Join the Kent Memorial Library and Lyme disease expert Rika Keck for a health talk, What You Need To Know About Lyme Disease on Saturday, May 19, 2:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. You will be informed about Lyme disease, co-infections, testing options, and transmission. Learn about myths and complexities associated these stealth infections that keep many individuals sick – even after a correct diagnosis, antibiotic and/or herbal treatment.
Since December 2016, Rika is a member of International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). She intends to take an active role to help, advocate for, and support individuals with vector-borne infections including Lyme disease.
As an author, she has published two books. Her clients inspired the following publications: Nourish Heal Thrive: a Comprehensive and Holistic Approach to Living with Lyme Disease and the Nourish Your Brain Cookbook. Rika is also an invited guest speaker on various health panels in NYC. As she spends time in Washington Depot, Rika is committed to giving back to the community by presenting health talks on the important topic of Lyme disease.
Free & open to the public. Must register: 860-927-3761 or kentmemoriallibrary.org.
Richard Marconi, Ph.D., a member of GLA’s Scientific Advisory Board, is hosting a one-hour webinar on March 7, “Novel Vaccines for Lyme Disease and other Tick-borne Pathogens”.
Spring, and more ticks, are around the corner.
Should you be vaccinating your canine patients for Lyme? Just how worried should you (and your pet owner) be? Join us for complimentary VETgirl online veterinary continuing education webinar on Lyme disease, thanks to sponsorship from Zoetis. In this 1-hour lecture, Richard Marconi, Ph.D. will review the etiological agent of Lyme, and tell you what’s new with novel vaccines for tick-borne pathogens.
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.
Part of the Greenwich Country Day School Speaker Series.
- 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.
- Registration is not required.
- The program is free of charge and open to the public.
- Email education@GLA.org with any questions.
Greenwich Country Day School
401 Old Church Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm