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On 15 March Rīga Stradiņš University is organising the scientific international conference 'Tick borne infections in Europe – up to date from the spot in the nature to the newest in vaccines'



10:00–10:10OpeningAssoc. prof. Dace Zavadska,
Head of Conference Programme and Scientific Committee, Latvia
Chairing: Prof. Ludmila Vīksna, Prof. Volker Fingerle, Prof. Auksė Mickienė
10:10–10:40Tick-borne infections and diseasesProf. Gerhard Dobler,
Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany


Lyme disease

Volker Fingerle, Dr. med.,
Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit, Germany
11:30–12:00European Lyme neuroborreliosisProf. Franc Strle,
Ljubljana University Medical Centre, Slovenia
Coffee break 40 min
Chairing: Prof. Gerhard Dobler, Prof. Pille Taba, Prof. Guntis Karelis
12:50–13:15Is tick borne encephalitis changing?Prof. Pille Taba,
University of Tartu, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Estonia
13:20–13:45TBE as a disabling disease which can be preventedProf. Ludmila Vīksna,
Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia
13:50–14:15Preliminary results from a study: TBE in Latvia and the quality of lifeProf. Guntis Karelis, Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, Latvija
14:15–14:45The effects of biocenosis and biotope in the context of TBE. Tick born infections for humans and animals in Latvia, Europe and globallyAssoc. Prof. Voldemārs Spuņģis,
University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology, Latvia
14:50–15:15TBE and Lyme disease – radiologyProf. Ardis Platkājis,
Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia

Coffee break 20 min

Chairing: all experts

15:40–17:10Tick borne diseases – clinical cases
Discussion: presenter – experts – audience
5–6 cases both in adults and children, 15–20 min. each

Late neuroborreliosis - Lyme rhombencephalitis

Zane Anna Litauniece,
Rīga East University Hospital, Latvia
Tick borne encephalitis: Acute meningoencephalitisInga Žīgure,
Riga East University Hospital, Latvia
Tick borne encephalitis: Acute meningoencephalitis childrenAnna Leiko,
Children's Clinical University Hospital Latvia
Neuroboreliosis meningoencephalopoliradiguloneuritisDana Apela,
Children's Clinical University Hospital, Latvia
TBE and Lyme boreliosis in outpatient settingRīga Stradiņš University, Ambulance
17:10–17:20Closing remarks

Target audience: doctors (general practitioners and specialists), residents, medical students.

Conference languages: English and Latvian (simultaneous Latvian-English-Latvian translation will be provided)

Participation fee: free of charge 

The conference is supported by


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