2018 Presentations and Events

The Lyme Action Network presents

Professor Holly Ahern



What You NEED to Know About Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases, presented by SUNY Adirondack Associate Professor of Microbiology, Holly Ahern,  will draw from peer-reviewed, published research to explain the nature of the pathogens that are carried by ticks, strategies to avoid tick bites, the problems with diagnostic tests, and treatment issues and options.

Professor Ahern is co-founder and Vice-President of the Lyme Action Network. She also serves as science advisor to a number of other tick-borne disease research and advocacy organizations around the country, and was recently appointed to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Working Group on Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases – Subcommittee for Testing and Diagnostics, where she is working with experts representing ALL perspectives to develop better solutions for the victims of tick-borne diseases.  She is also a member of Governor Cuomo’s Tick-borne Disease Working Group.   Prof. Ahern’s encyclopedic knowledge about the microbiology of the pathogens carried by ticks and the body of research conducted in this field over the past 40 years has made her an “opinion leader”, a sought-after speaker, and consultant. Prof. Ahern is frequently called upon to explain the complex microbiology of tick-borne diseases to medical professionals, business executives, the general public, and the media, helping to clarify common misunderstandings that plague this topic. Professor Ahern has presented testimony to legislators and legislative bodies at both state and federal levels seeking to focus attention on the massive problems being created by a universally unsatisfactory response to a disease of epidemic proportions, and the critical need to reform a medical paradigm that has failed the victims.

Her video series, Lyme Bites, on the Lyme Action Network’s YouTube channel has been viewed by thousands of people around the globe.  www.youtube.com/user/LymeActionNetwork


The presentations are free and open to the public.



WHEN: Tuesday, September 11, 2018  at 6:00pm

WHERE:  Ward Lumber

                 697 Glen Rd., Jay, NY 12941
This presentation only is part of a Lyme Disease Seminar featuring:
 Holly Ahern, Assoc. Professor, Microbiology, SUNY Adirondack  “What You Need to Know”
Jennifer Goldstock, NP  “Treatment Options for Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases”
Marie McMahon, LMT “Dancing with the Bugs”
Dr. Lee Ann Sporn, Professor of Biology, Paul Smith’s College  “The Emergence of Lyme and Other    Tick-borne Diseases in the North Country : Insights from the Field”


WHEN:  Tuesday, September 18, 2018  at 7:00pm

WHERE:  Christ Community Reformed Church

1010 Rt. 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065


WHEN:  Thursday September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

WHERE:  St. Boniface Episcopal Church

5148 Western Turnpike
Guilderland, NY 12084


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Lyme Away 5K 2018

Lyme Away 5K Run & One Mile Walk

Sunday, October 21, 2018  10:00 AM

Cole’s Woods, Glens Falls/Queensbury, NY

Proceeds to benefit: Lyme Action Network


Entry Fees:

$22 thru October 6

$27 from Oct 7 — 17

$30 Race Day — registration 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

  • T-Shirt for all Run/Walk/Volunteer participants registered by October 6
  • Course: Cross-country style including grass, wooded trail, cinder start/finish
  • Shorter course for walkers
  • Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall male and female finishers.
    1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of each age group (no duplicates).
  • Age Groups (Men/Women): 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39;
    40-49; 50-59; 60 and over


Online Registration here http://lymeaway5k.itsyourrace.com/TeamList.aspx?id=9692
Download Printable Registration here: http://www.lymeactionnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Registration-Form.pdf
Volunteer Sign-up here:  https://www.volunteersignup.org/LJ9DD
Printable Sponsor Form:  http://www.lymeactionnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Sponsor-Form-2018-3.pdf