Rabies in the Americas (RITA) has announced an upcoming webinar scheduled for November 1, from 9 am-1230 pm CDT, which will go over recent World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on human rabies prophylaxis, based in part upon information supplied by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) group.

In addition, this free webinar is an opportunity for global biomedical professionals to learn about these current guidelines, acquire up-to-date information about novel rabies biologics, regimens and routes, and understand various disease prevention aspects from a clinical, local, national, public health, regulatory and scientific perspective.

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The agenda is as follows:

9:00 Welcome & Opening Comments – Moderator, Dr. Charles E. Rupprecht, LYSSA LLC

9:10 The 2018 WHO/SAGE Position on Human Rabies Prophylaxis – Dr. Lea Knopf, World Health Organization

9:30 Updating the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice Recommendations for Prevention of Human Rabies–United States 2018-present – Dr. Agam K. Rao, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States

9:50 Interpretation of International and National Guidelines on Human Rabies Prophylaxis by Clinicians – Dr. Stephen Scholand, Rabies Free World

10:10 BREAK

10:30 Regulatory Considerations for Current and Future Rabies Virus Biological Products – Dr. Robin Levis, Food and Drug Administration, United States

10:50 Immune Responses to Conventional and Experimental Rabies Vaccines – Dr. Gundi Ertl, The Wistar Institute

11:10 New Human Rabies Biologics on the Horizon? – Dr. Lorraine McElhinney, Animal and Plant Health Agency, United Kingdom


Audience participation is encouraged.