LymeMIND Conference 2020 Program

The LymeMIND team is proud to have had 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!
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9:00am10minVirtual Event
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Chairperson – Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Patricia (Savi) Glowe
    Patricia (Savi) Glowe
9:10am30minVirtual Event
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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.

  • Steven Phillips, MD
    Steven Phillips, MD
  • Dana Parish
    Dana Parish
9:40am30minVirtual Event
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Mothers and Children Panel Discussion - Phyllis Bedford - Moderator

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?

  • Phyllis Bedford
    Phyllis Bedford
  • Holly Ahern, MT(ASCP)
    Holly Ahern, MT(ASCP)
  • Sue Faber, RN, BScN
    Sue Faber, RN, BScN
  • Charlotte, Mao, MD
    Charlotte, Mao, MD
10:10am15minVirtual Event
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COVID-19- in the context of Lyme disease

We’ve all been witness to the global rampage of COVID-19 this year and many people have gotten a crash course in terms the Lyme disease community knows all too well: inflammation, cytokines, persistent illness, etc. So, we’re asking the questions: What might our experience with Lyme disease teach us about COVID-19? Or vice-versa?

  • Jason Bobe, MSc
    Jason Bobe, MSc
  • Richard Horowitz, MD
    Richard Horowitz, MD
  •  David Putrino, PT, PhD
    David Putrino, PT, PhD
10:25am15minVirtual Event
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Insights from Data Mining of Lyme Disease Patients by LymeMIND

LymeMIND, the data coordination center of the Cohen Lyme & Tickborne Disease Initiative at Mount Sinai, is collaborating with the Lyme Disease Research Center at Johns Hopkins University to study hundreds of Lyme disease patients that have been followed for over a year since their initial diagnosis. These patients have been profiled with genomics assays that can be used to accurately track their disease state. The talk will cover the insights from this study as well as briefly cover other activities carried out at the LymeMIND center.

  • Avi Ma’ayan, PhD
    Avi Ma’ayan, PhD
10:40am40minVirtual Event
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Novel Treatments: Making sense of all the treatment options - Panel - John Aucott - Moderator

What are the differences in current treatment options – CDC vs. ILADS? What are the critical time points from tick bite to chronic symptoms for patients to consider? What is the latest experience and research on treatment options?

  • John Aucott, MD
    John Aucott, MD
  • Tania Tyles Dempsey, MD, ABIHM
    Tania Tyles Dempsey, MD, ABIHM
  • Andrew Petterson, DO
    Andrew Petterson, DO
  • Richard Horowitz, MD
    Richard Horowitz, MD
11:20am30minVirtual Event
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Bartonella and 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?

  • Marna Ericson, PhD
    Marna Ericson, PhD
  • Robert Mozayeni, MD
    Robert Mozayeni, MD
  • Monica Embers, PhD
    Monica Embers, PhD
  • Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM
    Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM
11:50am10minVirtual Event
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Lyme Disease - 5 years of progress

What’s new in Lyme and tick-borne disease? This talk will review highlights (and lowlights) over the past 5 years across the consortium and in key topics, including clinical medicine, fundamental knowledge, prevention, & field building.

  • Jason Bobe, MSc
    Jason Bobe, MSc
12:00pm8minVirtual Event
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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.

  • Bonnie L. Crater
    Bonnie L. Crater
12:08pm2 minsVirtual Event
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Lyme Biobank's tissue repository

Liz Horn will talk of the Lyme Biobank initiative and how one can donate to the repository.

  • Liz Horn, PhD, MBIP
    Liz Horn, PhD, MBIP
12:10pm15minVirtual Event
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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.

  • Bennett Nemser MPH, MBA
    Bennett Nemser MPH, MBA
  • John Aucott, MD
    John Aucott, MD
  • Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH
    Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH
12:25pm15 minsVirtual Event
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LymeX Innovation Accelerator

“LymeX Innovation Accelerator: a public-private partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.”

  • Bennett Nemser MPH, MBA
    Bennett Nemser MPH, MBA
  • Eric D. Hargan, JD, BA
    Eric D. Hargan, JD, BA
  • ADM Brett P. Giroir, MD
    ADM Brett P. Giroir, MD
  • Kristen Honey, PhD, PMP
    Kristen Honey, PhD, PMP
12:40pm5 minsVirtual Event
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Savi Glowe - Closing Remarks

  • Patricia (Savi) Glowe
    Patricia (Savi) Glowe