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October 2019

Mary Beth Pfeiffer on Lyme, New Westminster, British Columbia

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Pizza, 1045 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1C4 Canada
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Mary Beth Pfeiffer, author of "Lyme"

Journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer, the author of "Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change," will speak to BCLyme Support Group, on the outskirts of Vancouver, British Columbia. The event takes at 1045 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC, on October 10, 6-7:30 p.m. Questions, reservations:

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Morgellons European Conference, Augsburg, Germany

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Morgellons conference augsburg

The Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation, in collaboration with the BCA-Clinic, is proud to announce the 2nd Annual European Medical-Scientific Conference on Morgellons Disease, taking place on October 12, 2019 in Augsburg, Germany. The conference is open to patients and the general public. Click here for more information.

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LymeMIND conference, New York City, New York

October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Times Center, 242 W. 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
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LymeMIND conference

LymeMIND presents the 4th Annual Lyme Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine Conference. Proudly supported by The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation: Cohen Lyme and Tickborne Disease Initiative Saturday, October 19th, 2019 (Livestream available for those who can't come in person.) The Times Center, 242 W 41st Street, New York, NY 10036 The day-long program will bring together a collective community of partners dedicated to the fight against Lyme disease. Speakers represent all corners of the Lyme disease community;…

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Congressional Lyme Luncheon Forum & Evening Reception, Washington DC

October 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
center for lyme action

Congressional Luncheon Forum & Evening Reception Hosted by the Center for Lyme Action Luncheon Forum Lyme Disease: Is It an Invisible Epidemic? Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:15 am–1:00 pm, 2043-44 Rayburn House Office Building Opening Remarks by U.S. Representative Anna G. Eshoo (CA) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (NJ) Keynote Video Address by U.S. Senator Susan Collins (ME) Featuring an Expert Panel: Dr. Dan Salkeld, Research Scientist and Tick Expert Dr. Kristen Honey, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heather Hearst, Project Lyme…

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Profiles of Lyme–Poetry, Prose, and Song, Elmira, NY

October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Arts of Elmira, 413 Lake St.
Elmira, NY 14901
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Profiles of Lyme at Community Arts of Elmira led by Matt Guagliardo and Collin McLaughlin. Original poetry, prose and songwriting written and performed by those with Lyme disease or care partners indirectly impacted. Join us for awareness and inspiration. Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7 pm. $5 donation at the door. Community Arts of Elmira 413 Lake St, Elmira, New York 14901

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ILADS annual Fall conference, Boston, MA

October 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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ilads definition of chronic lyme

Please join us for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) 20th Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held on October 31-November 3, 2019, at the Westin Copley Place in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019: PRE-CONFERENCE Lyme Fundamentals- an all day track and preliminary step for the ILADEF Physician Training Program. Exploratory Treatments for Tick-Borne Diseases- an all day track Social – Documentary Movie produced by Pi Ware concerning Morgellons Disease. Guests of registrants are welcome to attend this event.…

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November 2019

Two educational Lyme seminars, Chico, CA

November 7, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade Rd
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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The Lyme Center Chico

The Lyme Center of Chico, California, will present afternoon and evening educational seminars on Thursday, Nov. 7. Latest Diagnostic Testing Methods for Lyme Disease and Co-infections  Presented by: Dr. Jyotsna Shah, President/Lab Director of IGeneX , of Milpitas, CA and Markus Berger, Armin Labs, Germany Afternoon session 12:30 - 2:00 pm Evening session 6:00 - 8:00 pm The Psychological Impacts of Lyme Presented by: Kathleen Steele, LCSW Kathleen has focused her practice on counseling Lyme patients and has first-hand experience of the…

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Central Mass Lyme conference, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

November 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
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central mass lyme conference 2019

The Central Mass Lyme Foundation will host its 4th Lyme disease conference on November 16 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Speakers include Dr. Thomas Moorcroft, Dr. Sheila Statlender, Dr. Stephen Rich, Dorothy Leland of, Gabriella True of the Connecticut PANS/PANDAS Partnership and others. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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“Calling Time on Lyme” Conference, London, UK

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hallum Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street
London, W1T 3DD United Kingdom
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Dr. Carsten Nicolaus

The Lyme Disease Clinic UK, based in London, works closely with the world-renowned BCA Clinic in Germany and the Medical Centre in Prague supporting research, diagnostics and treatment of Lyme Disease and its co-infections. This conference brings together some of the leading medical professionals in the field of tick-borne diseases. It offers a unique day programme where the latest in research, treatment and therapy is shared with medical practitioners and patients in the UK. Speakers will include Dr. Carsten Nicolaus,…

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December 2019

“When Lyme Makes Headlines” panel discussion, New York City, New York

December 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CORE: Club, 66 E. 55th St.
New York, New York 10022
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Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Lyme author

Mary Beth Pfeiffer, award-winning author of "Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change," will moderate a panel discussion with these outstanding writers: Meghan O'Rourke, poet, essayist, Yale University graduate and author of "Why is Lyme so Hard to Understand" (The Atlantic). Holly McGhee, a New York Times bestselling writer and author of "How Learning to Listen (With my Heart) Helped me Help my Son" (The Washington Post). Porochista Khakpour, essayist, and critically acclaimed author of "Sick, A Memoir" (Harper Collins). Pamela…

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Webinar on alpha-gal syndrome–tick-related allergy to meat products

December 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Tick-borne conditions united

WEBINAR - ALPHA-GAL SYNDROME: FROM DIAGNOSIS TO (INGREDIENT) DETECTIVE Tuesday, Dec. 10. 1 pm Eastern Time. Speakers: Beth Carrison, INHC, Jennifer Platt, DrPH and Dr. Tina Merritt, TBC United Board Chairwoman This webinar will provide an overview of Alpha Gal Syndrome (AGS) – the tick-borne condition that upon exposure to galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (“alpha-gal”) renders patients allergic to mammalian meats and the myriad by-products that contain mammalian-derived ingredients (e.g. pharmaceuticals and vaccines). Participants will receive the best available and most current information. They…

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March 2020

Dorothy Leland to discuss ticks and Lyme disease, Lower Lake, California–CANCELLED

March 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Methodist Church Social Hall, 16255 Second Street
Lower Lake, CA 95457
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redbud-audubon society

Dorothy Leland, Vice-president and Communications Director of, will address the monthly meeting of Redbud Audubon Society at 7 pm, March 19. She will discuss matters of concern to people who spend a lot of time outdoors, bird-watching: How to recognize tick habitat, how to protect yourself from ticks, how to recognize early symptoms of tick-borne infections, how to find appropriate medical care when necessary. Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections continue to spread. “The first step towards protecting yourself…

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“Focus on Lyme” patient forum, Scottsdale, AZ–POSTPONED

March 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Montelucia, 4949 E Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 United States
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Focus on Lyme

Focus on Lyme events have been rescheduled to Oct 2-3. Stay tuned for details. Please join Focus on Lyme for our 5th annual Patient Forum Saturday, March 21st Omni Montelucia - Paradise Valley, Arizona 9am-1pm Light Refreshments will be provided $25 Registration Fee Please purchase tickets today! We look forward to your attendance to this very informational forum Scheduled Speakers Tammy Crawford - Founder and Executive Director of Focus On Lyme  Holly Ahern – Scientific Advisor of Focus On Lyme…

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April 2020

Sam’s Spoons’ Tick Talk 2020, Carlisle, PA–CHANGED TO ONLINE

April 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dickinson College’s Stern Center, 208 W Louther St
Carlisle, PA 17013
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sam's spoons

Due to COV-19, we will now host a live ZOOM Tick Talk conference on April 4th. We will provide a link to watch presentations soon. Stay tuned and please share! This free event will be April 4, at Dickinson College's Stern Center, 208 W Louther St, Carlisle, PA 17013. Speakers include Dr. Neil Spector ("Gone in a Heartbeat"); author Kris Newby ("Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons"); Dr. Shannon D. Smith; Dr. Ying Zhang; Andrew Knupp, of…

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Lyme patient conference, Augusta, Maine–CANCELLED

April 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education

Cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.

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Integrative psychiatry & Lyme disease, San Jose, California

April 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chandra & Lari

Bay Area Lyme Foundation's Distinguished Speaker Series features Suruchi Chandra, MD. She  is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in integrative and holistic approaches to challenging medical conditions. Dr. Chandra’s practice focuses on the root causes of Lyme symptoms. She will also discuss the effectiveness of herbal treatment in fighting Lyme disease and its co-infections, and important steps to building resilience to support recovery. Our patient speaker for the evening will be Raeena Lari, who will chronicle her family’s tortuous journey with Lyme disease. The…

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Midwest Lyme Summit, Independence, Missouri

April 25, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Stoney Creek Conference Center, 18011 Bass Pro Drive
Independence, MO 64055
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Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City

The Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City (LAGKC) will host the Midwest Lyme Summit on Saturday, April 25. It takes place at the Stoney Creek Conference Center, 18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Speakers include: Patricia Smith, President of the Lyme Disease Association; Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler; Dr. Joseph Brewer; Dr. Charles Crist; Dr. Christine Andonian; Dr. Roman R. Ganta and attorney Sharon Meyers. Free admission. Click here for more details.

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Lyme disease symposium, Youngstown, Ohio

April 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trinity Fellowship Church,, 4749 South Ave
Youngstown, Ohio 44512
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ne ohio lyme

NE Ohio Lyme Foundation's 4th annual multidisciplinary symposium on Lyme disease will be held Saturday, April 25th, 2020. Location: Trinity Fellowship Church, 4749 South Ave, Youngstown, OH 44512 Tickets are available online and will be available at the door the day of the event. Lunch will be provided. Speakers: Dr. Bea Szantyr from Maine, is a Lyme disease specialist and member of ILADS, and she will share with us her knowledge and years of experience researching and treating Lyme disease. Dr. Szantyr’s…

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May 2020

Morgellons Disease Scientific Conference, Austin, Texas

May 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Austin, 3401 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78741 United States
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Chareles E Holman Foundation, Morgellons

This conference brings physicians, scientists, patients and their supporters together to learn the newest information on diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne disease with an emphasis on Morgellons, a skin manifestation occurring in 6% of patients with Lyme disease. New research will be presented. The conference will include a screening of the award winning documentary film: Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons. May 2-3, 8:30 am to 5 pm Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3401 S IH-35, Austin, Texas. For more information.

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Horowitz speaking at patient conference & health fair, Danbury, CT

May 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr. Richard Horowitz

Lyme Connection’s 14th Annual Patient Conference and Health Fair will be Friday, May 15, at Western Connecticut State University’s Westside Campus Student Center. Dr. Richard Horowitz will be keynote speaker. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., giving attendees time to visit the Lyme-focused health fair. See tick-control products, Lyme-literate practitioners, testing laboratories and a wide range of manufacturers offering prevention and patient support services. The evening program begins at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Click here…

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May 2021

Virtual Tick Talk: Lyme disease 101 with Dr. Bea Szantyr on May 4

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Bea Szantyr

The Belfast Free Library in Belfast, Maine, will host a virtual tick talk with Dr. Bea Szantyr on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. This presentation, Lyme Disease 101 will cover the essentials of prevention and early recognition of Lyme disease. To register for the Zoom link please visit the library's website to find the link. Spring has sprung! And with warmer temperatures come more opportunities for close encounters – with TICKS! Do you know how to avoid tick…

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Library talk: Lyme disease in Wisconsin, May 4

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From the Oregon Public Library, in Oregon, Wisconsin For adults held via Zoom. Registration required. May 4, 7 pm (Central Daylight Time). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average number of cases of Lyme disease has more than doubled over the last decade. In this presentation, learn from Alicia Cashman from Madison Lyme Support Group about Lyme disease, how to protect you and your family, what common symptoms are, and what to do if you have symptoms. If you have questions…

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Online reading of Lyme play “The Great Imitator,” May 6

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online reading of the latest draft of The Great Imitator, formerly known as In the Lymelight Monologues. May 6, 5 pm to 6:30 pm EDT. (2 pm to 3:30 pm PDT). ABOUT THE PLAY: Raising awareness for Lyme disease with a blend of documentary theatre and imaginative departures from reality. Written by Patricia Cosulich, who spent eight years fighting for her own diagnosis, this play is inspired by lived experience and a series of interviews with patients, doctors, loved ones,…

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Preventing Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, Dr. Chesney, May 6

May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Dr. Alex Chesney book

ILADS offers a special virtual presentation from Dr. Alexis Chesney on the prevention of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases on May 6 at 7 PM EDT. Dr. Alexis Chesney will discuss: Various tick species found in North America and how to identify them Strategies for preventing tick bites Six steps to take after you've been bitten by a tick All webinar registrants will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Dr. Chesney's book Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne…

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Southern Tier/Bingham University, 2 web events, May 6 and 13

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Southern Tier Lyme Support and Binghamton University are proud to present a two-evening web-based event that explores the latest information on Lyme and other tick-borne disease. There will be a Q&A following each talk. May 6, 7:00 pm EDT CONFRONTING CHRONIC LYME Stephen Phillips, MD & Dana Parish Our first webinar session (May 6, 7:00 pm EDT) will feature renowned physician Dr. Steven Phillips and singer/songwriter Dana Parish.  Their recently released book, Chronic, has been described as “…a fascinating, superbly…

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