Jon T. Skare, PhD Professor and Associate Head Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology Texas A&M University Bryan, TX https://medicine.tamhsc.edu/mpim/faculty/skare.html Pathogenesis-related features of Borrelia burgdorferi Jon Skare is Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology in the College of Medicine at Texas A&M University. His research program has been funded […]
2018 Faculty Bios/Talk Summaries
Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning The Corner Through Research
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. with joint provider Columbia University, is holding its 19th annual scientific CME conference, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning the Corner With Research. Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University is Conference Director. It will be held at the Marriott Providence Downtown, Providence, RI on Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2018.
The conference is designed for physicians and researchers but the public is invited to register. 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM will be offered by Columbia University to CME-registered physician attendees. The conference features faculty consisting of clinicians and researchers from across the US. Below are the speakers who have confirmed to date.
Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH (Conference Director) Professor of Psychiatry Director, Lyme & TBD Research Center Director, Ctr. Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders/Biobehavioral Medicine Columbia University New York, NY Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center Borrelia and the Brain: Phase 1 of a Post-Mortem Study Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH. Dr. Fallon is director of the Lyme […]
John Aucott, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center Baltimore, MD HopkinsLyme.org Updates on Research in Lyme Disease Dr. Aucott is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and the Director of the […]
Rafal Tokarz, PhD Associate Research Scientist Center for Infection and Immunity Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University New York, NY Novel Approaches to Serologic Diagnosis of TBD 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 […]
Monika Gulia-Nuss, PhD Assistant Professor, Howard Medical Sciences Department of Biochemistry and molecular Biology University of Nevada Reno, NV https://naes.unr.edu/gulia/ Generating Transgenic Ticks for Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases Management Monika Gulia-Nuss is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Gulia-Nuss’s research focuses on understanding […]
Patricia V. Smith, BA Pres, Lyme Disease Assoc., Inc. Advisory Bd., Columbia Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center Programmatic Panel, TBD, DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Conference Planning Com./Organizer 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 non-profit […]
Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD (Conference Planning Committee) President, Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education Family Practice Physician Wyoming, MN www.partnershipfortickbornediseases.org Concurrent Tick-Borne Illnesses: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Dr. Elizabeth L. Maloney is the President of Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education, a non-profit organization providing online and live evidence-based continuing medical education programming […]
Kim Lewis, PhD University Distinguished Professor Director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center Northeastern University Boston, MA https://web.northeastern.edu/adc/ Developing Therapies for Treating Lyme Disease Kim Lewis is a University Distinguished Professor and Director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center at Northeastern University in Boston, and a Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Moscow […]
Neil Lee Spector, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Sandra Coates Associate Professor Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology Member of the Duke Cancer Institute Durham, NC https://medicine.duke.edu/faculty/neil-lee-spector-md Applying the Lessons From Cancer Research to the Diagnosis and Treatment of TBD Dr. Neil Spector completed a medical oncology-hematology and bone marrow transplant fellowships at Massachusetts […]
Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School Assistant in Neurology and Neuropathology at Massachusetts General Hospital Director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Nerve Unit Group. Boston, MA https://www.massgeneral.org/doctors/doctor.aspx?id=17253# NeuropathyCommons.org Small-Fiber Peripheral Neuropathy: A Pathway for Some Patients Dr. Oaklander, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Neurology […]