2nd Annual

Lyme Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine Conference

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New York Academy of Medicine

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2017

This unique event, sponsored by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation: Lyme Disease Initiative, focuses on opportunities to apply emerging paradigms of precision medicine and network biology to advance understanding and treatment of Lyme disease.

The event is open to the public and all are welcome to register.

Program Schedule

8:30a Registration & Breakfast
9:00a Welcome Address: Joel Dudley, PhD, Director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, Director of Informatics, Associate Professor in Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
9:30a Keynote: Charles Chiu, MD., PhD, Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Director, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, University of California, San Francisco: A Combined Host/Pathogen Assay for Metagenomic Diagnosis of Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Infections
10:05a Annemarie G Hirsch, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Gesisinger Health Systems, PA: Treatment Delays in Lyme Disease: An exploratory study of the risk factors and consequences.
10:25a Break
10:45a Nicole Baumgarth- DVM, PhD, Professor and Researcher, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA: Borrelia burgdorferi and the subversion of the adaptive immune response.
11:10a Richard T. Marconi, PhD, Professor,Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, VA: Chimeritope technology: next generation Lyme disease vaccines and diagnostic assays.
11:35a Joao H.F. Pedra, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD: Tick Humoral Responses: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer.
12:00p Lunch & Poster Session

Travel and Hotel Information

The event will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine 1216 5th Ave (southeast corner of E 103th St and 5th Ave)


Tuesday, October 3, 2017


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