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March 3-4, 2020, TBDWG Meeting (in-person)

March 3, 2020 - March 4, 2020

The 12th meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group was held at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. For this meeting, the TBDWG discussed and voted on recommendations for the 2020 TBDWG Report to Congress. Most of the recommendations the TBDWG considered were from the reports of eight TBDWG subcommittees, which were created to examine critical topic areas related to tick-borne diseases.

Federal Register Notice

Written Public Comment

Meeting Summary Day 1

Meeting Summary Day 2

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 - March 3, 2020

Time Agenda Item Speaker
9:00 am - 9:05 am Welcome
Roll Call and Introductions
Jim Berger, DFO
9:05 am – 9:07 am Welcome Remarks Tammy Beckham, Director, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy
9:07 am – 9:17 am Recap of Meeting #11
Review of Meeting #12 Agenda and Goals
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-ChaiR
9:17 am – 9:19 am Overview of the Working Group’s Mission, Vision Statement, Values Jim Berger, DFO
9:19 am – 9:21 am Overview of the Report to Congress Requirements and Rules Jim Berger, DFO
9:21 am – 9:27 am Discussion of Report to Congress Template Jennifer Gillissen, Contractor
9:27 am – 10:27 am Discussion of Report to Congress Outline Working Group
10:27 am – 10:30 am CDC Tick Surveillance Update Ben Beard, CDC
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break -
10:45 am – 11:45 am Discussion of Rickettsiosis Subcommittee Recommendations Working Group
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Discussion of Ehrichiosis and Anaplasmosis Subcommittee Recommendations Working Group
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch -
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Discussion of Babesiosis and Tick-Borne Pathogens Subcommittee Recommendations Working Group
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Discussion of Alpha-Gal Subcommittee Recommendations Working Group
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break -
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Discussion of  Training, Education, Access to  Care, and Reimbursement Subcommittee Recommendations Working Group
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Discussion of  Clinical Aspects of Lyme Disease Subcommittee Recommendations Working Group
6:00 pm Adjournment Jim Berger, DFO

 

This is a draft agenda and subject to change.

Day 2 - March 4, 2020

Time Agenda Item Speaker
9:00 am – 9:05 am Welcome
Roll Call
Recap of First Day
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
9:05 am – 10:05 am Public Comment Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
10:05 am - 11:05 am Discussion of Pathogenesis and Physiology of Lyme Disease Subcommittee Recommendations Working Group
11:05am - 12:05 pm Discussion of  Tick Biology, Ecology, and Control Subcommittee Recommendations Working Group
12:05 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch -
1:15 pm – 1:20 pm Public Comment Subcommittee Update Scott Commins, Co-Chair
Angel Davey, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
1:20 pm – 1:22 pm Federal Inventory Subcommittee Update Ben Beard, Dennis Dixon, Sam Donta, Beto Perez de Leon, Pat Smith David Walker
1:22 pm – 2:22 pm Review Report to Congress Outline to Ensure it Represents the Approved Recommendations Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
2:22 pm – 3:22 pm Division of Report Writing Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
3:22 pm – 3:45 pm Break -
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Discussion of Topics to Consider for 2022 Report Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Review of Meeting #12
   - Approved recommendations
Next Steps
Next Meeting of the Working Group
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
4:45 pm Adjournment Jim Berger, DFO