Lyme Conference 2012
June 2012 brought Tick Talk Ireland's inaugural conference on Lyme Disease to Dublin shores. The conference was part funded by the National Lottery via the Department of Health & was CPD approved. It was a huge success & we had wonderful speakers including Regional Vet Lab Manager Mícheál Casey, Univ of Cork Tick Researcher Dr Eoin Healy, Lab Expert from IGeneX Labs Dr Jyotsna Shah & Dr Paul Nolan, a GP from Co. Mayo.
The first day focused on prevention, testing & tick-borne infection in animals with the first talk of the day presented by Tick Talk Ireland. On the second day we covered more on testing, plus borrelia & the brain, supportive therapies, herbal treatments, research in effective antibiotics & biofilms plus results from a UK & Ireland survey. Our speakers on the day were Dr Joseph Jemsek (Jemsek Clinics, USA), Dr Eva Sapi (Univ Newhaven), Dr Armin Schwarzbach (Infectolabs/Borreliose Centrum, Germany), Dr Jean Monro (Breakspear Hospital, UK), Nicola Darrell (Herbalist from Cork, Ireland) & Ms Kate Bloor (from Lyme Research UK & Ireland).
On the eve of the first day we were treated to entertainment by a volunteer group who came into play traditional Irish music plus Stone Trigger came to perform some of their tracks including 'Cry On', a song being released to help raise money for Lyme charities.
On the eve of the second day Nutramedix hosted a workshop on supportive herbal therapies for Lyme & co-infected patients. Studies were presented by Dr Schwarzbach & Dr Sapi.
In all the conference was a resounding success & we attracted patients, naturopaths, forestry commission & inland fishery officers, herbalists, health & safety officers plus vets & GPs.
For a review of the conference please check out the following links:
Review by Dr Jemsek: http://www.jemsekspecialty.com/shownews.php?id=36
Jen ME/CFS blogspot: http://jen-mecfs.blogspot.ie/2012/06/irish-lyme-conference-my-notes.html
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