Conference Location

Binghamton University

Innovative Tech. Complex

Center of Excellence

85 Murray Hill Road

Vestal, NY 13850

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Rotunda Cafe - located next to Symposium Hall

Light Breakfast & Lunch

Coffee, Water, Juice, Soda

Snacks

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  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Spicy Italian Baguette
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  • Chipotle Quinoa Salad with Fresh Fruit

*Deadline for orders is Friday, April 24th

 

Local Options within Driving Distance

Many local restaurants and stores are within easy driving distance

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This Year's Presenters

The 2020 Lyme Disease Conference will feature expert speakers on a variety of Lyme Disease topics.

The 2020 presenters include:

Bahgat Sammakia, PhD

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Bahgat Sammakia, a SUNY distinguished professor of Mechanical Engineering, is the Vice President for Research at Binghamton University.  He leads the Division of Research, which supports Binghamton University’s success as a premier public, nationally recognized institution and leader in transformational research that benefits society.  Dr Sammakia is highly published, holds many patents, and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors.

Daniel Cameron, MD

Personalized Treatment of Lyme Disease

Dr. Daniel Cameron graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and their Department of Epidemiology. He completed residencies at both Beth Israel Medical Center and Mt. Sinai in New York City.

Dr. Cameron has led the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) twice as their president. He is widely recognized as an author of the 2004 and 2014 ILADS practice guidelines, his Lyme disease science videos and blogs. He is an author of the book, Inside Lyme: An expert’s guide to the Science of Lyme disease.

Dr. Cameron continues to see patients in his private practice in Mt. Kisco, New York

Saravanan Thangamani, Ph.D.

Emergence of Powassan Virus in New York and its Impact on Lyme Disease Transmission from a Co-infected Tick

Dr. Saravanan Thangamani is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is also the Director of the SUNY Center for Environmental Health and Medicine, and Vector Biology Laboratories.  He is a recognized expert in vector-borne diseases caused by Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme), Powassan virus and Heartland virus.

Dr. Thangamani’s research has been directed toward understanding the environmental factors contributing to the emergence of tick-borne diseases in New York.  He has focused on the Powassan virus, the deadliest of the tick-borne co-infections.  Dr. Thangamani is additionally working on the development of anti-tick vaccines.

Somer DelSignore, NP

Tick-borne Infections in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment

Somer DelSignore has over a decade of practice experience and extensive training in pediatric integrative medicine. She is committed to an integrative treatment approach for those afflicted with tick-borne illnesses, autoimmune disorders and PANS/Autoimmune Encephalopathy.

Somer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania as an NP with a Pediatric Critical Care focus and is board certified.  Over the years she cultivated her practice pathway to include integrative medicine ultimately leading her to care for children with acute and chronic tick-borne infections.  She studied under Dr. Richard Horowitz and is an active member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

Timothy S. DeSmet, Ph.D.

Detecting Ticks from Afar: Remote Sensing of Tick Habitats Through the Use of Drones

Dr. Timothy S. DeSmet is an archaeological geophysicist who received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2016. He is the Director of the Geophysics & Remote Sensing Laboratory at Binghamton University.  Dr. DeSmet  is an expert in the use of remote sensing techniques to study human behavior, social organization and cultural change through time.  In the past year he has directed his research efforts on the study of tick habitats, to develop a better understanding of tick migration patterns.

Yetrib Hathout, Ph.D.

Binghamton University 

Development of Biomarkers to Aid Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Prognosis

Dr. Yetrib Hathout is a Professor and Graduate Director at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science of Binghamton University.  Previously, he was a tenured Associate Professor at Children’s National Health System and the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. 

Dr. Hathout’s area of research involves the use of sophisticated analytical methods to develop biomarkers to assess disease progression and response to treatment in neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Hathout has recently directed his research efforts toward the development of methods to identify and understand the molecular mechanisms of Lyme disease and co-infections.  The goal is to directly detect the Lyme microbes in serum and urine samples collected from affected patients for better diagnosis and decision making. Dr. Hathout is also interested in using blood accessible biomarkers to monitor disease progression and response to therapies in patients affected by Lyme disease. 

Amanda Roome, Ph.D.

Determining Tick-borne Disease Risk and Occupational Hazards in the Northeastern United States

Dr. Amanda Roome is a Research Scientist at the Bassett Research Institute in Cooperstown, NY. She has performed extensive field and laboratory research on tick-borne diseases in New York state since 2012, and has recently begun expanding her research throughout the northeast.

Dr. Roome’s research explores the tick-induced risk of Lyme and other tick-borne pathogens, risk factors associated with Lyme infection, quality of life changes resulting from acute or chronic Lyme infection, and the occupational hazards of tick-borne disease exposure in forestry workers.

Jane Marke, MD

Confronting the Impact of Tick-borne Disease on Mental Health

Dr. Jane Marke is a Psychiatrist in private practice who has made a subspecialty of treating patients with tick-borne diseases. She has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and as a Consulting Psychiatrist to Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Dr. Marke practices Integrative Psychiatry, an approach to mental health which embraces conventional psychotherapy and psychopharmacolgy, but also uses complementary medicine, innovative techniques, mind/body techniques, and complex analysis of possible biological causes of patients’ difficulties.

Dr. Marke is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

Schedule

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Doors open for vendors

7:00 AM

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Registration opens

8:00 AM

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Baghat Sammakia, Ph.D.

Binghamton University

Welcoming Remarks

8:30 AM

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Timothy S. DeSmet, Ph.D.

Binghamton University

Detecting Ticks from Afar: Remote Sensing of Tick Habitats Through the Use of Drones

8:45 AM

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Yetrib Hathout, Ph.D.

Binghamton University 

Development of Biomarkers to Aid Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Prognosis

9:30 AM

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BREAK

10:15 – 10:30 AM

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Saravanan Thangamani, Ph.D.

Upstate Medical University

Emergence of Powassan Virus in NY and its Impact on Lyme Disease Transmission from a Co-infected Tick

10:30 AM

 

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Amanda Roome, Ph.D.

Bassett Research Institute

Determining Tick-borne Disease Risk and Occupational Hazards in the Northeastern United States

11:15 AM

 

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LUNCH BREAK

12:00 – 1:00 PM

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Somer DelSignore, NP

Bock Integrative

Tick-borne Infections in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment

1:00 PM

 

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Jane Marke, MD

Private Practice

Confronting the Impact of Tick-borne Disease on Mental Health

2:00 PM

 

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BREAK

3:00 – 3:15 PM

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Daniel Cameron, MD

Private Practice

Personalized Treatment of Lyme Disease

3:15 PM

 

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Vendors close

5:00 PM