2017

The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Illinois Mosquito and Vector Control Association (IMVCA) was held in Springfield Illinois.  We had an extraordinary turnout! Thank you for your participation in making this one of the best meetings we’ve had in recent years.

The IMVCA also held its Henry Lawicki Student/Intern Competition on November 17th.  Ten graduate and undergraduate students participated from Michigan State University, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, University of Wisconsin / Madison, Western Illinois University / Macomb, and Illinois State university / Normal.  Judges awarded three students with cash prizes: Kate Evans (First Prize – $300), Logan Sauers(Runner Up – $100), and Erin McGlynn (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 Bloomington in 2018!

 

 

 

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, Active Surveillance of Lyme Disease Pathogen and Questing Vector in Southeastern Michigan

10:25 – 10:35    Sulagna Chakraborty, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign, Tick Borne Diseases- A New Threat to Global Health: Case of KFD in India

10:35 – 10:45    Lee Ann Lyons, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign, Observational Study to Determine Risk Factors Associated With Tick Exposure in Dogs and Their Owners Within Champaign and Piatt Counties of Illinois

10:45 – 10:55    Erin McGlynn, University of Wisconsin – Madison, West Nile Virus Surveillance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

10:55 – 11:05    Johnny Uelmen, University of Wisconsin – Madison, An Evaluation of West Nile Virus in Wisconsin: Effects of Climate Change on Environmental, Wildlife & Human Health

11:05 – 11:15    Batla Alabdullatif,  Western Illinois University, Zika Virus Entry Into Permissive Cells by AXL Receptor

11:15 – 11:25    Samson Omole, Western Illinois University, Entry of Dengue Virus Into AXL Expressing Cells

11:25 – 11:35    Abiola Abidemi Oladapo, Western Illinois University, Yellow Fever Virus Infectivity of the Innate Immune System Using AXL Receptor

11:35 – 11:45    Logan Sauers, Illinois State University, Two is Company, Three Hundred is a Crowd: Larval Density Effects on Mosquito Populations

11:45 – 11:55    Kate Evans, Illinois State University, Survival of Container-Breeding Mosquito Larvae: Density in the Field

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      Johnny Uelmen, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 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, Door Prizes – Courtesy of IMVCA

 

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, Granular Formulation of Metarhizium        brunnem Containing Microsclerotia: An Effective Tool for Soil Application Targeting Eggs of Aedes aegypti.

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 – Adjournment

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SEE YOU IN BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

FALL 2018!

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