Int.Conf.Biotherapy. Second Ann. (frw)

Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu kostam at cc.huji.ac.il
Mon Jan 19 02:21:45 EST 1998



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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 home page:http://www.md.huji.ac.il/depts/parasitology/p-3-7.html
Biotherapy Conference: http://www.md.huji.ac.il/conf/biotherapy.html

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Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 22:49:33 +0200 (IST)
From: "Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu" <kostam at cc.huji.ac.il>
To: Kosta Mumcuoglu <kostam at cc.huji.ac.il>
Subject: Int.Conf.Biotherapy. Second Ann.

 =09=09THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTHERAPY
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                MA'ALE HACHAMISHA CONGRESS CENTER, JERUSALEM,
                         ISRAEL, MAY 24-27, 1998
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                          UNDER THE AUSPICES OF:=20
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                  THE INTERNATIONAL BIOTHERAPY SOCIETY=20
                             AND=20
            THE S. F. KUVIN CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF INFECTIOUS
                        AND TROPICAL DISEASES
                     DEPARTMENT OF PARASITOLOGY
             HADASSAH MEDICAL SCHOOL-HEBREW UNIVERSITY
                           JERUSALEM
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                      SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT
                               &
                        CALL FOR PAPERS
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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:=20
Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Israel (Chairman), Prof. Rachel Galun, Israel,
Prof. Avshalom Mizrahi, Israel, Prof. Meir Rigbi, Israel
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE:=20
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
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             THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTHERAPY
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   Dear Colleague:
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    On behalf of the International Biotherapy Society and the
Organizing Committee I cordially invite you to attend the Third
International Conference on Biotherapy. The Conference will be held in
Jerusalem, on May 24-27, 1998, 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 earliest
established kibbutzim in Israel.
   The first and second annual conferences held in Porthcawl,
South Wales, UK in 1996 and in 1997 were extremely successful, and we plan
to continue the tradition of exchanging 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 has spurred a tremendous
leap forward. Today over 200 hospitals in Great Britain, USA and Israel
use 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, for the treatment of
avulsed appendages following successful arterial revascularization but
limited venous repairs. Leeches are also used in the treatment of such
disorders 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, Russia and the USA. In these countries ten of thousands people
suffering from rheumatoid diseases and 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 basis for their actions will be discussed. The Conference will
consist of oral and poster presentations. We hope that this Conference
will give you the opportunity to renew existing links with friends and
colleagues around the world, and that the occasion will create new
collaborations and friendships.=20
    Enclosed please find a copy of the second announcement of this
Conference. Please share this information with any physician and
scientist who might be interested in this Conference.
                              Yours Sincerely,
                              On behalf of the Organizing Committee
                              Dr. Kosta Y.Mumcuoglu=20
                              Chairman
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=09=09=09GENERAL INFORMATION
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 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
     The program will highlight the most recent and exciting developments
in the fields of maggot therapy, bee venom therapy and leech therapy. The
scientific program that follows is subject to change. Suggestions will be
considered.=20
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 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
 - Ronald A. Sherman (USA). Maggot therapy: Yesterday, today and tomorrow.
 - John Church (UK). Maggot therapy: The way forward.
 - Theodore Cherbuliez (USA).  Apitherapy: Protocols, safety and efficacy.
 - Christopher M.-H. Kim (USA). Apitox (bee venom) therapy.=20
 - Olga S. Gilyova (Russia). The achievements of Russian medicine in
   systemic hirudotherapy.
