Tick IPM

 

Tick Academy

Once a year, the Tick IPM Working Group hosts the Tick Academy, which is an opportunity for researchers, educators, students, public health professionals, pest control professionals, public-space managers and citizen scientists interested in learning more about what they can do to stop the spread of ticks and tick-borne diseases in their communities.

This year’s Tick Academy will include the following presentations October 11 – 12, 2023 10 AM – 2 PM CST:

October 11, 2023

10 – 10:30 AM

Alexis White, Entomologist, Arthropod-Borne Disease Lab, Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Release the hens: A study on the complexities of guinea fowl as tick control

10:30 – 11 AM

Erik Foster, Medical Entomologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evaluating the capacity of vector control agencies to implement public health tick management programs

11 – 11:30 AM

Bob Maurais, Educational Outreach, Mainely Ticks

We know ticks – A pest management professional’s approach to community-based tick education

12 – 12:30 PM

Jean Tsao, Professor, Michigan State University

How well do public health education messages reduce tick-borne diseases?

12:30 – 1 PM

Scott Larson, Assistant Entomologist, Metropolitan Mosquito Control District

Resources for Integrated Tick Management

1 – 1:30 PM

Erika Machtinger, Associate Professor of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University

Leveraging established networks for vector-borne disease training, education and evaluation

1:30 – 2 PM

Kerry Clark, Professor of Epidemiology & Environmental Health, University of North Florida

Ticks and tickborne pathogens in the southeastern USA and how to protect ourselves

October 12, 2023

10 – 11 AM

Kirby Stafford, Chief Scientist, State Entomologist, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Strategies and challenges to the management of ticks and tick-borne diseases in the United States

11 AM – 12 PM

Susan Paskewitz, Midwest Center of Excellence Vector-Borne Disease

Controlling ticks in the peridomestic environment

12:30 – 1 PM

Tammi Johnson, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Disease Ecology, Texas A&M University

Oh deer! Challenges of deer-targeted intervention

1 – 2 PM

Brian Allan, Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Effects of plant invasions on tick-borne disease risk

 

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions after each presentation and will learn about new developments and research in the tick world.

 

The Tick Academy has been approved for the following continuing education units (CEUs):

  • California: 
    • The California Department of Public Health has approved 2.0 Category A and 1.0 Category C for day one (10.11) and 3.0 Category C for day two (10.12)
  • Indiana: 
    • The Office of Indiana State Chemist has approved seven continuing certification hours (CCHs) for category 7A and four CCHs for category RT.
  • Ohio: 
    • The Ohio Department of Agriculture has approved eight hours of category 10D
  • Oregon: 
    • The Oregon Department of Agriculture has approved three core credits and one “other” credit for day one (10.11) and four core credits for day two (10.12)
  • Michigan: 
    • The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division has approved four credits for 7A category for day one (10.11) and four credits for 7A category for day two (10.12)
  • Minnesota:
    • The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine will offer credits to vet students that attend the Tick Academy if they submit a form to the board after the event
  • Montana: 
    • The Montana Department of Agriculture-Pesticide Training Program has approved four credits for category 10 (dealer), four credits for category 38 (public health and pest control) and four credits for category 39 (demonstration & research pest control)
  • New Jersey 
    • The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has approved four units of category 8C (campground) and 4 units of 8A (general public health)
  • Washington 
    • The Washington State Department of Agriculture has approved three credits for day one (10.11) and four credits for day two (4)
      • Please note: The following presentations do not qualify for CEUs on day one (10.11):
        • 10:30 – 11:00 AM Evaluating the capacity of vector control agencies to implement public health tick management programs;
        • 1:00 – 1:30 PM Leveraging established networks for vector-borne disease training, education and evaluation

Scroll to the bottom of this page to reach Leah with any questions or to request to be added to our distribution list to receive timely Tick Academy updates.

 

 

The Tick Academy is proudly supported by

the following gold sponsors: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship levels and benefits include:

Gold – $1,000 

Three social media mentions

Three complementary registrations

Company logo on marketing materials

List of attendees

 

Silver – $500 

Two social media mentions

Two complimentary registrations

Company logo on marketing materials

 

Bronze – $250 

One social media mention

One complimentary registration

 

Please contact Leah McSherry by scrolling to the end of this page if interested in learning more about sponsoring the Tick Academy.

 

Webinars 

The Tick IPM Working Group hosts free monthly webinars on the second Wednesday of each month from 1 – 2 PM CST with the exception of July and October – we will be preparing for and hosting the annual Tick Academy during those months.

 

 

 

 

This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program through the North Central IPM Center (2022-70006-38001).

 

 

To Learn More, Please Contact

Ryan Anderson

Manager: Sustainable Communities Group