Event Agenda 2020

The LymeMIND team is proud to have such prominent members of the Lyme community participating in this year's event to share knowledge and experience related to Lyme disease research. More details on our speakers and topics can be found below:

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Virtual EventSpace is limited!

Chairperson – Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Ms. Savi Glowe
    Ms. Savi Glowe

KEYNOTE – “Chronic: The Hidden Cause of Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again.”

Steven Phillips, MD and Dana Parish reveal striking evidence that a broad range of microbes, including the Lyme bacterium, cause a variety of recurrent conditions and autoimmune diseases. They'll discuss the science behind common infections that are difficult to diagnose and treat and provide solutions that empower sufferers to reclaim their lives.

  • Dr. Steven Phillips
    Dr. Steven Phillips
  • Ms. Dana Parish
    Ms. Dana Parish

Mothers and Children

Congenital Lyme research has been on hold for 25 years. CDC just updated and acknowledged the importance of this field of study. We are interested in exploring the paradigm shifting potential of this. How can we detect and treat Lyme and TBD in children - especially infants? What are the special considerations for children? Children are most at-risk population in the US, so how do we prevent infection? What should pregnant and new mothers do if they have (or suspect they have) Lyme or TBD?

  • Ms. Phyllis Bedford
    Ms. Phyllis Bedford
  • Dr. Holly Ahern
    Dr. Holly Ahern
  • Ms. Sue Faber
    Ms. Sue Faber
  • Dr. Charlotte Mao
    Dr. Charlotte Mao

COVID-19- in the context of Lyme disease

  • Jason Bobe
    Jason Bobe
  • Dr. Richard Horowitz
    Dr. Richard Horowitz
  • Dr. David Putrino
    Dr. David Putrino

Data Science & the importance of LymeMIND

  • Dr. Avi Ma’ayan
    Dr. Avi Ma’ayan

Panel - Novel Treatments: Making sense of all the treatment options

What are pros / cons of current treatment options - IDSA vs. ILADS? What are the critical time points or conditions for patients to consider (e.g. with tick bite, but no symptoms; after 3 weeks of Abx)? What is the latest research on treatment options?

  • Dr. John Aucott
    Dr. John Aucott
  • Dr. Tania Dempsey
    Dr. Tania Dempsey
  • Dr. Andrew Petterson
    Dr. Andrew Petterson
  • Dr. Richard I. Horowitz
    Dr. Richard I. Horowitz

Bartonella & Co-infections

Why is Bartonella important to consider as a differential diagnosis? What should patients and the public know about prevention, diagnosis and treatment? What does the latest science tell us about Bartonella? How does it interact with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases? What should patients / public know about prevention, diagnosis and treatment?

  • Dr. Marna Ericson
    Dr. Marna Ericson
  • Dr. Robert Mozayeni
    Dr. Robert Mozayeni
  • Dr. Monica Embers
    Dr. Monica Embers
  • Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt
    Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt

Lyme Disease - 5 years of progress

  • Jason Bobe
    Jason Bobe

Call to Action: Center for Lyme Action

Center for Lyme Action. A new 501c4 and is focused on lobbying efforts in Congress. Ms. Crater will elaborate what the Center for Lyme Action does and how one can get involved.

  • Ms. Bonnie Crater
    Ms. Bonnie Crater

Looking towards the future

Looking towards the Future: Discussion of innovative new projects that will help translate scientific breakthroughs into improved patient care over the next four (4) years.

  • Ben Nemser
    Ben Nemser

Savi Glowe - Closing Remarks

  • Ms. Savi Glowe
    Ms. Savi Glowe