• June 8–10, 2018
  • Friday–Sunday: 2 nights

An Integrative Approach to Lyme Disease Current Concepts and Controversies

For health professionals, yoga therapists, researchers, and everyone who has suffered from or knows someone with Lyme disease. CME credits pending.

Explore a variety of practical and philosophical viewpoints on Lyme disease, a topic that remains controversial in medicine today. This program looks at the disease’s epidemiology, transmission, diagnosis, controversies, and therapy through the lenses of Western medicine, naturopathy, and integrative mind-body medicine.

With expert presenters, including medical professionals who treat Lyme disease, academic researchers, and those who suffer from the disease, this program also looks at

  • Current concepts and controversies in diagnosis and treatment
  • Late-breaking developments in diagnostic methods
  • The patient’s journey to access both traditional and novel treatments
  • Preventive measures and public health issues
  • Promising integrative therapies and the blending of allopathic and adjunctive treatments for chronic illness
  • Psychosocial effects on patients and caregivers.

Participants can ask the experts their questions during breakout sessions on Saturday afternoon and during a wrap-up panel discussion Sunday morning.

Program at a Glance

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All Health, Fitness, and Wellness


Deborah Hoadley MD, MPH is director of the New England Institute for Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illness.

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Eileen C. Comia, MD, is the founder and medical director of Advance Biomedical Treatment Center in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

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Margrit Mikulis, ND, is the owner of Living Natural Inc., a center for natural healthcare in New Hampshire.

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Jenifer Nields, MD, is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine where she supervises residents in long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH, directs the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center.

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Brandi Dean founded the Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in 2015.

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