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Wednesday 7 sept 2022

Wednesday 07 Sep

08:00

Venue opens

08:50

Diagnostics

Chair: Benoit Jaulhac, France (University of Strassbourg)

08:50

Short introduction chair

09:00

Diagnosis of Lyme disease and other TBD's: Limitations of current tests

Volker Fingerle, Germany (Invited speaker, Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit)

More information will follow.

Volker Fingerle

Volker Fingerle

Head of German National Reference center for Borrelia

09:30

Development of a new diagnostic test for Lyme borreliosis based on antigens discovered by screening a whole proteome microarray

Abhijeet Nayak, The Netherlands (Amsterdam UMC)

09:50

A novel laboratory approach to discriminate active Lyme borreliosis from non-Lyme individuals in addition to anti-Borrelia serostatus

Ivar Tjernberg, Sweden (Region Kalmar County and Linköping University)

10:10

Development and validation of a protein array for Lyme borreliosis diagnostics

Olga Stukolova, Russian Federation (Central Research Institute for Epidemiology)

10:30

Break and Coffee

11:00

Preventive measures against tick-borne diseases

Chair: Lars Eisen, USA (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

11:00

Short introduction chair

11:10

Acquired tick resistance

Erol Fikrig, USA (Invited speaker, Yale University)

More information will follow.

Erol Fikrig

Erol Fikrig

Chief of Infectious Diseases

11:40

A smartphone app to better understand human behavior and tick encounters: The Tick App an evolving tool

Gebbiena Bron, United States (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

12:00

Development of a multivalent Lyme Borreliosis vaccine candidate: Results from a phase 2 safety & immunogenicity study in an adult and pediatric study population

Nicole Bézay, Austria (Valneva)

12:20

Closing remarks & award session

Hein Sprong, Netherlands (RIVM) and Joppe Hovius, Netherlands (Amsterdam UMC), including award ceremony Young & Wild session and poster pitch prizes