Lyme Disease Association Archives: 2006
LDA & Texas LDA Reaffirm
Affiliation in Philadelphia
LDA President Pat Smith (L) with newly inducted Texas Lyme Disease Association President Donna Reagan (R) at the 7th Annual Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases Conference in Philadelphia, October 20, 2006. Texas LDA was reaffirming its affiliation agreement with the national LDA. The newly reorganized TLDA is "Working to Give Lyme the Boot."
Federal Employees: LDA CFC Eligible
The LDA has been found eligible for inclusion on the 2006 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) National list. Each year, federal employees can contribute to charities that meet the requirements of the CFC. The LDA’s CFC identification for donors is #9351. See your federal employer for details. Check the CFC website at:
you for your donation!
Patients to Protest Lyme Disease Guidelines at Westchester Medical Center
Hundreds of patients from throughout the country will rally outside Westchester Medical Center/NY Medical College in Valhalla, NY, from 12pm to 3pm today, to protest the latest Infectious Diseases Society of America
(IDSA) guidelines for Lyme disease. Read Pat
Smith's speech. View
Cameron article presented at LDA 2006 Philadelphia conference now published
Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH, New York, ILADS Board of Directors' member, presented his peer review article
"Generalizability in two clinical trials of Lyme disease," (then in press) at the Lyme Disease Association's 8th annual medical conference,
Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Seeking Answers through Science, on October 20, 2006 in Philadelphia. Now published in
Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations, it is available for all to read."
Andy Holzman, Manchester (VT) Rotary Board Member, presents check of proceeds
from Gear Up for Lyme Uphill Bike Climb up Mt. Equinox to Lyme Disease
Association President Pat Smith (L) at the 7th annual Lyme & Other
Tick-Borne Diseases conference in Philadelphia, October 20, 2006. On stage
also are Time for Lyme (TFL) President Diane Blanchard and Dr. Brian Fallon
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. LDA and TFL
are working to open an endowed research center at Columbia for chronic Lyme
disease, and LDA announced at this time that there is only $100,000 left to
reach the $3 million goal. The Rotary has hosted the bike climb for three
years now splitting proceeds between LDA and charities of the Rotary.
Disease Association President Pat Smith presents a plaque to retiring Dr.
Joseph Burrascano, Jr. on behalf of LDA, all its chapters, affiliates,
Lyme Rights Protest
Let your voice be heard on the IDSA Guidelines issue!
Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College
November 30, 2006 12-3PM
Go to www.LymeNews.org for details
LDA & Columbia University Present Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Seeking Answers through Science (8.75CMEs)
October 20, 2006
Day Lyme Conference!
- Inside Brochure
- Outside Agenda
Lyme Disease Association / Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Lyme Conference
For physicians & health care providers. The public is invited to attend.
Friday, October 20, 2006 7:30-am-6:40pm
LDA's 7th Annual Conference: Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Seeking Answers Through Science.
Jointly sponsored by The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons & The Lyme Disease Association, CME's awarded
International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society Lyme Scientific Session
Open to ILADS members & to all medical doctors.
October 21 & 22, 2006, Crowne Plaza
Follows the LDA conference (requires separate registration)
Lyme Disease Association, Inc. Announcement September 18, 2006
The national Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is pleased to announce that WPLJ (95.5 FM), Manhattan, will be doing an interview on Lyme disease with Pat Smith, LDA President, on Tuesday, September 19, from 5-5:30pm. The interview with host Rocky Allen will be followed by an on air auction from 5:30-6:30PM. Proceeds of the auction will go to the Lyme Disease Association to be used toward the establishment of the Endowed Chronic Lyme Disease Research Center at Columbia
University─a joint project of the Lyme Disease Association and Time for Lyme, its Connecticut affiliate.
Additionally, Thursday, September 21, WPLJ’s Rocky Allen will be broadcasting his show live from 3-7PM at the Hard Rock Café, Times Square. LDA has a limited number of tickets still available for sale for the program at $100 each, the proceeds going to LDA to be used toward the Columbia Center.
