Lyme Disease Association Archives: 2005

The Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission (MRESC) invited the LDA president, who is a former board of education president, to present an in-service to non-public school nurses in Piscataway: Overview of Lyme Disease and How It Affects School Children, December 2005. Strategies for dealing with children with Lyme disease in the classroom were included, as were diagnosing and treating difficulties, ticks that carry and transmit tick-borne diseases, and prevention. Pictured are LDA President Pat Smith (L), Mark Finklestein, Superintendent of the MRESC and a commission nurse.
The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society Rye, NY DVD, Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Scientific Session is available–an educational and teaching tool with current knowledge of doctor practices. To order, go to, click guidelines and order form. (Can NOT be ordered from LDA).
Lyme Disease Association/Columbia’s 6th Annual Conference
Jointly sponsored by Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and 8.75 Category 1 CMEs awarded
Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases: Emerging Tick-Borne Diseases

Friday, October 28, 2005, Crowne Plaza, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For full information, click on the conference brochure links below.
Conference Brochure (Outside)
Conference Brochure (Inside)

Speakers include Sven Bergstrom, PhD, Sweden, Infection biology of relapsing fever Borrelia: Mechanisms of evasion and persistence; Steven Norris, PhD, University of Texas-Houston Medical School on Virulence determinants of Borrelia as identified genetically; Greg Storch, MD, Washington University in St. Louis, on Ehrlichiosis; Ed Masters, MD, Missouri, on STARI(Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness); Richard Brown, MD, Columbia University, Complementary medicine strategies for the relief of Lyme-related symptoms; Daniel Cameron, MD, New York, Results from Lyme disease treatment clinical trial; Martin Fried, MD, Jersey Shore Medical Center, Unique dermatologic Manifestations of tick-borne diseases; Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University, Final results of Columbia/NIH trial, and Klaus-Peter Hunfeld, PD Dr. med., MPH, Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital of Frankfurt, Germany:Antimicrobial susceptibility studies against Borrelia burgdorferi: Clinical implications.  See the conference details for a complete list of speakers.
Register today for 2nd annual Gear Up For Lyme
August 6, 2005, Mt Equinox, Vermont uphill bike climb sponsored by the Manchester Rotary.  Proceeds to go to the Rotary and the LDA for research including the Columbia University Lyme Disease research center.  See site for details.
Lyme Disease Association Delaware Chapter (LDADEC)
LDADEC announces its second annual Lyme Time fundraiser, being held this year at the lauded Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, September 22, 7-10PM.   While enjoying appetizers and entertainment, guests will be able to bid in a silent auction with a vacation package giveaway. Call (302) 227 8640 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (302) 227 8640      end_of_the_skype_highlighting for information and reservations.
Lyme Disease Association Delaware Chapter
2nd Annual Beach Walk
Sunday October 23, 2005

Writer’s Block of the Worst Kind:  An Open Book on Lyme
Internationally Acclaimed Authors Share Stage with Acclaimed Medical Authorities
Time for Lyme® Rocks Miami’s South Beach, a fundraising gala, will take place on Saturday evening, April 2nd at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut. This is the fourth major fundraiser of its kind hosted by Time For Lyme, a nonprofit Lyme disease prevention, education, research and advocacy network. Time for Lyme® Rocks Miami’s South Beach will benefit the Columbia University Lyme Disease Research Center, as well as Lyme disease education and awareness programs.
On January 6, 2005, the New Hampshire Senate introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 (SCR4) which is now in the Senate Human Services Committee.
Richard Horowitz, MD and Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, to speak at Corning, Inc.-sponsored event.
Corning, New York  March 10, 2005.

LDA President to Speak in Williamsport PA
Pat Smith, President of the national Lyme Disease Association (LDA), will speak at the YWCA gymnasium, 815 W. Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA, on Saturday, January 15, 2005 from 1-3 pm.