03 Nov

CIEH Pest Control Conference: safeguarding public health

Two-day online conference - 3 and 4 November

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

BPCA Members: Please email [email protected] to take advantage of the £99 delegate rate. 

Time: 09.30 - 13.50

Online (BigMarker)

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The CIEH Pest Control Conference, organised in partnership with the British Pest Control Association, 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.

Highlight topics:

  • Hear the latest update on 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

 "Usefully addressed current and developing issues. Speakers clearly knew there subject were enthusiastic and communicated well."

"All speakers were excellent. I think I learnt something new during every presentation."

"Excellent, very well organised, good speakers, correct duration and a good lunch Thank you"
Past Pest Control Conference Delegates


CPD: 5 Hours 

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Cyril Caminade

Cyril Caminade, PhD, tenure track fellow, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool. His research focuses on assessing the impact of climate variability and climate change on important vectors and vector-borne diseases, such as malaria, Zika, dengue and Rift Valley Fever. Cyril is a physicist and climatologist by training and he holds a PhD in climate Physics obtained at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France in 2006. Cyril is a polymath with broad scientific interests and a multi-disciplinary background (computing, physics, climate and climate change, statistics, epidemiology, risk modelling, public health, tropical climate and tropical diseases…).  

Dr Colm Moore

Dr Colm Moore BSc PhD CSHW (IOSH), Area Technical Manager, Rentokil. Colm has worked in a number of technical fields including but not limited to; Mycology, Botany, Zoology, Entomology and Integrated Pest Management. He has also worked across Europe in Estonia, Lithuania and Ireland.

Chris Rogers

Dr Christopher Rogers, Senior Lecturer of Forensic Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton. Christopher has worked at University of Wolverhampton since 2016. His previous roles include: Lecturer at Glyndwr University (Wales); Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Forensic Research (Instytut Ekspertyz Sądowych) in Krakow, Poland; Histologist (NHS Histopathology Department), and a Physical Anthropologist at the Natural History Museum, London.   

Dan Appasamy

Dr Danen Appasamy, Senior Lecturer of Environmental Health, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton. Dan started his career at the Canal & River Trust looking at the contamination and bioavailability of potentially harmful elements in dredged sediments. He then moved to industry where he was a senior environmental consultant. During this time Dan developed his expertise in air quality and dispersion modelling. His current research focus is on land contamination and its human health impacts, food safety and has a keen interest in pest research.   

David Brown

David Brown, Senior Adviser, Natural England. David joined Natural England over ten years ago and has worked exclusively in Wildlife Management and Licensing in a number of different roles. Sitting on the National Operations Team, David has been working on large gull licensing and general licensing since joining the team earlier this year. He has a passion for the great outdoors and developed a keen interest for shooting after a previous career in gamekeeping, which took him around the country. 

Mark Lambert

Dr Mark Lambert, WTO Policy, EU and International Trade, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Trained as a zoologist and has since worked in Government science and policy roles, including management of commensal rodents and other agricultural pests, invasive species ecology and conservation of native wildlife. In his current role Mark leads on agricultural subsidies policy in Defra’s World Trade Organization (WTO) team. Mark has worked closely with the pest control industry during his research career and is a member of the CIEH National Pest Advisory Panel.

Dr Jolyon Medlock

Dr Jolyon Medlock, Head of Medical Entomology, Public Health England has worked on vector-borne diseases for 20 years. Trained at the Universities of Manchester, Bristol and Liverpool. Since 2002, he has led the Medical Entomology group at Public Health England, advising UK government on vector-borne disease risk to UK and European public health. His group managing UK-wide vector surveillance including invasive mosquitoes, ticks, native mosquitoes and research, and has published 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Since 2009 he has led European-wide vector-surveillance programmes, supporting 30 European countries, and since 2016 has worked in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories on Zika/chikungunya/dengue vector surveillance and control.

Dr Niall Moore

Niall Moore is the Chief Non-native Species Officer for England and is also the head of the GB Non-native Species Secretariat (since it was established in March 2006). The Secretariat is based at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA – an executive agency of Defra) in York but the secretariat reports to the GB Non-native Species Programme Board that co-ordinates policy and delivery on non-native species issues for GB. As Chief Non-native Species Officer Niall reports to Ministers at Monthly Biosecurity Meetings alongside the Chief Vet and Chief Plant Health Officer.  

Robert Mayho, Chairman, National Pest Advisory Panel worked as a policy officer at the CIEH from 2002 until 2016. He managed a wide policy portfolio that majored on housing and health issues, with a particular focus on the private rented sector. He also has considerable recent experience in pest control policy and practice. He has been the chairman of the National Pest Advisory Panel since 2012 and represents the CIEH on the Government’s Cross Sectoral Planning Group on Invasive Mosquitoes. 

Dee Ward Thompson

Dee Ward-Thompson, Technical Manager, British Pest Control Association (BPCA) responds to technical enquiries from association members, the general public and the media.  She manages the BPCA Technical team and the BS EN16636 auditing requirement for all servicing members of the BPCA and supports them in achieving the standard. She represents BPCA at internal and external committee meetings and writes articles for industry publications, Codes of Best Practice and guidance documents, while also developing the association’s profile with key stakeholders.

Michael Coates

Michael Coates, former soldier and firefighter, Co-founder of Combat Pest Control. Combat Pest Control is made up of military veterans and reservists. For every pest management task they carry out, they provide education and assistance to children in conflict stricken areas across the globe. Michael is also the host of the multi-award-winning podcast ‘Declassified’, which documents stories from the military community. These stories help, support and guide those suffering from both physical and mental illness and injury.

British Pest Control Association

How do you know your pest control contractor is fit for the fight? British Pest Control Association is the premier trade association for professional pest management companies in the UK. By choosing an audited BPCA member you can be assured that the services you receive are from a trained and trusted company that meets our strict membership criteria.
Our member companies meet or exceed all pest management ‘due diligence’ requirements and comply with the most current legislation. No other UK pest management trade body gives you this security. Make sure you stay safe. Select a BPCA Member every time.


As the UK's largest commercial pest control company, Rentokil help safeguard our customers brand reputation and operations on a national scale across the UK, by providing the highest levels of risk management, reassurance and local responsiveness to customers across multi-site and single site locations.  By following the principles of Integrated Pest Management and using a range of Innovative products and services, we provide for early detection, detailed monitoring and precise treatment to manage our customer's pest issues as effectively as possible. Every pest service and solution we offer is carried out by British Pest Control Association (BPCA) qualified specialists.

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