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Armin Alaedini, Ph.D
Ass. Prof. of Medical Sciences, Dep. of
Medicine, Columbia University.
Expertise: Immune mechanisms in Lyme disease,
celiac disease, schizophrenia, and autism

Gad Baneth, DVM, Ph.D, Dipl. ECVCP
Prof. of Veterinary Parasitology and Infectious
Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine,
Hebrew University, Israel.
Expertise: Pathogenesis, diagnosis and
treatment of veterinary and zoonotic
vector-borne infectious diseases.

Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH
Dr. Daniel Cameron & Associates, Mount Kisco,
New York, President of ILADS
Expertise: Nationally recognized leader for
his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment
of tick-borne illnesses.

Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH, MED
Director of The Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases
Research Center, Columbia University.
Expertise: Neuroinflammatory Disorders, Biobehavioral
Medicine, research on neuropsychiatric Lyme disease

Volkhard Kempf, Ph.D, MD
Director of The Institute for Medical Microbiology
and Infection control, Johann Wolfgang
Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.
Expertise: Bacterial pathogenicity and resistance
and hypoxic host cell events in infections.
Specialization: Bartonella.

B. Robert Mozayeni, MD
Private practice in Bethesda, Maryland.
Chief medical doctor, Galaxy Diagnostics.
Expertise: Chronic inflammatory diseases
with rheumatic and neurovascular manifestations.
Specialization: Bartonella.

Neil Nathan, MD
Medical doctor, Gordon Medical Associates,
California. Expertise: Chronic, complex illnesses
including Lyme Disease, Mold Toxicity,
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism.

Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D
President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research
Prof. of Molecular Pathology at The Institute
for Molecular Medicine, California.
Expertise: Cancer biology, Molecular Medicine,
Chronic Infectious Diseases, ME/CFS.

Steven Phillips, MD
Medical Doctor, Yale University. Currently
in private practice, Connecticut.
Expertise: Diagnosis and treatment of Lyme
disease and co-infections.

Armin Schwarzbach, Ph.D, MD
Co-founder and CEO, Borreliose Centrum
Augsburg and Infectolab
Expertise: Laboratory medicine. Diagnostics and
treatment of tick-borne diseases.

Raphael B. Stricker, MD
Medical Director, Union Square Medical
Associates, San Francisco.
Expertise: coagulation disorders, emerging
infectious diseases, immunodeficiency,
immunologic infertility, and tick-borne diseases.

Ying Zhang, Ph.D, MD
Dep. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health, Baltimore.
Expertise: Bacterial persistence, antibiotic resistance,
and pathogenesis, and translation of
research findings into improved disease control.

"Connecting the Dots" is defined as:

"To draw a line between all the dots until the outline of an image is revealed"

"The ability to associate one idea with another to see the bigger picture"

Vector-borne diseases continue to puzzle researchers and clinicians world- wide. Amongst the most known of these, Lyme Borreliosis, is now considered an epidemic in many countries. What so many clinicians fail to see is that Lyme disease is only one piece in a bigger picture. It is therefore important to look beyond Lyme disease to understand why patients do not get well.

Lyme Borreliosis is often followed by a number of other infections, often referred to as co-infections (such as Bartonellosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis and Mycoplasmosis). Diagnostic tools frequently fail to uncover these infections, and many doctors are not familiar with the clinical picture of overlapping symptoms that these infections often entail. Moreover, patients who go undiagnosed and untreated for years may also develop chronic complaints and disabling conditions. Examples are hormonal, gastrointestinal, mitochondrial, autoimmune and psychiatric conditions that require extra support and specialized treatments.

Accordingly, understanding vector-transmitted diseases requires the uncover- ing and linkage of many small pieces in a greater puzzle. It requires creativity, curiousity and knowledge to connect all the dots. As the field of medicine constantly discovers new truths and discards existing doctrines, NorVect believes it is important to look beyond established knowledge, and connect the dots we don't yet see. This will be the objective of The NorVect Conference 2015.

The conference is open to medical professionals, and others
with interest in vector-borne diseases.

Place: Scandic Fornebu Hotel, Oslo, Norway
Time: May 30th - May 31st 2015

Limited space, register now!
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Connecting the dots

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