2017 Meeting Program

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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 – 11:55   Student Competition

10:15 – 10:25    Susanna Haupt, Michigan State University – E. Lansing, Title TBA

10:25 – 10:35    Sulagna Chakraborty, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign, Title TBA

10:35 – 10:45    Lee Ann Lyons, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign, Title TBA

10:45 – 10:55    Erin McGlynn, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Title TBA

10:55 – 11:05    Johnny Uelmen, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Title TBA

11:05 – 11:15    Batla Alabdullatif,  Western Illinois University, Title TBA

11:15 – 11:25    Samson Omole, Western Illinois University, Title TBA

11:25 – 11:35    Abiola Oladapo, Western Illinois University, Title TBA

11:35 – 11:45    Logan Sauers, Illinois State University, Title TBA

11:45 – 11:55    Kate Evans, Illinois State University,Title TBA

12:00 – 1:00   Lunch – Courtesy of VALENT BIOSCIENCES

1:00 – 1:05         President’s Welcome – Kathryn Nelson

1:05 – 1:25         Ken Runkle, IDPH, Arbovirus Activity in Illinois, 2017 Update

1:25 – 1:45         Mark Breidenbaugh, AMCA, North Central Region Director, Update on AMCA Activities and Opportunities

1:45 – 2:05         Justin Harbison, Loyola University Chicago, Don’t Drink That! Lessons Learned From Chicago Area Catch Basins in 2017

2:05 – 2:25          Lyric Bartholomay, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Introducing the Center Of Excellence for Vector Borne Diseases                

2:25 – 3:00          John Paul Mutebi, CDC, Arbovirus Activity in the US, 2017

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

3:15 to 3:35      Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, Univ. of IL, College of Vet Med, Collating Data on Vector Ticks & Mosquitoes in Illinois – Making the Most of our Collective Knowledge

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, Guest Speaker, Mark Breidenbaugh, US Air Force, Military Support Available to Civilian Agencies for Vector Control Response in Texas after Hurricane Harvey

8:50 – 9:00  Charity Raffle – Courtesy of UNIVAR

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

6:30 – 8:20 Breakfast – Courtesy of Wyndham Springfield City Centre Hotel

8:30 – 8:40    Incoming President’s Welcome – Jack Swanson

8:40 – 9:00    Patrick Irwin, Northwest Mosquito Abatement District, Outreach to Bee Hive Owners in the District

9:00 – 9:20    Chang Hyun Kim, Illinois Natural History Survey, Update of the State-wide Survey for Aedes Mosquitoes

9:20 – 9:40     Susan Paskewitz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, What Has Been Done By the Center of Excellence for Vector Borne Disease & How it Impacts Illinois            

9:40 – 10:00   Lina B. Flor-Weiler, USDA-ARS, Behavioral Response of Aedes aegypti: Are Fungi Causing Oviposition & Resting Deterrence Among Adults?

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

10:20 – 10:40   Ephantus J. Muturi, USDA-ARS, Harnessing Invasive Plants for Mosquito Control

10:40 – 11:00    Jose Luis Ramirez, USDA-ARS, Fungal Entomopathogens in the Fight Against Mosquitoes: Molecular Interactions Shaping Infection Dynamics

11:00 – 11:20   Beth Gilliam, INHS, Prairie Research Institute, Examining the Effects of Fire, Habitat Factors and Weather on Amblyomma americanum Abundance in West-Central Illinois

11:20 – 11:40   Beth Gilliam, INHS, Prairie Research Institute, Introducing the I-TICK Program

11:40 – Noon Door Prizes – Courtesy of IMVCA

Adjournment

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SEE YOU IN BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

FALL 2018!

 

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