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 two editions were a great success with 25 participants coming from all over the world! We hope the coming editions will be as successful!