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Training opportunities in vector borne disease science.

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EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is hosting a 90-minute webinar on mosquito borne disease threats. Topics will include the conditions that lead to outbreaks, potential disease threats, and the role of private industry and public partners in mitigating these risks through IPM-based mosquito control. View the full agenda here:Future of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses – Outline 

Follow this link to register for free: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2239833138133538315 

ADAPCO is hosting a free Virtual Educational Event geared towards professional mosquito control. Topics include mosquito surveillance, resistance monitoring, equipment maintenance and more. CEUs are being offered in many states – check out their website to view CEU information for individual states,  submit your RSVP, and view the agenda: https://www.myadapco.com/event/adapco-east-ee/

The Pennsylvania Vector Control Association (PVCA) will be holding their 46th annual training conference virtually this year. In collaboration with our sister Center, the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases, the full-day training will be offered free of cost via Zoom Webinar.

 

Follow this link to register: https://bit.ly/PVCA2020

The agenda and more information can be found here: http://pavectorcontrol.org/?p=543


Online Professional Development and Training

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, 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 Cornell Department of Entomology has partnered with eCornell to provide a 3-week online training program to help you understand the tools, methodology, and best practices for the surveillance of arthropod vectors, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will gain the knowledge and resources necessary to design an effective vector surveillance program in your local jurisdiction. The course is intended to train and create a network of public health practitioners, from a variety of backgrounds, in entomology and in the approaches, techniques, and skills required for effective surveillance programs. Enrollment discounts may be available.

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The Entomological Society of America 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

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A no-cost 11-course learning series developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and partners. Program emphasized the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread disease.

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The Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of Florida.
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