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Hands on course on arthropods

| April 7, 2019

The Parasitology and Entomology team at the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France, is organising an entomology course which will be held from the 26th to 30th of August 2019.

The title of the course will be: “Hands on Course on Arthropods of Medical and Veterinary Significance: A global perspective, from theory to practice”, highlighting the ‘Global and One Health’ thematic approach chosen for this summer school.

The course will highlight topics such as arthropod-borne diseases, resistance in arthropod populations, control tools, principles of laboratory rearing and morphological identification of arthropods of medical and veterinary importance.

Speakers include Prof Steve Torr from the Liverpool Tropical School, and Prof Richard Wall, from Bristol University. Dr Emilie Bouhsira, Prof Michel Franc, Prof Philippe Jacquiet and Dr Emmanuel Liénard form the scientific committee organising the course.The course will encompass several arthropod groups, namely sand flies, mosquitoes, midges (Culicoides spp.),   Tabanidae, Muscidae, fleas, bedbugs, ticks and mites (Dermanyssidae and   Sarcoptidae). Lectures will generally take place in the morning, while the afternoon will be dedicated to laboratory and field work.

Fees: 450 euros for students and EVPC residents, 950 euros for other participants. Fees include teaching and laboratory materials, transportation for field work, coffee and lunch breaks and public transport pass.

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Published in International Pest Control – March/April 2019 issue.

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