Conference Topics

International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and other Tick-Borne Diseases Topic Areas

  • Clinical/Epidemiology
    • Clinical trials
    • Risk factor studies
    • Understanding surveillance numbers
    • Characterizing burden/patient population
    • Human vaccines/Antibody prophylaxis
    • Antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Laboratory Diagnostics
    • Diagnostic development/evaluation 
    • Diagnostic markers 
    • Molecular typing/genomes
  • Pathogenesis
    • Tick-host-pathogen interactions
    • Host immune defenses
    • Microbial physiology
    • Molecular genetics
  • Tick biology/Natural transmission cycles
    • Tick distribution and behavior
    • Tick physiology/Anti-tick vaccine targets
    • Natural infection in ticks and vertebrate reservoirs
  • Prevention
    • Environmental tick and pathogen control, including:
      • Suppression of host-seeking ticks
      • Host/reservoir-targeted control methods
      • Integrated tick/pathogen management
    • Behavioral risk factors for human-tick contact
    • Development/use of repellents and permethrin-treated clothing
    • Transmission-blocking anti-tick vaccines
       

 

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