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Chair(s)

  • Charles E. Rupprecht, VMD, MS, PhD

    Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA.
    CEO, Lyssa LLC

    In recognition of World Rabies Day, our tone is related to the following broad subject: Global Opportunities & Challenges to Rabies Detection, Prevention & Control. The geographic span of speakers and topics cover Asia, Africa and the New World. Specific topics will include: human rabies caused by dogs; the United Against Rabies forum; modern approaches to human prophylaxis; the stepwise approach to rabies elimination; regional progress and setbacks; mass dog vaccination; health communications and public education; the importance of the laboratory; the role of wildlife; and unique situations in the Americas.
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Speaker(s)

  • Wanda Markotter

    Professor, Centre for Viral Zoonoses, University of Pretoria, South Africa; DST-NRF South African Research Chair.

    Topic: An interdisciplinary approach to rabies and rabies-related lyssavirus epidemiology

  • Terence Scott

    PHD, Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), Manhattan, KS, 66502, USA.

    Topic: Rabies in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa: Building evidence and delivering a regional approach to rabies elimination

  • Louis Nel

    Professor, Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), USA.

    Topic: Rabies in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa: Building evidence and delivering a regional approach to rabies elimination

  • Sergio Recuenco-Cabrera

    MD, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru.

    Topic: Beyond Zero by 2030 - Wildlife rabies and exposures in the Amazon Basin

  • Catherine Filejski

    DVM, President & CEO, Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), Canada.

    Topic: Rabies meets Truth & Reconciliation: the unique challenges to effective rabies prevention and control in Canada’s remote, First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities

  • Philip P. Mshelbwala

    DVM, School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Australia.

    Topic: Development of a national strategy for rabies prevention and control in Sierra Leone using a One Health approach

  • Andy Gibson

    DVM, Director of Strategic Research, Mission Rabies.

    Topic: Expansion of rabies surveillance and dog vaccination in urban settings of India

  • Victor Del Rio Vilas

    PHD, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

    Topic: Non-technical criticalities of rabies prevention and control

  • Mariem Handous

    Rabies laboratory, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunis.

    Topic: Technical commitment in the fight against rabies - Role of the laboratory in Tunisia

  • Bernadette Abela-Ridder

    DVM, PHD, Team leader, Neglected Zoonotic Diseases, WHO.

    Topic: Coalescing global efforts to scale up towards rabies elimination

Programme

      Time(EDT, GMT-4)
      Speakers
      Topic
      8:00-8:10
      Charles E. Rupprecht
      Welcome remarks
      8:10-8:30
      Philip Mshelbwala
      Development of a national strategy for rabies prevention and control in Sierra Leone using a One Health approach
      8:30-8:50
      Andy Gibson
      Expansion of rabies surveillance and dog vaccination in urban settings of India
      8:50-9:10
      Terence Scott
      Rabies in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa: Building evidence and delivering a regional approach to rabies elimination
      9:10-9:30
      Wanda Markotter
      An interdisciplinary approach to rabies and rabies-related lyssavirus epidemiology
      9:30-9:40
      Free discussion (Q&A)
      /
      9:40-9:45
      Break
      /
      9:45-10:05
      Mariem Handous
      Technical commitment in the fight against rabies - role of the laboratory in Tunisia
      10:05-10:25
      Victor Del Rio Vilas
      Non-technical criticalities of rabies prevention and control
      10:25-10:45
      Bernadette Abela-Ridder
      Coalescing global efforts to scale up towards rabies elimination
      10:45-11:05
      Catherine Filejski
      Rabies meets Truth & Reconciliation: the unique challenges to effective rabies prevention and control in Canada's remote, First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities
      11:05-11:25
      Sergio Recuenco
      Beyond Zero by 2030 - wildlife rabies and exposures in the Amazon Basin
      11:25-11:40
      Free discussion (Q&A)
      /
      11:40-11:50
      Charles E. Rupprecht
      Concluding remarks

Relevant special issues

Topic: Adopt One Health, Stop Rabies: Current Progress for Dog-mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030

https://ohirjournal.com/journal/special_detail/1078

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