Christian Perronne, PhD

Christian Perronne


Christian Perronne, MD, PhD, qualified in Internal medicine, is Professor of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine Paris-Ile de France-Ouest, University of Versailles-St Quentin en Yvelines (UVSQ), Paris-Saclay, France.

He is chief of a Department of Medicine at the Raymond Poincaré University Hospital in Garches (Hauts-de-Seine), belonging to Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, the Greater Paris University Hospitals.

He is member of the research unit : Biostatistics biomathematics pharmacoepidemiology and infectious diseases (B2PHI) UMR 1181 Inserm/UVSQ/Institut Pasteur.

He is vice-president of the Fédération française contre les maladies vectorielles à tiques (FFMVT, French federation against tick-borne diseases), and president of the scientific committee of the FFMVT.

He was vice-chairman of the National Reference Centre on Tuberculosis and Mycobacteria at the Pasteur Institute in Paris until 1998.

He is past-president of the French College of Professors of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (CMIT), co-founder and past-president of the French Federation of Infectiology (FFI).

He was president of the French National Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (CTV).

He was chairman, at the French Drug Agency (ANSM, ex-Afssaps), of the working group making national evidence-based guidelines for the antibiotic treatment of respiratory tract infections.

He was principal investigator of several major clinical trials on HIV, mycobacteria and viral hepatitis, for the Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le SIDA (ANRS, French agency for research on HIV and viral hepatitis).

Christian Perronne was, during 15 years, president of the Communicable diseases section at the Conseil Supérieur d’Hygiène Publique de France and then of the Communicable diseases commission at the High Council for Public Health (HCSP), making recommendations for the public health and vaccination policies until March 2016.

He was member of the scientific committee of the French Institute of Research in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (IMMI, Inserm) until January 2013.

Christian Perronne was president of the National Council of Universities (CNU), subsection Infectious and Tropical Diseases, from 2009 to January 2016.

He was member of the European Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (ETAGE) at the World Health Organization from 2007 to 2016 and vice-chairman of ETAGE from 2009 to December 2015.

He is author or co-author of more than 300 scientific publications.

Coffee & Tea

9:30 AM

Opening Remarks

by Robert IP

10:00 AM

Lyme Disease and Virus Infections

by Armin Schwarzbach

10:10 AM

Overcoming unmet needs in order to properly monitor Lyme disease-associated pathogens & therapies.

by Prof. Francesco Veas

10:20 AM

Why Lyme and associated diseases remain highly controversial in many countries.

by Prof. Christian Perronne

11:00 AM

Lyme Madness – A Mother’s Perspective

by Lori Dennis

11:40 AM

Open Vendors and Book Signing

12:05 PM

Catered Lunch

12:30 PM

Afternoon Opening Remarks

by Dr. Simon Colla

1:30 PM

Emerging Zoonoses

by Dr. Juergen Richt

1:40 PM

Nutrition and Genetic Predisposition in Lyme Disease

by Carissa Doherty ND

2:05 PM

Development of an Antibiofilm Drug to Repotentiate Antibiotics

by Dr Garth Erlich

2:25 PM


15 mins

3:15 PM

Laboratory Testing for Lyme & Co-Infections

by Robert Giguere

3:45 PM

Scientific updates on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme and Associated Co-infections.

by Dr Richard Horowitz

4:00 PM

Book Signing

One on one with Dr. Horowitz and other speakers.
6:00 PM

Reception Dinner with Live Music

7:00 PM
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