TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIUMS & MEETINGS

The AMCA Washington Conference is going virtual in 2021. Join AMCA for the opportunity to educate key legislators and policy makers on the mosquito control industry, the work you do, and explain how their votes impact our districts and their constituents. It is vital for members of the association, like you, to impact the narrative taking place on Capitol Hill. To make this happen we need you to join us for AMCA’s Virtual Washington Day this May.

When: Monday, May 10th - Thursday, May 14th, 2021 

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Join the Entomological Society of America on April 26-28 for the 2021 International Branch Virtual Symposium. The three-day meeting is free to all members and non-members, featuring both video and poster presentations centered around three major themes: Community and Social Sciences in Entomology, Insect Populations, and Plant-Insect Interactions.

When: Monday, April 26 to Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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ONLINE WEBINARS

ZOHU Call logo 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.

Interested in being a more effective, strategic communicator? Attend this interactive, free online training series led by a public health and strategic communication expert! Course led by Dr. Amelia Greiner Safi of the Cornell Master of Public Health Program & Department of Communication.

When: Every-other Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:30 EST on March 24, April 7, April 21, May 5

The Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Disease (CREID) is hosting a virtual seminar series every second Tuesday of the month starting January 2021. Register in advance for this webinar series!

Organized by: Kathryn Hanley and Nikos Vasilakis
When: Every second Tuesday of the month starting January 2021


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The NYS Department of Health and University of Albany are hosting a joint seminar series on Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases (CCEID).

When: Every third Thursday of the month starting January 2021

In lieu of their in-person 66th Annual Meeting, NMCA is hosting a series of live and pre-recorded lectures in partnership with NEVBD. The last series was on Wednesday Feb. 3 from 1-3pm EST. Visit http://www.nmca.org/annual.htm to access the session recordings.

Organized by: Tem Morrison and Clive McKimmie
For Zoom login: Email Clive McKimmie
When: Every third Thursday of the month starting October 2020



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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


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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.

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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.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

Registration is now open for the 2021 Vector Biology Boot Camp program! Due to continuing COVID-19 safety restrictions, we will be offering the program as a no-cost online lecture series from May 10 to May 21. Attendees will participate in interactive lectures with leading experts in arthropod biology and behavior, surveillance and control, data analysis and mapping, pesticide resistance monitoring, and more! Visit our Vector Biology Boot Camp webpage to learn more about the curriculum and how to apply! Applications are due April 12, 2021.

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Learn to develop an effective vector surveillance program, collect data, and communicate risk with the Cornell Entomology Department and eCornell in the newest online course Vector-Borne Diseases Surveillance. Take this 3-week instructor-led course with Dr. Laura Harrington and learn best practices to implement vector surveillance, data, and reporting methods.

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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 kd.mccoy@ufl.edu.


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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem is hosting the third annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course. This six-day course, offered through the University of Idaho, is both lecture- and discussion-based and is delivered by internationally recognized experts, with integrated case studies of emerging vector-borne pathogens. The course registration fee includes housing, meals, course materials and social activities. Registration will be due following acceptance into the course.

When: Sunday through Friday, June 20-25, 2021
Registration fee: $1,500 USD

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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.


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