Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses
Rabies Elimination in a Changing World:
The Environmental and Socio-Economic
Rabies Prevention and Control
XXIV RITA International Meeting
Thank you to everyone who participated in the XXIV annual Rabies in the Americas international meeting. It was a great success. Almost 250 participants, over a dozen exhibitors, and close to 60 presentations and 60 posters. We hope everyone enjoyed the event and we are looking forward to 2014!
Rabies in the Americas (RITA), is an organization that began as an informal network of research scientists from North and South America with an interest in rabies management. This network has grown into a not-for-profit corporation registered in Texas (RITA Inc.) that hosts an annual conference which is the longest running and largest conference specific to rabies in the world. RITA welcomes participants from across the globe and reaches individuals in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese). Delegates include researchers, academics, regulators, students, and medical, public health, and veterinary professionals, among others. The RITA conference provides unparalleled opportunities for learning the latest developments in the field of rabies, for networking with colleagues from around the world, and for raising the profile of sponsoring agencies on the world stage.
The conference location rotates among countries in North, Central and South America. This year’s conference was hosted by the University of Guelph, including the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ).
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The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has a tradition of excellence in research and education in public health at the human-animal-environmental interface. Researchers at OVC enjoy close collaborations in public health research and teaching with other faculty at the University of Guelph, as well as colleagues from other universities and animal health and public health organizations.
The Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) was established in 2006, to coordinate existing public health research and promote new collaborative research activities designed to enhance our capacity to solve problems and implement solutions in public health at the human-animal-environmental interface and to expand the pool of educated personnel able to address the public health needs of the population.
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