The Lyme Disease Association,Inc. announces its 14th annual scientific conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science, Research & Myth. The Conference will be held at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, on Saturday June 1, 2013, at 8:00am-5pm with a networking reception to follow, and on Sunday June 2, 2013, 8am-12 noon.
Brian A. Fallon, MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and RW (Bill) Stich, PhD, University of Missouri, are conference co-chairs. Betty Maloney, MD, of Minnesota, also serves on the Planning Committee with the co-chairs.
The conference is designed for physicians and scientists, but the public is invited to register to attend. See the agenda for faculty and topics. Continue to check this website for future registration, additional information about the conference, and exhibitor opportunities.
Hotel block information will follow in a few weeks.
In March 2010, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MBMP) voted to adopt a
moratorium on investigating physicians who treat chronic Lyme with long-term antibiotics.
Stating that the science for diagnosis and treatment of chronic Lyme is unsettled, the Board agreed to a 5-year period in which to allow science to answer unresolved questions.
Read the resolution
Lyme Disease Resources for
International Lyme an Associated Diseases (ILADS) website
What Every Primary Care Physician Should Know about Lyme Disease - International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
Lyme in Minnesota (printable fact sheet)
The Management of Ixodes scapularis Bites in the Upper Midwest, by Dr. Elizabeth Maloney
Tick-borne Diseases: Vector Surveillance and Control, Armed Forces Pest Management Board
Lyme Disease Test Kits - Potential for misdiagnosis
National Guidelines Clearinghouse
Conflicts of Interest in Lyme Disease: Laboratory Testing, Vaccination, and Treatment Guidelines
Lyme disease treatment recommendations, by David Volkman, Ph.D., M.D.
Epidemiologic Assessment of IDSA Guidlines, by Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH
Lyme Disease by county 2010
Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, objective physical findings (such as erythema migrans, facial palsy, or arthritis), and a history of possible exposure to infected ticks.
When making a diagnosis of Lyme disease, health care providers should consider other diseases that may cause similar illness.
Not all patients with Lyme disease will develop the characteristic bulls-eye rash, and many may not recall a tick bite.
Laboratory testing is not recommended for persons who do not have symptoms of Lyme disease.
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Minnesota Lyme Association materials, meeting presentations, and website information are provided for educational purposes only. The information is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon to diagnose or treat any disease. Where medical advice is needed, a licensed healthcare professional
should always be consulted.
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