The 2018 Meeting of the North Central Mosquito Control Association will be hosted by the City of Winnipeg Insect Control Branch.

PLEASE NOTE: US Residents Will Require a Valid Passport to Enter Canada

Meeting will occur regardless of the weather conditions

Eventbrite - North Central Mosquito Control Association Annual Meeting


Thursday April 5th through April 6th

Informal Gathering Wednesday April 4th – 7:00 PM

Garden Grille & Bar® at the Hilton Garden Inn


Thursday, April 5th 2018

Presentations and Speakers



Time Topic Speaker
7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-8:05 Opening remarks Ken Nawolsky
8:05-8:15 Welcome address Councillor Mike Pagtakhan
8:15-8:30 AMCA activities and opportunities Dr. Mark Breidenbaugh
A Quiver of Arrows: Selected Technologies from the Gaugler Lab Dr. Randy Gaugler, Rutgers University


9:30-10:00 A brief history of biting fly research in Manitoba: it really bites Dr. Terry Galloway
10:00-10:30 Defense Support for Civilian Agencies (DSCA) in vector control using Hurricane Harvey as a case study Dr. Mark Breidenbaugh
10:30-10:45 BREAK
10:45-11:00 Oviposition site selection by Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes with respect to water with different organic content Ivan Drahun
11:00-11:30 Preparing for Zika Virus in Canada Dr. Robbin Lindsay
11:30-11:50 The Quest for Season Long Catch Basin Control Dr. Stephen Manweiler
11:50:12:10 Coquillettidia perturbans in the cattail marshes of Minneapolis Marty Kirkman
12:10:12:15 Vendor introductions Mark Smith
12:15-1:25 LUNCH
1:25-1:35 Culex restuans and the Strange Story of a Bird-Loving Mosquito That Lays Eggs where Horses Drink. Dr. Rob Anderson
1:35-1:50 Overview of Winnipeg Mosquito Control Program Ken Nawolsky
1:50:2:10 Dispersal behaviour and landscape-level modelling of adult mosquitoes in Winnipeg, MB Martine Balcaen
2:10-2:30 Mosquito Control in a Utah High Desert Environment Dr. Ary Faraji
2:30-2:45 Enhanced sterile insect technique using RNA interference technologies Dr. Steve Whyard
2:45-3:00 Updates on Mosquito Fauna of Canada Dr. Mahmood Iranpour
3:00-3:20 BREAK
3:20-3:40 Use of Drones in Mosquito Control Bill Reynolds
3:40-4:30 Keeping pesticide workers healthy, an overview of age, drugs & shiftwork Alison Reineke
6:00-9:00 Social mixer


 Friday, April 6, 2018

Presentations and Speakers – AM

8:15-9:10 Board Meeting
9:10-9:30 California Serogroup and other viruses Dr. Mike Drebot
9:30-9:50 The overwintering survival and cold hardiness of blacklegged ticks in Manitoba Zach Polk
9:50-10:10 Ticks diseases beyond Lyme Dr. Richard Rusk
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30:10:50 Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness and Response in Winnipeg Martha Barwinsky
10:50-11:05 Stand factors affecting the abundance and impact of North American parasitoids attacking the emerald ash borer across southern Ontario Justin Gaudon
11:05-12:00 EAB: What we have learned from the US and China experience Dr. John Ball


Field Demonstrations – PM



Thursday (all day) and Friday (morning) : Soul Sanctuary

Friday afternoon: TBD


Hilton Garden Inn Winnipeg South

495 Sterling Lyon Pkwy, Winnipeg, MB R3P 1J9, Canada

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A block of 30 rooms is reserved for April 5-6

If you are booking your room now, please contact the hotel directly at (204) 594-7436 to get the discounted room rate as the reservation code is in the process of being set up.  When you call, please do not push 1 or 2 and instead wait on the line so that the front desk answers.