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August 2019

Alpha gal syndrome seminar, Martinsville, Virginia

August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
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alpha gal syndrome

"Alpha Gal: New Research, New Hope" will be held Saturday, August 24, 8 am to 4 pm, at the New College Institute. Location: 191 Fayette Street, Martinsville, VA, 24112 Scheduled Speakers: Jennifer Platt, CEO Tick Warriors, Co-founder Tick-borne Conditions United “Let’s Talk about Ticks: ID, Protection & Prevention” John Bianchi, VP of Product Development, Revivicor, Inc. “Alpha Gal Is More than a Simple Food Allergy to Beef and Pork” Beth Carrison, Co-founder Tick-borne Conditions United“An Update on Advocacy and Going Forward”…

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Food safety forum (including tick-related issues), Raleigh, NC

August 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Scott Building , NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
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North Carolina Food Safety Forum

The Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum is an event to discuss the future of food safety with the nation’s food safety experts, members and staff of the Congressional delegation, industry leaders, regulators, public health officials, emergency management and academia. It takes place Wednesday, August 28, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm. in the Scott Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, in Raleigh, NC. This year's forum will include an expanded discussion on allergens and the emerging public health impact…

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September 2019

Tick-borne diseases and mental health, ILADS, San Francisco, California

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Francisco Airport Westin Hotel, 1 Old Bayshore Hwy
Millbrae, CA 94030
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ilads definition of chronic lyme

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) will offer its first-ever meeting for medical professionals devoted specifically to mental health issues as they relate to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. It will be held September 7, at the San Francisco Airport Westin in Millbrae, California. (free shuttle buses from SFO). According to the ILADS announcement: “Mental health disorders can be a manifestation of Lyme and other tick-borne disease. Addressing the infection is one part of treatment for the cognitive and emotional symptoms.…

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Stanford School of Medicine TBD conference, Stanford, CA

September 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, 291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
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stanford Lyme disease conference

Bay Area Lyme Foundation is sponsoring the first Stanford University School of Medicine tick-borne disease conference, in conjunction with Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital.   It will be held Sept. 14-15, at the Li Ka Shing Conference Center, 291 Campus Drive, on the Stanford University campus. This is a national conference designed for physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, advanced practice nurses, professional nurses, physician assistants, researchers, and psychologists specializing in Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Complimentary Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Health, Infectious…

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Tackling Ticks: Family Discovery Day, Poughkeepsie, NY

September 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
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Sue Serino, New York state

New York State Senator Sue Serino is hosting an event to help raise awareness of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases among children and families. Tackling Ticks: Family Discovery Day will take place Sunday, Sept. 15, in the Center Court of the Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. The event will feature games, crafts, treats and music, all designed to help children and their guardians learn how to protect themselves while continuing to enjoy outdoor activities in the Hudson…

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LymeDisease2019 Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Congress Centre, 5. května 1640/65
Prague, Czech Republic
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LymeDisease2019, Prague

LymeDisease2019 is an international conference geared both to medical professionals and the patient community. It will be held at Congress Centre in Prague, Sept. 20-21. There is a distinguished lineup of speakers, both from Europe and from the United States. Click here for details.

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LDA/Columbia Annual Scientific Conference, Philadelphia, PA

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Hilton Penn’s Landing, 201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dr. Brian Fallon

The Lyme Disease Association and Columbia University will hold Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: 20th Annual Scientific Update for Clinicians & Researchers, on September 21 & 22, 2019. Venue is Hilton Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA. This conference is designed for medical & health professionals & researchers, but it is also open for registration to the general public. Featured speakers are clinicians and researchers from across the US and other countries. Click here for more information and to register.

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LivLyme Summit, Westminster, Colorado

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

The annual LivLyme Summit is designed to bring scientists, doctors, patients and caregivers together in one room to learn about the latest research, news, and policies pertaining to ticks and tick-borne disease. It will take place Sept. 21-22, at the Westin Hotel and Resort in Westminster, Colorado. The LivLyme Summit provides opportunity to collaborate, learn, and network. This conference is open to the public. Click here for registration.

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Holly Ahern on Lyme disease, Thurman, New York

September 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road
Thurman, NY 12810
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Holly Ahern

The Lyme Action Network and members of the Thurman community will present “What You NEED to Know About Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases” on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road, Thurman, NY. Holly Ahern, associate professor of microbiology at SUNY Adirondack, will present the current research and clinical findings, discussing prevention, the biology of ticks and the diseases they carry, the problems with diagnosis and treatment and what to do when a person is…

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Wendy Adams speaking on Lyme disease, Carmel, California

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carmel Women’s Club, 9th Avenue & San Carlos
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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Wendy Adams, BALF, Lyme disease

Why is Lyme such a polarizing topic? Why are tick-borne diseases on the rise? Why are tick-borne pathogens so difficult to diagnose and treat? And why aren’t we doing more to combat these insidious threats to human health? In this talk, Wendy Adams, research grant director at Bay Area Lyme Foundation, will address these questions, bringing her considerable insight and expertise to bear on an increasingly complex and controversial medical topic. Wendy will be joined by Pebble Beach resident Liz…

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October 2019

“Talking Ticks” panel discussion, Williamstown, Massachusetts

October 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Milne Public Libary, 1095 Main Street
Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267
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talking ticks

An award-winning author of a groundbreaking book on Lyme disease will join a medical expert and an outspoken Lyme patient in an evening of “tick talk.” It takes place Wed., Oct. 2, at Milne Public Library, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Panelists include: — Mary Beth Pfeiffer, award-winning investigative and author of the book: “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.” — Dr. Korey DiRoma, N.D., of the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, in Bennington, Vt.…

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Lyme and TBD Conference, Newton, New Jersey

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sussex County Community College, 1 College Hill Dr
Newton, New Jersey 07860
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Tick Squad Lyme education

The Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center will be the scene for the NWNJ Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. The conference is hosted by the college and the Tick Squad. It will combine medical professionals and academic experts in the field of Lyme and tick- borne diseases. The Tick Squad is a group of citizens who help educate the public about Lyme and other tick-related diseases. The conference’s morning…

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Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons, Los Angeles, CA

October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Regal at LA LIVE, 1000 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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skin deep morgellons movie

The documentary "Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons" will celebrate its World Premiere on October 5th at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles. "Skin Deep" was directed by Emmy-winning editor and filmmaker Pi Ware. The film investigates the fierce controversy surrounding the illness known as Morgellons--a condition linked to Lyme disease. View the trailer for the film at morgellonsmovie.org. World premiere tickets on sale now at awarenessfestival.org

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PANS/PANDAS/AE conference, Arlington, Virginia

October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 VA-110
Arlington, VA 22202
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PANDAS Network proudly invites families and interested public to a full day conference of ten PANS Consortia experts who collectively have seen patients from around the globe for over 20 years. They will discuss current treatment and research trends in PANDAS-PANS-AE. This is an opportunity to create community and friendships on our path to healing. The diagnosis and treatment of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) remain important challenges in pediatric…

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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: bclymegroup@gmail.com

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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 LymeDisease.org, 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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