August 4, 2020
The National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme) is pleased to announce that it will again be offering a number of scholarships to medical professionals to attend the 2020 (Virtual) International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) “Lyme Disease Fundamentals Course” on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The 2020 conference, “One Health Lyme – The Intersection of Lyme and COVID” focuses on both diseases, including the similarities between the two.
This will be our 7th year offering scholarships for first-time attending medical professionals. NatCapLyme strives to improve the quality of care for those suffering from tick-borne illnesses by offering educational opportunities for health care providers. Professionals who have prescription rights are eligible for this CME approved course, physician assistants and/or others given special consideration by NatCapLyme. This course is an excellent primer for those new to treating patients with tick-borne infections.
June 14, 2020
Dr. Neil Lee Spector, MD, was born June 30, 1956 and passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Duke University Hospital. He was 63 years old.
Dr. Spector, one of the country’s top oncologists and cancer researchers, served as the Sandra Coates Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, and as a member of the Duke Cancer Institute at the Duke University School of Medicine.
The Board of Directors of the National Capital Lyme Disease Association extends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Neil Spector. May it help them to know that we and so many others share their grief and the sorrow in their hearts for the loss of such a truly special individual.
June 11, 2020
NatCapLyme stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
This includes standing in solidarity with the multitude of brave people of all races taking to the streets to peacefully protest for the right of people of color to live without fear of discrimination, or brutality at the hands of the police, simply because of the color of their skin. We want to express our anger at the injustices we see daily on the news, and condemn the racism, bigotry, and violence, that has for so long been plaguing our country.
During these times of challenge and controversy, we look towards the wise words often quoted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that the “arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” As people march in the streets, demanding to be treated fairly and justly, we stand behind the peaceful efforts of these crusaders, and believe that in the long run, justice will prevail.
May 26, 2020
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May as Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month
With summer fast approaching and people spending more time outdoors, it is important for everyone to learn about, and take precautions against tick-borne diseases.
In the United States, tick-borne disease accounts for the majority of vector-borne infections reported each year. In 2018, nearly 1,400 cases of Lyme disease were reported in the state of Maryland. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) recognizes the public health impact of tick-borne disease and encourages Maryland residents to learn how to protect themselves, their family, and their pets from tick bites.
The National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme) is grateful to Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene along with local health departments, healthcare providers, veterinarians, community organizations and advocacy groups for their continued commitment to raise awareness about Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
February 10, 2016
The National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme) today announced that the Virginia Senate passed landmark legislation relating to a patients right to treatment under guidelines listed in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (the “NGC”).
December 31, 2015
As we begin a new year at NatCapLyme, I would like to thank our community as well as our friends around the country for their support during the past year, and wish them all health and happiness in 2016. As a multi-purpose organization, our efforts are focused on helping people with tick-borne diseases through increased awareness, education, support, advocacy and research.
December 31, 2014
As we begin a new year at NatCapLyme would like to thank our community as well as our friends around the county for your support and help during the past year and wish you health and happiness in 2015. As a multi-purpose organization our efforts are focused on helping people with tick-borne diseases through awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research.
September 10, 2014
NATCAPLYME is pleased to announce a grant program for first time attending physicians to attend the upcoming ILADS Fundamentals of Lyme Disease.
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May 17, 2017
NatCapLyme has suspended in-person support group meetings resulting from the global Coronavirus pandemic for the time being.
We will resume meetings once it is safe to do so for our community.