The 5th Annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference was another success! The conference was held on Friday, April 26th at the Augusta Civic Center, in Augusta, Maine. Admission was free for the all day event. The positive feedback from all who attended, including community partners and exhibitors, was as Paula Jackson Jones, President of MLDSE reports, “truly overwhelming”.
The conference hosted 16 speakers, all experts in the various fields of Lyme and other Tick-borne Diseases from across the country. Dr. Thomas Moorcroft presented as the Keynote Speaker. Pat Smith, President of the Lyme Disease Association Inc., presented a national update about how prevalent Lyme and tick-borne disease is becoming. MLDSE is an affiliate member of LDANet, and LDA provided support for the conference through an education grant. Educational conferences provide both medical providers and patients exposure to more education, better diagnostic and treatment options and a clearer understanding of why some patients improve and some do not.
For those who could not make the conference, speaker PowerPoint presentations (only) will be uploaded to the conference website in the next week: conference2019.mldse.org. Mark Your Calendars now for the 6th Annual MLDSE Conference, Sat April 11th, 2020 at the Augusta Civic Center!