Lyme Disease: An Update on Evidence-Based Management and Research
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00 Temporarily free!
Join infectious disease specialist Alfredo J. Mena Lora, MD, from the University of Illinois at Chicago as he provides an update on the increasing prevalence of Lyme disease in Illinois, and reviews the latest updates to evidence-based clinical practices guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe why the growing prevalence of Lyme disease and tick-borne pathogens are a threat to public health.
- Identify risk factors and recognize the importance of ongoing awareness of Lyme disease, and the need to be vigilant in screening patients on a regular basis.
- Identify the importance of evidence-based clinical practices guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease, promulgated by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR).
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Alfredo J. Mena Lora, MD
Dr. Mena Lora is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Saint Anthony Hospital. He currently serves as Program Director for the infectious diseases training program at UIC.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit