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

IDSA and CDC: Lyme course for physicians

American College of Physicians: Lyme disease course

CDC and Discover Immunology: Lyme Disease: An Update for the Frontline Healthcare Provider

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

PediaCast CME at Nationwide Children’s: Lyme Disease

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

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

Cleveland Clinic: Tickborne diseases other than Lyme in the United States

West Virginia University: A Close Look at Lyme Disease in West Virginia

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

 

Other lectures, courses, and materials

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

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

More useful sites:

CDC: Lyme disease information for health care providers

American Lyme Disease Foundation (ALDF)

U of Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center

 

Sources not recommended

LymeScience recommends avoiding courses affiliated with practitioners of pseudoscience, including those who advertise themselves as “Lyme literate”, “integrative”, “functional”, “alternative”, “complementary”, 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)
  • Lyme Disease Association
  • Columbia University Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
  • LymeDisease.org
  • Global Lyme Alliance
  • Bay Area Lyme Foundation
  • Stand4Lyme
  • 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
  • Any other so-called Lyme patient group (other than this web site and the ALDF)

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