April 2019
Welcome to LDA's New Website!

Lots of New Features!!

Lyme Disease Association has a fresh new look with the same incredible resources and new updates. Find the resources you need at LymeDiseaseAssociation.org

Updated! " The ABCs of Lyme Disease" written especially for parents and educators, now online
  • New Donation Module (new Lyme May Awareness Inspiration tribute now available!)
  • Newly updated blog section
  • Newly revised State & Federal Government Section
  • Up-to-date 2019 Conference Section
  • Initiating a new video section
  • Initiating a new tick-borne disease section
  • Check out our Updated Calendar - over 45 events with our LDAnet Affiliate groups
Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Congressional Town Meeting
The Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Congressional
Town Meeting

May 29, 2019 from 6:45pm-930pm 
Wall Township Municipal Building Community Room, 2700 Allaire Rd, Wall Township, NJ. 

The town meeting is sponsored by US Congressman Christopher H. Smith. Hear from nationally-recognized Lyme disease experts about current efforts to combat Lyme and Tick-Borne diseases, updates on diagnosis and treatment, and how to protect yourself and your family, and more. LDA president, Pat Smith, will join US Congressman, Christopher H. Smith; CDC, Deputy Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Ben Beard, PhD; and Richard Horowitz, MD as speakers at the meeting. Seating is limited, and advanced registration is required. To register click here, or visit ChrisSmith.House.gov  
May Awareness Education Blog Campaign
The LDA will be hosting a guest blogger every Wednesday through the month of May to help increase Lyme & tick-borne disease education and awareness. 

First blogger - Dr. William Padula, OD 
Columbia News Features Dr. Fallon: His Lyme Book Wins Award
Columbia News , April 30, 2019, by Carla Cantor, "When Lyme Disease Doesn't Go Away" is an interview with Brian A. Fallon, MD, Director of the Columbia University Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center. The article discusses his early career and his work on Lyme beginning in the early 90s and the formation of the Center, a joint effort between then Time for Lyme (now GLA) and the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. and the Columbia Board of Trustees. He discusses persistent Lyme.

His book, Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide , with co-author Jennifer Sotsky, is also featured in the article. LDA has just learned from Dr. Fallon that the book has been selected as a "Winner, 2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title." Choice reviews thousands of books each year using expert unpaid scholars and prepares a list which is used by many academic institutions, large public libraries and others to purchase books for their libraries. Choice is published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Dr. Fallon is a member of the Lyme Disease Association's Scientific & Professional Advisory Board.

HHS Lyme Innovation Meeting Report Released
On November 20, 2018, the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer, CTO, announced a Lyme Innovation initiative which aims to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases through the development of next-gen technologies, interdisciplinary collaborations, and data-driven innovations for tick-borne diseases. LDA President Pat Smith was invited participant by HHS at the first Lyme Innovation DC meeting on December 4, 2018. The meeting brought together 80 individuals from diverse groups to help government solve the problems associated with Lyme disease.

The Center for Open Data Enterprise published a report on the meeting with highlights, recommendations, and actions to take. 

LDA Event Calendar
for May Awareness Events
Throughout the country

by LDAnet Umbrella Groups
NE Ohio Lyme Foundation
3rd Annual Lyme Symposium

Saturday, May 11th
Andover, OH
Lyme Connection's
13th Annual Patient Conference
& Health Fair

Thursday, May 16th
Danbury, CT
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