Tick Borne Symposium

Thursday September 28, 2017


Conference starts in:

Duke Hall - Southampton, NY
1 Day Conference September 28th, 2017
6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours

Description

This symposium is designed to cover four main areas of tick-disease which, due to their complexity, geographic region specificity, and a lack of evidence-based research data, oftentimes present physicians with difficult choices as to when to test, how to treat, and, especially in the case of Lyme, symptoms which can imitate other diseases.

Open to Physicians, Medical Residents, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Laboratory Technicians, and other interested medical professionals.

Registration is required by email to kwulffraat@southamptonhospital.org, including full name, degree/credentials, mailing address, telephone and email address.

Dates and Times

Start: 9/28/2017 8:00 AM
End: 9/28/2017 5:00 PM

Objectives

  • Understand neurologic Lyme disease syndromes and principles of treatment
  • Identify options for ordering and interpreting laboratory tests
  • Recognize the prevalence of co-infections in the patient populace
  • Describe the role of immunity and vaccines currently in development
  • Discuss the relationship between the Alpha-gal food allergy and the Lone Star tick, including the unreliability of Alpha-gal lgE testing results

Speakers

  • Dr. Patricia Coyle
    • Lyme Disease and the Nervous System
  • Dr. Erol Fikrig
    • Prevention of Lyme Disease - Vaccines New and Old
  • Dr. Erin McGintee
    • Alpha-Gal Meat Allergy: A Novel Food Allergy Caused by the Lone Star Tick
  • Dr. Philip Molloy
    • Ordering and Interpreting Blood Tests for Tick-Borne Disease

Location

Duke Hall
240 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.