Lyme Disease

September 20 - 21
Congress Centre Prague | Czech Republic

Diagnostics – Therapy – Epidemiology – Entomology - WHO – Traditional medicine
For people – medical doctors, scientists, patients, naturopaths, foundations … for you.
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  • History of Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Disease is a multi-organ animal-borne disease: serious medical condition for infectology, immunology, dermatology, neurology, rheumatology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, psychiatry, pharmacology, physiotherapy and epidemiology.
  • Lyme Disease around the world
  • Lyme Disease – new epidemic?
  • Genome of Lyme Disease:
    1. What we have learned?
    2. What might be predicted?
  • Is Lyme Disease similar to Syphilis? If yes, no surprise about the epidemics and seriousness.
  • Clinical picture of Lyme Disease.
  • Laboratory findings of Lyme Disease. (Tissue, Blood, Cerebrospinal fluid, Urine, Breast Milk, Other Fluids)
  • Diagnostics of Lyme Disease: History, Laboratory findings, X-ray, Magnetic Resonance, Single-photon emission computed tomography, Eye, Visual Evoked Potential, Somatosensory Evoked Potential, Electromyography, Electrocardiogram.
  • Differential diagnosis of Lyme Disease (Post-Lyme Disease Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Psychiatric manifestations of Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Disease as a triggering factor of autoimmune disease
  • Lyme Disease in children
  • Lyme Disease in pregnancy (including breastfeeding)
  • Co-infections of Lyme Disease
  • Epidemiology of Lyme Disease:
    1. Global Warming
    2. Lyme Disease vectors – ticks and others
    3. Lyme Disease and reservoirs – Deers, Rodents, Birds, What about Dogs and Cats?
  • Treatment of Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Disease treatment – combination of antibiotics – various protocols (Wheldon, Stratton, etc.)
  • Antibiotic resistance - What to do?
  • Lyme Disease vaccine
  • Lyme Disease treatment – natural treatment (Buhner, etc.)
  • Lyme Disease treatment – physiotherapy, wellness
  • Lyme Disease – recognition by local and world authorities – current status (WHO, ISID, IDSA, ILADS, etc.)
  • Lyme Disease – foundations, civil rights movement
  • Lyme Disease – round table – establishment of Alliance – joint task force


  • Radek Klubal, MD
    Consultant in Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Medical Center Prague,
  • Carsten Nicolaus, MD
    Medical Director and founder of BCA-clinic, Specialist for tick-borne diseases,
  • Mary Beth Pfeiffer
    Award-winning investigative journalist, Author of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change,
  • Jane Marke, MD
    Holistic Psychiatrist, Integrative Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, Lyme Psychiatry
  • Walter Berghoff, PD Dr. med.
    Specialist in Internal Medicine, Medical expert for treatment failure, Private office - Praxis Berghoff,
  • Sigrid Blehle, MD, MBA
    Specialist in General Medicine - Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases, BCA-clinic,
  • Steven J. Bock, MD
    Clinical instructor, private Medical office - An Integrative Approach To Health, Wellness and Treatment Of Complex Lyme Disease,
  • Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
    Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,
  • Barbora Grillova, MD
    Dermatovenerogist, Medical Center Prague,
  • Lydia Madrigal, MD
    Nutritionist bei MakeWell Nutritionals, GmbH,
  • Kenneth B Liegner, MD
    Specialist in Internal Medicine, Northern Westchester Hospital, Author of In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease,
  • Petr Dymacek, Ing, PhD
    Chairman, NGO Borelioza CZ,
  • Klara Smajdova
    Chairwoman, NGO Nase Srdce pro Boreliozu a koinfekce
  • B Robert Mozayeni, MD
    Expert in Translational Medicine, Chief Medical Officer of Galaxy Diagnostics LLC,
  • Valerie Obsomer, MD, PhD
    Bioengineer & Expert in disaster/epidemic risk assessment, Chief organiser of Chronimed Benelux, Head scientist at tekentiques
  • Farshid Sam Rahbar, MD, FACP
    Gastroenterologist, Founder and Medical Director of Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition in Century City,
  • Arnoldweld Sikat, MD
    Researcher & Specialist at Medical Center Prague
  • Nataliia Rudenko, MD, PhD
    Researcher, Laboratory of Molecular Ecology of Vectors and Pathogens, Institute of Parasitology Biology Centre, ASCR
  • Lada Svabova, MVDr.
    Practicing Veterinarian, Veterinary Office for Small Animals in Broumov, BENEMASTR,
  • Katarina Schwarzova, MD, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Comenius University and University Hospital
  • Innokenty Woichansky, MD
    Specialist & Reseasercher at BCA – clinic,
  • Veronika Navratilova, Mgr.
    Researcher, Olomouc University Social Health Institute (OUSHI),
  • Jaroslav Turanek, Ass. Prof. RNDr.
    Res. Prof. Principal Investigator of OPVVV project FIT Veterinary Research Institute

