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Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

EEK: Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference Registration

 

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Registration for the conference is available to anyone and free of charge. 

 
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Call for Abstracts

Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

THE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW CLOSED.

Submitters will be notified of their acceptance status by Wednesday, February 10.

Virtual Conference Format

NEHA is seeking abstracts that explore topics in vectors and public health pests, such as

  • rodents, ticks, mosquitoes, and bed bugs;
  • institutional integrated pest management (IPM);
  • emerging vectors and vector-borne diseases;
  • new technologies in vector and pest control;
  • climate change and vectors;
  • lessons learned;
  • inspection successes; and
  • stories from the field, among others.

Before you get started, view the 2016 Abstract Submission Guide here

Types of education sessions available include:

  • Poster presentations
  • PPT Presentations (or similar format) (including audio and/or video)

The abstract submission deadline is January 29, 2016.

Questions?

Contact us at programs@neha.org or (303) 756-9090 x304.

About the Virtual Conference

EEK: Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

Borriela Burgdorferi Lyme DiseaseEEK: Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference is designed to bring environmental health professionals together in a unique virtual environment to exchange information and discover new solutions to issues in vectors and public health pests. 

There is no cost to attend the conference. EEK: Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference is funded through a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health.


What You Can Expect to See at the Conference

Live Sessions

EEK: Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference will include a plenary session with timely updates to the webinar Zika in the U.S.: What Environmental Health and Pest Management Professionals Need to Know.  You can find out more information about the webinar here.

The virtual conference will also include a live session on communicating the health risks associated with vectors and public health pests from an expert communication strategist and facilitator.

Conference Tracks

  • Bed Bugs
  • Vector-borne Disease
  • Vector/Pest Management and Control

Poster Hall

  • Nationwide Insecticide Susceptibility Screening Against Six Active Ingredients for United States Mosquitoes
  • Canine Leishmaniasis Loose in Las Vegas: A Case Study
  • Climate Change, Lyme Disease, and other Vector-borne Diseases in Vermont

Exhibit Hall

The exhibit hall will feature booths from the conference promotional partners and experts in the field of vectors and public health pests.


Continuing Education Credits

All sessions at the conference combined = 19.0 CEUs 

Individual session = 1.0 CEU.

Unfortunately, due to the technical limitations of the virtual platform, the conference is unable to meet the CEU requirements for the California REHS credential.

EEK: Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

Enhancing Environmental Health Knowledge (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

Thank you for attending the EEK: Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference!

The conference was designed to enhance the knowledge of environmental health professionals in order to help them better prepare to respond to environmental events of public health concern as well as to bring professionals together in a unique virtual environment to exchange information and discover new solutions to issues in vectors and public health pests.

You can also find presentation slides in PDF format below.

Bedbugs

Got Bugs? Get Sued! ; Transcript

Don’t Panic! Helping Social Service Providers Cope with Bedbugs ; Transcript

Bedbugs:  What Are the Health Risks? ; Transcript 

Bedbugs in Elderly and Disabled, Low-income Housing – Getting Real! ; Transcript

Scratch That Itch: Exterminating Bedbugs through Partnerships with Private Enterprise ; Transcript

Bedbug (Cimex lectularius L.) Infestations Impact Quality of Life ; Transcript

Vector-borne Disease

Correlation Analysis of Climatic Variables, Migration, and Dengue Fever Cases in Southeast Florida ; Transcript

Environmental Health Specialists: Fishing for Fleas ; Transcript 

Here They Come: New Diseases caused by Familiar Bugs ; Transcript 

First Confirmed Case of Imported Zika Virus in Houston, Texas: Preventing Transmission ; Transcript 

Mosquitoes and Mosquito-borne Pathogens ; Transcript 

Vector/Pest Management and Control

Why Integrated Pest Management? Understanding, Designing and Resolving Implementation Challenges! ; Transcript 

Data Driven: Utilizing California’s School Pesticide Report Database to Improve Gopher Management ; Transcript 

