Abstract Submission

Requirements and Guidance for Submitting Abstracts

Proposals for presentations at RITA2017 should be made using the formal online abstract process. The Scientific Committee will review abstracts for timeliness, relevance of topic, and potential to contribute to a well-balanced program.

All abstracts must be submitted via the abstract submission website no later than July 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Abstract submissions are no longer being accepted.

Proposals that are incomplete, late or submitted in an inappropriate format will not be considered.

Abstracts must be 300 words or less (not including the title) and adhere to the required format.

General Information.

  • Please limit the use of all caps to acronyms of organization names, and please spell out organization names on first reference.


  • Review the list of topics to determine which one might be most appropriate for your subject area.


  • Submission of an abstract implies that you (or a substitute presenter) are committed to making the presentation at the conference if your abstract is accepted.


  • All speakers are required to register for the conference and pay related fees. RITA is unable to provide any stipends to conference speakers/presenters.


  • ABSTRACTS FOR George Baer LATIN AMERICAN investigator AWARD CONSIDERATION MUST FOLLOW AND COMPLY WITH ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOUND UNDER THE GEORGE M. BAER AWARD SECTION. http://www.ritaconference.org/george-baer-latin-american-investigator-award/

Session Topics

The conference is soliciting research abstracts including, whilst not limited to, the following areas of interest:
  • Pathogenesis
  • Epidemiology and Surveillance
  • Human Rabies and Prophylaxis
  • Diagnostics
  • Vaccines and Antivirals
  • Bat Rabies
  • Wildlife Rabies
  • Domestic Animal Rabies
  • Rabies Control
  • Other

Submit your Abstract

All abstract submissions will be reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to the conference, contributions, and readability.

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