"The diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease remains controversial because the scientific understanding of this illness continues to evolve and basic questions remain unanswered. The roots of the controversy are the lack of reliable tests and biological markers for the disease and the low therapeutic efficacy of commonly prescribed antibiotic regimens.
Until we can separate the infected from the uninfected and the cured from the uncured, arguments over diagnostic and therapeutic approaches will continue.
TODAY'S PATIENTS CAN'T WAIT FOR TOMORROW'S INSIGHTS!"
~ Elizabeth Maloney MD, ILADS ~
JOIN US ~ TUESDAY AUGUST 25 6:00pm
As Bob Giguere from Igenex, the leading tick-borne research laboratory, explores and explains all of this scientific controversy to us ~ in layman's terms!
I've heard him speak several times and I promised you you WON'T be disappointed!!!!
Tuesday August 25 6:00 - 8:00pm
Wiscasset Municipal Building
Corner of Rt 1 and Rt 27
*** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION ~ THIS DATE ONLY ***
Bob Giguere, Igenex Inc, to speak at Wiscasset Lyme meeting
On Tuesday, August 25th, the Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) will be holding their Wiscasset Lyme support meeting at the Wiscasset Municipal Building (police/fire station) in the Community Room from 6-8pm (as the Wiscasset Community Center will be closed for maintenance). They are happy to announce that Bob Giguere from Igenex, Inc will be their guest speaker that evening.
After receiving his bachelor's degree from Providence College, Bob worked at Collaborative Research, Inc. for over 5 years during which time he received molecular biology training at David Botstein's laboratory at MIT. He became the Senior Vice President / COO at Boston Biomedical Clinical Laboratory in Ct and directed this microbiology & infectious diseases esoteric laboratory through the 1990's. He joined IGeneX, Inc. in 2005 as the Director of Sales, and has spent the last 9 years speaking not only to medical providers and patient support groups but also has been invited to speak on Lyme and co-infection testing at medical schools and conferences throughout the United States.
Igenex, Inc, located in Palo Alto, California, is the leading reference laboratory specializing in state-of-the-art clinical and research testing for Lyme Disease and associate tick-borne diseases and has been for over 20 years. They are a specialty immunology laboratory and research facility, providing personalized service to over 1,000 private practice physicians, hospitals, and other clinical reference laboratories throughout the U.S. and Canada. The laboratory also functions as a pilot site for diagnostic manufacturers in the introduction of new assays, and has extensive collaborative agreements with multiple research groups. The Reference Laboratory, founded in 1983, was purchased from 3M Diagnostic Systems (3MDS-Santa Clara, CA and BioWhittaker, Inc., Walkersville, MD) in 1991 by IGeneX, Inc. and moved to Palo Alto, California. The laboratory is CLIA-certified, inspected by the Department of Health and Human Services.
MLDSE is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness, fosters education, advocates for change and provides community support across the Midcoast Region of Maine with support groups in Brunswick, Rockport and Wiscasset.