Lyme Disease Symposium (registration open)

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Date(s) - 25/05/2020
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Place: Oslo (specifics TBA)

Date: 25th of May – 2020

Time:  app. 10 am – 7 pm

This Lyme disease symposium will offer an exciting scientific program on The biology of Lyme disease: history, challenges and opportunities.

Attendance is open, but to get an idea of how many to expect, please sign up using this form.

Lyme disease is a complex tick-borne zoonotic disease of escalating public health concern in several parts of the world.

Beginning over 40 years with the recognition of the disease and the discovery of the bacterial spirochaetes (within the genus Borrelia) as etiologic agents, the biology of this infectious disease has been under rigorous investigation. During that time, a number of important advances in understanding the pathogenesis of this disease have been made. Despite this situation, a number of important issues remain.

The speakers at this symposium have been and continue to be at the center of these scientific studies.

The goal of this symposium is therefore to integrate established and emerging concepts of Borrelia biology, pathogenesis and ecology, and to place them in the broader context of biomedical research, clinical practice and disease control and prevention.

It also aims to provide a comprehensive overview of our current understanding of the disease based on historical and current perspectives.

Confirmed speakers (topics will be announced later)

Brian Stevenson – University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA

Allen Steere – Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

Jorge Benach – Stony Brook University, USA

Alan Barbour – University of California, Irvine,  USA

Gerold Stanek – Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Björn Olsen – Uppsala University, Sweden

 

The topic is considerable interest to the scientific community as well as the general public and touches on knowledge derived from the bench and bedside woven together with societal concerns.

Attendance is free.

NB. we do not cover travel and accommodation for members.

Questions? Contact tina.svingerud@ibv.uio.no.