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Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York,
November 13 & 14, 1999

83 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590
(914) 297-6472
Armen Manasar, DDS, Coordinator

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November 1, 1999

Lyme Disease Conference at Bard College

The Lyme Disease Conference originally scheduled for October, will take place on Saturday, November 13th and Sunday, November 14th, at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 5 minutes north of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, on Route 9G. An internationally known panel of presenters will discuss the most recent developments in research and clinical management of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases.

Among the faculty are the following:

Dr. Willy Burgdorfer, of NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratories, the primary researcher who discovered the Lyme spirochete, Borrelia Burgdorferi.

Drs. David Dorward and Paul Doray, also of the National Institutes of Health, research scientists who have studied Lyme Diseases for many years.

Dr. Carmine Sorbera, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at New York Medical College, who will be addressing Lyme Carditis.

Since Lyme Disease is a multi-system infection, various speakers will address the clinical implications of Lyme Disease on different organs, as well as the complexities of diagnosis. The fields of neurology, pediatrics and psychiatry will be represented, among others. Faculty affiliations include Yale, University of California at Davis, and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Research has suggested that co-infections could make the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease more difficult.
Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis, two co-infections that have been under investigation, will be discussed by several of the speakers.

The Northeast is by far the most endemic part of the country for Lyme Disease. By holding the conference on the weekend, and by keeping the cost low, the conference committee hopes to attract a large number of area physicians and allied health professionals, in order to promote the health and well-being of our residents.

Physician CME & Nursing CEU Credits now approved .


Lyme Disease and Other Spirochetal and Tick-Borne Diseases:
A Two Day Discussion of the Most Recent Developments in Research and Clinical Management

Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999 and Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999

Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 Opening Remarks
Armen Manasar,DDS
Kenneth Liegner, MD

9:00 The Complexities of Vector-Borne Spirochetes: Historical Analysis
Willy Burgdorfer, PhD

9:45 Lymphotropism by Borrelia burgdorferi David W. Dorward,PhD

10:30 Break

10:45 Update on Current Concepts in the Pathology of Borreliosis and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
Paul Duray, MD

11:45 Lunch

12:45 Role of a Diagnostic Laboratory in Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Diseases
Jyotsna Shah, PhD

1:30 Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease with a Focus on Chronic Lyme
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD

2:15 Break

2:30 An Overview of Lyme Carditis
Carmine Sorbera, MD

3:15 Ovarian and Immune System Interaction During Lyme Disease
Marylynn Botsford Barkley, PhD,MD

4:00 Lyme Disease in Children

Charles Ray Jones, MD

5:00 Panel Q and A
Saturday Speakers

6:00 Session Closing

Sunday, November 14, 1999

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 Lymerix OspA Vaccine - Current Findings
Barsha Jain, MD

9:15 Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease in Children and Adults
Brian Fallon, MD

10:00 Treatment of Adolescents with Neuropsychatric Lyme Disease: A Model for Collaboration Between Mental Health Practitioners and Lyme-Treating Physicians
Sandra K. Berenbaum, CSW,BCD
M. Lynne Canon, CSW, BCD
Janice Kochevar, FNP-C

10:45 Break

11:00 Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis: Ticks and Laboratory Diagnosis
Louis Magnarelli, MD

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Treatment Options for Late Lyme Disease
Joseph Burrascano, MD

1:45 Chronic Lyme Disease: A Symptom Complex of Multiple Co-Infections, New Diagnostic Treatment Protocols
Richard Horowitz, MD

2:30 Break

2:45 Neurologic Lyme Disease: Anatomic Pathophysiologic Imaging and other Treatment Protocols
Amiram Katz, MD

3:30 Future Aspects of Tick-Borne Disease Research
Burgdorfer, Dorward, Duray, Barkley, Burrascano, Fallon, Horowitz, Jain, Jones, Katz, Kochevar, Liegner, Magnarelli, Shah, Sorbera

5:00 Summary and Closing Remarks

Registration info


Hospital affiliation:___________________________________________

mailing address for
confirmation of



Daytime phone:__________________________________________________

Completed Registration form (name, address, phone # including
area code, fax #, Hospital/Affiliation and Specialty) is to be
mailed, with Check payable to DCLDC is to be mailed to

Dutchess County Lyme Disease Conference
83 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590

We are not equipped to handle credit cards.

Fee is as follows:

Professionals: $100.00
Allied Health Professionals
Coomunity Education Leaders: $75

Registration includes conference, syllabus, luncheon and break
both days.

For questions:

Call: (914) 297-6472 (M-F 9:00 to 5:00)
E-Mail: [email protected]

Early registration is suggested since space is limited.

