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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

Workshop Interest

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. 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:

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-Borne diseases: bacterial (Lyme, rickettioses, anaplasmoses, ehrlichiosis), viral, and protozoic, including, clinical aspects, diagnosis, microbiology, ecoepidemiology.

Tentative Schedule – 2024

Registration fees

Total amount of $1,450.00 includes: lodging, workshop supplies/materials, $5.00 parking fee if applicable, on-campus transportation, coffee breaks. Other meals are not included.

Pay registration ONLY if you have been formally accepted. Payment is due before May 15, 2024. Payment will not be reimbursed after May 15, 2024.

Practical Aspects


  • Freedom’s Landing on Georgia Southern Campus (211 Lanier Drive, Statesboro, GA 30458). Map of location.


  • IF YOU TRAVEL BY CAR, please verify that you have purchased a parking permit for campus ($5); Payment Link. This will allow you to park near the dorms and the classroom
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  • IF YOU TRAVEL BY PLANE, the closest airport is the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. Uber/taxi/rental cars are usually available but we strongly suggest you make your reservation well in advance. It’s a small airport. Information on Ground Transportation
  • Arrival in Statesboro should be scheduled for Sunday, June 16 in the afternoon/evening. Departure can start on June 28 in the afternoon (after 12pm-noon). However, check-out at the dorm is extended to Sat 29 in the morning, to accommodate those who cannot find a convenient flight out of Savannah on Friday.
  • Vans or cars will be made available for those who will need transportation from the dorms to the classroom and back.

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

Field Work:

  • Field activities are scheduled on Saturday 22, 2024 in the morning.
  • Recommended field attire:hat, good shoes, long pants (to protect from ticks and poison ivy), rain jacket, sunscreen.
  • Flagging and dragging materials, vials, labels, tweezers, mosquito repellents, drinking water, snacks will be provided.
  • Flagging and dragging materials, CO2 traps, vials, labels, tweezers, mosquito repellents, drinking water, snacks will be provided.

Last updated: 4/15/2024