The OIE has created five Regional Commissions to study the specific problems of the Veterinary Services and organize cooperation at the regional level:
África | Americas | Asia, Far East and Oceania | Europe | Middle East
These Commissions, which are formed by the Delegates of the Member Countries, are chaired by an Executive Board composed of a President, two Vice-Presidents and a General Secretary. The composition of these Tables is renewed every three years.
Each Commission organizes a Conference every two years in one of the countries of the region. These conferences deal with technical issues and organize regional cooperation for the control of animal diseases. The next Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for the Americas will take place in the Dominican Republic in November 2018. You can access the Regional Conferences of the Americas by clicking here.
In addition, every year during the General Session in the month of May, a meeting of each Regional Commission is held. You can access the reports of these meetings by clicking here.
The Bureau of the Commission was renewed, for a term of three years, in May 2018. It is currently composed as follows:
Dr. Mark Trotman
Senior Veterinary Officer
The Pine, St. Michael, Bridgetown
Dr Jaspinder Komal
Secretary General of the OIE Commission for the Americas
Chief Veterinary Officer
Floor 3, Room 349
1400 Merivale road, Tower 2
Ottawa ON K1A 0Y9
Dr Javier Ernesto Suárez Hurtado
National Head of Animal Health
Ministry of Rural Development and Lands
José Natuch Avenue No. 271
City of Trinidad, Department of Beni
Dr Wilmer José Juarez Juarez
Animal Health Director
From Rotonda el Gueguense 300 meters to North, in front to Hospital Su Medico,