Lyme continuing education (CME, CEU) for medical professionals

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The following courses provide useful, evidence-based information on Lyme disease. Please contact us if you have any additional trainings you recommend.

Courses for continuing education credit

CDC: Lyme Disease Updates and New Educational Tools for Clinicians

StatPearls: Lyme Disease

StatPearls: Lyme Carditis

Cleveland Clinic: Appropriate laboratory testing in Lyme disease

Mayo Clinic: Lyme Disease: When to Test, When to Treat

American College of Physicians: Lyme disease course

CDC: Continuing education on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other tickborne infections

CDC: A Leopard without Spots: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

The American Journal of Nursing: CE: Lyme Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention.

CDC: Ecology and Epidemiology of Tickborne Pathogens, Washington, USA, 2011–2016

AAP: Tickborne Diseases in Children in the United States

Pri-Med: Doc, Justin Bieber Has Lyme Disease And I Think I Do Too! What To Do When Your Patients Come To You With Somatic Complaints That They Attribute to Microbial Exposure

Pri-Med: Lyme and Other Tickborne Disease: Clinical Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Infections with Tickborne Pathogens after Tick Bite, Austria, 2015–2018

Medscape: Does Lyme Disease Cause Psychiatric Illness? [LymeScience note: The answer is no.]

Other lectures, courses, and materials

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR): 2020 Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease

LymeScience: Scientific consensus page includes links to clinical practice guidelines around the world

LymeScience: Papers on chronic Lyme disease

LymeScience: Good journalism on chronic Lyme pseudoscience

LymeScience: Doctor and scientist commentaries on “Chronic Lyme”

Minnesota Medicine article: Dispelling the Chronic Lyme Disease Myth

LymeScience: Experts review “Chronic Lyme Disease”

Dr. Harriet Hall: Free course on Science-based Medicine (Videos, course guide)

Total EM Podcast: Tickborne Illnesses with Michelle Perkins (Note that this podcast is informative but PCR is not typically recommended)

PediaCast CME at Nationwide Children’s: Lyme Disease

The National Association of School Nurses: Tick-borne Illness: Prevention, Assessment and Care

Pediatric Care Online: Tick-borne Infections

Medscape: Relative Risk for Ehrlichiosis and Lyme Disease in an Area Where Vectors for Both Are Sympatric, New Jersey, USA 

CDC: Little Bite, Big Disease: Recognizing and Managing Tickborne Illnesses.

More useful sites:

CDC: Lyme disease information for health care providers

American Lyme Disease Foundation (ALDF)

U of Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center

Lyme MCW (Medical College of Wisconsin)

Sources not recommended

LymeScience recommends avoiding courses affiliated with practitioners of pseudoscience, including those who advertise themselves as “Lyme literate”, “integrative”, “functional”, “alternative”, “complementary”, “naturopathic”, and “holistic”.

LymeScience does not recommend materials associated with the following organizations:

  • ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society)
  • ILADEF (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation)
  • Partnership for Tick-borne Diseases Education (LymeCME.info) and any materials by Elizabeth Maloney
  • Lyme Disease Association
  • Columbia University Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
  • LymeDisease.org and MyLymeData
  • Global Lyme Alliance
  • Bay Area Lyme Foundation
  • Stand4Lyme
  • LivLyme Foundation
  • Invisible International and the Montecalvo Platform for Tick-Borne Illness Medical Education
  • Institute for Functional Medicine
  • American Academy of Environmental Medicine
  • American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
  • PA Lyme Resource Network
  • NatCapLyme- The National Capital Lyme Disease Association
  • Infection and Autoimmunity Research and Education Foundation (IAREF)
  • Any other so-called Lyme patient group (other than this web site, the ALDF, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Science-Based Support)
  • Trainings sponsored by any chronic Lyme pseudoscience group
  • Trainings that feature practitioners of quackery, including those who advertise as functional, integrative, alternative, naturopathic, chiropractic, and “Lyme literate”

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Updated June 17, 2021