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Lyme Disease Conference, May 4, 2019 Report Southern Tier Lyme Support Inc. (hereafter, STLS) and Binghamton University (hereafter BU) co-hosted our fifth annual Lyme disease conference on May 4, 2019. Pre Conference Activities Last year, in Broome County, Lyme disease diagnoses jumped 36%. Over the previous five years, Lyme diagnoses increased 525%. Given these numbers,…

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The NIH is developing a strategic plan to advance tickborne disease (TBD) research and development over the next five years and beyond.  This Request for Information (RFI) invited comments and suggestions on the tickborne diseases (TBD) research priorities NIH should continue or adopt over the coming years. The deadline for submission was March 13, 2019. …

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In November, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Education Foundation welcomed officers and directors for the 2018 term. Dr. Ronald Wilson, who served as secretary over the last term, became our new president. Dr. Wilson brings not only his decades of experience as a physician, but also his personal experience of a family impacted by Lyme…

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In November 2017, the US Department of Health  & Human Services (HHS) appointed members to its Tick-Borne Disease (TBD) Working Group, just before its first official meeting in December. In its inaugural iteration, ILADS is pleased to announce that two of the group’s seven public members are current or former members of  ILADS and its…

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ILADS is pleased to welcome its 2018 directors, including President Leo Shea III, PhD. Dr. Shea serves as an associate professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Rusk Institute of New York University-Langone Medical Center, and as president of Neuropsychological Evaluation and Treatment Service where he focuses on tick-borne diseases, traumatic brain injury, chronic illness and trauma.…

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