2013 LDA Conference Agenda

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11.0 Prescribed CME Credits for Physicians

Saturday Agenda     Sunday Agenda    Conference Information

Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases:  Science, Research & Myth

AGENDA – SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2013

7:15 – 8:00 AM

REGISTRATION/EXHIBITS/CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 – 8:10 AM

Patricia V. Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Welcome & Remarks

8:10 – 8:20 AM

Patricia V. Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Brief Lyme Overview & Intro of Facilitator: Dr. RW (Bill) Stich

8:20 – 9:00 AM

George Chaconas, PhD    Saturday Keynote Speaker
Live Imaging Studies of Dissemination of the Lyme Spirochete in Mice

Myths

 

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Kenneth Liegner MD
Problems of Lyme Disease Testing

9:30 – 10:00 AM

John Aucott MD
Erythema Migrans (EM) in Lyme Diagnosis

10:00-10:30 AM

Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH
Lyme Disease or Hypochondriasis

10:30-10:40 AM

MORNING COFFEE BREAK

10:40-11:00 AM

Discussion (Myth panel)

Ticks & TBD’s

 

11:00-11:35 AM

Ellen Stromdahl, MS
US Army Findings in Ticks from the Upper Midwest

11:35-12:10 PM

RW Stich, PhD
Persistence of Tick-Borne Infections

12:10–12:45 PM

Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM
Bartonelliosis: A One Health Approach to a Persisitent Blood-Borne Infection

12:45-1:45 PM

LUNCH BREAK

1:45 PM

Introduction of Session Facilitator:
Elizabeth Maloney, MD

1:45 – 2:00 PM

Discussion (Ticks & Tick-Borne Diseases panel)

Differential Diagnosis

2:00 – 2:35 PM

Richard Rhee, MD
Lyme Disease: Neurologic Differential

2:35 – 3:10 PM

Ernest Visconti, MD
Helpful Hints in the Differential Diagnosis of Lyme Disease

3:10 – 3:25 PM

AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK

3:25 – 4:00 PM

Leila Zackrison, MD
Lyme Disease: Rheumatologic/Autoimmune Differential

4:00 − 4:35 PM

Sam T. Donta, MD
Issues in the Treatment of Lyme Disease

4:35 − 5:00 PM

Discussion (Afternoon panel)

5:15 – 6:45 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGENDA – SUNDAY JUNE 2, 2013

7:30 – 8:00 AM

REGISTRATION/EXHIBITS/CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 AM

Patricia V. Smith Introduces Session Facilitator:
Brian A. Fallon, MD

8:00 – 8:35 AM

Madeleine Cunningham, PhD
Anti-Neuronal Antibiodies in Lyme Disease

8:35–9:15 AM

Judith Miklossy, MD, PhD, DSc  Sunday Keynote Speaker   Neuropathophysiology of Late/Chronic Lyme Disease & its Relation with Alzheimer’s Disease

9:15–9:50 AM

Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD
B Cell Subversion During Borrelia Infection – A Persistence Strategy?

9:50–10:00 AM

MORNING COFFEE BREAK

10:00–10:35 AM

A.T. Charlie Johnson, PhD
Detecting Lyme Disease Using Antibody-Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Transistors 

10:35–11:10 AM

Sam Shor, MD, FACP
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Lyme Disease – Is There A Connection?

11:10-11:45 PM

 

11:45-12:00 N

Elizabeth Maloney, MD
The Ethics of Clinical Decision-Making When the Scientific Evidence is Unclear or Absent

DISCUSSION PANEL