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Virtual Global RITA XXXI Conference 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00 to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00

RITA is the world’s most prominent conference on rabies research and control. It provides an excellent opportunity for everyone involved in rabies prevention and control as well as fundamental and applied research, to meet each other, to share their experience and also to discuss latest research findings and challenges to be met.

Initially intended to be held in Pereira, Colombia the ongoing SARS-Cov-2 pandemic and associated travel restrictions forced the International Scientific Committee (ISC) to seek alternative solutions. So for the first time in history of RITA the conference will be held online. The ISC is soliciting speakers and topics at this time related to human domestic animal and wildlife surveillance, diagnostics, economics, prevention and control.

The hours of the technical sessions are ~5 hours during 9-5 EST, with breaks and system tests (a total of ~7 hours per day). The top capacity is for ~1,000 attendees on any day.

A registration fee is not being considered. There will be scientific presentations (both of routine length of ~ 10 minutes as well as longer talks of ~30 min, with discussion) and active attendance. Submission deadline for abstracts is August 19, 2020.

Additional details will be updated soon on the RITA website: http://www.ritaconference.org/abstracts/

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