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…
Almost a decade ago, Lyme advocates in Minnesota, pursuing Lyme doctor protection legislation, settled for a compromise from the State Medical Board which issued a Moratorium taking action against doctors who treat long term. The Moratorium was reviewed and extended in 2014, while awaiting more research on the topic. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, […]
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.
The LDA has had a busy six weeks beginning with Board Member Tim Lynagh staffing a booth at the Ocean City Maryland Sportsman Show for three days in September, followed by the LDA-sponsored Chapter/Affiliate Meeting in Philadelphia which preceded the sold-out LDA/Columbia Lyme Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Two weeks after the conference, LDA President, Pat […]
From the LDA, October 25, 2019 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. […]
On Oct 5, LDA President Pat Smith joined Dr. Dan Cameron (NY) and Kristen Reihman (PA) at Sussex County Community College in Sussex County, NJ to discuss ticks and tick-borne diseases. Ms. Smith, the keynote, presented a PowerPoint featuring 20 tick-borne diseases in the US and focused in on NJ diseases and ticks, including the […]
Researchers, including Robert C. Bransfield, MD, Lyme Disease Association Professional & Medical Advisory Board Member, recently reviewed the proposed new Lyme Disease Guidelines, a 100 page document on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease drafted by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology and American […]
The NIH Strategic Plan for Tickborne Disease Research, October 9, 2019, is good news for everyone in the Lyme and tick-borne diseases community! The plan builds on the activities of the Department of Health and Human Services Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG), which issued a 2018 report to Congress outlining research recommendations. Through inventories sent […]
On Saturday, October 5th, Sussex County Community College and The Tick Squad will host the NWNJ Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Conference from 9 AM – 3 PM at the SCCC Performance Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public and will bring together medical professionals and academics who are experts in the […]
Conference Successful/Congressman Smith Honors LDA/Advocates Meet/TBDWG Mtg/Sussex Co. Lyme Conf/Powassan Patients/Disulfiram Updates
20th Conference Another Sold Out Event! Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) and Columbia University jointly provided the “20th Annual Scientific Update for Clinicians & Researchers: Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases” on September 21st and 22nd in Philadelphia. Over the past two decades, the conference has grown to be an essential event for the Lyme disease community.