 - Meir Rigbi (Israel). The antihemostatic armamentarium of leech saliva
   and its therapeutic potential.
 - Isolda Baskova (Russia). Regulation of some pathophysiological states
   by Piyavit, the  oral medicine from Hirudo medicinalis.
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     The scientific program will also include the following lectures:
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 A. MAGGOT THERAPY
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 - Jacky Edwards (UK). Maggot therapy in burn wounds.=20
 - Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu (Israel). Maggot therapy: The Israeli experience.
 - Ronald A. Sherman (USA). Antimicrobial activity of medicinal maggots.
 - Hilary M. Lappin-Scott (UK).  Bacterial-maggot interactions in wound
   therapy.
 - Eitan Friedman, Miriam Shaharabany, Samuel Ravin, Eli Golomb, Natan
   Gollop,Inna Ioffe-Uspensky, Jacqueline Miller, Rachel Galun & Kosta Y.
   Mumcuoglu (Israel). Partially purified antibacterial agent from maggots
   displays a wide range of antimicrobial activity.
 - Hannah Ben-Bassat (Israel). How long can cryopreserved cadaveric skin
   be stored to maintain adequate graft performance?
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 B. BEE VENOM THERAPY
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 - Franco Feraboli (Italy). Bee venom and trigger points.
 - Avshalom Mizrahi (Israel). Apitherapy - Curing diseases with bee
   products.
 - Anatolii A. Gribkov (Russia).  The apis-therapy of apoplectic stroke.
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 C. LEECH THERAPY
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 - Vladimir Savinov & T.N. Chaban (Russia). The role of hirudotherapy in
   medicine.
 - Amiram Eldor (Israel). The clinical use of leeches for organ
   revascularization and post-phlebitic syndrome.       =20
 - Olga Gilyova, N. Antipina, F. Kislyih, T. Kardyinova & I. Onosova
   (Russia). A  stomatological approach to leech therapy.
 - Vladimir Sidorov, O.S. Gilyova, G.  Korobeinikova, T. Guseva & N.
   Koriykina (Russia). Studies on leech therapy at health resort=20
   conditions of Ust-Katchka.
 - Avigdor Levanon (Israel). Leech derived recombinant Factor
   Xa-inhibitor: Animal models and clinical application.
 - Tatyana Bakalova (Russia). Hirudotherapy of chronic radiculalgia in
   ambulatory patients.
 - Gennady I. Nikonov & K.G. Seleznev (Russia and Ukraine). Girudon - A
   remedy for antiatherosclerosis and thrombosis.
 - K. G. Seleznev & Gennady I. Nikonov (Ukraine and Russia). Ointment
   "Girudo" - A new remedy  with anti-inflammatory and thrombolytic action.
 - Raisa N. Zhivoglyad (Russia). Hirudotherapy of uterine lesions.
 - Meir Rigbi, Miriam Orevi, Amiram Eldor et al. (Israel). The enigma of
   prolonged bleeding from the host after the leech has fed.
 - Gennady I. Nikonov, K.G. Seleznev & E.A. Titova (Russia, Ukraine &
   France). The use of  leeches and leech bioactive substances as the main=
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   components in cosmetic creams and anti-stress preparations.
 - K.G. Seleznev (Ukraine & Russia). The use of leeches and leech
   bioactive substances for the stimulation of microcirculation in plastic
   surgery.
 - Tatyana Seselkina, R.A. Belitskaya, G.F. Vasilenko & N.B. Hyretdinova
   (Russia). Hirudoreflexotherapy of acute apoplectic attack.=20
 - Flora Baranova, Isolda P. Baskova & E.A. Kalashnikova  (Russia).  A
   novel drug from the medicinal leech posseses immunosuppresive activity.
 - George S. Isakhanyan (Armenia). New opportunities for clinical
   application of hirudotherapy.
 - Kai Fan & Bo-Gao Mei (China).  To be announced.
 - Ludmila Zavalova (Russia). Destabilase - A novel enzyme produced by
   Hirudo medicinalis and its role in hirudotherapy.
 - Yakov Bondarevsky (Russia). The role of the medicinal leech in the
   treatment of infectious diseases.
 - Sergey Ermakov (Russia). Artificial feeding of medicinal leeches.
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 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 years
 of history are reflected in many ancient sites, archeological remains and
historic buildings throughout the city.
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 VENUE
     The Conference will be held at the Ma'ale Hachamisha Kibbutz Congress
Center located in the Judean mountains, in a hillside setting of
extraordinary beauty, 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.
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 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. Please fill in the attached
application form for hotel.
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 REGISTRATION* (in US $)
                         Payment before    Payment   after
                         March 31, 1998    March 31, 1998
 Regular participant           250            300
 Accompanying person           150            200
