Welcome to Lyme Connection
Lyme Connection represents patients, family members, practitioners, researchers and community members committed to ending the suffering caused by tick-borne diseases. We educate the community about prevention and early diagnosis and support patients.
Our goal is to connect patients with compassionate care, helpful services and fellow patients. We offer the encouragement and validation needed to make it through what is often a daunting challenge.
Come join us.
The Lyme Times is now available in digital format. Be sure to sign up on the LymeDisease.org website.
Lymethriving Connecticut Retreat
The next Lyme Thriving retreat for anyone dealing with chronic illness is scheduled for March 24 to 26 in Litchfield, Connecticut.Read more about upcoming Lyme Thriving patient support programs HERE.
Circle May 18 on Your Calendar
The 11th Annual Lyme Connection Patient Conference and Health Fair -- Beyond Lyme: Redefining the Future of Tickborne Diseases-- is set for Thursday evening, May 18. The free event will once again be held at Western Connecticut State University in the Westside Campus student center ballroom. Featured speakers include Dr. Tom Moorcroft, Dr. Elena Frid and Dr. Eva Sapi, experts in tick-borne disease treatment and research. The conference will include a health fair with exhibitors offering related services and products. Over 350 patients from 12 states and Canada attended the 2016 conference.The health fair begins at 5 p.m. and speakers at 7 p.m. No pre-registration is required.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 2:00 pm - Sunday, March 26, 2017 11:00 am
Support Groups are canceled when Ridgefield Schools or after-school activities are canceled due to inclement weather. Click HERE for info.
Lyme Madness Author Coming in May
Join us on May 2 for the Ridgefield Library and Lyme Connection's special evening presentation with Lyme Madness author Lori Dennis. Lyme Madness: Rescuing My Son Down The Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease, now available on Amazon, chronicles the author’s and her adult son’s medical odyssey and provides a platform for the many voices of chronic Lyme sufferers and their loved ones. Click HERE for event details and free registration.
In the News...
Former U.S. Sen. Hagan recovering from encephalitis caused by rare tick virus: The Charlotte ObserverPosted on 02/16/2017
- Posted on 02/15/2017
- Posted on 02/09/2017
UTSA Today:UTSA professor Janakiram Seshu receives grant to study how Lyme disease bacteria survive in ticks and mammalian hostsPosted on 02/09/2017