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Epidemiology and Clinical Aspects of Yersiniosis | November 18 – December 18, 2022

**Registration is open throughout the duration of the course.**

  • This is a self-paced online course.
  • Approximately 1 hour of recordings. Plus two live Q & A sessions that will take place via Zoom inside the course.
  • Access content on your own time from November 18 – December 18, 2022.
  • No continuing education offerings available.
  • Course fee $59 
The clip below is a short clip from the course content:

Four Presentations Including:

Background Science

  • Learn how to identify the characteristics of Yersiniosis
  • Primary sources and pathogenesis of Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Understand the mechanisms of persistence and autophagy
  • Chromosome-Encoded and Plasmid-Encoded Key Virulence factors
  • Quorum sensing virulence-related phenotypes in Yersinia
  • How consumption of iron exacerbates Yersiniosis

Clinical Manifestations

  • Manifestations of acute and chronic yersinosis
  • Risk factors in the development of chronic yersinosis
  • Yersiniosis and autoimmune thyroid disease
  • Yersiniosis and Chron’s disease
  • Yersiniosis and Kawasaki disease
  • Testing recommendations for chronic Yersiniosis
  • Yersinia serology
  • Suggested laboratory and imaging assessment
  • Which existing conditions should be tested for chronic Yersiniosis

Therapy of Chronic Yersiniosis

  • The four goals of successful therapy
  • Recommended antibiotic therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory therapy
  • Nutraceutical therapy covering: antimicrobial, biofilm breakers, autophagy promoters, quorum sensing inhibitors, iron chelators, and anti-inflammatory
  • Frequently used pharmaceutical and nutraceutical combinations
  • Suggested factors to maintain dormancy

Yersiniosis Case Presentations

Four cases covering suspected Yersinosis detailing:

  • Patient history
  • Physical examination discoveries
  • Lab test results
  • Therapeutic protocols
  • Results and follow up

Presenter: Alexander Shikhman, MD PhD

IAREF President, Dr. Alexander Shikhman, is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. He is also CEO and owner of Institute for Specialized Medicine, a private rheumatology practice in San Diego, CA. He is a highly sought after physician for diagnosing and treating the connection between autoimmune disease and chronic infections. 

Past Events

Virtual Clinical Conference on Bartonella: April 5 – May 5, 2021

Learn from some of the world’s foremost experts on Bartonellosis.

Gain a detailed medical understanding of why chronic Bartonella infection drives many autoimmune diseases. Come away from this educational event with a clear path on how to identify and treat patients suffering from Bartonella.

Topics covered include:

  • General medical overview of Bartonellosis–Dr. Alexander Shikhman
  • Rheumatological manifestations of Bartonellosis–Dr. Alexander Shikhman
  • Diverse manifestations and persistence of Bartonellosis–Dr. Monica Embers
  • Comparative medical observations relative to Bartonellosis in dogs and humans–Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt
  •  Principles of Bartonellosis therapy–Dr. Alexander Shikhman
  • Laboratory diagnosis: current practices, challenges and recent developments–Dr. Jennifer Miller
  • Bartonella in Pediatrics–Neenah Grade, PA-C
Feedback on 2021 Virtual Bartonella Conference 

“This seminar has BLOWN MY MIND….incredible. I am in awe that you can treat these difficult patients without the massive dosing I have been trained to do.”

“His whole approach to these infections….and his ability to help some of these autoimmune diseases with his approach is unique and new to me and his results are far superior to mine.”

“The conference was so helpful and so well done.  I learned more about Bartonella from this conference than I have learned in the previous ten years.  Bravo.”