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OIE 26th Conference of the OIE regional Commission for Europe
(22-26 September 2014, Bern - Switzerland)


Bern, 26 September 2014 - The 26th Conference of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Regional Commission for Europe, attended by 53 Member Countries from the Region, was held in Bern (Switzerland) from 22 to 26 September 2014. It was organised in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office.  

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List of Participants (under development)

Report and Recommendations (under development)

Power point presentations:

-> Day 1
OIE Activities and Vision for the 21st Century
(Dr Bernard Vallat, OIE Director General)
Activities of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe (Dr Ago Pärtel, President of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe)
Activities of the OIE Regional and Sub-Regional Representations (Prof N. Belev; Dr N. Leboucq; Prof K. Lukauskas)
Technical Item I (with questionnaire)“Animal health in the light of natural disasters and bioterrorism” ( (Dr Gary Vroegindewey, Director, Global Health Initiatives, Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland)
OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission – Issues of interest to the Region- Challenges and proposals (Dr Etienne Bonbon, Vice-President of the OIE Code Commission)
Facilitation of international competition horse movements – A new OIE initiative (Dr Susanne Münstermann, Project Officer, OIE Scientific and Technical Department)
Regional Survey and outcomes (Dr Lucio Carbajo-Goni)
The OIE Approach to One Health (Dr Stéphane De la Rocque, Animal Health Specialist, OIE Sub Regional Representation in Brussels)

--> Day 2
Technical Item II (without questionnaire): “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea: current global situation and possible threat for Europe” (Dr Harpreet Kochhar, Chief Veterinary Officer, Executive Director, Animal Health Directorate, Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
OIE Regional Platform on animal welfare for Europe (Dr Stanislav Ralchev, Technical assistant, OIE Sub Regional Representation in Brussels)
Animal health situation of Member Countries in the region during the first semester of 2014 (Dr Paula Caceres, Head, OIE Animal Health Information Department)
Celebration of the centenary of the Swiss Veterinary Service and the creation of the new Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO)
Update on African swine fever(Dr Nadège Leboucq)
Foot and Mouth Disease Control in Eastern Europe (Dr Kazimieras Lukauskas)
Foot-and-Mouth situation in Northern Africa (Dr JL Angot / France)

Presentations by international and regional organisations

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