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CIEH Pest Control Conference: safeguarding public health

* BCC-conference.jpgThe Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Pest Control Conference, organised in partnership with the British Pest Control Association, is a two-day online conference taking place on 3rd and 4th November.

It aims to gather pest control professionals and experts to debate the latest legislative guidance and practical tools available, as well as discuss new risks and challenges from non-native species, including Asian hornets.

Delegates will be able to:

- hear the latest updates on the legal and regulatory framework for dealing with pigeons and seagulls
- examine the threats from non-native species, including Asian hornets
- discuss what the EU transition means for pest control
- assess the impact of climate change on pests
- understand how Public Health England (PHE) is tackling the threat of emerging diseases

Day 1 - Tuesday 3 November 2020:

09.30 - System check and troubleshooting time
09:45 - Online registration
10.00 - Welcome and Introduction from Robert Mayho, chairman, National Pest Advisory Panel
10.15 - 'Legal & regulatory framework for dealing with pigeons and seagulls: latest updates,' plus 'New general licences for wild bird control and implications for local authorities', by David Brown, Natural England
10.50 - 'Disease Detectives: Tackling the threat of emerging diseases', by Dr Jolyon Medlock, head of medical entomology, Public Health England
11.20 - Comfort break
12.20 - 'Choosing and working with your pest management company', by Dee Ward-Thompson, technical manager, British Pest Control Association
12:50 - 'Threats from non-native species: UPDATE - including Asian Hornets', by Dr Niall Moore, head of non-native species secretariat, APHA
13.20 - 'Pest Control Sustainability', by Dr Colm Moore, area technical manager, Rentokil
13.50 - Closing remarks

Day 2 - Wednesday 4th November 2020:

09.30 - Registration and system check
09:45 - Online registration and troubleshooting time
10.00 - Welcome back and introduction from Robert Mayho, Chairman, National Pest Advisory Panel
10:05 - Panel discussion: 'What does EU Exit mean for pest control', by Mark Lambert, WTO Policy, EU and International Trade, DEFRA
10:50 - 'Microbiology of cockroach trails', by Dr Danen Appasamy, senior lecturer, University of Wolverhampton
11.05 - 'Dangerous imports - getting more than you bargained for with your bananas?', by Dr Christopher Rogers, senior lecturer, University of Wolverhampton
11.20 - Comfort break
12:20 - 'The impact of climate change on pests', by Dr Cyril Caminade, tenure track fellow, epidemiology and population health, University of Liverpool
12:50 - 'Leading by example: creating a positive impact in the pest community', by Michael Coates, co-founder and technician, Combat Pest Control
13:20 - Closing remarks
13:30 - End of conference

Fees are as follows:

- CIEH member: £99
- Affiliate member/ Non-member: £149

BPCA members should email [email protected] to take advantage of the £99 delegate rate.


29th October 2020

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