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WSAVA World Congress 2016: Celebrating our Global Community in the Glorious Setting of Cartagena, Colombia!

Published: 10/25/2016

During this year’s Congress, 3,000 delegates learned from each other, shared ideas and made new friendships with colleagues from around the world.

Our 41st Congress was another record breaker. Delegates from more than 70 countries took full advantage of an outstanding scientific program, a sold-out exhibition hall and a dazzling array of social events, including a ‘Dinner Party in White’, held in a beautiful square in the historic old town of Cartagena and a fantastic end of Congress Beach party.

Highlights included:

A dynamic Members’ Forum

Member Representatives worked in groups, discussing the key challenges facing our professional globally and developing action plans to tackle them.

The presentation of the prestigious annual WSAVA Awards

This year's winners are:

WSAVA International Award for Scientific Achievement:

Professor Erik Teske

Dr Julie Stafford (left) receiving her award from Dr Marina Debenardi, Worldwide Director, Global Professional Veterinary Affairs at Hill's Pet Nutrition

WSAVA Meritorious Service Award:

Dr Jorge Guerrero

WSAVA One Health Award:

Dr Luke Gamble

Dr Luke Gamble (left) receiving his award from Professor Michael Day

A collaborative and constructive Rabies Summit

Veterinarians and public health experts from Colombia discussed the challenge caused by rabies in the country and strategies for dealing with it. The Summit, held on World Rabies Day (28 September 2016), was chaired by Professor Michael Day, Chair of the WSAVA One Health Committee, and was attended by Dr Luke Gamble, founder of the charity Mission Rabies.

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