The Lebanon branch of the WPSA held its annual meeting on October 12, 2017, at the Lancaster Hotel in Hazmieh, a suburb of Beirut, the capital. The meeting was held at the beginning of a two day conference sponsored by the Branch in cooperation with Elanco.

The annual meeting was chaired by the President Dr. Nuhad J. Daghir, who welcomed the members and their guests and presented both the secretary’s report prepared by Dr. Nada Usayran and the financial report prepared by the treasurer Mr. Samir Cortbawi. Both reports  were approved by the members , after a brief explanation by the President. The business meeting was then followed by the scientific conference which lasted for two days (October12-13, 2017). The first day covered the subject of “Global policy developments , the regulation of the use of antibiotics in the veterinary sector and the reality of antimicrobial resistance”. The second day dealt with the topic “An overview of the regulatory assessment of veterinary medicines and vaccines”. The conference focused on topics of interest to regional regulators as well as poultry producers and scientists (see program below). This is why besides members of the Lebanon Branch, several regional regulators as well as scientists from Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were invited and attended the two day meetings. Over 50 members and invitees attended the conference and they all participated in the discussions that followed the presentations.  The lectures were given by a selection of specialists from the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Lebanon, in poultry science, microbiology, vaccines and representatives from regulatory bodies and international organizations. Dr. M. Farran, the V/P of the Branch coordinated all arrangements with the sponsors and chaired the meeting during the second day while the President of the Branch chaired the meeting during the first day.



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