Annual scientific conference of the European College of Veterinary Public Health
MAN-IMAL professors represented
At the beginning of October was held the annual scientific conference of the European College of Veterinary Public Health: the annual meeting of members and residents of the European College of Veterinary Public Health.
What is this institution?
Veterinarians are organised according to their speciality in different colleges, in Europe and in the United States.
The European Board for Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS) indeed recognises 27 European Colleges of Veterinary Specialists: Neurology, Laboratory Animal Medicine, Animal Reproduction, Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine, Aquatic Animal Health, Bovine Health Management, Equine Internal Medicine, Porcine Health Management, Poultry Veterinary Science, Small Ruminant Health Management, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Veterinary Dermatology, Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Veterinary Pathologists, Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Veterinary Surgeons, Zoological Medicine, Veterinary Dental College and Parasitology College.
When a college opens, it recognises first de facto members, according to their expertise in the field.
Then, the usual recruitment process requires a 3-7 year residency, followed by and exam with the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS).
Members don’t become members for life. Every 5 years, they have to present a file proving their expertise (through research articles, teaching, …) and they have to take part in at least 2 annual meetings over 5 years.
To be part of a European College is a peer recognition and an institutional validation of one’s expertise. It is also a way to boost one’s academic career for teachers (indispensable in Belgium for example) or freelance career for veterinarians working in practices and clinics.
The European College of Veterinary Public Health has 2 branches:
- The Food Science college has 4 French members, including Catherine Magras and Jean-Michel Cappelier, both MAN-IMAL teachers.
Morgane Salines (MAN-IMAL Master’s degree graduate) is a resident.
- The Population Medicine college has 3 MAN-IMAL teachers as members: Christine Fourichon, Nathalie Ruvoen and François Beaudeau.
Aurélien Madouasse and Carole Peroz, both MAN-IMAL teachers too, are residents.
During their residency, the candidates have to follow training programs, take part in meetings, carry out research projects, publish, teach… in order to fill all the modules of their residency curriculum. Their work is validated every year and when the curriculum is completed, they present a final written and oral exam.
At the last annual conference in Liège, Morgane Salines presented an oral communication and 2 posters on risk management in poultry slaughterhouses and surveillance strategies of the hepatitis E virus in swine population.