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ILADS: Boston 2019

ILADS will host its 20th Annual Scientific Conference will be held on Thursday, October 31 – Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Learn more at ilads.org/

 

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Lyme Education: Augusta, ME

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference

Date: April 26, 2019
Time: 8am – 5pm
Where: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
Learn more: https://conference2019.mldse.org/

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Lyme Education: Queensbury, NY

SUNY Adirondack and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County will host two free “Don’t Get Ticked” workshops in February to educate the public about the dangers of tick-borne diseases.

Programs are planned from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middle Line Road in Ballston Spa and from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Northwest Bay Conference Center on the SUNY Adirondack Campus in Queensbury.

Ticks and tick-borne diseases have become a significant public health issue in New York, with different tick species and diseases currently present and spreading within the state and region, according to New York State Integrated Pest Management. Learning where ticks are on the rise and steps to take to avoid being bitten are important preventive measures.

The “Don’t Get Ticked” workshop will feature presentations by Dan Durkee of the Warren County Public Health Department and SUNY Adirondack Professor of Microbiology Holly Ahern.

Durkee will talk about where ticks are most prevalent, best strategies to avoid getting bitten and what to do if bitten. Ahern will give a tick-borne disease update, including information about the latest medical responses to tick bites and associated diseases.

A question-and-answer session will follow each presentation.

Pre-registration is required. Participants can register by emailing Dan (djc69@cornell.edu), Chris (cd98@cornell.edu) or Michele (mlb222@cornell.edu) or by calling 518-668-4881.

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Lyme Education: Ballston Spa, NY

SUNY Adirondack and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County will host two free “Don’t Get Ticked” workshops in February to educate the public about the dangers of tick-borne diseases.

Programs are planned from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middle Line Road in Ballston Spa and from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Northwest Bay Conference Center on the SUNY Adirondack Campus in Queensbury.

Ticks and tick-borne diseases have become a significant public health issue in New York, with different tick species and diseases currently present and spreading within the state and region, according to New York State Integrated Pest Management. Learning where ticks are on the rise and steps to take to avoid being bitten are important preventive measures.

The “Don’t Get Ticked” workshop will feature presentations by Dan Durkee of the Warren County Public Health Department and SUNY Adirondack Professor of Microbiology Holly Ahern.

Durkee will talk about where ticks are most prevalent, best strategies to avoid getting bitten and what to do if bitten. Ahern will give a tick-borne disease update, including information about the latest medical responses to tick bites and associated diseases.

A question-and-answer session will follow each presentation.

Pre-registration is required. Participants can register by emailing Dan (djc69@cornell.edu), Chris (cd98@cornell.edu) or Michele (mlb222@cornell.edu) or by calling 518-668-4881.

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Lyme Education: Frostburg, MD

Lyme Disease and Tick Safety in Western Maryland 

Speaker: Dr. Rebekah Taylor, Associate Professor of Biology, Frostburg State University

Date: February 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327
Learn morehttps://mdflora.org/event-3208389

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Lyme Education: Moravia, NY

Don’t Get Ticked Workshop

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Masonic Temple, 159 Main Street, Moravia, NY 13118

What you’ll learn:

  • Habitat, biology, identification, and control of tick species in our area.
  • How to monitor your yard for high-density tick populations and how to reduce their occurrence.
  • What to do if you find a tick on your body.

FREE EVENT – Free Tick Kits for all participants

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Lyme Education: Poughkeepsie, NY

CONQUERING LYME DISEASE – SOLUTIONS THROUGH SCIENCE 
Speaker: Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Brian Fallon, director of the Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center, will present a message of hope. He will review recent scientific advances in diagnosis, treatment and prevention that will help to stem the tide of this most challenging disease. While the controversies and uncertainties associated with Lyme Disease are well known, less well known are the great strides being made by contemporary science that are leading to remarkable new approaches to conquer this disease.

Dr. Fallon received his BA and M.Ed. from Harvard University. He has been associated with Columbia University since 1979 where he obtained a MPH in epidemiology and a MD. He co-authored a book “Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide” with Jennifer Sotsky, MD which was published by Columbia University Press in December 2017.

Our Lady of Lourdes High School
131 Boardman Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Admission is free. No reservations required. Doors open at 7 pm.

For information call: 845-473-0940

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GLA: Lyme Education (Vermont)

Learn about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Date: October 5, 2018
Time: 7:15am (Breakfast); 8:00am (Presentation)
Location: Sheraton Hotel in Burlington, 870 Williston Rd., So. Burlington, VT 05403
Speaker: Pat Bannerman, Global Lyme Alliance Ambassador
Hosted by: Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club

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EDUCATION: What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

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.

WEBINAR: Novel Vaccines for Lyme Disease and other Tick-borne Pathogens

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.

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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