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Speeches & Positions
It is very important that the correct information on tick-borne diseases is made available to patients, the public, officials, and even physicians. Often, the controversy surrounding Lyme prevents the full spectrum of information from getting to patients, who may need it to make important decisions which affect their health and to policy makers who can positively affect how Lyme is diagnosed and treated. The LDA is in the forefront nationally in providing up to date information on all aspects of the disease through speeches, testimonies and formal positions adopted by the LDA.
Click here for DC – Written Testimony, US House Global Health & Human Rights Committee House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, & Human Rights, July 17, 2012 by Patricia V. Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Remarks of Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Gear Up for Lyme (VT) 2016 Welcome & thanks to all of you who organized, participated, or supported the bikers in this race today and in the past 11 races, since the first in 2004. From 2004-2014, the Manchester Rotary has raised a total of more than […]
IRS EIN # 22-3123551 / Massachusetts exempt # 223-123-551 10/20/15 Testimony to Massachusetts Joint Committee on Financial Services (H901/S502) From Patricia V. Smith President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) Thank you, Chairmen Eldridge & […]
March 31, 2015 Testimony from: Lyme Disease Association, Inc. a national non-profit raising funds for research, education, prevention, patient support To: Oregon Senate Committee on Health firstname.lastname@example.org To: Chairman Laurie Monnes Anderson and Committee Members At this time, your committee is considering Senate Bill 916, a worthy goal to help the public prevent […]
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) formulated a response to FDA to be included in its comment period on its testing Guidance which will affect specialty lab Lyme tests. Groups who wanted to support the position taken by the LDA were able to join in on the letter. Letter was submitted with 73 groups signed on. […]
The LDA requested Lyme leaders to sign on to a letter against the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to HR 4701. Letter with signups was sent 7/7/14 to Energy & Commerce with this note: “Attached please find a letter stating the position of 154 groups from over 35 states across the US opposing […]
March 16, 2015 Diane Steward, Committee ClerkLegislative Information Office100 State House StationAugusta, ME 04333 Testimony from: Lyme Disease Association, Inc. a national non-profit raising funds for research, education, prevention, patient support To: Committee On Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development (3-17-15) To Chairs: Senator Amy Volk and Representative Erin Herbig At this […]
January 27, 2015 Connecticut General AssemblyJoint Committee on ChildrenState CapitolHartford, CT 06106 Dear Chairman and Committee Members, I am writing on behalf of the Lyme Disease Association, Inc., (LDA) a national non profit which partners with groups in Connecticut and supports research in Connecticut (see ABOUT LDA below), to support the passage of Senate Raised […]
January 27, 2015 New Hampshire House of RepresentativesExecutive Departments & Administration Committee107 North Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire, 03301 Dear Chairman and Committee Members, I am writing on behalf of the Lyme Disease Association, Inc., (LDA) a national non profit to support the passage of HB 0363, sponsor Rep. Pamela Brown. The LDA partners with […]