CME For MDs, PAs, & Nurses
The following conferences include presentations on Lyme and other Tick-borne Illnesses. We encourage all medical professionals to participate.
LDA's 8th annual Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Conference
October 26-27, 2007 - Boston MA
Jointly sponsored by Columbia University & Lyme Disease Association
*CME – Continuing Medical Education credits for Physicians (8.75 Category 1 CME credits)
Presenters include CDC's Dr. J. Livingood, whose 2006 paper concludes that the "invasion of neural cells by B. burgdorferi provides a putative mechanism for the organism to avoid the host's immune response;" Finland's Dr. Hetta Yrjanainen whose study shows viable Bb after Ceftriaxone therapy in mice, and Dr. Katherine Feldman and her work with Tularemia. The day will conclude with a 70 minute presentation with rebuttals on the two standards of care for Lyme disease: ILADS and IDSA, from Dr. Ray Stricker, President, ILADS, and Dr. Paul Auwaerter from Johns Hopkins University.
Hotel: Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, Massachusetts 02466 For reservations call 1 800 228 9290 or 617 969 1000 Meeting rate is $149 for a single or double plus applicable taxes.
For more information, go to: http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/Conference2007.html
ILADS 2007 Annual Scientific Session, Boston, MA
International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society's 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting held at the Marriott Newton Boston, MA
October 27-28, 2007 - Neuroborreliosis and Tick-borne Disease, Topics:
Immunology of Lyme Disease
Biomarkers of Treatment Response in Neuroborreliosis
Neuroborreliosis in Adults
Intracellular Nature of Bb, and the Difficulties of Eradicating Intracellular Bugs
EEG with Electrical Tomography in Patients with Chronic Lyme Disease
Follow up on Neurological Syndromes with Results to Therapy
Herbs, Hormones, and Heavy Metals: A Study of the Uses of CAM in the Treatment of Chronic Lyme
The Psychiatric Management of Tick-Borne Diseases
Lyme Disease Following a Dog Bite - Reactivation of Latent Borreliosis
Pregnancy and Lyme Disease
The goal of the program is to help physicians learn how to diagnose and to treat Lyme disease and associated co-infections.
Who May Attend? All ILADS members; Doctors, including MD’s, DO’s, ND’s, DMD, DVM, PhD’s in a field related to public health, and chiropractors. RN’s, NP’s, LCSW, and PA’s with special permission; Lyme advocacy groups may petition firstname.lastname@example.org to have up to two representatives attend the conference at the non-member RN rate.
For More Info: http://www.ilads.org/events.html
1/19/08 LifeLyme Conference, Florida
The first Florida conference is being planned for Saturday,
January 19, 2008 at the beautiful Vinoy Resort Hotel in St. Petersburg,
Florida. The conference is being sponsored by Lifelyme and the
University of North Florida
'Lifelyme' is a educational foundation, assisting patients seeking
information on the overlapping symptoms of chronic, systemic,
infectious diseases and Vector Borne diseases like Lyme, Babesia,
Ehrlichia, Bartonella and Mycoplasma.
Speakers include Brian Fallon, James Schaller, Joseph Jemsek,
Leslie Fein and Kerry Clark of the State of Florida Department of
Epidemiology. CME credits will be available for healthcare providers.
Flyers announcing speakers and containing registration information
will be mailed out in a couple of weeks.
For Flyer request and additional information please contact Sandi
Lanford, Founder/President Lifelyme at: lifelyme@yahoo.<WBR title=mailto:email@example.com>com
CME/CE: eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base - Lyme course
Target Audience: Physicians (MD, DO, or equivalent), physician assistants, nurses; This Lyme Disease CME/CE course is in the eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base.
Estimated Completion Time: 1.5 hours; The participant completes test questions after studying the clinical information.
Background Information and Pathophysiology
Differential Diagnosis and Other Problems to Consider
Medicolegal Pitfalls and Other Considerations
Instructions to Participants: Please read the article, along with associated articles in the differential diagnosis section, and answer the questions at the end. You may submit the test for scoring as often as is necessary to answer all the questions correctly. Your answers are scored while you are taking the course. A score of 100% is required for passing. Partially finished tests are automatically stored for future completion. Once you have successfully completed the course, click submit for credit, complete the survey, and obtain your continuing education certificate.
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live technical support: Toll-free 866-EMED-DOC (866-363-3362), Available 8:30 am - 5 pm CST, Monday-Friday
Address: eMedicine.com, Inc. , Morgan Place, Suite 402, 8420 West Dodge Road, Omaha, NE 68114
CME: 'History & Lifecycle of Lyme Disease', exp 12/07
Fee - $20 Expires: December 2007
Douglas C. Waite, M.D., Infectious Diseases Day Kimball Hospital, 320 Pomfret Street, Putnam, CT 06260860-963-6331
Offered by: University of Massachusetts - Worcester Campus - Office of Continuing Education, 222 Maple Avenue Shrewsbury, MA 01545-8222
Email: email@example.com Phone: (508) 856-3041
This lecture outlines the history of Lyme disease including the lifecycle of the deer tick and the reasons for the increase in incidence rate of the disease. The use of extensive photographs are used to describe the typical manifestations of the disease through various stages. The diagnosis and treatment options are discussed. Some unanswered questions and controversies are reviewed. Methods of prevention are described. The associated diseases of Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis are also briefly reviewed.
Outline the history of Lyme disease including the lifecycle of the deer tick and the reasons for the increase in incidence rate of the disease.
Describe through the use of photographs typical manifestations of the disease through various stages.
Explain methods of diagnosis and treatment options, and list some controversies and unanswered questions. Review important methods of prevention.
Briefly discuss associated diseases Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis.
CME Opportunities for MDs, PAs, and Nurses Regarding Lyme
TARGET AUDIENCE: activity has been designed to meet educational needs of primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners involved in the management of patients who may be at risk for contracting Lyme disease.
Original Release date: April 2006 - Expiration date: April 30, 2007
Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour
Medium: Printed journal and online CME
Sponsored by: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Jobson Medical Group
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The primary objective of this educational initiative is to provide clinicians in primary care with the most up-to-date information regarding Lyme disease, with a focus on the challenges of diagnosing and treating this increasingly common tick-borne illness.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: The fee for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity is $10.00. During the period April 2006 through April 30, 2007, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) enter payment information electronically; 4) complete the 10-question posttest by recording the best answer to each question; and 5) complete the additional evaluation questions by recording the relevant response to each question. This test also can be taken in the April 2006 issue of Clinician Reviews. If you have any questions, call (800) 825-4696 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, Ginger Savely, FNP who specializes in lyme treatment, appeared in the April issue of "Clinician Reviews". Go to www.clinicianreviews.com Click on Archives, then click April, 2006. Click on printer version and it is a 9 page article. The actual article as it appears in the magazine is shortened to only 5 pages.
As additional CME opportunities regarding Lyme and other TBIs are made available the information will be posted on this website .