The hearing will include three panels. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) will speak on the first panel. As a powerful voice against Lyme disease, Gillibrand will deliver testimony on what legislation is needed to fight Lyme disease from her perspective as a legislator representing the state of New York, which has one of the highest incidences of Lyme disease in the country. Following Senator Gillibrand, three patients – Mark Hopwood of Trumbull, Dwight Harris of Burlington, and Katy Reid of Ridgefield – will speak on a second panel and discuss their experience as Lyme patients and the need for a patient voice in the prevention, research, and treatment discussion.
The third panel will include three Lyme disease experts from Connecticut who will share their perspective.
Hearing will take place this Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10 AM
Gen Re Auditorium
University of Connecticut – Stamford
One University Place
Stamford, CT 06901
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