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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.

Pro Golfer Jimmy Walker and Wife Erin Advocate for Lyme Awareness

PGA TOUR player and major winner Jimmy Walker has turned the corner in his battle against Lyme disease. Unfortunately, his wife’s Erin's battle is just beginning. Erin tells the story of her family's ongoing Lyme disease struggles in heartfelt posts on her blog-- tourwifetravels. The couple is pictured with their sons McLain and Beckett.

INFECTIONS AND THE BRAIN: Essentials for Mental Health and Health Care Practitioners

Friday, October 13, 2017
Location: Leir Retreat Center, Ridgefield, CT
Description: 2017 Mental Health Conference

INFECTIONS AND THE BRAIN: Essentials for Mental Health and Health Care Practitioners

Professional Conference: Open to psychiatrists, therapists, social workers and other mental health and medical practitioners only.

Friday, October 13, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Leir Retreat Center, Ridgefield, CT

Please join us for Lyme Connection’s 6th annual conference for Mental Health professionals. Tick-borne infections such as Lyme disease, Bartonella, and Babesia, and other infections such as Strep often disrupt brain function and negatively impact emotion, behavior and cognitive functioning. Speakers will discuss mechanisms of brain involvement, infection-induced autoimmune encephalopathy, the role of psychoimmunology, symptom presentation, and diagnostic and treatment considerations.

There is no charge for this full day event thanks to the generous support of the Leir Charitable Foundations and the Leir Retreat Center. Due to limited seating, registration is required and will be taken on first come, first served basis.
Registration will start at 8:30 am; presentation will start promptly at 9 am.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW, BCD
Robert C. Bransfield, MD
Elena Frid, MD
Charles Ray Jones, MD
Judith G. Leventhal, PhD
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
Sheila M. Statlender, PhD

To register, print and fax the form below (Related Links-Registration Form) to Karen Gaudian, Chair Lyme Connection
203.431.2311 or email to

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