Training Course for Healthcare Professionals (3.5 hours)

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Lyme Disease - The New Great Imitator
Diagnosis & Treatment of Tick-Borne Infections in Primary Care

(3.5 hours)

This half day virtual educational meeting (via Zoom) took place in March 2021 and focused on challenges faced by primary care clinicians in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.  Recordings of presentations will be available shortly.

This event was open to health professionals only and is of particular relevance to GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and those working in minor injury units across all parts of the UK and Ireland.

Learning Outcomes:
After watching the recordings, viewers should be able to:

  • outline the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment in the prevention of persistent symptoms
  • confidently manage tick bites and treat early Lyme disease
  • access and use up to date guidelines on the treatment of Lyme disease
  • discuss the recognised scientific uncertainties and the need for further research in relation to both diagnosis and treatment.

ICGP CPD Recognition was available for attendees but is not available for online viewers.

Post Course Files

Presentations

Time Title Presenter
Welcome and Introduction (no recording) Prof John (Jack) Lambert
Diagnosing and managing Lyme disease in Primary Care settings (37 mins) Dr Anne Cruikshank, GP (Oxfordshire, England). RCGP Clinical Champion for Lyme disease (2018-2019)
Lessons from a GP’s personal experience of tick bites and Lyme disease (34 mins) Dr Rachael Llewelyn, GP (North Somerset, England)
Tea Break (no recording) -
Questions around Lyme disease & the challenge of diagnosis and treatment (35 mins) Dr Zahra Husain, GP (London, England)
Chronic Infections With Lyme And Other Tickborne Pathogens (42 mins) Prof John (Jack) Lambert
Interactive Q&A session with all speakers (PDF only) Prof John (Jack) Lambert, Dr Anne Cruikshank, Dr Rachael Llewelyn, Dr Zahra Husain
Close (no recording) -