ALERT BAR

September 23rd – 24th 2021

Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases

Agenda

Virtual Poster Session

Thursday, September 23rd

Time (CDT)SessionPresentation TitlePresenterAffiliation
8 - 8:15 AMWelcome Scott Weaver, PhDUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
8:15 - 8:45 AMNew Approaches to Surveillance and Control of VBDsPacVec Center of Excellence and VectorSurvChris Barker, PhDUC Davis
8:45 - 9:10 AMCitizen Science Tick Program from NewYork to the Western Gulf RegionSaravanan Thangamani, PhD and Don Bouyer, PhDSUNY Upstate and University of Texas Medical Branch
9:10 - 9:35 AMMALDI - TOF mass spectrometry: A Reliable Tool for Vector - borne Disease SurveillanceMaureen Laroche, PhDUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
9:35 - 9:45 AMQ & A   
9:45 - 10:15 AMBreak   
10:15 - 10:40 AMPublic Health Updates on VBDs Surveillance and Control Mosquito - borne Viruses and Vectors in El Paso Texas and Surrounding Border CommunitiesDoug Watts, PhDUniversity of Texas El Paso
10:40 - 11:05 AMThe role of the larval microbiome on Ae. aegypti - virus interactionsLaura Dickson, PhDUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
11:05 - 11:30 AMEvaluation of Mosquito InterventionsWilly Juarez, PhDTexas A&M University
11:30 - 11:40 AMQ & A    
11:40 - 12:45 PMLunch   
12:45 - 1:10 PMPublic Health Updates on VBDs Surveillance and Control Cont’d The One Health Approach in Brownsville TXYaziri Gonzalez, MPHBrownsville Health Department
1:10 - 1:35 PMTick - borne Disease Outreach and One Health Approach at DSHS Region 4/5Brent MooreTexas DSHS Region 4/5
1:35 - 1:45 PMQ & A   
1:45 - 2 PMBreak   
2 - 2:25 PM Public Health Updates on VBDs Surveillance and Control Cont’d Aedes Mosquito Control: The Harlingen ProjectJose Estrada Franco, PhDCity of Harlingen
2:25 - 2:50 PM2020 Summary of DSHS Region 11 Arbovirus ActivityVaishnavi NarasimhanTexas DSHS Region 11
2:50 - 3:15 PMHarris County Update: Tick Surveillance and ControlMichelle DowneyHarris County Mosquito and Vector Control Division
2:50 - 3:15 PMClinical Diagnosis of VBDs in S. TexasChris Romero Pan AMerican Clinical Research
3:15 - 3:40 PMQ & A   
3:15 - 3:40 PMBreak   

Friday September 24th, 2021

8:15 - 8:30 AMWelcome Back Scott Weaver, PhDUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
8:30 - 9 AMTick Biology and SurveillanceSurveillance of tick-borne relapsing fever spirochetes and their vectors in populated regions of TexasJob Lopez, PhDBaylor College of Medicine
9 - 9:25 AMCan ticks fly? Investigating AMblyomma maculatum group ticks in the sky islands of the desert southwestTammi Johnson, PhDTexas A&M AgriLife Research Uvalde
9 - 9:25 AMRhipicephalus sanguineus, Challenging our pesticide resistance and vector capacity assumptions about ticksPhil Kaufman, PhDTexas A&M University
9:50 - 10:15 AMTick Surveillance in ArkansasKeith Blount, PhDUniversity of Arkansas Monticello
10:15 - 10:25 AMQ & A   
10:25 - 10:40 AMBreak   
10:40 AM - 12 PMVirtual Student Poster Session    
12 Noon - 1 PMLunch   
1 - 1:25 PMEducation and Outreach to Promote Recognition and Control VBDsDoD Entomology Research Priorities and Public Health PartnershipsJoshua Bast, MAJEntomological Sciences Division, Public Health Command - Central at Joint Base San Antonio, TX
1:25 - 1:50 PMField Experience in One Health and Outbreak Investigation CourseDennis Bente, PhDUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
1:50 - 2:15 PMWestern Gulf Center CoE Training and Outreach ProgramSonja Swiger, PhDTexas A&M AgriLife Extension
2:15 - 2:25 PMQ& A    
2:25 - 2:50 PMThe Present and Future of the Regional CoEsCDC Assessment of the CoE's 5 Year Efforts, What will be the top priorities for future funding?Jeff BorchertCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
2:25 - 2:50 PMDiscussion: Priorities for years 6 - 10 of the WGCVBDPhil Kaufman, PhD; ChrisVitek, PhD; George Peck, PhD; Scott Weaver, PhD