Vector Borne Disease and Public Health Protection by the Federal Sector

Wednesday, December 16, 2009: 8:00 AM-4:45 PM
Room 105, First Floor (Convention Center)
Organizer :
Candace A. Brassard
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Biodiversity and human health: science and policy integration
Montira Pongsiri, US Environmental Protection Agency; Gary Foley, US Environmental Protection Agency
8:25 AM
8:45 AM
9:25 AM
The role of EPA grants and partnerships in confronting public health threats
Tom Brennan, US Environmental Protection Agency; Frank Ellis, US Environmental Protection Agency; Clara Fuentes, US Environmental Protection Agency
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
Panel Discussion: Integrated pest management of invertebrate vectors causing diseases
10:20 AM
10:40 AM
Integrating personal protection for the public
Daniel A. Strickman, USDA - ARS
11:00 AM
1:30 PM
Public health pesticide benefit assessment at EPA
David Brassard, US Environmental Protection Agency
1:50 PM
Vector control and registration of public health pesticides
Clara Fuentes, US Environmental Protection Agency
2:10 PM
EPA’s evaluation of product performance
Mark Suarez, US Environmental Protection Agency
2:30 PM
Topical and clothing repellent assays: Can standardized in vitro methods be developed from in vivo methods?
Ulrich Bernier, USDA - ARS; Natasha Elejalde, USDA-ARS-CMAVE; Donald R. Barnard, USDA; Melynda Perry, Natick Soldier Center
3:10 PM
Chemical ecology of bed bugs
Mark F. Feldlaufer, USDA - ARS; Michael Domingue, Pennsylvania State University; Kamlesh R. Chauhan, USDA - ARS; Jeffrey Aldrich, USDA-ARS
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
The deployed warfighter protection research program
Stanton E. Cope, United States Navy
4:25 PM
Panel Discussion: Federal role in evaluating methods to control invertebrate vectors causing disease and other pests to improve public health protection
4:45 PM
Concluding Remarks
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