Focusing on the Lyme Epidemic
May 02, 2016 02:39AM
Kenneth B. Liegner
Lyme Epidemic: Shining a Light on the Path Forward is the theme for the 10th Annual Lyme Connection patient conference and health fair scheduled for May 19 at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU). Free and open to the public, the educational event will be held in the Westside Student Center Ballroom. The evening’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner, a Lyme disease expert and the author of the recently published book, In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease. Pediatrician and Lyme disease specialist Dr. Charles Ray Jones will receive the group’s first Courage in Patient Care Award. No registration is required for this event.
The evening begins at 5pm with a Lyme-focused health fair featuring tick control products and services, Lyme-literate practitioners, testing laboratories, and a wide range of manufacturers representing the latest developments in prevention and patient support services. Speaker presentations begin at 7pm and will conclude at 9:30pm following a question and answer session.
This is the 10th annual event Lyme Connection (formerly known as the Ridgefield Lyme Disease Task Force) has held at WCSU and marks the 13th year the group has provided education, patient support and advocacy in the Greater Danbury area.
Event sponsors include BugBeWear.com, Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, IGeneX, Inc., NutraMedix, Patient Care America, Select TCS Tick Control System and Smart Revenue.