Thursday, November 8, 2018
Lyme & Tickborne Diseases Update
This conference will be held at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, 4:00 - 8:15pm
Jointly Provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Office of Continuing Medical Education and
Lifespan Lyme Disease Center
Lyme disease, currently the most common vector-borne
disease in the United States, is extremely common in Rhode Island (1,200+ cases per year). Typical symptoms include
fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme Disease and
other Tickborne diseases including newer Borrelia Miyamotoi and Powassan virus will be the highlight of this program.
Latest statistics on new infections and trends in Rhode Island
and southeastern New England as well as health challenges in areas of high tick exposure will be addressed. Our goals are to increase medical providers’ knowledge and ability to effectively prevent, diagnose and treat tickborne diseases and to be knowledgeable about common questions arising in the care
of the Tickborne disease patient.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses specializing in infectious diseases, primary care, family practice, internal medicine and other interested medical providers.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
1) Apply different treatment approaches for Tickborne diseases.
2) Describe the pitfalls of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment techniques
3) Identify health challenges in areas of high tick exposure.
4) Differentiate between Powassan, Borrelia Miyamotoi and other infections
$ 40.00 Healthcare Professionals
$ 20.00 Residents, Fellows, Students
Fee may be waived upon request for students and trainees. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Other Allied Health Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This credit is accepted by the AANP, AAPA, and RI Pharmacy re-licensure Board.
The Alpert Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.