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 & Tea9:30 AM
by Robert IP10:00 AM
Lyme Disease and Virus Infections
by Armin Schwarzbach10:10 AM
Overcoming unmet needs in order to properly monitor Lyme disease-associated pathogens & therapies.
by Prof. Francesco Veas10:20 AM
Why Lyme and associated diseases remain highly controversial in many countries.
by Prof. Christian Perronne11:00 AM
Lyme Madness – A Mother’s Perspective
by Lori Dennis11:40 AM
Open Vendors and Book Signing12:05 PM
Catered Lunch12:30 PM
Afternoon Opening Remarks
by Dr. Simon Colla1:30 PM
by Dr. Juergen Richt1:40 PM
Nutrition and Genetic Predisposition in Lyme Disease
by Carissa Doherty ND2:05 PM
Development of an Antibiofilm Drug to Repotentiate Antibiotics
by Dr Garth Erlich2:25 PM
15 mins3:15 PM
Laboratory Testing for Lyme & Co-Infections
by Robert Giguere3:45 PM
Scientific updates on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme and Associated Co-infections.
by Dr Richard Horowitz4:00 PM