Faculty Disclosure
Target Audience
PGA Educational Points
Program Agenda
Friday Dinner
Optional Saturday Tours
Accommodations for Disabilities

Similarities and Paradoxes in Chronic Illnesses

January 19 , 2008
The Renaissance Vinoy Resort
St. Petersburg, FL

Sponsored by


Faculty Disclosure

The University of South Florida College of Medicine adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing Medical education. It is the policy of the USF College of Medicine that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled un-approved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course syllabus.


Target Audience

This conference is designed for the continuing professional development of clinicians & physicians nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists & health care professionals.



Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize the pathogens carried by ticks and other vectors in the US.
  • Recognize and analyze the overlapping symptoms in chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and vector borne diseases.
  • Diagnose, evaluate and treat Borrelia Burgdorferi & co-infections in their patients.
  • Identify clinical features of CNS diseases and select appropriate tests for diagnosis ( including laboratory and brain imaging scans).
  • Describe the results of the NIH funded study and controlled treatment trials.
  • Define the limitations of the laboratory diagnosis of Bb and co-infections in low prevalence areas.
  • Acquire an understanding of the clinical differences in CFIDS, GWS, MCS & and Tick-borne diseases.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of South Florida College of Medicine,
Morton Plan Mease Hospital and The Lanford Foundation Lifelyme, Inc. The University of South Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of South Florida College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is for 4.5 contact hours.

The University of South Florida College of Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of South Florida College of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is for 4.5 credits.

The University of South Florida College of Medicine is an approved provider of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists pursuant to the Board of Physical Therapy
chapter 64b17-9. The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for up to 5.4 contact hours


PGA Educational Points

The Professional Golfers of America had deemed this activity as an educational course for members of the PGA. Members of the PGA attending this activity will earn 4 points
towards their PGA continuing education requirement.

Dr. Ernie Lanford, Ed.D., PGA Class A Professional in Residence,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


Program Agenda
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Course Director: Dr. Leslie Fein, MD

7:00 - 8:15am

8:15 - 8:30 am Welcome
President - Sandi Lanford, Founder - Advocate
Vice President - Dr. Ernie Lanford, Ed.D. Kinesiology
Professional Golf Management
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
8:30 - 9:15am "Summary of Tick Borne Disease Agents in Florida"
Kerry Clark, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor Epidemiology
& Environmental Health
Department of Public Health
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL
9:15 - 10:00am "What I have learned in the past 20 years"
Leslie Fein, MD Private Practice, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
and Lyme Disease.
E. Caldwell, NJ
10:00 -10:15am BREAK

10:15 -11:00am

"The Positive Side of Lyme Disease"
Kenneth Friedman, Ph.D.Associate Professor
College of Pharmacology and Physiology
Medical School of New Jersey
11:00am - 11:45pm "The Three Phases of Lyme Borrelia burgdorferi, Treatment and Evaluation"
Joseph Jemsek, MD Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine, founder of the Jemsek Clinic for Lyme Disease and HIV/AIDS, Huntersville, NC.
11:45 - 1:15pm LUNCH BREAK @ the Vinoy
1:15 - 1:30pm Recognition of Special Advocates & Support Group Leaders
1:30 - 2:15 "Biomarkers of Lyme Disease and Controlled Treatment Trials"
Brian Fallon, MD, M.P.H., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director of the Center for the Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders & Biobehavioral Medicine, Columbia University.
2:15 - 3:00pm "Current CFIDS Research"
Nancy Klimas, MD Professor of Medicine, Psychology, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Klimas is the principal investigator of one of the 3 NIH sponsored CFS Research Centers and President IACFS (International Alliance for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
3:00 - 3:45pm "An Overview of Tick Borne Disease in Children & the Autism Connection"
Charles Ray Jones, MD, Pediatrician, Private Practice in Hartford
3:45 -5:00pm Recognition Award & Honors for Dr. Charles Ray Jones
Tribute presentation by Dr. Brian Fallon & Ken and Pamela Marks & family


Registration Fee: $150.00
Fee Includes: Buffet Lunch at the Vinoy

Online registration requires Credit Card payment. If you are paying via check or purchase order, please download and print this REGISTRATION FORM and send it in according to the instructions therein. Your registration is not held until payment is received.

We are sorry, but registration for this course is closed. However, Walk-ins are welcome.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing. No refunds will be made if cancellation is made less than 15 days before the conference. University of South Florida College of medicine reserves the right to cancel this program due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such cancellation, the full registration fee will be returned. The USF COM will not be responsible for travel program cancellation.



The Rennaisance Vinoy Resort

501 5th Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Phone:  1-727-894-1000
Fax:  1-727-822-2785
Sales:  1-727-894-1000 ext. 8039
Sales fax:  1-727-894-1970
Toll-free:  1-888-303-4430

From A1A:
Take I-275 South to St Petersburg,
take exit 23A (I-375), stay left, follow
4th Ave North to Beach Dr, turn left,
resort is one block on right.

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Accommodations for Disabilities

Please notify the CPD Office, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC Box 60, Tampa, Florida, 33612 or call (813) 974-4296 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed.

Events, activities and facilities of the University of South Florida are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, or Vietnam veteran status as provided by law and in accordance with the University's respect for personal dignity.


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