Physician Training

Colorado is in need of more physicians and other medical care providers trained in the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases in Colorado, including Lyme disease! Timely, accurate diagnosis and treatment is critical in creating favorable outcomes for patients.

Several organizations offer opportunities for physicians and other medical care providers to expand their knowledge of tick-borne diseases:

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) offers a Physicians Training Program. Their goal is to foster excellence in care for Lyme and other tick-borne disease patients, addressing the challenges and changes in effectively diagnosing and treating tick-borne diseases. Scholarships are available. They also host annual medical conferences. provides accredited CME programs on Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses for physicians and other healthcare professionals. This project is spearheaded by Elizabeth Maloney, MD.

The Lyme Disease Association, Inc.(LDA) hosts an annual (CME) scientific conference on Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Scholarships are available.

LivLyme Foundation hosts an annual continuing medical education conference (CME) in Colorado.  CME accreditation is free with registration.

Tick-borne Diseases of the United States The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new 2014 report summarizing geographic presence, signs and symptoms of the diseases and the ticks that carry them. However, there is much more to learn and new data is frequently emerging on tick-borne diseases in the US and worldwide.

Visit our Resources for Medical Care Providers page for additional information.