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Looking for the real facts on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases?
The Lyme Disease Association & Columbia University's 18th annual conference, “Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: What Clinicians Need to Know about an Expanding Epidemic,” will be held at Hilton Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA, on Sept. 23 & 24, 2017.
The conference is designed for physicians and researchers, but the public is invited, and all registrants can attend a reception and network with conference faculty. Medical students/post docs can apply for scholarships. Columbia University is offering CME credits to CME-registered physician attendees. The conference will feature 20 faculty consisting of clinicians and researchers from across the US and one from Canada.
How does Lyme affect the heart, breathing, and digestive process when the autonomic nervous system is disrupted? How does inflammation from Lyme affect the brain - how can it be treated? Biofilms and persisters - what are they, are they causing chronic Lyme? What’s happening with coinfections such as Powassan, B. miyamotoi and with Bartonella?
The conference lectures detail very current research that could alter the field. Speakers include Drs. Baumgarth (Keynote), UC Davis, Bb outmaneuvering adaptive immune system; Zhang, JHU, persisters & Lyme; Erlich, Drexel, bacterial plurality & chronic infections; Telford, Tufts, Babesia microti, duncani & B. miyamotoi; Thangamani, UTMB, Powassan; Baranchuk, Queen's University, Lyme Carditis and High Degree AV Block; Embers, Tulane, next generation diagnostics; Cadavid, Harvard/Biogen, Neurologic Lyme treatment; and more.
See agenda for full list: https://lymediseaseassociation.org/agenda
Registration fees: https://lymediseaseassociation.org/information
Early bird prices are available now.
Note: This activity has been submitted to Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.