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Volume: 3
Issue: 15
Date: 18-Sep-95


Table of Contents:

I.    LDF: IX Annual International Scientific Conference on LD
II.   LYMENET: Filing Complaints With State Medical Review Boards
III.  About The LymeNet Newsletter


Newsletter:

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IDX#                Volume 3 - Number 15 - 9/18/95
IDX#                            INDEX
IDX#
IDX#  I.    LDF: IX Annual International Scientific Conference on LD
IDX#  II.   LYMENET: Filing Complaints With State Medical Review Boards
IDX#  III.  About The LymeNet Newsletter
IDX#




I.    LDF: IX Annual International Scientific Conference on LD
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Sender: The Lyme Disease Foundation <lyme_fnd@aol.com>


IX Annual International Scientific Conference on Lyme Borreliosis.
Chronic Lyme Borreliosis: Basic Science and Clinical Approaches.
Boston, Massachusetts April 19 & 20, 1996.


FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT - Call For Abstracts

Lyme Disease Foundation, Hartford, CT

CONFERENCE TOPIC

The IX Annual Scientific conference on Lyme Borreliosis is an
interdisciplinary scientific forum designed to stimulate the exchange
of new information among those interested in tick-borne diseases.


Lyme Borreliosis poses an increasing health risk to residents of
endemic areas in the U.S. and elsewhere.  Chronic Lyme Borreliosis is
currently the subject of intensive research and discussion.  The
purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for the discussion of
basic science and clinical approaches to chronic Lyme Borreliosis and
to facilitate medical care to chronic sufferers.  Due to emerging
information on other tick-borne diseases, a panel discussing this
topic will be scheduled.


* Conference Host:
Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.
One Financial Plaza, 18th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103-2610
Phone: (203) 525-2000 Fax: (203) 525-8425
E-Mail: lyme_fnd@aol.com


* Conference Chair:
Martina Ziska, M.D. Lyme Disease Foundation


* Conference Co-Chairs:
Sam T. Donta, M.D. Boston University Hospital, Boston VA Medical
Centers, Boston, MA
Mark S. Klempner, M.D. New England Medicine Center, Tufts University
School of Medicine, Boston, MA


* Poster Session Chair:
Jonathan A. Edlow, M.D. Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA


* CME Credits:
CME Credits will be offered to health care professionals. Special
nursing credits will also be available.


* Conference Program:
The program will consist of oral and poster presentations, with two
roundtable discussion sessions scheduled. A reception and other social
events will also be included.


SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

* Call for Abstracts:
You are invited to submit abstracts for the IX Annual International
Conference on Lyme Borreliosis.  Oral contributions are being solicited
for the following topics:


    CHRONIC LYME BORRELIOSIS

    Basic Science                 Clinical Studies
    ------------------            --------------------
    Animal Models                 Clinical Manifestations
    Microbiology                  Laboratory Diagnosis
    Molecular Genetics            Management and Treatment
    Pathogenesis


    Emerging Tick-Borne and Spirochetal Diseases
    --------------------------------------------


Only oral presentations related to the above topics will be considered.
Posters are being solicited for topics designated on the abstract form.


* Instructions for Authors:
All abstracts should be submitted and presented in English.  Accepted
abstracts will be scheduled for oral or poster presentations and will
be published in the Program/Abstract Book which will be available to
all conference registrants.


The Abstract Book is printed strictly from the forms provided by the
authors.  Neither corrections nor changes will be made before
publication.  Each registered participant can present only one
abstract but can be co-author on others.


* Abstract Contents:
Each abstract should contain such pertinent details as: objectives of
the research, methodology employed, results and conclusions.


