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The U.S. National Tick Collection Tick Workshop

The United States National Tick Collection in the James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science is offering the “5th Annual Tick Workshop” at Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA).

Workshop Dates: June 16 – June 29, 2024

Complete the Workshop Interest Form

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, ehrlichiosis), viral, and protozoic, including, clinical aspects, diagnosis, microbiology, ecoepidemiology.

Practical Aspects

Registration fee: $1,450.00 (includes: lodging, workshop supplies/materials); $5.00 parking fee if applicable

Ground Transportation: If flying, we recommend arrival and departure at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport.

Classroom Materials Needed:

  • laptop; a shared folder will be created for class notes and reprints
  • sweater and/or jacket for classroom due to cooler temperatures

Attire for Field Work:

  • hat
  • good shoes
  • long pants (to protect from ticks and poison ivy)
  • rain jacket

Flagging and dragging materials, as well as vials, labels and mosquito repellents will be provided.

Schedule of Activities:

  • Saturdays will be field work days

Workshop Interest

Important Note: Workshop Interest Form is now open!

Please do not complete the Workshop Interest Form unless you are fully committed to attend the two week program. Pre-registration does not imply acceptance into the workshop, as we are restricted by space and CoE priorities. Registrants accepted (or not) in the workshop will be notified by March 2024. We request that participants from state and/or federal institutions, as well as students, provide a letter from their supervisor confirming that support is available for travel and per diem. Those who do not confirm their attendance one month before the beginning of the workshop (May 16, 2024) 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: 3/9/2022