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Regional Meeting for OIE Reference Centres for Asia and the Pacific
6th February 2017 @ 12:00 am - 7th February 2017 @ 12:00 am
The global network of OIE Reference Centre is the central core of the OIE’s scientific excellence. In 2016, OIE has a global network of Reference Centers consisting of 260 Reference Laboratories, covering 119 Diseases or Topics in 39 Countries, and 51 Collaborating Centers covering 46 Topic in 26 countries. In Asia and the Pacific region, there are 51 Reference Laboratories and 11 Collaborating Centers. These Reference Centres have been playing important roles for the improvement of animal health and welfare in the region.
The objectives of the meeting are designed:
– To identify and share challenges in key activities of OIE Reference Centres and to discuss ways forward to improve their service.
– To promote networking and cooperation among OIE Reference Centres
To encourage the participation in OIE Twinning Programme by sharing lessons learnt from the experiences.