• June 2–4, 2017
  • Friday–Sunday: 2 nights

An Integrative Approach to Lyme Disease Current Concepts and Misconceptions

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

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 history, transmission, misconceptions, diagnosis, and therapy through the lenses of Western medicine, naturopathy, and Ayurveda.

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

  • Current concepts in diagnosis and treatment
  • The patient’s perspective
  • Preventive measures and public health issues
  • Promising adjunctive therapies and the integration of allopathic and adjunctive treatments for chronic Lyme
  • Psychosocial effects.

Participants can ask the experts their questions at a panel discussion Sunday morning.

Additional CME Information

Berkshire Health Systems designates this live educational activity for 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Berkshire Health Systems is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Education through the Joint Providership of Berkshire Health Systems and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.

Disclosure  In accordance with the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support™ disclosure will be made before the program regarding the existence of any relationships that exist between the faculty and the manufacturers of any commercial products.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Health, Fitness, and Wellness


Gerard C. Buffo, MD, FACR, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, blends his 31 years of experience in Western medicine with Eastern practice, teaching students, treating patients, and researching ways to improve the delivery of care.

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Deborah Hoadley, MD, MPH, a board-certified infectious disease physician practicing in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, collaborates with academic Lyme disease centers in Boston and New York.

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Margrit Mikulis, ND, is a naturopathic doctor, clinician, and faculty member for the Kripalu School of Ayurveda.

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Eileen C. Comia, MD, founder and medical director of Advance Biomedical Treatment Center in Bloomfield, Connecticut, treats people with special needs and chronic illness.

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