On June 8, LDA President Pat Smith presented the Powerpoint “How A Tick Can Make you Sick” to all 3 third grades in the Allenwood Pat Smith, LDA President, with Boy Scout Troop 66Elementary School, Wall Township, NJ, and provided the same on June 14 to all five 3rd grades in Newbury School in Howell […]
Asbury Park Press recently featured an article by Jerry Carino: Rep. Chris Smith on Lyme disease ‘culture of denial,’ a Q&A with the congressman, who has crusaded for Lyme disease research and formal recognition of chronic Lyme.The article highlights the congressman’s U.S. Representative Chris Smith (NJ-4) Lyme legislation victories and new initiatives. Although Smith is encouraged by […]
The Massachusetts Medical Society has shifted from a neutral stance on the pending patient supported Lyme legislation which would require insurers to cover longer-term Lyme treatment to one of opposing the bill. The House passed version is supported by Lyme groups, including the LDA, which supplied testimony is support of the precursor to these current […]
Delaware Legislature Declares Lyme Awareness Month By passing Delaware House of Rep. Concurrent Resolution #79, the Delaware legislature declared May 2016 as Lyme Disease Awareness month. The legislature sent the resolution to the Lyme Disease Association, a provision included in the resolution, which has posted it here online. Rep. Schwartzkopf and Rep. D. Short are […]
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has announced funding opportunities under the auspices of the Tick-Borne Diseases Programmatic Panel. $5 million has been appropriated for tick-borne diseases research through the Department of Defense budget for the 2016 (FY16) CDMRP program. Research specifically involving the following areas is being sought: Pathogenesis: Host-pathogen interactions Human immune […]
The LDA has prepared valuable tools to distribute to educators, medical professionals and legislators.
This section provides valuable information on the many aspects of Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
The Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) Conference 2016, April 30, supported with an educational grant from the LDA, features speakers Dr. Daniel Cameron, Immediate Past President of ILADS; Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association; Dr. Sheila Statlender, clinical psychologist; Dorothy Leland, Lymedisease.org; Bob Giguere, Igenex; and a panel of Naturopathic Doctors (MAND). The […]
aincest.comWall NJ–Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) President Pat Smith has been appointed to the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Programmatic Panel for the Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP), a new program in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office Wall NJ–Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) President Pat Smith has been appointed to the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) […]