10th CaribVET Steering Committee Meeting, Epigenesis/CaribVET conference

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Lun, 04/20/2015 - 16:15 - Vie, 04/24/2015 - 16:15

The CaribVET network has held its 10th Steering Committee Meeting in conjunction with the 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the Epigenesis Project (EU/7th FP, Regpot, 2013-2016 executed by CIRAD Guadeloupe).

For the first time, all technical and scientific presentations of the network were presented during the first Regional Conference on research and surveillance in Animal Health(1 day) together with presentations dealing with research conducted in Guadeloupe on priority diseases for the region.

All other presentations and discussions dealing with Network sustainability, strategical discussins, and achievements/recommendations of working groups were made during the CaribVET Steering Committe (1 day).

Round tables were finally organised at the end of the Steering Committee meeting with all partners of the Epigenesis Project, in order to strengthen the benefits of the project for the region, most particularly better define the work plan and topics to be addressed by the post-doc research project which were elaborated based on the gaps evidenced in the region in spatial epidemioloy and economics.

The recommendations of the CaribVET Steering Committee meeting were further discussed and endorsed by the Caricom CVO meeting which was organized 24 April, at CIRAD Antilles Guyane Headquarter, in Neufchateau (Capesterre Belle-Eau)

Week programme:

20 April: EPIGENESIS project 2nd SC meeting, Scientific committee and Innovative Task Force meetings (venue: CIRAD/INRA Campus, Duclos, Petit Bourg)
21 April: CaribVET/Epigenesis conference (Venue: Raizet, Espace regional, to confirm)
22-23 April: CaribVET SC meeting with organisation of Round tables / recommendations (Venue: Creole Beach hotel, Gosier)

23 April afternoon: Social activity with the groups followed by a Gala Diner & traditional music from Guadeloupe (Gwo Ka night)

24 April: CARICOM CVO Meeting (CIRAD Neufchateau, Capesterre Belle-Eau)

Access to presentations and report minute

  • Presented during the 1st Regional Conference on Animal Health Surveillance and Research (Epigenesis Website)
  • Presentations of the CaribVET SC meeting (see below)
  • CaribVET SC meeting recommendations (See Below) - presentations are ordered by sessions (CU - Coordination Unit; SD: Swine Diseases; AD: Avian Diseases; lab: Laboratory; T&TBD: Ticks and tick borne diseases; VPH: Veterinary Public Health; Epi: epidemiology/surveillance)


Final agenda

  • Regional Conference (see attached)
  • CaribVET Steering Committee Meeting (see attached)


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Participation of Chief Veterinary Officers from CARIFORUM countries was supported by the 10th European Development Funds SPS Project: “Support to the Forum of Caribbean States in the implementation of the commitments undertaken under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures” being executed by IICA. Additional funding support was provided by Guadeloupe Region and French Ministry of Agriculture (DAAF Guadeloupe).

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