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2012 LDA/Columbia Conference Agenda

 

Saturday Agenda     Sunday Agenda     Registration

 

AGENDA – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

7:00 – 8:00 AM

REGISTRATION/BREAKFAST/EXHIBITS

8:00 – 8:15 AM

Welcome, Remarks, and Introduction (Conference Organizer)
Patricia Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA)
Introduction of Morning Session Facilitator:
Stephen W. Barthold, DVM, PhD (Course Co-Director)

8:15 – 8:55 AM

Saturday Keynote Speaker:
Stephen W. Barthold, DVM, PhD
Overview of Borrelia burgdorferi in the Mouse:  Persistence and Post-Antibiotic Survival?

8:55 – 9:30 AM

Monica Embers, PhD
Post-treatment persistence and sero diagnosis of Lyme disease: studies in rhesus macaques

9:30 – 10:05 AM

Janis Weis, PhD
Mouse model of chronic inflammatory response to B. burgdorferi 

10:05-10:40 AM

Steven J. Norris, PhD
How do Lyme disease Borrelia cause disease?

10:40-11:00 AM

MORNING BREAK

11:00-11:35 AM

Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD
B cell subversion during Borrelia infection – a persistence strategy?

11:35-12:10 PM

Linden Hu, MD
Reservoir targeted vaccines for control of Lyme disease

12:10-12:45 PM

Eva Sapi, PhD
In Vitro antimicrobial sensitivity studies

12:45–2:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

Introduction by Pat Smith, Afternoon Session Facilitator:
Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH (Course Co-Director)

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Discussion (morning speakers)

2:15 – 2:50 PM

C. Ben Beard, PhD
Trends in tick-borne diseases in the U.S.

2:50 – 3:25 PM

John Drulle Memorial Lecture: John Aucott, MD
Microbiologic & immune events in early Lyme disease

3:25 – 4:00 PM

Alireza Shamshirsaz, MD
Tick-borne diseases and pregnancy

4:00 – 4:35 PM

Randi Eikeland, MD
Long-term follow up study of neurologic Lyme disease

4:35 – 4:50 PM

Discussion (afternoon speakers)

4:50 − 5:00 PM

Wrap Up Discussion

5:15 − 6:15 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION


 


 

 

 

AGENDA – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

(Breakfast on your own)

7:30 – 8:00 AM

REGISTRATION/EXHIBITS

 

Morning Facilitator: Stephen W. Barthold, DVM, PhD

8:00 – 8:40 AM

Sunday Keynote Speaker:
Kim Lewis, PhD
Antibiotic tolerance & microbial persistence

8:40 – 9:15 AM

Diego Cadavid, MD
Blood brain barrier & impact of Borrelial infection 

9:15–9:50 AM

Tom P. Greco, MD
Antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with purported chronic Lyme disease

9:50–10:30 AM

CW Ang, MD, PHD (Netherlands)
Serologic tests for Lyme disease – how reliable are they?

10:30–11:05 AM

Emmanuel Mongodin, PhD
Genome stability of Lyme disease spirochetes

11:05–11:20 AM

BREAK
Mid-Day Facilitator: John Aucott, MD

11:20–11:55 PM

Martin Fried, MD, FAAP, ABPNS
Nutrition & Lyme disease

11:55-12:30 PM

Ibrahim M. Binalsheikh, MD
Neurologic Lyme disease and Alice in Wonderland syndrome

12:30 – 1:05 PM

Michael Cichon, MD
Considerations in the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases

1:05 – 1:40 PM Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH
Lyme disease, depression, and suicide
1:40 – 2:00 PM Discussion