13th International Conference on Lyme Disease

JWissmille jwissmille at aol.com
Fri Jan 14 21:26:30 EST 2000



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13th International Conference on Lyme Disease 
and Other Tick-Borne Disorders
Clinical Management &  Research Update

Place 
Hartford Marriott, Farmington, CT   800-228-9290
   $ 79 single or double occupancy.  Rate applies 3/23 - 3/27 for those who
want a side        
                                 trip to the Lyme, CT area.

 Reserve your room now, as the whole hotel is rapidly sellin-out!  Rooms may be
gone by the end of February!

Travel: Huntington Hay Travel  800-783-9783

Registration includes  
Attendance at scientific sessions, book of proceedings, lunch and breaks on
both days, and receptions Friday (3/23) and Saturday (3/24) night.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Program Coordinator and Basic Sciences:  James Miller, PhD  UCLA School of
Medicine
Clinical:  Sam Donta, MD  Boston University School of Medicine
                 Brian Fallon, MD  Columbia University College of Physicians 
and Surgeons
Entomology:  Ed Bosler, PhD  Stonybrook School of Medicine
Epidemiology:  Julie Rawlings, MPH  Texas Department of Health
Posters:  Charles Pavia, PhD  New York Medical College
                Ronald Schell, PhD  University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

PROGRAM  AGENDA              
 Saturday, March 25, 2000 (8am -5:15pm)
 
7:00 - 9:00 Registration

· Keynote   Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General of Connecticut
· West Nile virus: Epicenter to epidemic and expectations in 2000  McNamara
· West Nile virus in Connecticut  Anderson	
· Overview of human ehrlichioses and Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the US 
Padduck
· Coinfections  Magnorelli
· Lyme disease in the South  Oliver
· Analysis of Southern Borrelia  James 
· Babesiosis  Krause 
· Preliminary in vitro and in vivo findings of hyperbaric oxygen treatment in
experimental Borrelia burgdorferi infection  Pavia
· Immunity against host-adapted Bb in the rabbit  Miller 
· Immunologic aspects of Vlse, a Bb antigenic variation protein  Norris 
· An Immunodominant peptide of Bb Vlse: Role in diagnosis and pathogenesis 
Philipp
· Antibiotic treatment of Lyme borreliosis: A review of results with dogs 
Staubinger
· A Borrelia burgdorferi repetitive antigen that confers protection against
experimental Lyme disease  Skare
· Use of borreliacidal assay in the serodiagnosis of Lyme disease  Schell 
· Lyme neuroborreliosis: Role of PCR and culture in the diagnosis and in the
confirmation of relapse after antibiotic treatment  Oski 
· Laboratory testing panel  Tilton, Shah, Schell, Golightly, Mordechai

               Sunday, March 26, 2000   (8am - 5pm)
· Keynote Willy Burgdorfer, PhD, MD
· Characterization of an immune evasion system in Lyme disease spirochetes 
Marconi
· Environmental regulation of gene expression in Bb  Samuels 
· Matrix metalloproteinases in Lyme disease pathogenesis  Perides
· Interleukin-10 regulation during acute Lyme arthritis in dogs  Staubinger
· T-cell response  Marques 
· Protection against tick-transmitted LD in dogs vaccinated with a
multiantigenic vaccine  Frey 
· OspA vaccine update, including serologic results and range of EM rashes 
Parenti
· Atypical EM and acute Lyme disease  Masters
· Neurologic Lyme disease in children and adolescents  Pietrucha
· Cognitive deficits in children with chronic Lyme and the public
health/educational implications  Rissenberg
· Neurologic Lyme disease in adults  Coyle
· Neuroimaging in neuropsychiatric Lyme disease: Uses, abuses, and the future 
Fallon
· Pharmacologic properties of antibiotics and their relevence to Lyme disease 
Donta
· Treatment Roundtable  Fein, Leigner, Donta, Pietrucha, Burrascano

FACULTY
John Anderson, PhD  Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Edward M. Bosler, PhD SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine
Willy Burgdorfer, PhD, MD  National Institutes of Health
Joseph Burrascano, MD  Southhampton Hospital
Patricia Coyle, MD  SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine
Sam Donta, MD  Boston University School of Medicine
Brian Fallon, MD  Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Lesley Fein, MD  St. Barnabus & Mountainside Hospitals
Alan Frey, PhD  New York University School of Medicine
Mark Golightly, MD  Stonybrook School of Medicine
Angela James, PhD  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Peter Krause, MD  University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Kenneth Liegner, MD  Westchester Medical Center
Louis Magnorelli, PhD  Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Richard Marconi, PhD  Medical College of Virginia
Edwin Masters, MD  Regional Primary Care Physicians
Adrianna Marques, MD  National Institutes of Health
Tracey McNamara, DVM  National Wildlife Conservation / Bronx Zoo
James Miller, PhD  UCLA School of Medicine
Eli Mordechai, PhD  Medical Diagnostic Laboratories
Steve Norris, PhD  University of Texas Medical School
Jim  Oliver, PhD  Georgia Southern University 
Jarmo Oksi, MD, PhD Turku University Central Hospital, Department of Medicine,
Finland
Christopher Padduck, MD  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dennis Parenti, MD  SmithKline Beecham Biologicals
Charles Pavia, PhD  NYMedical College School of Medicine, NYCOM Microbiology
and Immunodiagnostic Laboratory of NYIT
George Perides, MD  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mario Philipp, PhD  Tulane University School of Medicine
Dorothy Pietrucha, MD Cornell/NYHospital, Jersey Shore Medical Center
Marian Rissenberg, MD  Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Scott Samuels, PhD  University of Montana School of Medicine
Rheinhard Staubinger, DVM, PhD  Cornell University School of Veterinary
Medicine
Ronald Schell, PhD  University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Jyotsna Shah, PhD  Igenex Laboratories
Richard Skare, PhD Texas A & M University Health Science Center
Richard Tilton, PhD  BBI Clinicial Laboratories

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 for other health
professionals (medical directors, risk managers) who wish to enhance their
knowledge of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disorders. 

REGISTRATION
Written notice of cancellation must be received by 2/15/2000 for a refund.

Fees
__ $250  by February 15 
__  $275  February 15 to March 21 
__  $325  March 22 to on-site
__  $160  Poster Presenters - contact us for forms, Graduate Students  -
w/University validation letter 
__  $60   Reception Only 
 
__ Check Enclosed 
     Make checks payable to “Lyme Disease Foundation” 

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