Workshop for Rabies 2017: A successful meeting!

♦ 13-14 June 2017 ♦

The beautiful city of Budapest welcomed the participants of the annual meeting organized by the EURL for rabies on 13 and 14 June. This meeting is mainly dedicated to the National Reference Laboratories of the European Union, but a total of 81 scientists from Europe but also from all over the world met for two half days of very constructive exchanges on various rabies topic. Additionally to the usual participation of rabies laboratories, the European Commission delegated two representatives with thorough knowledge of rabies in Europe. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) was also present, along with an FAO delegate and many officials from the National Food Chain Safety Office of Hungary (NEBIH). The scientific program covered a range of subjects divided into 3 sessions: Rabies updates and news, Laboratory Techniques for Rabies Diagnosis, and Techniques for Control of Oral Vaccination. Next workshop for rabies is planned for June 2018 in Brussels. Presentations can be found on the EURL website (private members only).