2nd Annual Lyme Information Session – Halifax, NS

The 2nd Annual Lyme Information Session – Halifax (part of VOCAL – Voices of Canadians About Lyme) is taking place on Saturday, May 5th from 2-6 pm (doors open at 1:30), in Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences building, 6135 University Avenue.

The event is open to all. The room holds over 500 people. Seating is first come, first served.

The following is the draft Agenda:

AGENDA

Welcome and Introductions (including reading of Lyme Disease Awareness Month Resolution by MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft) – 2:00 – 2:15 pm

Mount Allison University: 2:15 – 3:15 – 1 hour

–  Molecular Detection of Borrelia in Human Tissue – Hasibul Haque – 15

–  Contract Transmission of Lyme Disease in Mice – Joseph Beaton – 15

–  Politicks: An Update on Lyme Disease Research in Canada – Dr. Vett Lloyd – 30

Break – 15 minutes – 3:15 – 3:30

Andrew Hebda, Curator of Zoology, Museum of Natural History – 3:30 – 4:10 – 40

Stretch break – 4:10 – 4:15 – 5 minutes

Dalhousie University – 4:15 – 4:45 – ½ hour

–  Identification of Ticks in Nova Scotia Using Morphological Features – T. Caddell – 15

–  New Data on Presence of Old Bacteria in Nova Scotian Ticks – Matthew Curry – 15

Break – 4:45 – 5:00 pm – 15 minutes

Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Author, “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change” – 5:00 – 6:00 pm (includes a book selling/signing component)

Unfortunately, there is no parking directly around the building. However, there are parking areas available in the general vicinity. For those with mobility issues, you can be dropped off at the door as the building is accessible.

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