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Sixth Annual Merial Rabies Symposium

Merial and Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

Sixth Annual Merial Rabies Symposium

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Main Session + Breakout #1: Small Animal/Practice Medicine Ended Free  
Main Session + Breakout #2: Large Animal/Diagnostics Ended Free  
Main Session + Breakout #3: Travel Medicine Ended Free  
Main Session + Breakout Session #4: Wildlife Ended Free  
Main Session + Breakout #5: Global Rabies Ended Free  

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Join us on World Rabies Day, Saturday, September 28 for the Sixth Annual Merial Rabies Symposium! This interactive symposium brings together veterinary students, veterinarians, public health and medical experts in a discussion about the continued threat of rabies worldwide. This event is an opportunity to hear from some of the top experts in rabies, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and various other state and local authorities. This year’s Merial Rabies Symposium, themed “Protecting Animals, People and Our Future,” will allow veterinary students and a diverse group of public health and veterinary experts to explore successes and challenges in rabies prevention on both local and global scales. The event will feature interactive breakout sessions for attendees to discuss rabies cases and management from the veterinary, public health and human health perspectives.

AGENDA

8:00     Registration/Continental Breakfast
Main Session
9:00   Call to Order
9:05   Welcome Remarks
    Dean Hoblet, DVM, MS, DACVPM, College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University
9:15   Merial’s Commitment to World Rabies Day
    Joanne Maki, DVM, MS, PhD, Global Oral Rabies Program Manager, Veterinary Public Health, Merial Limited
9:30   Rabies and the Global Community
    Lea Knopf, DVM, Global Alliance for Rabies Control
9:55   Wildlife Reservoirs
    Ernest “Skip” Oertli, DVM, PhD, Texas Department of State Health Services
10:20   Questions
10:30   Break
10:45   Human Rabies Risks: Transplant Case
    Richard Franka, DVM, PhD, MPH, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
11:10   Panel/Questions/Discussion
11:40   Introduction of Interactive Sessions and Facilitators/Break
Breakout Sessions
12:15
   
  • Breakout Session #1: Small Animal/Practice Medicine: Rabies Case at an Animal Shelter – Dr. Robert Weedon
  • Breakout Session #2: Large Animal/Diagnostics: Rabies at A Livestock Show – Dr. Jim Watson, Mississippi State Veterinarian
  • Breakout Session #3: Travel Medicine: Dubai Human Case July 2012 – Dr. Richard Franka and Emily Lankau
  • Breakout Session #4: Wildlife: Wildlife: Rabid Fox Translocation  – Dr. Ernest Oertli
  • Breakout Session #5: Global Rabies: Bohol Rabies Project – Dr. Lea Knopf
 2:30   Break
 Main Session (cont’d)
 2:45   Breakout Session Presentations
 4:00   Closing Remarks
 4:10   Wrap Up and Evaluations

 Your registration includes all main sessions, a breakout session of your choice, as well as a continental breakfast and box lunch. 


**Please reference the above ticket options to choose your preferred breakout session topic (one ticket/one topic area). Note that although attendees will choose one breakout topic, they will receive take home materials from each session.

Have questions about Sixth Annual Merial Rabies Symposium? Contact Merial and Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

When & Where


Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (PARKING: Free for all attendees in the front and rear of building)
240 Wise Center Drive
Starkville, MS 39762

Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)


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Merial and Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Merial

Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. Merial employs approximately 6,000 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide. Its 2012 sales were $2.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.merial.com.  Merial is a Sanofi company.

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine captures a unique balance of world class research in animal and public health, high quality learning experiences and cutting edge medical care all with a family-like atmosphere. Mississippi State graduates excel in their careers whether that path leads to a small town practice, research laboratory or an international program. Our faculty are national and international leaders in their fields and are committed to providing excellent veterinary education, advancing research in veterinary medicine and biomedical fields and served the community through cutting edge diagnostics, clinical care and shared learning.

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