• Dr. Nicole Vumbaco | DVM

Didactic Lectures discussing the Research and Science

Updated: Jun 16

Presented by Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt 2020

These modules provide 1 CME and AAFP credit for continuing education to medical professions:

  1. Bartonellosis: History of a hidden epidemic

  2. 1.0 CME. Provides an overview of the history of Bartonella spp infection, It describes the medically relevant history of bartonelloses prior to the recognition of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic in the 1980’s. Gives an overview of medical history associated with the discovery of Cat Scratch Disease and the eventual identification of Bartonella henselae as the definitive causative agent.

  3. Bartonelloses: Vectors and other modes of transmission

  4. 1.0 CME. Provides an overview of key vectors and modes of transmission associated with Bartonella spp. infection, with special attention to ongoing debates surrounding tick transmission, perinatal transmission, and other modes, like transfusion and needlesticks.

  5. Bartonelloses reservoir hosts: Bats, cats, dogs, mice and men

  6. 1.0 CME. Provides an overview of Bartonella spp. infection, both pathogenic and species-adapted, in various hosts and reservoirs, including bats, cats, dogs, and people.

  7. Bartonelloses and comparative infectious disease causation

  8. 1.0 CME. Introduces a new postulate of comparative infectious disease for elusive, slow-growing, zoonotic, vector-borne diseases like Bartonella spp infection and describes the comparative features of Bartonellosis in dogs and people with particular attention to geographic and occupational risk factors.

  9. Bartonella species, disease expression and host immunity

  10. 1.0 CME/ 1 AAFP: Provides an overview of the major factors that influence disease expression resulting from Bartonella spp infection with particular attention to bacterial infection strategies and the histopathological progression of lesions observed in both immunocompetent and severely immunodeficient patients.

  11. Diagnosis of Bartonella species infections

  12. 1.0 CME/ 1AAFP: Describes the advantages and limitations of different diagnostic methodologies for confirmation of Bartonella spp. infection, as well as recent advances in sample enrichment for direct detection of infection of this immune-evasive, slow-growing bacterial infection.

LymeMIND 5th Annual Virtual Conference 2020