17 November 2021  online


NorthTick-ESGBOR international webinar
on ticks and tick-borne diseases.


Thanks to all of you, participating to the webinar!

Due to the corona pandemic, the possibilities to attend scientific conferences and to present and share recent and ongoing scientific work are still limited.


This international webinar, which is a joint effort between ESGBOR, the NorthTick project and the Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Tick-borne Diseases, is designed to you an online opportunity to present your research on ticks and tick-borne diseases.  We especially encourage young researchers to present at the webinar.

Deadline for abstracts was October 17th and all authors will be notified, early November


The programme will focus on presentations of scientific work. There will also be short keynote lectures by experienced colleagues. We aim to include as many oral presentations as possible. If the number of contributions exceeds the capacity of the webinar, some of them will be presented as posters.


We look forward to receive your contribution!

Scientific program (Central European Time) 

09:45 - 10:00

Hook up, establish your connection

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome, practical information 

Randi Eikeland, Stefan Wengelin


Chair: Volker Fingerle


10:10 - 10:15

Information ESGBOR


10:15 - 10:45

Key Note 1: Borrelia species and populations in the genomics era

Gabriele Margos

10:45 - 11:00

O1: The performance of nine commercial serological screening assays for the diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis: a multicentre modified two-gate design study

Dieneke Hoeve-Bakker

11:00 - 11:10

Short break


Chair: Anna J Henningsson


11:10 - 11:25

O 2: Lost in plasmids continued – The complexity of Borrelia plasmid reconstruction

Sabrina Hepner


11:25 - 11:40

O3: Discriminating between Lyme neuroborreliosis and other central nervous system infections using Principal Component Cluster Analysis

Trine Andreasen Leth

11:40 - 11:55

O4: Diagnosis of Lyme neuroborreliosis: What is the diagnostic value of serum Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies?

Malte Mose Tetens

11:55 - 12:50

Lunch break

12:50 -  13:05

Poster Q&A

Yvonne Kerlefsen


Chair: Per-Eric Lindgren


13:05 - 13:10

Information North Tick

Per-Eric Lindgren

13:10 - 13:40

Key note 2: Borrelia miyamotoi – an emerging tick-borne pathogen.

Joppe Hovius

13:40 - 13:55

O5: Six versus two weeks treatment with doxycycline in Lyme neuroborreliosis

Anne Marit Solheim

13:55 – 14:10

O6: Regional blood-brain barrier function in Lyme neuroborreliosis
patients: A dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging
case-control study

Elisabeth Lindland

14:10 - 14:15

Short break


Chair: Franc Strle


14:15 – 14:30

O7: Cognitive function and fatigue in patients with acute neuroborreliosis

Silje Andreassen

14:30 - 14:45

O8: An intervention in general practice to improve the management of   Lyme borreliosis in Denmark

Fredrikke Christie Knudtzen

14:45 - 15:00

O9: Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis in Danish immunosuppressed hematological patients: a retrospective cohort study

Rosa Gynthersen

15:00 - 15:10

Short break



Chair: Harald Reiso


15:10 - 15:25

O10: The consequenses of trophic resources and habitat

variability on rodent host and tick burden

Giulia Ferrari

15:25 - 15:40

O11: Tick density and infection prevalence within woodland plots with respect to forest infrastructure

Mats Van Gestel

15:40 -15:55

O12: Serological analysis of Tick-borne encephalitis virus in Norway

Maria Juul Diekman

15:55  -16:00

Conclusions, end of today. NordTick 2022

Silje Andreassen

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