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2014 LDA/Columbia Conference Agenda

Saturday Agenda     Sunday Agenda     Registration

 

AGENDA – SATURDAY MAY 3, 2014

7:15 – 8:00 AM

Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 AM

Patricia V. Smith, BA, Conference Planner, Conference Organizing Committee, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Welcome,Remarks/Brief Overview of Lyme Spread/Introduction of CoDirector

Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH Conference Co-Director, Mid-Morning Faclitator, Conference Organizing Committee

 

Joseph Breen, PhD National Institutes of Health (NIH) Morning Facilitator

8:15 – 8:55 AM

Richard T. Marconi, PhD – Keynote Speaker, Conference Co-Director
New Advances in the Pursuit of a Combinatorial Human Vaccine for Lyme Disease & Anaplasmosis

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA

8:55 – 9:30 AM

John T. Belisle, PhD
Metabolomics of Lyme Disease: A Novel Diagnostic Approach

Professor, Dept of Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Colorado State University, CO

9:30 – 10:05 AM

Joseph D. Forrester, MD, MSc
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Associated with Lyme Carditis

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

10:05-10:40 AM

Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD
Immune Suppression During Infection of Mice with Borrelia burgdorferi

Professor, Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, UC Davis, CA

10:40-10:55 AM

Morning Coffee Break

Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH  Mid-Morning Facilitator

10:55-11:10 AM

Morning Discussion Panel

11:10-11:45 PM

Kenneth K.C. Bramwell, PhD
Gene Variant Exacerbates Inflammatory Arthritis in Mice

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Utah, UT

11:45-12:20 PM

Susanne Nimmrich, Dr. Med. (Pending)
Intraarticular Corticosteroids in Refractory Childhood Lyme Arthritis

Resident/Assistant physician, research associate, Asklepios Childrens Hospital Sankt Augustin, Germany

12:20-12:45 PM

Thomas N. Mather, PhD
More than Lyme: Progress towards a Tick-borne disease protective vaccine


Professor of Public Health Entomology, Director URI Center for Vector-Borne Disease, University of Rhode Island, RI

12:45–1:45 PM

Lunch Break

 

Richard T. Marconi, PhD – Saturday Afternoon Facilitator, Conference Co-Director, Conference Organizing Committee

1:45 – 2:00 PM

Late Morning Discussion Panel

2:00 – 2:35 PM

Travis Taylor, PhD

Host-Specific Antiviral Responses to the TickBorne Flaviviruses,
Powassan & TBEV

Asst. Professor, University of Toledo, College of Medicine, OH

2:35 – 3:10 PM

Charles Chiu, MD, PhD
TickChip detection microarray, STARI, and transcriptome profiling of Lyme disease

Asst. Professor, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, CA

3:10 – 3:25 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

3:25 – 4:00 PM

Emir Hodzic, DVM, PhD
Resurgence of Persisting Non-Cultivable Borrelia burgdorferi Following Antibiotic Treatment in Mice

Director, Research & Diagnostic Core Facility, Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis, CA

4:00 – 4:35 PM

Jason A. Carlyon, PhD
Promising Progress in Developing pProtective and Therapeutic Approaches against Anaplasma phagocytophilum Infection

Assoc. Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA

4:35 − 5:10 PM

Linden T. Hu, MD
Xenodiagnosis of Lyme Disease in Humans

Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, MA

5:10 − 5:30 PM

Afternoon Discussion Panel

5:45 – 7:45 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

 

 

AGENDA – SUNDAY MAY 4, 2014

(Breakfast on your own)

7:30 – 8:00 AM

Registration/Exhibits

 

Elizabeth Maloney, MD – Sunday Facilitator, Conference Organizing Committee

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Sheila M. Statlender, PhD 
The Impact of Lyme Disease on the Brain: Implications for Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, Newton Center, MA

8:30 – 8:45 AM

Marina Makous, MD
Case Presentation of a Suicidal Patient: Lyme or Depression?

Board Certified Family Physician/Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Columbia Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, NY

8:45 – 9:15 AM

John Keilp, PhD
Understanding suicidal behavior risk in Lyme Disease: Perspectives from studies of suicidal behavior in depression.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University, College of P & S, NY

9:15–9:45 AM

Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH, Conference Co-Director
Ten Year Follow-up after IV treatment for Lyme Encephalopathy – what happened?

Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of P & S, NY
Director, Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, NY

9:45–10:15 AM

 

Steven Schutzer, MD
Atypical EM & PCR in Lyme Disease

 

Professor of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, NJ

10:15–10:40 AM

Morning Coffee Break

10:40–10:55 AM

Morning Discussion Panel Mental Health

10:55–11:30 AM

Michael L. Weinberger, MD
Pain Management

Assoc. Professor of Anesthesiology, Columbia University, College of P & S, NY

11:30-12:05 PM

David S. Younger, MD
IVIG & Its Use in Autoimmune Neurologic Diseases

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine, NY

12:05–12:40 PM

Ahmet C. Burakgazi, MD
Neurologic Lyme & Case of Polyradiculopathy Mimicking ALS

Asst. Professor, Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, VA

12:40–1:15 PM

Sam R. Telford III, ScD
Borrelia miyamotoi

Professor, Infections Diseases, Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, MA

1:15–1:30 PM

Afternoon Discussion Panel

 

 




Organizing Committee, Planner, & Staff

The individuals listed below planned, organized, and carried out conference preparation to ensure the conference meets the needs of the accreditation agency and of the attendees.

Conference Organizing Committee

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Brian Fallon MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Neuropsychiatry
Director, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, New York

(Conference Co-Director, Conference Organizing Committee)

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Richard Marconi, PhD
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

(Conference Co-Director, Conference Organizing Committee)

Maloney 

Elizabeth Maloney, MD
Board certified in Family Medicine
President, Partnership for Health & Healing, accredited CME program provider
Wyoming, Minnesota

(Conference Organizing Committee)

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Patricia V. Smith, BA
President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA)

Wall, Township, New Jersey

(Conference Organizing Committee, Conference Planner)

  

LDA All Volunteer Staff 

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Pam Lampe
LDA Board of Directors
Executive Vice President & Treasurer

New Jersey

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Corey Lakin, BS
LDA Board of Directors
2nd Vice President, Technical Support

New Jersey

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Ruth Waddington, RN
LDA Board of Directors
Corresponding Secretary

New Jersey

Richard Smith

Richard H. Smith, BA
LDA Board of Directors Member

New Jersey

Ira Auerbach

Ira Auerbach, BME, MSIA
Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association Board Member

New York

Tom Rolin

 

Tom Rolin, BA
Lyme Disease Association Rhode Island Chapter, Board Member

 

Rhode, Island

 

   

 




2014 LDA Conference Exhibitors

The Lyme Disease Association has hosted 14 prior scientific conferences and each has provided opportunities for exhibitors to showcase their products to doctors, researchers, patients, and advocates. If your company is interested in purchasing an exhibit table, please print out the exhibitor package and email treasurer@Lymediseaseassociation.org to see if there is space left.

Click here for exhibitor package

          

 

 




2014 LDA Conference Hotel Information

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Providence Marriott Downtown                                                             
1 Orms Street 
Providence, RI 02904

Contact: 401-272-2400  Fax: 401-273-2686

email:esprovidence@marriottprovidence.com

http://www.marriottprovidence.com/ 

Directions 


HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS

1-866-807-2171 Ask for Lyme Disease Association, Inc. group rate (Cut off date is April 10, 2014)

Click here for LDA room block discounts

 

The LDA has reserved a block or rooms at the hotel for conference attendees at a special rate. Reservations must be made on or before the cut off date (4/10/14) to get the special rate below, provided rooms are left in the block when you make your reservation.

Complimentary parking and guestroom internet.

Check-in at 4:00pm / Check-out at 11:00am

Rates below do not include tax.

Single Occupancy: $129
Double Occupancy: $129



LDA/Columbia Lyme Conference May 3-4 2014 CME & CE

LDA and Columbia University 15th Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Scientific Conference offering CME (physician) & CE* (social worker, psychologist) credits to be held in Providence, RI.  Conference is now over.

15th Annual Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: 

Medical, Neuropsychiatric & Public Health Implications 

Marriott

 Jointly sponsored by 

  Columbia University

College of Physicians & Surgeons

and
  Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
 

 Saturday, May 3 & Sunday May 4, 2014

  Marriott Downtown, Providence, RI 

 


Registration Not Available – Conference Complete

This conference is designed for medical and health professionals. The conference is also open for the general public to register. Adults only. 

Online Regular Registration  (For those who do not require Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits) 

Online CME Registration (Continuing Medical Education registration for physicians)

Printable By Mail Registration Form – (by mail is no longer available please use online registration)

At the door registration is limited by space (check website day of conference to see if available, if so you must bring a check to door)

For CE registration  (Continuing education)  Register using regular registration and be prepared to pay an additional $30 in cash or check at the door (check payable to Lyme Disease Association, Inc). You must register for the conference through regular registration online or by mail first to be guaranteed entrance at the door, when you will then pay the additional $30 fee. Check below to see if you need to go through a verification process.

Social Workers CE:  12.5 CE credits for RI social workers authorized from NASW RI Chapter, Authorization # RI-5570. Social workers in other states, contact your professional organization for reciprocity.     Psychologists CE: All psychologists from all states contact your professional organization for reciprocity.  LDA makes no guarantees for out of state social workers or any psychologist that your professional organization will accept these CE credits. You yourself must verify reciprocity and acceptance with your professional organization.  

Questions on registration contact: treasurer@lymediseaseassociation.org


General Registration Information

►  Fees:
Regular – Early $199 (by 04/05/14); $220 (after 04/05/14); $230 (if space available, at door)
• CME – Early $310 (by 04/05/14); $340 (after 04/05/14); $370 (if space available, at door)

• CE- Regular registration price (above) plus $30 additional in cash/check at the door

Note: Early registration discount expired on 04/05/14.  

►  No phone or fax registrations accepted 

►  The availability of last minute “at the door” registrations is determined by the room capacity and number of registrants on day of conference.  Please note, the rate to register “at the door” will be higher than the pre-registration fee.  There is a CASH or CHECK ONLY policy when registering “at the door”

►  CANCELLATION: Written notice of cancellation must be received by LDA by 04/10/14 for refund, NO exceptions.  Email cancellation notice to treasurer@LymeDiseaseAssociation.org or fax 732-938-7215

►  AVAILABILITY: Registration subject to space availability at the time of receipt by LDA of completed registration. NO registrations accepted without payment.    


