LYME DISEASE ASSOCIATION
EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND, INC.
Next Meeting Details and Other Information
Regular Monthly Meeting: May 21, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
Greater Salisbury Building
200 Camden Street, Downtown Salisbury, MD 21801 Google Map ==>
Program: . We will be viewing a DVD of a very good, very informative presentation given by Dr. Steven Harris at the 2010 conference hosted by the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society ("ILADS"). Dr. Harris has been treating Lyme patients for many years and has gained extensive knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases. His presentation provides an extensive overview of diagnostic techniques, including specific symptoms of the various organisms that can be contributing to the disease process, such as co-infections, viruses, mold, parasites, etc.; testing and what tests he performs to determine if a patients has tick-borne diseases; how he treats Lyme, including when to treat aggressively and when to back off treatment; and he gives a detailed review of many of the individual antibiotics that are commonly used in the treatment of tick-borne diseases.
The detailed discussion of the antibiotics used in the treatment of Lyme disease is particularly good for Lyme patients to hear, so that you can be a better advocate for yourself. Much of Dr. Harris' talk contains information that will help Lyme patients take a more proactive role in their Lyme treatment. The presentation runs about 50 minutes.
Following the presentation, we will discuss any topics that attendees want to bring up, followed by Lyme-friendly refreshments. We hope you will be able to attend this informative presentation.
Please call 410-726-4573 if you have any questions or if you need any additional information.
NEW QUARTERLY MEETINGS IN DELAWARE: In an effort to better serve the folks living in Worcester and Sussex Counties, we will begin hosting quarterly meetings in Selbyville, Delaware at the Peninsula Community Church. We chose Selbyville for its central location to Ocean Pines and Ocean City, Maryland, as well as the Delaware beaches and Millsboro, Delaware. Our first meeting will be a Lyme primer – we’ll be using a presentation that we give to community organizations. It’s a great overview of Lyme disease, the co-infections, the controversy, and prevention. Our first meeting will be held:
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Peninsula Community Church
28574 Cypress Road (Route 54)
Selbyville, Delaware Map
For more information, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marilyn Williams at 410-726-4573.
Directions From Route 13 to the Greater Salisbury Building,
- Head west on Main Street.
- When you come to the Plaza, turn left onto Division Street.
- Take the very next right onto Camden Street.
address is 200 Camden Street, Salisbury, MD 21801 (for GPS)
Google Map ==>
The Greater Salisbury Building is on the right-hand side of the street, between the Plaza Building and WMDT-TV building. The entrance is recessed a little from the sidewalk.
REMEMBER - DO A TICK CHECK !!
An interesting resource is now available from the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Recently, a discussion forum was held by a public radio station located in San Francisco. Present at the forum were Pamela Weintraub, author of the book "Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic" and Kris Newby, senior producer for the new documentary about Lyme Disease entitled, "Under Our Skin". These two women are joined later in the broadcast by Dr. Eugene Shapiro, one of the doctors who served on the IDSA's Board - developers of the Lyme guidelines which have been the center of great debate.
The discussion is mediated by KQED radio, and the discussions with Pam Weintraub and Kris Newby are very informative. Later, when Dr. Shapiro joins the group, the listener can hear first hand the flip side of the argument over whether chronic Lyme exists. Dr. Shapiro discusses research used in the IDSA's guidelines, and the Board's belief that anyone suffering from Lyme disease after the prescribed two weeks of antibiotics has "post-Lyme syndrome" and not an active Lyme infection.
CD's of this 52-minute panel discussion and face-off are now available through the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland at a cost of $6 each. Copies will be available at this coming Monday's monthly meeting, and they can also be picked up from PAm Andrews or Marilyn Williams by calling 410-543-2615 or by e-mailing the Lyme Association at LDAESM@verizon.net .
The Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland is continuing its efforts to disseminate materials to our community, and we hope you will find this latest resource informative. Thank you for your continued support
The Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore is a non-profit organization which meets monthly on the last Monday of each month. For more information about the meeting or Lyme Disease in general, please contact Pam Andrews or Marilyn Williams at 410-543-2615 or at LDAESM@verizon.net
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