ASSOCIATION FOR PREVENTION & CONTROL OF RABIES IN INDIA (APCRI)
The Association for Prevention & Control of Rabies in India (APCRI) was founded on 17th April, 1998 & is registered as a scientific society under the Karnataka Societies Act S-No 439, 2000-01. It is an association of professionals, scientists & others who are committed to the elimination of rabies from India.
Goal: Rabies Free India by 2030. Activities till date
1. Annual Conferences on 6th July (World Zoonosis Day) or near about (On Saturday and Sunday only):
- Kolkata (1999), Bangalore (2000), Amritsar (2001), Jaipur (2002), Bhubaneswar (2003), Kolkata (2004), Shimla (2005), Jammu (2006), Hyderabad (2007), Lucknow (2008), Thiruvanantapuram (2009), New Delhi (2010), Chennai (2011) , Kolkata (2012), Pune (2013), Mysore (2014), Hyderabad (2015), Bangalore (2016) and Goa (2017).
2. Workshops, Seminars & Training Programmes:
- National workshop for APCRI trainers in modern WHO approved rabies prophylaxis at NIMHANS, Bangalore (2001).
- National seminar on “Intradermal Rabies Vaccination”, KIMS, Bangalore (2003).
- National workshop on “Developing guidelines for Rabies Prophylaxis” at Hyderabad (2006).
- National workshop on “Rabies Prophylaxis “at Alleppey, Kerala (2006).
- National workshop on “Rabies Immunoglobulin (RIG) Administration” at KIMS, Bangalore (2008).
- National Seminar on Rabies Vaccines: Important Issues, at Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh (1st March, 2009).
- National Workshop on Development of IEC Material on Prevention of Rabies for School Children and Public at Mysore, Karnataka ( 20th & 21st March, 2010).
- National Seminar on “Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis-Recommendations and Practices” at New Delhi (17th March, 2013).
- National Seminar on Rabies Prohylaxis (2014), at Delhi (26th April, 2014).