Upcoming Events

2022 Outreach Programs

Wednesday, May 25, 2022    6:30 PM        IN-PERSON
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Setauket
“Tick-Borne Disease – What You Should Know!”
Anna-Marie Wellins, DNP

Chances are that you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with Lyme or another tick-borne disease.  Anna-Marie Wellins, DNP, a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, will speak about the types of diseases that are carried by the different species of ticks found on Eastern Long Island, and the symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment options that are available. Tips on preventing tick bites will also be shared.  All attendees will receive a tick removal kit and a tick disease handbook.


June

Thursday, June 16, 2022    12 Noon     VIA ZOOM
East End Library Programmers Consortium – Hosted by Westhampton Free Library
Alpha-gal Meat Allergy – Caused by a Tick!
Erin E. Mc Gintee, MD

Do you know someone who can no longer eat meat?  Allergist Erin Mc Gintee, MD of ENT and Allergy Associates, and a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, will lecture about the Alpha-gal meat allergy which is caused by a bite from the lone star tick.  Dr. Mc Gintee has treated over 500 East End residents for this allergy and she is considered the regional expert in the field, having been interviewed about Alpha-gal by the Associated Press, New York City television stations, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, and even the BBC.