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.

BenMamounChoukri Ben Mamoun, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
& Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
Section of Infectious Diseases
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

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Aucott official loJohn Aucott, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, JHU School of Medicine;
Director, Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center
Baltimore, MD

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Buchthal Joanna Buchthal, PhD (candidate)
Project Manager, Mice Against Ticks
MIT Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boston, MA

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delaneyShannon Delaney, MD, MA
Instructor in Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Research and Evaluation 
at the Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center 
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

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FallonBrian A. Fallon, MD, MPH (Conference Director)
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Lyme & TBD Research Center
Director, Ctr. Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders/Biobehavioral Medicine
Columbia University
New York, NY

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Jaroslav Flegr, PhDjfsmall1
Professor of Ecology and Associate Professor of Parasitology
National Institute of Mental Health
Klecany, Czechia
Faculty of Science, Charles University
Prague, Czechia

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Gulia NussMonika Gulia-Nuss, PhD
Assistant Professor, Howard Medical Sciences
Department of Biochemistry and 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

President, Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education, a Lyme CME Provider
Family Practice Physician
Wyoming, MN

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MolinsClaudia 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
The Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego, CA

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OaklanderAnne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neurology and Neuropathology at Massachusetts General Hospital
Director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Nerve Unit Group.
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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UtpalUtpal Pal, PhD
Professor & Director, VMSC Graduate Program
Veterinary Medicine
University of Maryland
College Park , MD

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PatelKavin Patel, MD
Internal Medicine
Rhode Island Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

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Platts MillsThomas A. Platts-Mills, PhD, FRS
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Chief, Division of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

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reece rebeccaRebecca Reece, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

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SkareWilliam Robinson, MD, PhD 
Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)
Staff Physician, VA Palo Alto
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

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SkareJon T. Skare, PhD
Professor and Associate Head
Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
Texas A&M University
Bryan, TX

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

 

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

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LH HeadshotLiz Horn, PhD, MBI
Poster Presentation
Human Tissue
Collection Program
Principal Investigator

Lyme Disease Biobank
Portland, OR

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Robertson Karie loKarie Robertson, B.S., PhD (candidate)
Poster Presentation
School of Molecular Sciences
Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery
Arizona State University

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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!
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:

Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation CohenLogo

 


IGeneX, Inc.


2018 Scientific Conference Jointly Provided by

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Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
PO Box 1438, Jackson, NJ 08527 

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