UF hosts Tick-borne Disease Symposium

UF hosts Tick-borne Disease Symposium

Photo credit: Arielle Gousse

The UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and Tourism Crisis Management Institute hosted a Tick-Borne Disease Symposium on December 5th at the University of Florida. The program featured presentations by national, state, and local experts on tick-borne disease. In attendance were over 200 representatives from state government, the army and navy, state universities, county public health departments, medical professionals, as well as concerned citizens.

For media coverage of the Symposium visit the Gainesville Sun or WCJB-TV.

Symposium videos and PowerPoints presentations are being posted here as they become available.

Tick-Borne Disease Surveillance in Florida  –  PDF  –  VIDEO

Dr. Carina Blackmore, State Public Health Veterinarian; Deputy State Epidemiologist, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, Florida Department of Health

Ticks and Tick Ecology in Florida  –  PDF  –  VIDEO

Dr. Cynthia Lord, Associate Professor, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University of Florida

Lyme Disease: A Southern Perspective  –  PDF  –  VIDEO

Dr. Kerry Clark, Associate Professor, Brooks College of Health,  University of North Florida

Lyme Disease: The Essentials, and Avoiding the Pitfalls   –   PDF  –  VIDEO

Dr. Paul Auwaerter   Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Epidemiology of Lyme disease, STARI, and other tick-associated illnesses  –   PDF  –  VIDEO

Dr. Paul Mead, Chief, Epidemiology and Surveillance Activity, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact the Symposium organizer – Dr. Holly Donohoe:hdonohoe@hhp.ufl.edu