More Info: “On to Hong Kong” Pre-Olympic Horse Health and Welfare Conference

(invitation courtesy of the FEI)

The FEI wishes to announce “On to Hong Kong”, a Workshop to assist National Federations to prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong. The event, to be organized together with the FEI’s Welfare Sub-committee, will take place in the auditorium of the Olympic museum in Lausanne on the 17th of February 2008.

The objective of the workshop will be to provide chef de missions, riders, vets with the latest updates and to promote the health and welfare of the horses by making the information collected at the August 2007 Test Event available to all Federation officials, veterinarians, riders, Chefs d’Equipe and others.

The workshop will be open to all for a registration fee. However depending on number of participants registered by 1 December, the FEI may need to limit the number of participation by NF due to seat restrictions.

Saturday 16.02.2008? Late afternoon: Arrival of participants? Evening: Welcome and reception on presentation of personal invitation at Lausanne Palace Hotel followed by dinner in attendance of HRH Princess Haya.

Sunday 17.02.2008? Registration and distribution of proceedings? Welcome: Dr Andrew Higgins, Chairman of the FEI Welfare Sub-Committee? Setting the scene: John McEwen, Chairman of the FEI Veterinary Committee? Hong Kong is Getting Ready: Mr WK Lam, CEO BOCOG/ Equestrian Company? Overview of facilities and local arrangements: Dr Chris Riggs, Head of Veterinary Clinical Services, Hong Kong Jockey Club? Horse importation requirements: Dr Keith Watkins, HKG? Horse transportation logistics: Martin H. Atock, Managing Director, Peden Bloodstock, Leyenburg, Rheurdt, Germany? Question and answer session? Understanding the weather situation in Hong Kong for the Olympic Games; the results of a two year study with the Hong Kong Observatory: Professor Leo Jeffcott, VetMedDr, University of Sydney, Australia, Veterinary Delegate for the 2008 Olympic Games? Air conditioned facilities and cooling stations: Dr David Marlin, David Marlin Consulting Ltd, Newmarket, UK? Results of horse monitoring: Dr Catherine W. Kohn, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Ohio State University, USA? Panel discussion – question and answer session? Conclusion: Dr Catherine W. Kohn? Closing of the meeting: Dr Andrew Higgins

An Application Form is available on the FEI website at (Deadline 1 December 2007)

Should you have any further questions, please contact Nina Wittek at [email protected]




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