Tickborne Diseases: An Update On Trends, Diagnostics, and Emerging Infections

This session of the Commissioner's Grand Rounds series is also part of the Medical Society of the State of New York House of Delegates Meeting. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the epidemiology of tickborne diseases in NYS, review diagnostic approaches to tickborne diseases, and provide an update on emerging tickborne infections.

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  • Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D.
    Commissioner, New York State Department of Health


  • C. Ben Beard, MS, PhD
    Deputy Director
    Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Philip Molloy, MD
    Rheumatologist, Nantucket Cottage Hospital
    Medical Director for Tickborne Diseases, Imugen Inc.
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Michael Ryan, PhD
    Director, Division of Laboratory Quality Certification
    Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
    Presentation (PDF)
  • P. Bryon Backenson, MS
    Deputy Director, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, New York State Department of Health
    Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University at Albany School of Public Health
    Presentation (PDF)


  • Thursday March 22nd, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
    Adam's Mark Hotel
    120 Church Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Continuing Medical Education Credits

CME credit availability has expired for this session.