Fourth UK Tick Borne Diseases Conference was on 17th – 18th June 2005

The conference was based at Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

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Friday 17th

Dr. David Owen, Chair of the Meeting. Introductory talk. Seminal papers on Lyme Disease.

Dr Andrew Wright. ‘Is CFS a Bacterial Illness’ and ‘The role of multiarray PCR in microbiological research’.

Dr Beata Wodecka ‘Flagellin gene (flaB) as RFLP marker for the identification of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genospecies isolated from the blood of patients suspected of having Borreliosis’

Dr Joe Jemsek of Jemsek Clinic, N. Carolina. Keynote Speaker. Lyme Borreliosis Complex, a comprehensive approach to a multisystemic illness. This promises to be a fascinating presentation from one of the key clinicians in the USA.

Q&A with the morning speakers.

Dr Bela Bozsik. ‘Telling the truth based on Data with Darkfield Microscopy.’ This talk relates to the diagnosis of Borrelia burgdorferi.

Helen Giles, ‘The positive outcomes of heavy antibiotic dosing on Neuroborreliosis – a patient’s perspective’ .

Dr. David Owen. Summary of the Day and Outline Saturday 18th June.

Blood microscopy with Dr. Marie Kroun, Dr. Bela Bozsik, Dr. Wright and Dr. Milton Wainwright. A chance for a closer look.

Saturday 18th

Dr Katarzyna Gustaw, ‘Borreliosis and the Nervous system. Differential diagnosis and possibilities for treatment’

Dr Vance Spence, Cellular Apoptosis in a Population of ME/CFS patients and other groups of patients. Implications for covert infection.

xxx Dr Bela Bozsik. Combined antibiotic treatment of Lyme borreliosis.

Dr. David Owen. Approaches to the management of Lyme disease in practice.

Dr Joe Jemsek Dr. Jemsek’s Concluding Address. Co-Existing conditions – Co-infections and Co-morbidities.

Q&A with the morning speakers.

Dr Milton Wainwright, Studies on the isolation of bacteria from blood of ME/CFS patients.

Dr. David Owen. Chairman’s final remarks.