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5th Annual Medical Scientific Conference on Morgellons Disease

5th Annual Scientific/Medical Conference on Morgellons Disease

  • Host: Charles E. Holman Foundation
  • When: March 24 & 25, 2012 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Westoak Woods Baptist Church Conference Room 2900 Slaughter Lane Austin, Texas
  • Note: FREE airport shuttle and FREE parking is available. Room Rate – Double Occupancy is $109 + tax(Deadline for this rate is March 3, 2012). To make reservations call: 1-800-996-3426 *Be sure to mention “The New Morgellons Order/The Charles E. Holman Foundation” for this Special Rate!

    Fee: $50.00: ($40.00 If you register before March 10, 2012) A tax deductible contribution to The Charles E. Holman Foundation is requested to help cover costs of this event, but is not required. We want everyone to have the opportunity to attend. Any proceeds from this event will be used to further education and research. Students: $10.00 with Student ID

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    Tentatively Scheduled Speakers:

    Cindy Casey Holman, RN

    Austin, TX

    Executive Director

    The Charles E. Holman Foundation

    Cindy is an RN working in the ICU of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California for more than 16 yrs before contracting Morgellons.. Cindy and her husband, Charles, set out in 2004 on a mission to get Morgellons Disease discovered, understood and (most importantly) properly diagnosed.

    Mayo Clinic Report Leaves Everyone Scratching Their Heads., by Cindy Holman

    Peter Mayne, MD

    Laurieton NSW, Australia

    MBBS Sydney University

    DPD (Dermatology) Cardiff University 2005

    IDD International Dermoscopy Diploma Graz University 2008 - Distinction

    FACRRM Fellow Australian College Rural and Remote Medicine.

    Certificate Course Diabetes Management Monash University 2000.

    Honorary Tutor Dept Medicine Cardiff University - Dermatology.

    Member of ILADS - International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

    Marianne J. Middelveen, MDes,

    Alberta, Canada

    Veterinary Microbiologist

    University of Alberta, Calgary

    A microbiologist in Calgary, Alberta, currently working in the field of Veterinary Microbiology and specializing in bovine mastitis. She received post-graduate degrees in Microbial and Biochemical Science and in Environmental Science from Georgia State University and University of Calgary, respectively. She has been involved in research projects at the Centro Amazonico para Investigacion y Control de Enfermedades Tropicales, Puerto Ayacucho, Territorio Federal Amazonas (Edo. Amazonas), Venezuela; Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Universidad Central de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia; University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Calgary, Alberta. She became interested in Lyme disease after discovering she had the disease in 2011. As a volunteer, she has been involved in research related to Lyme disease on behalf of the Canadian Lyme Disease. Middelveen’s interest in Morgellons began when she ran across the website of Ginger Savely, DNP. A ground-breaking article on Morgellons co-authored by Middelveen and Raphael Stricker was published Nov., 2011.

    Carsten Nicolaus, MD, PhD

    Augsburg, Germany

    Borreliose Centrum Augsburg- BCA Clinic

    Chief Medical Director of two treatment centers for tick-borne diseases in Germany. His very distinguished, multi-faceted career spans over 20 yrs; medical experience and interests include Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Geriatric & Preventive Health Medicine, Vascular Medicine, and P.A.I.N. Therapy complemented by Acupuncture and Neural Therapy. Within recent years, Dr. Nicolaus has begun treating as well as researching Morgellons Disease in Germany.

    Elizabeth Rasmussen, Ph.D.

    Laramie, WY

    Dr. Rasmussen received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming (UW). She has post graduate education in microbiology and immunology, also from UW. She is a member of the Wyoming Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and past co-chair of the Laramie Advisory Commission on Disabilities and was appointed to the Wyoming Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Council by two governors. She has presented to the College of Health Sciences at UW, at the Wyoming State Health Conferences, at various health fairs, at the Wyoming Psychological Association Conferences, the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), at the Black Hills VAMC Grand Rounds, and the Sheridan VAMC.

    Dr. Rasmussen serves on the Scientific Advisory Panel of the CEHF. Her PPT presentation “Debunking DOP” can be found on the CEHF web site.

    Ginger Savely, DNP

    Washington, DC

    Ginger (aka Virginia) Savely is a family nurse practitioner with a doctorate degree in nursing practice(DNP). With a background in primary care, Dr. Savely has been specializing in the treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases since the year 2000 and in the newly emerging Morgellons disease since 2003. She is a member of International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). Dr. Savely has more clinical experience with Morgellons disease than any other health care provider in the world. Her many published articles and speaker presentations have earned her national media attention and the respect of her peers.

    Gregory V. Smith, MD, FAAP

    Gainesville, GA

    Pediatrician in private practice for 28 years.

    Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

    Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics.

      Member GA Chapter of AAP including serving 6 year term on the GA Chapter Board of Directors.

    Morgellons Patient.

    Raphael B. Stricker, MD

    San Francisco, CA

    Medical Degree and training from Columbia University in New York

    Sub-specialty training in Hematology, and Immunology and Immunotherapy at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

    Past President of International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

    Board of Directors International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

    Board of Directors California Lyme Disease Association (CALDA)

    Member of the: American Society of Hematology (ASH), Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS), American Federation for Medical Research (AFMF), American Society for Reproductive Immunology (ASRI)

    Recipient of the American Medical Association Award for Physician Excellence and an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Annals of Internal Medicine.

    Authored over 200 medical journal articles and abstracts.

    Areas of special interest include: coagulation disorders, emerging infectious diseases, immunodeficiency, immunologic infertility and tick-borne diseases.

    Amelia M. Withington, MD

    Chester, PA

    Attending Psychiatrist at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Chester, PA
    Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology
    Residency completed at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
    Graduated U of TX Southwestern Medical School, 1991

    Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D.

    Tulsa, OK

    Director of Research

    OSU-CHS Center for the Investigation of Morgellons Disease (CIMD)

    Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology

    Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

    Topic: “Research Update”


    WHEN Sunday, March 25,2012

    TIME AND LOCATION: 1 P.M. - 4 P.M.

    Wyndham Garden Hotel Conference Center., 3401 S. IH35 Austin, TX 78741

    "Morgellons: What It's Not"