You may have Lyme. You may be a physician. A nurse. Or an activist. But whoever you are – Get involved by becoming a LymeTeam Member.
By purchasing the LymeTeam Tee Shirt and telling your story, you raise funds to help train physicians while at the same time bringing awareness to the need for Lyme disease training for physicians worldwide. Let your voice matter.
It takes all of us doing what we can to make a difference. Without the support of people like you, the number of those suffering with undiagnosed Lyme disease will continue to grow.
“Lyme disease is a silent epidemic in America. We want to alert and educate consumers about this disease, which is often misdiagnosed. Left untreated, it will become chronic and debilitating,” said Leo J. Shea, III, PhD, President of the non-profit International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). “Tick-borne illnesses compromise your immune system and the diagnosis, which is largely based on symptoms, can be elusive unless a physician is Lyme-literate.”
ILADEF’s mission is to raise funds to train physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and tick-borne disease and educate people in the battle against Lyme disease through international events each year. Lyme disease left untreated steals life and impacts far too many of our loved ones.
So get involved. Become A LymeTeam Member by purchasing a Tee Shirt and donate funds to ILADEF to train a doctor today. Upload your photo and tell us about yourself here.
International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF) developed the Physician Training Program, a groundbreaking project vital to fostering excellence in care for Lyme disease patients. The Training Program provides medical and other healthcare practitioners the opportunity to study with Lyme-literate healthcare professionals. Through this experience, participants will develop the skills necessary to properly diagnose and treat Lyme disease. These professionals will be able to return to their community with enhanced skills and the ability to provide superior care to Lyme patients, improving the health and quality of life for those that suffer from the most debilitating effects of Lyme disease. To find out more about the ILADEF Physicians Training Program, click here.
How has not having access to doctors knowledgeable about Lyme disease affected you, your family, or your friends? We want to hear from you.
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The harsh reality is if we don’t act now and train doctors to understand how to treat Lyme disease, the number of people with Chronic Lyme disease will continue to grow.