* Journal Supplement:
All accepted oral presentations will be published in the form of an
original manuscript in a major medical journal. Each accepted speaker
must submit a manuscript, which will be subject to a review process.
There will be approximately a four month period to prepare the
manuscript.  Each conference attendee will receive a copy of the
journal supplement which will be published in the summer of 1996.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Carlson Wagonlit/Ultimate Travel has been selected as the official
travel management company for the conference.  This company will offer
significant savings on airfare to Boston and exceptionally low priced
rooms at the Wyndham Copley Plaza Hotel to conference attendees.


* Hotel:
The Conference will be held at the beautiful Wyndham Copley Plaza
Hotel, located in the heart of Boston s prestigious Back Bay.


* Reception:
The conference reception will be held at a nearby exclusive facility
and is guaranteed to be filled with the same fun and splendor of
years past.


* Activities:
The hotel is located in downtown Boston, only steps away from Copley
Square and the exclusive shops and galleries of Newbury Street,
Boylston Street, Copley Place, and the Prudential Center Malls.


Activities for participants and their families will be scheduled.
These may include a trip to the Museum of Science and/or a trip to
Quincy Market.  Special programs especially for children within the
hotel will also be available.  More complete information will be
available after January 1996.


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

November 15, 1995 Deadline for receipt of abstracts of papers and
posters.  January 1, 1996 Notification of acceptance of papers and
posters.


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IN ORDER TO SERVE YOU BETTER DURING THE CONFERENCE...

We ask that you please answer the following questions. These questions
are only guides to help us serve you better while making conference
arrangements. Your answers do not obligate you in any way.


( ) I plan to stay as a guest at the Wyndham Copley Plaza Hotel during
the conference.
( ) I plan to bring my spouse to the conference and would like more
information on the planned activities as it becomes available.
( ) I plan to bring my family to the conference and would like more
information on the planned activities as it becomes available.
( ) I am interested in having a day-care service available during the
conference.
( ) I will be bringing a guest who would be interested in attending
the reception only.


Please check off areas of interest. We will schedule daily activities
around your responses.
( ) Quincy Market                 ( ) Harbor Cruise
( ) Boston Museum of Science      ( ) Trade Center
( ) Boston Aquarium               ( ) Harvard Square, Cambridge
( ) JFK Library                   ( ) Boston Museum of Art
( ) Freedom Trail


( ) YES! Please send more information on the Lyme Disease Foundation's
IX Annual International Scientific Conference on Lyme Borreliosis.
( ) Please send Poster Abstract Form
( ) Please send Oral Presentation Abstract Form


Please print

Name:_________________________________________________________________

Affiliation:__________________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________________

City:____________________ State:_______ Zip:__________ Country:_______

Daytime Phone:_______________________ Daytime Fax:____________________

MAIL TO:
The Lyme Disease Foundation
Attn: Conference
One Financial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103


The Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc. (LDF) is a nonprofit healthcare
agency dedicated to finding the solutions to LD and other tick-borne
diseases.



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II.   LYMENET: Filing Complaints With State Medical Review Boards
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Sender: Cindy M. Onorato <MUVQ22A@prodigy.com>


Have been misdiagnosed or mistreated by a "Lyme Expert?"  Have you
been ridiculed or blocked access to treatment?  Now is the time to do
something about it.  File a complaint with the state medical board.  
Many of these doctors who say no one has Lyme or that everyone gets
better have not had complaints filed against them for this.  We have
to let the state boards know that their behavior is not acceptable.  
Please do NOT mention any other doctors name in the complaint or your
current treating physician (to avoid them from getting targeted).  


Here are some addresses.  For additional states, you can contact me.

CT - Public Health & Addition Svcs, Medical Quality Assurance, 150
Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106  
MA - MA Board of Registration in Medicine, 10 W. St., 3rd Floor,
Boston, MA 02111
NJ - NJ State Board of Examiner, 140 E. Front St., Trenton, NJ  
08608
NY - State Board of Medicine, Cultural Education Center, Empire State
Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
PA - PA State board of Medicine, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105
TX - TX State Board of Medical Examiners, P.O. Box 149134, Austin, TX
78714



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