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International Activities Organized in Latin America

  • International FDA workshop entitled “Various Regulatory Aspects of Veterinary Drugs and Biologics". This one day workshop was held in Guadalajara, Mexico on August 2009. Regulatory officials and industry representatives from Latin American countries attended the workshop. Using a formal presentation format, this workshop focused on both pre-approval and post-approval topics. Additionally, a presentation was included from USDA/APHIS on the approval of biologics (vaccines). (After CAMEVET)
  • International FDA workshop entitled “Safety of Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Edible Tissues of Food Animals”. This one week long workshop was held in San José, Costa Rica on January 2010 with the participation of most of the countries from Central America.
  • International FDA workshop entitled “Update on Approving Veterinary Drugs and Biologics”. This one day workshop was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on September 2010, and was attended by approximately 65 government official and private sector representatives. (After CAMEVET)
  • FDA/CVM International Seminar entitled “Brief discussion about the evaluation of antimicrobial drugs for human food-animals”. This seminar was held in Santiago, Chile, on November 2010. It was offered to representatives of terrestrial producers, as well as government officials, academic members of local universities and other authorities of the hosting country. This seminar was attended by approximately 230 people. The topic of antimicrobial resistance and the information delivered was of significantly high interest for this big group of attendees and generated very interesting discussions. This seminar provided an opportunity for regulatory officials (Chilean and USA) to interact with representatives from the regulated industry, the affected producer groups (both terrestrial and aquaculture producers) and the academic partners, exchanging information and ideas to better understand the drug approval process (Chilean and USA), reinforce the good practices for drug use and identify areas for future discussions and interactions.
  • FDA/CVM International Seminar entitled “Brief discussion about the evaluation of antimicrobial drugs for human food-animals”. This seminar was held in Puerto Varas, Chile, on November 2010. It was offered to representatives of aquaculture producers, as well as SERNAPESCA (National Fishery Services) government officials, academic members of local universities and other local authorities. Approximately 120 people attend this seminar.
  • International FDA workshop entitled “CVM’s Veterinary Drug Life-Cycle Management”. This one day workshop was held in Mendoza, Argentina, on September 2011, and attracted more than 80 participants from countries of North, Central and South America, as well as from Europe. (After CAMEVET)