92nd Annual MVCAC Conference

92nd Annual MVCAC Conference & Exhibitor Showcase

“Vector Control in the Modern World”

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Monterey Bay, California
January 21–24, 2024
Join us at the Portola Hotel and Spa!

Two Portola Plaza,

Monterey, CA 93940


MVCAC Keynote Announced:

The Mosquito Crusades: “By Their Deeds You Will Know Them”

Gordon Patterson, Professor of History at Florida Tech

Join us on Monday, January 22nd for the Plenary session featuring Gordon Patterson!

Gordon M. Patterson is a professor of history at Florida Tech, where he has taught since 1981. In addition to his work at Florida Tech, he held an appointment as a Vector Historian at Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology. Before coming to Florida, Professor Patterson was a lecturer at the University of Maryland from 1974 until 1981 and an instructor at UCLA in 1973. He holds two graduate-level degrees from UCLA and a BS from Northwestern University.

Professor Patterson has written numerous articles. In 2004, the University of Florida Press published Patterson’s The Mosquito Wars: A History of Mosquito Control in Florida. In April 2009, Rutgers University Press published Patterson’s The Mosquito Crusades: A History of the American Anti-mosquito movement from the Reed Commission to the First Earth Day. In 2010 Professor Patterson received the Presidential Award from the American Mosquito Control Association. In April 2014, he was invited to lead the Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology seminar at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. In September 2016, Professor Patterson was invited to deliver the keynote speaker for the joint meeting of the Mosquito Control Association of Australia and Arbovirus Research in Australia assembly held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. In March 2018, Professor Patterson was invited to deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Triannual Workshop on vector-borne diseases. In September 2018, Patterson delivered the keynote address at the University of Florida Fregly Interdisciplinary Symposium.

In May 2021, the Florida Tech’s Student Government Association named Gordon Patterson Professor of the Year.

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