The 6th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference of the CVA and the 27th VAM congress was successfully completed on March 27th at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Five hundred and fifteen (515) registered participants attended the Conference. Of this 125 were international participants from 44 countries; to name a few from Commonwealth countries by region(i). Africa – Ghana, Brunei Darussalam, India, Singapore, Nepal, Malaysia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, (iii). Caribbean Trinidad, Cayman Islands, St.Vincents, Belize (iv). Europe - United Kingdom, and (iv).Pacific – Australia, Fiji ,Samoa, and New Zealand. Non-Commonwealth countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, United States, France, Italy and Japan.
The conference was inaugurated on Monday 23rd March by the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Government of Malaysia Dato' Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and the closing ceremony on Thursday 26th March,2015 was done by Dato' Haji Tajuddin Abdul Rahman Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry.
The CVA held its Executive Committee meeting on Sunday 22nd and the CVA Council Meeting on Monday 23rd where in the action plan for the next four years was discussed.
The Scientific Conference with the theme “Providing Holistic Solutions to Changing Global Challenges – Threats and Opportunities for Veterinarians” provided a platform and opportunity for all delegates to hear and participate in the discussions in each session
On Tuesday 24th there was a full day Plenary Session followed by a whole day Workshop on Animal Welfare on Wednesday 25th .
Thirteen (13) plenary speakers and 69 invited speakers for 10 Parallel Scientific Sessions all specialists in their fields and having worked for many years with in their field of specialty participated in the Scientific Programme. There were 120 posters
In summary it was an opportunity for veterinarians to provide holistic solutions to changing global challenges.