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FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTHERAPY

 

WURZBURG, GERMANY, JUNE 29-30, 2000

 

UNDER THE AUSPICE 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, ISRAEL

 

 

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS

 

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTHERAPY

Dear Colleague:

On behalf of the International Biotherapy Society (IBS) and the Organizing Committee I cordially invite you to attend the Fifth International Conference on Biotherapy. The Conference will be held in Wurzburg, Germany, on June 29-30, 2000, at Congress Center. The main subject of the Conference will be "Biotherapy and the Skin".

The first, second and forth IBS conferences were held in Porthcawl, South Wales, UK in 1996, 1997 and 1999 and the third IBS conference in Jerusalem, Israel. We believe that all of them 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, hundreds of medical institutions in USA, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden 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 where there is limited venous repair. 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.

At the Fifth 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 to create new collaborations and friendships.

Enclosed please find a copy of the first announcement of this Conference. Please share this information with any physician and scientist who might be interested.

Yours Sincerely,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Israel (Chairman) and

Dr. John Church, UK (Co-chairman)

 

ORGANIZING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

ABSTRACTS

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS AND AUTHORS

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

VENUE

The Conference will be held at the Congress Center, Wurzburg, Germany, together with the Forth Congress of the German Wound Healing and Wound Treatment Society (4. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft f?r Wundheilung und Wundbehandlung e.V.), June 29-July 1, 2000 (President: Prof. A. Thiede)

VISAS

Please check with the local German Authorities if you need a visa to visit Germany. In case that you have to obtain a visa, please contact Dr. P. Wassel (E-mail address: peter.wassel@extern.uni-ulm.de)

ACCOMMODATION (in US $)

Please contact the Tourist Information in W?rzburg

Phone: +49-(0)931-372371

Fax: +49-(0)931-373652

There is a small contingent of rooms in the Congress Hotel (MARITIM Hotel).

For booking in the MARITIM Hotel please use the key word "DGFW 2000".

REGISTRATION* (in US $)

Regular participant 150

Accompanying person 75

Student* 70

(includes tax and welcome ceremony on Thursday, June 29, 2000)

* Participants wishing to claim student status should include a letter of verification from their department head.

Registration fees for participants and students cover participation in all conference sessions and conference kit.

Registration fees for accompanying persons cover participation in all sessions.

REGISTRATION DESK AND ON-SITE REGISTRATION

Registration will start on Thursday, June, 29, 2000 in the Congress Center beginning at 10 a.m.. During the days of the Conference the registration desk will be open between 7.30 and 17.00 hrs. On-site registration at the Conference is possible.

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Fees for registration can be paid by check (in US $) payable to DGFW e.V., Ulm, or by bank transfer to: Deutsche Bank 24, Ulm, (Germany) BLZ 63070024 account number 011666502, to the order of DGFW e.V. Ulm. Please indicate the name(s) of the meeting participant(s) on the bank application.

No Credit Cards acceptable.

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.

LANGUAGE

The official language of the Conference is English.

TOURS AND SOCIAL EVENTS

On Thursday, June 29 a welcome tour is planned to the W?rzburg Residency including a visit to the historical buildings of the town. The evening will conclude with wine tasting in the historical wine cellar of the Residency (The price for this event is included in the registration fee.)

The congress banquet will be held on Friday evening beginning at 8 p.m. in the Congress Center (Fees: $ 25 excluding beverages).

There will be a social program for accompanying persons. More information will be available at the registry desk or in the Internet under: http://www.dgfw.de (in German) and on the IBS homepage (http://biotherapy.md.huji.ac.il)

CONNECTION FROM THE AIRPORT

W?rzburg can be reached by train from Frankfurt Airport or by car using the motorway A7 (Hamburg-Stuttgart) or A3 (M?nchen-Frankfurt). The journey takes approximately 1 hour.

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.

INFORMATION THROUGH WEBSITE

For the latest information about the Conference please visit our Internet homepage at: http://biotherapy.md.huji.ac.il, or contact us by E-mail: kostam@cc.huji.ac.il

 

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTHERAPY

WURZBURG, GERMANY, JUNE 29-30, 2000

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@cc.huji.ac.il

SURNAME:........................................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

.........................................................................................................................................

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: .................................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................

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

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FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOTHERAPY

ABSTRACTS

All abstracts will be distributed at the Conference. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is May 31, 2000. The abstract should be written on A4 paper according to the following instructions:

1. Type the title in CAPITAL LETTERS.

2. The authorís name should be typed with the last name first followed by the initial of the first name (s). Underline the presenting authorís name. If scientists from more than two institutions are among the co-authors, indicate the authorís 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 E-mail to: kostam@cc.huji.ac.il using if possible PC/Word. Otherwise, send it by facsimile to the Chairman of the Conference. The original copy should be airmailed in triplicate, not folded and protected by cardboard. Use the following example to write the abstract:

A NOVEL DRUG FROM THE MEDICINAL LEECH POSSESSES IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE ACTIVITY

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

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 ........

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 indicate 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.

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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