Foot-and-Mouth Disease Emergency Preparation Course for Canada
The FMD emergency preparation course is a four-week professional development opportunity (12 hours total) that aims to enhance diagnosis and investigation of an FMD outbreak while supporting enhanced emergency disease control measures.
- Veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians / technologists who would be involved in a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) diagnosis, investigation, and outbreak response.
- Industry personnel who may provide support during the emergency.
Working together, the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have successfully tailored the EuFMD’s ‘Foot-and-Mouth Disease Emergency Preparation Course’ to reflect the Canadian context.
Kicking off in May 2022, this bilingual tutored online course is perfect for CFIA and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) veterinarians, as well as private veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The course opens and closes with live webinars (two in English, two in French) that are co-presented by experts from EuFMD and CFIA. Over the course of the training, participants will engage in bilingual online forums, where tutors will lead in-depth discussions and make themselves available to answer questions.
This program has been approved for 12 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approval.
The course will run from May 24 to June 28, 2022 and includes:
- Week One: Aetiology, Pathogenesis and Clinical Diagnosis
- Week Two: Laboratory Diagnosis, Epidemiology and Outbreak Investigation
- Week Three: Contingency Planning and Biosecurity
- Week Four: Vaccination
- Week Five: Final Assessment