Accreditation, Disclosure, Audience, Need & Objectives 

Accreditation:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and the Lyme Disease Association. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure:
The College of Physicians and Surgeons must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in his/her presentation and/or the commercial contributor(s) of this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated. 

Target Audience:
The target population is physicians from all specialties, nurses, psychologists, scientists, public health workers. It is also open to the public, and Lyme disease educators generally attend. The geographic area being reached is nationwide. No special background is required for effective participation, although those whose practices contain a high proportion of Lyme disease patients and those whose research concentrates on Borrelia burgdorferi will receive the most benefit.

Educational Need the Activity Addresses:
As a result of participation in this conference, attendees will be better able to diagnose and understand the pathogenesis of Lyme disease and mechanisms of persistence. Clinicians will be able to assess the impact of tick-borne diseases on pregnant women. Healthcare providers will be better equipped to explain to patients the new developments in the area of how the immune system may be causing persistent symptoms and discuss the role of nutrition in patient outcomes.

Course Objectives:

1  Ability to identify multiple manifestations of Lyme disease

2  Awareness that ticks may transmit viruses (flavivirus, Lonestar virus)

3  Awareness that animal studies demonstrate Borrelia persistence

4  Awareness that genetic predispositions may lead to chronic Lyme arthritis

5. Understanding of new vaccines being developed

 The LDA thanks IGeneX, Inc. for an educational grant in support of this conference.




2015 LDA Conference Online CME Registration

 

16th Annual Scientific Conference
Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap

 
2-Day Conference Jointly Provided by:

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
and
Lyme Disease Association, Inc.

 

Accreditation Statement This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and the Lyme Disease Association. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

AMA Credit Designation Statement  The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Registration Fees: Individuals who require Continuing Medical Education credits

  • $350 (through 10/10/15), Early Registration*
  • $375 (beginning 10/11/15)*
  • $400 (if space available, at door – payable by check or cash only)*

Saturday, November 14, 2015   8:00 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.  Reception 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 15, 2015     8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Registration Information

  • One form per registrant 
  • Fee includes Sat. breakfast, lunch, breaks, reception, scientific lectures, exhibits; Sun. break, scientific lectures, exhibits; program
  • Online Registrations by credit card only    (No Phone or Fax Registrations accepted)
  • Cancellation: Written cancellation notice must be received by LDA by 10/3/15 for refund.*  NO exceptions.  Email cancellation notice to treasurer@LymeDiseaseAssociation.org or fax 732-938-7215
  • No video or audiotaping of any part of the conference permitted

*Deadlines are based on Eastern Time

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IMPORTANT

Registration is a 2 step process: 

1) After you click the submit button you will have completed the LDA portion of the registration.  An email confirm will be sent by LDA, check your SPAM box if you do not receive it. 

2) Next you will be sent to the PayPal page to input your credit card information and finish registration.  An email confirm will also be sent by PayPal which you need to bring to the conference.  If you have registered and do not receive a PayPal confirm within 24 hours of your online payment, please email treasurer@LymeDiseaseAssociation.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




2014 Conference Speaker Biographies

Click on name to link to bio: 

Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH Joseph D. Forrester, MD, MSc Shelia Statlender, PhD 
Richard Marconi, PhD Emir Hodzic, DVM, PhD  Travis Taylor, PhD 
Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD Linden Hu, MD   Sam R. Telford III, ScD 
John T. Belisle, PhD John Keilp, PhD  Michael L. Weinberger, MD
Kenneth Bramwell, PhD Marina Makous, MD  David Younger, MD
Ahmet C. Burakgazi, MD  Thomas N Mather, PhD   
Jason A. Carlyon, PhD  Susanne Nimmrich, MD  Elizabeth Maloney, MD
Charles Chiu, MD, PhD
Steven Schutzer, MD
Patricia V. Smith, BA

 


FallonBrian A. Fallon, MD, MPH (Conference Co-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 Institute
New York, NY
baf1@columbia.edu
Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center 

Ten Year Follow-up after IV treatment for Lyme Encephalopathy – what happened?

Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH. Dr. Fallon is director of the Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center where he leads a team focused on biomarkers, diagnostics and treatment of chronic Lyme symptoms. His team’s recent work has included the testing of novel diagnostic assays in a large community study, with the net result of the identification of a more sensitive Lyme Western blot. His team’s work on Lyme encephalopathy led to the discovery of hundreds of unique proteins present in the CSF of Lyme patients but not in the CSF of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or healthy controls. His team’s current focus is on clarifying the immunologic profile and neural circuitry of patients with persistent symptoms. His team is also investigating the CNS metabolic effects of intravenous ceftriaxone using MR Spectroscopy to probe glutamatergic transmission. Dr. Dwork in his Center is examining the neuropathologic findings in post-mortem studies of patients with chronic Lyme symptoms. Dr. Moeller in his Center is examining the interaction between peripheral immunologic markers, central immune markers, and brain neurocircuitry among patients with chronic symptoms with the goal of identifying of biomarkers to help guide treatment recommendations.

