2024 Vector Control Hurricane Crisis Workshop
April 22-25 | St. Augustine, Florida
(Note: April 22nd is considered a travel day for attendees. The workshop will run full day on April 23rd and 24th, and a half day on the 25th.)
Local vector control programs in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Puerto Rico are invited to attend this free workshop in April 2024 to help increase the capacity of programs in areas affected by 2022 Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.
The theme for our workshop, Managing Mosquitoes in Disaster Situations: Best Practices and Partnerships, emphasizes the challenges and opportunities of managing mosquitoes in disaster situations, such as hurricanes, floods, or epidemics. It also focuses on the best practices and partnerships that can help vector control professionals like you to implement and maintain effective integrated vector management programs.
What will this workshop offer you?
The workshop will instruct low-resource, impacted jurisdictions on how to detect, prevent, prepare for, and respond to mosquito-borne diseases. You will learn the essentials of implementing and maintaining a surveillance program, key considerations for vector control both pre- and post-hurricane, and best practices for data use and risk communication. You will get to engage with colleagues and counterparts from across the region as well as with vector-borne disease experts from the state, federal, and industry levels.
Travel Scholarships Available
Complete your scholarship application by Friday, February 23 at forms.office.com/r/QJTpiTF3kF. And, hurry! Space is limited. Notices for scholarship awards, registration acceptance, and hotel information will be sent out after March 1, 2024.
Have questions? Email [email protected].