2016

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Illinois Mosquito and Vector Control Association (IMVCA)was held in Springfield Illinois.  We had a excellent meeting and a great time was had by all!

The  IMVCA also held its Henry Lawicki Student/Intern Competition on November 17th.  Eight graduate and undergraduate students participated from the Department of Biological Sciences at Western Illinois University (WIU), the Department of Entomology at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Loyola University – Chicago, and the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS).  Judges awarded three students with cash prizes: Allison Parker (First Prize – $300), Kennan Hutchison (Runner Up – $100), and Jason Hunt (Runner Up – $100).  The remaining students received Honorable Mentions and were presented framed mosquito prints photographed by Alex Wild.

Please enjoy the following photos from this year’s meeting.  See you in Springfield in 2017!

Meeting Program

Wyndham Springfield City Centre Hotel,

Springfield, IL Nov. 17-18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

10:00 – 10:25   Refreshments – Courtesy of ADAPCO

10:25 – 10:30   Henry Lawicki Student/ Intern Competition Introduction – Jack Swanson & Joy Joyce, IMVCA

10:30 – 12:00   Student Competition

10:30 – 10:45 Bridget Hulsebosch, Loyola University-Chicago, An Evaluation of FourStar® Bti CRG During 2016.

10:45 – 11:00 Jason Hunt, Western Illinois University, Prevalence of Aedes japonicus in Western Illinois.

11:00 – 11:15 Surendra Karki, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Dept. of Pathobiology, West Nile Virus Mosquito Surveillance to Improve Public Heath Preparedness.

11:15 – 11:30 Teresia Njoroge, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Dept. of Entomology & INHS Medical Ento. Lab, Edible Oils as Emerging Larvacides for Aedes aegypti Control.

11:30 – 11:45 Candace McEvers, IDPH Intern Communicable Disease Control Section, Zika in Illinois.

11:45 – 12:00 Allison Parker, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Dept. of Entomology, Relative Productivity of Container Habitats for Juvenile Mosquitoes in Central Illinois.

12:00 – 12:15 Kennan Hutchison, Western Illinois University, Mosquito Mayhem.

12:15 – 12:30 Rhiannon Pyle, Western Illinois University, West Nile Virus, an Update from Western Illinois.

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

1:00 – 1:05   President’s Welcome – Barb O’Meara

1:05 – 1:30   Linn Haramis, IDPH, Arboviruses, Invasive Species and the Magic 8 Ball

1:30 – 1:55   Joseph Kath, IL Department of Natural Resources, Management of Bats in an Urban Environment

1:55 – 2:15   Patrice Charlebois, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant-Making Waves on Water-related Issues

2:15 – 2:35   Justin Harbison, Loyola University Chicago, Should We Bother Treating Catch Basins in Parking Lots?

2:35 – 3:00   John Paul Mutebi, CDC, Arbovirus Activity in the US, 2016

3:00 – 3:15   Ephantus Juma Muturi, USDA, Gut Microbiota of Mosquito Communities in Champaign County

3:15 to 3:45   Afternoon Break – Courtesy of VDCI

3:45 – 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, President’s Address

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

Friday, November 18, 2016

6:30 – 8:15   Breakfast – Courtesy of Wyndham Springfield City Centre Hotel

8:25 – 8:30   Incoming President’s Welcome – Kathryn Nelson

8:30 – 9:00   Stan Cope, American Mosquito Control Association, Tips on Leadership and the Future of the American Mosquito Control Association

9:00 – 9:20   Nancy Westcott, Illinois State Water Survey (Retired), A Climate Perspective on 2016 Illinois West Nile Virus Season

9:20 – 9:40   Rajeev Vaidyanathan, Clarke, Mosquito Vector Competence for Arthropod-borne Viruses

9:40 – 10:00   Chang-Hyun Kim, Illinois Natural History Survey, Seeking Aedes Mosquitoes in Southern Illinois

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

10:20 – 10:40   Brian Allan, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, The Expanding Distribution of Lyme Disease in the Midwest

10:40 – 11:00   Amy B. Runde, North Shore Mosquito Abatement District, Catch Basin Mosquito Control-Operational Effectiveness Evaluations in the NSMAD

11:00 – 11:25   Sam Davis, IDPH, Trap Maintenance and Troubleshooting

11:25 – 11:45   Bryan Price, Indiana State Department of Health, 2016 Vector-borne Disease Surveillance in Indiana

11:45 – Noon Door Prizes – Courtesy of IMVCA

Adjournment

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