The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. held its 15th annual scientific conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Medical, Neuropsychiatric & Public Health Implications in the Providence Marriott Downtown, Providence RI, on Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4, 2014. 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits were offered by Columbia University to physician attendees, and CEs were offered to social workers and psychologists. The conference featured twenty-one faculty consisting of clinicians and researchers, including one from Germany, Dr. Susanne Nimrich, who discussed refractory childhood Lyme arthritis. Others included Dr. Nicole Baumgarth, University of California, Davis, who spoke on immune suppression during infection of mice with Bb; Dr. Joseph Forrester, CDC, on cardiac Lyme deaths; Dr. Travis Taylor, University of Toledo School of Medicine on tick-borne viruses; Dr. Sam Telford, Tufts University, on Borrelia miyamotoi. A number of speakers participated in a mental health component. The audience consisted of many physicians, researchers, health care providers, and the public.
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