Visit www.LymeDiseaseAssociation.org for details on ticket ordering and
visit www.wplj.com for the all-star lineup for the Thursday show at Hard Rock Café.
LDA and WPLJ at Hard Rock
Café. Thanks Rocky & PLJ!
DJ Rocky Allen from WPLJ and Lyme Disease Association President, Pat Smith, at the Hard Rock
Café in Times Square, September 21. Rocky broadcast his Second Annual First Anniversary Show, and Ms. Smith and LDA Vice
President for Technology, Corey Lakin, attended as guests of PLJ. LDA also had a staffed information table at the
Café. Earlier that week, PLJ did a live on-air benefit auction for LDA and also donated tickets for LDA to sell for the
Anniversary Show. All proceeds raised for the LDA are going to the endowed Columbia Chronic Lyme Disease Resource Center, a project of LDA and Time for Lyme, its Connecticut affiliate.
2nd First Annual Rocky Allen Showgram Anniversary Show
September 21st LIVE From the Hard Rock
Café, Times Square
LDA WILL BE THERE. WILL YOU?
Host Rocky Allen from WPLJ 95.5 radio in NY is having a party and LDA is invited. You are, too. LDA has 20 tickets to the Anniversary bash on Thursday, September 21. You can purchase the tickets directly from the LDA. The show will be broadcast live from 3-7pm from the Hard Rock Café. Live music, live comedy, special guests, and some of the Showgram antics you love done LIVE, special for the show. All studio audience members will have the chance to win prizes EVERY HOUR during the show. Tickets are $100 each, with ticket sales to benefit the Lyme Disease Association. Remember, only 20 tickets are available for sale. No other tickets will be sold, but tickets may be won through
WPLJ. See details of the event on http://www.wplj.com/home.asp.
Lyme Disease & You
Friday, August 4, 2006 7:30pm. Burr & Burton Academy Manchester, Vermont
Featured speakers: Dr. Brian Fallon; Dr. Richard Horowitz; Dr. Steven
Phillips; and Pat Smith, LDA President.
For details call Rev. Claire North: (802) 375 6064 or go to
Gear Up for Lyme
Saturday, August 5, 2006. Mt. Equinox, Vermont
The Manchester VT Rotary is sponsoring its annual Gear Up for Lyme Bike Climb up Mt. Equinox. Each year, the Manchester Rotary sponsors this event and donates half of the monies to the Lyme Disease Association to be used toward the proposed Columbia research center and half toward its own local charities. LDA President Pat Smith will briefly speak to the riders
at the "After the Race" awards ceremony and barbecue.
LDA Gutherie (PA) & Corning (NY) Grand
Rounds & CME Presentation
LDA sponsored forum
in Wolfeboro, NH, April 28
Dr Joseph Jemsek (center) of the Jemsek Clinic, Huntersville, was a speaker at the North Carolina Lyme disease forum co-sponsored by the North Carolina Lyme Disease Association (President, Dr. Beth Jordan - L) and the national Lyme Disease Association (President, Pat Smith - R) The photo was taken at Dr. Jordan's Duraleigh Animal Hospital in Raleigh.
Hall & Oates Cancels NH Labor Day Concert Due to
Daryl Hall's Lyme Disease
Daryl Fights Back. Thank you,
Daryl Hall now has Lyme disease and he is trying to help the Lyme cause by
promoting Lyme disease awareness. Go to
http://www.hallandoates.com/ and click on Links, then For more
information of Lyme disease, then Daryl's Ticknology page. Thanks
Daryl, for joining our efforts to fight this debilitating disease. Together,
we can find the answers.
Lyme Disease: An Emerging
Lyme Disease Association Southeastern Pennsylvania and the national LDA present "Lyme Disease: An Emerging Epidemic", Saturday, June 10 at Garnet Valley Middle School, Glen Mills, PA.
