Mosquito Control Preparedness workshop April 18

The City of New Orleans is hosting a Mosquito Control Preparedness workshop on April 18 called “Mosquito Control Planning and Response for Zika Virus.

The half-day workshop will discuss the current procedures for responding to Zika virus and other arboviral diseases.

Speakers

Dr. Claudia Riegel, Director, New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board

Dr. Janet McAllister, Research Entomologist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Mr. Kyle Moppert, Medical Entomologist, Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals

Dr. Kevin Caillouet, Research Entomologist, St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement

Ms. Theresa Sokol, Assistant State Epidemiologist, Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals

Dr. Gary Balsamo, State Public Health Veterinarian, Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals

Ms. Sarah Michaels, Entomologist, New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board

Agenda

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Check-in and registration for CEU’s

12:30 – 12:45
Introduction, C. Riegel

12:45 – 1:15
CDC national arbovirus surveillance and response, J. McAllister

1:15 – 1:45
Louisiana mosquito control preparedness – State perspective, K. Moppert

1:45 – 2:00
Break

2:00 – 2:30
Vector biology and ecology, K. Caillouet

2:30 – 3:00
Louisiana infectious disease surveillance, T. Sokol/G. Balsamo

3:00 – 3:30
Planning for a mosquito-borne outbreak – Local perspective, C. Riegel

3:30 – 4:00
Operational interventions following an arbovirus case, S. Michaels

4:00 – 4:30
Panel question and answer session

*Agenda is subject to change

Location

City of New Orleans Mosquito Control Board
2100 Leon C. Simon Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122
504-658-2440

Registration
Workshop is free
Please email bugshop@nola.gov and provide your name and affiliation if attending.

CEUs

An application for 3 CEU for sanitarians registered in Louisiana has been submitted

For more information, please contact City of New Orleans Mosquito Control at 504-658-2440.

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