Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Webcast
A Workshop on the Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases: the Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes

Washington Plaza Hotel (Adams and Franklin Room) • 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005

8:00 A.M. EDT
October 11-12, 2010

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8:00 am Introduction
Lonnie King, D.V.M., M.S., M.A.
Chair, Committee on Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University

8:15 am A Systems Approach in Understanding Tick-Borne Diseases: People, Animals, and the Ecosystem
Richard Ostfeld, Ph.D. (confirmed) Disease Ecologist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies


9:00 am Moderator: Gordon Schutze, M.D.
Committee Member, Committee on Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
Professor and Vice-Chairman for Educational Affairs
Department of Pediatrics
Vice President, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital

9:05 am Landscape of Lyme Disease: Current Knowledge, Gaps, and Research Needs
Gary P. Wormser, M. D. (confirmed)
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine
New York Medical College

9:30 am Spectrum of Lyme Disease: Approaches to Understanding Multi-factorial and Multidimensional Diseases
Benjamin J. Luft, M.D. (confirmed)
Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
State University of New York at Stony Brook

9:45 am Discussion