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

Who Should Attend

  • Manufacturers of in vitro diagnostics
  • Researchers
  • Clinical laboratory test providers


  • 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 IVDs that Aid in the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease

How to Attend the Meeting

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Meeting Subject: Improving Lyme Disease Diagnostics in the US
Meeting Time: Sep 24, 2012 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

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