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The VT CFIDS Association, Inc.




Similarities and Paradoxes in Chronic Illnesses
January 19, 2008

A medical conference providing CME’s sponsored by USF Health, Morton Plant Mease Health Care and the Lanford Foundation (LifeLyme Inc.).

This conference is designed for the continuing professional development of clinicians & physicians nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists & health care professionals. (But is also open to patients, caregivers and other interested parties.).
http://www.cme.hsc.usf.edu/lyme/ .

If you have any questions please contact Sandi Lanford at lifelyme@yahoo.comor go to the web site of http://www.lifelyme.org/ .

Among Agenda speakers are:
Dr. Nancy Klimas & Dr. Kenneth Friedman who will be introduced by Rebecca Artman.

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:
Recognize the pathogens carried by ticks and other vectors in the US.
Recognize and analyze the overlapping symptoms in chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and vector borne diseases.
Diagnose, evaluate and treat Borrelia Burgdorferi & co-infections in their patients.
Identify clinical features of CNS diseases and select appropriate tests for diagnosis ( including laboratory and brain imaging scans).
Describe the results of the NIH funded study and controlled treatment trials.
Define the limitations of the laboratory diagnosis of Bb and co-infections in low prevalence areas.
Acquire an understanding of the clinical differences in CFIDS, GWS, MCS & and Tick-borne diseases.