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03 May 2021 to 06 May 2021

7th International Conference on Rabies in West Africa (RIWA)

Organized by Society for Rabies in West Africa (RIWA) the International Conference on Rabies in West Africa (RIWA) will be held from 3-6 May 2021 as virtual meeting.

The conference will provide opportunity to meet with leading experts and stakeholders in rabies control (including veterinarians, members of academia, local governments, policy makers and general public) from the West African region and around the world to discuss matters related to rabies elimination, in particular those pertaining to the leading theme: “Is the global goal of rabies elimination by 2030 achievable in Africa in general and West Africa in particular within the current landscape of policy and prevention strategies, complicated by COVID-19 pandemic?”.

Excerpt from the event website:

The event brings internationally renowned experts to present scientific and technical papers, and to provide one-to-one advice and support for actualizing the global set goal for rabies elimination in Africa by 2030. Participants are drawn from all over the world, particularly the fifteen countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The program includes:

Elaboration on regional rabies control strategies in West Africa – Dr. Vivian Iwar (Regional Animal Health Center ECOWAS)

Reaching zero human death from dog mediated human rabies by 2030 – Dr. Bernadette Abela-Ridder (WHO)

United Against Rabies forum: an international taskforce towards achieving 2030 goal – Dr. Gregorio Torres (OIE)

History of the development of rabies zero tolerance and the global goal for 2030 – Dr. Charles Rupprecht (LYSSA LLC, USA)

Practical strategies for mass canine vaccination – Dr. Luke Gamble (Worldwide Veterinary Services, United Kingdom)

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is April 23, 2021.

More information available here.