The National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme) is pleased to announce that it will again be offering a number of scholarships to medical professionals to attend the 2020 (Virtual) International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) “Lyme Disease Fundamentals Course” on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The 2020 conference, “One Health Lyme – The Intersection of Lyme and COVID” focuses on both diseases, including the similarities between the two.
This will be our 7th year offering scholarships for first-time attending medical professionals. NatCapLyme strives to improve the quality of care for those suffering from tick-borne illnesses by offering educational opportunities for health care providers. Professionals who have prescription rights are eligible for this CME approved course, physician assistants and/or others given special consideration by NatCapLyme. This course is an excellent primer for those new to treating patients with tick-borne infections.
Here’s what one of last year’s scholarship recipient had to say about the course:
The fundamentals course was an excellent series of lectures that provided the essential framework for beginning to understand Lyme and associated tick-borne infections. The CDC based model in which I was trained has failed in many respects.
There were many important take home points. I was especially fascinated at the many ways Lyme manipulates and evades our immune system. No wonder it is so hard to diagnose, let alone treat!
Lyme and associated tick-borne infections demand an educated and dedicated clinician to both diagnose and treat. The Lyme Fundamentals course provided the foundation to do exactly that and I am happy to join others on the front line to care for patients with these challenging infections.
If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships or know a professional who is, please contact ILADS at 301-263-1080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the “NatCapLyme Scholarship Fund.”We want you to know that this is one of the many ways NatCapLyme uses donations to educate medical professionals about tick-borne diseases. Because of you, these providers return to their communities better prepared to treat those suffering. We are grateful for your continued support and ask that you share this scholarship information with your doctors.
NatCapLyme always appreciates your donations, particularly during this global pandemic which places Lyme patients at greater risk given their compromised immune systems. Click here to donate: SUPPORT NATCAPLYME