Lyme Disease and Sickle Cell Disease Information for Practitioners

Continuing Medical Education for Healthcare Providers

  1. A free, CDC-sponsored Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) course helps providers learn to properly identify and treat tickborne diseases (CME/CNE/CECH available): This course is available online at Little Bite, Big Disease: Recognizing and Managing Tickborne Illnesses.
  2. The National Association of School Nurses presents an online course titled "Tickborne Illness: Prevention, Assessment and Care" that focuses on clinical care of tickborne diseases in school and camp settings. CNE is available.
  3. Provider Training Video Series: "Reducing Complications of Therapeutic Blood Transfusions in Sickle Cell Disease" is a four-part educational video series for healthcare providers. Created in collaboration with the CDC and the Georgia Health Policy Center, the training series is designed to provide information about and strategies for reducing transfusion complications in people with SCD.
  4. CME Credit opportunities for Tickborne Diseases
  5. CME Credit opportunities for Sickle Cell Disease

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. For additional CME/CNE credits, go to, click search and type in the course number and the module title. The course number starts with a 'WD' and is followed by 4 numbers.

Infectious Disease Society of America: Lyme Disease Guidelines

In 2015, the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) formed the guideline panel and held a public comment period requesting input on its project plan that laid the ground work for new Lyme Disease Guidelines. A Lyme disease case study course will be available once the new IDSA/AAN/ACR Lyme disease guidelines are published.

Learn more at the IDSA website