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Regional Representation for Americas

23rd Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for the Americas

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 

TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2016

Report on the Animal Health Situation (Dr Paula Cáceres, Head of the OIE Animal Health Information and Analysis Department)

The OIE Standard Setting process: active participation of the region (Dr Gastón Funes, Vice- President, OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission)

OIE Procedure for official recognition versus self-declaration (Dr Laure Weber-Vintzel, Head of the OIE Status Department)

Contribution of the Americas to the Global foot and mouth disease control strategy: towards a free  continent  (Dr  Ottorino  Cosivi,  Coordinator  Veterinary  Public  Health,  Director  Pan American Center for Foot and Mouth Disease (PANAFTOSA)-Pan American Health Organization/WHO)

Technical  item  I  (with  questionnaire):  Implementation  and  maintenance  of  animal traceability in the Americas: overview of current status and impact for international trade (Mr Eric Aubin, M. Sc., National Manager, Livestock Identification and Traceability Program, Canadian Food  Inspection Agency)

Antimicrobial Resistance: Contribution of the Americas (Dr Martine Dubuc, OIE Delegate of Canada and Secretary General of the OIE Regional Commission for the Americas)

WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2016

Technical item II (without questionnaire): Highly pathogenic avian influenza - challenges encountered and measures for preventing its spread (Dr Michael David, Director, National Import Export Services, United States Department of Agriculture)

Depopulation and/or movement of animal populations during animal health emergencies and natural disasters. Experience in the region (Dr Pastor Alfonso Zamora, Head of the OIE Collaborating Centre for Reduction of the Risk of Disasters in Animal Health (Cuba) / Ing. Hans Peter Elsner Schiffer, Bolivia)

The OIE PVS Pathway: beyond the myths (Dr François Caya, Head of the OIE Regional Activities Department)

Outcomes of the National Bridging Workshop on International Health Regulations (IHR) and OIE Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathway held in San José, Costa Rica, from 8 to 10 March 2016 (Dr Bernardo Jaén Hernández, OIE Delegate of Costa Rica / Dr Roxana Céspedes, Representative of the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica)