboratory and 2-3 FMD researchers from P.R. China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, D.P.R. Korea, R.O. Korea and Mongolia.

Dr Victor Nikiforov, OIE FMD Reference Laboratory in Russia gave a keynote presentation and actively participate in the discussion. Total of 15 scientific papers were presented with enthusuatic question-and-answer exchanges.  Dr Huichen Guo from Lanzhou, P.R. China received award for the best presentation. The scientific meeting under the OIE/JTF Project has been planned to be organised every 2 years, in 2013 and 2015.