TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

TRAININGS

PacVec shares training opportunities in vector-borne disease science provided by our partners and affiliations. Explore the current opportunities:

WEBINARS AND SEMINARS

Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (PacVec) Seminars

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.

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International Virtual Seminars on Arbovirus Biology

Join the 4th International Virtual Seminars on arbovirus biology every third Thursday of the month between October 2023 and July 2024! To register for a Zoom link, email Tuli Mukhopadhyay, Tem Morrison, or Clive McKimmie. View flyer here.

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CREATE-NEO Virtual Seminar Series on Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

The Virtual Seminar Series on Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, organized by Kathryn Hanley and Nikos Vasilakis will be hosted every second Tuesday of the month at 9 AM PDT/PST from September 2023 to August 2024. Please register in advance for this series.

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WHO - EYE on Yellow Fever Podcast Series

‘EYE on yellow fever’ is a podcast series highlighting the global risks of yellow fever and how the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy is addressing these challenges in the most-affected countries. Experts from different fields of climate change and even outer space explore why and how this disease is in danger of spreading globally and take you inside a concerted global effort to ensure that yellow fever does not become the next big global health threat. The series is available on the WHO website or your preferred podcast app.

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CDC Zoonoses and One Health Updates (ZOHU Calls)

ZOHU Call logoZoonoses & 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.
AMCA: Archived Webinars

Archived webinars and presentations are available for ‘members-only’ viewing here. 


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NEVBD Vector Biology Boot Camp Lectures

NEVBD is pausing their in-person component of the Vector Biology Boot Camp for the time being, with the hopes of offering it again in 2023. In lieu of their hands-on program, you can access recorded presentations from the 2021 Virtual Vector Biology Boot Camp available through the Cornell Video on Demand service. Simply complete this user registration form or visit their website to gain access to these recordings.

"The IPM Toolbox" Webinar Series: Tick IPM

A new series in the Northeastern IPM Center “The IPM Toolbox” webinar series is focusing on tick integrated pest management strategies.


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National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Vectors & Pests Webinars

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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PennState Extension Webinar 10-Part Series on Ticks

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 TRAININGS

RahP VEC Spring 2024 Workshop

The Rockies and High Plains Vector-Borne Disease Center (RahP VEC) is hosting a workshop on May 7-9, 2024, in Salt Lake City to provide practical experience in vector control. Register to attend and learn more. Topics include:

  • Vector surveillance, mosquito taxonomy
  • Field sampling, vector control
  • GIS, VectorSurv, data management
  • Communication, education, media
  • Equipment calibration
  • Pesticide Safety
  • Disease ecology, pathogen testing
VectorEd Network Summer Internship Program 2024
The CDC-funded VectorEd Network Training and Evaluation Center is providing 12-week paid research internships for students focusing on vector-borne diseases. Interns will learn skills including field and lab techniques, animal handling, and data analysis. Interns will also earn certificates in medical entomology, vector biology and control, science communication, and health equity. Apply by April 20, 2024!


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VectorEd Network Minority Serving Institution Summer Internship 2024
The CDC-funded VectorEd Network Training and Evaluation Center is providing 12-week paid research internships for students attending a Minority Serving Institution focusing on vector-borne diseases. Interns will learn skills including field and lab techniques, animal handling, and data analysis. Interns will also earn certificates in medical entomology, vector biology and control, science communication, and health equity. Apply by April 20, 2024!


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The U.S. National Tick Collection Tick Workshop

The United States National Tick Collection in the James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science is offering the “5th Annual Tick Workshop” at Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA). Topics covered include: Tick systematics, identification, classification, population genetics, phylogeography (morphological and molecular taxonomy); tick ecology, behavior; field collecting experience; tick anatomy, physiology; and, more. Registration fee is $1,450.00 (includes: lodging, workshop supplies/materials) and a $5.00 fee if applicable. Workshop will be from June 16th to June 29th, 2024.


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CDC West Nile virus Clinician Training

Through a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Medscape, CDC is excited to announce a new West Nile virus (WNV) clinician training course. Clinicians can register for Diagnosis and Management of West Nile Virus Infection: A Case-Based Approach for FREE through Medscape’s website and receive CME credits for completing the course. 

A recent CDC survey found that only a small percentage of clinicians surveyed could correctly identify how to properly diagnose WNV disease. After taking this training, clinicians will be able to correctly identify risk factors and symptoms as well as diagnose and prevent West Nile virus disease. As mosquito season approaches, we hope this will be a valuable tool for clinicians to increase their confidence in recognizing and reporting WNV. CDC would appreciate your help sharing this resource with clinicians in your state or jurisdiction.


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Public Health Microbiologist Training

The California Association of Public health Laboratory Directors (CAPHLD) is offering Public Health Microbiologist (PHM) training. The mission of the CAPHLD is to improve and protect public health through the promotion and advancement of public health laboratory practice. If you have questions regarding PHM training, please email the PHM training committee at PHMtrainingupdate@gmail.com.  Emails are not checked daily, so please be patient in waiting for a response to your question(s).


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SECVBD & IFAS Online Mosquito Training Course

SECVBD, along with partners in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is pleased to provide an online course in mosquito training for pest managers. 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. CEUs have been approved for FL, SC, AL, CO, and CA at this time.


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eCornell Online Program in Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance
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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eCornell Online Program in Biology of Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Disease-Causing Arthropods

  • 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
  • Website: https://ecornell.cornell.edu/custom/biology-of-mosquitoes-ticks-and-other-disease-causing-arthropods/
  • Cost: $399
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Entomological Society of America Certification Program

Logo: Entomological Society of America Certification Corp.The Entomological Society of America (ESA) Certification Corporation offers several certification programs for professionals who work with insects:

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    American Mosquito Control Association e-Modules

    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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    Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP)

    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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    Online Course: Global Challenge of Vector-Borne Diseases and How to Control Them

    London School of Hygeine & Tropical Medicine logoLearn 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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    UPCOMING MEETINGS

    Entomology 2024: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting

    The Entomological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting 2024 will take place on November 10-13, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona. Join thousands of insect science professionals in person as they meet, share ideas and advance scientific and technical knowledge. Forge new friendships and create lasting memories with fellow entomologists who share your passion for insects and their vital role in our ecosystem. Grow together as a community and leave with renewed energy, new ideas, and new connections. Explore the latest research in our poster hall and attend abstract presentations across all disciplines of insect science.


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    SOVE 52nd Annual Conference
    The Society for Vector Ecology (SOVE) is hosting their 52nd annual conference at Fort Collins Marriott in Fort Collins, Colorado between September 15-19, 2024. Call for presentation abstracts are open. Please submit abstracts here by April 19th.Visit their website for more information about the conference.

    Vector-Borne Disease Outbreak Simulation Workshop: Join SOVE for a pre-meeting workshop featuring outbreak simulations with Dr. Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, Dr. Stephanie Brault, and Dr. Sarah Speth on September 15, 2024 (8-12pm MT) at Colorado State University. After registration for the meeting, you will be able to register for the pre-meeting event.


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    The Pacific Southwest Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases is supported through Cooperative Agreement Number 1U01CK000649 between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of California, Davis.

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