Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association (GNOPCA) will host an inaugural symposium on Aug. 10-12 at Audubon Zoo Tea Room in Louisiana.
The New Orleans Summer Pest Control Symposium will bring together leading experts from across the country to provide training and updates from industry, research and the field. Panel discussions and demonstrations will also provide an engaging, interactive experience for attendees, according to the GNOPCA website.
Topics at the symposium include termites, bed bugs, ants, cockroaches, mosquitoes, business and human resources.
Here is the speaker line up for the symposium:
- Dr. Bobby Corrigan, urban rodentologist, RMC Consulting (and a Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer);
- Harvey Goldglantz, president, Pest Control Marketing Company Inc. (and a Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer);
- Janet Hurley, BCE, extension program specialist and statewide school IPM, Texas A&M University;
- Dr. Phil Koehler, emeritus distinguished professor of urban entomology, University of Florida (and a Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer);
- Dr. Janet McAllister, research entomologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
- Dr. Dini Miller, professor of urban pest management, Virginia Tech University (and a Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer);
- Dr. Imelda Moise, associate professor of public health and geography, University of Miami;
- Dr. Claudia Riegel, director of City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board;
- Dr. Dan Suiter, professor of entomology, University of Georgia; and
- Dr. Ed Vargo, professor of entomology, University of Georgia.
Attendees of the event will include pest management professionals (PMPs), educators, students, state and municipal employees, industry representatives and many others. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for several states.