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Industry Partnerships: Opportunities to Learn and Grow

Posted by The VDCI Team on Mar 15, 2018 12:13:04 PM

Written By The VDCI Team

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The 84th Annual Meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) took place in Kansas City, MO. The Association’s president, Wayne Gale, brought attention to the meeting’s ability to bring together the industry to share experiences, discoveries, and challenges. A portion of AMCA’s mission highlights the goal to, “… provide leadership, information and education leading to the enhancement of health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes.…”

VDCI is incredibly proud of the way our team continues to reinforce AMCA’s mission, with their dedication to expanding their knowledge of mosquito management by partnering with experts across the industry. It brings us joy to share a few examples, of collaboration and supporting the future of mosquito control, that were discussed or were on display during the 2018 Annual Meeting.
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Topics: Public Education, Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM), Industry News

VDCI Team on Stage: 2017 AMCA Annual Meeting

Posted by The VDCI Team on Mar 8, 2017 12:24:27 PM

Written By Broox Boze, Ph.D.

The annual American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) meeting kicks off the unofficial start to mosquito season.

malcom-williams-amca-industry-award-2017_san-diego-CA-jayd.jpgAMCA hosted its 83rd Annual Meeting in San Diego earlier last month, and attendees were excited to learn about cutting-edge technology, the challenges associated with Zika virus, and to simply catch up with colleagues and partners from around the country. The VDCI team contributed to the meeting by presenting on key industry topics, hosting a young professional entering the world of mosquito management, and had the additional honor of seeing a team member recognized for 40 years of industry contributions!
 
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Topics: Industry News, Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM)

VDCI’s Jim Stark Addresses Zika Virus Concerns on “Let’s Talk, Jonesboro!”

Posted by The VDCI Team on Mar 16, 2016 3:01:53 PM
Written By The VDCI Team
 
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Zika virus has been a highlight in the media over the last few months. With the public concerned, many communities are paying greater attention to how they protect their residents from mosquito-borne diseases this summer.

The city of Jonesboro, Arkansas is already preparing for the 2016 mosquito season. The city’s sponsored public affairs program “Let’s Talk, Jonesboro!” featured Jim Stark, a member of the Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) team, to provide details.
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Topics: Mosquito-Borne Diseases, Industry News

VDCI Proud Supporter of AMCA's Young Professionals Shadowing Program

Posted by Daniel Markowski, Ph. D. on Mar 10, 2016 2:45:00 PM
Written By Daniel Markowski, Ph. D.
 
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The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) started the Young Professionals (YP) Program to increase the participation of students as well as professionals new to the mosquito industry (~5 years or less). The YP group provides these AMCA members with opportunities to build relationships with each other as well as network with experienced professionals. The main outlet for this engagement is the annual AMCA meeting. 2016 marked the 3rd year of YP activities, which included an informal dinner, a fieldtrip, and the highlight of the week - the YP symposium! The roundtable format encourages YPs to speak with experts in different mosquito-related fields to gain unique perspectives and new skills.

While the annual meeting is a great opportunity, it can be difficult for YPs to attend for various reasons – with budget related obstacles topping the list. To help bring a greater number of YPs to the annual meeting, a Shadowing Program was implemented in 2016. The program asked industry partners to support AMCA YPs with travel stipends, allowing for greater attendance, and VDCI was eager to partner with the program.

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Topics: Industry News

Stay Tuned For The New VDCI Blog

Posted by Daniel Markowski, Ph. D. on Jul 1, 2015 5:31:00 PM

 

The Vector Disease Control International Blog is coming in August 2015!
You can look forward to educational information and tips from our experts.
Contact us at 1-800-413-4445 or email info@vdci.net with any questions or topic requests. 

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Topics: Industry News