Our response to the Clinical Pathway is a letter of deep concern, outlining its many inaccuracies, and is endorsed by over 60 international Lyme scientists, clinicians and advocates. It has been formally submitted to Australian Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, as well as media outlets and many other stakeholders.

Would you like to support our letter of response? Sign our petition to Minister Greg Hunt.

Are you a clinician, scientist or organisation? Contact us to have your name added to our list of experts and advocates below.

Letter of response

Read the LDAA’s letter of response to the Department of Health’s Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks (DSCATT) Clinical Pathway, one of 12 recommendations from the 2016 Senate Inquiry into “Lyme-like illness” in Australia.

Signatories

Received prior to 2 August and sent with letter to Health Minister Greg Hunt.

  • Dr Armin Schwarzbach | MD, PhD | GERMANY | CEO, ArminLabs
  • Prof Alan B MacDonald | MD | USA | Pathologist – Retired
  • Assoc. Dean Sonja Harris-Haywood | MD | USA | NE Ohio Medical Univ; Assoc. Prof, Family Commun Med, College of Medicine
  • Professor Sam Lingnam | MD FRCPCH FRCP | UK | Consultant Paediatrician
  • Dr Natalie Rudenko | PhD | CZECH REPUBLIC Institute of Parasitology
  • Dr Kenneth Sandstrom | MD | SWEDEN Clinician
  • Kunal Garg | MSc | FINLAND | CTO Tez?ted
  • Dr John E Lambert | MD, PhD | IRELAND Consultant in Infectious Diseases
  • Dr Dinos Xydas | MD | CYPRUS Medical Director, Swiss Biological Medicine Centre
  • Dr Lada Svabova | MVDr | CZECH REPUBLIC Veterinary Clinician
  • Dr Astrid Stückelberger | PhD | SWITZERLAND Privat-Docent Med
  • Dr Steven Harris | MD | USA | Specialist Lyme Clinician
  • Dr Nicola Ducharme | ND | USA | Medical Director Restore Medicine
  • Dr Isaac Meza | MD | MEXICO | Medical Director Sanoviv Medical Centre
  • Dr Fausto Villavicencio | PhD | MEXICO | Research Sanoviv Medical Centre
  • Dr Mireya Valdéz, CLS | PhD | MEXICO | Pharmacy & Laboratory Chief Sanoviv Medical Centre
  • Tobi Malcolm | RN | CANADA | Stakeholder
  • Dr. Sam Rahbar | MD FACP | USA | Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition
  • Jenna Luche-Thayer | Director | USA | Global Network on Institutional Discrimination™
  • Mary-Beth Pfeiffer |Author | USA | Investigative Journalist
  • Elaine Kelly | Secretary | AUSTRALIA | Sarcoidosis Lyme Australia
  • Jim Wilson | President | CANADA | Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation
  • Vicen | President | SPAIN | ALCE Asociación Lyme Crónico España
  • Emmanuelle Martin | President | FRANCE | Enfance Lyme and Co
  • Jennifer Barrett | Committee | USA L| yme Global Coalition
  • Dominic Smith | Ambassador | NETHERLANDS Dutch TBD Foundation
  • NorVect | Charity | NORWAY
  • Dr Linda Williams | MD | USA | Neuropsychiatrist
  • Dr Joe Ekgren | MD | NORWAY | Clinician
  • Dr Pol De Saedeleer | PhD BVPA | BELGIUM Pharmacist
  • Marjatta Valonen | Chairman | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Terja Kuuri-Riutta | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Milla Pitkänen | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Timo Tuomala | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Martti O. Kantola | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Auli Laakso | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Dr Ginger Savely | DNP | USA | TBD Medical Associates
  • Joonas Berghäll | Director | FINLAND | Oktober Production
  • Dr Diana Uitdenbogerd-Drenth | PhD NETHERLANDS | Dutch Tick Borne Diseases Foundation
  • Dr Dan Cameron | MD | USA | Internationally recognised Lyme Specialist, lead author of two ILADS Lyme Treatment Guideline
  • Markus Berger | Manager | GERMANY | ArminLabs
  • Associate Professor Maria Shklina | MD, PhD | UKRAINE | I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University
  • Dr Ursula Talib-Bene | MD | SWITZERLAND Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • Associate Professor Kristine Gedroic | MD | USA Founder, The Gedroic Medical Institute
  • Rutgers NJMS Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Dana Paris | Writer | USA | Sony ATV Songwriter/ Biotech Startup Co-Founder/ Health Reporter/ Author
  • Dr Steven Phillips | MD, PC | USA | Clinician, Writer
  • Neomed | Clinic | CYPRUS | Specialist Treatment Centre
  • George Xydas | CEO | CYPRUS | Swiss Biological Medical Center
  • Ailo Ovokki Koski | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Outi Caven | Advocate | FINLAND Finnish | Lyme Disease Association
  • Pekka Pihlajakangas | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Markku Aaltonen | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Anne Hokkanen | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Kai Pitkänen | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Inkeri Öhberg | Advocate | Finland | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Aile Tar | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Dr Eboni Cornish | MD | USA | Amen Clinics
  • Toini Lappalainen | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Dr Ronald Wilson | MD FACOG | USA | Clinician
  • Kristen klos-Maki | DC | USA | Stakeholder
  • Connie Swan | USA | Stakeholder
  • Jocelyn Strand | ND | USA | Stakeholder
  • Anu Ahonen | Advocate | FINLAND | Finnish Lyme Disease Association
  • Michelle Ross | MS, MA, CNS, LDN | USA | Biocidin
  • AONM Academy of Nutritional Medicine | UK

Signatories

Received since the letter was sent to Health Minister Greg Hunt.

  • N. C. Horton | PhD | US | Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona
  • L. Vandegrift Davala | IRELAND | Expert witness on Lyme disease to the Oireachtas (Parliament) of Ireland
  • Riitta Harju | FINLAND | Stakeholder
  • Pilvi Kari | FINLAND | Stakeholder