Highlights from Q&A Panel discussion of The Quiet Epidemic global impact campaign

The Quiet Epidemic, award winning documentary, with a panel of speakers including CanLyme president Janet Sperling.

Thank you so much for your support of our recent two-part educational and fundraising event ~ The Quiet Epidemic. Whether you shared CanLyme’s event on social media, watched the documentary, bought a ticket, made a donation and/or participated in the live Q&A panel discussion, you helped us raise over $3,000!   

At CanLyme, we are working to support and enact fundamental change in the fight against Lyme disease and that fundamental change must be backed up by science.  These funds and your continued support will help us to fund research and advocate for patients across Canada.

Event summary

The hour-long panel discussion left a lasting impression, featuring notable highlights from the panel members including questions and discussions on ant spray, tick testing, vaccines, legislation, research funded by CanLyme, barriers to better diagnoses and treatments along with the frequently asked question: where is the hope?

Panel members

  • Janet Sperling Entomologist, President, CanLyme
  • Jim Wilson Past President and Founder, CanLyme
  • Dr. Sarah Keating, Anatomic Pathologist, CanLyme Board Member
  • Justin Wood Founder and CEO of Geneticks
  • Elizabeth May MP, current Leader of the Green Party of Canada
  • Q&A panel FAQ summary – The Quiet Epidemic
Hear the other panelists

Event Q&A

You can also read a summary of the submitted questions and answers from the event.

Finally, a reminder of some of the key resources discussed on our panel.

  • Geneticks Canada – Testing ticks for Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases. Includes tick testing maps and statistics
  • Looking at Lyme podcast – explores various perspectives about Lyme disease and its impact on human health. Learn alongside doctors, entomologists, geneticists, community leaders and other experts. 
  • Educators’ guide – this teaching resource provides information through engaging learning experiences
  • Outdoor education program – presented to teacher groups. If you know anyone who would like to promote this in their province, contact: education@lookingatlyme.ca

On behalf of all of us at CanLyme, I’d like to thank you once again for your support of our event. Together, we can help make a real difference in the lives of those suffering with Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses.

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