Winter Speaker Series


Be Tick Smart
Wednesday, October 11th, 7:00pm
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

Emer Smith
Field Epidemiologist with the Maine Center for Disease Control

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay’s (FOMB) first presentation of their 21st annual Winter Speaker Series; Be Tick Smart, features Emer Smith, Field Epidemiologist with the Maine Center for Disease Control. The event, takes place at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Wednesday October 11th at 7pm.

Most Mainers are no strangers to ticks, but what can you do about them and the diseases they carry?  In this program, participants we will learn about far more than Lyme disease. “Tick Talk” attendees will learn about ticks, common tick-borne diseases, how frequently they actually occur, and what you can do to prevent ticks from affecting you and your loved ones.

Emer Smith, MPH, is a Field Epidemiologist for the Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Program of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. She investigates cases of reportable infectious diseases and conditions, including various vector-borne illnesses, in the Cumberland District of Maine. Prior to her current role, she was employed with the Maine CDC HIV, STD, & Viral Hepatitis Program, the Rensselaer County Department of Health (NY), and Bangor Region Public Health and Wellness. Smith earned her MPH and BS (Human Biology) from University at Albany (SUNY).

FOMB hosts their Winter Speaker Series October-May, the second Wednesday of each month. The November 8th presentation, Of Sturgeon, Crocodiles & Ice features noted expeditioner, environmental scientist and author Jon Turk. This 7pm presentation will be in the Beam classroom of Bowdoin College’s Visual Arts Building in Brunswick and is cosponsored with Bowdoin’s Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center. Speaker Series presentations are free, open to the public and supported by Patagonia, Inc. in Freeport. Visit to see speaker biographies, full event schedules, become a member, and learn more about how you can help protect beautiful Merrymeeting Bay.

Call Kathleen McGee, 666-3598

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