The Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD) membership convened January 24-25, 2019 at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station campus in New Haven, Connecticut. Laura C. Harrington, Program Director, presided at this second annual meeting for the NEVBD network.
The agenda for the first day of the meeting featured research updates from NEVBD core collaborators through oral presentations and a poster session. The first day also featured three panel discussions on key vector-borne disease topics and issues for the Northeast region. The second day of the meeting included a smaller subset of meeting attendees, who participated in a series of strategic planning discussion sessions. The discussions followed a break out group format, wherein attendees were able to participate in two of three break out group discussions:
- Tick Surveillance and Management
- Mosquito Surveillance and Management
- Community of Practice
During each break out group session, attendees reviewed key issues for the discussion topic area, identified priorities and opportunities for the NEVBD to address these issues, and reported a summary of the discussion to the wider group.