The College of Veterinary Science and Medicine (CVSM) conducted a training-workshop on “Surveillance, Advanced Diagnostic Techniques and Bridging Research-Policy Divide” on June 27-28, 2013 at CVSM, Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija.
Ten faculty veterinarians from various veterinary schools and one private vet participated in the event. Vet schools which participated include Pampanga Agricultural State University, Cavite State University, Nueva Vizcaya State University, Benguet State University, Tarlac College of Agriculture and Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University. Faculty members of the College also participated in the training-workshop.
Lecture topics in the two-day training-workshop included Standard PCR, Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP): novel and rapid diagnostic test, Surveillance, and Bridging Research to Policy. These were delivered by the resource persons and trainers, who are faculty members of the College. The trainers were Dr. Virginia M. Venturina, Dr. Clarissa Yvonne J. Domingo, Dr. Roderick T. Salvador, and CVSM dean, Dr. Romeo S. Gundran.
A hands-on training on surveillance using advanced computer software was conducted on the first day at the Veterinary Education Information Network. A hands-on training on standard PCR and LAMP was held on the second day at the CVSM Molecular Biology Lab. A tour of various research centers in CLSU, namely the Philippine Carabao Center, Small Ruminant Center and the Mushroom Center, was also conducted on the last day. -Fely V. Manaois II, CVSM