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SECVBD 2024 Annual Meeting Registration


We are excited to announce our 2024 SECVBD Meeting registration and presentation application is now open! The Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease will be hosting its annual hybrid meeting on January 17th and 18th, 2024 in Columbia, South Carolina at the University of South Carolina. Our annual meeting will focus on showcasing the noteworthy research emanating from within our center and a chance to connect with fellow researchers and strengthen our community. Presentation applications are open to all regardless of attending in-person or virtually.

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Call for presentations!

We extend the invitation for abstract submissions, welcoming both in-person and virtual participation.

Deadline- December 18th




The CDC-funded Centers of Excellence combine innovative, applied research programs with public health expertise to help prevent and control vector-borne disease threats.

SECVBD DODD Fellowship Application NOW OPEN

SECVBD will be awarding 10 individuals a $1,000 fellowship to put toward registration, course costs, and travel for the 2024 FMCA DODD Short courses. *Applications close December 4th, 2023

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Welcome to the Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (SECVBD)

Our goal is to work as a multidisciplinary team with key public health stakeholders in the region in the search of new knowledge and strategies to detect, prevent, and control vector-borne diseases in the Southeastern U.S. and Caribbean.

We invite you to explore our program as we pivot to expand the applied research and training programs of the SECVBD to tackle emerging vector-borne diseases, with an increased focus on tickborne diseases and tick bite-associated illnesses.

In this second iteration of the SECVBD, the center is led jointly by the University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Florida International University, University of Miami, Old Dominion University, Ponce Health Sciences University, and the University of Florida alongside leaders of state public health and vector control agencies in our region.

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admin 30 Jun 2023

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admin 12 Jun 2023

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admin 30 May 2023

Dr. Andre da Costa da Silva apart of the SECVBD team speaking on the Culex