This intensive, two-week workshop was developed for students, state public health officials, and scientists involved in vector research. The workshop provided information on tick behavior, systematics, ecology, physiology, and associated pathogens, as well as methods for surveillance.
Mission statement for the Tick Workshop: If we are to respond appropriately to vector-borne disease threats in the United States, it is critical that existing skills and knowledge are conveyed to the next generation of public health entomologists. In the same vein, advanced research findings must find its way back in the form of comprehensible, operationally sound “best practices”. Professional training for individuals who have career trajectories aligned with public health entomology must have varying levels to permit the growth of the trainee intellectually and as a result the expansion of the discipline as a whole.
Topics that will be covered in the 2022 Tick Workshop include:
Tick systematics, identification, classification, population genetics, phylogeography (morphological and molecular taxonomy). Visit of the U.S. National Tick Collection Tick ecology, behavior Field collecting experience Tick anatomy, physiology Tick surveillance methods Spatial modeling of distribution Tick control Tick-Borne diseases: bacterial (Lyme, rickettioses, anaplasmoses, ehrlichioses), viral, and protozoic, including, clinical aspects, diagnosis, microbiology, ecoepidemiology.
Workshop Participants learned about variety of topics :
Tick systematics, identification, classification, population genetics, phylogeography (morphological and molecular taxonomy)
Molly Baker (MO) Nicole Breuner (CO) Jannelle Couret (RI) Scott Darrough (MO) Savannah Duke (AL) Gillian Eastwood (VA) Juan Garcia Jr (TX) Erica Hernandez (IL) Aine Lehane (CO) Sarah Maes (CO) Alynn Martin