The president and the Board of EMCA cordially invite you to attend our Xth EMCA WORKSHOP to be held in Mendrisio, Switzerland, from 28th to 29th November, 2022.
TITLE: “BEST PRACTICES FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL IN EUROPE”
SITE: University of Applied sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) in Mendrisio, Switzerland
ESTIMATED FEES: 80euros for EMCA members, 100euros for non EMCA members
INCLUDES: 3 coffee breaks, 2 lunches, e-abstract book
ACCOMODATION: Not included. Please book the hotel of your preference (a list with suggested hotels will be provided).
TOPICS OF: “BEST PRACTICES FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL IN EUROPE”
- Best practices for surveying adult mosquitoes to define the target
- Best practices for surveying mosquito larvae for larviciding
- Best practices for mosquito control in wetlands
- Best practices for mosquito control in the rural/periurban system
- Best practices for mosquito control in the urban system (public places)
- Best practices for mosquito control in the urban system (private places and points of entry)
- Best practices for the comparison of available monitoring and control tools
- Best practices for efficacy evaluation in mosquito control
Introductory talks, given by invited speakers only, will be followed by working group debates on the different topics, before restitutions to the whole assembly.
Attendees can suggest posters presenting their experiences in developing/applying best practices for mosquito control.
Following this workshop, online guidance documents on best practices for mosquito control in Europe will be produced by EMCA.
A special one-day TRAINING COURSE will follow (on 30th November, 2022) with limited vacancy (initial estimation, 20 persons) so only if you are truly interested, please fill up the pre-registration form here until 30/07/2022. If any selection of attendees is needed, priority will be given to mosquito surveillance and control practitioners.
TITLE: “IDENTIFICATION OF CONTAINER-INHABITING AEDES MOSQUITOS EGGS”
CONTENT OF THE TRAINING COURSE: “Identification of invasive Aedes species eggs” (Aedes aegypti, Ae. albopictus, Ae. japonicus, and Ae. koreicus). With practice on identification by microscopy and MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry; PCRs will be introduced by talks/videos (SOP - Standard Operating Procedure)
SITE: at the Vector Ecology Unit of the Institute of Microbiology at SUPSI in Mendrisio, Switzerland
ESTIMATED FEES: 50euros for EMCA members, 80euros for no EMCA members
INCLUDES: all necessary laboratory material, certificate of attendance
Second announcement with registration forms and instructions for submission of abstracts of poster presentations (related to the topics list above): 30/07/2022
Beginning of registration and submission of abstract: 01/08/2022
End of abstract submission1: 01/09/2022
Late registration without abstract: 31/10/2022
1Abstracts will only be considered for acceptance when the registration fee has paid in by the author.
-Mind that travelers might have to be in possession of a vaccination pass or a negative Sars-Cov-19 virus test depending on the pandemic situation and local restrictions if any-