Lyme Disease 2019 – Program

September 20, 2019

    Main session - morning

  • 10:00 – 10:30
    Welcome to Lyme Disease 2019, Prague
    Carsten Nicolaus, MD; Radek Klubal, MD; Mary Beth Pfeiffer
  • 10:30 – 11:30
    Lyme disease: A global scourge, minimized medicine.
    Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Award-winning investigative journalist
  • 11:30 – 12:15
    A case study in Lyme borreliosis (Marlene, Netherlands child patient).
    Sigrid Blehe, MD
  • 12:15 – 12:45
    Pregnancy, inborn Lyme, children and adolescent patients.
    Sigrid Blehe, MD
  • 12:45 – 13:15
    Questions & Answers
  • 13:15 – 14:15
    Break for lunch
  • Session B (science oriented) - afternoon

  • 14:15 – 14:45
    How Lyme Disease subverts the immune system.
    Radek Klubal, MD
  • 14:45 – 15:15
    A neurological illness. Lyme Disease and Psychiatry.
    Jane Marke, MD
  • 15:30 – 16:30
    Not just ticks: The threat of other infected bloodsuckers.
    Katarina Schwarzova, MSc.
  • 16:30 – 16:45
    Coffee break
  • 16:45 – 17:45
    The unrecognized toll of Lyme Disease: Suicide and other manifestations.
    Robert Bransfield, MD
  • 17:45 – 18:00
    Questions & Answers

    Session A (patient oriented) - afternoon

  • 14:15 – 15:15
    Integrative treatments of Lyme disease
    Steven Bock, MD
  • 15:30 – 16:00
    Diagnosing Lyme Disease.
    Carsten Nicolaus, MD
  • 16:00 – 16:15
    Coffee break
  • 16:15 – 17:15
    Lyme Disease, treatment options.
    Carsten Nicolaus, MD
  • 17:15 – 17:45
    Lyme Disease, vaccine development.
    Jaroslav Turanek, As. Prof.
  • 17:45 – 18:00
    Questions & Answers

September 21, 2019

    Session A (patients oriented) - morning

  • 9:00 – 10:00
    Lyme Disease: Psychosomatic, Somatopsychic, multisystematic or medical uncertainty?
    Robert Bransfield, MD
  • 10:00 – 11:00
    The other half of the Lyme story.
    Carsten Nicolaus, MD
  • 11:00 – 12:00
    Treating Lyme Disease with an old-new drug: Antabus.
    Kenneth Liegner, MD
  • 12:00 – 12:30
    Questions & Answers
  • 12:30 – 13:30
    Break for lunch

    Session A (patients oriented) - afternoon

  • 13:30 – 14:30
    Bartonella: A rising, unmanaged treat.
    Robert Mozayeni, MD
  • 14:30 – 15:30
    When multiple sclerosis may be Lyme Disease, similarities and differences.
    Walter Berghoff, MD
  • 15:30 – 16:15 Importance of diet plan and nutrition for Lyme Disease patients. Lydia Madrigal, MD
  • 16:15 – 16:30
    Questions & Answers
  • 16:30 – 16:45
    Coffee break
  • 16:45 – 17:45
    Representatives attending from foundations & volunteer groups in Czech, Germany, UK, France, Sweden. Presentation of TV project focused on Lyme Disease: the health talk.
    Klara Smajdova, Veronika Navratilova & Colleagues
  • 17:45 – 18:00
    Questions & Answers

