Congress Overview


Title The 20th FAVA & 18th IVMA Congress Bali 2018
Date of event October 30th – November 4th,  2018
Congress Date November 1-3, 2018
Venue Bali Nusa Dua Covention Center I (BNDCC1)
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Host Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA)



“To Serve Mankind Through Animal Kingdom”


The 20th FAVA Congress Logo


  1. The picture of Jalak Bali bird or the Bali mynah/Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschild) also known as Rothschild's mynah. This species is restricted to the island of Bali (and its offshore islands) in Indonesia, where it is the island’s only endemic vertebrate species. It becomes the fauna logo of the Bali Province government. The Bali myna is a medium-large bird around 25 centimeters (9.8 in) in length. It is almost wholly white with a long, drooping crest, black wing-tips and tail tip. It has a yellow bill with blue bare skin around the eyes and legs. There are currently three locations on Bali where the birds exist in the wild: the West Bali National Park; Bali’s small island of Nusa Penida and Begawan Foundation’s breeding site at Sibang adjacent to Green School
  2. The picture of 2 continents Asia Oceania is expressing an event that will put together veterinarians from Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as from other countries.
  3. The picture of Balinese Hindu temples the Sad Kahyangan Jagador the “six sanctuaries of the world” are the six holiest places of worship on Bali. According to Balinese beliefs, they are the pivotal points of the island, and are meant to provide spiritual balance to Bali. The number of these most sacred sanctuaries always adds up six, but depending on the region, the specific temples that are listed may vary.
  4. The picture of Greek mythology a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius (the snake and the staff) known as the Rod of Asclepius (sometimes also spelled Asklepios or Aesculapius), a deity associated with healing and medicine or the “healing profession” including in the field of veterinary medicine. The symbol has continued to be used in modern times for the medicine and health care.


FAVA Congress, Bali, Indonesia 2018

The 20th FAVA Congress and the 18th IVMA Congress will be held  in Nusa Dua Bali in conjunction with :

  • The 40th FAVA Council Meeting
  • The 15th IVMA National Veterinary Scientific Conference
  • Animal Health Exhibition
  • The 2nd JSPS Core-to-Core Program Tripartite Meeting
  • The 1st FAVA-AVA Joint Meeting
  • 2018 ASEAN Veterinary Statutory Body Network Meeting
  • Meeting of IVMA’s Organizations of Veterinary Specialty and Scientific Interest Groups
  • Indonesian Animal Hospital Association Meeting
  • The 16th PIDHI Congress



Participats of the 20th FAVA Congress and the 18th IVMA Congress are :

  • FAVA Delegations
  • IVMA Chapter Delegations
  • Veterinarians
  • Animal Scientists
  • Veterinary Medicine Specialists
  • Nurses and Technologists
  • Veterinary Students
  • Other physicians and health-care professionals interested in veterinary medicine


History of FAVA

Since its founding, FAVA has held the FAVA Congress every two years, hosted by the respective country Veterinary Association, The Executive Council of FAVA meets every year and likewise is hosted by the respective country Veterinary Association.

During this meeting it was agreed that the veterinary associations of Asia should be organized into one federation. A Declaration of Purpose embodying the objectives and the reasons for the establishment of such a federation was drafted and finalized. The constitution and by-laws was also drafted. It was agreed that these documents will be presented to all the interested Asian Veterinary Associations for comments and suggestions. Then it should be finalized in a meeting of all the concerned representatives of the veterinary associations. It was also agreed that the name of the federation will be called: “The Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA)”. The formal organization and first congress held in Manila when the concerned associations are ready to discuss the constitution and by-laws for final approval.

In February, 1977, a new set of officers of the PVMA were elected for the year 1977-78. It was led by Dr. Rodolfo S. Peneyra as the new President of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA).

There were 6 country veterinary associations that sent their representatives to the 1st Congress and were therefore considered Charter Members. These were (in alphabetical order):

  1. Chinese Society of Veterinary Science (now called: Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association/TwVMA)
  2. Indonesian Veterinary Association (now called: Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association/IVMA)
  3. Japan Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Korean Veterinary Medical Association
  5. Association of Veterinary Surgeons of Malaysia (now called: Veterinary Association of Malaysia/VAM)
  6. Philippines Veterinary Medical Association

As a regional organization, FAVA can be considered as having accomplished its objective of fostering closer relationships and understanding among the veterinarians of Asia which were non-existent before 1978. This therefore can be considered as its most significant achievement.

A significant event in the history of FAVA was when Australia and New Zealand veterinary associations joined the Federation. Although, Australia and New Zealand veterinarians are non-Asians, they realized that geographically, professionally and commercially, they are inexorably linked to Asia. Hence the Australia and New Zealand Veterinary Associations opted to join FAVA.

Through FAVA, Asian veterinarians including those from Australia and New Zealand began to know the research and educational activities of all the member country associations.

CURRENT FAVA MEMBERS (in alphabetical order);

  1. Afghanistan – Afghanistan Veterinary Association (AfVA)
  2. Australia – Australian Veterinary Associations (AVA)
  3. Bangladesh – Bangladesh Veterinary Association (BVA)
  4. Hong Kong – Hong Kong Veterinary Association (HKVA)
  5. India – Indian Veterinary Associations (InVA)
  6. Indonesia – Indonesia Veterinary Medical Associations (IVMA)
  7. Japan – Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA)
  8. South Korea – Korean Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA)
  9. Malaysia – Veterinary Associations of Malaysia (VAM)
  10. Mongolia – Mongolian Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)
  11. Myanmar – Myanmar Veterinary Association (MVA)
  12. Nepal – Nepal Veterinary Association (NVA)
  13. New Zealand – New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA)
  14. Pakistan – Federation of Veterinary Associations of Pakistan (FVAP)
  15. Philippines – Philippines Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)
  16. Singapore – Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA)
  17. Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SrVA)
  18. Taiwan – Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association (TwVMA)
  19. Thailand – Thailand Veterinary Medical Association under the Royal Patronage (TVMA)
  20. Vietnam – Vietnam Veterinary Association (VVA)
  21. Kazakhstan


History of FAVA Congress

Year Congress Host Venue
2016 19th FAVA Congress by VVA Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2014 18th FAVA Congress by SVA Singapore
2013 17th FAVA Congress by TwVMA Taipei, Taiwan
2011 16th FAVA Congress by PVMA Cebu, Philippines
2008 15th FAVA Congress by TVMA Bangkok, Thailand
2006 14th FAVA Congress by NZVA Auckland, New Zealand
2004 13th FAVA Congress by KVNA Seoul, South Korea
2002 12th FAVA Congress by AVSM (now VAM) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2000 11th FAVA Congress by TwVMA Taipei, Taiwan
1997 10th FAVA Congress by AVA Cairns, Australia
1995 9th FAVA Congress by JVMA Tokyo, Japan
1992 8th FAVA Congress by PVMA Manila, Philippines
1990 7th FAVA Congress by TVMA Pattaya, Thailand
1988 6th FAVA Congress by IVA (now IVMA) Bali, Indonesia
1986 5th FAVA Congress by AVSM (now VAM) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1984 4th FAVA Congress by CSVS (now TwVMA) Taipei, Taiwan
1982 3rd FAVA Congress by KVMA Seoul, South Korea
1980 2nd FAVA Congress by JVMA Tokyo, Japan
1978 1st FAVA Congress by PVMA Manila, Philippines