Avian Influenza Emergency Preparation Course for Canada

February 21 – March 31, 2023

Course Summary

Coming soon

Target Audience

  • Veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians / technologists who would be involved in a highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) diagnosis, investigation, and outbreak response.
  • Industry personnel who may provide support during the emergency.

This program will be submitted for continuing education credits in jurisdictions that recognize Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approval.

Program Schedule

The course will run from February 21 to March 31, 2023, more details to come.

Strengthening results with continuous learning

Whether it is developing new skills, boosting knowledge or simply a timely refresher, we understand the importance of providing learning opportunities and sharing the most up-to-date information.

The AHEM Emergency Preparedness online training is an effective and efficient way to advance the skill sets of animal health professionals and enhance Canada’s readiness for a foreign animal disease event."

Megan Bergman DVM, Former Executive Director, National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council (JUN 2020)

A collaborative effort

  • Animal Health Emergency Management Project (AHEM)
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD)
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS VS


Coming soon – if you would like to be notified when the course details are up please contact us 

Timely Offering

Animal disease recognition and response training has been consistently identified as a need by veterinarians and industry staff across Canada since the initial phase of the AHEM project began in 2016.

The continual evolution of serious animal health diseases reaffirms the need to offer convenient opportunities to keep knowledge and skills current.

This professional training complements existing, and emerging tools aimed at enhancing the Canadian livestock and poultry industry’s capacity to effectively recognize and respond to a serious animal disease event.