2015 IDSA Guidelines Comment Period

Mary Beth Pfeiffer Article in Poughkeepsie Journal: Review of Lyme disease treatment leaves out patients

Mary Beth Pfeiffer Article in Poughkeepsie Journal: Review of Lyme disease treatment leaves out patients

If you only share one article this month (or even this year) about Lyme disease, consider this one. I’ve describe multiple articles lately as ‘must read’ and I’ve got a great many more to catch up on.  This one, however, is a must, must, must share and a must link-to in addition to being a must […]

Recap and NEW TOOLS for IDSA Comment Period ~ Still not too late (EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 24)

UPDATE: The comment period has reportedly been extended through April 24. As a very general recap, you can respond to a Lymedisease.org survey RIGHT NOW (though April 9) to contribute to their comment, and you can still (through tomorrow, April 9) submit your own comment.  I’ll list all the resources I’m aware of below.  They […]

Personal Overview of the IDSA ‘Public Comment’ Period ~ Part 1

We all know how important this is.  Not all patients know all the pieces or felt ready or physically or mentally able to respond directly.  I’ve had firm plans to submit my own comments, as well as question suggestions (based on IDSA President Calderwood’s statements following his meeting with The MayDay Project), and to respond […]

Link and Notes ~ Lymedisease.org/LYMEPOLICYWONK IDSA Guideline Comment Survey

The Comment Period ends April 9.  Just published ~ a survey opportunity via Lymedisease.org in order to submit comments to IDSA’s Lyme Guideline Review Project Plan Public Comment Period (ending April 9).  You can see my other posts and links on this topic listed here.  MayDay Project press release here (regarding comment period and meeting with IDSA […]

IDSA Guidelines Review Comment Period ~ Thoughts on Where to Start (Updated)

IDSA Guidelines Review Comment Period ~ Thoughts on Where to Start (Updated)

The process of getting started feels a bit overwhelming.  In theory, we do need to include hard science, as well-organized as possible.  In reality, we are sick, tired, and behind compared to what we thought we’d have time to get together so far. *UPDATE* Lymedisease.org released a survey (3/27) yesterday that allows patients to be […]

IDSA Lyme Guidelines ~ Background Resources (with Notes for Comment Period)

Foreward ~ I’m so behind on my own comments, and the deadline for the IDSA Public Comment period is so fast approaching, that multiple posts with relevant or even related content or links are going to published in a rough state, including things like un-formatted and un-annotated lists of links, just to get the information out […]

Link to Press Release ~ Outcome of The Mayday Project and IDSA President Calderwood’s Meeting

Link to Press Release ~ Outcome of The Mayday Project and IDSA President Calderwood’s Meeting

Just Released Lyme Patient Advocates Meet with IDSA President, Discuss Concerns About Guidelines Review Process ARLINGTON, VA, Tuesday, March 24—Representatives from The Mayday Project Lyme patient advocacy group met with Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) President, Dr. Stephen Calderwood, on Friday, March 20, to discuss concerns about the IDSA’s guidelines for diagnosis and treatment […]