Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:43:00 PM
Environmental health professionals are on the frontline of helping individuals, institutions, and communities reduce threats from mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors. This training—Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals—emphasizes the use of integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus and others. The training offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
The training includes 11 courses. Take all of them or pick and choose (the first three are required, then take courses in any order):
- Vector-Borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
- Integrated Pest Management Basics
- Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services
- Tick Biology and Control
- Mosquito Biology and Control
- Toxicology of Pesticides
- Rodent Management
- Pests and Vectors in Food and Housing Environments
- Special Pest Management Considerations for Schools
- Risk Communication Basics
- Bed Bug Biology and Control
Visit the following website to register and to learn more about the training: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/elearn/vcehp.html.
Friday, January 13, 2017 11:32:00 AM
The 27th Annual South Carolina Rural Summit returns to Georgetown County this year and will be held March 6th and 7th at the Pawley’s Plantation Conference Center. The South Carolina Department of Commerce continues its commitment to exceptional educational programs and this year’s Rural Summit is no exception. You won’t want to miss this year’s focus on Finding Our Sense of Place and Community.
A few notes about this year’s Summit:
- Registration is electronic via the following link: http://bit.ly/2ikSYI3
- Hotel information will be provided to you after registering for the Summit by email. The email will contain information to reserve a hotel room at one of two hotels. One in Georgetown and the other in Pawley’s Island. Your choice.
- Note: Registration deadline for the Summit and hotels is 5:00 PM, Wednesday, February 1st and will be limited to 150 attendees.
Please contact Ed West (803-737-3812) with any questions or concerns.