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POSTPONED: PA Lyme Medical Conference
Start Date: 4/17/2020 All Day
End Date: 4/18/2020

Event Description

Please note: This event has been postponed. Information about other events and rescheduling is available on the ILADS website.

Advances in Research and Clinical Practice in Tick-Borne Disease

Conference Description and Goals

  • Discuss innovations and current research on history, vectors and pathophysiology of tick-borne diseases
  • Discuss prevalence and recognition of tick-borne diseases
  • Present and analyze impact of tick-borne disease on patients
  • Present, discuss and analyze diagnosis, including differential, of tickborne disease patients, including case study presentations
  • Present and discuss pharmacological treatment and management approaches of tick-borne disease patients, including cases study presentations
  • Present non-pharmacologic intervention to manage symptoms and prevent functional decline in patients with complex tick-borne disease


The event includes 12 presenters from various disciplines within the field of tick-borne diseases, including moderator Steven J. Bock, MD; Robert Mozayeni, MD, president, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society; and Drexel graduate student Kayla Socarras, MS, Microbiology & Immunology program and member of Drexel's Center for Advanced Microbial Processing, who will speak about Drexel's work on global tick microbiome analysis.

Two keynote talks will be given.

  • Brian A. Fallon, MD, director, Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, Columbia University
    Historical Context and Progress in Lyme Disease Science and Practice
  • Ying Zhang, MD, professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Research Advances in Lyme Persistence and Treatment

Target Audience

MDs, DOs, NDs, DMDs, DVMs, PhDs, PsyDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, LCSWs, DCs and other health care providers.

Continuing Education Information

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Drexel University College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA Credit Designation Statement
This program is eligible for 8.5 credits in Category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association.

Nursing Contact Hours – 6.5
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. East Stroudsburg University will be monitoring activities so as to meet ANCC criteria.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Drexel University College of Medicine and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).The Drexel University College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Faculty Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of Drexel University College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational programs. Speakers at continuing medical education activities are required to disclose to the audience, any relevant commercial interest (which is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients). Any conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the presentation and announced to the audience. The intent of this disclosure is to allow participants to form their own judgments about the educational content of this activity and determine whether the speaker’s commercial interests influenced the presentation. In addition, speakers are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation.

Faculty/Planning Committee Disclosures
Robert Mozayeni is a minor stockholder, consultant and CMO with Galaxy Diagnostics, as well as founder, major stockholder, and lab director with T Lab. He will refrain from making recommendations regarding products or services.

Brian Peskin is a freelance nutritional consultant and speaker; consultant for Your Essential Supplements, Inc.; and owner/patent holder for Peskin Pharmaceuticals. He will refrain from making recommendations regarding products or services.

The following faculty members have no commercial relationships to disclose: Joseph Burrascano, MD; Robert Bransfield, MD; Nicole Chinnici; Marna Ericson, PhD; Brian Fallon, MD; Rosalie Greenberg, MD; Francine Hanberg, MD; Kenneth Liegner, MD; Marina Makous, MD; Robert Mauss, MD; Rita Rhoads, CNP, CNM, MPH; Kayla Socarras, MS; Michele Tonkin, ND; and Ying Zhang, MD. The following planning committee members have no commercial relationships to disclose: Barbara Buchman, BA; Brian Wigdhal, PhD; Michele Cassetori, MS, CWFS; Nicole Chinnici; Garth Erlich, PhD; Denise Seigart, PhD, MS, RN; and Julie Wagner, MBA.

This event is a collaboration of ILADS, PA Lyme Resource Network, Drexel University College of Medicine and East Stroudsburg University.

A magnified view of a green spiral-shaped tick-borne virus
Attachments For This Event:
    > PA Lyme Medical Conference Flyer [PDF]
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center at East Stroudsburg University
562 Independence Road, Room 336
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
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