Dr. Fallon serves on the editorial and review board of three journals, has lectured and published widely, and most recently has led an international team for the American Psychiatric Association’s revision of DSM-5 to clarify the prevalence of illness anxiety in the general population.

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Marconi3Richard T. Marconi, PhD (Conference Co-Director)

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
rmarconi@vcu.edu
http://www.vcu.edu/micro/lab_web/marconi/people/

New Advances in the Pursuit of a Combinatorial Human Vaccine for Lyme Disease & Anaplasmosis

Dr. Marconi is a Professor in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Montana where he studied the functional role of ribosomal RNA and its interactions with antibiotics and transfer RNA. He conducted his post-doctoral training at The Roche Institute of Molecular Biology and the Rocky Mountain Laboratories (NIAID, NIH). At Roche, Dr. Marconi’s research efforts were focused on the study of the molecular regulation of methionine biosynthesis in Escherichia coli. Dr. Marconi then accepted an Intramural Research Training Award with the NIH to study the pathogenesis of Lyme disease and other spirochetal infections at Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Dr. Marconi now has ~25 years of experience in the study of pathogenic spirochetes. His current research interests are diverse and include the study of molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of Lyme disease, tick borne relapsing fever and periodontal disease. A considerable focus of the Marconi lab has been translational with an emphasis on the development of novel therapeutic strategies, diagnostic assays and vaccines for these important human infections. Dr. Marconi has demonstrated experience in product development and has developed and patented a novel and innovative vaccine for canine Lyme disease. Research is now under way in his laboratory to develop a multi-valent vaccine for use in humans that protects against multiple tick borne pathogens. Dr. Marconi is well recognized for his vaccine related research and has lectured worldwide. He has published over 85 papers, reviews and book chapters.

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BaumgartNicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD
Professor, Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology
Center for Comparative Medicine
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

nbaumgarth@ucdavis.edu

http://ccm.ucdavis.edu/training.html

Immune Suppression During Infection of Mice with Borrelia burgdorferi

Nicole Baumgarth is a DVM, PhD and Professor of Immunology at the Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis. She is also the Chair of the Graduate Group in Immunology there. Dr. Baumgarth’s research encompasses studies on the regulation of immune responses to infections and B cell biology. Much of her recent work has focused on the regulation of B cell responses and B cell subset responses using mouse models to two very different pathogens and immune responses: Acute influenza virus infection, an infection that fully resolves and induces highly protective and long-lived B cell-mediated immunity, and B cell responses to Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterial spirochete and the causative agent of Lyme disease. Infections with B. burgdorferi induce strong B cell responses, however, those responses to not result in clearance of the infection. By contrasting a successful with a not-successful B cell response her group hopes to uncover important immune regulatory mechanisms that shape the quality of the B cell response.

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BelisleJohn T. Belisle, PhD
Professor
Dept of Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University  Fort Collins, Colorado

john.belisle@colostate.edu

http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/academics/mip/Pages/John-Belisle.aspx

Metabolomics of Lyme Disease: A Novel Diagnostic Approach 

Bacterial Genetics and Physiology

There are two primary foci of our laboratory group: The provision of reagents and collaborations with other researchers through the Tubculosis Research Materials and Vaccine Testing Contract (NO1-AI-75320) The study of mycobacterial physiology and genetics. 

The recent completion of the genome sequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium aviumprovides a unique opportunity to study the proteomes of these organisms using high throughput methodologies, such as 2-D PAGE and LC-MS-MS. We are currently using such approaches to address several aspects of the M. tuberculosis proteome: (1) study the glycoproteins of M. tuberculosis and define the implications of post-translational modifications on immunogenicity and bacterial physiology; (2) elucidate the molecular mechanism of growth regulation and glycolipid biosynthesis in Mycobacterium spp.; and (3) define and characterize proteins of M. tuberculosis that are primary targets of the host immune response and involved in pathogenesis. The overall goal of this work is to provide a better understanding of the physiology of Mycobacterium spp., and to apply this knowledge to the development of improved diagnostics, vaccines and anti-mycobacterial drugs. 

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Bramwell2Kenneth Bramwell, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Pathology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
kc.bramwell@path.utah.edu

Gene Variant Exacerbates Inflammatory Arthritis in Mice

Dr. Kenneth K.C. Bramwell is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Janis Weis in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah. He earned his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine in 2009. Using a mouse model of Lyme arthritis, his work has focused on the identification of host genetic risk factors that are responsible for the wide spectrum of disease severity reported among Lyme patients. Through this approach, he has recently identified the lysosomal enzyme beta-Glucuronidase (Gusb) as a key regulator of Lyme and rheumatoid arthritis severity. Over the past several year he has received numerous travel awards and invitations to present his work at conferences focused on genetics, infectious disease, technical advances, membrane trafficking, and immunology. Dr. Bramwell is a recipient of the Arthritis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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BurakgazipicAhmet C. Burakgazi, MD Neurologic
Asst. Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute
Roanoke, VA 24016
azburakgazi@carilionclinic.org

http://www.vtc.vt.edu/education/departments/internal_medicine/burakgaziahmetbio.html

Neurologic Lyme & Case of Polyradiculopathy Mimicking ALS

Dr. Ahmet Burakgazi has begun his medical practice as neurologist and assistant professor at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He is also the director of Muscular Dystrophy Association/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at Carilion Clinic. He received his medical degree from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey; he completed his neurology residency & clinical neurophysiology fellowship (focusing on EMG/NCS and neuromuscular diseases) at George Washington University, where he also served as a chief resident. His clinical interests include electrodiagnostic medicine, neuromuscular diseases, and botulinum toxin injections for neurological disorders. He has authored many articles in respected journals.

