A workshop on the artificial feeding of ticks will be given prior to the conference on Sunday 4 September. During the workshop, different artificial tick feeding methods will be presented and discussed. Participants will receive hands-on experience in the main methods, including the preparation of silicone feeding membranes. The workshop is open for registered AITVM-STVM 2016 conference participants only, with a maximum of 18 attendees. More information on the workshop and the registration procedure can be found on the conference website here.