LDA/Columbia Lyme Conference May 3-4 2014 CME & CE

LDA and Columbia University 15th Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Scientific Conference offering CME (physician) & CE* (social worker, psychologist) credits to be held in Providence, RI.  Conference is now over.

15th Annual Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: 

Medical, Neuropsychiatric & Public Health Implications 


 Jointly sponsored by 

  Columbia University

College of Physicians & Surgeons

  Lyme Disease Association, Inc.

 Saturday, May 3 & Sunday May 4, 2014

  Marriott Downtown, Providence, RI 


Registration Not Available – Conference Complete

This conference is designed for medical and health professionals. The conference is also open for the general public to register. Adults only. 

Online Regular Registration  (For those who do not require Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits) 

Online CME Registration (Continuing Medical Education registration for physicians)

Printable By Mail Registration Form – (by mail is no longer available please use online registration)

At the door registration is limited by space (check website day of conference to see if available, if so you must bring a check to door)

For CE registration  (Continuing education)  Register using regular registration and be prepared to pay an additional $30 in cash or check at the door (check payable to Lyme Disease Association, Inc). You must register for the conference through regular registration online or by mail first to be guaranteed entrance at the door, when you will then pay the additional $30 fee. Check below to see if you need to go through a verification process.

Social Workers CE:  12.5 CE credits for RI social workers authorized from NASW RI Chapter, Authorization # RI-5570. Social workers in other states, contact your professional organization for reciprocity.     Psychologists CE: All psychologists from all states contact your professional organization for reciprocity.  LDA makes no guarantees for out of state social workers or any psychologist that your professional organization will accept these CE credits. You yourself must verify reciprocity and acceptance with your professional organization.  

Questions on registration contact:

General Registration Information

►  Fees:
Regular – Early $199 (by 04/05/14); $220 (after 04/05/14); $230 (if space available, at door)
• CME – Early $310 (by 04/05/14); $340 (after 04/05/14); $370 (if space available, at door)

• CE- Regular registration price (above) plus $30 additional in cash/check at the door

Note: Early registration discount expired on 04/05/14.  

►  No phone or fax registrations accepted 

►  The availability of last minute “at the door” registrations is determined by the room capacity and number of registrants on day of conference.  Please note, the rate to register “at the door” will be higher than the pre-registration fee.  There is a CASH or CHECK ONLY policy when registering “at the door”

►  CANCELLATION: Written notice of cancellation must be received by LDA by 04/10/14 for refund, NO exceptions.  Email cancellation notice to or fax 732-938-7215

►  AVAILABILITY: Registration subject to space availability at the time of receipt by LDA of completed registration. NO registrations accepted without payment.    

Accreditation, Disclosure, Audience, Need & Objectives 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and the Lyme Disease Association. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in his/her presentation and/or the commercial contributor(s) of this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated. 

Target Audience:
The target population is physicians from all specialties, nurses, psychologists, scientists, public health workers. It is also open to the public, and Lyme disease educators generally attend. The geographic area being reached is nationwide. No special background is required for effective participation, although those whose practices contain a high proportion of Lyme disease patients and those whose research concentrates on Borrelia burgdorferi will receive the most benefit.

Educational Need the Activity Addresses:
As a result of participation in this conference, attendees will be better able to diagnose and understand the pathogenesis of Lyme disease and mechanisms of persistence. Clinicians will be able to assess the impact of tick-borne diseases on pregnant women. Healthcare providers will be better equipped to explain to patients the new developments in the area of how the immune system may be causing persistent symptoms and discuss the role of nutrition in patient outcomes.

Course Objectives:

1  Ability to identify multiple manifestations of Lyme disease

2  Awareness that ticks may transmit viruses (flavivirus, Lonestar virus)

3  Awareness that animal studies demonstrate Borrelia persistence

4  Awareness that genetic predispositions may lead to chronic Lyme arthritis

5. Understanding of new vaccines being developed

 The LDA thanks IGeneX, Inc. for an educational grant in support of this conference.