Christopher D. Paddock, MD, MPHTMMedical Officer, Rickettsial Zoonoses BranchCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA The Evolving Mosaic of Tick-Borne Rickettsioses in the United States Christopher Paddock is a rickettsiologist and pathologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Paddock received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Entomology […]
2017 Faculty Bios/Talk Summaries
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. with joint provider Columbia University, is holding its 18th annual scientific CME conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: What Clinicians Need to Know about an Expanding Epidemic. Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University is Conference Director. It will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA on Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24, 2017.
The conference is designed for physicians and researchers but the public is invited to register. 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM are offered by Columbia University to CME-registered physician attendees. The conference features twenty faculty consisting of clinicians and researchers from across the US. Below are the speakers who have confirmed to date.
James L. Occi, MS, MA, PhD (in progress)Center for Vector Biology, Department of EntomologyRutgers University, New Brunswick, NJResearch/Teaching SpecialistRutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ Tick-Borne Disease Ecology: New Jersey, A Microcosm of the Northeastern US James (Jim) Occi is a microbiologist who has been involved in searching for new antibiotic entities for almost 30 years. He […]
Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBACEO, LymeDisease.org Principle Investigator, MyLymeData Member of Patient Centered Research Outcomes Institute, Expert Panel Open Access Steering Committee, Consumers United for Evidence-Based Healthcare Lymedisease.org MyLymeData: The Value of Using Big Data and Subgroup Analysis in Lyme Disease Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer of LymeDisease.org, which launched the first […]
Safwan Jaradeh, MD Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences Autonomic and Neuromuscular Disorders Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, CA http://neurology.stanford.edu/faculty/overview.html https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/safwan-jaradeh Autonomic Dysfunction in Post-Infectious States Clinical interests include autonomic disorders, small fiber neuropathies and the development of effective methods of testing and treating these disorders. Prior work has focused on small fiber painful […]
Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH (Conference Director)Professor of Psychiatry,Director, Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center,Columbia University Medical Center;Director, Center for the Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders & Biobehavioral Medicine, New York State Psychiatric InstituteNew York, NYbaf1@columbia.eduLyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center Why do Symptoms Persist? Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH. Dr. Fallon is director of the […]
Monica E. Embers, PhDTenure-Track Assistant ProfessorDivision of Bacteriology and Parasitology Tulane National Primate Research CenterCovington, LA http://www.tnprc.tulane.edu/division_bacteriology.html The Challenges of Diagnosing and Curing Late Stage Lyme Disease Monica E. Embers obtained her Ph.D. in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, P.A., where she studied immune […]
Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD, FAAAS Professor of Microbiology & Immunology Executive Director, Center for Biofilms and Chronic InfectionsDrexel University College of Medicine Philadelphia, PA http://drexel.edu/medicine/Faculty/Profiles/Garth-Ehrlich/ Development of Pan-Domain Diagnostics to Provide Accurate and Comprehensive Analyses of Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Co-Infections Dr Ehrlich is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at […]
Diego Cadavid, MD Adjunct Associate Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, Newark, NJ Vice President of Clinical Development Fulcrum Therapeutics, Cambridge, MAhttp://njms.rutgers.edu Treatment of Neurological Lyme Disease Dr. Diego Cadavid graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1991 followed by 3 years of Post-doctoral training […]
Ahmet Z. Burakgazi, MD Associate Professor Neuroscience Section/Department of Neurology Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Roanoke, VAazburakgazi@carilionclinic.org Case Report: Optic Neuritis and Probable Lyme Disease Ahmet Burakgazi, MD is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. He is board certified in neurology by ABPN and clinical neurophysiologist by AANEM EMG board. After […]
Edward B. Breitschwerdt BS, DVM Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, N. Carolina State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Duke; Dir., Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine &Translational Research; Co-Director, V-B Diseases Diagnostic Lab; Chief Scientific Officer, Galaxy Diagnostics, Inc. Raleigh, NC https://cvm.ncsu.edu/directory/breitschwerdt-ed/ http://www.galaxydx.com/web/our-team/ Bartonellosis: Update on an Emerging […]