United Arab Emirates - Speaker

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MVZ (Hons), PhD Dip ECZM (Avian) Professor of Avian Medicine, Director of Wildlife Division, Wrsan, Office of HH Sheikhsultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, The President's Representative, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Jaime Samour was born in El Salvador, Central America. He graduated as Veterinary Surgeon with Honours at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Veracruz, Mexico in 1978. He spent 7 years studying at the Institute of Zoology, London Zoo devoting most of his time to reptilian and avian medicine. Jaime was awarded a PhD degree by the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1987 in the area of avian reproductive physiology. Immediately after, Jaime moved to the Middle East where he has worked ever since, first in the Kingdom of Bahrain and then in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Jaime is a well know presenter at national and international conferences, he is author and co-author of over 175 scientific publications in journals and magazines, the author of 12 book chapters and the editor of 4 books on avian and exotic animal medicine. Jaime was recipient of the British Veterinary Zoological Society/Parke-Davies/Upjohn Award in 1998 and the Ted Labefer Avian Practitioner of the Year Award in 2006. Jaime was awarded Diplomate status of the European College of Zoological Medicine in the avian medicine and surgery specialty in 2004. He currently runs an extensive wildlife collection in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Jaime is married and has two sons and two daughters.