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.

ArvikarSheila L. Arvikar, MD
Physician Scientist, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology and Ctr for Immunol & Inflammatory Dis
MA General Hospital (MGH)
Instr of Med at Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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John Aucott, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, JHU School of Medicine;
Director, Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center
Baltimore, MD

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BaranchukAdrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC, FCCS
Professor of Medicine
Queen's University
Ontario, CN

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

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BransfieldRobert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers-RWJ Medical School;
Private Practice in Psychiatry
Red Bank, NJ

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BreitschwerdtEdward B. Breitschwerdt BS, DVM
Prof., Medicine & ID,
N. Carolina State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine;
Adjunct Prof., Medicine, Duke;
Dir., Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research;
Co-Director., V-V Diseases Diagnostic Lab;
Chief Scientific Officer, Galaxy Diagnostics Inc
Raleigh, NC

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BurakgaziAhmet Z. Burakgazi, MD
Associate Professor
Neuroscience Section/Department of Neurology
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Roanoke, VA

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CadavidDiego Cadavid, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience
New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, Newark, NJ
Vice President of Clinical Development
Fulcrum Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

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EhrlichGarth D. Ehrlich, PhD, FAAAS
Prof Microbiology/Immunology
Executive Director, Ctr for Biofilms & Chronic Infections
Drexel U College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

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EmbersMonica E. Embers, PhD
Tenure-Track Asst. Prof.,
Division of Bacteriology and Parasitology
Tulane National Primate Research Center
Covington, LA

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FallonBrian A. Fallon, MD, MPH (Conference Director)
Professor of Psychiatry,
Director, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center,
Columbia U Medical Center;
Director, Ctr. Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders/Biobehavioral Medicine,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, NY

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JaradehSafwan Jaradeh, MD
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Autonomic and Neuromuscular Disorders
Stanford Univ School of Med
Stanford, CA

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JohnsonLorraine Johnson, JD, MBA
CEO, LymeDisease.org;
Principle Investigator, MyLymeData;
Member, Pt Centered Research Outcomes Inst, Expert Panel Open Access;
Steering Committee, Consumers United for Evidence-Based Healthcare

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OcciJames L. Occi, MS, MA, PhD (in progress)
Center for Vector Biology, Department of Entomology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Research/Teaching Specialist
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

 

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PaddockChristopher D. Paddock, MD, MPHTM
Medical Officer, Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

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SapiEva Sapi, PhD
Prof and Dept Chair
Dir of Lyme Disease Prog
Department of Biology and Environmental Science
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT

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TaylorTravis Taylor, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of Toledo Health Science Campus
Toledo, OH

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TelfordSam R. Telford III, ScD
Professor, Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Tufts University
North Grafton, MA

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Thangamani2Saravanan Thangamani, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology;
Vice-Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee;
Dir., Insectary Services Core;
Director, Arthropod Containment Laboratories
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

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ZhangYing Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor,
Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

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Patricia V. Smith, BASmithPat low
President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Advisory Board Member, Columbia University Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
Programmatic Panel Member, TBD Research Program, DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
Conference Organizer/Program Committee, Jackson, NJ

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Horn PicLiz Horn, PhD, MBI
Poster Presentation
Biorepositories

Principal Investigator
Lyme Disease Biobank
Portland, OR

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Horn PicLiz Horn, PhD, MBI
Poster Presentation
Human Tissue Coll

Principal Investigator
Lyme Disease Biobank
Portland, OR

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Izuogu PicAdaeze O. Izuogu, PhD
Poster Presentation
The Innate Antiviral Response in Peromyscus leucopus Confers a Potent Restriction to Tick-Borne Flaviviruses
Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
U of Toledo Coll of Med & Life Sci
Toledo, OH

 

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Doreen Alberg & Denise Blank
Poster Presentation
Improved Diagnostics for Lyme Borreliosis Using a New Stripe Immunoblot Test System
Sharon Hospital Laboratory
Sharon, CT

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