“Beyond Lyme: Redefining the Future of Tickborne Diseases” is the theme for the 11th Annual Lyme Connection patient conference and health fair scheduled for Thursday evening, May 18 at Western CT State University.
Free and open to the public, the educational event will be held in the beautiful Westside Campus Student Center ballroom. The evening's speakers include Osteopathic Physician Dr. Thomas Moorcroft and Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist Dr. Elena Frid. Dr. Eva Sapi, professor and department chair at the University of New Haven, will receive Lyme Connection’s first “Courage in Research” Award for her studies investigating the different forms of Borrelia burgdorferi, the predominant causative agent of Lyme disease in the United States. No pre-registration is required for this event.
The evening begins at 5:00 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair featuring exhibitors representing tick-control products and services, Lyme-literate practitioners, testing laboratories, and a wide range of manufacturers offering prevention and patient support services. Speaker presentations begin at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude at 9:30 following a question and answer session.
The WestConn Westside Student Center is located at 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This is the 11th annual event Lyme Connection has held at WestConn and marks the 14th year the group has provided education, patient support and advocacy in the Greater Danbury area.
For additional information, visit www. LymeConnection.org or facebook.com/LymeConnection. Event sponsors include: Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, IGeneX, Inc., NutraMedix and Select TCS Tick Control System.