Schedule at a Glance

Monday, November 28


2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Registration

Registration Desk 1 & Foyer


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Technical Committee Meeting


Tuesday, November 29


7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

Registration Desk 1 & Foyer


7:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast in the Expo

Salons A - F


8:30 am - 9:45 am

CDC Update: Current Status of Vector-Borne disease in the US and What’s on the Horizon 

Roxanne Connelly, PhD,  U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Fort Collins, CO

Salon HI


9:45 am - 10:15 am

Refreshment Break and EXPO Central

Salons A - F


10:15 am - 11:15 am

Climate Change Impacts on Vector Pests 

Jimmy Pitzer, PhD, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA

Salon HI


11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Understanding the Public Health Significance of Structural Pests

Santos Portugal, PhD, ABC Home and Commercial Services, Austin, TX

Salon HI


12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in EXPO Central

Salons A - F


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Quest for Tick Management Services – Understanding Your Options 

Salon HI


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Making Sense of Mosquito Monitoring – A PMP’s Guide to Trapping Mosquitoes and Understanding the Data

Claudia Riegel, PhD, New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board, New Orleans, LA

Salon LK


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Refreshment Break in EXPO Central

Salons A - F


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bed Bugs, Histamines, and the Health Impact of Bed Bug Infestations  

Zack DeVries, PhD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Salon HI


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rodents, Pathogens and Public Health: Current and Potential Links to Human Disease

Jonathan Richardson, PhD, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Salon LK


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Linking Pest Associated Biocontaminants to Human Health Impacts   

Coby Schal, PhD, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Salon HI


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marketing Public Health Services, Promoting Urgency Without Fear 

Salon LK


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beer Tasting in EXPO Central

Salons A - F


Wednesday, November 30


7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration

Registration Desk 1 & Foyer

 


7:00 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast in EXPO Central

Salons A - F


8:00 am - 9:15 am

Recognizing the True Value of Pest Control: A Global Outlook

Chow-Yang Lee, PhD, University of California, Riverside, CA

Salon HI


9:15 am - 9:30 am

Refreshment Break in EXPO Central

Salons A - F


9:30 am - 10:30 am

Black Legged Ticks, Lyme Disease and the Ecology of Tick-Borne Pathogens

Erika Machtinger, PhD, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Salon HI


9:30 AM - 10:30 am

Optimizing Bed Bug Management Programs for Multi-Family Housing

Shannon Sked, Western Pest Control, Parsipanny, NJ

Salon LK


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Impact of Rodenticide Bans and Restrictions on Rodent Management Efforts in California

Salon HI


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Estimating Population Size and Why It Matters for Your Bed Bug Management Program 

Dini Miller, PhD, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Salon LK 


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Closing General Session: No Holds Barred Open Forum

Salon HI