Attendees will be able to--
1. Recognize important characteristics of serology, PCR, tick testing, and un-validated tests for Lyme disease, and the preferred nomenclature for chronic Lyme disease.
2. Reproduce much of the evidence base for the risk-benefits of longer term ABX treatment for Lyme and the risk benefits of the MMR vaccines to better inform patients.
3. Become familiar with the psychology and strategies of anti-vaccination campaigns
4. Appreciate the damage of the anti-vaccination campaign and the negative impact that a single case of measles can have on a clinic, Emergency Dept, and hospital.
5. Identify specific groups of adult patients who would benefit from boosting with the MMR vaccine.
The Maine Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.The Maine Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
Emil Lesho, DO, Rochester Regional Hospital
Bio: Emil P. Lesho, DO, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA is an Infectious Diseases physician and the Healthcare Epidemiologist for Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY. Previously, Dr. Lesho served for 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Army. Following his deployment to Iraq, he was the Cofounder and Director of the Multidrug-resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network and the Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Program (MRSN-ARMoR) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, which is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) flagship agency for conducting epidemiologic surveillance and applied research of multidrug-resistant organisms isolated from healthcare associated infections including war trauma.
Dr. Lesho graduated magna cum laude from DeSales University, Center Valley, PA with a degree in biology, and from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA with D.O. degree. He trained in Internal Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA and in Infectious Diseases at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Dr. Lesho has co-authored 140 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. He holds the position of Professor of Medicine (inactive) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on various internal medicine and infectious diseases topics, and most recently on the escalating crisis of antibiotic resistance.
Faculty Disclosure: Dr. Lesho has no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the contact or subject of this presentation.