2013

59th Annual Meeting of the IMVCA – 2013

The 2013 IMVCA annual meeting is over.  We had a great time! The talks were very informative and ranged over a variety of topics including vector surveillance, vector competence, emerging arboviruses and other pathogens, weather patterns, and intraspecific larval competition.

On Thursday, November 21st, we conducted a Student Competition where both undergraduate and graduate students gave presentations related to their current scientific research.  The results of the student competition are listed here.

First Prize – Sarah Cleeton-Schneider, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Runner Up – Allison Gardner, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Runner Up – Peter Brabant, Illinois State University

Honorable Mention – Tyler Hedlund, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Honorable Mention – Kristina McIntire, Illinois State University

IMVCA 2013 Program

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. OPENING REFRESHMENTS – Courtesy of IMVCA

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Student Competition

Introduction – Jack Swanson & Joy Joyce

10:30 – 10:45 Allison Gardner, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign – Leaf detritus of exotic invasive plants enhances survival and development of the West Nile vector Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae)

10:45 – 11:00 Peter Brabant, Illinois State University – New applications for an old pesticide: the effects of methoprene on adult Aedes mosquitoes

11:00 – 11:15 Tyler Hedlund, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign – The Expanding Distribution of Ixodes scapularis and Borrelia burgdorferi in the Chicago Area

11:15 – 11:30 Kristina McIntire, Illinois State University – Controlling Mosquitoes, a Herculean task: Timing of larval mortality and production of adult Aedes albopictus

11:30 – 11:45 Sarah Cleeton Schneider, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign – Assessing the Contribution of Songbirds to the Movement of Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens in Illinois During Fall Migration

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH – Courtesy of VECTOR DISEASE CONTROL INTERNATIONAL

1:00 – 1:10 President’s Welcome – Jack Swanson, Illinois Department of Public Health

1:10 – 1:30 Mike Szyska – AMCA North Central Regional Director, American Mosquito Control Association Update

1:30 – 2:00 Linn Haramis, Illinois Department of Public Health – Status of Vector-Borne Diseases in Illinois

2:00 – 2:20 Kevin Dixon, DuPage County Health Department – Introduction of a West Nile Virus Personal Protection Index and Community Education Program in DuPage County

2:20 – 2:40 Alan Bolds – Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District, How Illinois Can Lead in Coordinated Vector Control

2:40 – 3:00 John-Paul Mutebi – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, A National Review of Mosquito-Borne Arbovirus Activity in 2013

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. AFTERNOON BREAK – Courtesy of VALENT BIOSCIENCES

3:30 – 4:30 District Reports

4:30 – 4:45 Closing Remarks, Announcements

5:00 – 5:45 Business Meeting

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. HOSPITALITY HOUR – Courtesy of CLARKE

7:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. BANQUET – Stanton E. Cope, PhD, Terminix International, Captain, United States Navy (Retired) – Yellow Fever – The Scourge Revealed

8:50 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CHARITY RAFFLE – Courtesy of UNIVAR

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

6:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. BREAKFAST – Courtesy of ADAPCO

8:30 – 8:40 Incoming President’s Welcome – Tom Velat

8:40 – 9:00 Andrew Mackay, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign – Influence of Stormwater Detention Basins and Associated Flora on the Ecology of Urban Mosquitoes

9:00 – 9:20 Nancy Westcott, Illinois State Water Survey – Climatic Variation in West Nile Virus Incidence

9:20 – 9:40 Ephantus Muturi, Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign – Vector competence of field populations of Oc. triseriatus and Oc. japonicus for La Crosse virus

9:40 – 10:00 Chang-Hyun Kim, Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign – The midgut bacteria of larval and adult mosquitoes from waste tires

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. MID-MORNING BREAK – Courtesy of CENTRAL LIFE SCIENCES

10:20 – 10:40 Patrick Irwin, Northwest Mosquito Abatement District – Utilizing the Vector Index for Targeted Mosquito Abatement

10:40 – 11:00 Bryan Price, Indiana State Department of Health – Arbovirus Surveillance Report for Indiana

11:00 – 11:20 Jeffrey Bara, Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign – Effect of larval habitat on adult body size and vector competence of field collected Ochlerotatus triseriatus for La Crosse virus

11:20 – 11:40 Rich Lampman, Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign – Mosquito and arbovirus surveillance in wetlands and forest fragments of South Cook County

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. DOOR PRIZES– Courtesy of IMVCA

Adjournment

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