Tick Academy 2022
UPDATE: Thanks to generous sponsors, there are three free spots available to attend the Tick Academy this Friday, June 24th! Email Leah McSherry at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in claiming a free spot.
Students receive 50% off by using code IPMstudent
Government/non-profit employees receive 25% off by using code IPMgovernment
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Please join the Tick IPM Working Group for the third annual Tick Academy! The Tick Academy is the premier event for researchers, educators, students, public health professionals, pest control professionals, public-space managers and citizen scientists interested in learning more about what they can do to stop the spread of ticks and tick-borne diseases in their communities. This in-person event will feature time in the field collecting ticks followed by hands-on tick identification in a lab setting.
9:00 AM Welcome, Leah McSherry
9:05 AM Introduction to tick collection methods, Scott Larson PhD
9:30 AM Transport to Field Site
10:00 AM Field demonstration of tick collection and tick control methods, Scott Larson PhD
Setting up study area or transect
Tick dragging to collect questing ticks
Set-up of Tick Tubes/ Tick control systems (bait boxes)
Discussion of tick collection from animal hosts
Data Collection and recording and sample preservation
Noon Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM Lecture: How to set up a tick surveillance program, Jon Oliver, PhD
1:30 PM Lecture: Tick-borne Diseases, Jon Oliver, PhD
2:00 PM Laboratory Techniques: Tick identification using a microscope, Scott Larson, PhD
3:00 PM Discussion: Resources for pathogen testing
3:15 PM Question and Answer Period
3:45 PM Closing
Scott Larson, PhD, Assistant Entomologist, Metropolitan Mosquito Control District
Scott Larson received his PhD in Entomology from UW-Madison where he studied ticks and tick-borne diseases in the forests of northern Wisconsin. He was hired as a postdoc for the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-borne Disease where he researched tick control strategies for homeowners.
Jon Oliver, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Jon Oliver is a public health entomologist specializing in vector-borne diseases. His research expertise lies primarily in the relationship between ticks and emerging tick-borne pathogens relevant to human health.
1980 Folwell Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
Rooms 480 & 485 (labs) and 490 (lecture)
There is metered street parking behind the building or Lot 106 in front of the building is available for the public to park.
The Tick IPM Working Group has reserved a block of rooms for June 23rd – June 25th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St Paul Downtown. Attendees will receive a $10 discount for a total rate of $123 until June 10th. If calling to make your reservation, mention you’re with the Tick Academy group. Or, you may make the reservation online via the following personalized registration link: https://bit.ly/TickAcademyHotel.
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On the second Wednesday of every month from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST, the Public Tick IPM Working Group hosts a free webinar about ticks and integrated tick management. Email Leah McSherry at email@example.com if interested in attending.
A recording of the webinar will be available in the “Meeting Minutes” tab of this website. Email Leah McSherry at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be notified of these monthly presentations and when recordings become available.