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George Martin Baer (1936-2009) Memorial 2009 World Rabies Day Symposium

The CDC World Rabies Day Symposium will focus on the importance of rabies prevention and control at the global and national levels, as well as human and animal rabies epidemiology, diagnosis and surveillance issues. This year's symposium will be held in memory of George Baer, his pioneering work on oral rabies vaccination, and dedication to rabies control in the United States and abroad.

When: Monday, September 28th, 2009

Where: CDC Global Communications Center


Welcome and Introductions

  • Dr. Ali Khan, Acting Director, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, & Enteric Diseases

Personal Reflections

  • Hilary Koprowski

First Session

  • Jesse Blanton: Rabies in the USA - then and now
  • Kis Robertson: The EIS perspective & the NY experience
  • Ivan Kuzmin: Bats as experimental models
  • Lillian Orciari: Diagnostics and the laboratory

Second Session

  • Andres Velasco: Engagement with Mexico
  • Sergio Recuenco: Extentions to Latin America
  • Dennis Slate: The ORV concept
  • Charles Rupprecht: Future implications

Questions, Comments, and Memories from Audience