Colorado’s Tickled Pink Campaign: Instituting a Statewide Passive Surveillance Program for Ticks ; Transcript 

New Lethal Ovitrap and Larvicidal Tiles for Control of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus ; Transcript 

Arizona School IPM Inside and Out - Implementation of School Integrated Pest Management Programs in Arizona Schools ; Transcript 


 

 

 

Regional Strategy to Address Bedbugs: Diverse Partnership Model for Addressing Emerging PH Issues

A re-emergence of bedbugs and resultant impacts on community resources led to the convening of a “Bedbug Summit." Attendees represented professionals from a broad spectrum of affected sectors including housing providers, homeless-shelters, education, pest control services, public health, waste stream management, and social services. During the summit, this group worked together and identified collaborative approaches to address bedbugs in the region.

Vectors and Public Health Pests

New Programs

NEHA and EPA Work Together to Bring Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs to Schools

NEHA is proud to announce a new cooperative effort with EPA to facilitate the use of IPM in schools. This project will promote effective and environmentally sensitive pest management practices in schools through an intensive mentorship program between school districts and local health departments. The School IPM Mentorship Program objective is for IPM practices to be understandable and accessible for rural and underserved school districts to help build a culture of cooperation, partnership, and awareness of IPM. It will be a partnership between school districts and LHDs that have successfully implemented IPM techniques and match them with school districts and LHDs in a rural or underserved area wishing to improve school IPM practices.

The participants of this program will be announced soon, please check back for updates! If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Vanessa DeArman, Project Coordinator at vdearman@neha.org.

 

NEW! Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals Online Course

NEHA worked with CDC, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, Texas Health Institute, Tulane University and renowned subject-matter experts to update and expand this training. The new expanded training – Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals – is housed on Tulane University’s Learning Management System and is preapproved for NEHA continuing education credits. Find out more or register to take the course here: http://lms.southcentralpartnership.org/vcehp.php


Emerging Issues in Vectors and Public Health Pests

CDC Releases New Resources for Tickborne Rickettsial Disease

  • CDC has released new guidelines around the diagnoses and management of tickborne disease.  CDC’s Tickborne Diseases App  is available for download for immediate access concise, comprehensive, and updated information about the prevention, identification, and treatment of tickborne diseases.

Zika Virus

  • The Zika Virus was first identified in 1947, but is now having a major impact on public health. To learn more about the Zika Virus and what what EH professionals can do to prepare for it, click here.

Borrelia mayonii 


NEHA Resources

Enhancing Environmental Health (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

Enhancing Environmental Health (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of EH professionals in order to help them better prepare to respond to environmental events of public health concern as well as to bring professionals together in a unique virtual environment to exchange information and discover new solutions to issues in vectors and public health pests. PDF's of presentation slides from the virtual conference are still available. Access them here

Biology and Control of Vectors and Public Health Pests Program

NEHA is working with the CDC to provide vector control training to environmental health and other professionals whose work involves vector control and public health. NEHA supports the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as an innovative method of controlling pest populations utilizing a variety of technologies (cultural, mechanical, biological, genetic, and chemical) based on biological information.

Training Program

In collaboration with the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health, NEHA facilitates vector and public health pest control training through the Biology and Control of Vectors and Public Health Pests Workshop. The workshop was created in response to the desire of environmental health professionals to better understand the biology of insects and rodents in order to more effectively and efficiently address the growing number of vector-borne diseases in their jurisdictions and communities.

  • Videos of the live course are available online at NEHA's e-Learning site. For free access including free CE credits, please visit NEHA-CERT and click on the CDC Sponsored Programs link.

  • NEHA worked with the CDC, Texas Health Institute, Tulane University and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) to convert the course to an easily accessible, online format. The online course is currently going through CDC clearance but you are able to access the beta version here. NEHA CE credits are available for this course.

  • For more information on vector control or the workshop, please contact NEHA at programs@neha.org or 303-756-9090.  

 

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