Event: NSAS Presents: Zoom Speaker Series Tick Talk: The Ecology of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in California and Beyond with Lia Gaertner

Date: Thursday February 10, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the USA and tick season is year-round in California. This Tick Talk workshop will provide attendees with the latest research on tick-borne diseases, prevention strategies for birders, testing, and treatments. We will also learn a bit about the fascinating ecology and history of ticks and tick-borne diseases in the USA.

(NSAS Event)


Lia Gaertner is the Director of Education and Outreach at the Bay Area Lyme Foundation. She is a scientist who is passionate about cultivating better research and recognition for tick-borne illnesses. She has experienced, first hand, the obstacles to effective diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne illness. She was first bitten by a Lyme-carrying tick in 1998, but was misdiagnosed until 2008. Lia has over 30 years of international experience in scientific and field research, technical writing, teaching, and project management. She has also worked for several science and medical companies as a consultant, project manager, content producer, and affiliate relations director. Ms. Gaertner earned her BS in Environmental Science with minors in Ethnobotany and Agroecology from UC Berkeley and her MS in Ethnobotany from Cornell University. She lives in the Bay Area with her Lyme-literate physician husband, Sunjya Schweig, MD, and their two children.

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Topic: Napa Solano Audubon Presents Tick Talk
Time: Feb 10, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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