LDA Offers Lyme Conference Scholarships for Medical Students – Apply by Oct 15


New Jersey September 2015 – The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) announces availability of scholarships for its annual conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap, Warwick, Rhode Island, November 14-15. Jointly provided by Columbia University, it is designed for doctors and researchers who can receive CMEs for attendance. Registration is also open to the public.

The LDA is offering a limited number of conference scholarships to eligible medical students, residents, post-doctoral candidates, fellows, veterinarians with equivalent status to the above, and nurse practitioner candidates enrolled in a doctoral program. Applications must be received by October 5, 2015 for consideration. Several more medical student scholarships are available, so the date to apply has been extended until October 15. NO MORE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Said LDA President Pat Smith, “It’s important that those studying to become physicians/ researchers gain an understanding of the current science and how that can influence clinical practice, especially with so many newly emerging tick-borne diseases─ more than 16 now found in the US. They can build on this knowledge and help educate their peers to the severity of Lyme, which now boasts 300,000 new cases each year according to the CDC.”

The LDA thanks the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation for their generosity in funding these scholarships. Click here for Conference details

About the LDA: Lyme Disease Association, a national non-profit which funds research, education and patient support has awarded 100 grants to researchers across the US, and its supported research has been acknowledged in 36 peer-reviewed scientific journals. LDA has provided 102 educational grants, and the upcoming conference is the 16th continuing medical education Lyme conference presented by the LDA. LDA’s LymeAid 4 Kids fund, initiated in conjunction with internationally acclaimed author Amy Tan, has provided over $250,000 to aid children in getting a diagnosis and treatment, as children are at the highest risk of acquiring the disease.

About the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation: The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is committed to inspiring philanthropy and community service – with special interest in children’s health, education, veterans, and the arts – by creating awareness, offering guidance, and leading by example to show the world what giving can do. The Cohen Foundation’s Lyme Initiative is investing to cure Lyme, which infects over 300,000 Americans each year and leaves 10-20% with persistent, life-altering symptoms.  Through funding leading researchers and innovators, the Foundation will improve our ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat all stages of Lyme disease.


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