Eastern 2020 Conference

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday | Friday

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

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8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

A Roadmap for Urban Rodent Invasions: Why Rats and Mice Have Become an Unstoppable Force
Bobby Corrigan, PhD, RMC Pest Management Consulting, New York, NY

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Talking Termite: Tips for Troubleshooting Tough Accounts
Glen Ramsey, BCE, Rollins Inc., Atlanta, GA

Employee Retention Strategies That Work
Mark Davidson, Pestech, Parsippany, NY

Big Time Solutions for Small Flies
Bill Kolbe, BCE, WA Kolbe Consulting, Denville, NJ

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

The Future of Disinfection Services: Starting Up a Program & Maintaining it in the Future
Chris Wible, Rentokil North America, Reading, PA

Increasing Sales Volumes Through Better Management
Patrick Quigley, Sales Training By Design, Sicklerville, NJ

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Termite Baits – Recipes for Success
Jim Fredericks, PhD, BCE, National Pest Manage- ment Association, Fairfax, VA

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch & Exhibits
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Third Party Auditing in Highly Sensitive Health Care Accounts – What PMPs Need to Know
Zia Sidiqqi, Ph.D., Zia Siddiqi Consulting, LLC, Snellville, GA

Labor and Litigation: One Company’s Cautionary ‘Tail’ of Employer/Employee Agreements Gone Wrong
Timothy Wong, M&M Environmental, New York, NY

Carmelo Torraca, Esq., Cooper Levenson, Attorneys At Law, Atlantic City, NJ

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Integrating Entomological Science & Practical Methods to Boost Cockroach & Bed Bug Control
Changlu Wang, PhD, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Let’s Talk Ticks: PPMA’s Latest Consumer Campaign

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4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. What PMPs Can Learn From Municipal Rodent Control Programs
Matt Frye, PhD, BCE, New York State IPM Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Conference Reception

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Exhibits
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION

Occasional Invaders: Protecting Your Clients from Outside Invaders

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Practical Insect ID for Pest Management Professionals
Rick Cooper, PhD, BCE, R Cooper Consulting, LLC, Lawrenceville, NJ

Using Technology to Increase Sales
Joel Nolasco, Nuborn Pest Control, Mamaroneck, NY

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Perimeter Pest Control From the Inside Out: Things to Consider When Performing an Exterior Service
Jim Fredericks, PhD, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA

Government Affairs – The Three Ring Circus Impacting Your Business
Panel of NPMA SPARS and Government Affairs Experts

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Biology, Behavior, and Control of Common Pest Ants – What You Need to Know
Gary Nielson, PhD, J.P Pest Services Inc., Milford, NH