'Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The Science and Clinical Implications'
On October 2nd-3rd, 2010 the 11th Annual Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Conference, co-sponsored by the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. and the Columbia University Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, took place at the Hyatt Penns Landing in Philadelphia, PA. The first day of the conference focused on the scientific perspective; the second day focused on the clinical perspective. For more information about this event, please go to the LDA website.
Kick the Tick - Support Lyme Disease Research and Have a Great Time!
A dance party for high school students was held to support the Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center on February 26th, 2011 at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City. Participants enjoyed a fun evening, while raising money for a good cause!
Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Forum
Over the last decade, New Jersey has ranked 3rd in the U.S. in the number of reported Lyme disease cases and has shown an increase in other tick-borne pathogens. To help the public, officials, physicians and constituents learn more about tick-borne diseases, Congressman Christopher H. Smith is hosted this Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Forum on June 2nd, 2010 at the Wall Township Municipal Building in Wall, New Jersey. Featured speakers included national experts on treatments and testing for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, on ticks and pathogens, and on the impact on patients.
'GRAY MATTERS' Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, May 11, 2010.
The Gray Matters at Columbia Spring Benefit Luncheon took place on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at The Plaza Hotel. Donna Hanover returned as Mistress of Ceremonies and Special Guest Speaker Paula Zahn joined Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., and Brian Fallon, M.D. There were 340 guests in attendance. This year, Gray Matters has selected the Columbia Lyme Center as one of the three recipients in the Department to benefit from this program. The monies raised will support a research fellow on a project in the Columbia Lyme Center. The selection of Lyme Disease as one of the highlighted diseases this year is remarkable and a testimony to Columbia's recognition of the urgency of the Lyme epidemic and problem.
Lyme Disease: Your Body, Your Brain ... an Educational Forum presented by Time for Lyme, Inc., The Greenwich Department of Health, and Families For Greenwich Hospital
This educational forum was held on April 22nd, 2010 at Central Middle School in Greenwich, Connecticut. Attendees learned about the many manifestations of Lyme Disease: physical, neurological, psychological and emotional, from a panel of distinguished professionals. Kenneth Liegner, MD gave a talk entitled "Introduction to Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases (co-infections): Symptoms, Clinical Diagnosis vs. Serological Testing, & Treatment Protocols". Robert Bransfield, MD and President of ILADS spoke about "The Brain and Tick-Borne Diseases". "Beyond the Medical: The Challenges of Living with Lyme Disease" was a talk given by Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW. Juditch G. Leventhal, PhD discussed "Sensory Sensitivities and Cognitive Difficulties in Lyme Disease: Impact on School Performance". The panel discussion was followed by a Q&A session.
'KICK THE TICK' Support Lyme disease and Have a Great Time!
On March 13th, 2010 a teen dance party was held in support of the Columbia University Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at the Prince George Ballroom, 14 East 28th Steet in NYC. A great time was had by all with proceeds going to a worthy cause.
Columbia University Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center and Its Advisory Committee Hosted a 'Night on Broadway' on November 19, 2009.
The evening began with a family style Italian dinner at Carmines's and was followed by the Broadway smash hit 'Memphis', an exciting and joyful rock and roll musical. at the Shubert Theater. Funds raised from the evening will be used to support the research activities of the Columbia Lyme Center toward the development of better diagnostic tests for Lyme patients at all stages of the illness, identification of biological markers in patients who are likely to have persistent symptoms, and evaluation of treatment protocols.
'Lyme & other Tick-Borne Diseases: 34 Years, From Lyme, Connecticut, Across the Nation'.
On October 23, 2009 the National Conference for Physicians & Allied Health Professionals was held in Washington, DC at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street. Conference Co-Course Directors were Brian A. Fallon, MD and Richard T. Marconi, PhD. This educational and networking event featured many prominent speakers representing a wide array of scientific disciplines.
October 17, 2008. San Francisco. Annual Lyme Conference for health professionals,
co-sponsored by Columbia University and the Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
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Columbia University sponsored its annual national Lyme conference - October 2007
Columbia University sponsored its annual national Lyme conference (10/07) in Boston, MA in collaboration with the Lyme Disease Association. This conference brought together leading researchers and clinicians in the area of Lyme and Tick-borne diseases from throughout the United States and from Austria and Finland. Research presentations were given by Klaus Eisendle MD, PhD (Focus Floating Microscopy as a Diagnostic Tool), Jill Livengood, PhD (Bb in Nerve Tissue), Armin Alaedini, PhD (Immunologic Findings in Chronic Lyme), James Moeller, PhD (Biomarkers of Chronic Neurologic Lyme Disease: Brain Maps, Pain Pathways, & C6 ELISA), Daniel Clauw, MD (Fibromyalgia: A New View with Neuroimaging Findings), Heta Yrjanainen, MD, PhD (Viable Bb after Ceftriaxone Therapy in Mice), Maha Assi, MD, MPH (Lyme Disease Followed by Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis in a Kidney Transplant), Emmanuel Mongodin, PhD, Emmanuel (Genomic Update); Katherine Feldman DVM, MPH, DACVPM; Brian Fallon (Laboratory testing in Chronic Lyme Disease); and a closing panel addressing controversies in Treatment, with presentations by Ray Stricker, MD (President, International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society) and Paul Auwaerter, MD, (Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University). A DVD set is available covering this event from www.lymediseaseassociation.org
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