Center of Excellence Tick Workshop 2019

The U. S. National Tick Collection at the James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science (Georgia Southern University) and the CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases are offering the “2nd Tick Workshop” at Georgia Southern (Statesboro, GA).

May 20-31, 2019

Registration is now closed


Topics Covered: 

  • Tick systematics, identification, classification, population genetics, phylogeography (morphological and molecular taxonomy).
  • Visit of the U.S. National Tick Collection
  • Tick ecology, behavior
  • Field collecting experience
  • Tick anatomy, physiology
  • Tick surveillance methods
  • Spatial modeling of distribution
  • Tick Control
  • Tick-Borne diseases: bacterial (Lyme, rickettioses, anaplasmoses, ehrlichioses), viral, and protozoic, including, clinical aspects, diagnosis, microbiology, ecoepidemiology.

View the Tentative Workshop Schedule

Practical Aspects:

The COE will cover lodging expenses for all participants. Lodging will be provided on the Georgia Southern Statesboro campus (four-room suites shared by two participants).
The participants, will have to cover expenses for traveling to Statesboro, and for their per diem.

Important Note:

Please, do not register unless you are fully committed to attend the two week program. We request that participants from state or federal institutions, as well as students, provide a letter from their supervisor confirming that support is available for travel and per diem. Registrants who do not confirm their attendance one month before the beginning of the workshop (April 20, 2019) will be removed from the participant list in order to allow people on our waiting list to step in.

Questions? Contact Dr. Lorenza Beati:


Last updated: 3/13/2019