Lyme Disease Association Archives: 2007
This bill was introduced into the US House of Representatives on January 31, 2007 by Congressman Christopher H. Smith (NJ). The bill is identical to last year’s House bill (HR 3427) except for updated dates in the bill. We need your help now. Click on the link to get information on the Smith/Stupak bill, (history, co-sponsors, who to contact). Lyme disease desperately needs the $100 million over 5 years that this bill provides for research, physician education, prevention, and task force formation.
NORWICH, CONNECTICUT, November 26, 2007–The national Lyme Disease Association (LDA) announces the formation of the Lyme Disease Association, Eastern Connecticut Chapter (LDAECC), bringing the current total of LDA-associated organizations nationwide to 31.
Minnesota Lyme Action Support Hosts National Lyme President
The Minnesota Lyme Action Support Group will host nationally recognized speaker Pat Smith, President of the national Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA). In three separate forums, Ms. Smith will present an overview of Lyme disease issues to elected officials from the Twin Cities and Forest Lake at a by-invitation only Mayor’s Forum on Tuesday morning, November 13. A free community forum will be presented on Tuesday evening, November 13, and a forum for chiropractors will be Wednesday, November 14.
People suffering from Lyme disease, along with family and friends, will hold a walk and candle lighting ceremony near the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday, October 6. In addition to calling attention to the suffering caused by the tick-borne illness, they’ll be raising funds for much needed research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease. Brooke Landau, lyme disease survivor and traffic anchor for ABC channel 10 news San Diego, will be the celebrity hostess for this event. They are also trying to call attention to being excluded from what’s going on inside the convention center—the annual conference of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
The Guest Speakers include Pat Smith, President of the national organization, Lyme Disease Association; Dr. Joseph J. Burrascano, MD, Author of Diagnostic Hints & Treatment Guidelines for Lyme & Other Tick Borne Illnesses; Sandy Berebaum, LCSW, BCD, a Lyme-literate psychotherapist; Dr. Ruggiero, D.O., a practicing Lyme physician in Suffolk County; Cheryl Viserto, a founding member of the Lyme Induced Autism Foundation; Humayun J. Chaudhry, Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services; Staci Grodin, Founder of Turn the Corner Foundation, an organization that funds Lyme disease research; and Karen Hassan, “How a family is affected by Lyme disease.”
Ms. Smith will also speak to the riders of Gear Up for Lyme, a bike race up Mt. Equinox hosted by the Manchester Rotary on Saturday, August 4, 2007. The Rotary splits the proceeds of the race between the LDA and their own charities. Visit www.gearupforlyme.com or contact Andy Holzman at 802-362-0273 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 802-362-0273 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for race details.
Pat Smith, LDA President, and Ron Hamlen, a member of the LDASEPA board and a Maryland resident, testified against the bill at the hearing, and many others submitted written testimony. Hundreds of patients and groups nationwide reacted with emails and phone calls against the bill after the sponsor testified before the committee, citing that only one group was in opposition and “fear” as the reason the patients opposed the bill. It was an awesome grassroots effort that culminated in success for patients. Special thanks to Jean F. Galbreath, President of the Harford County Lyme Disease Support Groups, Inc., an LDA affiliate, and the Lyme Disease Education and Support Groups of Maryland for leading the effort.
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: http://www.opm.gov/cfc/. Thank 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 speech. View 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.”
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.
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 www.LymeDiseaseAssociation.net for details on ticket ordering and visit www.wplj.com 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
LDA WILL BE THERE. WILL YOU?
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 http://www.wplj.com/home.asp.
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.
For details call Rev. Claire North: (802) 375 6064 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (802) 375 6064 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or go to http://gearupforlyme.com/mt_equinox/symposium06.pdf
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
LDA sponsored forum in Wolfeboro, NH, April 28
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 http://www.hallandoates.com/ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Lyme Disease Association Archives: 2005
For full information, click on the conference brochure links below.
Conference Brochure (Outside)
Conference Brochure (Inside)
Much TO DO: About Lyme
A benefit with proceeds going to the Lyme Disease Association
A Night of Knowledge & Entertainment for a Cure
Speakers: Brian Fallon, MD Columbia University; Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association; Harold Smith, MD, ILADS; Joseph Kemp, Lyme teen; Irene McGee, MTV Real World Cast.
West Reading Pennsylvania December 10, 2004
Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Central States 4th annual conference
Sponsored by the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society & The Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City (an affiliate of the Lyme Disease Association) November 19, 2004, Kansas City, MO. 6.25 CME’s will be awarded. Click here for registration & details.
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Patricia (Pat) Smith, President of the national Lyme Disease Association will discuss state and national issues concerning Lyme patients and their doctors. Discussion starts at 8:00 PM. The regular support group meeting starts at 7:00 PM. Regular meetings are held at the Kennett Friends Meetinghouse on North Union Street (Route 82) in Kennett Square, PA at 7:00 PM on the third Wednesday of every month.
For more information including directions to the meeting, check out our website: LDA of Southeastern PA Home Page http://www.lymepa.org/index.html
September 2, 2004 ─ Pennsylvanian Kevin Magda wants to make a difference in Lyme disease education, in how Lyme disease victims are viewed, and about how the disease is diagnosed and treated. To that end, he has organized a charity golf outing at the Walnut Lane Golf Club in Philadelphia, October 2, 2004. Proceeds of the outing will benefit the Lyme Disease Association, a national non-profit funding research that is looking for a cure. Said Kevin “Lyme disease is a devastating illness that can steal your life away unless it is diagnosed and treated early and appropriately. 10-15% of cases develop into chronic Lyme, affecting many major systems in the body, especially the nervous system, including the brain.” Click here for details
Patricia (Pat) Smith, President of the national Lyme Disease Association will discuss state and national issues concerning Lyme patients and their doctors. Discussion starts at 8:00 PM. The regular support group meeting starts at 7:00 PM. Regular meetings are held at the Kennett Friends Meetinghouse on North Union Street (Route 82) in Kennett Square, PA at 7:00 PM on the third Wednesday of every month. For more information including directions to the meeting, check out our website: LDA of Southeastern PA Home Page
Turn the Corner Foundation At the Net tennis event and tournament is planned for Saturday, September 18th at the National Tennis Center (rain date Sunday, September 19th). To benefit Lyme disease. click here for details http://www.turnthecorner.org/
The Newtown Rotary Club Invites You To Attend Lecture On Lyme Disease – Monday May 3, 2004.
Lyme Disease Presentation: Teenagers and Lyme, Featuring Joseph Kamp, high school students with Lyme Disease – April 21, 2004.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office will hold a hearing regarding Lyme disease.
Former Lyme disease sufferer will climb to the 22,840-foot summit of Aconcagua in Argentina on January 15 to raise funds.
LymeAid4Kids Fund with Support of NY Times Bestselling Author Amy Tan.
Lyme Disease Association/ Columbia University Lyme Disease Conference, Friday, November 14, Philadelphia. Physicians and the Public may attend. Speaker List.
Lyme Disease Association Archives: 2008
|Framingham, Massachusetts April 12 garden in the Woods Lyme Forum sponsored by The Underground & New England Wildflower Society
Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith ( C) is flanked by Massachusetts activists Rose Cruz (L) and Shelia Statlender, PhD (R). Standing are Rolf Briggs, certified tree expert, President of Tree Specialists; Jeanne Hubbuch, MD, family practitioner from Newton, MA; and Dori Smith owner, Garden of Life. Ms. Smith, Dr. Hubbuch and Mr. Briggs spoke about Lyme disease, with Ms. Smith addressing the surveillance and prevalence issues, canine Lyme and other tick-borne diseases in Massachusetts, prevention, and what is being done by government.
