2016 LDA/Columbia Conference Agenda

Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: New Strategies to Tackle an Expanding Epidemic

Saturday Agenda     Sunday Agenda     Registration

AGENDA – SATURDAY October 15, 2016

7:15 – 8:00 AM

Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:20 AM

Patricia V. Smith, BA                                                                                  PresidentLyme Disease Association, Inc., Jackson, NJ                                     Conference Planner, Conference Organizing Committee

 Welcome, Remarks / Brief Overview of LDA, Lyme & TBD”

Introduction of:
Brian A. Fallon, MD Course Director, Organizing Committee; Saturday Afternoon Facilitator
Elizabeth Maloney, MD; Conference Organizing Committee; Morning Session Facilitator

8:20 – 9:00 AM

Robert D. Moir, PhD Keynote
Assistant Professor in Neurology, Genetics and Aging Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA

“Amyloid-Beta, Alzheimer’s and Lyme Disease”

9:00 – 9:35 AM

Judith Miklossy, MD, PhD
Director, International Alzheimer Research Center


“Historic and Recent Evidence that Spirochetes Are Able to Reproduce the Clinical, Pathological and Biological Hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease.”

9:35 – 10:10 AM

Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons
Director, Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, NY
Director, Center for Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders & Biobehavioral Medicine, NYSPI

“Acute & Chronic Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease”

10:10–10:25 PM

Morning Discussion Panel

10:25–10:40 PM

Coffee Break

10:40-11:15 AM

Kevin Esvelt, PhD
Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

“Community-Guided Ecological Immunization to Prevent Tick-Borne Disease”

11:15-11:50 PM

Steve Zatechka, PhD, MBA
Chief Operating Officer

“A One-Health Path to Prevent Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases”

11:50-12:25 PM

Rafal Tokarz, PhD
Associate Research Scientist, Center for Infection & Immunity
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, NY

“Virome Analysis in Ticks”

12:25–12:40 PM

Late Morning Discussion Panel

12:40–1:45 PM



Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH, Conference Director, Organizing Committee
Saturday Afternoon Facilitator

1:45 – 2:20 PM

Kerry Clark, PhD, MPH
Professor, Epidemiology & Environmental Health
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

“Update on Evidence of Lyme Borrelia in Ticks, Dogs and People in the Southeastern US”

2:20 – 2:55 PM

Bobbi S. Pritt, MD
Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Director, Clinical Parasitology Lab, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

“Borrelia Mayonii: A New Cause of Lyme Disease in the Upper Midwestern US”

2:55 – 3:30 PM

Timothy Lepore, MD, FACS
General Surgery, Family Medicine
Surgeon at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, MA


3:30 – 3:45 PM

Mid-Afternoon Discussion Panel

3:45 – 4:00 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:35 PM

Evan M. Bloch, MBChB, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Biology, Dept. of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University, MD

“Babesia & Blood Supply: Lessons Learned”

4:35 − 5:10 PM

Alessandra Luchini, PhD
Assistant Professor, Applied Proteomics & Molecular Medicine
George Mason University, VA

“Nanotechnology & Proteomics: Improved Diagnostics & Therapeutics in the Era of Personalized Medicine”

5:10 − 5:20 PM

Afternoon Discussion Panel

5:20 − 5:30 PM

Wrap up comments / questions

5:45 – 7:45 PM



AGENDA – SUNDAY October 16, 2016

(breakfast on your own) 

7:30 – 8:00 AM

Kenneth Liegner, MD Sunday Morning Facilitator
Brian A. Fallon, MD Sunday Afternoon Facilitator

8:00 – 8:35 AM

Ying Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Johns Hopkins University, MD

“Eradication of Borrelia Persisters for More Effective Treatment of Lyme Disease”

8:35 – 9:10 AM

Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH
Internist, Epidemiologist                                                                                               Dr. Daniel Cameron & Associates, 
Mt. Kisco, NY 

“Studies in Practice”

9:10 – 9:45 AM

Lise Nigrovic, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine
Director of Education, Clinical Research Center; Senior Associate Physician in Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital, MA

“Initial Management of a Child with Potential Lyme Disease”

9:45 – 10:20 AM

Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD
President, Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education, a Lyme CME Provider
Family Physician, Wyoming, MN

“Lyme Carditis: A Front-Line Perspective”

10:20–10:40 PM

Morning Discussion Panel

10:40–11:15 PM

Food Break

11:15-11:50 AM

Tim Sellati, PhD
Distinguished Fellow & Chair Department of Infectious Diseases Drug Discovery Division Southern Research Institute, AL

“Controlling the Inflammatory Response in Lyme Arthritis–What Mouse Model teaches Us about Human Disease”

11:50-12:25 PM

Patricia K. Coyle MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor & Vice Chair Clinical Affairs; Director, MS Comprehensive Care Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY

“Diagnosing Neurologic Lyme Disease”

12:25 – 12:35 PM

Mid-Morning Discussion

12:35 – 1:10 PM

John Aucott, MD
Director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD

“Measuring the Human Immune Response in Lyme Disease”

1:10 – 1:45 PM

C. Ben Beard, MS, PhD
Chief, Bacterial Diseases Branch
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
Associate Director for Climate and Health
National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC, Ft. Collins, CO

“The Expansion in Distribution of Ixodes scapularis & Ixodes pacificus and Reported Cases of Lyme Disease in the U.S.”

1:45 – 2:20 PM

Marna E. Ericson, PhD
Director, Cutaneous Imaging Center
Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, MN

“Mechanisms of Persistence of Bartonella Species”

2:20 – 2:30 PM

Afternoon Discussion Panel