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CarlyonJason A. Carlyon, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
jacarlyon@vcu.edu

http://www.medschool.vcu.edu/expertise/detail.html?ID=1236

Promising progress in developing protective and therapeutic approaches against Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection?

Intracellular pathogens are fascinating organisms for study and present wonderful opportunities to examine the complexities of the pathogen-host interface. Residing within mammalian host cells affords intracellular pathogens with distinct survival advantages. They are sequestered from antibody- andcomplement-mediated attack while being privy to a nutrient-rich environment. My laboratory studies adhesion, invasion, and intracellular survival strategies of the obligate intracellular bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the causative agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA; formerly human granulocytic ehrlichiosis). HGA is an emerging and potentially fatal infectious disease that is gaining increased recognition in the United States, Europe, and Asia and is the second most common tick-transmitted disease in the U. S. A. phagocytophilum is unique in that it persists within its mammalian host by colonizing neutrophils. Neutrophils are key effectors in innate immunity that eradicate microbial invaders by ingesting and subjecting them to powerful oxidative and proteolytic killing mechanisms. A. phagocytophilum invasion of the primary effector cell of microbial killing presents a striking paradox and raises questions as to why it chooses such aformidable host cell and how it evades and subverts neutrophil killing pathways. We are seeking to answer these questions through multiple research projects.

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ChiuCharles Chiu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
Division: Infectious Diseases
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA
charles.chiu@ucsf.edu
https://bms.ucsf.edu/directory/faculty/charles-chiu-md-phd

TickChip detection microarray, STARI, and transcriptome profiling of Lyme disease

Charles Chiu, M.D./Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine / Infectious Diseases at UCSF, Director of the UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center (VDDC), and Associate Director of the UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. He completed his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Biophysics and completed internal medicine residency, infectious disease fellowship, and postdoctoral training at UCSF. Dr. Chiu is an expert in development and implementation of advanced genomic technologies – microarrays and next-generation sequencing (NGS) – for pathogen discovery and clinical assay validation in the microbiology laboratory, with over 50 patents and peer-reviewed publications on these topics. His current research interests include (1) pathogen discovery in hepatitis, encephalitis, and infectious disease outbreaks, (2) development of novel pathogen and host transcriptome-based diagnostics for Lyme disease and Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI), and (3) implementation of NGS-based assays and cloud-based bioinformatics analysis pipelines for infectious disease diagnosis. His work in Lyme disease and “Lyme-like” illnesses includes the development of a TickChip microarray array for diagnosis of tickborne pathogens in clinical samples, transcriptome profiling of acute and chronic Lyme disease for identification of diagnostic markers, and the use of unbiased NGS to search for the etiologic agent of Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI). He has spoken at numerous national and international conferences on these topics, and is on an FDA task force on bloodborne pathogen screening for ensuring transfusion safety. His research is currently supported by an NIH R01 grant and a 7-year UCSF-Abbott Pathogen Discovery Award.

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ForresterJoseph D. Forrester, MD, MSc
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Ft. Collins, CO

jforrester@cdc.gov

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Associated with Lyme Carditis

Joe Forrester MD MSc is a medical epidemiologist in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service and a categorical general surgery resident at Stanford University. After growing up in Colorado, Dr. Forrester attended the University of Virginia where he received his MD. During his medical training, he also received his MSc in Infectious Disease from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently at the vector-borne bacterial diseases branch of CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer for his two years of dedicated surgery residency research.

Dr. Forrester was the lead investigator for the recent CDC investigation into three sudden cardiac deaths that were associated with Lyme carditis, and continues to investigate the epidemiology of Lyme carditis and risk factors for cardiac arrest. As an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer, Dr. Forrester is also responsible for investigating outbreaks of plague and tularemia. He volunteers as a copy editor for Accidents in North American Mountaineering and as an ad-hoc reviewer for several medical journals; in 2012 he was received the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Excellence in Peer Review award.

In his free time, Dr. Forrester is a rock-climber, mountaineer and expedition kayaker. In 2009, he completed a 3,600 mile solo-kayak descent of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers to raise more than $20,000 for Parkinson’s disease research.

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HodzicEmir Hodzic, DVM, PhD
Director, Research & Diagnostic Core Facility
Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis
Davis, CA
ehodzic@ucdavis.edu
http://ccm.ucdavis.edu/bartholdlab/people.html

Resurgence of Persisting Non-Cultivable Borrelia burgdorferi Following Antibiotic Treatment in Mice

Dr. Hodzic has a wide range of knowledge to foster creativity of new ideas, a broader professional vision, leadership, and an insight into the areas of microbiology and molecular biology.  His research focused on investigating the interaction of Borrelia burgdoferi with tick vectors and mammalian hosts, using animal models.  His special interest has been on the kinetics of infection, immune responses, and clearance patterns after treatment, and persistence.  Dr. Hodzic has been involved in a groundbreaking research that has shown evidence of B. burgdorferi persistence after antibiotic therapy.