Lyme doctors, leaders, organizations honored
|LDA president awarded citizen of the year 2008
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LDA President Pat Smith was presented with the Citizen of the Year Award (woman) from the Jackson Chamber of Commerce on September 19, 2008. She received resolutions from Governor Corzine, the NJ Senate & General Assembly, Ocean County Freeholders, and the Township of Jackson. Additionally, Congressman Chris Smith made a surprise appearance and presented a flag which was flown over the US Capitol.
|No Photo at this Time||NJ Monthly Magazine
100 Top NJ Doctors Survey
“Physicians all over the state cast ballots for the doctors they’d trust to treat their friends and family. “
Rheumatology, Andrea Gaito, Basking Ridge, NJ
|West Chester Magazine October 17, 2008
Top 150 doctors in 65 specialties
Internal Medicine Daniel Cameron Lyme Disease
Mount Kisco, NY
Northern Westchester Hospital
“Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Using mail and telephone surveys, and electronic ballots, they ask physicians and the medical leadership of leading hospitals to identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors.”
|No Photo at this Time||Greenwich Magazine October 30, 2008
Light a Fire 2008: A Celebration of Giving
Keeping Us Healthy Category: Time for Lyme, Greenwich
Diane Blanchard & Debbie Siciliano, Co-Presidents
United Way Woman of Impact by the United Way of Western CT
This award recognizes a few women in the area for their volunteer efforts in the community.
Maggie Shaw, Newtown Lyme Disease Task Force
|LDA has been accepted as partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP)
The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) is a voluntary program that forms partnerships to reduce the potential health and environmental risks associated with pests and pesticide use and to implement pollution prevention strategies. Although LDA does not recommend or endorse products, many individuals choose to use repellents against ticks. The informed actions of pesticide users help reduce risk to people and the environment. See http://www.epa.gov/pesp/ for program details. LDA will work with PESP to develop a strategy which will be forthcoming on this site.
|(front row) LDA president Pat Smith and Dr. Robert Bransfield Lyme disease forum speakers, with Christa Vanderbilt, PhD, LDASEPA Secretary and other Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania Board Member hosts in West Chester, PA on April 19, (back row L-R: Anita Swayne, Treasurer; Ron Hamlen, PhD, Vice chairman; Doug Fearn Chairman; and Larry Linford, Communications Director).|
Special Presentation by Dr. Joseph Burrascano on Saturday, September 20, 2008
Dr. Joseph Burrascano, world-renowned Lyme expert will be speaking on Lyme Disease – “What you need to know about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases” with Pamela Weintraub, Senior Editor Discover Magazine and author of the new book “Cure Unknown – Inside the Lyme Epidemic” on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at noon in the Unionville, PA High School auditorium.
Free admission – Free parking. No reservations needed.
750 Unionville Road, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Directions and maps at www.lymepa.org
LDA’s 9th annual Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Conference
Friday, October 17, 2008, Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, California
Jointly sponsored by Columbia University College of Physicians Surgeons & Lyme Disease Association: Solutions Through Cutting Edge Science 9.75 category 1 CME credits
Course Co-Directors: Brian Fallon, MD, MPH, Assoc. Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons; and James Miller, PhD, Professor Emeritus, UCLA
Faculty includes: Steven W. Barthold, DVM, PhD, UC Davis, A Mouse Model for Persistent Lyme Disease; Mario T. Philipp, PhD, Tulane Medical School, Pathogenesis of Neuroborreliosis in Rhesus Monkeys; Steven Schutzer, MD, UMDNJ, Pathogens in Ticks: Eastern Versus Western United States; Patricia A Conrad, DMV, PhD, UC Davis,
The Eastern Connecticut Chapter of the Lyme Disease Association (ECCLDA) announces it is hosting two Lyme disease seminars on June 17, 2008. An expert in the field of genetics will discuss cutting edge research into the survival of the Lyme disease spirochete and a prominent Lyme disease treating physician will talk about the clinical aspects of the disease. Each will be joined by the national president of the Lyme Disease Association, Pat Smith, who is recognized for raising research and education funds for Lyme disease and advocating for Lyme patients. Exhibitors will also be present.
