2021 Lyme Fly-In

Online Event

Registration Ended Feb. 5,  2021 5pm ET

Please join Center for Lyme Action to help grow federal funding for Lyme disease. This is event is no charge. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

What is the CLA Lyme Fly-in?  A fly-in is an advocacy event where participants from across the United States meet with the DC staff of their elected Representatives and Senators to advocate for increases in federal funding for Lyme disease.  Occasionally the Members make themselves available for the meetings. In addition to the Fly-in meetings we will hold a preparation session and a training session.  See the agendas below.


Tuesday February 23, 2021
3:00pm ET – 5:00pm ET

  • Introductions and Agenda – Sen. Collins Video
  • 4 Keys to Effective Advocacy – Stephanie Vance,  Advocacy Associates
  • Online Platform Logistics Overview – Lincoln Clapper, Advocacy Associates
  • Remarks from Kristen Honey PhD, PMP
    Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health; Chief Data Scientist
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
    Office of the Chief Data Officer, OCIO
  • Lyme Champion Awards
  • Lyme Innovation Awards


Wednesday February 24, 2021
9:00am – 5:00pm ET

  • Virtual Fly-in Meetings with Congress Members
    All meetings will be scheduled to accommodate time zones.
    Each attendee will be scheduled on average 3 30-minutes meetings.
  • 9:00
  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 1:00
  • 2:00
  • 3:00
  • 4:00
  • 5:00


Tuesday February 16
3:00pm ET – 4:30pm ET / 12:00pm PT – 1:30pm PT
Additional Training for the Fly-In

  • Talking Points for FY22 Appropriations and Legislation
  • Online Platform Logistics Overview
  • 4 Keys to Effective Advocacy
  • Practice Session and Role Play
  • Additional Preparation Steps






Event Summary

2021 Lyme Fly-in Online Event

Tuesday Feb 23, 3-5pm ET
Wednesday Feb 24 9-5pm ET
Additional Training Feb 16th 3pm ET

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