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September 12, 2019, TBDWG Meeting (on-line)

September 12, 2019

The tenth meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group was held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. For this meeting, the Working Group received reports from the eight subcommittees that were formed during the June 4, 2019, meeting and continue to focus on plans to develop the 2020 report to the HHS Secretary and Congress on federal tick-borne activities and research.

Federal Register Notice

Meeting Summary

Meeting Presentation (Content is undergoing 508 review and will be updated pending remediation. For assistance, please contact tickbornedisease@hhs.gov)

Written Public Comment

Agenda

September 12, 2019

Time Agenda Item Presenter
9:00 am – 9:05 am Welcome from the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
9:05 am – 9:07 am New Member Introduction Kevin Macaluso
9:07 am – 9:09 am Overview of the Working Group’s Mission, Vision Statement, Values Jim Berger, DFO
9:09 am – 9:20 am - Update from June 4, 2019 Meeting to Today
    - Review 2020 TBDWG Objectives
- What We Hope to Accomplish Today
- Introduction of Subcommittees Updates
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
9:20 am – 9:30 am Alpha-gal Subcommittee Update Scott Commins, Co-Chair
Angel Davey, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
9:30 am – 9:40 am Babesiosis and Tick-Borne Viruses Subcommittee Update Ben Beard, Co-Chair
Gene Shapiro, Co-Chair
9:40 am – 9:50 am Clinical Aspects of Lyme Disease Subcommittee CDR Rebecca Bunnell, Co-Chair
Sam Donta, Co-Chair
9:50 am – 10:00 am Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis Subcommittee Dennis Dixon, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
10:00 am – 10:10 am Pathogenesis and Physiology of Lyme Disease Subcommittee Sam Donta, Co-Chair
Leith States, Co-Chair
10:10 am – 10:20 am Rickettsiosis Subcommittee Estella Jones, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
10:20 am – 10:30 am Tick Biology, Ecology, and Control Subcommittee Kevin Macaluso, Co-Chair
Beto Perez de Leon, Co-Chair
10:30 am – 10:40 am  Training and Education Subcommittee CDR Rebecca Bunnell, Co-Chair
Pat Smith, Co-Chair
10:40 am – 10:50 am Discussion of Public Comment Subcommittee Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
10:50 am – 11:10 am Topic Development Brief Update – Causes of Increased Tick-Borne Diseases Selena Gonzalez
11:10 am – 11:35 am Topic Development Brief Update – Lyme Diagnosis/Persistent Infection Selena Gonzalez
11:35 am – 11:55 am Topic Development Brief Update – Persistent Symptoms Selena Gonzalez
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm  Public Comments  
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch  
1:30 pm – 1:35 pm Quick Recap of the Morning Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
1:35 pm – 2:35 pm Discussion of Federal Inventory Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
2:35 pm – 2:45 pm Discussion of Next 2 In-person Meetings Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Recap of Decisions Made
Next Steps
 
3:00 pm Adjourn