Eva Sapi, PhD, Genetics, Associate Professor at University of New Haven, will speak about Lyme disease biofilms & a possible connection to Lyme disease resistance, and about other tick-borne diseases.
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD, PC Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, will cover diagnostic and treatment issues surrounding Lyme & other tick-borne diseases in his presentation.
Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association and member of the Columbia Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center Advisory Committee, will give an update on Lyme disease including infection rates, spread of the disease, patient problems, and legislation.
Author Pamela Weintraub, an editor at Discover Magazine, is featured in her first public discussion about her book, Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic, to be released June 19 by St. Martin’s Press. The book, a narrative history of the Lyme experience and a deconstruction of the science and politics, discloses the research of some major players in the Lyme war and includes surprising, and to some perhaps shocking, revelations from researchers who have been behind the effort to debunk chronic Lyme disease. Patients, advocates, treating physicians, and other scientists are also interviewed and the reader will gain insight into living with Lyme as portrayed through the examples of several “Lyme families”. At the forum, she will discuss the book, difficulties pulling the information together in a meaningful fashion, her thoughts as to how her work can impact the current Lyme disease crises, and the future direction she sees for Lyme disease. Cure Unknown will be available at the event for signing and purchase with profits going to LDA toward research.
Also featured will be Dr. Joseph Burrascano, Jr., one of the most notable physicians to treat Lyme disease patients. His treatment philosophies have inspired physicians worldwide to search for new methodologies to treat chronic patients. Now retired from private practice, Dr. Burrascano will share his insights from over 20 years of treating chronic Lyme disease patients, his on-going database project which is amassing clinical data never before compiled, and what he sees as the future of Lyme treatment based on current research and his data base. Dr. Burrascano will touch upon what he sees as his immediate role in Lyme disease.
Announcement from the Lyme Rights group
Wednesday, May 7th from 11am to 2pm, Lyme Rights will amass a patient presence in front of the office of Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ), House Health Subcommittee Chair, to let him know HR 741, the Lyme bill, needs to be put on that committee agenda now. Go to LymeRights.org for more information.
Open Eye Pictures Presents: UNDER OUR SKIN
Don’t Miss the opportunity to see the world premier of the Lyme documentary that goes behind the scenes of the Lyme disease crisis.
Featured at the Tribeca Film Festival!
Lyme Documentary tickets on sale at Tribeca Premiere April 26-May 2, NYC.
Letter from Open Eye Crew
Lyme Disease Forum, April 30, 2008, 7pm-9pm (doors open 6pm)
Admission FREE, open to the public
Sponsored by: The Brookfield, Danbury Sunrise, Danbury Noon, Ridgefield, and Newtown Rotary Clubs & Ridgefield/ Newtown Lyme Disease Task Forces
Speakers: Richard I. Horowitz, M.D., Lyme & other tick-borne diseases, and Pat Smith, Update on Lyme Disease including infection rates, spread of the disease and solutions.
Western Connecticut State University, University Blvd. (off Lake Ave/Mill Plain Rd) Westside Campus. For information: email@example.com.
LDA SEPA Presents
Bob Bransfield, MD and Pat Smith President, LDA will speak at the Lyme forum hosted by the Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania on April 19, 200 from 1-4 PM.
West Chester East High School auditorium
450 Ellis Land, West Chester, PA 19380.
Map and directions
Forum on Lyme Disease: Management, Treatment, and Prevention 4-12-08 1-4pm
Open the public – Registration will be accepted at the door.
