May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, a time to remind ourselves that Lyme is a disease that has been neglected, minimized, and ridiculed over decades and still continues to be. We all need to redouble our efforts to get an accurate test and to get patients properly treated, and treated with dignity.
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Conference/WG Meeting Clips/Neuropsychiatric Lyme/COVID-19/House Lyme Caucus/Monies for Researchers/WG Meeting Summary/Tickmojis
Important Announcement: The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) and Columbia University have jointly announced our thoughtful but reluctant decision to postpone our annual fall 2020 CME Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases Conference due to the worldwide COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) health emergency . The safety and well-being of everyone are our primary concerns, and we hope everyone remains safe.
Need Congress Members to Sign/Columbia Study Participants/Maternal-Fetal Transmission/Alpha-Gal/Pres. TBD Budget/Longhorned Tick Infecting Cattle
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. is asking you to contact your Congress Member to ask him/her to sign on to two important letters from the US House Lyme Disease Caucus. These bipartisan letters provide details regarding what the Lyme Caucus is asking the two Appropriations Committees to include in their reports on FY 2021 Appropriations. The language in these letters will help provide direction for the monies to be allocated and was developed with input from Lyme/TBD advocates.
“Lyme & Reason: Battles & Breakthroughs Against Lyme Disease” has been nominated as a finalist for the 2020 Sharecare Awards , in partnership with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter, renowned for the Emmy Awards. This is a great opportunity for the Lyme community to raise awareness about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
LDA 2019 Grants/Non-Lyme TBDs Rising/Fallon Post Treatment Lyme Study/Chronic Lyme in House Language/Rodent Bait Vaccine
LDA strives to fund the most relevant and cutting edge research aimed at investigating the diagnosis, treatment, pathology, and prevention of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The goal is to have researchers publish in peer review and move the field of tick-borne diseases forward. To date, LDA has 53 peer-reviewed publications that have resulted from its supported research.
Help Us Work for You/Tick Act Becomes Law/ILADS Defines CLD/TBDWG 2020 Meeting/Torrey Lawsuit Update
Help Us Work for You! Let’s Provide a Healthier New Year. This year has been another busy one for the Lyme Disease Association (LDA). We have now been working for Lyme and tick-borne diseases (TBD) for 29 years, with individuals who are patients and family members of patients driving the programs. We care about you, your family, your friends, your pets, who have or might acquire Lyme disease and other TBD. That is why 97% of our funds go directly to programs most years. By donating today you can help us continue our programs to help Lyme patients.
LDA Giving Tuesday Supports LymeAid 4 Kids/New! 2018 Lyme Case Numbers Reported/Lyme Wars Are Not Over/Tick Act Needs Your Help
Help the LymeAid 4 Kids Fund. LDA #GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019. Our Campaign runs through Dec 31, 2019. The mission of LDA, a national non-profit, is to raise funds and awareness for Lyme & TBDs. LDA is asking #GivingTuesday donors to support LDA’s LymeAid 4 Kids (LA4K) fund. Children, ages 0-19 are 29% of Lyme disease cases. Your help is greatly appreciated!
The Tick Act Needs More Co-Sponsors. Contact Your Congressperson. The Senate Tick Act (Collins, ME) was passed out of the Senate HELP Committee; however, it was a different bill than the one that was originally submitted to the Senate Committee that many Lyme groups supported. The HELP committee replaced it in its entirety with a Manager’s Amendment, submitted “in the nature of a substitute,” which still keeps the same bill number, S-1657, and it was renamed the Kay Hagan Tick Act. For more information and action to take…
Congressional Press Conf/#GivTue LymeAid4Kids/Another Powassan Death/NIH Strategic Plan/LDA Educates/IDSA Guidelines Critique
New NIH Lyme Research Strategy Praised. A press conference was held at the Wall Township Municipal Complex hosted by Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ). The Congressman highlighted information on the “NIH Strategic Plan for Tick-Borne Disease Research,” as well as “The Tick Act,” a bipartisan effort to improve research, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment for tick-borne diseases.