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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.


Monday, September 28th, 2009


CDC Global Communications Center


Registration is now closed. If you are interested in participating remotely, please e-mail Halima Sykes.

CDC Atlanta Visitor Center Information Guide

Time Event Presentor/Description
9:00AM Welcome and Introductions Dr. Ali Khan, Acting Director, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, & Enteric Diseases
9:15AM Personal Reflections Hilary Koprowski
9:30AM 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

10:30AM Break  
11:00AM Second Session

Andres Velasco: Engagement with Mexico

Sergio Recuenco: Extentions to Latin America

Dennis Slate: The ORV concept

Charles Rupprecht: Future implications

12:00PM Questions, Comments, and Memories from Audience  
12:30PM Adjourn  

For more information, contact Halima Sykes.

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