3rd INTERNATIONAL TICK BORNE DISEASES CONFERENCE PROGRAM

International Tick Borne Disease 3rd Annual Conference

SATURDAY 7 March, 2015

3rd  International Tick borne Diseases Conference

Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, The University of Sydney

 

08.00-18.00

REGISTRATION

09.00-10.40

SESSION 1:  Tick-borne diseases: An Australian focus

09.00-09.10

WELCOME

09.10-09.40

Dr Trevor Cheney- Introduction for primary care practitioners to managing tick borne diseases in Australia Part 1

09.40-10.00

William Shirvington- Preliminary investigation of Australian borreliosis patients using current two-tiered serology approach

10.00-10.20

Brooke Storey-Lewis- Investigation of evidence for Babesia species in Australians with symptoms of tick-borne illness

10.20-10.40

Discussion Panel

10.40-11.10

Morning Tea- Foyer Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

11.10-12.50

SESSION 2:  Borreliosis- Different presentations: Lyme disease & Relapsing Fever

11.10-11.50

Dr Steven Harris- Three Standard Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease

11.50-12.30

Associate Professor Diego Cadavid- Tick-borne relapsing fever         

12.30-12.50

Discussion Panel

12.50-13.50

Lunch- Foyer Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

13.50-15.20

SESSION 3:  Spirochetal infections: Neurological and psychiatric manifestations

13.50-14.30

Professor Jeremy Coplan- Neuropsychiatric aspects of Lyme disease

14.30-15.00

Priya Maheshwari - Spirochetal infection increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease: a meta-analysis

15.00-15.20

Discussion Panel 

15.20-15.50

Afternoon Tea- Foyer Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

15.50-17.30

SESSION 4:  Chronic illness: the challenge of modern medicine

15.50-16.20

Dr Louise Stone- There will never be a transparent ribbon day: understanding, managing and supporting people with medically unexplained symptoms. 

16.20-16.50

Dr Trevor Cheney- Introduction for primary care practitioners to managing tick borne diseases in Australia Part 2

16.50-17.20

Dr Mark Donohoe- Rise of the Titans: Chronic inflammatory responses and enemies from within

17.20-17.40

Discussion Panel

17.40-17.50

Close of Day 1

18.00-19.00

Wine tasting function

19.30-22.00

Conference dinner

     

SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2015

Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, The University of Sydney

 

08.30-14.00

REGISTRATION

09.00-10.40

SESSION 5:  Case studies

09.00-09.20

Dr Tim Ewer- A New Zealand experience of "Lyme"

09.20-9.40

Amina Eastham-Hillier- Supporting the hypersensitive complex patient - How to help patients regain their strength and optimize recovery

9.40-10.00

Dr Hugh Derham- Case reports of four patients tested by two different accredited laboratories who acquired Lyme disease/Borreliosis in Australia

10.00-10.20

Panel Discussion

10.20-10.50

Morning Tea - Foyer Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

10.50-13.20

SESSION 6:  Hyperthermia, diagnostics and immunity

10.50-11.20

Dr David Bird- Whole body Hyperthermia- history as a medical therapy, its effect on the immune system and a possible treatment modality for tick-borne diseases.

11.20-11.50

Dr Jyotsna Shah- Diagnosis of Borreliosis (Lyme disease and Relapsing Fever) by Q-PCR in Australia 

11.50-12.20

Dr Mualla McManus- Effects of Borrelia on host immunity : possible consequences for diagnostics

12.20-13.00

Dr Christabelle Yeoh- Understanding chronic infections - The terrain, the neuro -immune system and their interphases

13.00-13.20

Panel Discussion

13.20-13.30

Close of Conference

13.30

END OF CONFERENCE

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