Dr. Christine Green Speaks at ILADS Europe – Helsinki

ILADS conference

Christine Green, MDDr. Christine Green will present at ILADS Helsinki 2016 – 6th Annual European Lyme Disease Conference.

2016 ILADS European conference joins a series of intellectually stimulating events whose focus is educating medical professionals about the proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The focus will be to have transparent and evidence-based discussions regarding controversial themes surrounding tick-borne diseases.

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Dr. Christine Green Speaks at ILADS Europe – Helsinki

ILADS conference

Christine Green, MDDr. Christine Green will present at ILADS Helsinki 2016 – 6th Annual European Lyme Disease Conference.

2016 ILADS European conference joins a series of intellectually stimulating events whose focus is educating medical professionals about the proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The focus will be to have transparent and evidence-based discussions regarding controversial themes surrounding tick-borne diseases.

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Dr. Christine Green Speaks at Bay Area Lyme Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series

Bay Area Lyme Foundation Speaker SeriesCome see Dr. Christine Green and Allie Cashel at the Bay Area Lyme Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series.

“The primary care doctor and emerging tick-borne disease – how does that diagnosis get made?”

When:  March 2nd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where:  Paula & Michael Rantz, 330 Santa Rita Avenue, Palo Alto

Cost:  Free

RSVP:  Limited seating.  Email

For More Info:  www.bayarealyme.org/events/speaker-series/

 

Speakers:

Christine Green, MDChristine Green, MD
Director of Education for International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
Board Member, International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) and LymeDisease.org (formerly CALDA)

Dr. Green is a recognized leader in Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment who practices complementary, integrative, and othomolecular medicine from her private family practice, Green Oaks Medical, in northern California.  She serves on the board of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) and lymedisease.org and has helped to bring greater awareness to the medical community through patient research and advocacy. She currently serves as the Director of Education for ILADS. Dr. Green has a true passion for her profession and patients, demonstrated by her commitment to constant collaboration and ongoing research within the patient and medical community and she possesses a unique ability to problem solve patient issues, seeking out unconventional uses of therapy, based on Western Medicine research and clinical studies.

Allie Cashel
Allie is the author of Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial, a collection of  stories from Lyme patients all over the world and their struggles for recognition and treatment of this debilitating disease. Learn about Allie’s story in our blog and on the Foundation’s Faces of Lyme page or visit SufferingtheSilence.com, an online community designed for people living with chronic illness, co-founded by Allie and a good friend.

Dr. Christine Green Will Present at ILADS Conference in Helsinki, June 10-11

ILADS conference

Christine Green, MDDr. Christine Green will present at ILADS Helsinki 2016 – 6th Annual European Lyme Disease Conference on June 10 – 11.

2016 ILADS European conference joins a series of intellectually stimulating events whose focus is educating medical professionals about the proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The focus will be to have transparent and evidence-based discussions regarding controversial themes surrounding tick-borne diseases.

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See Dr. Christine Green Speak at Bay Area Lyme Foundation (Free Event)

Bay Area Lyme Foundation Speaker SeriesCome see Dr. Christine Green and Allie Cashel at the Bay Area Lyme Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series on March 2nd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Palo Alto, CA.  The topic is “The primary care doctor and emerging tick-borne disease – how does that diagnosis get made?”

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Dr. Christine Green to Speak at ILADS Annual Conference 2015: Ft. Lauderdale

ILADS Conference 2015

Christine Green, MDChristine Green, MD, will speak three times at this year’s ILADS Conference & Pre-Conference Workshop in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

     *  Overview of Tick-Borne Diseases; Tick-Borne Epidemiology and Ecology, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 8:00 – 8:45 am
     *  The History, Exam and Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 10:00 – 11:15 am
     *  Pediatric Tick-Borne Illness Presentation and History Taking, Breakout Session: Friday, October 16th, 1:30 – 2:15 pm

For More Information: http://risingphoenixmedicine.com/calendar/ilads-annual-conference-2015-ft-lauderdale/2015-10-15/

Brain Clears Toxins During Sleep

Christine Green, MD’s Commentary –
Christine Green, MD
Sleep is mandatory.  We work on achieving restful sleep for all patients.  During stage 4 sleep your immune system kicks into high gear, you make hormones second.  This article shows how we clear toxins: sleep like a baby.

 

Brain Clears Toxins During Sleep
By Pauline Anderson
Posted on November 8, 2013 by Medscape

Scientists have long wondered why sleep is restorative and why lack of sleep impairs brain function.

Now, new animal research suggests how the sleep state may help clear the body of potentially toxic central nervous system (CNS) metabolites.

