Seminar on the New OIE Animal Health Information System

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					          Seminar on the New OIE World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS)
                                Tbilisi, 24-27 October 2005

                   Organised by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and
                                 the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia

                                         Provisional programme


Sunday 23 October 2005

Arrival of participants in Tbilisi
Transfer of participants to the Sheraton Metekhi Palace Hotel

Monday 24 October 2005

08:30 – 09:00           Registration of participants

09:00 – 09:30           Opening ceremony: Prime Minister of Georgia, Minister of Agriculture,
                        Chairman of the Agrarian Issues Committee, OIE Director General, President of
                        the Regional Commission for Europe

09:30 – 10:30   New obligations of Member Countries for Terrestrial and Aquatic                    Animal
                       Health Notifications to the OIE following the respective Codes: When and
                which kind of information should be provided?

10:30 – 11:00   Break

11:00 – 12:00           Basic principles of epidemiology and national animal disease surveillance and
                        monitoring systems

12:00 – 13:00           General presentation of the WAHIS internet application – functions and rules

13:00 – 14:30   Lunch

14:30 – 16:30   Immediate notification and follow-up (terrestrial             animals):   basis   of    the
                      OIE’s Early Warning System for terrestrial animals

16:30 – 17:00   Break

17:00 – 18:30 Immediate notification and follow-up for terrestrial animals using the WAHIS
        Web application

19:30                   Dinner


Tuesday 25 October 2005

09:00 – 10:30   Immediate notification and follow-up (aquatic                animals):    basis   of    the
                      OIE’s Early Warning System for aquatic animals

10:30 – 11:00   Break
11:00 – 12:00            Immediate notification and follow-up for aquatic animals using the WAHIS Web
                         application

12:00 – 13:00            General discussion

13:00 – 14:30   Lunch

14:30 – 15:30            Six-monthly reports, basis of the OIE Monitoring System

15:30 – 16:30            Six-monthly reporting using the WAHIS internet application

16:30 – 17:00   Break

17:00 – 18:30   Six-monthly reporting using the WAHIS internet application (cont.)

19:30                    Dinner


Wednesday 26 October 2005

09:00 – 10:30   Annual questionnaire: what is its content?
                         Annual questionnaire using the WAHIS internet application

10:30 – 11:00   Break

11:00 – 13:00   Outputs of the WAHIS on the OIE Web site:
                         World Animal Health Information Database Interface: WAHID Interface

13:00 – 14:30   Lunch

14:30 – 16:00   How to improve national Veterinary Services to comply with OIE rights and
                     obligations

16:00 – 17:00   General Discussion

17:00 – 18:00   Conclusions and Recommendations

18:00 – 18:30   Closing Ceremony

20:00                    Dinner


Thursday 27 October 2005

Technical and cultural visit:

09:00                    Visit to the Epidemiological Monitoring Station (EMS) in Tbilisi. Presentation of
                         the TADR project implemented by the Government of the United States of
                         America

                         Visit to the Kakheti Region: wineries and farmers



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