The main speaker will be Dr Stephen Doggett, talking about
“Bites, Itches and Stings: Medical Entomology for the Pest Manager”, and
“Bed Bugs; Where to From Here?”
Stephen is Director of the Department of Medical Entomology at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He has had more than 30 years’ experience in the field of medical entomology having undertaken research on ticks, mosquitoes, and bed bugs. He is also the Manager of the New South Wales Mosquito Monitoring and Arbovirus Surveillance Program, which is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health.
Stephen has authored/co-authored over 215 publications, produced numerous articles for industry and health bodies, and presented over 330 lectures at meetings, many international. He is widely consulted by the media on matters relating to medical entomology. Stephen’s latest books includes ‘Do You Have Bed Bugs?’ (translated into Thai and five other languages) and the nationally awarded ‘A Guide to Mosquitoes of Australia’ (produced with Dr Cameron Webb & Prof. Richard Russell of Westmead Hospital). Stephen is presently working with Profs Chow-Yang Lee (Malaysia) and Dini Miller (USA) to produce the first academic text for 50 years titled, ‘Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs’, due for release in 2017.
Stephen is a Subject Editor for the premier Australian entomological journal, Austral Entomology. He serves on a number of international and national committees, dealing with bed bug, mosquito and tick related issues. Stephen is also an internationally awarded insect photographer with his images appearing in numerous text books, journals, newspapers, and other publications.