Many of our LymeX events are free and open to the public. This page is updated regularly and is the most comprehensive list of LymeX’s upcoming news and events as well as past progress.


May 2022. Lyme Diagnostics Prize Phase 1 Launch. For news and updates visit:

LymeX Partnership Launched (2020-Present)

January 2022. “LymeX Diagnostics Prize.” HHS Press Release.

December 2021. “Launching Partnerships and ‘LymeX ECHO’ to Drive Diagnostics Innovation for Lyme Disease.” HHS Blog with NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. 

October 2021. LymeMIND Virtual Conference. “Government Action Against Lyme Disease Panel.” Speaking Engagement with Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

October 2021. LymeX Research Workshop: Advancing Patient-Driven Research for Lyme Disease. HHS Virtual Event with Four Breakout Groups:

  • LymeX Workshop Breakout 1: Improving Patient Outcomes 
  • LymeX Workshop Breakout 2: Ensuring Health Equity in Lyme Disease Diagnosis, Prevention, and Control 
  • LymeX Workshop Breakout 3: Advancing Treatment of Tick-Borne Diseases
  • LymeX Workshop Breakout 4: Data for Lyme Innovation

July 2021. “Lawmakers push for Lyme disease research as tick population climbs” in Roll Call (external media). LymeX Press Coverage.

April 2021. LymeX Roundtable: Bridging the Trust Gap. HHS Event (virtual).

October 2020. LymeMIND “Announcing LymeX.”– Speaking Engagement with Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

HHS Launches Lyme Innovation (2018-2020)

December 2019. Congress passes the Kay Hagan Tick Act. U.S. Law, SEC. 404, page 584.

Summer 2019. HHS Civic Digital Fellows accelerate momentum with Lyme Innovation. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

White House Innovation – featured Lyme Innovation TOP Health teams

Dept of Labor Tech Day

October 2018 – January 2019. HHS “TOP Health” Tech Sprint focuses on Lyme Innovation. HHS News/Blog.

December 2018. HHS convenes 80 stakeholders with Lyme Innovation Roundtable. HHS Blog/News.

November 2018. Government joins the Lyme Innovation movement; HHS launches its Lyme Innovation initiative. HHS Blog.

Community-Led Lyme Innovation (2015-2018)

November 2018. HHS submits its first TBDWG report to Congress with 28 recommendations. HHS Report.

December 2017-December 2018. TBDWG holds eight public meetings with 14 voting members.

December 2017. TBDWG holds first public meeting, as part of its review of federal activities in order to make recommendations to the HHS Secretary and Congress.

December 2016. 21st Century Cures Act authorizes Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) with HHS.

December 2015. Bottom-up community launches “Lyme Innovation” series of hackathons and events.

November 2015. AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Forum (2-day workshop)—“Innovation-X: Rising Above the Politics for Progress in Science.”

The LymeX Diagnostics Prize calls on scientific, technical, and clinical experts to submit innovative detection methods that will advance Lyme disease diagnostics.