The Dutchess County Tick Task Force held its annual Tick Educational Event on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, and included informative presentations from the following top research professionals:
DR. RICHARD HOROWITZ - Early Lyme/Acute COVID, Chronic Lyme/COVID Longhaulers: Similarities, Differences, and Potential Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches
HOLLY AHERN, SUNY ADIRONDACK - Lyme Disease and Women's Health
CHELLE HARTZER, BCE, US BIOLOGIC - National Wildlife Tick-Borne Disease Program
SARAVANAN THANGAMANI, PhD - Tracking the Emergence of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in New York
MONICA EMBERS PhD - Antibiotic Efficacy for Lyme disease
BRIAN FALLON, MD - The Mental Health Burden of Lyme Disease - Knowns and Unknowns
Tick Task Force Virtual Exhibit - May 7, 2020
In light of the COVID19 pandemic and the need to be socially distant, this year’s annual Tick Exhibit is being held virtually and will include informative presentations from top research professionals.
Please view the following PowerPoint presentations to develop a broader understanding of all aspects of tick-borne diseases.
Agenda (video available on YouTube by clicking on presenter names)
Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Department of Entomology Chief Scientist, “Biorational and Ecological Strategies for Tick Control and the Prevention of Tick-Borne Disease”
Eva Sapi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of New Haven Department of Biology & Environmental Science, “Borrelia Biofilm and Antibiotic Resistance”
Dr. Thomas Mather, Director of University of Rhode Island's Center for Vector-Borne Disease and its TickEncounter Resource Center, “Tick Spotter Program”