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Dear Participants of WVC Incheon, KOREA 2017,
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation for your valuable participation in the 33rd World Veterinary Congress held in Incheon, Korea from August 27 to 31, 2017. WVC Incheon, KOREA 2017 welcomed 5,117 participants over 79 countries to Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon.

The Congress proposed informative scientific programs that allowed participants to deepen their knowledge and have new inspirations including Plenary Lecture presented by Ban Ki-moon, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, 255 lectures of 24 streams, Global Seminar on Animal Welfare, 4th WVA Global One Health Summit, WVA Global Conference on Quality Assurance in Veterinary Education, Special Session for FMD and AI, and Luncheon Symposium.

Especially, during the Congress, joint meetings including WVA Council Meeting & General Assembly, 39th FAVA Council meeting, 4th OIE∙WHO∙FAO One Health Summit, Association of Asian Veterinary Schools Congress, The Korean Society of Veterinary Service Meeting, International Veterinary Officers Council and Asian Veterinary Dental forum has promoted and raised awareness of One Health concept and interest in veterinary sciences. Also, we expanded the cooperation with African Veterinary Association, Philippines Animal Hospital Association, Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association(TwVMA), and Japan Veterinary Medical Association(JVMA) by concluding a MOU with each association. Furthermore, we established the declaration of “VET VISION 2050” to articulate our aspirations and lay the foundation for setting a guide for future actions.

As far, operating 188 exhibition booths for 24 sponsors and 107 exhibitors in the veterinary field made our Congress more abundant. 95 distinguished invited speakers from 24 countries and 1,047 foreign participants over 79 countries made the Congress truly international. The 33rd World Veterinary Congress accomplished this invaluable success of the largest numbers since the 1st World Veterinary Congress in 1863 thanks to your participation and committed support.

To remind you of the great times we shared at WVC Incheon, KOREA 2017, you will see the photos taken during the congress from September 25. If you want to check your certificate, you could see on the official website now.

Once again, we would like to thank all the participants for sharing your ideas, knowledge and experience. We look forward to meeting you again in Barcelona next year.

Sincerely yours,

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