The Animal Health Industry - An essential partner for Global Health

IFAH-Europe is very pleased with the success of its annual conference "The Animal Health industry - an essential partner for Global Health", an all day event which took place yesterday (Wednesday 28 June 2023) at the Crowne Plaza Brussels-Europa hotel in the EU quarter of Brussels. The conference was very well attended with over 130 participants from the animal health industry, the EU institutions, national regulatory agencies, agricultural sector organisations, the veterinary profession, academia and the media.

The conference was opened by DG Health & Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou. The four main sessions of the conference featured speakers and chairs from the EU institutions (EMEA, EFSA, European Commission, European Parliament), international organisations (FAO, OIE), the animal health industry, NGOs (vétérinaires sans frontières) and academia. The conference covered a wide range of topics related to innovation in the animal health industry including the need for efficient regulatory systems, the work of the European Technology Platform for Global Animal Health (ETPGAH), the importance of animal disease control in developing countries, stakeholder cooperation in the food chain and the Community Animal Health Policy (CAHP) and the need to continue to develop innovative medicines to treat and prevent animal diseases including zoonotic diseases.

 IFAH-Europe publishes proceedings of the conference

IFAH-Europe has produced a detailed proceedings of its 2006 annual conference. Please click here to download a copy of the report.

IFAH-Europe Press Release, 30 June 2006: IFAH-Europe conference stresses the benefits of animal health and innovation to society

"The Animal Health Industry - an essential partner for Global Health' - final programme
Opening session

Session 1 "A successful history of innovation - a formula for future challenges"
Chair: Horst Schnellhardt, MEP

Session 2 "The benefits of innovation in the animal health industry"
Chair: Manuel Hallen , European Commission DG Research

Session 3 "A new alliance for improving animal health"
Chair: Hermanus Versteijlen, European Commission DG Agriculture

Session 4 "An improved regulatory framework for Animal Health innovation"
Chair: Martin Terberger, European Commission DG Enterprise

Closing session
Finnish presidency plans for animal health - Veli-Mikko Niemi, Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry, Finland


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