The PARACON meetings will strive to be ‘working meetings' that focus primarily on the use and implementation of tools developed to facilitate control efforts such as the Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE), the Rabies Blueprint, the GARC Education Platform (GEP) and the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin. In addition, international experts will share their knowledge so that the workshops are supplemented with intellectual and interactive discussions.

PARACON aims to host annual sub-regional meetings (alternating between Anglophone and Francophone countries) where rabies focal persons from represented countries come together to discuss challenges faced in their own countries. A regional PARACON meeting will be held every third year where focal persons from all representative countries will be in attendance.