Lodging - Holiday Inn, Kingston, NY
Cnference rates available until November 5th
Register by phone or e-mail:

(914)338-0400 [email protected]


Physicians: Conference qualifies for Category I credits

Dentists and Dental Hygienists: Conference sponsored by the
9th District Dental Society CDE Credits Available

Nurses: CEU Credits
Certificates of Attendance Available.

Location: Bard College - Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building
Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
(5 minutes from Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge)
Program Description and Objectives
This course will focus on important recent developments in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of lyme Disease and other Tick-Borne Diseases. It is targeted toward physicians, allied health professionals and community educators.

At the conclusion of the program, the participant should be able to:

--Recognize the complex nature of Borrelia burgdorferi in relation to host response to infection and the rationale for various types of treatment

--Determine criteria for diagnosis and treatment of the various presentations of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases

--Understand the role of the laboratory testing for Lyme Disease and co-infections

--Achieve proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic, pediatric and cardiac Lyme Disease

--Recognize the presence of co-infections, Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis (HGE) in the Hudson Valley

--Achieve proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis

--Understand the interaction between the ovarian and immune system in the presence of active Lyme Disease.

--Recognize the complexities of diagnosing and treating chronic Lyme Disease

--Recognize the complexities in distinguishing between Lyme Disease and other diseases with similar clinical presentations

--Develop an understanding of the OspA vaccine, and its implications for use

--Increase awareness of new research and new treatment modalities


The exact destination address to use in Mapquest is:
1 Annandale Road
Annandale, NY 12504

Make sure to use the zip!

There are 100 rooms reserved for the conference at the Holiday Inn in Kingston, N.Y., about 15 minutes driving distance from Bard, assuming people have cars, or can get together with those who do. Debbie Harris, in the Conference Registration office, has reserved rooms at a conference rate of $79.00 per room per night. To make reservations, call the Holiday Inn at (914) 338-0400, and ask for the conference rates for the Dutchess County Lyme Disease Conference.
(At the places where rates were quoted below, these quotes were made 10/20/99 @ 2:30 PM by telephone)
Red Hook and Rhinebeck = Mostly B and B's.
Nearest big cities: Kingston, Staatsburg, Poughkeepsie

Bard College is ~19 miles north of Poughkeepsie following on Rte 9 North About 30 minutes.

Poughkeepsie Area hotels-- (Area code 914)
Best Inn 2 Haight Avenue. 454-1010. 41 rooms. Outdoor pool.
, . $-$$ M/C 50
Best Western Inn & Conference Center
679 South Road, Route 9. 462-4600, 800-528-1234. 153 rooms, some with heart-shaped Jacuzzis, suites with kitchenettes. Outdoor pool, dining, lounge. Bananas Comedy Club. . $$-$$$ G, H, M/C 800

Per Room, per night, One King Bed or 2 Doubles = $99.95 or 2 People, per night, per room = $ 99.95, per night
The Copper Penny Inn
101 New Hackensack Road. 452-3045. 4 rooms. Elegantly restored 1860's farmhouse. 12 acres, stream, pond, stone terrace, fireplaces, full breakfast. $$-$$$ M/C 50

Courtyard by Marriott-Poughkeepsie
408 South Road, Route 9. 485-6336; reservations
800-321-2211. 149 rooms, 12 suites, 2 meeting rooms.
Indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, restaurant (breakfast only), lounge, exercise room, free HBO and courtyard area. , . $$-$$$
H, M/C 45

Econo Lodge
426 South Road, Route 9. 452-6600.

112 rooms, efficiency units. Complimentary continental breakfast. Pets allowed. . $$ G M/C 70
Holiday Inn Express/Poughkeepsie
341 South Road. 473-1151 or 800-HOLIDAY for reservations.
121 rooms. Whirlpool suites available. Newly renovated.
Outdoor pool, exercise room, complimentary continental breakfast. , . $$-$$$ G, H M/C 24

King beds = $79 per room
2 Double Beds = $79 per room
Suites - call Hotel
Inn at the Falls
50 Red Oaks Mill Road. 462-5770. 36 rooms including 12 executive suites.
Sheraton Civic Center Hotel-Poughkeepsie
40 Civic Center Plaza. 485-5300. 175 rooms.
Full service facility, dining, health club, covered parking. , . $$ H, M/C 400

Concierge's Level, no discount = $139- $149 per
night per room. King sized beds or two doubles

2 Doubles and Smoking, no discount = $129 per night per room.
Not Confirmed, Not reserved, call Hotel to verify.
Travelodge of Poughkeepsie
313 Manchester Road, Route 55. 454-3080.

117 rooms, including 45 efficiency units, family townhouses available, newly renovated, free HBO, in-room coffee, outdoor pool, dining, tennis. $$ G

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