Dr. Nicolson at Norvect 2015

Dr. Nicolson at Norvect 2015

Have you heard about the Norvect International Conference on Lyme Disease? Better known as Norvect, the conference took the world by storm

last year with Dr. Horowitz, Dr. Burrascano, Eva Sapi, Alan MacDonald and Dr. Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM (to name a few), and this year was another fascinating panel of speakers including  Dr. Ying Zhang from John Hopkins, the lead researcher on the landmark study on “Persister” bacteria…

16 hours of lectures from the following presenters:

Raphael B. Stricker, MD
Lyme disease history and evolution of tick-borne disease

Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH
Essentials for Lyme disease diagnostics and evidence based treatment

Steven Phillips, MD
Exploring the Evidence for Chronic Infection in Lyme
Exploring the Evidence for Chronic Infection in Brucellosis

Armin Schwarzbach, Ph.D, MD
Tick-borne coinfections – A European overview

Garth L. Nicolson Ph.D
Chronic Bacterial and Viral Infections in Neurodegenerative and Neurobehavioral Diseases and other Chronic Illnesses

Volkhard Kempf, Ph.D, MD
Bartonella: “Sticky lollipops” & Angiogenesis

Gad Baneth, DVM, Ph.D, Dipl. ECVCP
Babesiosis – A Group of Tick-Borne Protozoal Diseases with Zoonotic Importance
Ehrlichiosis – Tick-Borne Bacterial Diseases of humans and animals
Dirofilariases- Emerging Filarial infections in Europe

Ritchie C. Shoemaker, MD
Correlation of volumetric brain imaging with Western blot testing for Lyme disease

Randi Eikeland, Ph.D, MD and Harald Reiso, Ph.D, MD
The Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Tick-borne Diseases (NKFS)

Robert Mozayeni, MD
Bartonella: Clinical Expression of Small Vessel Disease, Treatment Experience and Overlap with Lyme Disease

Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH, MED
Neuropsychiatric Lyme disease – madness or reality?

Armin Alaedini, Ph.D
Immunologic Mechanisms in the Persistence of Symptoms in Lyme Disease

Ying Zhang, Ph.D, MD
Borrelia Persister Drugs: Implications for Improved Treatment
When Lyme symptoms persist – biological and treatment results from the U.S. Clinical Trial of Lyme Encephalopathy

Raphael B. Stricker, MD
Sexual transmission of Lyme Disease

Neil Nathan, MD
Rebooting – A New Paradigm for Complex Medical Issues in Chronically ill patients
The Importance of Evaluating Mold Toxicity and Methylation for Chronic Lyme Patients

Garth L. Nicolson Ph.D
Loss of Mitochondrial Function in Chronic Illnesses and Infectious Diseases and its Treatment with Lipid Replacement Therapy

Peter Andras Csango, MD
Molecular detection of tick-borne bacteria in ticks in southern Norway

Carl Morten Motzfeld Laane, Ph.D
Silent Babesia Infections in Norway

Ravilya Yegemberdiyeva, Ph.D
Spectrum Of Tick-Borne Diseases Pathogens In Kazakhstan

Specifically, in Dr. Garth Nicolson’s presentation on loss of mitochondrial function, he gave a fascinating statistic about the families of veterans from the Gulf War.  Much has been written about the Gulf War Syndrome, but a  little known fact is that within 6 months to a year of returning home from the Middle East, the families of the sick veterans also became sick with identical symptoms – including children. In fact 77% of spouses and 65% of the children of sick veterans ALSO become sick.

Watch a preview here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVXtM-nGGiM&feature=em-subs_digest-g or better yet buy access to all the presentations at http://norvect.no/conference/conference-2015/ – very reasonably priced at 499NOK which converts to just $59 USD (rate fluctuates).

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