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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 will be held on January 28 and 29, 2020. For this meeting, the Working Group will 1) hear presentations from eight subcommittees on their findings and potential actions for the TBDWG to consider; 2) hear updates from the Public Comment and Inventory Subcommittees; and 3) further discuss plans for developing the 2020 report to the HHS Secretary and Congress on federal tick-borne activities and research.

The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol, 33 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002. In-person attendance at the meeting is limited to space available; therefore, preregistration for public members is advisable and can be accomplished by registering here.

Members of the public may also attend the meeting via live webcast.

Federal Register Meeting Notice

Subcommittee Reports

Written Public Comment

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 -