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Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave, White Plains, New York

Admission: $40, including coffee and boxed lunch

Come learn about the latest efforts in managing ticks and mosquitoes and preventing vector-borne disease.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Harrington, Medical Entomologist, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University.

Plus speakers from NYSDOH, WCSU, CAES and Rutgers University

For more information, contact Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann at

☞If you would like a copy of the PDF of Slides, or References, please contact the webmaster at, or the presenter.


Moderator: Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, NYS IPM

Time Item

8:00 - 8:50 am 

Coffee and Registration

8:50 - 9:00 am

Greetings and Remarks from NY State Senator Sue Serino

9:00 - 10:00 am

Keynote Speaker - Laura Harrington, PhD, Department of Entomology, Cornell University. “Vector-borne Infections and IPM on a Shrinking Planet.” A discussion of the emergence, expansion and invasions of vector borne infections globally, and ways this impacts New Yorkers and others in the Northeast, using the Asian tiger mosquito as an example. Additional discussion about the longhorned tick found in NJ and the expansion of I. scapularus and A. americanum in NY. Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Disease collaborations and control efforts for Asian tiger mosquitoes and ticks will also be covered.

pdf of presentation, pdf of handout (6 slides/page)

10:00 - 11:00 am

Bryon Backenson, MS, NYS Department of Health and the University of Albany. “Trends and Risks in Vector-borne disease in New York.”

pdf of presentation part 1, pdf of presentation part 2, pdf of handout (6 slides/page)

11:00 - 11:15 am Break
11:15 - 12:15 pm

Rayda Krell, PhD, Western Connecticut State University. "Challenges and Progress in Integrated Tick Management Research and Communication." This session will focus on the differences between Integrated Tick Management (ITM) and IPM in plant-based systems and how research, including our current studies, can meet these challenges. We will also discuss the many remaining research needs in ITM, including the human component.

pdf of presentation, pdf of handout (6 slides/page)

12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch and Refreshments
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Scott Williams, PhD, Department of Forestry and Horticulture, Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station. “Results of 5-years of integrated tick management in residential Fairfield County, CT”. This session will cover the results of a 5-year project where researchers examined differing combinations of deer removal, fipronil-rodent bait boxes, and Met52 spray in residential Fairfield County, CT. 

pdf of presentation part 1, pdf of presentation part 2, pdf of handout (6 slides/page)

2:00 - 3:00 pm Dina Fonseca, PhD, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University. “Enlightened Mosquito Control: Research, Respect and Results.” This session will cover Dr. Fonseca’s work on Community-Based Urban Mosquito Control, which is based on the three “R’s” of research, respect and results. That approach will be used as the focus of this talk and Dr. Fonseca will weave in the pillars of IPM and broader approaches to mosquito control by professionals.
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break and coffee
3:15 - 3:45 pm Panel discussion with speakers and audience
3:45 - 4:15 pm

Matthew Frye, PhD, NYSIPM Program, Cornell University. “Don’t Get Ticked, NY.” A discussion of outreach efforts and outcomes for a statewide campaign to educate New Yorkers about ticks and tick avoidance methods.

pdf of presentation, pdf of handout (6 slides/page)

4:15 - 4:30 pm Q&A, Discussion and Evaluations
4:30 pm Adjourn