Middle East's first free-to-attend animal health conference to offer CPD accreditations

AgraME 2018 Photo 1Representatives from Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and Dubai Municipality’s Veterinary Services Section will take part in the conference. (Image source: AgraMe)AgraME, one of the largest exhibitions in the Middle East highlighting products and services from different agricultural sectors, is taking place on 6-8 March 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre

The exhibition will host a three-day, free-to-attend animal health conference which offers CPD accreditation to attending veterinarians. The CPD certification service operates across various industry sectors to complement the continuing professional development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies.

Government representation for the conference comes from the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and Dubai Municipality’s (DM) Veterinary Services Section. Dr Faisal Salem Hamdan Barakeh, animal production specialist for ADFCA, will present a lecture on improving the productivity of livestock Abu Dhabi, and is expected to look in-depth at the challenges facing livestock development in the Emirate.

Dr Louai Abdelrahman Ahmed, principal veterinary specialist, Dubai Municipality will focus on the DM’s measures for combating the development of AMR in the animal sector in line with OIE and FAO protocols.

Day one of the conference focusses on large animal health particulary, equines and camels. One of the major sessions of the day comes from Dr Nishar Ahmad Wani, scientific director at Reproductive Biotechnology Centre, who will be looking at the latest developments in assisted reproduction in camels.

Day three of the conference looks at herd treatment and management protocols, the role of natural supplements in animal health, gene editing techniques in animals and research in microbiology. Key speakers include Dr S Mathan Kumar, senior veterinary surgeon, Directorate General of Veterinary Services, Royal Court Affairs, Oman, Dr Soja Saghar Soman, research scientist, New York University Abu Dhabi, Dr Ahmed I Yagi, associate professor, Al Khawarizmi International College and Dr Shuaib Khan, research scientist, Himalaya Global Research Centre.

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