May 25, 2010 – Congressman Smith Announces Lyme Forum

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May 25, 2010                                     

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Congressman Smith Announces Lyme Forum
Forum Location
Featured Speakers

Congressman Smith Announces Lyme Forum
Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 7-10PM

Over the last decade, New Jersey has ranked 3rd in the U.S. in the number of reported Lyme disease cases and has shown an increase in other tick-borne pathogens.  To help the public, officials, physicians and constituents learn more about tick-borne diseases, Congressman Christopher H. Smith  is hosting this Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Forum. 
Featured speakers will include national experts on treatments and testing for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, on ticks and pathogens, and on the impact on patients.

Forum Location

In the Wall Township NJ Municipal Building (Monmouth County)
2700 Allaire Rd Wall, NJ 07719 (behind the Wall police station and Wall library)

Easily accessible from: Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-195
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Question and Answer Session Featured Speakers

An audience Question & Answer session will follow presentations from the following speakers:
Dr. Joseph Burrascano, MD, an Internist, is recognized internationally as a skilled Lyme disease clinician and founding member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.  He has authored a number of papers and three textbook chapters on Lyme disease and has provided expert testimony before state legislatures and before Congress.  He will focus on the clinical diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases.
Nick Harris, PhD, is the founder and CEO of IGeneX, Inc., a specialty laboratory devoted exclusively to patient testing and research related to Lyme disease and its associated co-infections.  He has spent over 25 years researching and developing tests in this underserved area.  He will focus on the role of the laboratory in the diagnosis of Lyme and its co-infections.  
Ellen Stromdahl, PhD, is an Entomologist with the Tick-Borne Disease Laboratory for Entomological Sciences with the US Army Public Health Command.  She will focus on tick species found in the US and the pathogens they carry, focusing on New Jersey and the Northeast.  
Pat Smith, President, national Lyme Disease Association (LDA), is a Member of the Columbia University Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center Advisory Committee and former chair of the Governor’s Lyme Disease Advisory Council (NJ). She will focus on the spread of Lyme disease, its impact on patients, and what is being done.   For information on Lyme disease
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