Lyme Disease Association Archives: 2006

LDA & Texas LDA Reaffirm Affiliation in Philadelphia
Photo_2006_Conf_006.jpg (39140 bytes)LDA President Pat Smith (L) with newly inducted Texas Lyme Disease Association President Donna Reagan (R) at the 7th Annual Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases Conference in Philadelphia, October 20, 2006. Texas LDA was reaffirming its affiliation agreement with the national LDA. The newly reorganized TLDA is “Working to Give Lyme the Boot.”


Federal Employees: LDA CFC Eligible 
The LDA has been found eligible for inclusion on the 2006 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) National list. Each year, federal employees can contribute to charities that meet the requirements of the CFC. The LDA’s CFC identification for donors is #9351. See your federal employer for details. Check the CFC website at: you for your donation!

Patients to Protest Lyme Disease Guidelines at Westchester Medical Center
Hundreds of patients from throughout the country will rally outside Westchester Medical Center/NY Medical College in Valhalla, NY, from 12pm to 3pm today, to protest the latest Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for Lyme disease.  Read
Pat Smith’s speechView Rally pictures.

Cameron article presented at LDA 2006 Philadelphia conference now published
Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH, New York, ILADS Board of Directors’ member, presented his peer review article “Generalizability in two clinical trials of Lyme disease,” (then in press) at the Lyme Disease Association’s 8th annual medical conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Seeking Answers through Science, on October 20, 2006 in Philadelphia. Now published in Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations, it is available for all to read.”

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Andy Holzman, Manchester (VT) Rotary Board Member, presents check of proceeds from Gear Up for Lyme Uphill Bike Climb up Mt. Equinox to Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith (L) at the 7th annual Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases conference in Philadelphia, October 20, 2006. On stage also are Time for Lyme (TFL) President Diane Blanchard and Dr. Brian Fallon Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.  LDA and TFL are working to open an endowed research center at Columbia for chronic Lyme disease, and LDA announced at this time that there is only $100,000 left to reach the $3 million goal. The Rotary has hosted the bike climb for three years now splitting proceeds between LDA and charities of the Rotary.

Photo_2006_Conf_017.jpg (26269 bytes)Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith presents a plaque to retiring Dr. Joseph Burrascano, Jr. on behalf of LDA, all its chapters, affiliates, supporters.







Lyme Rights Protest
Let your voice be heard on the IDSA Guidelines issue!
Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College
November 30, 2006 12-3PM
Go to for details

LDA & Columbia University Present Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Seeking Answers through Science (8.75CMEs)
October 20, 2006
One Day Lyme Conference! 

Brochure – Inside     Brochure – Outside     Agenda
Lyme Disease Association / Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Lyme Conference 
For physicians & health care providers. The public is invited to attend.

Friday, October 20, 2006 7:30-am-6:40pm
LDA’s 7th Annual Conference: Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Seeking Answers Through Science.

Jointly sponsored by The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons & The Lyme Disease Association, CME’s awarded

International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society Lyme Scientific Session
Open to ILADS members & to all medical doctors. 
October 21 & 22, 2006, Crowne Plaza
Follows the LDA conference (requires separate registration)

Lyme Disease Association, Inc. Announcement September 18, 2006
The national Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is pleased to announce that WPLJ (95.5 FM), Manhattan, will be doing an interview on Lyme disease with Pat Smith, LDA President, on Tuesday, September 19, from 5-5:30pm. The interview with host Rocky Allen will be followed by an on air auction from 5:30-6:30PM. Proceeds of the auction will go to the Lyme Disease Association to be used toward the establishment of the Endowed Chronic Lyme Disease Research Center at Columbia University─a joint project of the Lyme Disease Association and Time for Lyme, its Connecticut affiliate.

Additionally, Thursday, September 21, WPLJ’s Rocky Allen will be broadcasting his show live from 3-7PM at the Hard Rock Café, Times Square. LDA has a limited number of tickets still available for sale for the program at $100 each, the proceeds going to LDA to be used toward the Columbia Center. Visit for details on ticket ordering and visit for the all-star lineup for the Thursday show at Hard Rock Café.

