Nationally Recognized Speaker to Address Lyme Case Increases & Controversy

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Nationally Recognized Speaker to Address Lyme Case Increases & Controversy
Three Lyme Forums: for Minnesota Officials, Chiropractors, Community at Large

 


CONTACT PERSON: Jill Kuschel – President
PHONE: 651-213-1200 
e-mail: jjkuschel5@yahoo.com 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nationally Recognized Speaker to Address Lyme Case Increases & Controversy
Three Lyme Forums: for Minnesota Officials, Chiropractors, Community at Large

Forest Lake, MN November 1 − The Minnesota Lyme Action Support Group is proud to host nationally recognized speaker Pat Smith, President of the national Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA). Ms. Smith sits on the Strategic Development Board for Columbia University’s Lyme & Tick-Bore Diseases Research Center, which opened in New York in 2007. She is also former chair of the NJ Governor’s Lyme Disease Advisory Council.

 

Minnesota, with 7,080 cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) since 1990, ranks in the top 14 states in the US in case numbers. CDC says that only 10% of cases that meet its surveillance criteria are reported, thus 70,800 cases probably occurred over that period in the State.

In three separate forums, Ms. Smith will present an overview of Lyme disease issues to elected officials from the Twin Cities and Forest Lake, to the community, and to chiropractors. Each will include a segment on the Lyme disease controversy.

A by-invitation only Mayor’s Forum will be held on Tuesday Nov. 13,th 9:00am-11:30am at the new Washington County Service Center. 19955 Forest Road N. Forest Lake, MN 55025. The topic is “An Overview of Lyme Disease: Its Impact Nationally, on States, and on You.” Officials should contact Rachel Berger Phone-715-749-3990 bergerrl@sbcglobal.net for registration. A press conference will follow the forum.

The free community forum will be presented on Tuesday, November 13th at 7pm at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Forest Lake. The topic that night will focus on “An Overview of Lyme Disease: What is it, its impact, and what should we do?” All are invited to attend. For further information contact Rachel Berger Phone-715-749-3990 bergerrl@sbcglobal.net

The forum for chiropractors will provide information about the national impact of Lyme, how it is spread, outline the problems with appropriate diagnosis and treatment and discuss the rise in reported cases. To sign up contact Rachel Berger Phone-715-749-3990 bergerrl@sbcglobal.net

ABOUT THE LDA: The LDA is a national non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds for Lyme disease education, prevention, research and patient support. LDA has 31 associated organizations nationwide. See www.LymeDiseaseAssociation.org for information on LDA and on Lyme disease.

ABOUT MIINNESOTA LYME ACTION SUPPORT GROUP: The Mission of the Minnesota Lyme Action Support Group is to support and conduct educational and informational activities which serve to increase the public awareness of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Purpose: To offer support to those diagnosed with Lyme disease and to their families.
To promote the education of health care professionals regarding the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. To raise funds for education and research involving Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses.