At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education will host Robert Giguere and Doug Priest of Palo Alto, Calif.-based IGeneX Inc. as guest speakers at the organization’s Wiscasset Lyme disease meeting at the Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset. This meeting is open to the public to come and learn more about the problems with current Lyme-disease testing and how IGeneX is on the cutting edge of making a difference in Lyme disease communities.
IGeneX Inc. is the leading reference laboratory specializing in state-of-the-art clinical and research testing for Lyme disease and associate tickborne diseases and has been for more than 25 years. It is a specialty immunology laboratory and research facility, providing personalized service to more than 1,000 private-practice physicians, hospitals, and other clinical reference laboratories throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Giguere joined IGeneX Inc. in 2005 as the director of sales, and has spent the last 11 years speaking to medical providers and patient support group and on Lyme disease and co-infection testing at medical schools and conferences throughout the United States.
Priest joined IGeneX Inc. in 2016 and has quickly integrated himself into the New England Lyme communities, networking with medical providers and speaking at conferences.
Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the needs of Midcoast Maine’s Lyme-disease community. The organization is a Maine partner of the national Lyme Disease Association and a member of the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s Vector-borne Workgroup, and is active in Maine’s Lyme-disease legislative movement. Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education’s efforts are focused on raising awareness, fostering education, and advocating for state and local change while providing free resources and support to those affected by Lyme other and tickborne diseases.
For more information about this event, call Paula at 446-6447 or Angele at 841-8757, or go to mldse.org.