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4th Annual South Texas Tropical Medicine & Vector Borne Disease Conference

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Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island

7010 Padre Blvd.

South Padre Island, TX 78597

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You are invited on February 13-15, 2019 to the 4th Annual South Texas Tropical Medicine & Vector Borne Disease Conference with continuing education hours provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the event being hosted by the City of South Padre Island and Cameron County Public Health.

The main emphasis for this event is to promote awareness of vector borne diseases and the interdisciplinary approach involved in controlling and preventing vector borne diseases.

Continuing education credit for multiple disciplines will be provided for this event.

The South Texas Tropical Medicine & Vector Borne Disease Conference was the 1st ever interdisciplinary vector borne disease specific conference relevant to the South Texas region. General sessions include presentations on topics such as vector biology, vector control emergency management, vector borne disease epidemiology, public health, vector control techniques, laws, and regulations. Such broad & varying topics demand transdisciplinary approaches for effective prevention and control methods.

The registration table will be open Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 12PM.

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is plenty of parking available at the Hilton Garden Inn for attendees. The Hotel is readily accessible by vehicle. There are three airports: South Padre Island-Brownsville (closest), Valley-International Harlingen (45 min drive), and McAllen International (~1hr drive) that attendees may fly into. Ground transportation is available at South Padre Island-Brownsville and Valley-International Harlingen airports.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

You are welcome to bring note pads, pens, pencils, and computers. No outside food is allowed in the meeting rooms. There will be ample time for lunch breaks during the conference. No flash photography or recording devices are permitted without the speakers' approval.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact - Texas DSHS Regional Zoonosis Control Veterinarian Ronald Tyler DVM, MS at 956-444-3212 with any questions.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please update your registration information. A log of attendance will need to be signed for each session. A request for continuing education (CE) hours and conference speaker evaluations will be passed out and will need to be submitted at the end of the conference in order to receive CE credit. We ask that you check the log of attendance to assure we have the correct registration information and that you provide us with your most current information.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, if you are registered we will have that information with our attendance log. Additionally you may register before the event begins on the first day. We request that you register before the event so that we have an estimate of how many people will be attending.

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