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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
In lieu of their in-person 66th Annual Meeting, NMCA is hosting a series of live and pre-recorded lectures in partnership with NEVBD. Lectures are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-3pm EST in January and early February 2021. Pesticide applicator recertification credits for select states are available.
A new series in the Northeastern IPM Center "The IPM Toolbox" webinar series is focusing on tick integrated pest management strategies.
When: Webinars will be 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.
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The next offering of the course is scheduled to begin January 13, 2021.
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. The self-paced course is set to begin September 21, 2020.
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