A day of presentations on the latest Lyme knowledge: Open to the public as well as medical professionals, psychologists, scientists, and public health workers, who may earn 9.75 CME credits. Sponsored jointly by the Lyme Disease Association and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Time: FRIDAY, October 17 - 7:30 a.m. to 6:35 p.m.
Location: Cathedral Hill Hotel – 1101 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco CA 94109
Registration: Online, by mail, or at door if space available – see the LDA website for speaker schedule, brochure, online registration, registration form, fees and grant opportunities.
Presenters: 14 eminent Lyme experts from across the U.S. and Canada will report on the state of the art and new directions in Lyme Disease research and treatment.
Educational objectives will include, according to the brochure:
• The diversity of ticks, of Borrelia strains, and of different pathogens in ticks (Eastern US vs. Western US)
• The mechanisms involved in the cellular pathogenesis of Lyme disease
• Recent research documenting post treatment persistence
• The evidence in favor of autoimmune mechanisms underlying persistent symptoms after treated Lyme disease
• How animal models can be applied to understanding persistence of symptoms in Lyme disease.
• Immunological findings in post-treated Lyme disease and the role of cytokines
• The clinical neuropsychological profile of Lyme disease versus depression
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Co-infections commonly associated with Lyme disease.
Again, for information go to http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/Conference2008.html