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Tick-Borne Diseases: A Public Health Crisis

Tune-in to the TBDA Forum

A Special Invitation
Tick-Borne Diseases: A Public Health Crisis

Join Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), and Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher for a unique forum aimed at increasing public awareness about the impact of tick-borne diseases, including Lyme, on people suffering with these devastating diseases as well as the very real threat they pose to the general public nationwide. Special guest Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a leader in the fight against tick-borne diseases, will also participate.

March 11, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.

Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY A satellite forum will be held at Ulster Community College in Stone Ridge, New York. The Forum will also be available via live-stream at tbdalliance.org

Participants:

  • Dr. Brian Fallon, Director, Center for Neuroinflammatory Disorders and Biobehavioral Medicine; Director, Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, Columbia University
  • Dr. Roy Gulick, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell Medical College; Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City
  • Dr. David Leiby, Head of Transmissible Diseases, American Red Cross
  • John McPherson, nationally syndicated cartoonist, creator of the “Close to Home” comic, patient advocate
  • Dr. Richard Ostfeld, Senior Scientist and Disease Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
  • David Roth, Co-Chairman, Tick-Borne Disease Alliance

Invitation nontransferable.

Please arrive promptly.

There is no cost to attend the forum, but seating is limited.

Please RSVP via email to tbdaforum@tbdalliance.org

Please include organization affiliation with your RSVP, if applicable.

Join us via live-stream this Monday, March 11 at 10:45 a.m. for a special forum to discuss the impact of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

TBDA is pleased to join with U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) as well as Weill Cornell Medical College to host the forum, which aims to raise awareness and build support in the fight against the silent epidemic of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

A satellite hearing will also be held at Ulster Community College in Stone Ridge, New York.

The forum will include a panel of doctors, experts, and patients who will offer their insight in ways to combat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases:

  • Dr. Brian Fallon, Director of the Center for Neuroinflammatory Disorders and Biobehavioral Medicine; Director of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, Columbia University
  • Dr. Roy Gulick, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell Medical College; Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City
  • Dr. David Leiby, Head of Transmissible Diseases at American Red Cross
  • John McPherson, nationally syndicated cartoonist, Creator of the "Close to Home" comic, patient advocate
  • Dr. Richard Ostfeld, Disease Ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Be sure to visit tbdalliance.org Monday morning after 10am for a link to the live-stream. We look forward to this exciting opportunity to build support in the fight against tick-borne diseases, including Lyme!

Judith Weeg, President LDUC
Office: 800-311-7518
Fax: 888-746-3810
E-mail: Lymeinfo@LDUC.org


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