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Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair


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WCSU will host the 12th Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Wilton-based internist and tick-borne diseases specialist Dr. Steven Phillips, Duke University Oncologist Dr. Neil Spector and patient advocate Dana Parish will speak. Spector will appear via video. Lew Leone, vice president and general manager of WNYW-Fox 5 TV also will be awarded the Courage in Journalism Award for his Emmy Award-winning TV special, "Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of Lyme Disease." The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.