The China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (China FETPV) seeks to improve animal and public health using scientific and risk based approaches to the control of transboundary animal diseases, emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases. The program provides training that will benefit the economy, the community and agricultural producers, including smallholders, by improving the knowledge, expertise and experience of veterinary field epidemiologists.
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China FETPV – Success with Third Module and Inaugural Annual Seminar


Group photo for China FETPV Annual Seminar

The 3rd module of the China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (FETPV) 2nd cohort and annual seminar of the China FETPV were successfully held in Qingdao from 19th to 29th November 2013. This training module mainly focused on the topics of applied data analysis, outbreak investigation and review of trainees’ field studies. International trainers Prof Dirk Pfeiffer, Dr Julian Drewe and Dr Javier Guitian from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London and national trainers Dr Wang Youming, Dr Shen Chaojian and Dr Wei Xinjie from the China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center (CAHEC), Dr Wang Jingfei from Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Dr Han Xue from China Animal Disease Control Center (CADC) delivered the training to 19 veterinary officers from the national, provincial and municipality veterinary authorities in China.

The inaugural two-day Annual Seminar was held from 28th to 29th November and representatives from provincial Centers for Animal Disease Prevention and Control (ACDCs), CAHEC, RVC and FAO ECTAD, China participated. The seminar was facilitated by Dr Wang Youming, Dr Kang Jingli, Dr Shen Chaojian and Dr Guo Fusheng. During the seminar, Dr Huang Baoxu from CAHEC, Prof John Edwards from FAO ECTAD China and three RVC trainers delivered thematic presentations. It was the first annual seminar since the launch of the China FETPV program in 2010. This created a good opportunity to bring the FETPV trainees from the 1st and 2nd cohorts together to share their experiences in their respective research domains and to have in-depth discussion over the veterinary epidemiology practices in China and key issues regarding animal diseases control with provincial professionals. The next training module will be held in June/July 2014.