There are two rather long YouTube videos that may not interest most LNE members. I agree with statements made in the second video about a greater need for cooperation among Canadian Lyme disease researchers. The luncheon event was a rather casual affair, so be prepared for some major distractions (mostly servers and at least one person taking photographs) if you plan to watch one or both videos.
Health Research Caucus Luncheon
Hosted by the Hon. Senator Kelvin K. Ogilvie
LYME DISEASE IN CANADA
Dr. Tara Moriarty
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Dr. Nick Ogden
Senior Research Scientist, Zoonoses Division,
Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and
Zoonotic Infectious Diseases,
Public Health Agency of Canada.
I'm guessing the date for the luncheon event was Dec. 3rd based on this article:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/lyme-di ... -1.2858622
Lyme disease bill to be challenged by infectious disease experts in Senate
May is 'arguing on behalf of an anti-science lobby,' says B.C. deputy chief medical officer
By Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 03, 2014 8:14 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 03, 2014 8:21 AM ET
An organization representing Canada's infectious diseases specialists plans to raise objections to a private member's bill on Lyme disease at Senate committee hearing today.
As far as I can tell, a second session was scheduled on Dec. 10th, but I haven’t found any articles or official transcript related to that yet.
http://www.ipolitics.ca/2014/12/10/dail ... se-agenda/
Dec 10, 2014
Witnesses from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research have been invited to testify at the social affairs, science and technology committee on Green Party leaders Elizabeth May’s Bill C-442, An Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease. Clause by clause consideration is expected to follow.
The luncheon event and Bill C-442 are not strictly related, however I'm including the references to the bill here to establish the timing of the luncheon event and as a reminder to myself to follow up on the outcome of the Dec. 10th activities.