    Session B (science oriented) - morning

  • 9:00 – 10:00
    Hiding in the body: The persistence of Lyme Disease spirochetes.
    Natasha Rudenko, MSc
  • 10:00 – 10:30
    Borrelia burgdorferi and Treponema pallidum (Syphilis) – similarities and differences.
    Barbora Grill, MD
  • 10:30 – 11:30
    When multiple sclerosis may be Lyme Disease, similarities and differences.
    Walter Berghoff, MD
  • 11:30 – 12:00
    Digestive manifestation as the primary mod of clinical presentation in vector-born illness.
    Farshid Sam Rahbar, MD
  • 12:00 – 12:30
    Questions & Answers
  • 12:30 – 13:30
    Break for lunch

    Session B (science oriented) - afternoon

  • 13:30 – 14:15
    Lyme Disease and Co-infections.
    Carsten Nicolaus, MD
  • 14:15 – 15:00
    Where the spirochetes go: How Lyme Disease affects the first and second brain (the mind and GI).
    Jane Marke, MD
  • 15:00 – 15:45
    Lyme Disease and laboratory techniques: PCR testing.
    Innokety Woichansky, MD
  • 15:45 – 16:00
    Questions & Answers
  • 16:00 – 16:15
    Coffee break
  • 16:15 – 16:45
    The rise and risks of ticks in Western Europe and findings in Belgium. Valerie Obsomer, MD
  • 16:45 – 17:15
    Lyme Disease is everywhere, focus on Asia .
    Arnoldweld Sikat, MD
  • 17:15 – 17:45
    Animals, pets and the risk of Lyme and other diseases.
    Lada Svabova, MVDr; Irfan Tur, MVDr
  • 17:45 – 18:00
    Questions & Answers
Medical Center Prague
Mezi Vodami 205 / 29, 143 00 - Prague 4
Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 270 003 589, Fax: +420 225 152 036
Morellstrasse 33, 86159 - Augsburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 821 4554 71-0, Fax: +49 (0) 821 4554 71-5


Contact details

Contact details

The registration fee is per person and includes: attendance at the conference, coffees and refreshments available throughout the day and conference materials.

Registration type
Early bird rate (up to September 11, 2019)
Standard rate (after September 11, 2019)
€150 / 3900 CZK
€230 / 5900 CZK
€50 / 1300 CZK
€75 / 1950 CZK


The conference organisers have selected hotels that are easily accessible to the conference venue, and provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay for delegates.

Please note that the rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Room type (room only)
Rate (single)
Rate (double)
Holiday Inn
Superior room
Executive room
Corinthia Hotel Prague
Standard room

Social program

The organisers have selected a social program for you on Friday 20th.

The International Music Festival Dvorakova Praha, 8pm – Boris Giltburg piano (Boris Giltburg’s recital promises to be a special experience for the audience…)

Tickets are available (limited number) for:

Balcony row 1-4
Balcony row 5-8


All amounts include 21% VAT.


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Terms and conditions / Privacy statement


Cancellation statement: Cancellations received in writing at the Conference Office by September 11, 2019 will be accepted and all fees refunded less an administrative fee of €40. Unfortunately cancellations received after this date cannot be accepted and no refunds can be offered.

Transfer of registration: Transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and details of the person that will replace you must be advised in writing to the Conference Office prior to the conference.

Non-attendance: No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the conference.


The information you provide in your registration form will be used only to register your attendance for the conference and to assist us for administration and planning purposes.

Organiser Information

Medical Center Prague & BCA-clinic Augsburg

In recent years we have experienced growing numbers of patients with Lyme Disease. This is not only in Europe but from patients attending our clinics from all around the world. There are in fact now indications of such high numbers of infected people that there is a talk of Lyme Disease becoming a new epidemic. It is time for the authorities to recognise and accept Lyme Disease.

Patients from most countries have been seeking help with the treatment and diagnostics of this new and growing medical condition. Partly by chance, but mostly due to a strong commitment to science, immunology, medicine in general, and a devotion to helping sick people, the Medical Center in Prague and the BCA-clinic in Augsburg have been independently striving to improve diagnostics and treatment for this disease. Despite the challenges of various conservative stigmata of some sceptical colleagues, the facts cannot be denied and both clinics have managed to not only survive but have become leaders and pioneers in the treatment and care of Lyme patients.

Our common belief is that a factual scientific and medical approach is long overdue, to learn more about this disease. It is for this reason that we have decided to organise the biggest scientific meeting ever held for Lyme Disease in Europe, at the traditional congress venue in Prague in the heart of Europe, and in one of many “Lyme hotspots” where climate conditions have been so suitable to contributing to Lyme Disease becoming such a real threat.

