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HHS Federal Research Update on Lyme Disease Diagnostics

Monday, September 24, 2012, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, ET

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and Food and Drug Administration are committed to helping advance research on and application of new and improved laboratory diagnostics for Lyme disease. This 90-minute webinar will highlight efforts across HHS and provide opportunity for audience questions and answers.

The webinar is geared towards manufacturers of in vitro diagnostics, researchers, clinical laboratory test providers, and individuals interested in Lyme disease diagnostics.


Dr. Ben Beard - Chief, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC


  • Dr. Joseph Breen - Bacteriology Program Officer, Division of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
    Diagnostic Projects in the NIH/NIAID Lyme Disease Research Program
  • Dr. Martin Schriefer - Chief, Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, CDC
    Reference Reagents for Development and Evaluation of Lyme Disease Diagnostic Assays
  • Dr. Noel Gerald - Scientific Reviewer, Division of Microbiology Devices, Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety, CDRH, FDA
    FDA Review of In Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs) that Aid in the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease

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Conference number: PW2713867
Audience passcode: ILDDUS

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Participant code: ILDDUS

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Last Updated September 20, 2012

Last Reviewed September 20, 2012