LDA President Pat Smith with Michael Schulz, Field Representative for Lamar Alexander after a meeting in the Senator’s Nashville Office on Lyme and other Tick-borne diseases in Tennessee. Pat Smith, LDA President (R seated) and LDA volunteer Rich Smith (L seated) with some of the Tennessee Lyme patients and activists with whom she […]
The LDA was invited by the Dutchess County (NY) Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Task Force to brief the Task Force and the invited Congressional offices on Lyme disease in New York and issues at the federal level. Pictured are NY State Assemblyman Joel Miller; Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.; Benedict B. McCaffree, PhD, […]
Three of the Connecticut State Legislative co-introducers of HB 6200 (top L) Kim Fawcett; (2nd row 3rd, 5th from left) Jason Bartlett, Chris Lyddy; with (2nd from L) Maggie Shaw, Newtown Lyme Disease Task Force; (4th from L) Daniel Cameron, MD, President, ILADS; Karen Gaudian, Ridgefield Lyme Disease Task Force; Pat Smith, LDA president; and […]
Regional Conference to Assess Research and Outreach Needs in Integrated Pest Management to Reduce the Incidence of Tick-Borne Diseases in the Southern US Group workshop attendees at the Lyme in the South 3-day workshop at the CDC in Atlanta in January 2009. The conference was sponsored by the Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Center, Centers […]
LDA Meets with Federal Government on Lyme Prevention for Kids Candy Brassard, Senior Biologist, Environmental Protection Agency; Dr. Ben Beard, Chief of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; and Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association at a meeting in DC on June 24 to discuss strategies to protect children from getting Lyme disease. […]
LDA meets with the Sponsor of HR 1179, the Lyme bill, on June 3 LDA president Pat Smith with Congressman Chris Smith in his office after a meeting about Lyme disease issues including HR 1179, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Prevention, Research, & Education Act 2009, a bill which will provide monies for better tests […]
Announcing the introduction of HR-1179: Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Prevention, Education & Research Act of 2009
Introduced by: US Representative Christopher Smith of New Jersey [for himself, Mr. Tim Holden (PA), Mr. Bart Stupak (MI), Mr. Frank Wolfe (VA)]. LDA, TFL, CALDA hire DC lobbing firm to assist patients’ efforts. See complete bill text HR 1179.
American Red Cross, 2009 Heroes of Western Connecticut Russell Cornelius-Community Health Impact Award Brookfield, CT resident Russ Cornelius is an advocate for tick-borne disease education and awareness. Russ is a founding member of the Brookfield Lyme Disease Task Force and as the part of a Brookfield Rotary project he helped promote a First Aid […]
LDA’s 10th annual scientific conference Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: Thirty-Four Years, From Lyme, Connecticut Across the Nation To include the first Edwin Masters, MD Memorial Lecture Gaylord National, National Harbor, Maryland 7:30am-6:45pm, followed by networking reception. Details and registration soon.