News Briefs
December 22, 2016
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Interested in a career in mosquito and vector control? Check out the MVCAC Job Board at www.mvcac.org

 

Have a Job or RFP to post to MVCAC.org?  

Requests to post job listings (no more than 500 words in length) should be submitted to the webmaster at rhickerson@amgroup.us.

 

Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?

If you would like your news to be included in the MVCAC News Briefs, please send press releases and/or links to relevant news articles to mvcac@mvcac.org
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MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
Note: MVCAC does not endorse the products below, but we do support our Sustaining Members
Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.  

MVCAC Offices Closed 12/23 and 12/26


Happy Holidays! Our offices will be closed 12/23-12/26, reopening on 12/27.
Deadline Extended: 85th Annual Conference - 
Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters
The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 85th Annual Conference on March 26-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference.

This presentation should be related to mosquitoes or other vectors, the disease organisms they transmit, or their surveillance and control. Presentations may be about research results, the development and testing of new methods, equipment or products, education, community outreach and the adaptation or development of new technology relating to vector research, surveillance or control, or the administration of a vector control agency.

Deadline for submission of the completed "Request to Present a Paper" form has been extended to January 6th, 2017. We will not extend it any further. Requests received after the deadline may not be accepted.

February Board Meeting and Lobby Day
February 6 and 7 
Sacramento, CA
Sheraton Grand Sacramento

Register:
Click here to download the registration form

Hotel:
Click here to book your hotels room(s)
Group rate available until January 6, 2017.  Subject to availability.

Draft Schedule:
9-Noon for the Board  Meeting (February 6)  
2-4pm for Leg Day training   (Feburary 6)
8AM for Leg Day  (February 7)

For more information please visit our website.
Proposed MVCAC Administrative Policy Change
As discussed at the December Planning Meeting, there is a proposed change to the MVCAC Administrative Policy regarding holding a separate budget meeting for those interested in attending.

Click here to see this proposed change.

This change will be voted on at the February 6th Board of Directors meeting, so please make sure to discuss your thoughts with your regional representative regarding these changes.
2017 Annual Meeting
March 26-29
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay (San Diego)

Register:
Click here  to login and register online now!
Click here  to download the registration form

Hotel Rooms:
Click here to book your hotel room(s) -  $139 plus taxes and an optional resort fee
Please note: The MVCAC policy for booking rooms will be in effect for this meeting (a first night's deposit required at time of reservation being made).

DRAFT ScheduleClick here to download

For more information, visit our website.
2017 Sentinel Chicken Orders 
Chickens are being supplied by Haley Farms in Modesto for Northern California and by Demler Egg Ranch for Southern California.  


The form due dates and chicken pick-up dates are as follows:
Southern Region: (Demler)
Pick-up date:  March 28, 2017 (8 a.m.) in San Jacinto
Order form due date: March 15, 2017

Northern Region: (Haley's)
Pick-up date:  April 20, 2017 (7 a.m. - 9 a.m.) in Modesto
Order form due date: April 5, 2017

For more information, please visit our website.
NPDES Coalition Members
The MVCAC Executive Committee has approved the renewal of the NPDES Coalition Agreement for the monitoring and reporting permit for the period 2016-2021. The agreement and rules were emailed to the Districts, please  contact MVCAC Staff if you need another copy.

We need each member of the Coalition to sign and return the permit application either by mail or email.
MVCAC News Briefs - Zika Updates
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding Zika.
CDC Zika Virus Web Page

CDC Zika Virus Microsite

CDPH Zika Virus Web Page

12/19/16: Hard times for Puerto Rico family of child with Zika defect - MySanAntonio
MVCAC News Briefs - Other Outbreaks
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding other outbreaks.
12/20/16: Why Is the Government Spying on Mosquitoes? - New Republic

12/18/16: New Johns Hopkins research may unlock how mosquitoes experience human flavor - Baltimore Sun

Preparedness against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses: Confronting this Challenge - Corporate Wellness Magazine