The 33rd World Veterinary Congress Organizing Committee plans to declare the VET VISION 2050 for inspiring the social role of the veterinarians to overcome the current and future challenges from all over the world as well as to improve the optimal health and wellbeing of animals, humans, and the environment.
An agenda on the social role and responsibility of the veterinarians around the world will be created according to the following steps. Based on the agenda, VET VISTION 2050 will be declared to articulate our aspirations and lay the foundation for setting a guide for future actions.
Selecting key topics
Categorizing key topics
Developing a draft of declaration
Preparing final version of declaration draft
Brain Storming Session
August 30 (Wed)
08:30 ~ 12:00
August 31 (Thu)
12:30 ~ 13:20
The survey to select key topics of the VET VISION 2050 declaration has been conducted from March 17 to 28, 2017. There were 700 responses from all around the world to the questionnaire on ‘Challenges for Veterinarians in the 21st Century’ and ‘Issues for Future, Our Future Responsibility and Ambition’.
|Ranking||Challenges for Veterinarians in the 21st Century||Issues for Future, Our Future Responsibility and Ambition|
|1st||Increasing risk of transboundary zoonoses and emerging animal diseases caused by global environmental changes including climate change||Controlling zoonoses|
|2nd||Problem of securing sustainable agricultural productivity and food safety to meet the increasing meat demand led by growing human population and urbanization||Securing animal welfare|
|3rd||Increase of animal diseases and suffering due to industrialized animal production||Enhancing animal health|
|4th||-||Controlling emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases|
|5th||-||Securing food safety|
|6th||-||Enhancing respect for our scientific expertise (beyond the limited perception of veterinarians as purely animal doctors)|
|7th||-||Assurance of professional wellness|
Considering the result of survey for key topics, five categories were created as follows. Each category contains Challenges for Veterinarians in the 21st Century and Future Tasks for Veterinarians.
|Five Categories||Challenges for Veterinarians in the 21st Century||Future Tasks for Veterinarians|
pathogen and diseases
in animal and human
|Securing sustainable and
safe food supply
|Providing (equal) quality
to ALL animals
(ethics, standards, values
Working groups of international experts from each field have been organized in order to deal with 5 categories in depth and a draft of VET VISION 2050 declaration has been made by the working groups. The VET VISION 2050 Committee would kindly like to ask you to submit your comments and suggestions for the draft by August 6, 2017 through the following link.
Reflecting opinions of the international experts, the VET VISION 2050 Committee has finalized the declaration draft. It is available to preview and download the draft though the following link. If you have any comments on the declaration, please participate in the Brain Storming Session which is scheduled on August 30, 2017 and express your opinions freely.