Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
The Charles E. Holman Foundation (CEHF) is pleased to host the 7th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference on Morgellons Disease. The 2 day event titled “Searching for the Uncommon Thread” brings researchers, medical professionals and patients together to cover the most current findings in the medical research of Morgellons Disease (MD). Medical practitioners on the frontlines of treating MD patients are provided with insights of the latest developments in understanding and managing the disease. The event takes place March 29-30th at the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Austin, TX. Special room rates are available for those attending the conference. Early bird registration with a discounted conference admission is open until Feb 9, 2014.
Morgellons Disease is a multi-system illness uniquely characterized by the formation of unusual fibers within the skin. A debilitating condition that includes slow-healing skin lesions, patients often describe overwhelming fatigue, GI disturbances and an array of neurological deficits. MD affects people of all ages, gender and ethnic groups worldwide.
The Charles E. Holman Foundation engaged a renowned team of scientists for medical research studies surrounding MD. On Dec. 19, 2013, “Morgellons Untangled” was launched on Indiegogo.com to raise $10,000 to cover the Phase 2 research endeavors; more funds are needed to complete the goal. Interested donors and to learn more about “Morgellons Untangled”, read more here. The results from Phase 2 will be presented during the conference in March.
“Phase 2 of Morgellons Disease research is proceeding enthusiastically forward,” said Cindy-Casey-Holman, RN, Director of The CEHF. “The most current details from all research will be presented during the conference. By supporting the work of these scientists, The CEHF is successfully gaining ground to uncover the cause, to raise awareness and bring Morgellons Disease to the forefront of the medical community’s attention.”
The 2014 speaker line-up will feature returning favorites as well as new prominent personalities from a variety of medical specialties. Some highlights of the two-day event include esteemed Pathologist Dr. Alan MacDonald who will discuss the Morgellons Fibers from a forensic viewpoint and Marianne Middelveen who will do a comparison of medically important fungi to findings in Morgellons tissues. This year for the first time, there will be an Open Discussion session. Those unable to attend have an opportunity to participate in this portion of the conference and are encouraged to email topics to events(at)thecehf(dot)org by Monday, March 24, 2014. All submissions, both audience and those emailed, will be place in a box from which random drawings will be made during the session. The speakers will get through as many as time will allow. “We are all very fired-up about this new segment. Many people are just too sick to travel or attend. This is a way for everyone to be part of the Morgellons Conference and we anticipate an overwhelming response,” said Gwen “Sunny” Simmons, RN, CEHF Nursing Advisory Panel volunteer.
The conference will be held on Saturday & Sunday, March 29 -30, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin, TX. An "Around the World" hors d'Oeuvres reception is scheduled for Saturday evening. While the event is geared towards the medical community, patients and everyone interested in learning more about MD are encouraged to attend. Registration includes admission to both days and the Saturday evening reception. Full conference details and online registration are available at http://www.thecehf.org/about-the-charles-e-holman-foundation.html. The CEHF is the primary funding source for Morgellons Disease medical-scientific research; event proceeds will be used to further this mission. All donations are tax deductible.
About The Charles E. Holman Foundation
The Charles E. Holman Foundation, based in Austin, TX, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to advocacy and philanthropy in the battle against Morgellons Disease. The foundation was named for Charles E. Holman, a pioneer in the fight against Morgellons Disease, and is led by Executive Director Cindy Casey-Holman, RN.