Lyme task force hosts seminar

The Ridgefield Lyme Disease Task Force will host its annual Lyme Awareness Month seminar and health fair at WestConn on Tuesday, May 13.

The theme is Lyme Disease: Body, Mind and Spirit. The event is free and open to the public.

Speakers include former ILADS President and local Lyme disease physician Steven Phillips MD, former ILADS President, psychiatrist and psycho-pharmacologist Robert Bransfield MD, and Lyme-literate mental health practitioner Sandy Berenbaum LCSW, BCD. The evening’s presentations will begin with the group’s first Courage in Journalism Award, being given to Poughkeepsie Journal investigative reporter Mary Beth Pfeiffer for her series of articles about tick-borne diseases.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with a health fair featuring tick-control products and services. Speaker presentations run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The event will take place in the WestConn Westside Student Center ballroom, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury.

This is the 11th year the task force has provided education and patient support throughout the greater Danbury area.

For additional information, contact or visit the group’s Facebook page at

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