2020 Annual Meeting

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)

2:00 Adjournment