Register Now – LDA/Columbia 2010 Scientific Conference October 2nd & 3rd
Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The Science & Clinical Implications
Philadelphia, PA / Doctors & Public Invited to Register REGISTRATION
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. will hold its 11th annual Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Conference on Saturday Oct 2 (8-5:30, reception until 7PM) and Sunday October 3 (8:00-1:30) at the Hyatt Penns Landing in Philadelphia, PA. The conference, jointly sponsored by Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, will include the science and also clinical panel sessions. A maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TMavailable for physicians.
Cost of the conference
- Non-CME – Regular $175 (by 09/09/10); $195 (after 09/09/10); $210 (if space available, door)
- CME – Regular $275 (by 09/09/10); $295 (after 09/09/10); $310 (if space available, at door)
7:15-8:00 AM SATURDAY OCTOBER 2 REGISTRATION/BREAKFAST/EXHIBITS
8:00-8:15 AM Welcome, Remarks, and Introduction Patricia Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association Introduction of: Brian Fallon, MD, Morning Session Facilitator
8:15-8:55 AM Madeleine Cunningham, PhD Keynote Speaker Impact of Microbes on the Immune System; Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Director, NIAID supported Immunology Training Program
8:55-9:30 AM Diego Cadavid, MD Borrelia Lipoproteins Can Disseminate from the Periphery to Inflame the Brain; Massachusetts General Hospital, Consultant in Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases; Biogen Idec, Associate Director of Experimental Neurology
9:30-10:05 AM Armin Alaedini, PhD Immunologic Abnormalities in Patients with a History of Lyme Borreliosis and Persistent Symptoms; Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
10:05-10:20 AM MORNING BREAK
10:20-10:55 AM Peter Burbelo, PhD LIPS Antibody Profiling of Lyme Disease; National Institute of Craniofacial Research, NIH, Staff Scientist
10:55-11:30 AM Benjamin Luft, MD Persistent Infection versus Persistent Disease: A Conundrum; Stonybrook, Professor of Medicine, Chair Department of Medicine, Chief Division of Infectious Diseases
11:30-12:05 PM Satish R. Raj, MD Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Autonomic Nervous System; Vanderbilt University, Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine & Pharmacology; Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute, Cardiologist
12:05-12:20 PM DISCUSSION (morning speakers)
12:20-1:30 PM LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:05 PM Steven E. Schutzer, MD Polymicrobial Investigations of Tick-Borne Diseases; UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, Professor of Medicine
2:05-2:40 PM Ellen Stromdahl, MS, BCE Dr. Ed Masters Memorial Lecture Know Your Enemy: Reducing the Risk of Tick-Borne Disease Through Knowledge & Understanding of the Tick; US Army Public Health Command, MD, Entomologist
2:40-3:15 PM Ed Breitschwerdt, DVM Bartonellosis: A Hidden Epidemic; Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Professor of Medicine
3:15-3:30 PM AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30-4:05 PM Beth Winkelstein, PhD Glia, Inflammation & Pain; University of Pennsylvania, Associate
Professor Dept. of Bioengineering
4:05-4:40 PM Eugene Shippen, MD Vitamin D, Regulatory Hormone of Immunity and Inflammation− Implications in Chronic Infectious Diseases; Private practice, Shillington, PA, Specializing in Family Practice and Endocrinology
4:40-5:15 PM Brian Fallon, MD Dr. John Drulle Memorial Lecture Research Update from the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center; Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Director Columbia Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
5:45-6:45 PM NETWORKING RECEPTION
8:00-8:30 AM SUNDAY OCTOBER 3 BREAKFAST/EXHIBITS
8:30-9:05 AM Dirk Elston, MD Dermatological Manifestations of Infestations and Arthropod-Borne Diseases; Geisinger Medical Center, PA, Director Department of Dermatology
9:05- 9:40 AM Darrin Wiggins, MD Tick-Borne Diseases in the Emergency Room; Southampton Hospital, NY, Chairman Department of Emergency Medicine
9:40-9:45 AM DISCUSSION (morning speakers)
10:00-11:10 AM Ernest Visconti, MD Differential Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Diseases; Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, Director of Infectious Diseases
Sam T. Donta, MD Antibiotic Decisions in Lyme Disease; Falmouth Hospital Consulting Staff; Professor of Medicine (ret.)
11:10-12:20 AM Cheryl Ortel, MD Women’s Health and Lyme Disease; OB-GYN Private Practice, MD
James Dillard, MD, DC, LAc Acupuncture, Herbs, Nutrition & Other Integratative Medicine Approaches to Managing Chronic Pain; Clinical Practice, Manhattan & East Hampton, NY
12:20-1:30 PM Dave Hardesty, MD The Evaluation of the Patient with Movement Disorders; Columbia University Medical Center, Instructor of Clinical Neurology in Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry
Ami Katz, MD IV IG and Autonomic Peripheral Neuropathy Yale University, Assistant Professor; Private Practice CT
Before the program, all faculty will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) (e.g. employee, consultant, speaker’s bureau, grant recipient, research support, stock ownership or any other special relationship) they might have with a) the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during their presentation and/or b) any commercial contributor to this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA/PRA category 1 credit toward recertification requirements.
The American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accept AMA/PRA category 1 credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
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.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.