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Lyme Disease Association/Columbia annual scientific conference

October 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am - October 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

The Lyme Disease Association will hold its 22nd annual scientific conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Research & Clinical Advances 2023, held virtually via zoom on October 13 & 14, 2023.

Lyme Disease Association Inc. and Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons are joint providers of the the CME* conference. (*CME pending approval)

This conference is designed for medical and health professionals and researchers, but it is also open for registration to the general public.

  • Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University, the Conference Co-Director: Lyme Treatment Trials.
  • Monica Embers, PhD and Liz Horn, PhD, MBI: Identifying Pathogens in Post-Mortem Tissue Through the Lyme Disease Biobank Tissue Pipeline;
  • Lawrence Afrin, MD: Mast Cell Activation Disease;
  • John Aucott, MD: Persistent Symptoms of Lyme Disease;
  • Choukri BenMamoun, PhD: Human babesiosis;
  • Catherine Brissette, PhD: Lyme Neuroborreliosis;
  • Scott P Commins, MD, PhD: Alpha-gal Syndrome, Mast Cells and Tick Bites;
  • Natalie Gukasyan, MD: Psychedelics;
  • Peter J. Gwynne, PhD: B. Burgdorferi Metabolism;
  • Alison Hinckley, PhD: Changes to Surveillance for Lyme Disease — United States, 2022;
  • William V. Padula, OD: Peri-papillary Ischemia as a Potential Screening Biomarker for Early Detection of Tick-Borne Infection;
  • David Putrino, PT, PhD: Long COVID; Peter Rowe, MD: Managing Orthostatic Intolerance;
  • Klemen Strle, PhD: Immunology, Disease Pathogenesis, PTLDS,
  • Paul Trouillas, MD, PhD: Severe forms of Late Neuroborreliosis and of Late Tick-Borne Neurological Disease, Complete Remissions Obtained in These Diseases with Long-Term Treatments
  • Meghan Catherine Lybecker, PhD: Diagnostics;
  • Stephen M. Rich, PhD, Professor of Microbiology: Potential New Lyme Treatment Now Inhibiting Cancer Growth.

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October 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am
October 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
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