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Lyme Disease Int'l Conference

Lyme Disease Int'l Conference

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Posted by Karen Forschner on March 07, 2000 at 16:59:05:

You can still sign-up and get a room at the hotel!!

******13th INT¹L CONFERENCE ON LYME DISEASE *********

*********AND OTHER TICK-BORNE DISORDERS ********

****** Clinical Management & Research Update ********

Jointly Sponsored by:

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University

and the Lyme Disease Foundation

Keynote Speakers: Attorney General Richard Blumenthal - Protecting the Public Health

Senator Christopher Dodd - United States Senate - CT

Willy Burgdorfer, PhD, MD (hon) - Discoverer of the pathogen causing LD

March 25 & 26, 2000 Farmington Marriott, Farmington, CT

Place: Hartford Marriott, Farmington, CT 800-228-9290

$79 single/double. Reserve your room now. Free breakfast is included in the room rate!

Rate applies 3/23 - 3/27 - for those who want a side trip, maybe to Lyme, CT!

REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Two lunches, two receptions (FRI & Sat - enough food for dinner), four breaks, scientific sessions, and Compendium (e.g. speech abstracts, posters, articles).

Travel: Huntington Hay Travel 800-783-9783. Bradley is the closest airport with shuttle service to the hotel. However, there is also a shuttle service from LaGuardia and Kennedy airports (3 hr ride).

****************** PROGRAM AGENDA *******

March 24, 2000 Friday

€ Reception and Registration - 7-10pm

March 25, 2000 Saturday

€ Registration 7 am - 8 am

€ Program 8 am - 5:15 pm

€ Reception 7 pm - 10 pm

*** PRESENTATIONS********

€ Keynote: Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General of Connecticut

€ West Nile Virus: Epicenter to epidemic and what to expect in 2000

Tracey McNamara, DVM, Diplomate ACVP National Wildlife Conservation / Bronx Zoo

€ West Nile in Connecticut

John Anderson, PhD Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

€ Overview of human ehrlichioses and Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the US

Christopher Paddock, MD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

€ Babesiosis

Peter Krause, MD University of Connecticut School of Medicine

€ Prevalence of infection in ticks submitted to the human test kit program of the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine

Ellen Stromdahl, MS US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine

€ Analysis of Southern Borrelia

Angela James, PhD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

€ Coinfections

Louis Magnarelli, PhD Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

€ Preliminary in vitro and in vivo findings of hyperbaric oxygen treatment in experimental Bb infection

Charles Pavia, PhD NY Medical College School of Medicine, NYCOM Microbiology and Immunodiagnostic Laboratory of NYIT

€ Immunity against host-adapted B. burgdorferi in the rabbit

James Miller, PhD UCLA School of Medicine

€ Immunologic aspects of Vlse, a B. burgdorferi antigenic variation protein

Steve Norris, PhD University of Texas Medical School

€ An immunodominant peptide of B. burgdorferi Vlse: Role in diagnosis & pathogenesis

Mario Philipp, PhD Tulane University School of Medicine

€ Antibiotic treatment of Lyme borreliosis: A review of results with dogs

Rheinhard Straubinger, DVM, PhD Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine

€ A Bb repetitive antigen that confers protection against experimental LD

Jon Skare, PhD Texas A & M University System Health Science Center

€ Use of the borreliacidal assay in the serodiagnosis of Lyme disease

Ronald Schell, PhD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

€ Lyme neuroborreliosis - The role of PCR and culture in the diagnosis and in the confirmation of relapse after antibiotic treatment

Jarmo Oksi, MD, PhD Turku University Central Hospital, Department of Medicine, Finland

€ Laboratory Testing Panel

Mark Golightly, MD SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine

Eli Mordechai, PhD Medical Diagnostic Laboratories

Ronald Schell, PhD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Jyotsna Shah, PhD Igenex Laboratories

Richard Tilton, PhD BBI Clinicial Laboratories

Steven Schutzer, MD University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

March 26, 2000 Sunday

€ Keynote Willy Burgdorfer, PhD, MD National Institutes of Health

€ Characterization of an immune evasion system in the Lyme disease spirochetes

Richard Marconi, PhD Medical College of Virginia

€ Matrix metalloproteinases in Lyme disease

George Perides, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard)

€ Interleukin-10 regulation during acute Lyme arthritis in dogs

Reinhard Straubinger, DVM, PhD Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine

€ T-cell response

Adriana Marques, MD National Institutes of Health

€ Protection against tick-transmitted disease in dogs vaccinated with a multiantigenic vaccine

Alan Frey, PhD New York University School of Medicine

€ Update on the SKB OspA vaccine

Dennis Parenti, MD SmithKline Beecham Biologicals

€ Atypical EM and acute Lyme disease

Edwin Masters, MD Regional Primary Care Physicians

€ Neurologic Lyme disease in adults

Patricia Coyle, MD SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine

€ Neurologic Lyme disease in children and adolescents

Dorothy Pietrucha, MD, FAAP Jersey Shore Medical Center, Meridan Health System

€ Cognitive deficits in children and the public health/educational implications

Marian Rissenberg, MD Columbia University School of Medicine

€ Neuroimaging in neuropsychiatric Lyme disease: Uses, abuses, and the future

Brian Fallon, MD Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

€ Pharmacologic properties of antibiotics and their relevence to LD

Sam Donta, MD Boston University School of Medicine

€ Treatment Roundtable

Joseph Burrascano, MD Southampton Hospital

Sam Donta, MD Boston University School of Medicine

Lesley Fein, MD Morristown Memorial Hospital

Kenneth Liegner, MD Westchester Medical Center

Dorothy Pietrucha, MD Cornell/NYHospital, Jersey Shore Medical Center

€€€€ Target Audience

This conference is designed for clinical professionals (including but not limited to Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Public Health Officers, Researchers and Veterinarians) and other health professionals (medical directors, risk managers) who wish to enhance their knowledge of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disorders.

€€€ Program Committee

James Miller, PhD UCLA School of Medicine

Sam Donta, MD Boston University School of Medicine

Brian Fallon, MD Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Ed Bosler, PhD Stonybrook School of Medicine

Julie Rawlings, MPH Texas Department of Health

Charles Pavia, PhD New York Medical College

Ronald Schell, PhD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

€€€ Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University and the Lyme Disease Foundation.

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The College of Physicians & Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 hours in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician¹s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

€€€€ Conference Goals

a. Recognize the complex nature of Borrelia burgdorferi in both in terms of its antigenic variability and the host response to infection;

b. Understand the rationale for different treatment approaches to Lyme Disease in animals and humans;

c. Clarification of the role of the multiple diagnostic tests for Lyme disease;

d. Understanding better the presentations of neurologic Lyme disease in children and adults, including the role of neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging;

e. Understanding the epidemiology, clinical phenomenology, and diagnostic methods for detecting other vector-borne diseases, such as babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and West Nile virus;

f. Understanding the latest research regarding Lyme vaccines.

Disclosure

Before the program, all faculty will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) (e.g. employee, consultant, speaker¹s bureau, grant recipient, research support, stock ownership or any other special relationship) they might have with a.) the manfacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during their presentation and/or b.) any commercial contributor to this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated.

***************** REGISTRATION *******************

Mail to: Lyme Disease Foundation, 1 Financial Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103

860-525-2000 Fax 860-525-8425 Hotline 800-886-LYME

Lymefnd@aol.com www.Lyme.org

Fee includes: Attendance at scientific sessions, book of proceedings, lunch and breaks on both days, and receptions Friday (3/24) and Saturday (3/25) night.

__ $275 February 16 to March 21

__ $325 March 22 to on-site

__ $160 Poster Presenters - Posters still being accepted as of 3/7/00. Contact us for forms ; Graduate Students - w/University validation letter.

__ $60 Reception Only

__ $20 CME Certificate

***** Check Enclosed - Make checks payable to ³Lyme Disease Foundation²

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Full payment must accompany registration form.

** REGISTRANT #1

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** REGISTRANT #2

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