About the course

In these times of global changes, vector-borne diseases (VBs) of humans and animals are more than ever of major concern. Within this context, the need for expertise in entomology and VBDs will be of primordial importance in the coming decades. In this view, the Parasitology Department of the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France, in partnership with the French Society for Parasitology (SFP) and the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), organizes an entomology summer course to highlight topics such as VBDs, vector ecology, resistance in arthropod populations, control tools, principles of laboratory rearing, and morphological identification of arthropods of medical and veterinary importance.

Target participants are postgraduate (MSc and PhD) students, Post-doctoral researchers, entomologists, laboratory staff and EVPC and ACVM residents. Although held in France, this course adopts a holistic approach, as shown by its running title: “A global perspective, from theory to practice”. Lectures take place in the morning, while afternoons are dedicated to laboratory and field work. Lecturers include national and international specialists in the field.

The first three editions were a great success with more than 40 participants coming from all over the world! We hope the coming editions will be as successful!

First edition

It was held from the 26th to the 30th of August 2019 and gathered 17 participants coming from 12 different countries. The first edition was a great success!

Resilient edition

It was held from the 5th to the 9th of July 2021, and was organised under a hybrid format with some lectures and participants online, but the majority were on site, with a reduced number of participants (10). The activities (lectures, laboratory work, field work, social events) were organized in full respect of the sanitary conditions!

Third edition

It was organized from the 4th to the 8th of July 2022 in Toulouse, with 17 participants of 12 different nationalities.
A promotion video of this edition is coming soon : stay tuned !

Promotion video of the Entomology Summer Course

National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France
Continuing education in Medical and Veterinary Entomology