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.
Sixth Annual Professional Conference for Mental Health Practitioners
Physicians, naturopaths and mental health practitioners gathered at the Leir Retreat Center on October 13 to hear the latest information about mental health and tick-borne diseases. Thank you to the day's speakers and event sponsors-- the Leir Foundation and IGeneX Inc.-- for making this professional conference possible.
Pictured ( l. to r.) are Lyme Connection Chair Karen Gaudian, Dr. Elena Frid, Dr. Sheila Statlander, Dr. Robert Bransfield, Dr. Kenneth Liegner and Dr. Sheila Statlander.
11th Annual Lyme Patient Conference
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.
Health Fair: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 P.M. 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.
Event sponsors include: Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, IGeneX, Inc., NutraMedix and Select TCS Tick Control System. Exhibit spaces are still available. Contact Karen Gaudian at RLDTF@concast.net