The Underground Landscaper Network
New England Wild Flower Society
Northeast Organic Farming Association
Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Pat Smith, LDA President
Lyme Disease Recital to Benefit LDA & Lyme Awareness March 30, 2008 8:00 PM
Dr. Jim Hudson will give a vocal recital with a free-will offering to benefit the Corning-Finger Lakes Chapter of the national Lyme Disease Association at Grace United Methodist Church, 191 Bridge Street, Corning where Dr. Hudson has been Director of Music for the past thirty-eight years. He is a Corning Community College Professor Emeritus of Music, an emeritus member of the National Teachers of Singing and a life member of the American Choral Directors Association. He has been guest soloist with the Corning Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Cantata Singers & has made several appearances at the Crane School of Music Festival of the Arts and as soloist with the late Robert Shaw that include performances of the Bach “B-Minor Mass”, Schubert’s “Mass in G” and Haydn’s “Creation.” The recital will include art songs, operatic and oratorio selections in German, French, and Italian and will include some of Dr. Hudson’s own compositions. The accompanist will be Claire Gonta Smock. The concert is dedicated to his daughter, Dr, Elisabeth Heininger, who, with her family, is experiencing the misfortunes of Lyme disease. All donations will be given to the national Lyme Disease Association which is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Lyme Disease Forum March 31, 2008 7-9:30PM
Mercy Hospital Scranton Pennsylvania
Co-Sponsored by Lyme Disease Association & Mercy Hospital
Speakers include Richard Horowitz, MD; Pat Smith, LDA President
Press contact: Heather Okun, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyme Disease Association PA Forum
Wednesday Evening, August 20, 2008 Hope Reformed Presbyterian Church, 123 Walnut Bottom Road , Shippensburg , PA 17257 .
Event will be continuation of education begun in area by teen Heather Holtry whose Make A Wish allowed her own designed gowns to be featured in a fashion show where she sparked Lyme awareness in a new way. Details to follow. Read Heather’s story here.Click here for the forum’s program.
Lyme Disease Association Archives: 2009
LDA ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS AT 10th ANNUAL CONFERENCE – REGISTRATION CLOSED
Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: 34 Years from Lyme, Connecticut Across the Nation
Jointly Sponsored by Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons 8.75 CMEs
For physicians and healthcare providers, but public invited to register also
Speakers include, morning: Ben Beard, CDC, Lyme Disease in the United States; Kerry Clark, University of North Florida, Southern Tick-Borne Infections; Susan E. Little, Oklahoma State University, Dogs as Sentinels of Tick-Borne Infection; X. Frank Yang, Indiana University School of Medicine, Genetic Regulation of Borrelia Genes; from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, Christopher Earnhart, Lyme Disease Vaccine Development: An Update on Recent Progress & Richard Marconi, Immune Evasion Mechanisms of Pathogenic Spirochetes (Co-Course Director).
In the afternoon: Amiram Katz, MD, Yale University, IV Immunoglobulin and Autoimmune Disease in Lyme Peripheral Neuropathy; Robert Dantzer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign From Inflammation to Sickness Behavior: The Role of Cytokines; and from Columbia University, Phyllis Faust, Tick-Borne Encephalitis – A Fatal Case, Patrick McAuliffe, Neuropsychological Deficits in Children and the School System, Brian A. Fallon, New Research Findings on Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease (Co-Course Director).; Diane M. Gubernot, OBRR/CBER/FDA, Babesia Infection and the US Donor Blood Supply; Peter Hildenbrand, Lahey Medical Center Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Lyme Disease, John Costello, Harvard Medical School, Lyme Carditis in Children.
Under Our Skin May 18, 2009 7-9pm FREE
Sponsored by Health Awareness Center at CentraState Medical Center Star & Barry Tobias Ambulatory Conference Center, 901 W. Main St., Freehold, NJ. Call 732- 308-0570 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 732- 308-0570 end_of_the_skype_highlighting to register. Showing of Under Our Skin, Opening Lyme disease presentation by Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Minnesota Lyme Action Support Group “Walk for Those Who Can’t”
3rd annual Walk/Run on May 16, 2009, to raise Lyme Awareness. “Walk for Those Who Can’t.” This helps us to show that for every person at the walk, there are many more people in the U.S. who have Lyme. If you are unable to participate due to distance, disease, etc., we’ll walk for you. Send your first name, initial of your last name, and city/state that you are from, and we’ll make “lyme-green” circles with names to represent each person who e-mails us at email@example.com. MN Lyme Action Support is an affiliate of the Lyme Disease Association.
Spotlight on Lyme 5K Run or Walk in NJ. Register Now!!!
