Mayday 2016, Pt 2

Readers, you may have noticed that this past Thursday I failed to write a post on my blog.

That is because I was downtown D.C. for Mayday 2016!

 

While downtown, I attended the Science Forum, hosted by Lyme Action Network and Patient Centered Care Advocacy Group.lyme action network pic

This Forum explored the scientific, economic and policy related challenges posed by the rapidly growing epidemic of Lyme disease.  

Speakers included:

  • Allie Cashel (author of Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial) allie cashel, suffering the silence
  • Ronald Stram, MD (Stram Center for Integrative Medicine)
  • Jenna Luche-Thayer, Advisor on Government Accountability
  • Holly Ahern, Associate Professor of Microbiology (speaking on Microbiological Challenges of Tick-borne Infections)
  • Tammy Crawford from Focus on Lyme (speaking on next generation tests for tick-borne diseases)
  • Lance Liotta, MD PhD (Medical Director Clinical Proteomics Lab at  George Mason University), also speaking on next generation tests for tick-borne diseases

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The talks were all excellent and especially exciting are the new tests in development for accurately diagnosing Lyme disease. Unfortunately, it was not well-attended by either government representatives or the media. However, a live stream is available for those who are interested:

https://livestream.com/accounts/19315612/LymeForum

A huge thank you to those who hosted this Forum; talks such as the ones presented here are invaluable and greatly appreciated by those of us who continue to suffer from this horrible disease!

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