The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Puerto Rico Department of Health will host a symposium on October 22, 2011 entitled Human Rabies Prevention and Control* following the annual Rabies in the Americas conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The full-day rabies symposium will consist of presentations from rabies experts. The Symposium will provide a forum for discussion on human rabies prevention and control. The conference will bring together internationally recognized experts in rabies from academia, private and public health disciplines.
The symposium will feature presentations and discussions focusing on rabies pathogenesis, current methods for rabies diagnosis in animals and man, rabies epidemiology and policies, rabies exposure risk assessment, and rabies pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis administration based on current recommendations. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for live participants who register in advance.
Click here to watch the recording of the Webinar (NOTE: Only people that attended the Webinar on October 22 are eligible for continuing education credits)
Symposium Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Location: Caribe Hilton, 1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901. Room # TBD.
Registration: CLOSED. Those unable to attend the live meeting can attend via Webinar. See below.
Webinar: For those unable to attend in person, the Symposium was broadcast via Webinar. Click here to watch the recording of the Webinar. (NOTE: Only people that attended the Webinar on October 22 are eligible for continuing education credits)
Symposium Flyer: Click here to download a flyer for the Symposium
8:00–8:30am Registration and Coffee
8:30–9:00am Rabies Virus and Pathogenesis
9:00–9:20am Question and Answers: Rabies Virus and Pathogenesis
9:20–9:50am Current Methods for Rabies Diagnosis in Animals and Man
9:50–10:10am Question and Answers: Current Methods for Rabies Diagnosis in Animals and Man
10:10–10:30am Epidemiology of Rabies in the United States
10:30–11:00am Local Policies and Epidemiology of Rabies
11:00–11:20am Question and Answers: Epidemiology of Rabies
12:30–1:10pm Appropriate Exposure Assessment
1:10–1:40pm Question and Answers: Appropriate Exposure Assessment
1:40–2:20pm Current Recommendations for Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis
2:20–2:40pm Question and Answers: Current Recommendations for Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis
Continuing Education: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Click here for continuing education information.
*This symposium is supported by the CDC Foundation through an educational grant provided by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics.
CDC, our planners, and our presenters wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of Dr. Recuenco discussion on ACIP recommendations. Dr. Recuenco will be discussing current ACIP recommendation which include four doses of the rabies vaccine, which is different than the current manufacture’s label indications of five doses of the rabies vaccine.