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ONLINE EDUCATION: ILADS Webinar

Join leading Lyme physicians and researchers as they discuss highlights from the recent International Lyme and Associated Diseases (ILADS) – Boston Conference. Includes Q&A.

Date: January 31, 2018
Time: 5pm ET
Registration: CLICK HERE


 

Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, a complex microbe known as a spirochete. Lyme disease is a multi-systemic illness, if left untreated it can become a severely debilitating illness affecting the central nervous system, joints, and multiple organs, including the heart and brain. It presents in multiple-stages from: acute (early stage) to chronic (late stage or persisting) illness.

The CDC estimates over 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. It is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the U.S. and Western Europe.This year, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases (ILADS) 18th Annual Scientific Conference presented a theme, Tick-Borne Diseases: A Global Perspective. Leading physicians, scientists, and others with expertise in tick-borne diseases shared important research updates, and other evidence-based clinical data with their peers. Join us to hear a summary of key data and information presented at the ILADS 18th Annual Scientific Conference.

EDUCATION EVENT: Understanding Lyme and Associated Diseases: Prevention, Symptoms, and Management

Part of the Greenwich Country Day School Speaker Series.

Program:

  • Patient and Parent Perspective with Charles Balducci, GLA Board Member. Mr. Balducci will share his personal journey with Lyme disease and the impact of tick-borne diseases on children and the importance of awareness.
  • Clinical Insights with Kenneth Liegner, MD. Dr. Liegner will provide key prevention tips, discuss increasing risk (ticks) for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, share how to recognize symptoms of Lyme and other TBDS, optimal disease management, and address ways researchers are building the bridge to close the scientific gap in Lyme disease.
  • Lyme Disease Landscape with Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D., GLA Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Sellati will discuss overall advancements in Lyme disease research and advancements being made through GLA funded research, future directions, and outlook – highlight promising steps being made in Lyme.

Admission:

  • Registration is not required.
  • The program is free of charge and open to the public.
  • Email education@GLA.org with any questions.

Location:

Greenwich Country Day School
401 Old Church Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm