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Students and patients receive a 40% discount on the tickets for the conference. NOK 750 for one day or NOK 1500 for two days. Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to give this reduction. Last chance to sign up is Wednesday May 21st.

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Don’t miss the opportunity to experience some of the most renowned researchers and clinicians speak about vector-borne diseases at the Grand Hotel in Oslo May 26th and May 27th.

The program:


Norvect Conference Program

Program Monday May 26th 2014

7.45 am – 9.00 am


9.00 am – 9.10 am

Welcome by NorVect

Trine Skei Grande (Liberal Party, Venstre) gives opening speech

9.10 am – 10.10 am

Joseph J. Burrascano Jr. MD
Lyme Borreliosis – History, Clinical Presentations, Testing and Diagnosis (incl. 5-10 minutes Q&A)

10.10 am – 11.05 am

Jyotsna Shah, Ph.D, CCLD, MBA
What Have We Learnt About Diagnosis of Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases in The Last 20 Years? (incl. 5-10 minutes Q&A)

11.05 am– 11.25 am


11.25 am– 12.35am

Richard I. Horowitz, MD
Tick-borne Co-infections: Presentation, Diagnosis and Treatment. (incl. 5-10 minutes Q&A)

12.35 pm– 1.35 pm

Lunch – networking, knowledge sharing

1.35 pm – 2.35 pm

Christian Perrone, PhD, MD
The gap between current diagnostic tests for Lyme disease and associated diseases and the diversity of pathogens isolated in the world.(incl. 5- 10 minutes Q&A)

2.35 pm – 3.05 pm

Carl Morten Motzfeldt Laane, PhD
Easy Detection of Bacteria and Parasites in Infected Human Blood by Microscopy. Some Simple, Low-cost Methods. (incl. 5 minutes Q&A)

3.05 pm – 2.30 pm

Bela Bózsik, MD
DualDur®reagent & method in diagnosis & pathogenesis for TBD – 30 years practice (incl. 5 minutes Q&A)

3.25 pm – 3.45 pm


3.45 pm – 4.25 pm

Alan MacDonald, MD
Borrelia -diverse Morphologies in culture and in Human Infections (incl 10 minutes Q&A)

4.25 pm– 4.45 pm

Armin Schwarzbach, Ph.D, MD
Borrelia-Elispot: A Game-Changer in diagnostics?

4.45 pm– 5.30 pm

Dialogue/ Panel discussions

Program Tuesday May 27th 2014

07.30 – 08.30 am


08.30 – 09.30 am

Joseph J. Burrascano Jr. MD
Lyme Borreliosis: Treatment and Case Histories (incl.10 minutes Q&A)

09.30 – 11.15 am

Richard I. Horowitz, MD
Why Can´t I Get Better? Using the Lyme-MSIDS Map in Chronic Illness. (incl. 10-15 minutes Q&A)

11.15 – 11.30 am


11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Dr. Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM
Bartonellosis: A One Health Approach to An Emerging Infectious Disease (incl. 10 minutes Q&A)

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Lunch – networking, knowledge sharing

1.30 pm – 1.55 pm

Åshild Andreassen, Ph.D
ScandTick – Regional cooperation against tick-borne diseases. (incl. 5 minutes Q&A)

1.55 pm – 2.45 pm

Eva Sapi, Ph.D
Biofilms and antibiotic resistance of Borrelia burgdorferi (incl. 5-10 minutes Q&A)

2.45 pm – 3.25 pm

Alan MacDonald, MD
Human Borrelia Deaths, Autospy studies, and Chronic Morbidities (incl. 10 minutes Q&A).

3.25 pm– 3.40 pm


3.40 pm – 4.30 pm

Judith Miklossy, Ph.D, MD, DSc
Chronic Lyme disease and Lyme dementia (incl. 5-10 minutes Q&A)

4.30 pm – 4.50 pm

Randi Eikeland, Ph.D, MD
European Neuroborreliosis Long-term Follow-up

4.50 pm – 5.30 pm

Dialogue/ Panel discussion