October 2 & 3,  2018

3rd Annual Lyme Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine Conference

Welcome to our 3rd year hosting the Lyme Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine conference.

This year’s unique event is a special opportunity to spend two days sharing in the collective works and experiences of those in the Lyme Disease community.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

New York Academy of Medicine

This day will focus on the exciting new advancements of the scientific and medical communities. This event will be oriented to specialized topics and discussions for the research community. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

New York Academy of Science

The second day of our event will be designed with patients, caretakers, and the larger community in mind. Researchers, clinician, patients, families, and advocates will come together to share experiences and find opportunities to advance our understanding of this challenging disease. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Our Speakers

Richard I. Horowitz, M.D.

Richard I. Horowitz, M.D.

Medical Director, Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center
Precision Medicine: Outcomes from Data Mining 200 Patients Using The 16 Point MSIDS Model and Dapsone Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease/PTLDS
Brian  A.  Fallon,  M.D.

Brian A. Fallon, M.D.

Director, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, Columbia University
A Ten-year Follow-up of Patients with Lyme Encephalopathy
Monica E. Embers,  Ph.D.

Monica E. Embers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Tulane University
Resuscitation of the enigmatic viable, but non-cultivable (VBNC) B. burgdorferi spirochetes from antibiotic –treated animals infected with the Lyme disease pathogen
John  Aucott,  M.D.

John Aucott, M.D.

Director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center
Clinical and Neurocognitive Characterization of Patients with Post-Treatment Lyme Disease
Nicole  Baumgarth,  DVM

Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Davis
Borrelia burgdorferi and the subversion of the adaptive immune response
Joel  Dudley

Joel Dudley

Director, Institute for Next Generation Healthcare
State of the Science Lecture
Ying Zhang, MD

Ying Zhang, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Professor, Johns Hopkins
Developing more effective treatments for persistent Lyme disease
Suruchi  Chandra,  M.D.

Suruchi Chandra, M.D.

Integrative Psychiatry & Medicine
Keynote Address
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Panel Highlights

October 2nd

On the Ground, in the Field, at the Bench: Lyme Disease Discovery Front Lines

Experts at the front lines of research will share their work and discuss recent discoveries coming out of scientific exploration in Lyme Disease.

Advancing Collaboration through Next Generation Technologies:

We will be discussing emerging next generation technologies and the impact they have on our ability to research Lyme Disease and enhance opportunities for collaboration.

October 3rd

Connecting Communities: Patient Partnership:

This discussion will be focused on how patients, caregivers, and clinicians can collectively build a partnership to improving our understanding and our ability to treat Lyme Disease.

Outreach, Advocacy, and Building Momentum for Change:

We will be discussing opportunities for how we can all get involved, make a change, and build together the path towards supporting, understanding, treating, curing, and preventing tick borne diseases.

Breakout Sessions

Living Well with Lyme: The Power of Nutrition

All patients living with chronic Lyme are familiar with the symptoms of joint pain, swelling, fatigue and headaches. This patient workshop, led by Vicki Kobliner, MS, RDN, focuses on nutrition and its central role in battling these symptoms and strengthening one’s immune system.

"N-of-1 trials” for Patients with Chronic Lyme Disease: A Participatory Design Workshop

We will give you a crash course in the basics of “N-of-1 trials”: what they are, how they work, when they can help patients choose between two treatments. We will ask for your input about important health issues facing chronic lyme patients and where you believe N-of-1 trials may be most helpful.

What makes LymeMIND Expo so special ...

Its comprehensive focus: those who are dedicated to prevention, diagnostic and treatment innovations are exhibited alongside those who educate, perform research and advocate for patient care and support.

What makes LymeMIND Story so special ...

The fully immersive interview booth will highlight the individuals and stories faced in the battle with Lyme disease. We seek to represent the core of the human Lyme disease experience from the perspective of patient, clinician, caregiver, and researcher.

What makes LymeMIND Conference so special ...

In addition to highlighting cutting edge research from scientists and clinicians, we’ve designed this year to provide patients with a greater sense of clarity on the advances the scientific community is making and how they can become more actively involved as citizen scientists.

What makes LymeMIND Community so special ...

We are an engaged community of clinicians, researchers, patients, advocates, and innovators. Our community of collaborators comes together annually to share in the mission of understanding, treating, and preventing this complex and devastating disease.

2017 Conference Presentations

Joel Dudley Conference 2017
Charles Chiu 2017
Annemarie G. Hirsch Conference 2017
Nicole Baumgarth Conference 2017
Richard Marconi Conference 2017
Joao H.F. Pedra Conference 2017

2016 Conference Presentations

Joel Dudley Conference 2016
Brian Fallon
Gregory Stock
Brian Kidd
What is LymeMIND

What is LymeMIND

The Institute for Next Generation Healthcare is building a multiscale integrated network of Lyme Disease (LymeMIND) that will represent a unified, predictive model of Lyme disease.

LymeMIND will enable a systems medicine approach to identify novel biomarkers and new therapeutic opportunities. We are working with a network of collaborators to interrogate the complex biology of samples collected from Lyme-affected individuals using molecular profiling technologies and applying advanced statistical and machine learning approaches to move rapidly from “Big Data” to knowledge and improved understanding of the disease.


To learn more about the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare please visit nextgenheathcare.org

What is LymeMIND

Contact Us

Institute for Next Generation Healthcare
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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