One Health Educational Workshop

Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, UNIMAS
20 October 2017
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Workshop type: Lecture

One Health Educational Workshop

Introduction:

Education in conservation medicine or one health in Asia is still not perfect, and its significance has sometimes been ignored, which needs to be addressed. This annual meeting of ASCM will feature a pre-congress workshop with international specialists as an introduction to the local participants. The expected audience will be mainly the zoology students from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and students or veterinarians from Malaysia. The ASCM pre-congress one health educational workshop has the strong support from Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) since 2014.

Lecturers:

  1. Achariya Sailasuta (Secretary General, Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations, Thailand)
  2. Pam Whiteley (Wildlife Health Surveillance Victoria, Australia) 
  3. Chih-Chen Chen (Assistant professor, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology; Institute of Wildlife Conservation, Taiwan)
  4. Daisuke Koyabu (Assistant professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  5. Junpei Kimura (Professor, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)

Dr. Achariya Sailasuta
FAVA, Secretary General
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Title: Role of FAVA in One Health in Asia

CV: Dr. Achariya Sailasuta , DVM  (Hons.),  F.R.V.C.S. (Vet. Pathology),   Uppsala, Sweden, Cert. in Vet. Pathology.  Miyazaki U., Japan, Ph.D. (Agriculture – Vet. Pathology), Kagoshima University, Japan and Dip. in ACCM  (Asian College of  Conservation Medicine) and Dip. Thai Board of Veterinary Pathology (DTBVP).   At present, she  is  a  professor in the Department  Pathology,  Chair  of  Companion  Animal  Cancer Research  Unit  (CAC-RU),  Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.  For her professional career, she  has  been  appointed  to be  a  Secretary General of  the Federation of  Asian Veterinary Associations, FAVA, since 2008  till present, President of the Thai Association of  Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostician, TAVLD  and   Vice  president  of  the  Veterinary Council of Thailand , VCT,  2016-2018.  She   devote herself   in the veterinary profession nearly 25 years.

Dr. Chen Chih Chen
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Institute of Wildlife Conservation, Pingtung, Taiwan
Title: Using radiotelemetry and marking techniques for wildlife disease surveillance and impact assessment

CV: Currently an Assistant Professor at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. Dr. Chen Chih Chen has numerous experience on wildlife and disease ecology. He has started working with endangered species since 2004 at the rescue center. He graduated from the department of veterinary medicine of Chiayi University and then obtained his bachelor in wildlife conservation from National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He did his Ph.D. at University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Dr. Pam Whiteley
BVSc MANZCVS (Medicine of Australian Wildlife & Epidemiology) BTeach ACCM
Coordinator, Wildlife Health Victoria: Surveillance (Wildlife Health Surveillance Victoria)
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Title: Wildlife health and disease

CV: In the 1970s Pam Whiteley was appointed as first veterinarian then vet/curator at Healesville Sanctuary (a zoo for Australian wildlife), Zoos Victoria, in the 1980s Pam did her Master of Science at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center and University of Wisconsin, and in the 1990s worked with CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory and the Victorian state Department of Environment and Primary Industry, Attwood.

In July 2008 Wildlife Health Surveillance Victoria was established at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, with Pam as Coordinator. Wildlife Health Surveillance Victoria (now Wildlife Health Victoria: Surveillance) collaborates with the Victorian public, communities (veterinary practitioners, LandCare, wildlife carers, bird observers, field naturalists etc.) and governmental and other organisations to improve our understanding of the normal patterns of morbidity and mortality in free-ranging endemic populations of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Changing health patterns are identified and factors (host, agent, environmental) involved investigated, and wildlife reservoirs of zoonotic infections are also a focus.

Pam Whiteley is an active member of the Wildlife Disease Association, Australasian Section, and the Asian Society of Conservation Medicine.  Wildlife Health Surveillance Victoria was elected to Wildlife Health Australia’s Committee of Management in 2014 and re-elected in 2016.

Dr. Daisuke Koyabu
Tokyo University, Japan
Title: Evolution and life history patterns of skeletal development in mammals

CV: Currently an Assistant Professor at the University Museum of University of Tokyo. He was educated at University of California at Berkeley, Kyoto University, and University of Tokyo, and had postdoctoral training at University of Zurich. His research is on the evolution and development of morphology among mammals. His studies have been published in PNAS, Nature Communications, and Proceedings of Royal Society B. He is the awardee of the prestigious Fritz-Frank Award of German Society of Mammalogy and Young Scientists’ Prize for the Commendation for Science and Technology of Japanese Government.

Dr. Junpei Kimura
Secretary General, ASCM
Diploma, ACCM
Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Title: The utilization of “natural resources” for the international collaborative research

CV: Currently a Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea. He was educated at Nihon University and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan and had postdoctoral training at Washington University, USA. His research is on the anatomy on mammals in Asia. He has been contributing to Asian Society of Conservation Medicine, Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine as an executive committee member.