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TickTalk Webinar: Ticks and Red Meat Allergies

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

TICKS & RED MEAT ALLERGIES: THE LATEST SCIENCE

Join TickReport, Dr. Stephen Rich, and Dr. Scott Commins as they explore the science behind red meat allergies caused by tick bites. Special guest Dr. Scott Commins, a leading physician and research scientist in the field of alpha-gal red meat allergies, will discuss this interesting phenomenon with Dr. Rich. Speakers: Dr. Stephen Rich, UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology, and Dr. Scott Commins, University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Preregistration is required to access the webinar. Register for “An Update from TickReport” at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/903742886436690178
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This FREE series is brought to you by the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology and UMass Extension.

TickTalk in 2020 will feature exciting guest speakers on tick topics that you told us were important to YOU. The series will include seasonality and life stages of ticks (key to planning intervention and prevention), emerging or invasive tick species, how ticks use vegetation and leaf litter throughout their life cycle, increasing fears of Alpha-gal allergies (allergies to certain meat and animal-related products), dispelling myths of tick control, and many more. Mosquito concerns, including life cycle, behavior, and EEE infection, will also be addressed and Dr. Rich will discuss the tens of thousands of mosquitoes the LMZ tests each year for a range of viruses. Tune in the 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon!!

There will be no pesticide contact hours or association credits for these free webinars.

To watch any of the previous webinars, go to the archived list at http://ag.umass.edu/landscape/education-events/webinars.
Topics include:

  • American Dog Ticks (Dermacentor variabilis) and Lonestar Ticks (Amblyomma americanum) and Associated Diseases
  • Deer Ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and Associated Diseases
  • Seasonal Variation in Activity and Abundance of Human-biting Ticks
  • Tick & EEE Update From the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ)
  • Tick Behavior: Finding Hosts and Feeding
  • Ticks and Personal Protection

Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/education-events/webinars

Venue

Online webinar
United States

Organizer

UMass Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program
Phone:
413-545-0895
Email:
eweeks@umext.umass.edu
Website:
http://extension.umass.edu/landscape/