Dr Ann Corson, Medical and Social Impacts of Lyme Disease; Dr Harvey
Kliman, President LDASEPA, Lyme Disease in SE PA; Ed Tate, DEET Education Program,
How to Properly Apply Repellent; and Pat Smith, President, LDA,
National Overview. Admission is free.
Lyme Rights Rally
Patients have organized a Lyme Rights Rally Gain to gain recognition for this national health crisis, support physicians, and support Lyme literate physicians. Friday, June 2, 2006, 1-3 pm, State Capitol Building, Hartford, CT. Guest Speakers: Connecticut Attorney General Richard
Blumenthal; Joseph Burrascano, MD; Brooke Landau from E! Entertainment; Sandy
Berenbaum; Pat Smith, LDA President. For more information: email@example.com.
Lyme Disease Lecture May 22, 2006
The Newtown Rotary Club (CT) invites you to attend an informational lecture on
Lyme disease, Monday, May 22, 2006, 7-9 pm. Doors open at 6 pm, Speakers start
at 7 pm. The Fireside Inn, 123 South Main St., Newtown, CT. Admission is
FREE and open to the public. Speakers: Richard Horowitz, M.D., President-Elect
for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, Inc.(ILADS); Pat
Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association Inc.
On Friday, April 28, 2006, Kingswood Regional High School, South Main
Wolfeboro, NH, the Lyme Disease Association presents a free Lyme Disease
forum featuring Don McNeel M.D., Seacoast Lyme Center, “Lyme
Disease: The Basics"; Richard Horowitz, MD, President-Elect,
ILADS, "Lyme Disease and Associated Tick-Borne Disorders: Diagnosis and
Treatment Options"; Leon Hecht, N.D., North Coast Family Health,
"Lyme Disease—Treating the Whole Disease with Natural Medicines": Dr.
Kevin Young, Plymouth, NH--Testimonial; Ed Tate, The DEET
Education Program, "How to Properly Apply Repellent" and Pat Smith,
President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc., “National Overview
of Lyme Disease Issues.”
Doctors speak at All
Lyme conference in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Benefit Concert For LymeAid 4 Kids
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The Owl Mag, who's who in Bay area music, is sponsoring a benefit concert for
LDA's LymeAid 4 Kids on April 8, 2006 at Studio Z in San Francisco, featuring
Saoco, Bucho, Sila, and the Afro Funk Experience with the Matt Berkeley Trio.
It is supported by IGenex Labs.
The Lyme Disease Association and the North Carolina Lyme Disease
Foundation Present: Lyme Disease Seminar in Raleigh, NC at the
North Raleigh Hilton, Wake Forest Road (turns into Falls of Neuse later),
Saturday, March 25th, 2006,1PM-5PM. Speakers: Joseph G. Jemsek, MD,
Jemsek Clinic, Huntersville, NC; John Pittman, MD, Carolina Center
for Integrative Medicine, Raleigh, NC; Pat Smith, President, Lyme
Disease Association; Susan Little, Executive Director, DEET
Education Program; & Judi Anderson DEET Education Program
(President, Kroeger Associates, Inc.). The event is partially supported by
an education grant from the DEET Education Program. Free admission
includes refreshments, information and a Question and Answer session. Open
to the public. Contact
Lyme Disease Symposium - Free and open to the public March 25, 2006,
8:00 AM-4:30 PM Co-sponsored by: Mid-Shore Lyme Disease Association, Inc.,
Chesapeake College and University of Maryland Cooperative Extension
Service. Supported by an educational grant from the Lyme Disease
Association, Inc. Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College,
Maryland Historic Wye Mills on Routes 50 and 213, 1000 College Drive, Wye
Mills, Maryland (Queenstown, MD 21658). Speakers: Dr. Joseph Burrascano,
Dr. Charles Ray Jones, Dr. Ritchie C. Shoemaker, Dr. Robert Ding, Dr. John
Fish, US Representative Wayne Gilchrest's Chief of Staff -Tony
Caligiuri, & Bayer Environmental Group. Registration is
required. CMEs are pending. Contact Linda Reilly 410 822 3164 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for information.