The 7th International Forum for Surveillance and Control of Mosquitoes and Vector-borne Diseases, Dalian, China, August 15-18, 2021 (Virtual)

August 15 8:00pm (East Time in USA and Beijing Time August 16 at 8:00am)

Opening ceremony, ASVEMC membership meeting. Presentation of the awards by the President (Dr. Abu Ahmed at ( ) of the ASVEMC. Install of the new ASVEMC Officers (incoming president Dr. Hongliang Chu at

8:30pm (USA) & 8:30am (Beijing): Keynote speaker: Dr. Michael Turell. Adjunct Senior Arboviruologist, Anastasia Mosquito Control District (AMCD), St. Augustine, Florida. How to recognize a vector and its importance.

9:20pm (USA) & 9:20am (Beijing): Dr. Rui-De Xue, Executive Director of Anastasia Mosquito Control District, St. Augustine, Florida. How has COVID-19 pandemic impacted on our mosquito surveillance and control program?

August 16 AM (USA/August 17 night session, Beijing)

7:00am (East Time in USA and 7:00pm Beijing time):

7:00am. Dr. Whitney Qualls. Scientific Manager/Entomologist, Anastasia Mosquito Control District, St. Augustine, Florida, USA. Overview of collaborating applied research projects and benefits at AMCD.

7:20am. Dr. Peter Jiang, Director, City of Gainesville Mosquito Control, Gainesville, Florida, USA. The re-emerging of Aedes aegypti in north central Florida.

7:40am. Dr. Jerry A. Hogsette, Jr. Lead Scientist and Research Entomologist, USDA/Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Update traps and trapping technology against biting flies.

8:00am. Dr. Ken Linthicum, Center Director, USDA/Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Sterile Insect Techniques for mosquito control.

8:20am. Dr. Phil Koehler, Professor, Department of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Mosquito control and honey bees.

8:40am. End of night session

End of the session

August 16. 5:00pm (California, USA) & 8:00am (Beijing time), August 17):

5:00pm (California & 8:00am Beijing time). Dr. Michelle Brown. Executive Director, Society for Vector Ecology & Manager, West Valley Mosquitoes and Vector Control District, California, USA, Overview of the SOVE.

5:20pm (California & 8:20am Beijing time). Dr. Tianyun Su. Consultant. Insecticide resistance and its management.

Other Countries:

  1. August 17 at 8am India time/August 17 at 10am, Beijing time. Dr. Devi Shankar Suman. Scientist D, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata-700053, India. Surveillance of mosquitoes and its significance.
  1. August 18 at 8am Greece time/August 17 at 1pm, Beijing time. Dr. Alexandra Chaskopoulou, Research Entomologist, USDA/ Europe Biocontrol Institute, Greece, Integrated West Nile virus surveillance and vector control response in Greece.
  1. August 18 at 7:30am Italy time/August 17 at 1:30pm, Beijing time. Dr. Asghar Talbalaghi. Freelance Entomologist/Founder of Italian Mosquito Control Association. Ochlerotatus caspius, the mosquito pestiferous of the biggest breeding site in Europe: approaches to the issue from Valenza Italy suffering by tremendous number of mosquitoes.
  1. August 18 at 8am Cairo time/ August 17 at 2pm, Beijing time. Dr. Emad IM Khater. Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Ain Shams University, Egypt. Mosquito (vector)-borne diseases in the WHO-EMR/MENA (Egypt and Saudi Arabia): Ecology, molecular biology, control, and future research.
  1. August 18 at 8:00am. Portugal time/ August 17 at 3:00pm in Beijing time. Dr. Peyman Ghaffari. Chair of COST Action CA 16227 (IMAAC). Mathematical Modelling of Textiles and Paints equipped with Mosquito Repellents on Controlling Mosquito Transmitted

Vector-borne Diseases (VBD): A Brief Overview of IMAAC.

The 7th IFSCMVD Staff contact information:

Dr. Tongyan Zhao at

Dr. Chunxiao Li at

Mrs. Mingyu Wu at

Dr. Hongliang Chu at

Dr. Rui-De Xue at