Archive for May, 2012

Tick-Borne Disease Symposium In Saratoga NY Itinerary and LIVE STREAMING INFO

// May 20th, 2012 // 2 Comments » // Lyme Media, LymeBites Blog

Schedule ~  Please note that all times are approximate
Arthur Zankel Music Center
9:00              Morning Session Opens Christina T. Fisk, Co-Chair Organizing Committee
Welcome to LymeNEXT Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th Congressional District, NY
9:15                Keynote Address
Into the Woods: The Patient Journey through Lyme Disease
Pamela Weintraub, Executive Editor, Discover Magazine and author of Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic
10:00          The Scope and Economic Burden of Lyme Disease
An Epidemic of Lyme Disease?  Holly Ahern
The Economic Impact and Burden of Lyme Disease   Lorraine Johnson
11:00             Break
11:15            A Diagnosis that Fits the Disease – Multiple Chronic Infectious Disease Syndrome (MCIDS)    Richard I. Horowitz, MD
Noon                 Lunch Break
An optional one-price ($10) dining option is available for Forum attendees. Lunch will be held in the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall on the Skidmore Campus. See program for menu.
1:20                Afternoon Session Opens    Christina T. Fisk, Co-Chair Organizing Committee
1:30            Protecting Physicians who Treat Lyme Disease   Daniel Cameron, MD
2:00              Preventing Transfusion-Transmitted Babesiosis   David Leiby, PhD
2:30               Break
2:45            New Methods for Lyme and TBD Detection    Ahmed Kilani, PhD
3:15             A “Manhattan Project” for Lyme Disease    Kenneth Liegner, MD
4:00               Closing Remarks    Congressman Chris Gibson
A Forum on Tick-Borne Diseases – What’s NEXT?
Skidmore College  Saratoga Springs, New York
May 21, 2012
Honorary Chairman: Congressman Chris Gibson

Honorary Chairman Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-20) and the LymeNext Organizing Committee invite all individuals, communities, organizations, or enterprises with interests pertaining to Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases to join the Congressman for a unique public forum he will be hosting in the Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, on May 21, 2012 from 8:00 am to 5:00pm.

The Lyme Next Forum will be broadcast live over the Internet this Monday starting at 9:00 am.  The website you need to go to is:
A link to this and detailed information is also available at the Lyme Forum website:

Raise Awareness!

// May 15th, 2012 // 1 Comment » // LymeBites Blog, May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. If you’ve not yet seen it, please view UNDER OUR SKIN. This documentary shows the truth about Lyme disease. See it, recommend it, pass along your copy! You can also view the public service announcements linked to our website. Very informative.  And we are still taking Messages of Hope.  To submit yours, please contact

Messages of Hope – Update

// May 8th, 2012 // 1 Comment » // LymeBites Blog, Lymie Support, May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Thanks to so many people for your wonderful messages of hope and for your enthusiasm for the LymeBites Messages of Hope video. While we were intending to roll it out today, we’ve had some unforeseen issues arise and will have to delay the launch briefly. Thank you for your patience. In the meantime, if anyone has any messages they would like to add, please send them to! Thank you.

Ginger and the LymeBites Team