EPA held the Promoting Community Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases Conference on March 30th and 31st, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. The conference brought together 150 onsite participants in addition to nearly 100 webinar participants representing local and state governments, federal agencies, patient advocacy groups, other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders under the auspices of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee’s Public Health Work Group.
The following report provides highlights from the conference, organized by the three conference goals which were to:
- Identify successful strategies for community IPM programs.
- Identify research priorities and knowledge gaps.
- Identify partnerships among participants.
- Strategies, Research Priorities, and Partnerships for Community IPM to Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases (PDF)(27 pp, 829 K, March 30-31, 2011)