 Student*                      150            200
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 * Participants wishing to claim student status should include a letter of
verification from their department head.=20
     Registration fees for participants and students 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. They do not cover accommodation.
     Registration fees for accompanying persons cover participation in the
get-together party, gala dinner and the half-day tour of Jerusalem.
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 REGISTRATION DESK AND ON-SITE REGISTRATION
     Registration will start on May 23, 1998 in the Congress Center of
Ma'ale Hachamisha between 14.00 and 20.00 hrs. During the days of the
Conference the registration desk will be open between 8.00 and 14.00 hrs.
On-site registration at the Conference is possible.
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 PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
     Fees for registration can be paid  by a bank check (in US $, =9C or
SFr) payable to the Third International Conference on Biotherapy,  or by
bank transfer to: Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M., Jerusalem Branch, 21 Jaffa
Road, 91414 Jerusalem, account number 18646/78, to the order of Third
International Conference on Biotherapy. Please indicate the name(s) of the
 meeting participant(s) on the bank application.
     The hotel in Ma'ale Hachamisha and most restaurants and shops in
Israel accept major credit cards. Currency exchange is available at the
hotel and at banks.
     The registration fee (minus 25%) and hotel reservation fee (minus
25%) will be refunded only for cancellations received in writing before
May 24, 1998.=20
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 CONFIRMATION
     Upon receipt of the registration form and acknowledgment of payment,
the Organizing Committee will send a confirmation card/receipt with your
registration number. Please bring this card to the Registration Desk on
arrival.=20
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 LANGUAGE
     The official language of the Conference is English.=20
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 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 Chairman 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 participants 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.
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 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.
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 MAILING AND COMMUNICATIONS
     Mailing and facsimile facilities are available at the Conference
Center.
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 HEALTH AND INSURANCE
     The registration fee does not include any insurance for participants.
All participants are advised to make the necessary arrangements for short
term health and accident insurance before departure.
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 COMMERCIAL EXHIBITION
     The Organizing Committee encourages persons and companies to exhibit
items related to the topics of the Conference e.g., wound prevention and
management, wound dressings, live maggots, bees and leeches as well as
their products. Potential exhibitors are requested to contact the
Organizing Committee of the Conference.
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 TOURS AND SOCIAL EVENTS=20
     During the Conference there will be a half-day tour of Jerusalem for
all foreign participants.  Pre- and post-conference tours are detailed in
the attached application form for tours. Social events will include a
get-together party on May 24, and a gala evening on May 26, 1998.
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 CONNECTION FROM THE AIRPORT
     Participants arriving at Ben-Gurion International airport can travel
by public bus to Jerusalem where they can change to a local bus which will
take them to Ma'ale Hachamisha ($ 6). It is also possible to travel
directly to the Congress Center by "Sherut" which is a taxi shared with
another 6 passengers ($ 12), or by a private taxi ($ 32).
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 GENERAL ASSEMBLY
     A general assembly of the International Society on Biotherapy will be
held during the Conference. Participants are invited to become members of
the Society.
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 INFORMATION THROUGH WEBSITE
     For the latest information about the Conference and to download the
notice of intent please visit our Internet homepage at:
http://www.md.huji.ac.il/conf/biotherapy.html              =20
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           THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTHERAPY
                 JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, MAY 24-27, 1998
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                    NOTICE OF INTEND
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=20

