On June 25, 2023, Dr. Mark Jaypee Gonzales, a faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine, took the online podium as the first lecturer in the 2023 Interschool Lecture Round organized by the Asian Association of Veterinary Schools (AAVS). The event brought together member institutions from across Asia, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing in the field of veterinary medicine.
The focus of Dr. Gonzales’ presentation was African Swine Fever (ASF) and its socioeconomic impact in the Philippines. Drawing from research and collaboration with the University of Queensland and Central Luzon State University, he shed light on the devastating consequences of this disease on the different value chain actors of the swine industry. Their joint efforts also aimed to pilot a Socioeconomic and Livelihood Impact Assessment tool.
The lecture not only provided valuable insights into the socioeconomic impact of ASF but also served as a platform for knowledge exchange among veterinary professionals and students. Attendees had the opportunity to engage in discussions and ask questions, promoting a dynamic and interactive learning environment.
The College of Veterinary Medicine became a member of AAVS in September 2021, demonstrating its commitment to advance veterinary education, collaboration, and research. The event was moderated by Dr. Marie Rachelle Jane C. Mangading. | 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘋𝘳. 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘑𝘢𝘺𝘱𝘦𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘯𝘻𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘴