2018 Faculty Bios/Talk Summaries

Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning The Corner Through Research

The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. with joint provider Columbia University, is holding its 19th annual scientific CME conference, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning the Corner With Research. Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University is Conference Director. It will be held at the Marriott Providence Downtown, Providence, RI on Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2018.

The conference is designed for physicians and researchers but the public is invited to register.  14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM will be offered by Columbia University to CME-registered physician attendees. The conference features faculty consisting of clinicians and researchers from across the US. Below are the speakers who have confirmed to date.

AucottbJohn Aucott, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, JHU School of Medicine;
Director, Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center
Baltimore, MD

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BaranchukAdrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC, FCCS
Professor of Medicine
Queen's University
Ontario, CN

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FallonBrian A. Fallon, MD, MPH (Conference Director)
Professor of Psychiatry,
Director, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center,
Columbia U Medical Center;
Director, Ctr. Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders/Biobehavioral Medicine,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Conference Planning Committee
New York, NY

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Gulia NussMonika Gulia-Nuss, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular biology
University of Nevada
Reno, NV

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LewisKim Lewis, PhD
University Distinguished Professor
Director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

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MaloneyElizabeth L. Maloney, MD
(Conference Planning Committee)
President, Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education, a Lyme CME Provider
Family Practice Physician
Wyoming, MN

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Choukri Ben Mamoun, PhD
Associate Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases
Yale University<
New Haven, CT

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Claudia R. Molins, PhD
Microbiologist
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
Bacterial Diseases Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fort Collins, CO

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NaviauxRobert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Genetics
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego, CA

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OaklanderAnne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD
Director, Nerve Unit
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Pathology (Neuropathology)
Director, Neuro Skin Biopsy Lab
Mass General Hospital
Boston, MA

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OcciJames L. Occi, PhD Candidate
Research Teaching Specialist RNJMS
Center for Vector Biology, Department of Entomology Rutgers University
Newark, NJ

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SpectorNeil Lee Spector, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sandra Coates Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Durham, NC

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SzantyrBeatrice M. Szantyr, MD, FAAP
Internal Medicine
Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Lincoln, ME

 

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

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UtpalUtpal Pal, PhD
Professor & Director, VMSC Graduate Program
Veterinary Medicine
University of Maryland
College Park , MD

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Patricia V. Smith, BASmithPat low
Pres, Lyme Disease Assoc., Inc.
Advisory Bd., Columbia Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
Programmatic Panel, TBD, DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
Conference Planning Com./Organizer
Jackson, NJ

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THANK YOU!
The LDA received educational gift support for this conference from the
Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation CohenLogo The LDA received commercial support from
IGeneX, Inc.


2018 Scientific Conference Jointly Provided by

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