LDA/Columbia Univ. Lyme Conference Scholarships & Travel Expenses for Eligible Students

29 June 2018

Marriott DayThe Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) announces availability of scholarships for its annual conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning The Corner Through Research, October 27 & 28, 2018 in Providence, RI at the landmark Marriott Providence Downtown hotel. Jointly provided by Columbia University, it is designed for doctors and researchers who can receive CMEs for attendance.  Registration is also open to the public.

Scholarships: The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) is offering scholarships to the conference to eligible medical students, residents, post-doctoral candidates, fellows, veterinarians with equivalent status to the above, and Nurse Practitioner candidates.  Applications must be received by August 15, 2018 for consideration 


Said LDA President Pat Smith, “It’s important that those studying to become physicians/ researchers gain an understanding of the current science and how that can influence clinical practice, especially with so many newly emerging tick-borne diseases─ about 20 now found in the US. They can build on this knowledge and help educate their peers to the severity of Lyme, which now boasts 364,000 new cases in the US in 2016.”  

The LDA thanks the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation for their generosity in funding these scholarships.

About the LDA: Lyme Disease Association, a national non-profit which funds research, education and patient support has awarded 112 grants to researchers across the US, and its supported research has been acknowledged in 45 peer-reviewed scientific journals. LDA has provided 131 educational grants, and the upcoming conference is the 19th continuing medical education Lyme conference presented by the LDA. LDA’s LymeAid 4 Kids fund, initiated in conjunction with internationally acclaimed author Amy Tan, has provided over $338,400 to aid children in getting a diagnosis and treatment, as children are at the highest risk of acquiring the disease.