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ESCMID Study Group for Lyme Borreliosis - ESGBOR

News & Activities

Here is the new ESGBOR Executive Committee:

  • Ram B. Dessau, Denmark (Chairperson)
  • Tobias Rupprecht, Germany (Secretary)
  • Gerold Stanek, Austria (Treasurer)

We thank all previous Executive Committee for their excellent work over the last years. We are looking forward to continuing this work.

Your new Executive Committee

  • Monday, 11 April 2016
    13.15 h - 14.15 h (Room: G104)
    ESGBOR Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Saturday, 25 April 2015
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall I)
    ESGBOR Educational Workshop EW18: Laboratory support in the diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis.
  • Monday, 27 April 2015
    13.15 - 14.15 (Room 20)
    ESGBOR Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Saturday, 10 May 2014
    8.45 - 10.45 (Hall F)
    Educational Workshop 05: Tick-borne diseases prevalent in Europe, organised jointly with the ESCMID Study Group for Coxiella, Anaplasma, Rickettsia and Bartonella (ESCAR).
    13.30 - 15.30 (Hall F)
    ESGBOR Symposium: Ticks and tick-borne pathogens, organised jointly with the ESCMID Study Group for Coxiella, Anaplasma, Rickettsia and Bartonella (ESCAR).
  • Monday, 12 May 2014
    13.15 - 14.15 (Room 133/134)
    ESGBOR Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.

Tests to quickly detect and identify Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ticks found attached on people have been promoted by various companies.

Results may be unreliable. A negative test does not exclude a risk of Lyme borreliosis. A positive test does not reliably predict development of Lyme borreliosis and may lead to unnecessary antibiotic treatment.

In a position paper, ESGBOR explains the reasons of discouragement, the recommended measures and lists some relevant publications (also available in a German and French version).

  • Saturday, 27 April 2013
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall F)
    ESGBOR Educational Workshop 19: Diagnosis and management of Lyme borreliosis
  • Monday, 29 April 2013
    13.00 - 14.00 (Hall 6)
    ESGBOR Business Meeting
    : All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGBOR activities.

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

A business meeting was held at ECCMID 2012 in London, UK on 1 April.

If you are interested in participating in ESGBOR activities, contact one of the members of the Executive Committee or directly become an ESGBOR member.

A business meeting was held at ECCMID/ICC 2011 in Milan, Italy on 9th May at which the structure, function and future plans for the study group were discussed. The main outcomes were

  • The executive committee consisting of G. Stanek (chair), K-P Hunfeld (treasurer) and R. Dessau (secretary) were confirmed in their posts for the next two years.
  • Recruitment and membership will be based on the completion and circulation of a form which will be possible to download from the website. In the meantime some colleagues will be invited to join the study group by the executive committee.
  • A meeting to establish working groups within ESGBOR that will address diagnosis, pathogenicity, treatment, epidemiology and ecology will take place in November 2011 in Vienna, Austria.
  • A proposal for a symposium on Lyme borreliosis at the ECCMID 2012 in London, UK, was submitted.

New ESCMID Study Group

ESGBOR is a newly formed ESCMID Study Group, which starts its activities in the field of Lyme Borreliosis. The constitutional meeting was held during the 12th International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and other Tick-Borne Diseases, 28 September 2010 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Meeting Minutes

Objectives

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Planned Activities

  • continue to maintain the EUCALB website as an information resource, with full acknowledgment of ESCMID
  • organise periodic meetings/workshops in collaboration with other ESCMID study groups to address diagnostic and treatment issues.
  • promote specific collaborative research following the networking rationale of the EUCALB project
  • meet periodically to review and publish recommendations for the management of Lyme Borreliosis
Last update: 30 May 2016

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