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An overview of the most important vector-borne infections and the current treatment modalities and challenges in South Africa

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

by Dr. Marna Turner

During this presentation, Dr. Turner will provide a concise yet comprehensive overview of vector-borne diseases, with a particular focus on Borrelia, Bartonella, and Babesia. Despite the time constraints, she aims to cover essential aspects such as available treatments, key symptoms for detection, and fundamental concepts related to testing and treatment protocols.

By highlighting the significance of vector-borne diseases and honing in on these specific pathogens, attendees will gain valuable insights into the complexities of diagnosis and management. Dr. Turner’s expertise in this field ensures that even within the limited time available, participants will leave with a deeper understanding of these critical health concerns and practical strategies for addressing them.

Dr. Turner brings a wealth of experience to the table as a seasoned medical professional with extensive expertise in treating vector-borne infections. Her journey into specializing in these diseases is deeply personal, stemming from her own experience as a patient failed by our current healthcare system. This firsthand encounter ignited her passion and commitment to understanding and addressing these often misunderstood illnesses.

As a member of both ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) and SASIM (South African Society of Integrative Medicine), Dr. Turner is deeply entrenched in the forefront of research and treatment modalities for vectorborne
diseases. Her dedication to evidence-based practice is evident in everyslide she presents, with meticulous referencing to ensure the highest standards of accuracy and credibility.

In addition to her medical qualifications, Dr. Turner is also a functional medicine practitioner, specializing in vector-borne diseases and mold-related illnesses. She has completed rigorous training, including the Lyme fundamentals and ILADS physician training, and recently returned from the prestigious ILADS Germany conference, where she further honed her skills and knowledge in this field.

Furthermore, Dr. Turner is privileged to be part of the Niel Nathan and Jill Christa Mentorship program, allowing her to continuously refine her approach and stay at the cutting edge of integrative medicine practices.


Members can still pay upfront for the rest of the year @ R130 per session.
All once off payments = R170 per lecture
Please note that attendance is essential for CPD points


Deposit fee and send POP to elma@integrativemedicine.co.za
Contributions to SASIM Account number: 1357 003986 Nedbank Stellenbosch.
Please reference your name and the talk.



May 7
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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