Relationship Between Gut Microbiome and Lyme Disease

Project Lyme and ILADS are proud to present this FREE upcoming webinar focusing on the GI tract.


About The Event

Lyme disease and associated tick borne infections can directly affect your gastrointestinal tract. Roughly 80% of the immune system is located around your digestive tract, so if you experience symptoms there will be a larger than usual immune response.

Recent research revealed that the gut microbiome of Lyme patients has a distinct signature as compared to healthy control subjects, thereby providing objective evidence of biological abnormalities. Reliable diagnostics have been elusive for Lyme disease and there are no approved treatments for persistent illness which can include severe fatigue, pain, and cognitive difficulties that are functionally impairing. This distinct Lyme microbiome signature presents a potential novel objective Lyme disease diagnostic tool and new avenue for therapeutics.

Dr. Sabine Hazan is a gastroenterologist who will join Project Lyme and ILADS to further discuss the relationship between the gut microbiome and Lyme disease, as well as present on how she diagnoses and treats the condition.

About The Speaker

The first woman ever accepted into the University of Florida as a Clinical Gastroenterology Fellow, Dr. Sabine Hazan is a pioneer in the medical field. Board certified in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Internal Medicine, Dr. Hazan has published articles in numerous prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of Duval County Medical Association and Gastroenterology, and won several awards, such as the Best Fellow Scientific Presentation and Dean’s Research Award awarded by University of Florida.

About The Sponsors

Project Lyme

Our mission is to eradicate the epidemic of tick-borne diseases through awareness and education, support of cutting-edge science, and advocacy for solutions to end the suffering. As a national Lyme disease non-profit, we aim to impact patients’ lives through our work.


ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary medical society dedicated to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and its associated illnesses. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme and associated diseases through research, education and policy. We strongly support physicians, scientists, researchers and other healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and associated diseases.