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Webinar: Ixodes Tick-Transmitted Diseases in Europe and North America: Overview and Control Strategies

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Title: Ixodes Tick Transmitted Diseases in Europe and North America Overview and Control Strategies

Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2024

Time: 9.00 EDT UTC-04 (The webinar is approximately 90 minutes)

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Registration Fee:

Complimentary

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To ensure timely receipt of the Zoom link, kindly complete your registration for the webinar at least one hour before the scheduled start time. 


Summary:

Ixodes spp, or hard-bodied ticks, have long been recognized as important vectors of many diseases affecting humans, for example Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis etc. With climate change and urbanization, the geographic range of Ixodes is expandingas well as the risk of tick bites and human infections.

Come meet our experts for a lively discussion on epidemiology, clinical aspects of major Ixodes-transmitted diseases, and preventive measures.

Special thanks to Pfizer for the unrestricted educational grant that helped provide this program.


Webinar Faculty:

Planning Chairs:  

Dr. Yen Bui, Chair, PEC, ISTM

Dr. Darvin Scott Smith, Co-Chair, PEC, ISTM

Dr. Lin Chen, Past President, ISTM

Moderator: 

Dr. Robert Steffen

Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute

WHO Collaborating Centre for Travelers’ Health

University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, U.S.A

Speakers: 

Dr. Camilla Rothe

Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine Outpatient Department,

Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine,

Ludwig-Maximilians University Hospital Centre, Munich

Dr. Barbra Blair

Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA USA

Dr. Erik Foster, MS, BCE

Medical Entomologist

Entomology and Ecology Activity

Bacterial Diseases Branch

CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Event Category:

Venue

Virtual