NEWSLETTER 8 (NOVEMBER, 2004)
The Second World Union of Wound Healing Societies' Meeting took place in Paris, France on July 8-13, 2004.
The International Biotherapy Society (IBS) organized one round-table discussion on "Guidelines for Maggot Debridement Therapy (MDT)" and one workshop on "Maggot Debridement Therapy in Chronic Wounds". Over 200 scientists participated to each of these sessions.
In this occasion, an executive committee and a general assembly meeting was organized. For the minutes please click here.
The German Society "Gesellschaft fuer Biologische Therapie" (Biotherapie Org.) (Chair: Dr. Wim Fleischmann), in cooperation with IBS organized a "Livesymposium Biotherapie", which will take place in Neu Ulm, Germany on December 3-4, 2004.
NEW FOUNDATION ON BIOTHERAPY
The BioTherapeutics, Education & Research Foundation (BTER) was created in 2003 in the USA to support patient care, education and research in biotherapy. The BeTER LeTTER, was launched lately by this foundation and the editor-in-chief is Dr. Ronald Sherman.
A MDT Workshop is planned for Saturday, January 29, 2005. The 6-hour workshop will include didactic and "hands-on" training in the principles and practice of maggot therapy. For more details please contact Dr. R. Sherman.
On January 12, 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted permission to produce and market Medical MaggotsJ brand of disinfected blow fly larvae for “debriding non-healing necrotic skin and soft tissue wounds, including pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, neuropathic foot ulcers, and non-healing traumatic or post surgical wounds.“ Medical MaggotsJ are currently produced at the University of California, Irvine. For more details contact Dr. R. Sherman.
The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK added maggots to its formulary: any general practitioner may now prescribe maggot therapy for wound care.
NEW PUBLICATIONS ON BIOTHERAPY
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