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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease in Our Area

Date/Time

Sep 25, 2013

Description

The second annual Lyme Research Alliance Lyme (LRA) cocktail reception and briefing by Lyme disease experts will be held at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains on Wednesday evening, September 25th and entitled What You Need To Know About Lyme Disease. The evening will equip Fairfield County and Westchester residents with the knowledge and tools to fight back against the silent epidemic of tick-borne disease, through understanding the basics of prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The format will be a cocktail reception, followed by a 30-minute briefing by two front-line experts on Lyme disease, followed by an open Q&A period. There will be ample time for questions and opportunities for one-on-one time exchanges with our speakers. The suggested donation at the door is $25.

Speakers are:

-Dr. Kenneth Liegner is a Board Certified Internist with additional training in Pathology and Critical Care Medicine. He has been actively involved in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and related disorders since 1988. Dr. Liegner has published articles on Lyme disease in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented at national and international conferences on Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. Dr. Liegner will discuss Lyme from a clinician’s perspective and outline the common-sense steps that every family can take to avoid, and if necessary recognize and treat tick bites and Lyme disease.

- Kim Lewis, Ph.D, is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Antimicrobial Discovery Center at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Dr. Lewis leads a team researching the dynamics of “persister” Lyme bacteria that evade and survive antibiotic treatment. Dr. Lewis will discuss the future of Lyme medicine and what new treatments Lyme sufferers can expect to see coming out of the research lab in the near future.

About LRA: Stamford, CT-based Lyme Research Alliance is the nation’s largest non-profit funder of university-level research into Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Among many milestones, LRA provided the primary funding to endow the Columbia University Medical Center Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center in 2007, the first of its kind. Website at: www.LymeResearchAlliance.org

Cost

$25.00 (suggested donation)

Location

View map Mercedes of White Plains
50 Bank Street
White Plains, CT

Additional Information

Sponsor

Lyme Research Alliance

Phone

(203) 448-8801

Contact name

Peter Wild

Contact email

pwild@LymeResearchAlliance.org

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