Kenneth B. Liegner, MDInternal & Critical Care Medicine, Private PracticePawling, NY Sunday Morning Facilitator Dr. Kenneth Liegner is a Board Certified Internist with additional training in Pathology and Critical Care Medicine, practicing in Pawling, New York. He has been actively involved in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and related disorders since 1988. He has […]
2016 Faculty Bios/Talk Summaries
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. with joint provider Columbia University, is holding its 17th annual scientific CME conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: New Strategies to Tackle an Expanding Epidemic. Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University is Conference Director. It will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown, St. Paul, MN on Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16, 2016.
The conference is designed for physicians and researchers but the public is invited to register. 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM are offered by Columbia University to CME-registered physician attendees. The conference features twenty faculty consisting of clinicians and researchers from across the US and one from Switzerland.
John Aucott, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineDirector, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center, Baltimore, MD John Aucott, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineDirector, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center, Baltimore, MD “Measuring the Human Immune Response in Lyme Disease” Dr. Aucott is an Assistant […]
Kerry Clark, PhD, MPHProfessor of Epidemiology & Environmental HealthUniversity of N. Florida, Jacksonville, FL “Update on Evidence of Lyme Borrelia in Ticks, Dogs, and People in the Southeastern US” Dr. Clark grew up in Louisville, KY, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in public health from Western Kentucky University. He then earned a Masters in Public […]
Timothy Lepore, MD, FACS General Surgery, Family Practice PhysicianSurgeon, Nantucket Cottage HospitalNantucket, MA “Tularemia” Dr. Lepore is a graduate of Harvard College and Tufts Medical School. He did a surgical residency at New England Medical Center. He practiced initially at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence, RI. When an opportunity to move to Nantucket opened up […]
Ying Zhang, MD, PhDProfessor, Dept. of Molecular Biology & ImmunologyJohns Hopkins School of Public HealthBaltimore, MD “Eradication of Borrelia Persisters for More Effective Treatment of Lyme Disease” Dr. Ying Zhang is a Professor at Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA. His research interests are in bacterial […]
Steve Zatechka, PhD, MBAChief Operating OfficerUS BIOLOGIC, Memphis, TN “A One-Health Path to Prevent Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases” Steve earned his PhD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his MBA from the University of Memphis. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. […]
Rafal Tokarz, PhDAssociate Research ScientistCenter for Infection & ImmunityColumbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY “Virome Analysis in Ticks” Dr. Tokarz’s research focuses on microbial discovery and the epidemiology of human infectious diseases. His primary interests center on investigating respiratory and tick-borne pathogens and understanding their roles in human disease. Dr. Tokarz’s […]
Patricia V. Smith, BAPresident, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.Advisory Board Member, Columbia University Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseses Research CenterProgrammatic Panel Member, TBD Research Program, DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research ProgramConference Organizer/Program Committee, Jackson, NJ “Welcome/Overview of Lyme/Introductions” Patricia V. Smith, a Monmouth University graduate, is in her 20th year as President of the all-volunteer run national […]
Timothy J. Sellati, PhDDistinguished Fellow & Chair Department of Infectious Diseases Drug Discovery Division, Southern ResearchSouthern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL “Controlling the Inflammatory Response in Lyme Arthritis–What the Mouse Model teaches Us About Human Disease” Timothy J. Sellati joined the Southern Research Institute as a Senior Research Fellow and Chair of the Department of Infectious […]
Bobbi S. Pritt, MD, MSc, DTM&HDirector, Clinical Parasitology and Vector-Borne Diseases,Associate Professor, Pathology of Laboratory Medicine Division of Clinical MicrobiologyMayo Clinic, MN “Borrelia Mayonii: A New Cause of Lyme Disease in the Upper Midwestern US” Bobbi Pritt, MD, FCAP is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of the Clinical Parasitology and Vector-borne Diseases Laboratories […]