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2011 International Travel Spotlight

Beijing, China - May-June 2011

Beijing, ChinaDr. Gary Vroegindewey, director of global health initiatives at VA-MD Vet Med's Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM) in College Park, Md., traveled to Beijing, China to participate in the 17th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine.

The CPCVM developed and coordinated veterinary medical presentations at the event, which marked the first time veterinarians were represented in the forum. Presenters at the event included:

  • AVMA
  • World Animal Health Organization (OIE)
  • Veterinarians Without Borders
  • US Army Veterinary Corps
  • Louisiana State University
  • Massey University-New Zealand
  • World Society for Protection of Animals
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare

Vroegindewey presented the plenary session veterinary keynote talk on "One Health-The Veterinarians Role in International Disasters." USDA APHIS conducted a post-conference workshop on Foreign Animal Disease training in conjunction with the China Agricultural University which was attended by more than 70 faculty and students.

Beijing, China