Submit Member Comments on draft Lyme Disease Guidelines

Over the past few years, an multidisciplinary panel of experts have been working to develop draft Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lyme disease. Convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the panel has developed a draft and is currently seeking comment. The draft guidelines are found here and supplemental materials for the guidelines are found here.  Since February 2014, ESA member Dr. Jean Tsao has been serving as ESA’s formal representation on this panel. ESA is currently collecting input from other members who work with ticks and Lyme disease to comment on either the guidelines or the supplemental materials. The comments will be assembled and reviewed by the Science Policy Committee before being formally submitted to the panel on behalf of ESA. All members who work with Lyme disease and/or ticks that are known vectors are encouraged to participate.

ESA members were asked to review the guidelines, the supplemental materials, and submit comments below no later than August 9 COB. The submission form is now closed.