State-of-the art science is required to investigate the research gaps and complexities of maternal-fetal transmission of Lyme and will require a collaborative, disciplinary, multi-stakeholder ‘relay-team’ approach, which values an integrative model of bringing together patients with lived experience, front-line clinicians, clinical researchers, Government officials and scientists to collectively identify, propose and carry out further investigation.
Lyme Disease & Pregnancy: State of the Science & Opportunities for Research - April 29, 2021
Start – 10:00
Lyme Disease and Pregnancy: Why Research is Urgently Needed.
Isabel Rose, Chair, Mothers Against Lyme and Board Member, Project Lyme
Epidemiology and Pathobiology of Lyme Disease: Implications for Research.
Holly Ahern MS, MT(ASCP): Associate Professor of Microbiology, SUNY Adirondack.
Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Lyme Disease: Research Gaps and Opportuities.
Sue Faber, RN, BScN: Co-Founder and President, LymeHope.
NIH Research Opportunities for Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
Nahida Chaktoura, MD, Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Program Officer, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Advancing Research for Tickborne Diseases: Guidance and Resources for Investigators.
Maliha Ilias, PhD, Lyme Disease Program Officer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID).
1:21-end – Q&A