PANS and Tick-Borne Infections
Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Tick Borne infections will be presented, including clinical presentation, etiology, diagnosis and treatment.
2022 Annual Conference
October 28-30, 2022
1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation
Time to Complete
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What is this course about?
Tick-borne illness is on the rise, as is an increase in the number of kids suffering from Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), as well as a rise in mental health issues in children and adolescents. While it is well known that Lyme and tick-borne co-infections frequently cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, research shows both can trigger autoimmune inflammation in the brain which may result in PANS. The clinical manifestations of PANS, its etiology and pathogenesis, the role of tick-borne infections, as well as the various treatment modalities that have been effective in treating this disorder will be presented. Additionally, cumulative epigenetic stresses due to multiple stresses over the past century and how this is contributing to an epidemic of autoimmune illness in the twenty-first century will be discussed.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 27, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website, www.meded.uci.edu/cme, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at https://www.aihm.org/contact/. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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By the end of the course, learners will be able to...
- Understand how microbial infection can trigger neuropsychiatric symptoms.
- Recognize the multiple manifestations of PANS.
- Learn the connection between Lyme, tick-borne co-infections and PANS.
- Learn a multidisciplinary approach to treatment that can alleviate the symptoms of PANS.
- Appreciate that the epidemic of mental health disorders is in part related to cumulative epigenetic changes over the past century.
What's included in this course?
This course includes the following:
Certificate of Completion
Meet Your Faculty
Daniel Kinderlehrer, MD
Daniel A. Kinderlehrer, M.D. is a nationally recognized physician with expertise in the fields of nutrition, allergy, environmental medicine, Lyme disease and the healing of mind-body-spirit as a unified whole. Dr. Kinderlehrer co-founded The New England Center for Holistic Medicine in Newbury MA, and has taught extensively including practitioner training courses at The Omega Institute, The National Institute of Behavioral Medicine, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He created and organized the Lyme Fundamentals course which is presented annually at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society conferences. He is the author of many articles in medical journals and the Lyme Times.
No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.