Worcester, Mass – The Central Mass Lyme Foundation will host its 2nd Lyme Disease Conference on May 21. This event will explore the complexities of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and include presentations by experts in primary care, research, testing, psychology and legislation.
Date: Saturday, May 21, Registration: 8:30 AM Conference: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester MA 01605
Tickets: In Advance – $10.00, at the door – $20.00
The purpose of the Central Mass Lyme Conference and the Central Mass Lyme Foundation is to raise awareness, educate, teach prevention and provide support in local communities.
The conference will strive to answer many questions:
- What is Lyme disease?
- What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?
- Where can I obtain proper testing?
- How can I protect myself and my family from contracting Lyme disease?
- How do I receive treatment?
- What can I do to help raise awareness about Lyme disease?
Dr. Charles Ray Jones, keynote speaker, is one of the world’s leading pediatric specialists, having treated over 15,000 children and adolescents suffering from Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses and is featured in the film “Under Our Skin.”
Dr. Stephen Phillips is a board certified, Yale-trained physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. An internationally known physician/researcher who has treated Lyme patients from over 20 countries, he is the past president of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) and is well-published in medical literature and often provides testimony.
Bob Giguere represents IGeneX, a leading reference laboratory specializing in state-of-the-art clinical and research testing for Lyme disease and associate tick-borne diseases. He received molecular biology training at David Botstein’s laboratory at MIT and is a frequent speaker to medical providers and patient support groups on Lyme and co-infection testing.
“Our inaugural conference last March sent a powerful message out to our medical community that we need to raise more awareness to the seriousness of Lyme disease,” said Michele Miller, Co-Founder of the Central Mass Lyme Foundation. Nearly 500 attendees from 9 states—many in wheelchairs and walkers—braved inclement weather to hear presentations from Lyme literate medical professionals as well as experts who offered alternative treatment options. “Unfortunately most treatment for Lyme is not covered by insurance. Many go broke to get well. This is why we felt the need for our foundation to have this event and keep ticket prices affordable. Our conference is also open to anyone who wants to learn more about Lyme disease, and we welcome medical professionals to be open to the topic.”
Lyme disease is a worldwide health issue with a 10% higher incidence in the New England area. Know the truth about how you can protect yourself and your family.