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Committees

Organizing committee
Joppe W.R. Hovius, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, conference chair
Hein Sprong, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, conference chair

In addition, the organizing committee consists of delegates from the chairs’ host institutions, the chairs of the scientific subcommittees, ESGBOR and the NorthTick consortium

Scientific committee
Paul Auwaerter, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Juan Anguita, Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences, Spain
Marieta Braks, Centre for infectious Disease Control, Netherlands
John Branda, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Lars Eisen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Volker Fingerle, Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit & Lebensmittelsicherheit, Germany
Franc Strle, Ljubljana Medical Center, Sloviena
Klemen Strle, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Jean Tsao, Michigan State University, USA
Maarten Voordouw, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Canada

Clinical/Epidemiology subcommittee
Franc Strle, Ljubljana Medical Center, Slovenia, chair
Paul Auwaerter, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA, co-chair
Gerhard Dobler, Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Germany
Randi Eikelund, Flåttsenteret, Norway
Brian Fallon, Colombia University, USA
Bart-Jan Kullberg, Radboudumc, Netherlands
Per-Eric Lindgren, Linköping University, Sweden
Daša Stupica , Ljubljana Medical Center, Slovenia
Kees van den Wijngaard, Centre for infectious Disease Control, Netherlands
Gary Wormser, New York Medical College, USA

Diagnostics subcommittee
Volker Fingerle, Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit & Lebensmittelsicherheit, Germany, chair
John Branda, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, co-chair
Wim Ang, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands
Ram Dessau, University of Southern Danmark, Danmark
Linden Hu, Tufts University, USA
Benoît Jaulhac, University of Strasbourg, France
Kristin Kremer, Centre for infectious Disease Control, Netherlands
Mariska Leeflang, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands
Gerold Stanek, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Alje van Dam, Amsterdam UMC. Netherlands

Pathogenesis subcommittee
Klemen Strle, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, chair
Juan Anguita, Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences, Spain, co-chair
Monica Embers, Tulane University, USA
Bredon Jutras, Virginia Tech, USA
Linden Hu, Tufts University, USA
Leo Joosten, Radboudumc, Netherlands
Peter Kraiczy, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Gabrielle Margos, Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit & Lebensmittelsicherheit, Germany
Sukanya Narasimhan, Yale University, USA
Alexander Platonov, Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Russia


Ecology and tick biology, including
Tick biology, ecology and behavior

Transmission dynamics of tick-borne pathogens
Jean Tsao, Michigan State University, USA, chair
Maarten Voordouw, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Canada, co-chair
Maria Diuk Wasser, Columbia University, USA
Agustín Estrada-Peña, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Gabor Foldvari, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary
Maria Gomes-Solecki, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Ondra Hajdusek, Czech Academy of Sciences , Czech Republic
Tim Hofmeester, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Olaf Kahl, Tick-radar GmbH, Germany
Nick Ogden, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada

Prevention subcommittee
Lars Eisen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, chair
Marieta Braks, Centre for infectious Disease Control, Netherlands, co-chair
Tamas Bakonyi, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Hungary
Robert Gilmore, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Paul Mead, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Abhijeet Nayak, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands
Sam Perdue, National Institute of Health, USA
Allen Steere, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Sam Telford III, Tufts, Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine, USA