Sunday, February 23, 2014

Columbia University Lyme Conference 2014

Pat Smith
Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA)
PO Box 1438 Jackson, NJ 08527
Toll free info line 888-366-6611
Fax 732-938-7215

SAVE THE DATE: LDA/Columbia University 15 Annual CME Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Dsieases Conference Providence RI, May 3, 4 2014 

LDA: Member Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)recognized as national public charity for federal workplace giving
Member Guidestar Gold Highest level of transparency
Member Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) PESP program
Testified before US House of Representatives Global Health & Human Rights (2012) and Energy & Commerce (2013) Health Subcommittees on Lyme disease
7:15 - 8:00 AM
Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast
Patricia Smith, BA, Conference Planner, Conference Organizing Committee
Welcome, Remarks / Brief Overview of Lyme Spread / Introduction of Session Facilitator
President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA)
Brian Fallon, MD, MPH - Saturday Morning Facilitator, Conference Co-Director, Conference Organizing Committee
Richard Marconi, PhD - Keynote Speaker, Conference Co-Director
New Advances in the Pursuit of a Combinatorial Human Vaccine for Lyme Disease & Anaplasmosis
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
John T. Belisle, PhD
Metabolomics of Lyme Disease: A Novel Diagnostic Approach

Professor, Dept of Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Colorado State University 
Joseph D. Forrester, MD
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Associated with Lyme Carditis

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD
MyD88 & TRIF-independent induction of Type I IFN drives naive B cell accumulation but not loss of lymph node architecture in Lyme Disease
Professor, Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, UC Davis
Morning Coffee Break
Morning Discussion Panel

Kenneth Bramwell, PhD
Gene Variant Exacerbates Inflammatory Arthritis in Mice
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Utah
Susanne Nimmrich, MD
Intraarticular Corticosteroids in Refractory Childhood Lyme Arthritis

Centre of Paediatric Rheumatology, Department of General Paediatrics, Asklepios Clinic Sankt Augustin, Germany
Ahmet C. Burakgazi, MD Neurologic
Neurologic Lyme & Case of Polyradiculopathy Mimicking ALS

Asst. Professor, Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Lunch Break
Richard Marconi, PhD - Saturday Afternoon Facilitator, Conference Co-Director, Conference Organizing Committee
Late Morning Discussion Panel

Travis Taylor, PhD
Powassan & Tick-Borne Encephalitis

Asst. Professor, University of Toledo, College of Medicine

Charles Chiu, MD, PhD
Heartland virus, Lonestar virus, Transcriptome of Chronic Lyme Symptoms
Asst. Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Afternoon Coffee Break
Emir Hodzic, DVM, PhD
Resurgence of Persisting Non-Cultivable Borrelia burgdorferi Following Antibiotic Treatment in Mice

Director, Research & Diagnostic Core Facility, Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis
Jason A. Carlyon, PhD
Promising progress in developing protective and therapeutic approaches against Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection?

Asst. Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Linden T. Hu, MD
Xenodiagnosis of Lyme Disease in Humans

Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Afternoon Discussion Panel
(Breakfast on your own)
7:30 -8:00 AM
Elizabeth Maloney, MD - Sunday Facilitator, Conference Organizing Committee
Shelia Statlender, PhD - Sunday Keynote Speaker
Mental Health Evaluation & Treatment

Psychologist, Private Practice
Marina Makous, MD
Lyme Suicide Case Presentation

Family Medicine/Psychiatry Fellow, CUMC 

John Keilp, PhD
Suicidal Ideation in Lyme Disease: Evaluation & Neurocognitive Findings

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University, College of P & S
Brian Fallon, MD, MPH, Conference Co-Director
Anti-Neuronal Antibodies & Lyme Disease

Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of P & S
Director, Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center

Morning Discussion Panel Mental Health
Morning Coffee Break (25 min)
Michael L. Weinberger, MD
Pain Management

Assoc. Professor of Anesthesiology, Columbia University, College of P & S

David Younger, MD
IVIG & Its Use in Autoimmune Neurologic Diseases

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine

Steven Schutzer, MD
Atypical EM & PCR in Lyme Disease
Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ, Rutgers University
Afternoon Discussion Panel (15 min)
Sam R. Telford III, ScD
Borrelia miyamotoi

Professor, Infections Diseases, Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine
Thomas N Mather, PhD
Anti Tick Vaccine for Lyme Disease

Professor, Plant Sciences & Entomology, University of Rhode Island


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