Third International Conference on Biotherapy (fwd)

Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu kostam at cc.huji.ac.il
Mon Sep 1 08:49:56 EST 1997



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Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu

Department of Parasitology
Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School
P.O.Box 12272
91120 Jerusalem, Israel

Tel.: 972 2 6758093
Fax.: 972 2 6757425

Internet:http://www.md.huji.ac.il/depts/parasitology/p-3-7.html

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Subject: Third International Conference on Biotherapy



		THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTHERAPY
 
 
              	MA'ALE HACHAMISHA CONGRESS CENTER, JERUSALEM,
                	    ISRAEL, MAY 24-27, 1998
 
 
                    UNDER THE AUSPICES OF: 
                                
             THE INTERNATIONAL BIOTHERAPY SOCIETY 
                               
                             AND 
                               
      THE S. F. KUVIN CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF INFECTIOUS
                     AND TROPICAL DISEASES
                  DEPARTMENT OF PARASITOLOGY
           HADASSAH MEDICAL SCHOOL-HEBREW UNIVERSITY
                           JERUSALEM
                                
 
 
 
     	                 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
              THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTHERAPY
                                           
Dear Colleague:
     On behalf of the International Biotherapy Society, I am pleased to
invite you to the Third International Conference on Biotherapy. The
Conference will be held in Jerusalem, on May 24-27, 1988, at the
Conference Center of Ma'ale Hachamisha. Located in the outskirts of
Jerusalem, in a hillside setting of extraordinary beauty, Ma'ale
Hachamisha is one of the early established kibbutzim in Israel.
     The first two international conferences held in Porthcawl, South
Wales, UK in 1995 and 1996 under the name First and Second World
Conference on Biosurgery, were extremely successful, and we plan to
continue the tradition established there for the exchange of information
and ideas pertaining to the treatment of human diseases  using living
invertebrates such as fly maggots, leeches and bees.
     Maggot therapy, the treatment of suppurative skin infections with the
larvae of calliphorid flies, was first introduced by William Baer in 1929
and used extensively during the 30's and 40's.  The method was abandoned
with the commercial introduction of antibiotics. The renewed use of
maggot therapy since the mid 80's made a tremendous leap forward and
during the last years over 160 hospitals in Great Britain, USA and Israel
have used this method for the treatment of intractable wounds.
     Medicinal leeches were used for bloodletting, and have been applied
to congested or inflamed parts of the human body for over 2,000 years.
Today leeches are used in plastic surgery, in the treatment of avulsed
injuries or replanted digits and auricles in which arterial
revascularization were performed but venous repairs were limited. They are
also used in the treatment of various pathological states and diseases
such as inflammation, peripheral venous and arterial diseases.
     Bee venom therapy has been known for more than twelve centuries.
Currently, this method is being used extensively in China, Korea, Romania,
Bulgaria and Russia. In the United States about 4,000 people suffering
from multiple sclerosis have been treated by this method.
     In the Third International Conference on Biotherapy the clinical
aspects of treatment with these organisms, as well as the scientific
aspects of the healing effects will be discussed. The Conference will
consist of oral and poster presentations.
     Enclosed please find a copy of the first announcement of this
Conference. We would be very pleased if you could help us draw the
attention of every physician and scientist who might be interested in this
Conference.
                         
                              Yours Sincerely
                              In the Name of the Organizing Committee
 
                              Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu 
                              President
                                    
                               
 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
 Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Israel (President)
 Prof. Rachel Galun, Israel
 Prof. Avshalom Mizrahi, Israel
 Prof. Meir Rigbi, Israel
 
 INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE:
 Dr. George Cherry, UK
 Dr. John Church, UK
 Dr. Ronald Sherman, USA
 Dr. Steve Thomas, UK
 
 ADVISORY BOARD:
 Prof. Amiram Eldor, Israel
 Prof. Arieh   Ingber, Israel
 Prof.   Itamar    Raz, Israel
 Prof.   Dan   Spira,   Israel
 
 COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS:
 Israel  Society for Dermatology
 Israeli    Diabetic     Association
 Israel  Society  for Parasitology
 Israel   Society  for Entomology
                               
