Lyme Connection is especially proud of the relationship we have fostered with medical and mental health practitioners, researchers, health directors and, health educators and ancillary professionals. We are always looking for opportunities to build on the body of knowledge that improves illness prevention, diagnosis and patient care.
2017 Mental Health Conference
INFECTIONS AND THE BRAIN: Essentials for Mental Health and Health Care Practitioners
Friday, October 13, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Leir Retreat Center, Ridgefield, CT
Please join us for Lyme Connection’s 6th annual conference for Mental Health professionals.
Tick-borne infections such as Lyme disease, Bartonella, and Babesia, and other infections such as Strep often disrupt brain function and negatively impact emotion, behavior and cognitive functioning. Speakers will discuss mechanisms of brain involvement, infection-induced autoimmune encephalopathy, the role of psychoimmunology, symptom presentation, and diagnostic and treatment considerations.
This conference is for mental health and other health care professionals only.
There is no charge for this full day event thanks to the generous support of the
Leir Charitable Foundations and the Leir Retreat Center.
Due to limited seating, registration is required and will be taken on first come,
first served basis.
Registration will start at 8:30 am; presentation will start promptly at 9 am.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW, BCD
Robert C. Bransfield, MD
Elena Frid, MD
Charles Ray Jones, MD
Judith G. Leventhal, PhD
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
Sheila M. Statlender, PhD
To register, print and fax the form HERE to Karen Gaudian, Chair Lyme Connection
203.431.2311 or email to RLDTF@comcast.net.
Feel free to share this information with your professional colleagues.
Past Professional Conferences
Infectious Causes of Mental Illness: The Impact of Infections on the Brain, October 2016
Fifth professional conference for mental health practitioners held at Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT
Lyme Disease and the Brain, November 2015
Fourth professional conference for mental health practitioners held at Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT
Mental Illness in Children - The Lyme/PANS/PANDAS Connection: November 2014
Comprehensive look at the role infection plays in children with mental health and learning diagnoses.
Healing the Patient with Lyme: October 2012
Professional conference for Naturopaths and alternative practitioners interested in treating Lyme disease patients held at Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT.
Impact of Lyme on the Brain 2: June 2011
Second professional conference for mental health practitioners held at Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT
Impact of Lyme on the Brain: November 2010
Conference for Mental Health Practitioners held at Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT.
Tackling Tick-borne Diseases 2: November 2009
Second event to educate health educators and public health professionals at Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT.
Tackling Tick-Borne Diseases: November 2008
Symposium for Fairfield County Health Directors and Health Educators held at Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT.