Pesticide News Story: EPA and CDC Host Conference on IPM and Tick-Borne Disease March 5-6, 2013
For Release: February 20, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control will co-host the Tick-Borne Disease Integrated Pest Management (TBD-IPM) Conference on March 5-6, 2013, at the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs in Arlington, VA (2777 South Crystal Drive Arlington, VA 22202).
- March 5: Federal Partners Only (Room S4370/4380)
- March 6: Researchers, Partners, Stakeholders and the Public (1st Floor Conference Center)
The main objective of the conference is to identify IPM research initiatives for the prevention of tick-borne diseases. Over 40 federal agency representatives and researchers will present the results of research on TBD-IPM. The keynote speaker is Dr. David Walker from the University of Texas Medical Branch and National Academy of Sciences. Invited guests include Dr. Willy Burgdorfer, NIH Emeritus, world renowned for discovery of Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen that causes Lyme disease.
This conference builds upon the 2011 Promoting Community IPM for Preventing Tick-Borne Diseases conference. The 2011 conference captured the research and information surrounding prevention of tick-borne diseases from the perspective of government and non-government stakeholders.
Conference agenda highlights include:
- Identify research strategies to support community IPM programs
- Facilitate collaboration among federal partners to support research initiatives
- Provide information on current tick IPM research, i.e., targeted management of ticks, tools for predicting and communicating potential risk, mapping and risk-based modeling for decision support for IPM and measuring the success of Tick IPM
Conference seating is on a first-come basis. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/events/2013_tick_meeting.html.