11/28/16 07:14

Regional Continuing Advanced Hands-on Training on Virus Isolation and Identification of PRRS and Other Swine Disease Diagnosis

Beijing, 28 Nov. - 2 Dec. 2016

The OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific (OIE RRAP) has been continuing efforts to control swine diseases in the region, under the support of the Government of People's Republic of China and in collaboration with National Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (NVDL; OIE Reference Laboratory for PRRS), China Animal Disease Control Center (CADCC).  In this context, OIE RRAP held Regional Continuing Advanced Hands-on Laboratory Training on Virus Isolation and Identification of PRRS and Other Swine Disease Diagnosis at NVDL located in Beijing, P. R. China on 28 November - 2 Deember 2016, to which were invited as trainees, 11 experts from Cambodia, P. R. China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.  

This training is continuing of the previous one, Regional Hands-on Laboratory on PRRS and Others Swine Diseases Diagnosis head at the same laboratory on 13-17April 2015.  The objectives of the training were to provide the trainees with opportunities:

1. to enhance their skills in swine viral disease laboratory diagnosis focus on etiologic diagnosis

2. to improve the knowledge about establishing new detective method, evaluating and choosing the diagnostic reagent kits in clinical application as well as quality control of diagnostic result

3. to promote further understanding of OIE standards on veterinary laboratory work, including specimen handling and bio-risk management; and

4. to allow experience sharing and to facilitate cooperation between participating countries.

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