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Regional Seminar for OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Laboratories

Jeju, Korea R.O, 5–7 April 2016

The Regional Seminar for National Focal Points for Veterinary Laboratories (1st cycle – Asia and the Pacific) was held in Jeju, Korea RO from 5 to 7 April 2016. This seminar was attended by a total of 41 participants, including 25 representatives (21 Focal Points, 3 Proxies and 1 Observer) from 24 countries, 5 Speakers (including experts from AAHL, BSC, ad hoc group on Biosafety, FAO and WHO), 2 officials from the host country, 4 interns and 5 OIE staff.

The seminar provided participants 1) with knowledge of the rights, commitments and responsibilities of the OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Laboratories in the standard-setting process and compliance with the OIE International Standards; 2) with information on the role and responsibilities of Veterinary Services or other relevant competent authorities for the national veterinary laboratory network; and 3) to share and discuss experiences between countries of the region.

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