The Town of Guilderland and the Lyme Action Network are pleased to announce an informational presentation on Lyme and tick-borne diseases for Tuesday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall. Professor Holly Ahern, SUNY Adirondack (Microbiology), a nationally recognized expert on this subject, will explain the nature of the tick pathogens, strategies to avoid tick bites, problems with diagnostic testing, and treatment options and issues. The presentation is free and open to the public, and a video of the presentation will be available on the Town’s website.
Professor Ahern is a co-founder of the Lyme Action Network, and is a science advisor for national research and advocacy organizations. Professor Ahern has over 40 years of research in the microbiology of tick pathogens, has provided expert testimony before state and federal legislators, and is a frequent speaker and consultant.
State Senator George Amedore will provide updates on the State’s efforts to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Senator Amedore is a member of the State Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, which recently issued a report entitled, “Ticking Time Bomb: Comprehensive Report Released on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases,” that highlights the need for immediate statewide action plan and legislative commitment to empowering patients and funding research to reduce the tick population.
Supervisor Peter G. Barber noted: “The Town is pleased to co-sponsor this important presentation as we open the Town’s open spaces, hiking trails, parks and sports fields this spring. Professor Ahern’s presentation and Senator Amedore’s update will provide Town residents with necessary information for their safe enjoyment of outdoor activities.”