Lyme Education for Healthcare Professionals
The risk for contracting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses continue to rise across the United States. It is important for physicians to understand how to properly diagnose and treat patients who present with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. GLA is committed to providing this information through our educational activities and training opportunities.
GLA provides free continuing education for healthcare professionals to learn about diagnosing and treating Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
On Demand CME
Establishing a Lyme disease diagnosis remains a considerable challenge, as many symptoms are nonspecific and there are currently no definitive diagnostic tests available. This represents a significant clinical problem, as the number of Lyme disease cases in the U.S. is steadily increasing. This activity presents and discusses recent advances in the management of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
- Define Lyme disease
- Explain the epidemiology of Lyme disease
- Describe the various stages of Lyme disease
- Recognize the system-specific symptoms of Lyme disease
- Discuss the diagnostic challenges associated with tick-borne illnesses
- List the common co-infections in patients presenting with Lyme disease
- Explain the routine recommendations for testing and treatment of Lyme disease, and co-infections, based on the current guidelines
Charles Y. Chiu, MD, PhD
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine/Infectious Diseases
Associate Director, University of California San Francisco Microbiology Laboratory
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Elena Frid, MD, ABPN, ABCN
Board Certified Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist
New York, New York
This educational activity was developed in partnership by Global Lyme Alliance and the State of Delaware Lyme Disease Education Oversight Board.
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RedMedEd, in collaboration with the State of Delaware and Global Lyme Alliance. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this continuing nursing education activity is 1.1 contact hours. Designated for 0.2 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for advanced practice registered nurses.
Physician Training Grants
Each year, GLA provides grant support to physicians and other healthcare professionals to attend the International Lyme and Associated Diseases (ILADS) Annual Conference. GLA has funded hundreds of clinicians to attend this major conference to learn about the latest clinical updates. These clinicians gain important Lyme disease knowledge and information to treat patients in their communities.
Physician Training Program
Over the years, the GLA Physician Training Program has provided grants to hundreds of clinicians to study alongside physicians experienced in treating Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. This peer-to-peer training program provided clinicians an opportunity to learn how to properly diagnose and treat Lyme and other co-infections from experts in the field. This program helped equip clinicians with the necessary skills to effectively treat and care for Lyme patients in their community.