National Institute of Animal Health, NARO

NARO International Symposium 2021 "Outbreak and control strategy for transboundary animal and zoonotic diseases in Asia"


An international symposium will be held on Friday, November 5 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the establishment of the National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH), NARO. The theme of this symposium is "The outbreak situation of the animal infectious diseases and zoonotic diseases in the Asian region and control strategy". If you are interested, please feel free to register in advance and participate in the symposium.


Friday, November 5, 2021


13:30 pm to 17:30 pm (Japan Time)


Online Streaming via Video System
(URL provided to registered participants only)


The National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH), NARO was established in 1921 (Taisho 10) as the Institute for Infectious of Animals under the Agricultural Experiment Station of the then Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce. This year marks 100 years since its establishment. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the institute, we will hold an international symposium. This symposium will serve as an opportunity to disseminate the achievements of NIAH and its future role to a wide range of stakeholders in Japan and overseas. The discussion will focus on the incidence of and measures against internationally important animal and zoonotic diseases in Asia. The symposium also aims to build framework for international cooperation in epidemic prevention system of animal health in Asia region.


National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH), NARO

Tentative Time Table

Japan Time Program
13:00 - 13:30 Registration
13:30 - 13:40 Opening address
  • Dr. Kazuo KYUMA, President, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)
13:40 - 14:00 International congratulations
14:00 - 14:30 Dr. Toshiyuki TSUTSUI, Director,
National Institute of Animal Health, NARO, Japan
"100 Years of Progress of National Institute of Animal Health, NARO"
14:30 - 14:40 Coffee break
Lecture 1
Moderator: Dr. Katsushi FUKAI, NIAH, NARO
14:40 - 15:20
(including 10min Discussion)
Dr. Takehisa YAMAMOTO, Deputy Leader, Epidemiology and Arbovirus Group,
National Institute of Animal Health, NARO
"Insight of CSF outbreak in Japan"
Lecture 2
Moderator: Dr. Takehiro KOKUHO, NIAH, NARO
15:20 - 16:00
(including 10min Discussion)
Dr. Hoang Vu Dang, Deputy Director General,
National Institute of Veterinary Research (NIVR), MARD, Vietnam
"Current African Swine Fever Situation & Development of Novel Methods for African Swine Fever virus Research in Vietnam"
16:00 - 16:05 Coffee break
Lecture 3
Moderator: Dr. Yuko UCHIDA, NIAH, NARO
16:05 - 16:45
(including 10min Discussion)
Dr. Eun-Kyoung, Lee, Government Official,
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA), MAFRA, Korea
"HPAI outbreak situation and response during '20/'21 winter season in Korea"
Lecture 4
Moderator: Dr. Masato AKIBA, NIAH, NARO
16:45 - 17:25
(including 10min Discussion)
Dr. Ken MAEDA, Department of Veterinary Science,
National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan
"One health approach to reduce the risks by zoonoses"
17:25 - 17:30 Closing address
Dr. Atsuro MATSUDA, Vice President, NARO

*Please note that this program is subject to change.


Please register beforehand by the following link below.
Registration Link(
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We will let you know how to participate on the day after registration.

Registration deadline

Friday, October 29, 2021


700 people


The participation fee is free.

Contact Information

Research Promotion Office, NIAH, NARO
Tel: +81 29 838 7705