SURNAME:..........................................................
FIRST NAME:.......................................................
TITLE:............................................................
INSTITUTION:......................................................
ADDRESS:..........................................................
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FAX:............................TEL:..............................
E-MAIL:...........................................................
 [] I intend to participate in the Conference
     I plan to attend sessions on:
 [] Maggot therapy
 [] Leech therapy
 [] Bee venom therapy
 [] I would like to present a paper / poster
 Title:
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[] Names and addresses of other persons who would be interested in the
Conference:

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 Third International Conference on Biotherapy
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 ABSTRACTS
     All abstracts will be distributed at the Conference. The deadline for
receipt of abstracts has been extended until March 31, 1998. The abstract
should be written on A4 paper according to the following instructions:
 1. Type the title in CAPITAL LETTERS.
 2. The author's name should be typed with the last name first followed by
the initial of the first name (s). Underline the presenting author's name.
If  scientists from more than two institutions are among the co-authors,
indicate the author's affiliation by a superscript number after his or
her name.
 3. Simple tables and figures may be included.
 4. Use standard abbreviations and place unusual ones in parentheses after
the first appearance  of the full word.
 5. Type single spaced throughout. Do not use paragraphs.
 6. Send the abstract by facsimile to the Chairman of the Conference. The
original copy should be airmailed in triplicate, not folded and protected
by cardboard.=20
 7. Use the following example to write the abstract:
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 A NOVEL DRUG FROM THE MEDICINAL LEECH POSSESES
 IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE ACTIVITY
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 Baranova, F.S.1, Baskova, I.P.2 & Kalashnikova, E.A.3
 1Institute of Transplantation and Artificial Organs, 2Moskow  State
University and 3Scientific Centre of Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia
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    A novel drug derived from the medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis and
named "Piyanit" (PY) was introduced in Russia and used for the treatment
of thrombophlebitis. The aqueous  extract or the powder was used in=20
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     In the letter accompanying the abstracts, authors are advised to
indicate their presentation preference (oral or poster). The Program
Committee will decide the final form of presentation and will notify the
authors. Please also indicated if you need any special  presentation
device e.g., audio-visual equipment. Two slide projectors and one overhead
 projector will be available during the oral presentations. Please label
the slides and indicate the name of the speaker.
     Abstracts may be retyped if poor letter quality affects reproduction.
In such cases, the Organizing Committee cannot guarantee exact
reproduction.
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 POSTER SESSION
     The size of the poster should be 90 by 120 cm. Exhibitors are
responsible for mounting and removing their materials. The date and time
of the poster session will be announced at the Conference.
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         Third International Conference on Biotherapy
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                  APPLICATION FORM FOR HOTEL=20
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Surname:..........................................................
First name:.......................................................
Title: Prof./Dr./Mr/Mrs:..........................................
Institution:......................................................
Address:..........................................................
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Fax:..........................Tel:................................
E-mail:...........................................................
 Name(s) of accompanying person(s):
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 I wish to share a room with*:....................................
 Date of arrival:..............Date of  departure:................
 Prices for accommodation (in US $):
                               Full board      Half board
 Single bedroom                    118            108
 Double bedroom (per person)        74             64
     Up to two children (2-18 years old) sharing the room with their
parents will pay 50% of the regular price.
     Fees for hotel reservation ($ 100) can be paid  by a bank check (in
US $, =9C or sFr) payable to the Ma'ale Hachamisha Congress Center  or by
bank transfer to: Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M., Jerusalem Branch, 21 Jaffa
Road, 91414 Jerusalem, account number 61750089 to the order of Ma'ale
Hachamisha Congress Center. Please indicate the name(s) of the meeting
participant(s) on the bank application.
 *There is a limited number of twin rooms where an extra bed for a third
adult can be added. =20
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    Please  send  this  form  to: Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Department of
Parasitology Hebrew  University-Hadassah  Medical  School, P.O. Box 12272,
91220 Jerusalem,  Israel. Fax No. 972 2 675-7425, E-mail:
Kostam at cc.huji.ac.il
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          APPLICATION FORM FOR PRE- AND POST CONGRESS TOURS=20
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DEPARTURE  DURATION  DESTINATION                           PRICE (US $)
1. Sunday  7 days    Caesarea, Megiddo, Acre, Safed, Golan 720 + 220 for
                    Heights, Tiberias, Nazareth, Jericho,  single suppl.
                    Jerusalem, Bethlehem,Massada,Dead Sea  Children: 648
 2. Wednesday  7 days         ditto as above              660+190 for s.s.
                                                          Children: 594
 3. Sunday-                                           =20
 Thursday  =AB day    Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Holocaust Museum           24
 4. Daily  1 day    Massada, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi Hot Springs          66
 5. Daily(Except
 Saturday) 1 day    Dead Sea, Ein Gedi Spa                           56
 6. Tuesday and
 Saturday  1 day    Ein Gedi Kibbutz and Nature Reserve              68
 7. Daily(Except
 Saturday) 2 days   Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Massada                   176
 8. Monday,
 Wednesday,
 Saturday  1 day    Nazareth, Capernaum, Tiberias                    58
 9. Tuesday 1 day   Zippori, Kedem Village, Druze Villages
                    Megiddo                                          70
 10. Sunday,=20
 Tuesday and
 Friday   1 day     Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra              66
 11. Daily (Except
 Saturday) =AB day    Visit to a kibbutz and the National Diamond
                    Center                                          Free=20
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 I am interested in participating in the following tour(s):
SURNAME:.........................FAMILY NAME:..................
TITLE:......................
INSTITUTION:...................................................
 TEL. NO.:......................FAX.NO.:.......................
 NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS PARTICIPATING TO THE TOUR:...........
 NUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO WOULD SHARE PARENT'S ROOM:.............
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TOUR NO. DATE    DAY     DESTINATION   NO.PARTICIPANTS           PRICE
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=2E......  .....   ...     ............  ...............            ....
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=09=09=09=09=09=09=09TOTAL     ....
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 Please send this form to: Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Department of
Parasitology Hebrew  University-Hadassah   Medical   School, P.O. Box
12272, 91220  Jerusalem, Israel. Fax No. 972 2 675-7425, E-mail:
Kostam at cc.huji.ac.il

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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 home page:http://www.md.huji.ac.il/depts/parasitology/p-3-7.html
Biotherapy Conference: http://www.md.huji.ac.il/conf/biotherapy.html





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