The Annual Tick Workshop is a collaboration between the U. S. National Tick Collection at the James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science (Georgia Southern University) and the CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases (SECVBD) held annually at Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA). Dr. Lorenza Beati, GSU Professor and Curator of the U.S. National Tick Collection, hosts and coordinates the training.
Abuot the Tick Workshop: If we are to respond appropriately to vector borne disease threats in the United States, it is critical that existing skills and knowledge are conveyed to the next generation of public health entomologists. In the same vein, advanced research findings must find its way back in the form of comprehensible, operationally sound “best practices”. Professional training for individuals who have career trajectories aligned with public health entomology must have varying levels to permit the growth of the trainee intellectually and as a result the expansion of the discipline as a whole. SECVBD also helps offset costs associated with the Tick Workshop.