Action: Please Invite Your MP to Attend a Federal MP Round Table on Lyme Disease (May 7th)
On Monday May 7th, Ms. Tracey Ramsey, M.P. (NDP, Essex, Ontario) and Mr. Randy Hoback, M.P (Conservative, Prince Albert Saskatchewan) in partnership with LymeHope, CanLyme, the G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Diseases and Provincial Lyme groups, is hosting an educational round table event on Lyme Disease in Ottawa.
This event is for Federal MPs only (not for members of the public).
This is a non-partisan initiative (open to all political parties).
We hope to see as many MPs as possible in attendance, so that they can hear first-hand the seriousness of this rapidly growing health threat. MPs are responsive to the needs of their constituents, so we need your help to reach out to your federal MP and ask them to attend.
1. Click on the link below to find your federal MP by entering your home town or postal code. Your MP will show up and you can click on their name to get an email and office telephone numbers.
2. Copy and paste the agenda below into a personal email to your MP, tell them you are very concerned about Lyme disease and ask them to attend.
3. Follow up with a personal phone call to their Constituency and Ottawa office and ask your MP’s assistant to ensure this invitation is brought to their attention and the importance that they attend on your behalf.
We will be in attendance at this round table and will provide a comprehensive update afterwards.
Thank you for your continued support.
Jennifer Kravis & Sue Faber
Ms. Tracey Ramsey, M.P. & Mr. Randy Hoback, M.P.
in partnership with LymeHope and CanLyme and G. Magnotta Foundation
welcome you to an MP Round Table:
“Lyme Disease across Canada”
Monday May 7th, 2018, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 310, Wellington Building, Ottawa, Ontario
This event is also supported by the following organizations:
New Brunswick Lyme Disease Association Inc ./ Association néo-brunswickoise de la maladie de
Lyme inc. (LymeNB)
l’Association québécoise de la maladie de Lyme (AQML)
Nova Scotia Lyme Support Group
Ontario Lyme Alliance
Lyme Disease Association of Alberta (LDAA)
Saskatchewan Lyme Disease Association (SLDA)
Introduction & Welcome
Ms. Tracey Ramsey, M.P. and Randy Hoback M.P.
Sue Faber and Jennifer Kravis, LymeHope
Jim Wilson, President, CanLyme
Rosanna Magnotta, G. Magnotta Foundation
Dr. Melanie Wills, PhD
Director, G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab, University of Guelph
A Scientist's Perspective:
Lyme Disease in Canada
Daniel Stimers, age 11, founder of the L.E.T.
(Lyme Education Team) – elementary students raising awareness of Lyme disease
Dr. Ralph Hawkins MD, LLM, FRCPC
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Site Lead for General Internal Medicine at the Calgary South Health Campus and Plenary Speaker at Public Health Agency of Canada sponsored Framework on Lyme Disease Conference
A Physician's Perspective:
Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Canada: How the status quo fails the majority
Dr. Adrian Baranchuk MD, FACC, FRCPC, FCCS
Professor, Medicine, Queen’s University
President, International Society of Electrocardiology
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Electrocardiology
Vice-President (Canada), Inter-American Society of Cardiology (IASC)
A Physician’s Perspective:
Lyme Carditis & the electrical system of the heart
Sue Faber RN, BScN
A Nurse's Perspective:
Patient First Treatment of Lyme Disease.
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Resolution on Lyme Disease
Emma Smashnuk, age 14, Lyme sufferer and advocate.
Founder of Emma’s Lyme Ribbon Campaign.
Patient and Family Perspective
Jennifer Kravis & Sue Faber
Co-Founders of LymeHope
Wrap Up and Next Steps