This is a hands-on, 3-day training developed for students, public health officials, and vector control professionals looking for a practical introduction to ticks and tickborne pathogen surveillance. The training will provide information on tick identification, ecology, and associated pathogens, as well as field and laboratory practicums.
We are excited to provide this training for individuals who have career trajectories aligned with public health entomology and those with interest in tick and tickborne pathogen surveillance. Topics to be covered will include practical overviews of tick biology, tick identification, tickborne diseases, and nationally-relevant current topics, as well as hands-on training in field collection methods, tick identification practice, and laboratory processing demonstrations.
The SECVBD provides competitive fellowships to attend the training, which will offset the costs of lodging and/or travel. Selected individuals will receive reimbursements of approved accommodation or travel fees, up to $500 per person.