NEWS BRIEFS
September 22, 2017
MVCAC Fall Meeting: Oct. 31 - Nov. 2
Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

Click here to download the Fall Meeting schedule 

Room rate $189/night
Make your reservations:
  1. Click here and make a reservation using the group/convention code: MQV
  2. Alternatively you can register online by clicking here
  3. Call (916) 326-5000 and ask for the Mosquito & Vector Control Association discount rate.
The group rate room reservation deadline is  October 10, 2017.

Please note : We have hotel rooms for the night of the 30th for those needing them for the Train the Trainer event on the 31st.

More information for this meeting will be posted on our website as it becomes available. 

Train the Trainer Event: Oct. 31 - ONLY TWO SLOTS LEFT!
Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

Cost: Free (includes lunch)

The West Coast American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) training hub is inviting you to participate in the 2017 AMCA "Train the Trainer" Certification Workshop for Best Practices in Mosquito Control on October 31st. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sponsored a review of the   Best Management Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management manual, in addition to developing a learning curriculum platform in support of this revision. This initiative is being delivered via the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), and disseminated through regional training hubs located throughout the country. The two forces driving this initiative are the development of a national platform for mosquito control endorsed by the CDC and the spread of invasive container breeding mosquitoes such as   Aedes aegypti  and   Aedes albopictus. As such, this workshop has a focus on the behavior and control of these species. The aim of this CDC-AMCA joint training program is to train key individuals that can go out and in turn share the information presented to mosquito control professionals and other stakeholders in their community.

The goals of the program are as follows:
  • Verbalize basic information from the AMCA Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management manual regarding surveillance, mapping, action thresholds, control, monitoring, and reporting
  • Apply the information presented during case study activities
  • Formulate intelligent and insightful questions about the discussed techniques
  • Adapt new information presented and brought up during discussions and apply it to real-world situations
  • Participate in the Capstone activity and display confidence with subject matter
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive certification from AMCA highlighting their trainer status. 

ONLY TWO SLOTS LEFT!

If you plan on attending please RSVP by September 29th. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Please note: We have hotel rooms for the night of the 30th for those needing them for the Train the Trainer event on the 31st.
In This Issue
Call for Speakers

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 86th Annual Conference on January 28-31, 2018 at the Monterey Marriott in Montery, CA. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference. 

The deadline for submission is October 6, 2017.
Click the button below to learn more and submit your paper or poster today.


Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight

D oes your agency have a success story, a staff member you would like to publicly recognize, or an innovation by your agency that you would like to highlight? "Agency Spotlight" on the MVCAC website is one way to share your story! Each submission which meets the specified criteria will be reviewed and posted on the MVCAC website on the Agency Spotlight page and highlighted on the homepage in the rotating feature box. Each story will remain posted for 1-2 months before being moved to a publicly archived page. 

Interested?  Click here   to fill out an application!
District Trustee Information Form

This year's Yearbook Questionnaire did not ask for emails for the Trustees of your district.  The Trustee Council is interested in this information in hopes to get more Trustees involved with the council. Please fill in the  following form  and return to  rhickerson@amgroup.us  or via fax at 916-444-7462.
86 th  Annual MVCAC Conference - January 28-30, 2018


Registration is now OPEN!
Click here to register online now
Click here to download the registration form

Join us at the wonderful Monterey Marriott hotel!
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
Room rate: $189 plus taxes
Hotel cut off date: December 29, 2017 or until the block is full
Room Deposit: You will be charged a first night's deposit for your hotel room, per the MVCAC policy
Click here to book your rooms

Highlights for this year's conference

Annual Munzy Golf Tournament
Sunday, January 28 11 AM
Pacific Grove Golf Links
77 Asilomar Boulevard
Pacific Grove CA 93950

The annual Munzy Golf Tournament will be featured at this year's conference! To register, please click  here and return to the MVCAC Office no later than January 4, 2018.

MVCAC IT committee and Lab Technologies Workshop
Visual Gateway Training
Sunday January 28 th
1:00-5:00 PM
Monterey Marriott

2nd Annual Outrunning Mosquitoes 5K
Sunday, January 28 2:00 PM

What better way to start off your conference experience than a fun run/walk through the streets of Monterey? This year's course takes you right along the bay, through cannery row and back to the Marriott hotel. Not a runner? No problem! Walkers will enjoy this flat and easy course as well. Coveted mosquito trophies will once again be highly sought after!

Your registration fee includes some race swag, a free drink ticket for the opening reception and of course bragging rights!

2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17

Applications for the 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Friday, December 1, 2017. The William C. Reeves New Investigator Award, memorializing Dr. William C. Reeves, who was a renowned University of California entomologist, is sponsored by the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). The award is presented to the best scientific paper submitted and presented at the annual MVCAC conference.
 
Please  click here for more information.
Training Course for Unmanned Aerial Systems being offered again

Leading Edge Associates, Inc. is offering their FAA  sUAS  Part 107 Test Prep and Basic Flight Training Courses again. This time it will be in Southern California at the Northwest Mosquito & Vector Control District on Wednesday October 25 th  and Thursday October 26 th .

To register, please call or email:
Piper Kimball, Vector Biologist
piper@leateam.comPh: (707) 484-6937

Click here to view the event flyer
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.
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.

9/20/17: Family of West Covina Woman Killed by West Nile Virus Speak Out After Infection Claims 6 Lives in California This Year - KTLA

9/20/17: Aedes aegypti mosquito detected in Palm Desert - KESQ

9/20/17: MOSQUITO POOL TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS - Edhat Santa Barbara

9/19/17: Invasive mosquito population up 330 percent in Orange County - ABC7 News

9/19/17: Health officials launch door-to-door campaign against West Nile Virus in Los Feliz area - The Eastsider

9/19/17: Increase in mosquito population throughout Orange County - particularly in Santa Ana - has vector officials on alert - OC Register

9/19/17: Invasive Mosquito Alert: Aedes aegypti Detected in Chino - West Valley MVCD

9/18/17: Mosquitoes found in Gem County carry rare St. Louis virus - Idaho Statesman

9/18/17: Mosquito Rap Video Aims to Prevent West Nile Virus - NBC Los Angeles

9/17/17: 10 tips for reducing mosquito populations around your home - WBTW
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
Jobs

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.
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.