Ticks, Mosquitoes and Our Health, March 2020 Webinars - Minnesota Department of Health

Ticks, Mosquitoes & Our Health
March 2020 Webinars

Ticks, Mosquitoes and our Health Save the Date

Join us over your lunch hour and let us answer all of your questions about ticks and mosquitoes!

Have you ever wondered how long a tick lives? Or how the diseases that ticks spread are diagnosed? Or maybe you just want to know how to avoid tick and mosquito bites?

This March, the Minnesota Department of Health offered a series of webinars that focused on ticks, mosquitoes, and our health. Each of the webinars covered similar information yet focus on answering questions that each particular type of audience may have. Attendees learned more about which types of ticks and mosquitoes live here in Minnesota, the health risks associated with them, and how to better enjoy the great outdoors by keeping ticks and mosquitoes away.

Don’t worry if you missed the live webinar on the date you’re most interested in - simply check out the archived webinar recordings.

Registration

For more information or to view an archived recording, select which webinars you’re interested in:

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Objectives

  • Which vectors and vectorborne diseases are endemic in Minnesota

  • How vectorborne disease surveillance functions in Minnesota and learn how Local and Tribal Health can assist with these efforts

  • MDH vectorborne disease prevention key messages and learn about the wide variety of prevention resources and products available through MDH

  • Goals and objectives of the Vector Program at the Bemidji Area Indian Health Service (IHS) and hear about their goals for future work

  • An active learning worksheet for this webinar is available in completed and fillable formats.

    An archived recording of Ticks, Mosquitoes & Our Health: Local Public Health & Tribes is available for viewing.
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      Objectives
    • Tick and mosquito species of public health concern in Minnesota

    • How ticks and mosquitoes of concern may spread diseases and what diseases they can spread in Minnesota

    • How to protect yourself, your employees, and your park visitors from ticks and mosquitoes
    An active learning worksheet for this webinar is available in completed and fillable formats.

    An archived recording of Ticks, Mosquitoes & Our Health: Land Managers & Outdoor Enthusiasts is available for viewing.
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      Due to staff reallocations related to coronavirus, this webinar has been postponed. Email health.bugbites@state.mn.us for more information.

      Objectives
    • Which vectorborne diseases are endemic in Minnesota

    • How patients may be at risk for tick and mosquito bites, either at home, work, or while traveling

    • How to prioritize testing for vectorborne diseases based on patient exposure histories, symptoms, and Minnesota ecology
    Disclosure:
    It is the policy of the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its CME activities. To comply with the Standards for Commercial Support of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the MMA requires planning committee members and faculty to disclose any relevant financial relationship they and their spouse/partner has with a commercial interest. The remaining members of the faculty and planning committee for this conference have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activity. Faculty members have declared that they will uphold the MMA’s standards regarding CME activities and that any clinical recommendations are based on the best available evidence or are consistent with generally accepted medical practice. Please indicate in the comments section of the evaluation form whether you detect any instances of bias toward products manufactured by commercial interests.

    CME Credit:
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Department of Health. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Minnesota Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health professionals (physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, etc.) who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

    Commercial Support:
    There is no commercial support for this event.

    A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients

    The ACCME defines "'relevant' financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.


    To access the archived webinar after 3/17/20, visit www.mnmed.org.


      flyer for local public health webinar
      Due to staff reallocations related to coronavirus, this webinar has been postponed. Email health.bugbites@state.mn.us for more information.


      Objectives

    • Understand which vectorborne diseases are endemic in Minnesota

    • Learn which testing for endemic and travel-associated vectorborne diseases is available at the MDH Public Health Laboratory

    • Explain the methodologies used and correct interpretations for vectorborne disease testing at the MDH-PHL

    • Describe current and future MDH vectorborne research projects
    • Minnesota Department of Health is approved to provide 1.0 credit of continuing education in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.™ Program. No prior knowledge is necessary to attend.

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      Objectives
    • Vectors and vectorborne diseases endemic to Minnesota

    • When and where disease risk is highest in Minnesota

    • Clinical signs, diagnostics, and treatment for humans and animals

    • Reporting vectorborne diseases to the Board of Animal Health
    • The webinar has been approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians to receive one Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine continuing education credit.

      An active learning worksheet for this webinar is available.

      An archived recording of Ticks, Mosquitoes & Our Health: Veterinarians and Vet Techs is available for viewing. Follow the instructions at the conclusion of the survey for continuing education credits.

    Questions? Call 651-201-5414 to speak with staff from the Vectorborne Diseases Unit.

    Other resources

    Mosquitoborne Disease Materials
    Mosquitoborne Disease Videos
    Tickborne Disease Materials
    Tickborne Disease Videos

    Updated Wednesday, 15-Apr-2020 15:14:24 CDT