The Rabies in the Americas (RITA) meeting is an annual event that has been held since 1990. It has been hosted in many countries across the Americas. For many years, RITA has grown in popularity and prominence with delegates now coming from more than 20 countries across five continents. 

The meeting provides an opportunity for researchers, health professionals, international, national and local managers of rabies programs, wildlife biologists, laboratory personnel and other people interested in advancing knowledge of rabies surveillance, prevention and control, to meet each other, to share their successes and also to discuss the challenges to be met.

RITA 2021 will be a virtual conference!

Dear Colleagues,


In 2021, once again we are planning a virtual conference, from October 26-29.  The conference will be broadcast from São Paulo, Brazil and the Local Organizing and Scientific Program committees are busy with planning.  We will post more information as it becomes available.


Looking forward to another great RITA and hoping that you will be able to join us!


Christine Fehlner-Gardiner, PhD

President, Rabies in the Americas International Steering Committee 


 Estimados colegas,

En 2021, una vez más estamos planeando una conferencia virtual, del 26 al 29 de octubre. La conferencia se transmitirá desde São Paulo, Brasil, y los comités Organizador y Científico ya están trabajando en la planeación. Publicaremos más información a medida que esté disponible.

¡Esperamos otra gran RITA, ojalá que puedas acompañarnos!

Dra. Christine Fehlner-Gardiner
Presidenta, Comité Directivo Internacional de Rabia en las Américas




Estimados  colegas,


Em 2021, mais uma vez estamos planejando uma conferência virtual, de 26 a 29 de outubro. A conferência será transmitida de São Paulo, Brasil, e os Comitês Organizador e Científico já se encontram dedicados ao planejamento do evento. Mais informações serão publicadas futuramente. Na expectativa de outra grande Conferência da RITA-2021, desejo que você possa se juntar a nós!


Christine Fehlner-Gardiner, PhD
Presidente, Comitê Diretor Internacional de Raiva nas Américas




Chers/Chères collègues,

En 2021, nous prévoyons à nouveau une conférence virtuelle, du 26 au 29 octobre. La conférence sera diffusée depuis São Paulo, au Brésil et les comités locaux d'organisation et du programme scientifique sont occupés à la planification. Nous publierons plus d'informations dès qu'elles seront disponibles.

Dans l'attente d'un autre grand RITA et en espérant que vous pourrez nous rejoindre!

Christine Fehlner-Gardiner, PhD

Présidente, Comité directeur international sur la Rage dans les Amériques