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PacVec is hosting a Fall Seminar series 2021! Join us for the first installment on September 28th, 2021 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM PDT!
PacVec holds monthly seminars that convenes public health and vector control professionals, and features the work of PacVec’s principal investigators, trainees, and visiting researchers that are relevant to the center’s mission. Seminars are held monthly during the academic year from October through June and are available both in-person and via Zoom. To be notified about upcoming seminars, please sign up for our mailing list by clicking subscribe. All seminar announcements include a link to participate remotely via Zoom.
The Virtual Vector Biology Seminar Series (V) is back with another exciting line-up of speakers starting on August 27th! There is a great list of speakers from different career stages covering topics related to ticks, mosquitoes, fleas and culicoides. All talks will be on Fridays from August 27 to November 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST (9:00 AM PDT). View 2021 Virtual Vector Biology Seminar Series (V) Flyer.
Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU) Calls are one-hour monthly webinars that provide timely education on zoonotic and infectious diseases, One Health, antimicrobial resistance, food safety, vector-borne diseases, recent outbreaks, and related health threats at the animal-human-environment interface.
- Free Continuing Education for a variety of public health, animal health, and human health professionals. Participants can earn CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPH and AAVSB/RACE. Each call is recorded and available online for those unable to attend live sessions.
- Contact us if you have questions or suggestions for future topics.
- Subscribe to the monthly ZOHU Call News and Updates email newsletter.
Join the Tick IPM Working Group for the second annual Tick Academy! The Tick Academy is for researchers, educators, students, public health professionals, pest control professionals, public-space managers and citizen scientists interested in learning more about what they can do to stop the spread of ticks and tickborne diseases in their communities. Virtual event is scheduled for September 13-15, 2021 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT).
A new series in the Northeastern IPM Center "The IPM Toolbox" webinar series is focusing on tick integrated pest management strategies.
When: Webinars were held from Jun. to Oct. 2020
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) produces open-access webinars to improve the capacity of environmental health to identify and understand emerging vectors found in the US. The NEHA Vector & Pests Webinars page provides up-to-date information on vector control topics and resources used to protect the public of the transmission of vector-borne diseases.
As part of Penn State Extension’s efforts to educate and share information, educators hosted a 10-part webinar series on ticks and disease prevention from July 9 through September 17, 2020. The webinars were recorded for later viewing and are available at http://extension.psu.edu/tick-webinars.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
The CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases has developed an online tick training course, now available! This course is an introduction to ticks, tick-borne diseases, and tick control for employees in the urban pest management industry, public health entomologists, and anyone interested in learning more about ticks. This self-paced course is eligibile for 2 FDACS CEUs. Learn more and enroll for free!
- Course: Biology of Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Disease-Causing Arthropods
- Overview: This certificate course provides an overview of the biology of arthropods — both insects and related forms — that impact human health. You will explore the fascinating biology, behaviors, and disease-transmission processes of a range of organisms, with special emphasis on the most important groups, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will also learn about specific diseases associated with these vectors that can be passed on to humans.
- Who Should Take the Course: Appropriate for those working in healthcare and vector-borne disease control, those who train and supervise outdoor workers, and students of vector biology who may not have access to other courses on this topic.
- Commitment: 5-7 hours per week over a four week program
- When Offered: September 1 2021, November 3 2021, January 5 2022
- Website: https://ecornell.cornell.edu/custom/biology-of-mosquitoes-ticks-and-other-disease-causing-arthropods/
- Cost: $399
- Discounts: Enroll by August 31 with code INTRO50 to save $50. Members of regional vector control associations also eligible for discounts.
The Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (SECVBD) along with partners in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), are pleased to provide an online course in mosquito training for pest managers. The course is composed of 11 modules. Participants who complete the 11 modules in the course will learn to identify and understand the mosquitoes of major importance in the urban environment, their life cycles, the general methods of control, personal protective equipment required for safe insecticide application, and the laws and regulations governing mosquito control for the urban pest management industry. All students successfully completing all modules will receive a certificate of course completion. Technicians are able to have these certificates placed in their personnel file folders to document successful completion of the course. Certified operators will also receive a CEU form for 4 CEUs (2 GHP/L&O and 2 CORE). This form can be submitted to FDACS in order to receive CEU credits. CEUs have been approved for FL, SC, AL, and CO at this time. If your state is not listed, and you would still like CEUs for this training, please contact Kaci McCoy prior to enrolling at email@example.com.
The Midwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (MCE-VBD) is offering a certificate in Public Health Entomology to recognize and provide basic skills related to the surveillance and management of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases. The certification process is open to anyone affiliated with MCE-VBD partner organizations with interest in developing skills in vector-borne disease surveillance and control.
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) Certification Corporation offers two certification programs for professionals who work with insects:
- Board Certified Entomologist – program for professional entomologists with degrees in entomology or a closely-related field
- Associate Certified Entomologist – program for pest management professionals with strong training and experience in insect-related work, but without academic training required of professional entomologists
The e-modules cover basic mosquito biology, surveillance and control with an emphasis on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The online training is available for free for both members and non-members.
This is a no-cost, 11-course learning series developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and partners. The program emphasizes the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread disease.
Learn about a wide range of vectors and the diseases they transmit, from the Aedes mosquito and the Zika virus, to the tsetse fly and African sleeping sickness, through a new online course offered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
TDR has supported the development of a Global Atlas of Medical Entomology Schooling (GAMES), which lists a total of 126 medical entomology courses offered both on-campus and through distance learning in 32 countries across all WHO regions, covering seven languages. The freely available directory was developed in collaboration with the GVH and ARCTEC at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), following the mapping of courses available globally. WHO’s Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases and the WHO Global Malaria Programme have also reviewed the directory and provided recommendations. For each course, session dates, course outline, fees, language of instruction and responsible managers are listed.