Lyme Disease Summit


FREE registration opening summer, 2017!

The AANP responds to rising cases of Lyme disease with this 2017 virtual education event.


The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) Optimal Lyme Disease Care webinar series will be a highly visible six to eight webinars led by top Lyme disease experts through August/September 2017, which will follow an online AANP Lyme Summit to elevate awareness of the naturopathic approach to Lyme disease with the general public. The Optimal Lyme Disease Care webinar series will offer a spectrum of clinical pearls and takeaways for the novice and experienced clinician. Licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) education emphasizes a holistic approach that is anchored in research and science, and preserves the principles of our medical past. The naturopathic clinical approach to chronic disease and the healing process is typically different from the conventional medical model because NDs seek to treat the whole person and allow the body to heal itself. Lyme disease exists in many forms and its symptoms are often shared by many other conditions, creating numerous clinical challenges.  A naturopathic medical approach may identify underlying causes and obstacles to healing. This unique naturopathic approach improves diagnosis, management, and treatment outcomes in patients suffering from tick borne illnesses like Lyme disease.
Attendees of this unique educational event will:

  • Get up to speed on diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and its common co-infections
  • Learn about infections and other conditions that commonly confuse the clinical picture
  • Hear integrative models for approaching Lyme disease, including Naturopathic Doctors that exclusively focus on Lyme disease and key opinion leaders that offer specialty approaches for the Lyme disease patient population
  • Learn how to apply naturopathic principles to a more conventional infectious disease model for enhanced patient care
  • Discover nutritional strategies for Lyme disease treatment
  • Learn about the latest diagnosis and testing solutions to help identify Lyme disease conditions
The webinar series and online summit will be promoted to the AANP’s reach of more than 6,000 practitioners, including NDs, MDs, DOs, DMDs, DVMs, RNs, NPs, PAs, LCSW, and DCs. Additional strategic partnerships are being sought to promote to a broader integrative audience. Recent AANP clinical webinars have had 250+ registrants.