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HuLinden Hu, MD
Professor
Tufts Medical Center
Geographic Medicine & Infectious Diseases
Boston, MA

lhu@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/PhysicianDirectory/Linden-Hu.aspx?dpt=4b989408-f8a6-4c09-bfeb-933a6a30d93c

Xenodiagnosis of Lyme Disease in Humans

Dr. Linden Hu is Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Vice Chairman for Faculty Development in the Dept. of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. He received his A.B. in Human Biology and M.D. from Brown University. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center.

Dr. Hu is involved in both clinical and laboratory based research into Lyme disease. His focus is on the mechanisms by which the spirochete adapts to its various natural hosts and evades the host immune responses. His laboratory is also developing reservoir-targeted vaccines to reduce transmission of tick borne diseases in the wild.

Dr. Hu has been a member or Chairman of numerous peer review committees for the NIH and the National Research Fund for Tick-borne Diseases. He has received a Daland Fellowship from the American Philosophical Society and the Maxwell Finland Award from the Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society and is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America. In 2010, he was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Hu teaches at Tufts Medical School and at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Studies where he is training faculty in the Programs in Microbiology and in Immunology.

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KeilpJohn Keilp, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, NY
Research Scientist IV
Head of Neuropsychology Laboratory
Division of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology
New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY
Licensed Psychologist, New York State
jgk13@columbia.edu
http://asp.cumc.columbia.edu/facdb/profile_list.asp?uni=jgk13&DepAffil=Psychiatry

Understanding suicidal behavior risk in Lyme Disease: Perspectives from studies of suicidal behavior in depression

John G. Keilp, Ph.D. is a Neuropsychologist, a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Keilp’s work has focused on neuropsychological features of depression and its relationship to suicidal behavior, as well as on the neuropsychological consequences of Lyme disease. He is Head of the Neuropsychology Laboratory in the Department of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, a member of the scientific advisory board of the Columbia Lyme Disease Research Center, and a consultant neuropsychologist to the Lyme Evaluation Service at Columbia.

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MakousMarina Makous, MD
Board Certified Family Physician
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Psychiatry/Family Medicine
Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
New York, NY
mm4448@columbia.edu
http://nyp.org/physician/mmakous/

Case Presentation of a Suicidal Patient: Lyme or Depression?

Dr. Makous is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Columbia University. She evaluates and offers treatment recommendations for patients with suspected neuropsychiatric sequelae of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Currently,she is conducting a study to assess the validity of a short neurocognitive test in identifying specific cognitive deficits in patients with suspected Lyme disease. In addition, she is a collaborator in several other ongoing studies at the Lyme Disease Research Center.

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MatherThomas N Mather, PhD
Professor of Public Health Entomology
Director URI Center for Vector-Borne Disease
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
tmather@uri.edu
http://www.tickencounter.org/about/our_team
http://cels.uri.edu/pls/pls_ProfileView.aspx?id=6

More than Lyme: Progress towards a Tick-borne disease protective vaccine

Dr. Mather (a.k.a. the TickGuy) came to URI in 1992 from the Harvard School of Public Health, and now serves as director of URI’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and its TickEncounter Resource Center. His research focus is on tick ecology, area-wide tick control strategies, tick-bite protection, and tick-borne disease prevention. His research and outreach programs are diverse, including anti-tick vaccine discovery projects, evaluations of targeted tick control strategies, tick-borne disease risk prediction, as well as development of tick-bite protection decision support tools and social networking strategies for tick-borne disease prevention. His work has received local, national, and even international recognition and has attracted more than $13 million from a wide variety of sources, including the National Centers for Disease Control, the US Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Agency for International Development, and the National Institutes of Health.

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Susanne Nimmrich, Dr. med (pending)
Resident/ Assistant physician, research associate
Asklepios Childrens Hospital Sankt Augustin
Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology
53757 Sankt Augustin
Germany
s.nimmrich@asklepios.com

Intraarticular Corticosteroids in Refractory Childhood Lyme Arthritis

Susanne Nimmrich is a physician from Germany specializing in paediatrics. Following her studies at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald and Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel she is working as a resident and research associate in the Asklepios Childrens Hospital Sankt Augustin since february 2012. A significant specialization of the department of paediatrics is rheumatology and different types of arthritis. The department takes part in the BiKer register as a large register of the paediatric rheumatology. Research subjects especially include rheumatic diseases, different types of arthritis, autoinflammatory diseases and especially new treatment options with biologics.

Additionally Susanne is working as a doctoral candidate at the Department of Neurology of the University of Kiel.

