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Lyme Advocates to Hold Court in Congressional Hearing Room


Washington, DC – WEBWIRE

Speakers include experts from the fields of microbiology, pathology, molecular medicine, integrative medicine, diagnostic testing, patient advocacy and government oversight.

On Thursday May 19, 2016 Lyme patient advocates and advocacy groups will host a forum in a hearing room of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to explore the scientific, economic and policy challenges posed by the epidemic of Lyme disease and associated tick-borne illnesses. The forum will be webcast via Livestream.

Speakers include experts from the fields of microbiology, pathology, molecular medicine, integrative medicine, diagnostic testing, patient advocacy and government oversight. Presentations will highlight leading-edge science and new approaches to diagnostics and treatment that have the potential to save billions of dollars in preventable health care and disability costs. Case studies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention programs for Lyme disease will illustrate the need for more effective oversight and for comprehensive reforms to address the underlying problems and controversies.

Thursday, May 19 36 p.m.
U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

Program
Social and Economic Impacts of Lyme Disease
Allie Cashel, Author of Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial
Bruce Fries, President, Patient Centered Care Advocacy Group
Integrative Medicine for Tick-Borne Diseases
Ronald Stram, MD, Stram Center for Integrative Medicine
Government Oversight and Policy Challenges
Jenna Luche-Thayer, Advisor on Government Accountability
Microbiological Challenges of Tick-Borne Infections
Holly Ahern, MS, MT(ASCP), Associate Professor of Microbiology, SUNY Adirondack
Next Generation Tests for Tick-Borne Diseases
Tammy Crawford, Focus on Lyme (Translational Genomics Research Institute)
Lance A. Liotta, MD PhD, Medical Director Clinical Proteomics Lab, George Mason University (Ceres Nanosciences)
DNA Imaging Confirmation of Borrelia Infection in Seronegative Lyme Patients
Alan B. MacDonald, MD, Dr. Paul H. Duray Research Fellowship Endowment

Host Organizations
Lyme Action Network www.lymeactionnetwork.org
Patient Centered Care Advocacy Group www.facebook.com/PCCGroup

Registration
This event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend, although registration is required. Click here to register. http://conta.cc/1MNzkho

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


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