The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has been carrying out actions to strengthen the surveillance systems for veterinary drugs, through a regional project involving Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which ends in 2016. In addition, at the end of 2015 IICA hosted a technical forum to discuss strategic issues within the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs.
As a result of these activities, it has been identified the need for creating opportunities for analysis and awareness raising on the responsible use of veterinary drugs and its relation to food safety.
Representatives of the official animal health and food safety services, representatives of the private sector, the pharmaceutical industry and academia. Moreover, countries' Codex contact-points and members of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods - CCRVDF.
Dates: August 26th and 30th 2016
|August 26th (Costa Rica Time)||Topics / Presentations||Speaker / Specialist|
|2:00 pm – 2:15 pm||Opening / Introductory Remarks.||Robert Ahern, AHFS - IICA / Diego Varela, CCLAC|
|2:15 pm – 3:00 pm||Describe production systems and their use of veterinary drugs and prospects||Dr. Gonzalo Carmona (R.L. Dos Pinos)|
|3:00 pm – 3:45 pm||Describe quality assurance and surveillance programs in place||Dr. Marcelo Galas, Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Washington, USA|
|3:45 pm – 4:30 pm||Introduce Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Withdraw Periods and Associated Themes||Dr. José Luis Rojas, SENASA, Costa Rica|
|4:30 pm – 5:00 pm||Q&A - Discussion and Closing Remarks||IICA - ACHIPIA|
|August 30th (Costa Rica Time)||Topics / Presentations||Speaker / Specialist|
|1:00 pm – 1:15 pm||Opening / Introductory Remarks||Robert Ahern, AHFS - IICA / Diego Varela, CCLAC|
|1:15 pm – 2:15 pm||MRL definition and adoption in countries and their relationship to public health||Dr. Kevin Greenlees, Chairman - CCRVDF|
|2:15 pm – 3:15 pm||Current topics under discussion in CCRVDF||Dra. Brandi Robinson, FDA – US Delegate to the CCRVDF|
|3:15 pm – 4:00 pm||Case studies, Food trade implications||Dra. Bertha Giner, Elanco|
|4:00 pm – 4:30 pm||Q&A - Discussion and Closing Remarks||IICA|
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