2018 Meeting Program

2018 PROGRAM

Thursday, November 15, 2018

10:00 – 11:00   Refreshments –Courtesy of Zoecon

10:10 – 10:15   Henry Lawicki Student / Intern Competition Introduction – Jack Swanson & Joy Joyce, IMVCA

10:15 – 12:00   Student Competition

10:15 – 10:30    Morgan Meador, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Evaluating the influence of black flies on wild turkey reproduction across western and south-central Illinois

10:30 – 10:45   Johnny Uelmen, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Fine scale biotic and abiotic effects of West Nile virus illness in humans

10:45 – 11:00    Lee Ann Lyons, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, I-TICK: Increasing Tick Surveillance in Illinois through Collaboration between Governmental, Academic, and Citizen Scientists

11:00 – 11:15    Tanya Josek, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Embryogenesis of Ixodes scapularis

11:15 – 11:30    Kristina Lopez, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Efficacy of Ground ULV Adulticide Application on West Nile Virus Vectors in the Chicago Suburbs

11:30 – 11:45   Teresia Njoroge, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, Plant-derived edible oils as an emerging tool for yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) control in peridomestic environments

11:45 – 12:00 Elijah Juma, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, The microbiota of Aedes larvae is strongly influenced by the larval environment

12:00 – 1:00   Lunch – Courtesy of Valent Biosciences

1:00 – 1:05         President’s Welcome – Jack Swanson

1:05 – 1:25         Samantha Debosik, IDPH, Arbovirus Activity in Illinois, 2018 Update

1:25 – 1:45         Tom Noftsinger, St Louis County Vector Control, Mosquito Control and Public Education: Is the Rubber Meeting the Road?

1:45 – 2:05         Kylee Gochanour, Illinois Natural History Survey, Insecticide resistance monitoring of Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens populations across Illinois

2:05 – 2:25          Mark Clifton, Northshore Mosquito Abatement District, Review of multiple adulticiding application on Culex populations

2:25 – 3:00          John Paul Mutebi, CDC, Arbovirus Activity in the US, 2018

3:00 – 3:15     Afternoon Break – Courtesy of VDCI

3:15 to 3:35      Dan Bartlett, Northwest Mosquito Abatement District, Spatial analysis of how “Do Not Spray” areas impact overall adulticiding activity

3:35 – 4:30        District Reports

4:30 – 4:45        Closing Remarks, Announcements

5:00 – 5:45        Business Meeting

6:00 – 7:00    Hospitality Hour – Courtesy of Clarke

7:00 – 8:50        Banquet

8:50 – 8:55 Charity Raffle Prize Courtesy of Univar

8:55 – 9:00  Door Prizes Courtesy of IMVCA

 

Friday, November 16, 2018

6:30 – 8:20 Breakfast – Courtesy of IMVCA

8:00 Coffee in the meeting room – Courtesy of Catch-Master

8:30 – 8:40    Incoming President’s Welcome and Sponsor appreciation – Patrick Irwin

8:40 – 9:00    Ephantus Muturi, USDA-ARS, How does the gut microbiota of Aedes aegypti respond to blood meal type?

9:00 – 9:20    Lina B. Flor-Weiler, USDA-ARS, Mosquito exposure to fungi: Initial evidence of ovipositional preferences and reduced fecundity

9:20 – 9:40     Jose Luis Ramirez, USDA-ARS, Mosquito anti-fungal defense pathways limiting pathogenicity of entomopathogenic fungi

9:40 – 10:00   Andrew Mackay, Illinois Natural History Survey, Seasonal population abundance and biting activity of Aedes albopictus in residential neighborhood

10:00 – 10:20 Mid-Morning Break – Courtesy of ADAPCO

10:20 – 10:30   Patrick Irwin, NWMAD, Midwest Center of Excellence, An update of MCE activities

10:30 – 11:00    Justin Harbison, Loyola University ChicagoInsecticide resistance in Northern Cook County Mosquito Abatement Districts, and preliminary results of catch basin mosquito treatment in Milwaukee, WI

11:00 – 11:10   Linn Haramis, IDPH, Memorial presentation for Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz

11:20 – 11:40   Bryan Price, State of Indiana, 2018 Indiana Arboviral and Tick Surveillance Update

11:40 – Adjournment