Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning the Corner Through Research

The Lyme Disease Association & Columbia University’s 19th annual CME scientific conference, will be held October 27 & 28, 2018, Marriott Providence Downtown Hotel, Providence, RI.

Help ensure the success of this event. Please print the flyer CONFERENCE PRINTABLE FLYER and distribute to places in your community such as:

Doctor’s office, local hospital, Urgent Care Centers, School Nurse, Support group meetings, Library, etc. (Note: flyer requires legal sized paper, please adjust your printer accordingly).

The conference is designed for physicians and researchers, but the public is invited, and all registrants can attend the reception and network with conference faculty. The conference will feature 22 faculty consisting of clinicians and researchers from across the US and one from Czechia.

Topics of the conference:

  • Fallon, Columbia, Phase 1 of a post-mortem study on Borrelia & the brain
  • Lewis, Northeastern, New treatments for Borrelia persisters
  • Molins, CDC, Biomarkers of Lyme; Naviaux, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Metabolomic features of chronic illness
  • Aucott, Johns Hopkins, Lyme research updates
  • Robinson, Stanford, B cell responses in Lyme; Skare, Texas A&M, Lyme pathogenesis
  • Oaklander, Harvard, small fiber peripheral neuropathy; Pal, University of Maryland, Borrelia immune evasion and persistence
  • Platts-Mills, UVA School of Medicine, alpha-gal meat allergy
  • Tokarz, Columbia, serologic diagnosis of TBD; Occi
  • Rutgers, invasive longhorn tick in the US; Gulia-Nuss, University of Nevada, genetic modifications of ticks
  • Buchthal, MIT, genetically modified mice
  • Ben Mamoun, Yale, Babesia treatments
  • Patel & Reece, Brown, Powassan
  • Spector, Duke, cancer research & the diagnosis and treatment of TBD
  • Delaney, Columbia, Borrelia miyamotoi
  • Szantyr, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, prevention strategies and vaccine development
  • Flegr, National Institute of Mental Health, Czechia, Bartonella, toxoplasmosis & psychiatric effects
  • Maloney, Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education, concurrent TBD case report & literature review.