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Second Annual World Rabies Day Webinar

Posted: June 13, 2011

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The Global Alliance for Rabies Control, in cooperation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is pleased to announce the second annual World Rabies Day Webinar to be held September 21-22, 2011. This Webinar brings together noted leaders in rabies research, One-Health advocates, professionals, students and World Rabies Day event planners to discuss the important public health issue of rabies while providing a forum for dialogue within and across disciplines.

Registration

There is no cost to attend the live webinars but attendance is limited to the first 1000 registrants/logins. Space is limited register early.

Past Webinars

In 2010, over 2000 listeners from 34 countries participated in the first-ever WRD webinar!

Call for Abstracts Now Open!

Presentation length is 25 minutes (20 min lecture, 5 min Q&A). All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and notification to authors is expected to occur in late July 2011. Submit abstracts by June 17 to: webinar@worldrabiesday.org

Abstracts

You can now submit abstracts for the 2011 Webinar. The planning committee invites abstracts for presentations focusing on the areas of: canine rabies elimination; human rabies surveillance, prevention and intervention; wildlife rabies control; information and education campaigns; building sustainable programs; and other topic areas that relate to the multi-disciplinary nature of this Webinar. A wide diversity of submissions is encouraged. Abstracts not exceeding 250 words will be accepted for review.

Who Should Submit?

  • Community-Based Organization Staff
  • Non-profit Health Advocacy Organizations Health Promotion NGOs
  • Researchers, Scientists and Academic Faculty
  • Government Practitioners and Educators
  • Private Sector Professionals and Consultants
  • Veterinary, Public Health, Medical and Nursing Students
  • Program Planners and Administrators

Abstract Reviewers Needed!

The Webinar planning committee is seeking qualified volunteers to serve as abstract reviewers. Abstracts will be distributed and reviewed via email. Reviewers should be available to review abstracts during the time period of June 24, 2011 through July 15, 2011. Each reviewer may be assigned 5-10 abstracts for review. If you are interested in reviewing abstracts and can commit to completing reviews within this timeframe, please complete the following questionnaire which will ask you to identify your areas of expertise/interest. Deadline to provide this information is Friday, June 17, 2011 .

Follow this link to the Survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X23L35T

Please forward this notice to anyone you know who might be interested in serving as an abstract reviewer. If you have further questions, please email the planning committee at: webinar@worldrabiesday.org

Technical Requirements to Attend Live Webinars

Recommended: microphone or USB headset and internet connection with >128kbs upload speed for audio transmission to ask questions of presenters. (Questions can be submitted by chat otherwise)

PC-Based Participants

  • Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server (Linux is not supported)
  • Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer, or Google® Chrome® 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled). If needed, download Java here
  • Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
  • Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista)

Mac-Based Participants

  • Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer
  • Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, or Firefox 3.0 or newer; (JavaScript and Java enabled; Chrome™ is not supported)
  • Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
  • Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better recommended

For more information

Please visit the World Rabies Day Webinar website: http://webinar.worldrabiesday.org or email the Webinar Planning Committee at: webinar@worldrabiesday.org

 
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