AHEC West is coordinating a webinar that addresses the challenges and difficulties associated with diagnosing Lyme Disease.

The long-awaited program, which was delayed due to COVID-19, will be held via Zoom at noon on March 29. Conducted by University of Maryland Medical Center Associate Professor Kalpana Shere-Wolfe, MD, the hour-long presentation will provide guidance on diagnosing Lyme Disease, the challenges and pitfalls of a Lyme diagnosis, and interpreting Lyme testing options. CEU’s are available for Physicians, Social Workers, Dental Professionals, Professional Counselors, and Psychologists.

Transmitted by the bite of infected ticks, Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the U.S. Each year approximately 30,000 cases are reported to the CDC.

An Internal Medicine physician with specialization in Infectious Diseases, Dr. Shere-Wolfe directs the Integrated Lyme Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to outpatient Lyme care, she provides consultations for a variety of illnesses such as Lyme, post treatment Lyme diseases/chronic Lyme disease syndrome, and other tick-borne illnesses.

Sponsored by AHEC West, Allegany College of Maryland and UPMC healthcare system, the Lyme Disease webinar is being provided free of charge. To learn more see the flyer below. TO REGISTER THROUGH THE FLYER CLICK HERE.

For more information contact Joy Taylor at jtaylor@ahecwest.org.

3-29-22 Challenges in the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease flier