Continue Reading at:  www.medscape.com/viewarticle/814070
Or Download PDF at: Brain Clears Toxins During Sleep
The related research was published on October 18, 2013 in Science.

Lyme Borreliosis and Tick Borne Illnesses: Diagnostics, Emerging Pathogens and Avenues for New Research Symposium

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Days:  Saturday, November 8 – Sunday, November 9, 2014
Location:  Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Fees:
– General Admission:  $300
– Allied Health Professionals:  $150
– Residents/Fellows: Free
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CME Credits Available

 

Christine Green, MDSymposium Description:
This live symposium will look at new and old laboratory techniques and how these techniques can be better applied to diagnostics of lyme borreliosis and tick borne illnesses.

Dr. Christine Green will  co-lead a panel designed for clinicians to give feedback to the developers about how their tests will help us diagnose our patients.

Symposium Details:
This live symposium will include presentations from leading investigators on Lyme disease and tick borne infections emphasizing our current understanding and avenues for new research. The conference will be a valuable continuing educational experience for internists, pediatricians, infectious disease specialists and pathologists. The conference will have six sessions:

1. Plenary overview lectures on Lyme disease in the northeast, across America and Europe.
2. Overview of the Lyme spirochete including phylogeny, molecular and cell surface protein biology
3. Co-infections with Lyme diseaseMassachusetts General Hospital
4. Host pathogen interactions in Lyme disease
5. Diagnostic testing: current and future status
6. Special topics in tick borne infections

We Need to Make Better Lyme Disease Tests Available

Christine Green, MD’s Commentary –
Christine Green, MD
A colleague, Dr. Nevena Zubcevik, recently sent me an email that commented on Lyme Disease testing.  I’ve included her email in lieu of my commentary.  The Wall Street Journal article on the same topic appears below.

The email:

There are 37 known species of bacteria that cause Lyme disease, but the current Lyme 2 tier test inadequately tests even for the one spirochete it is designed for—Borrelia burgdorferi. Because of this inadequacy, we are missing many Borreliosis infections, and our patients are subjected to immeasurable suffering because they aren’t receiving timely antimicrobial therapy. Research shows that such patients might go on to receive faulty diagnoses of psychosomatic, psychiatric or neuromuscular illnesses instead of prescriptions for antibiotics that would cure their causative infections.

A paper co-authored by Barbara Johnson, an expert with the CDC Lyme Program, reveals the current two-tier method is positive in only 31% of those with erythema migrans (the bull’s eye rash associated with Lyme disease) and in only 63% of those with acute neuroborreliosis or carditis due to burgdorferi Lyme Disease. This means that out of 100 patients who have Lyme disease, we might misdiagnose 69 of them, leaving their infections untreated.

Recent research out of John’s Hopkins University suggests we likely aren’t using the correct antibiotics. The drugs we are using might be contributing to persistent bacteria and may not be fully clearing infections.

Given the current urgent state of affairs, we should be racing to find better testing strategies that will identify all of the Borrelia species and associated co-infections, and to find better antibiotic regimens that will cure our patients. We need to find these infections early–before life-altering manifestations of cranial nerve palsy, meningitis, myocarditis, arthritis, permanent disability and death.

Nevena Zubcevik D.O.
Resident physician and tick-borne illness advisory board member
Harvard Medical School
Boston

 

WSJWe Need to Make Better Lyme Disease Tests Available

Letter Published in The Wall Street Journal

Regarding Dr. Paul Mead’s letter about the CDC Lyme test (Letters, Sept. 5), our family is familiar with tick-borne diseases. Our son was diagnosed with Lyme disease and babesiosis. The CDC test was negative for Lyme disease. The IGeneX, Inc. test clearly showed that he had Lyme. My son’s life has been changed due to the availability of testing choices. Our son is now fine. We benefited from scientists and innovators…

Continue Reading at: http://m.wsj.com/articles/we-need-to-make-better-lyme-disease-tests-available-letters-to-the-editor-1411408689?mobile=y

Kara’s Cure: Fighting Lyme Disease

Christine Green, MD’s Commentary –
Christine Green, MD
This is a brief segment of a colleague in Connecticut, Dr. Tom Moorcroft-D.O., being interviewed by the local news.  His comments are spot on about Lyme and tickborne disease. I hope it is helpful!

 

Kara’s Cure: Fighting Lyme Disease
By Andrea Almeida
Posted on September 22, 2014 and updated on September 29, 2014  by EyeWitness News 3

See the video:   http://www.wfsb.com/story/26593273/karas-cure-fighting-lyme-disease