For the first, and hopefully only, time the IMVCA held its Annual Meeting virtually in 2020. Despite the obstacles presented by COVID-19, we managed to pull together a day of presentations and successfully conduct the Business Meeting. Web hosting for the meeting was provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Members at research labs and public health/mosquito abatement districts also provided annual reports for the meeting – they can be accessed here.
66th Annual Meeting of the IMVCA – 2020
November 5th, 2020
2020 Meeting Program
(all times Central)
10:00 – 10:10 Opening Remarks & President’s Welcome – Sharon Verzal
10:10 – 10:30 Bryan Price (Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Epidemiology, Indiana State Department of Health) – Arbovirus and Tickborne Disease Activity in Indiana, 2020 Update
10:30 – 10:50 Samantha Debosik (Office of Health Protection, Division of Environmental Health, IDPH) – Arbovirus and Tickborne Disease Activity in Illinois, 2020 Update
10:50 – 11:00 10-minute break
11:00 – 11:20 John-Paul Mutebi (National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases) – Arbovirus Activity in the US, 2020
11:20 – 11:40 Lyric Bartholomay (Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases) – The Hunt for Neglected Arboviruses in the Upper Midwest
11:40 – 12:00 Erik Foster (Entomology and Ecology Activity, Bacterial Diseases Branch, CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases) – CDC Tick Surveillance Program: Updates on Ixodes species and Tickborne Pathogen Distributions and Expanded Surveillance Guidance
12:00 – 12:15 Closing Remarks, Announcements – Chris Stone
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 Business Meeting (for IMVCA members only, via ZOOM – link sent in email to members; email IMVCA Secretary with questions)