Events & Meetings
June 19, 2017 – MDPH/UMass Tick Borne Illness Symposium
The Barnstable County Lyme and Tick borne Disease Task Force is working with State Veterinarian Catherine Brown and UMass Amherst to coordinate a symposium to address the findings and recommendations of the state’s 2011 Special Commission to Conduct an Investigation and Study the Incidence and Impact of Lyme Disease. The commission’s report included five categories of interest (surveillance & reporting, education& awareness, insurance and liability, prevention and funding). Many MEHA members participate in local task forces on this topic and acknowledge and concur that the Tick Borne Illness (TBI) issue is multifaceted and all areas of interest need to be acknowledged and addressed to mitigate the TBIs that are now endemic in our state.
The purpose of the symposium will be to gather representatives of specific agencies (shareholders) across the Commonwealth in order to collaboratively find solutions to alleviate the ongoing epidemic. The goal will be to broaden the discussion about where we are today versus when the report was produced (6 years ago) and develop creative thinking and action plans about the next steps.
The symposium, tentatively titled “A Massachusetts Conversation” is scheduled for June 19 2017, at the UMass Amherst campus. Details on time and specific location are forthcoming and will be distributed accordingly.
June 22 - Quarterly Meeting - Ticks and Lyme Disease
MHOA 50th Annual Conference: November 15-17, 2017