ProgRESSVet concludes first year with closing workshop

The inaugural ProgRESSVet (Programa Regional de Educación Sistemática de Servicios Veterinarios) cohort gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 18-19 to mark the conclusion of the program’s first year.  

ProgRESSVet is the on-line education offering of CAHFS and CEBASEV (Centro Buenos Aires para la Capacitación de los Servicios Veterinarios), the OIE Collaborating Centers of the Americas. The program aims to increase the capacity of veterinary services in Latin America.

The program launched in March 2017, serving 10 participants from the Veterinary Authorities of six Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay).  The program is composed of 8 on-line courses in Spanish language on topics such as Epidemiology, Risk Analysis, Public Policy, and Veterinary Public Health.  

Courses were led by 14 instructors from the University of Minnesota and across the Latin American region, working in pairs to deliver content and regional expertise.  At the Buenos Aires workshop, participants also took a comprehensive final examination and presented an independent research project they they had developed this year with the support of ProgRESSVet instructors and program co-directors Andres Perez (Director, CAHFS) and Emilio León (co-Director, CEBASEV).

The workshop took place at the Central Library of the National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA) in Buenos Aires. Authorities from the organizations SENASA, OIE, CVP and CEBASEV attended the participant presentations.

A new cohort of students will begin the second offering of the program in March 2018.  

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