CDC, NIH, and NEHA Announce the 15th International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

NEHA News Release

 

Release Date: 
January 31, 2018

15th International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and other Tick-Borne Diseases (ICLB)

Contact: Anna Perea

DENVER – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are pleased to announce that the 15th International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and other Tick-Borne Diseases (ICLB) will be held September 11 – 14, 2018, at the Tom Harkin Global Communications Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

“NEHA is proud to co-sponsor this conference because we believe people should live their lives free from worry associated with diseases caused by tick bites,” said David Dyjack, Dr.PH, CIH, Executive Director of NEHA.

According to CDC, there are an estimated 300,000 Lyme cases in the US each year, with additional cases of less common but potentially serious tickborne diseases. Lyme disease is widespread throughout North America, Europe, and northern Asia, and prevention is a challenge that must be addressed, especially during the summer months.

“Tickborne diseases are a large and growing public health problem in the US and internationally,” said Paul Mead, M.D., M.P.H, chief of the Bacterial Diseases Branch in the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at the CDC. “New diseases are being discovered more frequently, and previously known diseases are becoming more common and spreading to new areas. We welcome the opportunity to meet with the scientific community to share information and identify ways to combat this growing problem.”

CDC, NIH, and NEHA welcome professionals in the fields of Lyme and other tickborne disease diagnostics, ecology, environmental health, epidemiology, medicine, microbiology, and pathogenesis to attend the conference. Please join experts in Atlanta this fall to explore cutting-edge technologies and prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases.

Abstract submission runs from February 1-28, 2018. For more information, see www.neha.org/ICLB2018/.

 


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