This conference is intended to be informative where ideas are shared and where up-to-date information about Lyme Disease and co-infections are discussed.

This conference is guaranteed to be a feast for enthusiastic medical doctors, scientists, entomologists, climatologists, epidemiologists, naturopaths, foundations, interested media and of course patients. This is not an event to be missed, please join us to come and share ideas, to learn, to help, and to contribute towards raising awareness of Lyme Disease and to establishing a common testing standard for diagnostics and treatment protocols.

We hope to see you soon in Prague.

Radek & Carsten

Radek Klubal
Dr. Radek Klubal
Carsten Nicolaus
Dr. Carsten Nicolaus

Medical Center Prague
Mezi Vodami 205 / 29, 143 00 - Prague 4
Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 270 003 589, Fax: +420 225 152 036
Morellstrasse 33, 86159 - Augsburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 821 4554 71-0, Fax: +49 (0) 821 4554 71-5

About Prague


Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is a UNESCO monument. Attractions include the Old Town Hall with the famous Prague Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, the Gothic Charles Bridge and the Church of St. Nicholas in the Lesser Town which is the most beautiful Baroque church in Prague. Other famous sites include the Palace Gardens, Petrin with a tower reminiscent of a small Eiffel Tower, the Prague Castle and sight-seeing cruises on the Vltava. Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm. Prague is a fascinating and romantic city with both an ancient and a modern feel. It is cosmopolitan, unique and used to welcoming visitors.

Congress Center

Prague Congress Centre

The Prague Congress Centre is a city landmark that has spectacular views of the city. It ranks as one of the most impressive European conference centres, with a capacity for up to 9,300 participants in more than 50 halls, lounges and meeting rooms. The former cultural and social centre known as the Culture Palace, which was opened in 1981, was restored and completed in 2000. Its construction started in 1976 and was a project of architects Mayer, Vanek and Karlik from the Military Designing Institute. The center was previously used for cultural and social events, such as the communist party conventions. In June 2000, the new Prague Congress Centre was opened. Little expense was spared in restoring the center to its former glory and shortly after the opening, the 55th annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group was held here. At the time this was a very significant event which was considered a big success with the venue being a strong contributing factor to this.

Rudolfinum, Dvorak Prague Festival

The Rudolfinum is architecturally one of the most remarkable buildings (Neo-Renaissance) in Prague. It was built from 1876–1884 and designed by architects Josef Zitek and Josef Schulz, when it was conceived as a multi-purpose cultural centre combining exhibition rooms with concert halls. Rudolfinum still fulfils this role in the 21st century.

The Dvorak Prague Festival

The main goal of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival is to promote the strong reputation of Czech culture via the legacy of the works of Antonin Dvorak. The sole measure of the festival's success is its quality, so only top-class soloists, conductors, orchestras and chamber ensembles come together on the Dvorak Prague concert stages. The main program includes music of the Romantic period, with excursions into the Classical style on the one hand and on the other to indisputable, time-tested works of the twentieth and twenty-first century.

Despite its young age, Dvorak Prague is one of the two most popular classical music festivals in the Czech Republic. The organisers of this event are therefore proud to invite you to this festival to experience a spectacular performance by the pianist Boris Giltburg. This Israeli pianist of Russian origin will present a complete performance of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes, which is considered to be amongst the greatest challenges for performers in worldwide piano literature today.

Please check out our Registration form for on-line tickets here.



Karlstejn Castle was founded in 1348 by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Emperor as his residence and a place for royal treasures, especially collections of holy relics and the Imperial Crown Jewels. The castle was a representative residence of Charles IV and his son Wenceslas IV until 1419. The Castle protected the crown jewels, holy relics, and royal archives until the 17th century. After 1480 the castle was rebuilt in the late Gothic style. In the last quarter of the 16th century, it was rebuilt in Renaissance style. During the last reconstruction, at the end of the 19th century, the castle gained its present appearance.

Over the centuries the castle has always been in hands of the king or a state institution, never in private hands. Today, it is still owned by the state.

Medical Center Prague
Mezi Vodami 205 / 29, 143 00 - Prague 4
Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 270 003 589, Fax: +420 225 152 036
VAT ID 250 32 119
Morellstrasse 33, 86159 - Augsburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 821 4554 71-0, Fax: +49 (0) 821 4554 71-5