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January 28-29, 2020, TBDWG Meeting (in-person)

January 28, 2020 - January 29, 2020

The 11th meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group was held at the Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol, Washington, DC.

For this meeting, the Working Group 1) heard presentations from eight subcommittees on their findings and potential actions for the TBDWG to consider; 2) heard updates from the Public Comment and Inventory Subcommittees; and 3) further discussed plans for developing the 2020 report to Congress on federal tick-borne activities and research.

Federal Register Meeting Notice

Meeting Summary - Day 1

Meeting Summary - Day 2

Subcommittee Reports

Written Public Comment

Meeting Webcast (pending)

If you would like the meeting slide presentations for Day 1 and/or Day 2, please send your request to tickbornedisease@hhs.gov.

Agenda

Day 1 - January 28, 2020

Time Agenda Item Speaker
8:30 am - 8:40 am Welcome Remarks Admiral Brett Giroir
8:40 am – 8:45 am - Welcome from the Working Group
- Roll Call: During roll call members are asked to state their organization and what subcommittee(s) they co-chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
Jim Berger, DFO
8:45 am – 8:47 am Overview of the Working Group’s Mission, Vision Statement, Values Jim Berger, DFO
8:47 am – 8:57 am - Update from September 12, 2019, Meeting to Today
       - Review 2020 TBDWG objectives
- What We Hope to Accomplish Today
- Introduction of Speakers
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
8:57 am – 9:02 am - NIH Strategic Plan Update 
- CDC-led Domestic Framework
- FDA update on Tick-Borne and Vector-Borne diseases
Sam Perdue, NIH
Ben Beard, CDC
Todd Myers, FDA
9:02 am – 9:32 am Public Comments -
9:32 am – 9:42 am Public Comment Subcommittee Update
       - Comments received
       - Overall themes
Scott Commins, Co-Chair
Angel Davey, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
9:42 am – 10:42 am Subcommittee Presentation - Tick Biology, Ecology, and Control Subcommittee Kevin Macaluso, Co-Chair
Beto Perez de Leon, Co-Chair
10:42 am – 11:00 am Break -
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Subcommittee Presentation - Pathogenesis and Physiology of Lyme Disease Subcommittee Sam Donta, Co-Chair
Leith States, Co-Chair
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Subcommittee Presentation - Clinical Aspects of Lyme Disease Subcommittee Scott Cooper, Alt. CMS Rep.
Sam Donta, Co-Chair
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch -
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Subcommittee Presentation – Training, Education, Access to Care, and Reimbursement Subcommittee Betty Maloney, Co-Chair
Pat Smith, Co-Chair
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Subcommittee Presentation - Alpha-gal Subcommittee Scott Commins, Co-Chair
Angel Davey, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
4:00 pm Adjourn -

Day 2 - January 29, 2020

Time Agenda Item Speaker
9:00 am – 9:05 am Welcome from the Working Group Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
9:05 am – 9:07 am Recap of First Day Jim Berger, DFO
9:07 am – 9:37 am Public Comments -
9:37 am – 10:37 am Subcommittee Presentation - Babesiosis and Tick-Borne Pathogens Subcommittee Ben Beard, Co-Chair
Gene Shapiro, Co-Chair
10:37 am – 10:52 am Break -
10:52 am – 11:52 am Subcommittee Presentation - Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis Subcommittee Dennis Dixon, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
11:52 am – 12:52 pm Subcommittee Presentation - Rickettsiosis Subcommittee Estella Jones, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
12:52 pm – 1:52 pm Lunch -
1:52 pm – 1:57 pm Federal Inventory Update
       - What has been received
       - What is outstanding
Jim Berger, DFO
1:57 pm – 3:07 pm Open Discussions for Working Group Working Group
3:07 pm – 3:22 pm Break -
3:22 pm – 3:52 pm Discussion of Next Steps and What is Expected for the March Meeting Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
3:52 pm – 3:57 pm Review Draft Outline of Report to Congress Working Group
3:57 pm – 4:30 pm Open Discussion for Working Group Working Group
4:30 pm Adjourn -