The animal products are essential components of Brazilian exports, and sanitary quality is an essential factor for their acceptance in the international market. Diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, classical swine fever, and Newcastle disease are animal health problems that pose potential risks to meat and meat-producing countries. In addition to health implications, these diseases are also of political importance. Economic and social frequent or emerging illnesses can be an obstacle to production, market loss, public health repercussions, and economic losses. Therefore, surveillance, prophylaxis and disease control actions require trained professionals in the direct actions of clinical, epidemiological and laboratory diagnoses. The various diagnostic techniques and methods have constantly evolved over the last few years. The university laboratories, research, and reference centers have directed studies and actions to achieve greater effectiveness and reliability in the results provided. The veterinarians working in the field form the fundamental link in the quality assurance of the tests performed by the laboratories, as they provide the biological material used in the tests. Faced with new technologies, or even with traditional diagnostic methods, these professionals need constant updating of the clinical investigation procedures, as well as the appropriate sending of samples, requesting exams and the interpretation of results. In this context, the events held by the CBPA allow the articulation of important diagnostic laboratories in the country, bringing together leading researchers to exchange knowledge and substantiate a diagnostic network for the main diseases of veterinary interest
The “Encontro Nacional de Diagnóstico Veterinário” (Meeting of Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, ENDIVET) is the official meeting of the “Colégio Brasileiro de Patologia Animal” (CBPA). The first meeting of Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories (LDVs) was held at the “Universidade Federal de Santa Maria” (UFSM) in June 1992. Prof. Franklin Riet-Correa designed and Prof. Claudio S.L. Barros organized and coordinated the meeting. Were represented the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories of UFSM, “Universidade Federal Pelotas,” Desiderio Finamor Veterinary Research Center of Rio Grande do Sul, Veterinary Diagnostic Center of Marcos Enrietti of Paraná, Veterinary Diagnostic Center of UDESC and “Dirección de Laboratorios Veterinarios Miguel Rubino” from Uruguay.
At the time of the first ENDIVET, each participant laboratory presented the diagnoses performed and the laboratory techniques employed. Emphasis was on epidemiological aspects of the critical diseases diagnosed in the area of operation of the referred laboratories. Fifty participants attended the meeting, including researchers from the laboratories above and postgraduate students.
In July 1994, the second Meeting of Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories took place in Montevideo, Uruguay. Prof. Franklin Riet-Correa was one of the organizers. The “Dirección de Laboratorios Veterinarios Miguel Rubino” organized the event with the collaboration of Prof. Franklin Riet-Correa and all the laboratories participating in the first meeting were present. The meeting, now with 65 participants, facilitated discussions on the advances in laboratory diagnostic techniques and the diagnosis of emergent diseases. In May 1996 the III Meeting of Diagnostic Laboratories was held in Campo Grande/MS and was organized by Prof. Ricardo A.A. Lemos. On that occasion, field veterinarians, officials from health defense services, researchers from diagnostic laboratories and universities, graduate students, and veterinary medicine students, attended the event amounting for 240 participants. The meeting lasted five days. For the first time, Proceedings were published and made available to the participants, Veterinary Schools, and Research Institutions. At the opportunity, the results of the research work in the diagnosis of nine diagnostic laboratories in Brazil and nine speakers from Brazil and Uruguay addressed topics related to the laboratory diagnosis of diseases of economic interest in veterinary medicine.
The IV ENDIVET was held in Campo Grande/MS, on March 2006, organized by Prof. Ricardo A.A. Lemos, supported by the veterinarian coordinator of the Rural Qualification School project (Equalis), Nilson Barros. Laboratories from the South, Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, and North of Brazil brought their scientific contributions. The emphasis was on the epidemiology of the main diseases of livestock and on those impacting on public health. This edition featured 26 panels, published on CD-ROMs in the format of expanded abstracts. The event had 280 participants.
The V ENDIVET took place in Campo Grande/MS in June 2008 under the organization of Prof. Ricardo A.A. Lemos, and his team from the UFMS, with support from Equalis. There were 380 participants, 13 national speakers, and seven international speakers. Attendants presented 125 original research papers in the form of a poster and CD-ROM publication. This edition demonstrated the growth and affirmation of the event on the national scene attracting participants from all states and other countries.
