Abu Dhabi: Reiterating its global position as a premier event venue for all sectors, the Emirates of Abu Dhabi has been chosen to host the 37th World Veterinary Association Congress at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Planned to be organized from the 29th of March to the 31st, the prestigious annual event will be organized by the Emirates Veterinary Association, bringing together industry leaders and the global veterinary community to present and discuss latest innovations in the field.
This will be the first time when the prestigious annual event will be coming to the Middle East.
The Capital City was chosen after a combined bid by the Emirates Veterinary Association, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB) emerged victorious from a demanding selection process involving multiple competing destinations from around the world.
Speaking on the occasion about the critical nature of Veterinary Medicine, Sheikha Alyazia bint Sultan Al Nahyan, Honorary President of the Emirates Veterinary Association, observed that, “Veterinary medicine is a national, significant need in the United Arab Emirates, and our country recognizes the importance and necessity of veterinary medicine for its ability in achieving human safety and animal health.
The specialty of veterinary medicine has become one of the national needs that are in line with comprehensive development projects in the country, where veterinary care ensures the health of all animals, humans and society, due to the fact that it prevents diseases and epidemics and ensures preservation of food safety.”
Sheikha Alyazia further added that, “Therefore, the UAE seeks to do more in the veterinary field by preparing national cadres in veterinary specialties and providing the labor market in the country with qualified veterinarians. We established the Emirates Veterinary Association in order to develop scientific thinking in the different fields of veterinary medicine and to establish educational and training programs for Emirati students as well as support the skills development of veterinarians in the UAE. Our main goal in preparing for the congress is to gather veterinarians from different parts of the world under one roof to exchange experience and knowledge.”
“The World Veterinary Association Congress is a long-standing event with a distinguished, worldwide reputation, and we look forward to welcoming the Congress and its participants to the emirate, and to the Middle East, for the first time. I am sure they will find Abu Dhabi’s cutting-edge infrastructure, top-class culture and entertainment attractions, warm hospitality and enhanced health and safety protocols will leave a lasting impression,” Mr. Al Shamsi added.
Meanwhile, Dr. Roula Shaaban Ibrahim Hassan, President of the Emirates Veterinary Association and MENA Councilor for the World Veterinary Association Congress, stated that, “The Emirates Veterinary Association’s winning bid to host the Congress in Abu Dhabi marks the first time this global event will be held in the Middle East – a tremendous accomplishment for us all. Hosting this congress will allow us to raise awareness of the importance of a veterinarian’s role in ensuring the safety of animals and provide investment opportunities for veterinary medicine.”
The EVA President elaborated that, “We also hope to encourage educational institutions and regulatory authorities to conduct further research into veterinary medicine. The congress also supports the efforts of the UAE government in developing sustainable agriculture and protecting the health of flora and fauna to enhance biosecurity and achieve food security, a domain in which veterinarians play a crucial role.”