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 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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ILADS Annual Conference 2015: Ft. Lauderdale

ILADS Conference 2015

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD

Christine 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

Conference Theme

From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

Conference Objective

To give physicians with clinical practice the basic tools to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and associated diseases.

Conference  & Pre-Conference Workshop Description

ILADS Annual Scientific Conference will be held October 16-18, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The meeting will be preceded by a Thursday, October 15th, pre-conference workshop, Lyme Fundamentals. This one-day workshop is geared to practitioners who are new to tick-borne disease diagnosis and treatment or would like a refresher course to hone their skills. Exhibitors with the latest products in the field of tick-borne diseases will be on-site to share their knowledge.

Conference Objective & Goals

This scientific session will provide evidence-based medicine that describes the clinical spectrum of tick-borne diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and the assessment of co-morbid conditions.

*  To learn the clinical spectrum of tick borne infections with an emphasis on breaking research that can have direct impact on patient management.
*  To learn the pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic disease that apply to tick-borne infections
*  To learn cutting edge research that has the potential to impact diagnostic and treatment for the sequelae of chronic infection
*  To learn appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic tick-borne infections
*  To learn about co-morbid conditions that contribute to chronic illness
*  To learn the appropriate medical literature to build an evidence-based medical practice

Target Audience
MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, DC, LCSW and select alternative medicine providers. Student Physician, residents, or interns may register at a discounted rate. ILADS Annual Conference is open to medical professionals only at this time.

CMEs and CEUs available.

For More Information

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_programs/ftlauderdale/ilads-ftlauderdale.php

ILADS Annual Conference 2015: Ft. Lauderdale

ILADS Conference 2015

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD

Christine 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

Conference Theme

From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

Conference Objective

To give physicians with clinical practice the basic tools to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and associated diseases.

Conference  & Pre-Conference Workshop Description

ILADS Annual Scientific Conference will be held October 16-18, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The meeting will be preceded by a Thursday, October 15th, pre-conference workshop, Lyme Fundamentals. This one-day workshop is geared to practitioners who are new to tick-borne disease diagnosis and treatment or would like a refresher course to hone their skills. Exhibitors with the latest products in the field of tick-borne diseases will be on-site to share their knowledge.

Conference Objective & Goals

This scientific session will provide evidence-based medicine that describes the clinical spectrum of tick-borne diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and the assessment of co-morbid conditions.

*  To learn the clinical spectrum of tick borne infections with an emphasis on breaking research that can have direct impact on patient management.
*  To learn the pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic disease that apply to tick-borne infections
*  To learn cutting edge research that has the potential to impact diagnostic and treatment for the sequelae of chronic infection
*  To learn appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic tick-borne infections
*  To learn about co-morbid conditions that contribute to chronic illness
*  To learn the appropriate medical literature to build an evidence-based medical practice

Target Audience
MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, DC, LCSW and select alternative medicine providers. Student Physician, residents, or interns may register at a discounted rate. ILADS Annual Conference is open to medical professionals only at this time.

CMEs and CEUs available.

For More Information

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_programs/ftlauderdale/ilads-ftlauderdale.php

ILADS Annual Conference 2015: Ft. Lauderdale

ILADS Conference 2015

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD

Christine 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

Conference Theme

From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

Conference Objective

To give physicians with clinical practice the basic tools to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and associated diseases.

Conference  & Pre-Conference Workshop Description

ILADS Annual Scientific Conference will be held October 16-18, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The meeting will be preceded by a Thursday, October 15th, pre-conference workshop, Lyme Fundamentals. This one-day workshop is geared to practitioners who are new to tick-borne disease diagnosis and treatment or would like a refresher course to hone their skills. Exhibitors with the latest products in the field of tick-borne diseases will be on-site to share their knowledge.

Conference Objective & Goals

This scientific session will provide evidence-based medicine that describes the clinical spectrum of tick-borne diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and the assessment of co-morbid conditions.

*  To learn the clinical spectrum of tick borne infections with an emphasis on breaking research that can have direct impact on patient management.
*  To learn the pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic disease that apply to tick-borne infections
*  To learn cutting edge research that has the potential to impact diagnostic and treatment for the sequelae of chronic infection
*  To learn appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic tick-borne infections
*  To learn about co-morbid conditions that contribute to chronic illness
*  To learn the appropriate medical literature to build an evidence-based medical practice

Target Audience
MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, DC, LCSW and select alternative medicine providers. Student Physician, residents, or interns may register at a discounted rate. ILADS Annual Conference is open to medical professionals only at this time.

CMEs and CEUs available.

For More Information

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_programs/ftlauderdale/ilads-ftlauderdale.php

ILADS Annual Conference 2015: Ft. Lauderdale

ILADS Conference 2015

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD

Christine 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

Conference Theme

From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

Conference Objective

To give physicians with clinical practice the basic tools to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and associated diseases.

Conference  & Pre-Conference Workshop Description

ILADS Annual Scientific Conference will be held October 16-18, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The meeting will be preceded by a Thursday, October 15th, pre-conference workshop, Lyme Fundamentals. This one-day workshop is geared to practitioners who are new to tick-borne disease diagnosis and treatment or would like a refresher course to hone their skills. Exhibitors with the latest products in the field of tick-borne diseases will be on-site to share their knowledge.

Conference Objective & Goals

This scientific session will provide evidence-based medicine that describes the clinical spectrum of tick-borne diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and the assessment of co-morbid conditions.

*  To learn the clinical spectrum of tick borne infections with an emphasis on breaking research that can have direct impact on patient management.
*  To learn the pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic disease that apply to tick-borne infections
*  To learn cutting edge research that has the potential to impact diagnostic and treatment for the sequelae of chronic infection
*  To learn appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic tick-borne infections
*  To learn about co-morbid conditions that contribute to chronic illness
*  To learn the appropriate medical literature to build an evidence-based medical practice

Target Audience
MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, DC, LCSW and select alternative medicine providers. Student Physician, residents, or interns may register at a discounted rate. ILADS Annual Conference is open to medical professionals only at this time.

CMEs and CEUs available.

For More Information

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_programs/ftlauderdale/ilads-ftlauderdale.php

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/

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