It is my pleasure to announce that the Malaysian Veterinary Medical Association, (MAVMA) will be organising the 22nd Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) Congress 2023 which will be held from 3rd-5th November 2023 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia in conjunction with 33rd MAVMA Congress.
FAVA is a regional organisation whose membership is composed of 27 different professional veterinary associations, associate, and affiliate members in the Asia Oceania region with more than 100, 000 veterinarians while MAVMA is a professional association for all registered veterinary surgeons under the Malaysian Veterinary Council.
This biannual Congress gathers veterinarians, academicians, and industry players to meet, discuss and exchange ideas, knowledge and expertise to improve the veterinary profession and to enhance the veterinary services to better serve the animal sector and society at large.
This year’s Congress will look at the global threat of climate change, biodiversity loss, animal health and welfare. The size and diversity of the region is large and the consequences of these global threats on animal health may be affected by heat-related diseases and stress, extreme weather events, adaptation of animal productions systems and emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases, especially vector-borne diseases. In addition, the importance of animal welfare, food safety and antimicrobial resistance will need to be emphasised. Hence, it is therefore crucial for countries to have strong and efficient veterinary services workforce whether in the public or private domain to be able to tackle the many challenges faced in the veterinary field and in the industry.
Our fellow committee members are working hard to put together an impactful and relevant scientific programme, with specially crafted workshops and masterclasses with excellent invited speakers. We hope this Congress serves as an excellent platform for fellow FAVA country members to meet and greet, make connections and network.
I would like to extend my sincere invitation to fellow colleagues in FAVA and MAVMA to join us in the 22nd FAVA Congress 2023 and 33rd MAVMA Congress 2023 and to make this congress a great success.
On behalf of FAVA, MAVMA Executive Committee and the Organising Committee, we thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at the congress!
PROF. DATO’ DR. QUAZA NIZAMUDDIN HASSAN NIZAM
Chairman 22nd FAVA & 33rd MAVMA Congress