Tick-Borne Disease Panel

Southampton Hospital will host a panel discussion on tick-borne illnesses on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Parrish Memorial Hall on Herrick Road in Southampton Village.

The panel is the first event offered by the hospital’s recently launched Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, a place to go for education and facilitated access to medical care related to tick bites. An advisory panel consists of nine different medical specialists who address the spectrum of issues associated with the different diseases ticks are known to carry and transmit.

This week’s panel will include George Dempsey and Gerald T. Simons from East Hampton Family Medicine; Rajeev Fernando, the director of infectious disease at the hospital, and Anthony Knott, a doctor with Meeting House Lane Medical Practice in Montauk. The title of the panel is “Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease: The Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment, Prevention.”

The panel is free, but space is limited. Reservations can be made by contacting Karen Wulffraat at kwulffraat@southamptonhospital.org.