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NWNJ Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Conference at SCCC

Pat Smith, LDA President and Dr. Jon Connolly, President Sussex County Community College
Pat Smith, LDA Pres. and Dr. Jon Connolly, Pres. Sussex County Community College

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 newly invasive longicornis tick that is self-cloning. About 150 people attended the first event on TBD held at the College and a speaker from Rutgers discussed the habitat and life cycle of ticks.

Read in NJ Herald – Ticks are the Talk at SCCC Conference

Back row l to r: Marty Theys, John Celmer, Doreen Edwards (advocates of the Tick Squad) Front row: Dr. Dina Conde, Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Pat Smith, LDA President; Richard Smith, Vice President, LDA
NJ State Senator Steven V. Oroho (NJ-24) and Pat Smith, LDA President
NJ State Senator Steven V. Oroho (NJ-24) and Pat Smith, LDA President