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 […]
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.
Sam R. Telford III, ScDProfessor, Infectious Diseases and Global HealthTufts UniversityNorth Grafton, MA http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/sam-r-telford-iii Babesia microti, B. duncani, & B. miyamotoi Sam Telford is an epidemiologist focusing on arthropod-transmitted infections. He received his BA in ecology and evolution from Johns Hopkins in 1983; MS in tropical public health (1987) and ScD in parasitology (1990; ecology […]
Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD Professor, Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology Center for Comparative Medicine University of California, Davis Davis, CA http://ccm.ucdavis.edu/faculty/baumgarth/ Borrelia burgdorferi and the Subversion of the Adaptive Immune Response Dr. Baumgarth is a Professor of Immunology at the Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology and the Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis. Dr. […]
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 […]
Adrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC, FCCS Professor of Medicine Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada http://deptmed.queensu.ca/faculty/adrian_baranchuk Lyme Carditis and Management of High Degree AV Block Dr. Adrian Baranchuk, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, obtained his MD from the University of Buenos Aires in 1990. After qualifying in Internal Medicine and Cardiology (1995), he completed a […]
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 […]
Sheila L. Arvikar, MD Physician Scientist, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology and Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Boston, MA http://www.massgeneral.org/doctors/doctor.aspx?id=19263 Autoimmune Disorders following Lyme disease Dr. Sheila Arvikar is a physician scientist in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology and Center for Immunology […]
Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPAClinical Associate Professor Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolPrivate Practice in PsychiatryRed Bank, NJ www.MentalHealthandIllness.com The Psychoimmunology of Lyme and Associated Diseases Dr. Bransfield’s primary activity is an office based private practice of psychiatry. In addition, Dr Bransfield is the Past President of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational […]
Eva Sapi, PhD Professor and Department Chair Director of Lyme Disease Program Department of Biology and Environmental Science University of New Haven West Haven, CT www.newhaven.edu Biofilms and Lyme Disease Dr. Sapi received her Ph.D. degree in Genetics from the University of Eotvos Lorand (Budapest Hungary). She is a Professor and Department Chair at 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 […]