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Webinar: How Mosquito Surveillance and Testing Help Protect Public Health

Join Our Experts: February 27 at 11 AM (EST)

Ongoing mosquito surveillance and disease testing help experts, leaders, and stakeholders understand the impact mosquitoes have in their community and provide valuable data for more informed and effective decision making when it comes to mosquito management.

What does a surveillance program look like and what kind of testing should you conduct? Join our experts to find out!

Register for our webinar and listen to Dr. Peter Obenauer and Sam Stines as they explain the importance of surveillance, disease testing, and insecticide resistance testing, and how this data can help build more effective Integrated Mosquito Management programs.

Meet Your Experts

Peter Obenauer, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Obenauer is an Entomologist and Technical and Training Manager for VDCI. He is a retired Navy veteran who served over 23 years. In 2015, he was seconded at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serving the President’s Malaria Initiative as the entomological representative for Rwanda, Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. He concluded his military career at the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine where he served as the Officer in Charge. He has authored and co-authored over 30 scientific publications. He is a member of the Entomological Society of America, Society for Vector Ecology, and the American Mosquito Control Association. Peter has a Master’s Degree in Entomology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Entomology from the University of Florida.

Sam Stines

Sam is a Biologist and Regional Director for VDCI. With 22 years of experience in mosquito control, Sam has held multiple essential positions within the industry, from contract manager and biologist to Chief Operating Officer of a leading mosquito control company.

Sam has designed and managed mosquito control initiatives in the Southeastern United States, while also leading successful responses to natural disasters and disease outbreaks. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of New Orleans.

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