1st European Crypto-Infections Conference 2019

1st International Crypto Infections Conference

The First European Crypto-Infections Conference was held in Dublin from Friday 31st May - Saturday 1st June, looking behind the science of Lyme Disease and co-infections. It was a basic science conference suitable for university researchers and patient groups as well as doctors and vets.

The invitation, final agenda, and presentation PDFs are available for download. Video links are also available.


Time Title Presenter
Cryptic Infections in Pregnancy Prof. John (Jack) Lambert
The Value and Limitations of Serological Assays for the Diagnosis of Crypto-Infections, including Tick-Borne Infections Michael Cook
Tick-borne Disease Diagnostics: The Good the Bad and the Ugly Dr. Leona Gilbert
Molecular biology and ecology of ticks and tick-borne pathogens: co-existence, distribution, interactions Dr. Natasha Rudenko
Antigen Based Diagnostics: the value of PCR in crypto-infection diagnosis Prof. Christian Perronne
Patient care in Québec and recent initiatives in Canada Dr. Amir Khadir
Developing Effective Treatment of Persistent Lyme Disease: Where are we now? Dr. Ying Zhang
Two double blind randomized trials in Congo-Kinshasa to evaluate the efficacy of Artemisia tea versus chemical recommended drugs to treat malaria and schistosomiasis. Results and financial issues Dr. Lucile Cornet-Vernet
Chronic infection in Alzheimer’s disease, Lyme disease and type 2 diabetes Dr. Judith Miklossy
Bartonella (and other zoonotic diseases) and its role in Chronic Infection, evidence of persistence and challenges of treatment Dr. Ricardo G. Maggi
The role of international advocacy in supporting patients’rights to care Jenna Luché-Thayer
Patient groups: how to advocate for recognition and treatment of Tick-Borne Infections (lessons learned from HIV, and current status with Lyme disease) Fred Verdult
Biofilms: in vitro and in vivo evidence of crypto-infections and challenges with Borrelia infection Prof. Niels Hoiby
Bacteriophages as diagnostic markers and therapeutic agents for predicting and treating Lyme disease Dr. Jinyu Shan
Submitted Abstract: Metagenomic 16S rRNA gene sequencing survey of Borrelia species in Irish samples of Ixodes ricinus ticks Ross Murtagh
Submitted Abstract: Molecular Detection of Borrelia in Human Tissue Two case studies Vett Lloyd
Submitted Abstract: Isolation of live and cultivable Borrelia from patients after extended antibiotic treatments Marina Golovchenko, Natasha Rundenko
Conclusions: What are next steps to advance our understanding of these Crypto- infections and support patients with these ‘undiagnosed’ illnesses? Prof. Christian Perronne, Prof. John (Jack) Lambert