By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Colorado teenager Olivia Goodreau has garnered support from some of the world’s top scientists as a leading advocate for Lyme disease awareness and research funding. Many of the world’s top researchers and medical professionals will gather in Westminster, Colo., for the second LivLyme Summit September 21-22.

The forum will focus on the research being done across the globe to find a cure for Lyme Disease and the active measures being undertaken to help eradicate tick-borne illnesses.

The Summit provides critical information for Lyme disease patients, medical doctors who treat Lyme disease and clinical researchers focused on tick pathogens at universities and medical laboratories across the globe, as well as medical media who are so critical to telling the stories associated with chronic diseases, including the upsurge of Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses. Registration for the two-day conference includes 10 hours of CME credit and is free to medical doctors, researchers and college students focused on the Lyme issue.

Registration information can be found at

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Researchers and scientists slated to attend the two-day conference September 21-22, 2019 include:

  • Adrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC, FCCS, Professor of Medicine at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
  • Elena Frid, MD, Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist
  • John Aucott, MD, Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center, Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Joseph Jemsek, MD, FACP, AAHIVS, Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Thomas Platts-Mills, MD, PhD, Head, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Virginia
  • Lawrence Afrin, MD, Integrative Medicine, Mast Cell
  • Armin Alaedini, PhD, Adj. Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at New York Medical College; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Kris Newby, MS, Science Author of “Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons;” Communications Manager and Science Writer, Stanford University
  • Kristen Honey, PhD, PMP, Vice-Chair, Tick-Borne Disease Working Group; Innovator in Residence U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Jayakumar Rajadas, PhD, Director, BIOADD; Assistant Director of CV Pharmacology, Biomaterials and Advanced Drug Delivery, Stanford University
  • Eva Sapi, PhD, MS, Professor and Director of Lyme Disease Program, Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of New Haven
  • Jyotsna Shah, PhD, CCLD, MBA, President and Laboratory Director of IGeneX Clinical Laboratory
  • Jeff Stauffer, TickTracker Chief Insect Information Officer
  • Susanna N. Visser, DrPH, MS, Associate Director for Policy, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center on Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ying Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Susan Green, Attorney, Founder, Hardball-Law
  • Nicole Malachowski, retired US Air Force officer, first female pilot in the Thunderbirds, former executive director, Joining Forces initiative, White House Fellow

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