Stanton Cope, Ph.D., VP, Technical Products and Services
Atlantic Paste and Glue – Catchmaster

Pest Management in the U.S. Department of Defense
Explore the history of the origins of medical entomology and the role military pest management has played in America’s wars. See examples of current-day activities during natural disasters, training exercises, civic action programs and troop deployments. Learn how military R&D has led to the development of new pest management tools.

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Stanton E. Cope, Jr., Ph.D., is currently the Vice President of Technical Products and Services for Atlantic Paste and Glue – Catchmaster. He served 24 years in the United States Navy as a medical entomologist, retiring with the rank of Captain in 2012.

BaumannGreg Baumann, VP of Technical Services and Regulatory Affairs
Nisus Corp.

Applying R&D Intelligence to the Front Lines
During this presentation, Greg Baumann, Vice President of Technical Services and Regulatory Affairs for Nisus Corp., will share examples of how university-published, peer-reviewed research findings can be successfully applied to modern pest management.

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Baumann is an appointed advisor to the United Nations World Health Organization and was a co-author of two chapters in the World Health Organization’s book, The Public Health Significance of Urban Pests.

SorkinLou Sorkin, BCE, Forensic Entomologist
Entsult Associates

Search-and-Destroy Missions — Notorious Arthropod Predators
Learn more about some of the more amazing predacious species: ant armies, predatory arachnids, beetles, flies, assassin bugs.

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Since 1978 Lou has provided entomological expertise to homeowners, businesses, associations and institutions. He has been involved in cases regarding species identification, pest management and infestations as well as the diagnosis of bites and stings as they apply to various aspects of applied, medical, veterinary, and forensic entomology.

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John Murphy, Technical Support Manager
Liphatech

The War on Rats — Winning Hearts and Minds
Recent outbreaks of rodent-borne diseases have demonstrated how important rodent control is to public health safety. Nevertheless, pressures from the regulatory community and special-interest groups are making our efforts more difficult. What techniques and tools will help us prevail?

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John Murphy is the Technical Support Manager for Liphatech and he has more than 38 years of pest control experience. He has assisted municipalities, health departments, government facilities, food production accounts, zoos and many sensitive accounts with rodent abatement programs.

OiFaith Oi, Ph.D.University of Florida

Defending the Homeland Against Invasive Ants
In this session, Faith Oi, Ph.D.,will share tips for recognizing invasive species, effective management methods and successful techniques. We will also learn what new invasive species may be heading our way.

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Oi is a faculty member in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida, she works at a “grassroots-level” and does applied research to solve industry problems.

PowellThomas Powell, Technical Field Specialist,
MGK

Drawing a Red Line Against Bed Bugs
This session will be a review of best management practices. We’ll take a look at new formulations and the most effective active ingredients. Powell will also update us on the latest trends in assessments, treatments and monitoring.

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Powell received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Urban Entomology from the University of Florida. Prior to arriving at MGK, Tommy worked sixteen years in the pest management industry as technical director.

 

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