This event is geared toward parents, grandparents, gardeners, hunters, fisherman, hikers, Scouts and anyone who spends anytime outdoors! Learn how to protect yourself, your pets, and your family by not only using repellent, but avoiding tick habitats, and also by using protective clothing (and treating them yourself!) to prevent the bite.
Dr. Ron Hamlen has a Ph.D in Insect Pathology, Nematology, and Microbial Insect Control, from Penn State University and also received certificates from Harvard School of Public Health in Public Health Risk Assessment. He is currently the Vice Chair and Science Advisor for the Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania and a member of ILADS. Dr. Hamlen has a special interest in prevention of tick-borne disease, and the impact of tick-borne diseases on children and youth. He has authored numerous articles and his most recent is entitled, “Tick Borne Infections–A Growing Public Health Threat to School-Age Children” which came out in March 2012. He also co-authored a chapter in a textbook: “Pediatrics in the Schools: Disorders and Treatment.”