In 2010 the VI ENDIVET, as an event already consolidated, was held again in Campo Grande/MS with the organization of Prof. Ricardo A.A. Lemos and his UFMS team, with support from Equalis. About 200 participants, eight national and two international speakers, provided a broad discussion on the most current scientific themes on veterinary pathology and routine practice in veterinary diagnosis.
In 2012 the VII ENDIVET was held in Porto Alegre/RS organized by Prof. David Driemeier and his team from the “Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul” (UFRGS). Approximately 240 participants, four national and three international speakers attended the event. One hundred fifty-five original research papers were presented as posters, and their abstracts were published in the Proceedings of the event.
In 2014 the VIII ENDIVET was held in the city of Cuiabá/MT under the organization of Prof. Edson M. Colodel, and the team from the “Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso” (UFMT). About 150 participants were present, five national and two international speakers. One hundred forty-five original research papers research papers were presented as posters, and their abstracts were published in the Proceedings of the event at the ENDIVET website and at the page of the journal “Arquivos de Pesquisa Animal,” UFRB, Bahia.
The IX ENDIVET was held in Salvador/BA, October 17 to 20, 2016, organized by the “Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia,” in collaboration with the “Universidade Federal da Bahia” and the “Universidade de Brasilia” led by Prof. Pedro M.O. Pedroso. The event aimed to bring together veterinarians, researchers, and students to discuss and update the diagnostic methods for farm, equine and wild animal diseases that cause economic damage and affect public health. Also, aimed to discuss the dissemination of methods or technologies and professional training for clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological diagnosis. Representatives of the country's leading research groups and diagnostic laboratories attended the event, exchanging experiences, including laboratory data processing. The participants discussed the main clinical cases of occurrence in their state or region with an emphasis on prophylaxis and disease control. The 172 cases selected by the scientific committee were presented as oral expositions or posters then published as a scientific supplement to the journal “Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira.”
The tenth edition of ENDIVET, held in Recife/PE, from October 1 to 4, 2018, was organized by the “Universidade Federal de Pernambuco” (UFRPE) with the leadership of Prof. Dr. Fábio Mendonça. It aimed to refine professional training for clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological diagnosis, with particular attention to neglected, emerging diseases, and new diagnostic techniques.
This event allowed the articulation of the most important diagnostic laboratories in the country, bringing together leading researchers to exchange knowledge and ground a diagnostic network for the main diseases of veterinary interest. The association of renowned researchers with professionals who seek training and further education promotes technological advances for the scientific community, forming human resources and bringing productive and socioeconomic increments to the country. Participants discussed the main clinical cases of occurrence in their state or region. These were selected by the scientific committee and presented in the form of oral exposition, posters and published in Annals of the event. The 266 abstracts selected by the scientific committee and presented in the form of oral exposition or posters were published in a supplement of the journal “Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira.”
The XI ENDIVET will be held in Lages/SC on October 2020 and will be organized by the team of prof. Aldo Gava, from Santa Catarina State University (UDESC).
The “Encontro Internacional de Saúde e Prevenção Animal” (ENISAP) was developed by Prof. Fernando Henrique Furlan. One edition of this meeting occurred in Sinop/MT and four editions in Cuiabá/MT.
The first ENISAP took place in 2012, in Sinop/MT, where approximately 250 participants were present among undergraduate, postgraduate, and researchers. This edition featured eight national and two international speakers, as well as the presentation of 100 scientific papers.
In its second edition, in 2014, in the city of Cuiabá, ENISAP occurred simultaneously to the VIII National Meeting of Veterinary Diagnosis (ENDIVET). Two hundred sixty participants attended the event, as well as nine national speakers, three from abroad and 150 scientific papers.
In 2016, in Cuiabá, the III ENISAP was held, with approximately 180 participants, six national and two international speakers and 80 scientific papers.
From 2017, the IV ENISAP was incorporated as an official meeting of the Brazilian College of Animal Pathology, and the event became biennial. This year, held in Cuiabá, in its 4th edition, 266 abstracts were presented and had 320 subscribers.
In 2019, the V ENISAP will reaffirm its importance as one of the main discussion forums in the area of Veterinary Pathology in Brazil and Latin America. The VI ENISAP, in September or October 2021, will take place in Uruguay.
CBPA Management Board 2016-2020