 


SchutzerSteven E. Schutzer, MD
Professor of Medicine
New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University,
Newark, NJ
schutzer@njms.rutgers.edu
http://njms.rutgers.edu/departments/medicine/divisions/pulm/allergy/schutzer.cfm

Atypical EM & PCR in Lyme Disease

Steven Schutzer, MD is a physician-scientist who trained and was on the faculty at Cornell University Medical College, New York Hospital, and Rockefeller University, before joining New Jersey Medical School. His research has focused on the interface of the immune system and microbes. Particular areas of research interest are Lyme and Tick diseases, neuroimmunology, and immunology. Dr. Schutzer is board certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Clinical Laboratory Immunology and is Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ, Rutgers.
Dr. Schutzer’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.

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StatlenderSheila M. Statlender, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Newton Center, MA

The Impact of Lyme Disease on the Brain: Implications for Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

Sheila M. Statlender, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in practice in Newton, Massachusetts for more than 25 years. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Providers in Psychology, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. Dr. Statlender specializes in the impact of chronic illness, including academic, vocational and personal adjustment issues, and provides individual and family counseling to many patients diagnosed with tick borne disease. Dr. Statlender has presented at a number of professional conferences and workshops, participated in the Boston Bar Association Task Force on Professional Challenges and Family Needs, and was a governor-appointed member of the Commission to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Incidence and Impacts of Lyme Disease in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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TaylorTravis Taylor, PhD
Asst. Professor
Virologist, Flavivirus Innate Immunity
College of Medicine and Life Sciences
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
travis.taylor@utoledo.edu
https://www.utoledo.edu/med/depts/micro/faculty/Travis_Taylor.html

Powassan & Tick-Borne Encephalitis

Currently Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on the arthropod-transmitted members of the Flaviviridae family. Flaviviruses are globally significant human pathogens including dengue virus (DENV), West Nile virus (WNV) and the TBEV serocomplex of viruses. Select members of the TBEV serocomplex includes the highly pathogenic TBEV-Sofjin and Powassan virus (POWV) and require biosafety level (BSL)-4 and 3 facilities respectively…

Dr. Taylor received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas under the mentorship of Dr. Wade Bresnahan. He then completed his postdoctoral training at the NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratories where he studied the biosafety level (BSL)-4 tick-borne flaviviruses in the laboratories of Drs. Marshall Bloom and Sonja Best. Dr. Taylor joined the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in August of 2012.

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TelfordSam R. Telford III, ScD
Professor, Infections Diseases and Global Health Medicine
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Grafton, MA
Sam.Telford@tufts.edu

http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/sam-r-telford-iii

Borrelia miyamotoi

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WeinbergerMichael L. Weinberger, MD
Assoc. Professor of Anesthesiology
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Pain Medicines, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine
New York, NY

mlw45@cumc.columbia.edu

http://columbiadoctors.org/prof/mlweinberger

Pain Management

Dr. Weinberger graduated from Clark University with a BA in biology. He earned his MD in 1983 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, followed by a residency in anesthesiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and a fellowship in pain medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Weinberger is the division chief of pain medicine. He is director of the Pain Management Center and program director for the pain medicine fellowship. An associate professor of anesthesiology at CUMC, he has been with the department since 2001. He practices all aspects of pain medicine and has a special interest in the spine, cancer pain, palliative medicine, and chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

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YoungDavid Younger, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY

http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/youngd01

IVIG & Its Use in Autoimmune Neurologic Diseases

 

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MaloneyElizabeth Maloney, MD
Board certified in Family Medicine

President, Partnership for Health & Healing (accredited CME program provider)
Wyoming, MN

bettymal2003@yahoo.com

 

Organizing Committee/ Session Facilitator

Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD, is board-certified in family medicine and president of Partnership for Healing and Health, a company providing accredited CME programs on Lyme disease for physicians and other health professionals as well as Lyme disease education and training programs for private organizations and government agencies. She has published on Lyme disease in peer-reviewed journals and frequently lectures on Lyme disease at hospitals and medical conferences.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Maloney has held several physician leadership roles. She served as Chief of Staff at District Memorial Hospital and on the Board of Directors of Allina Medical Clinics, a multi-specialty healthcare system. Dr. Maloney is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

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SmithPatbPatricia V. Smith
President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA)
PO Box 1438 Jackson, NJ 08527
President@LymeDiseaseAssociation.org
www.LymeDiseaseAssociation.org

Conference Planner / Organizing Committee

Patricia V. Smith, a Monmouth University graduate, is completing her 17 th year as President of the volunteer-run national non-profit Lyme Disease Association. A member of Columbia University’s Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center Advisory Committee, member of the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) PESP Partnership to promote avoidance of tick exposure, and Advisor to Lyme Research Alliance, CT, she is also former Chair of the (NJ) Governor’s Lyme Disease Advisory Council, former President/12-year member of the Wall NJ Board of Education and was FDA’s 2011 Lyme prevention conference session co-chair with CDC. In 2011 she presented a Lyme session to the New Jersey Education Association’s Annual Meeting. Ms. Smith, a 30 year Lyme advocate, has raised funds for researchers nationally─research acknowledged in 33 scientific journals.

Besides speaking, publishing, TV/radio appearances and organizing 13 CME accredited Lyme scientific conferences for doctors, she’s testified for and secured passage of state and federal bills for Lyme research and physician’s right to treat. Working with author Amy Tan, she created LDA’s LymeAid 4 Kids, a fund for children with no health coverage for Lyme.

