Rat Lungworm Support Group Meeting

October 2, 2019, 11:04 AM HST (Updated October 2, 2019, 11:04 AM)

The next Rat Lungworm Support Group is set for Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kea‘au Community Center, located at 16-186 Pili Mua Street. The meeting can be joined via Zoom and the login information is available below.

Meeting agenda:

  • 4 p.m. Welcome and Ground Rules
  • 4:15 p.m. Agenda and Introductions
  • 4:30 p.m. Dr. Catherine Moonshine, a psychologist at the Hawai‘i Island Family Health Center: Suicide prevention, tips on being supportive while maintaining your own mental health
  • 4:45 p.m. Steps we can take when someone calls looking for help and support with RLW
  • 5 p.m. 15-Minute Legislative Update
  • 5:15 p.m. My RLW Health Story Update: Looking for a volunteer to share
  • 5:30 p.m. Many Faces of Rat Lungworm
  • 5:35 p.m. Dr. Sue Jarvi Lab update
  • 5:45 p.m. Next meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Topics: What kind of support do you need?
  • 6 p.m. Aloha and thanks for attending


For survivors and their caregivers, researchers, government officials and proponents of preventing RLW who are unable to join in-person, there is a login via Zoom starting at 3:30 p.m. After clicking on the new Zoom link, https://ehihalawai.zoom.us/j/841806532, identify yourself by your name when you sign-in.


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