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.
Prevention Talk at Ridgefield Library
Tick-borne disease prevention expert Dr. Neeta Connally and Master Gardner Tessa O’Regan are teaming up to teach effective strategies for staying safe from ticks. The program will take place at the Ridgefield Library on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Whether you’re a weekend gardener or avid hiker, pet owner or parent, you’ll benefit from hearing the latest research on disease prevention along with landscaping tips for reducing ticks in your yard.
This program covers the complete “tool box” of prevention options and provides the perfect opportunity to ask questions. Everyone will leave with a free tick tweezer … just in case. Dr. Connally is an associate professor of biology and oversees the Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory at Western Connecticut State University
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. No pre-registration is required for this event.
The evening begins at 5:00 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair 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