Chosen Jackson NJ’s Chamber of Commerce 2008 Woman of the Year, she has also received a certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from RI Congressman James Langevin, and had a flag flown over the US Capitol by request of NJ Congressman Christopher Smith in honor of her work on Lyme. In 2012, she was an invited to testify before the Foreign Affairs Committee, Africa, Global Health & Human Rights Health Subcommittee in Washington, DC. In 2013, she was invited to testify before the US House of representatives Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on HR 610 (Smith-NJ), a bill to establish a federal Lyme & Tick-Borne Dsieases Advisory Committee. 

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Organizing Committee, Planner, & Staff 2015

Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap

The individuals listed below planned, organized, and carried out conference preparation to ensure the conference meets the needs of the accreditation agency and of the attendees.

Conference Organizing Committee

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Brian A. Fallon MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Neuropsychiatry
Director, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, New York

(Conference Director, Conference Organizing Committee)

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Richard T. Marconi, PhD
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

(Conference Co-Director, Conference Organizing Committee)

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Patricia V. Smith, BA
President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA)

Wall, Township, New Jersey

(Conference Organizing Committee, Conference Planner)

  

LDA All Volunteer Staff 

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Pamela Lampe
LDA Board of Directors
Executive Vice President & Treasurer

New Jersey

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Corey W. Lakin, BS
LDA Board of Directors
2nd Vice President, Technical Support

New Jersey

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Ruth Waddington, RN
LDA Board of Directors
Corresponding Secretary

New Jersey

Richard Smith

Richard H. Smith, BA
LDA Board of Directors Member

New Jersey

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Tim S. Lynagh, MBA
LDA Volunteer

 

Maryland

 

 

   

 




2014 LDA Conf. Online Regular Registration Form

 15th Annual Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases:

Medical, Neuropsychiatric & Public Health Implications  

2-Day Conference Jointly Sponsored by:

Lyme Disease Association & Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

 

Regular Registration: General public/others who do not need Continuing Medical Ed credits 

Fees: Early Registration $199 (by 04/05/14); $220 (after 04/05/14); $230 (if space available, at door) 

For CE registration – (Continuing education)  Register using regular registration (above) and be prepared to pay an additional $30 in cash or check at the door (check payable to Lyme Disease Association, Inc). You must register through regular registration online or by mail for the conference to be guaranteed entrance at the door, when you will then pay the additional fee. Check to see if you need verification for credits (below).

Social Workers  12.5 CE credits for RI social workers authorized from NASW RI Chapter,Authorization # RI-5570. Social workers in other states, contact your professional organization for reciprocity.     Psychologists: All psychologists from all states contact your professional organization for reciprocity.   LDA makes no guarantees for out of state social workers or any psychologist that your professional organization will accept CE credits. You yourself must verify reciprocity and acceptance with your professional organization. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014    7:15 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.  Reception 5:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 4, 2014      7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • One form per registrant 
  • Fee includes Sat. breakfast, lunch, breaks, reception, scientific lectures, exhibits; Sun. break, scientific lectures, exhibits; program.
  • Credit Card Registrations: Online Only    (No Phone or Fax Registrations) 
  • Cancellation: Written cancellation notice must be received by LDA by 4/10/14 for refund.  NO exceptions.  Email cancellation notice to treasurer@LymeDiseaseAssociation.org or fax 732-938-7215

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IMPORTANT

Registration is a 2 step process: 

1) After you click the submit button you will have completed the LDA portion of the registration.  An email confirm will be sent by LDA, check your SPAM box if you do not receive it. 

2) Next you will be sent to the PayPal page to input your credit card information and finish registration.  An email confirm will also be sent by PayPal which you need to bring to the conference.  If you have registered and do not receive a PayPal confirm within 24 hours of your online payment, please email treasurer@LymeDiseaseAssociation.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




2015 LDA Conference Hotel Information

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Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap

November 14 -15, 2015

Providence-Warwick Crowne Plaza

801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886

http://www.crownehotelwarwick.com/

Directions


HOTEL RESERVATIONS FOR LDA ROOM BLOCK (until October 13, 2015, or until full)

Online Reservations:

http://www.crownehotelwarwick.com/

At the time of reservation, you must tell the hotel the code “LDA” for the room block discount

Telephone Reservations:

401-732-6000 (direct to hotel) / 800-227-6963 (not direct to hotel)

At the time of reservation, you must tell the hotel the code “LDA” for the room block discount

Email Reservations:

reservations@providenceRI.crowneplaza.com

In your email reservation, you must tell the hotel the code “LDA” for the room block discount


FACTS ABOUT LDA ROOM BLOCK HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Cut off date for room block discount is October 13, 2015 or when the block is full, whichever is earlier.

Rate is only guaranteed if you reserve using the LDA code (“LDA”).

Special room requests may be indicated but cannot be guaranteed.

Check-in at 3:00pm / Check-out at 11:00am

Rates below do not include tax.

Single Occupancy: $129
Double Occupancy: $129

TRANSPORTATION

Nearest Airport:
T. F. Green Airport – PVD

Closest Bus Station:
Providence TF Green Airport, RI/
Peter Pan Bus Lines

Closest Train Station:
Providence Amtrak Station