It all starts of pretty early in the am for those in the Pacific Time Zone, 5 am & 8 am in the Eastern Time Zone. The speakers & topics sound pretty interesting as well. The topic of Pediatric Lyme & common abx regimes for children is also going to be spoken on.
Here is the list of topics & speakers;
Introduction to the Lyme & Associated Diseases Society Annual Conference
5:00 AM - 5:30 AM [8:00 AM - 8:30 AM eastern]
Welcome: Introduction to "The Decade of the Microbe" by Robert C. Bransfield, MD,
Welcome: Is Chronic Lyme Really MCIDS? Future directions in education with ILADS
by Richard I. Horowitz, MD,
Welcome: Lyme Parity by 2012 by David C. Martz, MD
Brief History of Lyme disease by Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr. MD
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM [8:30 AM - 9:30 AM eastern]
This session will discuss a brief history of Lyme disease, clinical presentations of Lyme disease, clinical syndromes impacting the heart, dermatology, CNS, joints, eyes. Corresponding appropriate studies on persistence will be discussed along with transmission. There will be discussion of the thirty eight question questionnaire in clinical practice, issue with diet, vitamins and probiotics
Treatment Options by Steven Harris, MD
6:15 AM - 7:15 AM [9:15 AM - 10:15 AM eastern]
This session will discuss a variety of treatment options including rotation of antibiotics, including IM, IV, PO with names and side effects, medication for symptom relief when antibiotics do not work. Dr. Harris will discuss the role of alternative therapies and endocrine abnormalities seen with Lyme.
Basic Psychiatric Lyme by Robert C. Bransfield, MD
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM [10:30 AM - 11:30 AM eastern]
This session will discuss psychiatric manifestations of Lyme. This includes pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and treatment. Also Dr. Bransfield will address practical suggestions for practitioners regarding psychiatric drugs for depression, anxiety, sleep, memory and wakefulness among others
Neuro I by Kenneth Liegner, MD
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM [11:15 AM - 11:45 AM eastern]
General considerations in assessment of persons with possible Lyme borreliosis (and other borrelioses) and other transmissible co-infections which may involve the nervous system.
Neuro II by David Martz, MD
8:40 AM - 9:40 AM [11:40 AM - 12:40 PM eastern]
This session will discuss specific syndromes like ALS, MS, Parkinsons Disease, Dementia, Peripheral Neuropathy, and potential treatment regimens
Co-Infections by Richard I. Horowitz, MD
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM [1:30 PM - 2:30 PM eastern]
Chronic Lyme Disease: Issues with lab testing, treatment protocols, and differential diagnosis will be discussed in the chronic resistant patient.
Rheumatology by Andrea Gaito, MD
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM [2:15 PM - 3:15 PM eastern]
This session will discuss rheumatology issues in the Lyme patient with an emphasis on ordering tests, interpretation, treatment, and issue of autoimmunity
Pediatric Lyme by Ann F. Corson, MD
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM [3:30PM - 4:30 PM eastern]
This session will discuss how clinical syndromes differ in children. It will offer common antibiotic regimens in children
Treatment Trials by Elizabeth Maloney, MD
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM [4:15 PM - 5:15 PM eastern]
This program will review early and late Lyme treatment trials.