LDA and WPLJ at Hard Rock Café. Thanks Rocky & PLJ!
DJ Rocky Allen from WPLJ and Lyme Disease Association President, Pat Smith, at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square, September 21. Rocky broadcast his Second Annual First Anniversary Show, and Ms. Smith and LDA Vice President for Technology, Corey Lakin, attended as guests of PLJ. LDA also had a staffed information table at the Café. Earlier that week, PLJ did a live on-air benefit auction for LDA and also donated tickets for LDA to sell for the Anniversary Show. All proceeds raised for the LDA are going to the endowed Columbia Chronic Lyme Disease Resource Center, a project of LDA and Time for Lyme, its Connecticut affiliate.

‘PLJ’S 2nd First Annual Rocky Allen Showgram Anniversary Show
September 21st LIVE From the Hard Rock Café, Times Square


Host Rocky Allen from WPLJ 95.5 radio in NY is having a party and LDA is invited. You are, too. LDA has 20 tickets to the Anniversary bash on Thursday, September 21. You can purchase the tickets directly from the LDA. The show will be broadcast live from 3-7pm from the Hard Rock Café. Live music, live comedy, special guests, and some of the Showgram antics you love done LIVE, special for the show. All studio audience members will have the chance to win prizes EVERY HOUR during the show. Tickets are $100 each, with ticket sales to benefit the Lyme Disease Association. Remember, only 20 tickets are available for sale. No other tickets will be sold, but tickets may be won through WPLJ. See details of the event on

Lyme Disease & You 
Friday, August 4, 2006 7:30pm.  Burr & Burton Academy Manchester, Vermont
Featured speakers: Dr. Brian Fallon; Dr. Richard Horowitz; Dr. Steven Phillips; and Pat Smith, LDA President. 
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Gear Up for Lyme
Saturday, August 5, 2006.  Mt. Equinox, Vermont 

The Manchester VT Rotary is sponsoring its annual Gear Up for Lyme Bike Climb up Mt. Equinox. Each year, the Manchester Rotary sponsors this event and donates half of the monies to the Lyme Disease Association to be used toward the proposed Columbia research center and half toward its own local charities. LDA President Pat Smith will briefly speak to the riders at the “After the Race” awards ceremony and barbecue. 

LDA Gutherie (PA) & Corning (NY) Grand Rounds & CME Presentation
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LDA sponsored forum in Wolfeboro, NH, April 28
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Photo_2006_004.jpg (34526 bytes)Dr Joseph Jemsek (center) of the Jemsek Clinic, Huntersville, was a speaker at the North Carolina Lyme disease forum co-sponsored by the North Carolina Lyme Disease Association (President, Dr. Beth Jordan – L) and the national Lyme Disease Association (President, Pat Smith – R) The photo was taken at Dr. Jordan’s Duraleigh Animal Hospital in Raleigh. 

Hall & Oates Cancels NH Labor Day Concert Due to Daryl Hall’s Lyme Disease
Daryl Fights Back.  Thank you, Daryl.

Daryl Hall now has Lyme disease and he is trying to help the Lyme cause by promoting Lyme disease awareness. Go to and click on Links, then For more information of Lyme disease, then Daryl’s Ticknology page. Thanks Daryl, for joining our efforts to fight this debilitating disease. Together, we can find the answers.

Lyme Disease: An Emerging Epidemic
Lyme Disease Association Southeastern Pennsylvania and the national LDA present “Lyme Disease: An Emerging Epidemic”, Saturday, June 10 at Garnet Valley Middle School, Glen Mills, PA. Dr Ann Corson, Medical and Social Impacts of Lyme Disease; Dr Harvey Kliman, President LDASEPA, Lyme Disease in SE PA; Ed Tate, DEET Education Program, How to Properly Apply Repellent; and Pat Smith, President, LDA, National Overview. Admission is free.

Lyme Rights Rally 
Patients have organized a Lyme Rights Rally Gain to gain recognition for this national health crisis, support physicians, and support Lyme literate physicians. Friday, June 2, 2006, 1-3 pm, State Capitol Building, Hartford, CT. Guest Speakers: Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal; Joseph Burrascano, MD; Brooke Landau from E! Entertainment; Sandy Berenbaum; Pat Smith, LDA President.  For more information:
[email protected].

Lyme Disease Lecture May 22, 2006
The Newtown Rotary Club (CT) invites you to attend an informational lecture on Lyme disease, Monday, May 22, 2006, 7-9 pm. Doors open at 6 pm, Speakers start at 7 pm. The Fireside Inn, 123 South Main St., Newtown, CT.  Admission is FREE and open to the public. Speakers: Richard Horowitz, M.D., President-Elect for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, Inc.(ILADS); Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association Inc.

New Hampshire
On Friday, April 28, 2006, Kingswood Regional High School, South Main St.,
Wolfeboro, NH, the Lyme Disease Association presents a free Lyme Disease forum featuring Don McNeel M.D., Seacoast Lyme Center, “Lyme Disease: The Basics”; Richard Horowitz, MD, President-Elect, ILADS, “Lyme Disease and Associated Tick-Borne Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Options”; Leon Hecht, N.D., North Coast Family Health, “Lyme Disease—Treating the Whole Disease with Natural Medicines”: Dr. Kevin Young, Plymouth, NH–Testimonial; Ed Tate, The DEET Education Program, “How to Properly Apply Repellent” and Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc., “National Overview
of Lyme Disease Issues.”

Doctors speak at All Children’s Hospital
Lyme conference in St. Petersburg, Florida


LymeAde Benefit Concert For LymeAid 4 Kids
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The Owl Mag, who’s who in Bay area music, is sponsoring a benefit concert for LDA’s LymeAid 4 Kids on April 8, 2006 at Studio Z in San Francisco, featuring Saoco, Bucho, Sila, and the Afro Funk Experience with the Matt Berkeley Trio. It is supported by IGenex Labs.

North Carolina
The Lyme Disease Association and the North Carolina Lyme Disease Foundation Present: Lyme Disease Seminar in Raleigh, NC at the North Raleigh Hilton, Wake Forest Road (turns into Falls of Neuse later), Saturday, March 25th, 2006,1PM-5PM. Speakers: Joseph G. Jemsek, MD, Jemsek Clinic, Huntersville, NC; John Pittman, MD, Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine, Raleigh, NC; Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association; Susan Little, Executive Director, DEET Education Program; & Judi Anderson DEET Education Program (President, Kroeger Associates, Inc.). The event is partially supported by an education grant from the DEET Education Program. Free admission includes refreshments, information and a Question and Answer session. Open to the public. Contact
[email protected] for details.

Lyme Disease Symposium – Free and open to the public March 25, 2006, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM Co-sponsored by: Mid-Shore Lyme Disease Association, Inc., Chesapeake College and University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service. Supported by an educational grant from the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Maryland Historic Wye Mills on Routes 50 and 213, 1000 College Drive, Wye Mills, Maryland (Queenstown, MD 21658). Speakers: Dr. Joseph Burrascano, Dr. Charles Ray Jones, Dr. Ritchie C. Shoemaker, Dr. Robert Ding, Dr. John Fish, US Representative Wayne Gilchrest’s Chief of Staff –Tony Caligiuri, & Bayer Environmental Group. Registration is required. CMEs are pending. Contact Linda Reilly 410 822 3164 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              410 822 3164      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or
[email protected] for information.

LDA President to Speak in Edison, NJ
LDA President Pat Smith will be speaking at the Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen Show in Edison, NJ on Sunday, January 15 at 2:30PM, Protecting Yourself and Tick Recognition. The LDA also has a booth and exhibit with literature at the event. The Sportsmen Show does charge an admission fee to the show which is open to the public.   (LDA is not connected to the Sportsmen Show)