Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases Six-Day Training Course

June 24, 2018 12:00am

Moscow, Idaho

The first annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases course is scheduled for Sunday through Friday, June 24-29, 2018. Applications will be reviewed starting Dec. 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance and invited to register for the course in Spring 2018.

Registration for the course ($1,000) includes all course materials, housing, food and social activities.  The course combines lecture and lab-based modules.

Course learning objectives:

  • Gaining a common vocabulary across plant, animal and human vector-borne diseases to enable effective communication and transfer of knowledge
  • Understanding the common biology and drivers — and also key distinctions — across plant, animal and human vector-borne diseases
  • Defining what makes a vector and the process of implicating a vector
  • Sharing technology and tools across vector-borne diseases to improve the pipeline of science to translation

Course themes include:

  • Shared and distinct components of vector-borne disease cycles
  • Common vocabulary of pathogen acquisition, infection and modes of transmission
  • Host and pathogen biology and heterogeneity
  • Virulence and resistance mechanisms
  • Epidemiology and disease ecology
  • Anthropogenic disturbances (climate change, climate events, conservation issues, pollution and environmental toxicology)
  • Host-pathogen interactions in complex and changing ecosystems
  • Global change, re-emergence and emergence of pathogens

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