Sunday, May 17th, join LDA for its second annual “Spotlight on Lyme” 5K run or walk, this year on the boardwalk at Pier Village in Long Branch, NJ. Come enjoy a beautiful day at the beach and help raise money for research and awareness for Lyme disease. Games, face painting, prizes, food and fun for the whole family! Easy online registration here. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
LDA of Nashville Hosts Lyme Forum
The Lyme Disease Association of Nashville, TN is presenting a free educational Lyme Forum beginning at 5:30pm in Mount Juliet, TN, at the Mount Juliet Community Center located at 1075 Charlie Daniels Parkway. After the opening program from 5:30-7;15, the group will introduce Mrs. Patricia Smith, President of the national Lyme Disease Association, who will discuss the spread of the disease and what’s being done about it and answer questions. Email for more details.
Time for Lyme Announces
Time for Lyme Dream Gala! Proceeds to fund research & education.
Actors, Musicians and Scientists Unite to Create a Lyme Free World
Auction, Dinner & Dancing to the music of ETA, Black Tie Optional
Saturday, April 18, 2009 • 7:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Grand Ballroom, 1800 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT
For more information contact us at email@example.com.
The Corning/Finger Lakes Area Chapter of the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. is offering a free public presentation entitled, “Lyme Disease: Impacts on Health, Education, and EVERYTHING!” on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Corning-Painted Post West High School, 35 Victory Hwy, Painted Post, NY, 14870. This informative program will feature renowned speakers, Richard Horowitz, MD, Hyde Park, NY, and Patricia Smith, President of the national Lyme Disease Association, Inc. The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm and will conclude with a question and answer session at 8:30 pm. This public forum is sponsored by Corning, Inc. Corporate Medical Department, IGeneX, and the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. For additional information, please contact Dr. Lis Heininger at EHeininger@STNY.rr.com.
LymeQuest Support Group & Advocacy project presents “UNDER OUR SKIN”
Sunday, March 8th 1 – 4 PM, East Brunswick Library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. The movie will be followed by discussion with author Pamela Weintraub, “CURE UNKNOWN: Inside the Lyme Epidemic” and book-signing. Pat Smith, President of the national Lyme Disease Association, will give a talk on new national Lyme Disease Legislation and related topics. Limited seating, RSVP NewBrunswickLyme@comcast.net.
Lyme Information Network Shows UOS with LDA as Guest Speaker
The Lyme Information Network is proud to present a showing of the Lyme disease documentary, “Under Our Skin”, on March 6, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Old Saybrook High School, Old Saybrook, CT. LDA president Pat Smith is the guest speaker at the event. This showing is the result of the hard work of two high school seniors whose lives have been affected by Lyme and who want to bring this movie to their school as their senior project and as a community service. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. There is ample seating, but please register at www.lymelink.org.
H.B. 6200 Moving Forward!!!
Physician Protection Bill
Urgent Action Needed Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Feb 24, 25, 26, 27!
FREE Georgia Lyme Disease Seminar: A TICK– ING TIME BOMB
Monday, January 19, 2009 at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2400 Old Alabama Rd, Roswell, GA. Evening events will begin with the showing of Under Our Skin-Documentary from 5-6:30pm. The Lyme seminar will take place from 7-9pm with Pat Smith, President of the national Lyme disease Association as invited key speaker. This purpose of the seminar is to bring prevention and education to everyone in Georgia. Admission is free. All are welcome (recommended teen age through adult).
If just thinking about ticks makes you squeamish, then you’ll want to stay away from Dolores Hill’s lab in Beltsville, Maryland. There, in tiny glass vials and Styrofoam containers, Hill keeps several hundred blacklegged deer ticks, scientifically known as Ixodes scapularis.
A parasitologist for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Hill collects the blood-sucking ticks as part of a 5-year project to biologically control the pests with microscopic roundworms, called nematodes. Read more here.
STOP offers educational and prevention programs to schools, public and private employers. Whether your interested in property management or personal protection, STOP can show you how to keep your family safe this year.