Animal & Veterinary
INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES - VICH 2
FDA Veterinarian Newsletter 2002 Volume XVI, No VI
Approximately 200 participants attended the Second Conference of the International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Products (VICH 2) held in Tokyo, Japan on October 10-11, 2002. Seven CVM experts attended this meeting and the six Working Group and Steering Committee meetings held before and after VICH 2.
VICH is an international cooperation program of industry and government participants from Japan, the European Union, and the United States. The goal of VICH is to develop international guidelines for the registration of veterinary medicinal products.
In the photo, keynote speakers prepare for their presentations at the opening VICH plenary session (from left to right are: Dr. Merton V. Smith, Special Assistant for International Activities, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA; Dr. James E. Pearson, Head of the Scientific and Technical Department of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE); and Dr. Shunichi Ijichi, Director of the Animal Health Division in the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF).