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Lyme Disease: Research, Treatment, and the Path Forward

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST
121 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 

Please join the Lyme Disease Caucus for a briefing to recognize Lyme Disease Awareness Month and the current issues surrounding Lyme Disease and other Tick-Borne Diseases. 

The briefing will feature a diverse set of panelists, who will provide expertise on Lyme Disease as well as paths forward to help the patients currently suffering from Lyme disease; the more than 300,000 Americans who will be diagnosed with Lyme just this year alone; and the hundreds of thousands who are unknowingly suffering from Lyme due to misdiagnosis or lack of clear symptoms.

Panelists:
Patricia V. Smith – President, Lyme Disease Association & Member, HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group
Paul Mead, MD – Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Kristen Honey – Former Vice Chair, HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group
Holiday & Olivia Goodreau – Executive Director & Founder, LivLyme Foundation

Brian Fallon, MD – Director, Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, Columbia University

Please RSVP here, or contact Monica Herman in Rep. Chris Smith’s office at Monica.Herman@mail.house.gov.