                               
 	                     GENERAL INFORMATION
                                
 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
     The program will highlight the most recent and exciting developments
in the fields  of maggot therapy, leech therapy and bee venom therapy. The
main subjects of the conference will be the use of:
 - Fly  maggots for the treatment of wounds, i.e., in diabetic feet and
pressure ulcers. 
 - Medicinal leeches for plastic surgery and peripheral venous and
arterial diseases.
 - Bee venom therapy for chronic diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism
and multiple sclerosis.
     Both clinical and scientific aspects will be discussed. 
 JERUSALEM
     Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is today a flourishing city of half
a million  inhabitants. Situated high in the Judean Hills, it overlooks
the Judean Desert, the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea to the east, and the
Mediterranean coastal plain to the west. Its three thousand year history
is reflected in the many ancient sites, archeological remains and
 historic buildings found throughout the city.
 VENUE
     The Conference will be held at the Ma'ale Hachamisha Kibbutz Congress
Center located in the Judean Hills near Jerusalem. Hotel guests can enjoy,
free of charge, the outdoor and indoor swimming pools, wet and dry saunas
and jacuzzi.  There are tennis courts, treatment and massage rooms,
aerobic dancing and exercise studios on the premises, and  there is a
regular bus service to the Jerusalem central bus station.
 
 ACCOMMODATION (in US $)
     Rooms can be booked in the hotel of the Ma'ale Hachamisha Congress
Center on a half-board or full-board basis.
                         Full-board          Half-board
 Single bed room              118                  108
 Double bed room (per person)  74                   64
 
 REGISTRATION* (in US $)
                         Payment before    Payment   after
                         March 31, 1998    March 31, 1998
 Participant                  250            300
 Accompanying person          150            200
 
 *Payment in Israeli currency is subject to VAT
 
     Registration fees for participants cover participation in all
conference sessions, conference kit, refreshments during breaks, and all
social activities including the get-together party, gala dinner and the
half-day tour of Jerusalem.
     Registration fees for accompanying persons cover participation in the
get-together party, gala dinner and the half-day tour of Jerusalem.
 LANGUAGE
     The Conference will be conducted in English
 VISAS
     Participants from most countries do not require entry visas. The
first and second announcement constitute an official invitation to
participate in the Conference. Upon request the President will be ready to
send an official letter of invitation to scientists who wish to attend but
are not invited speakers, it being understood that the invitation is
 intended to help potential attendees raise travel funds or obtain a visa.
This letter of invitation is not a commitment on the part of the
Conference to provide any financial support.
 CLOTHING
     Informal for all occasions with the exception of the gala evening.
The weather will be warm enough for summer clothes during the day. A light
sweater or jacket is recommended for cool evenings.
 ABSTRACTS
     All abstracts will be distributed at the conference. The deadline for
receipt of abstracts is December 31, 1997.
 SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT
     The second announcement will be sent out at the beginning of 1998
 TOURS AND VISITS
     During the Conference there will be a half-day tour of Jerusalem. A
list of pre- and post-congress tours will be sent with the second
announcement. Social events will include a get-together party on May 24,
and a gala evening on May 26, 1998.
 INTERNET LINK
 You can visit and download the intent form from our URL page at:
 http://www.md.huji.ac.il/conf
                               
                               
                               
         THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTHERAPY
              JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, MAY 24-27, 1998
                                               
                       NOTICE OF INTENT
 Please type or write in CAPITAL LETTERS and send to:
 Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu
 Department of Parasitology
 Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School
 P.O.Box 12271, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
 Tel.: 972 2 675-8093, Fax.: 972 2 675-7425, E-mail:kostam at cc.huji.ac.il
 

SURNAME:............................................................
 
FIRST NAME:.........................................................

TITLE:..............................................................

INSTITUTION:.........................................................

ADDRESS:.............................................................

FAX:..............................TEL.:..............................

E-MAIL:..............................................................
 [] Please send me the Second Announcement
 [] I intend to participate in the Conference
     I plan to attend sessions on:
 [] Maggot therapy
 [] Leech therapy
 [] Bee venom therapy
 [] I wound like to present a paper / poster
 Title:
.......................................................................

.......................................................................
 [] Names and addresses of other persons who would be interested in the
Conference:

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Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu

Department of Parasitology
Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School
P.O.Box 12272
91120 Jerusalem, Israel

Tel.: 972 2 6758093
Fax.: 972 2 6757425

Internet:http://www.md.huji.ac.il/depts/parasitology/p-3-7.html





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