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2018 Fregly Interdisciplinary Symposium: Mosquito borne illnesses in the Americas: Events

This guide describes events related to the first symposium on mosquito borne illlnesses.

Schedule of events

2018 Fregly Mosquito Borne Illness Symposium Schedule


October 4- events occur in Smathers Room 100 unless otherwise noted

8:00- 8:30 Registration and breakfast

8:30- 9:00 Opening remarks- Judith Russell

9:00- 9:45 Plenary: Gordon Patterson talk--"Waging War on the Insect Menace:  The Devil Lies in the Details"

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-12:00 CoLab

12:00-12:15 pick up boxed lunches

12:15-1:15 Lunch and table discussion- topics raised during CoLab

1:15-1:30 Break

1:30- 2:30 Tour of Smathers library

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45  Plenary: Jeff Stancil talk--"The War on Bugs: The Role of the United States Military in Medical Entomology"

4:15-5:15       Marston tour

6:00    Reception- HSC Founders Gallery


October 5 Events occur in the Health Science Center unless otherwise noted

8:00: 8:30      Breakfast--Medical Science Building Auditorium Rm 6120

8:30- 9:00      Opening remarks, Melissa Rethlefsen-- Stetson Medical Sciences Building Auditorium Rm 6120

9:00-9:45       Plenary: Dr. Phil Lounibos talk--"From Forest to Favela: Hitchhiking of Vector Mosquitoes and Viral Pathogens with Human Migrants throughout History" --Stetson Medical Sciences Building Auditorium Rm 6120

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-10:45   Plenary: Dr. Chelsea Smartt talk--“Control the mosquito, control the disease: understanding mosquito vector-virus interactions ”-- Stetson Medical Sciences Building Auditorium Rm 6120

11:00-12:00   HSC Library tour and viewing student art in the HSC Founders Gallery

12:15-2:15     Lunch and historical film screening--Communicore Lecture Hall C1-11

2:15-3:00       Discussion on film--Communicore Lecture Hall C1-11

3:00-3:15       Break

3:15-4:15       Panel discussion--Communicore Lecture Hall C1-11


Fregly Symposium CoLab

Film Screening

The symposium will include a screening of the film Jezebel.  Much of the 1938 film, starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, takes place in New Orleans during a yellow fever epidemic in the 1850s.  A discussion on race, film, and disease will follow the screening.

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