2019 Conference Agenda

Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: 20th Annual Scientific Update for Clinicians & Researchers

Saturday Agenda   Sunday Agenda   Registration

Note: The order of the speakers is subject to change


7:15 – 8:00 AMRegistration / Exhibits / Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:20 AMPatricia V. Smith, President, BA
President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc., Jackson, NJ
Conference Planner, Conference Organizing Committee
Welcome, Remarks / Brief Overview of LDA, Lyme & TBD

Introduction of: Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH, Course Director, Conference Planning Committee; Morning Facilitator
8:20 – 9:00 AM Franc Strle, MD

Ljubljana University Medical Centre Clinic of Infectious Diseases
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Gestational Lyme Disease

9:00 – 9:35 AMGeorge Chaconas, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Disease University of Calgary

An inside look at the life of a pathogen: intravital imaging to study hematogenous dissemination of the Lyme disease spirochete
9:35 – 10:10 AMEmir Hodzic, DVM, MSci, PhD 
Director, Real-Time PCR Research & Diagnostics Core Facility School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California
Davis, CA

Post-treatment persistence of antimicrobial tolerant replicatively-attenuated Borrelia burgdorferi in a mouse model
10:10 – 10:25 AMMorning Discussion Panel
10:25 – 10:40 AMCoffee Break
10:40 – 11:15 AMAdrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC, FCCS
Professor of Medicine (Tenure) Queen’s University
Ontario, Canada

Lyme carditis: diagnosis and management
11:15 – 11:50 AM Benish Fatima, MD 
Department of cardiovascular surgery Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Lyme Disease–Mitrovalve endocarditis
11:50 – 12:25 PMPeter Novak, MD, PhD

Neurological correlates of Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome
12:25 – 12:40 PMLate Morning Discussion Panel
12:40 – 1:45 PMLunch
 Afternoon Facilitator
1:45 – 2:20 PMHolly M. Frost MD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

The pitfalls of serologic assays for the diagnosis of tick-borne diseases: a case series and review of the literature
2:20 – 2:55 PMRobert Naviaux MD, PhD
Professor of Genetics, Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology; Co-director, Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center
UCSD School of Medicine
San Diego, CA

Are post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome the same disease with different triggers? –New Evidence from metabolomics and perspectives for new treatment
2:55 – 3:30 PMCharles Chiu MD, PhD
Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Multi-Omics approaches to diagnosis of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections
3:30 – 3:45 PMMid-Afternoon Discussion Panel
3:45 – 4:00 PMAfternoon Coffee Break
4:00 – 4:35 PMChoukri Ben Mamoun, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine & Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis Sec. of Infectious Diseases
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Continuous in vitro culture of Babesia duncani in human red blood cells: An inflection point in diagnosis and therapy of human babesiosis
4:35 – 5:10 PMMargaret R. MacDonald, MD, PhD
Research Associate Professor
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY

Powassan virus: an emerging tick-borne threat
5:10 – 5:45 PMBrian A. Fallon, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Director, Columbia Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
Director, Ctr. Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders/Biobehavioral Medicine, New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, NY

Clinical Trials: Biologic & Clinical Measures of Change
5:45 – 6:00 PMLate Afternoon Discussion Panel

AGENDA – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2019  (Breakfast on your own)

7:30 – 8:00 AMRegistration / Exhibits / BREAKFAST ON YOUR OWN
 Sunday Facilitator Elizabeth Maloney, MD
8:00 – 8:35 AMSangram Sisodia, PhD
Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of Neurosciences
Professor, Departments of Neurobiology and Neurology
Director, Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Mouse models of Alzheimer’s and the impact of extensive antibiotics on microglial cells & amyloid plaque formation 
8:35 – 9:10 AMRobert Yolken, MD
Professor, Dept.of Pediatrics, Stanley Neurovirology Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

The blood-immune gut axis: a big new idea in psychiatric disorders
9:10 – 9:45 AMIngeborg Dziedzic, MD, ABAARM
Pleasant Vision Ophthalmology Practice
Pleasantville, NY

Lyme disease & the eye
9:45 – 10:20 AMMark J. Soloski PhD 
Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Molecular Biology and Genetics and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Co-Director for Basic Research, Lyme Disease Research Center

The host immune response in Lyme borreliosis
10:20 – 10:55 AMFood Break
10:55 – 11:15 AMMorning Discussion Panel
11:15 – 11:50 PMPaige Armstrong, MD, MHS
Medical Epidemiologist, Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Spotted Fevers
11:50 – 12:25 PMJ. Stephen Dumler, MD
Chair, Department of Pathology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Bethesda, MD

Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis-Emerging Faster than Lyme
12:25 – 1:00 PMEric Storch, PhD
Professor and McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair
Vice Chair & Head, Psychology
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine, TX

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
1:00 – 1:10 PMBREAK
1:10 – 1:25 PMMid-Morning Discussion Panel
1:25 – 2:00 PMLance A. Liotta, MD PhD
University Professor
Co-Director Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine
Medical Director Clinical Proteomics Lab
College of Science
George Mason University, VA

2:00 – 2:35 PMDaniel Sonnenshine, PhD
Professor (Emeritus) Department of Biological Sciences
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

Range expansion of vectors of tick-borne disease: implications for spread of tick-borne diseases
2:35 – 3:00 PMAfternoon Discussion Panel