Animal and Vector Control Conference
 Course ID: 1069740
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
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 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
Course Description: Course Title: Animal and Vector Control Conference

Course Duration: May 9, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (registration open at 8:30 am)

Course Location:  Russell C Taylor Health Science Bldg 1526 South Medical Center Drive St George, Utah 84790 (Northeast of the Dixie Regional Medical Center)

Course Description: Conference to discuss a variety of animal and vector disease concerns and improving plans to address responses during disease and disaster situations.  The conference is targeted to professionals that normally work with animals and vector control.  Topics to include: Veterinarian and  Zoonotic disease concerns.  The following current issues with be discussed: Tularemia, Zika, West Nile, Plague, Rabies, and other Zoonotic concerns.    Emergency plans for Pets in disasters will also be addressed.  

This training has been approved for 5.0 Continuing Education credits
by the Utah Veterinary Medical Association (UVMA) 

Course Objectives:  By the end of the conference attendee will understand the concerns with a number of vectors and the threat they pose to health and life safety of individuals.

By the end of the conference attendees will understand how to protect, prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from threats and incidents that would result in the disruption of life safety when it involves  animals (including companion animals) and wildlife.

By the end of the conference attendees will understand the responsibility of animal owners in emergencies as well as to smaller-scale incidents when it comes  to animal support.

Target audience: Animal Control Officers, Veterinarians,  Animal Clinics, Licensed Pet Groomer and Boarding Businesses, Animal Rescue Facilities, Emergency Managers, Public Health, 

Target Capabilities: Animal Disease Emergency Support, Epidemiological Surveillance and Investigation, Community Preparedness and Support

Course Agenda:

9:00       Welcome

9:15       We are all in this together - Veterinarian concerns with disease - animals and people - Dr. Rood, USU

10:15     Break

10:30     Wildlife, Pets and People – Zoonotic Diseases of Concern – Annette Roug

11:00     A real Tularemia case – Dr. Kevin Ballard

11:15     Zika, West Nile and other Mosquito issues – Sean Amodt

11:45     Zika Panel – Dallin Peterson, Sean Amodt, Louise Saw, Dr. David Blodgett

Noon     Lunch

12:45     Plague – Dr. David Blodgett

1:15      Rabies and Public Health Issues in Utah – Dallin Peterson

1:45       Rabies bites, “What to do when you know”?  Pre Exposure Protection – Jenna Weigand/Louise Saw

2:15       Break

2:30       Rabies “The Real Story” – Bryan Smith

3:00       Emergency Plans for Pets in a Disaster – Paulette Valentine

3:30       Adjourn

Subject Area(s):
General Public Health
Pest / Vector Control
Animal Health
Emergency Management
Epidemiologists / Surveillance Staff
Animal Control / Veterinarians
Communicable Disease Staff
General Public Health Staff
Emergency Management
Administrative Support Staff
Administrators / Directors / Managers
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Intermediate
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: Southwest Utah Public Health Department
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Description: Conference Planner
Name: Paulette Valentine
Phone: 435-986-2579
Description: Conference Planner
Name: Steven Rossberg
Phone: 435-986-2589
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