March 30 -31, 2011, Arlington, VA – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Stewardship Branch Lyme Network, of which LDA is a founding member, held a 2-day Lyme disease prevention conference, “Promoting Community Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases.” LDA President, Pat Smith, and Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]
Govt. Departments & Policies
The departments and agencies of the federal government often play a role in Lyme disease. They may issue policies, guidelines, advisories, or other information which may be useful to Lyme patients, doctors, or the general public. LDA may link to or list some of those government publications which it feels may be important. Complete agency or department information on Lyme disease may be found on each individual agency/department website.
Candy Brassard, Senior Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs; C. Ben Beard, PhD, Director, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at a Meeting at EPA on Lyme in Virginia in 2006.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes Workshop Report, on April 20, 2011. In a move designed to protest the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) use of the IOM to conduct a workshop NIH […]
Sign up here! Let Congress know you support decision by LDA, TFL and CALDA to withdraw from the Institute Of Medicine’s (IOM) State-of-the-Science Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Workshop. Please let Congress know you support the move by LDA, TFL and CALDA to withdraw from the NIH/IOM State-of-the-Science Lyme Disease and Other Tick Borne Diseases Workshop […]
In a move designed to protest the Institute of Medicine’s upcoming Lyme disease workshop, three of the nation’s largest and most influential Lyme groups have pulled out of the process. NIH Does Not Comply with Congressional Appropriations Language Lyme Patient Groups Compelled to Withdraw from Scientific Meeting September 20, 2010 – In a move designed […]
On Thursday April 29, 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a "pre meeting" to their proposed October 2010 workshop meeting that is supposed to address the state of the science in Lyme disease. The meeting was generated by passage of the 2010 appropriations language by Congress which included the words "chronic Lyme disease" and […]
According to the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center report i, confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the services were diagnosed at more than 120 locations worldwide. Medical facilities at the following locations accounted for nearly one-half of the total: West Point, NY; Heidelberg, GE; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington; Camp Lejeune, NC; Vilseck, GE; […]
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. LDA has been accepted as partner in […]