On behalf of my fellow colleagues in Veterinary Association Malaysia and Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the opportunity to host the 21st Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations Congress in 2021, in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia – with the theme “Asia United for Animal Health & Welfare”.
We believe that this 21st congress will be the platform for our industry to convene and share latest discoveries, build new and old relationships, develop collaborations, and of course inspire the next generation of veterinary professionals.
Every country and city in the region is facing many challenges, but we truly believe that our collective willpower, resources and expertise can overcome these challenges in due time.
We hope that this congress will provide you with the opportunity to GET & STAY CONNECTED – rekindle with old friends, forge new friendships, develop new collaborations, identify new trainee/training opportunities, build and grow your network in this big family, find inspiration or inspire others, identify clever solutions and engage in robust discussion.
The scientific committee has put together scientific sessions around a variety of relevant and cutting edge themes, and included pre congress workshops and networking sessions that can enhance interactions. We anticipate to see a wide array of exhibitors and sponsors here to showcase their latest products that can possibly help you in your practice to overcome all challenges.
We look forward to meeting you in person this October 14 – 16, 2021 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia – a beautiful and animal friendly city!
Should you require any assistance in getting yourself registered for the congress, please do not hesitate to contact our secretariat team at firstname.lastname@example.org and be assured that the team will do their best to provide assistance.
Thank you and see you soon!
Dato’ Dr. Quaza Nizamuddin bin Hassan Nizam
Chairman of 21st Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations Congress 2021 (FAVA)
|Organising Chairman||Dato’ Dr. Quaza Nizamuddin bin Hassan Nizam|
|Vice Chairman||Dato’ Dr. Norlizan bin Mohd Noor|
|Secretary||Dr. Helen ak. Mitin|
|Treasurer||Dr. Chong Yoon Chuk|
|Scientific||Dr. Reuben Sunil
|Sponsorship||Dr. Sam Mohan
Dato’ Dr. Norlizan bin Mohd Noor
Dr. Chuo Hock Tieng
|State Government Liaison Officer||Dr. Adrian Susin Ambud|
The idea of forming a regional organization whose membership will be composed of the different professional veterinary associations of Asia was started by the officers of the Philippine Veterinary Association in December,1974 led by its President, Dr.Teodulo M. Topacio, Jr.
During, the Annual Convention (Congress) of the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), held in February 20-21, 1976. The presidents of the interested associations were invited to attend on February 18, 1976, the officers of the PVMA led by Dr.Topacio, met with Dr. Katsuji Sugimura, of the National institute of Animal Health and in charge of foreign affairs of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA)
Since its founding, FAVA has held the FAVA Congress every two years, hosted by the respective country Veterinary Association, The Executive Council of FAVA meets every year and likewise is hosted by the respective country Veterinary Association,
During this meeting it was agreed that the veterinary associations of Asia should be organized into one federation. A Declaration of Purpose embodying the objectives and the reasons for the establishment of such a federationwas drafted and finalized. The constitution and by-laws was also drafted. It was agreed that these documents will be presented to all the interested Asian Veterinary Associations for comments and suggestions. Then it should be finalized in a meeting of all the concerned representatives of the veterinary associations. It was also agreed that the name of the federation will be called: “The Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA)”. The formal organization and first congress will be held in Manila when the concerned associations are ready to discuss the constitution and by-laws for final approval.
In February, 1977, a new set of officers of the PVMA were elected for the year 1977-78. It was led by Dr. Rodolfo S. Peneyra as the new President. The officers believed that the formal organization of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) was now ready. It was decided that the 1st FAVA Congress should be held sometime in February, 1978. The 1st FAVA Congress and the 1st Executive Council of Representatives was finally held in Manila on February 21-23, 1978, at the Philippine International Convention Center.