80045508 - Second Annual Lyme Disease Topics at Johns Hopkins

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Date & Location
Friday, June 8, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Johns Hopkins Tilghman Room, Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Family Practice, General Practice, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant

Overview
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America with over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease diagnosed every year. When diagnosed in its earliest phase the outcome of infection is generally favorable. Timely diagnosis of Lyme disease depends on the accurate identification of the early erythema migrans skin lesion and on the proper use of the currently available serologic tests for Lyme disease. Delayed or misdiagnosis of Lyme disease can occur when erythema migrans rash is not accurately identified or not present, or when the incorrect interpretation of Lyme disease serology occurs. Expert panels in the United States and Canada have identified the need for better understanding of how to use the currently available diagnostic tests for Lyme disease.

Objectives
  1. Describe the clinical manifestations, current criteria and tests used for the diagnosis of the different stages of Lyme Disease
  2. Compare and contrast the symptoms, signs and natural history of untreated Lyme Disease to those of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome
  3. Identify the challenges to the diagnosis and treatment of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome
  4. Identify and describe approaches to the management of fatigue in patients with Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome.

Accreditation
ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS

This Live activity, Second Annual Lyme Disease Topics at Johns Hopkins, with a beginning date of 06/08/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 4.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.