Earn Nursing credits at PBC Conference

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    PBC Conference 2001 "Progress through Partnerships" June 20 - 23, 2001, Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas Nevada
    Conference fee $130 per person. After 4/30/01 fees are $145.00 per person. Mail conference fees to PBCers Organization, 1430 Garden Rd., Pearland, Tx 77581 (PLEASE SEND YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WITH CONFERENCE FEE) Group hotel rate $85 per night, double or single. For reservations call 1-800-835-5686 1-800-732-2111 book under PBCers block of rooms. Complete Conference info http://members.aol.com/pbcers/Conference2001.htm

    Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 15:32:35 -0500
    From: PBCers <pbcers@pbcers.org>
    Subject: Nurses CE & Conference Information

    Nurses Continuing Education Credit

    The PBCers Organization is offering Nurses Continuing Education (ANCC
    provider) at our upcoming Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Conference 2001. If you
    are interested in taking advantage of the CE, please e-mail
    Information required: Full name, address, State license issued, license
    number & social security number. No additional fee other than conference fee.

    PBC Conference 2001 "Progress through Partnerships"

    Wednesday, June 20 - Saturday, June 23, 2001
    Flamingo Hilton Hotel & Casino
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    The PBCers Organization proudly presents our Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
    Conference 2001 "Progress through Partnerships." Our conference is to provide
    the most up-to-date PBC information on research, treatments, transplantation,
    our growing PBCers Organization and other autoimmune liver diseases.

    Our conference is open to all those with PBC, other liver diseases, family
    members, friends and the medical community. Complete conference information
    located on our website at http://pbcers.org/Conference2001.htm

    PBC Conference 2001 "Guest Speakers"
    All guest speakers will have 15-20 minutes open questions & answers after
    their presentations. Speakers presentations including the Doctors Panel Q&A
    will be audio taped and cassettes sold during and after our conference. Las
    Vegas Audio & Video (1-800-566-5575) Credit cards accepted.

    Jim Ader, & wife Sheila
    Former FBI Agent
    PSC: Post Transplant
    Topic 1: An Organ Donor Saved My Life
    Topic 2: Family Members & Friends Segment
    Thursday, 06/21/01

    Nathan Bass, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Liver
    Transplantation Program,
    University of California
    San Francisco
    Topic 1: Being listed for transplant: What's involved?
    Topic 2: New and Recurrent Diseases after Transplantation.
    Friday, 06/22/01

    David Bernstein, M.D.
    Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
    North Shore University Hospital
    Manhasset, NY
    Topic 1: PBC: How does it make me feel and what can I expect?
    Topic 2: Autoimmune Hepatitis: Overview & how it affects PBC
    Thursday, 06/21/01

    Alan Brownstein
    President & CEO
    American Liver Foundation
    Topic: ALF & the PBCers
    Saturday, 06/23/01

    Patrick Colin, Pharm PhD
    Axcan Scandipharm, Inc.
    Director Clinical Research
    Topic: Update - Urso250 Research
    Saturday, 06/23/01

    Sue Gallagher
    Axcan Scandipharm, Inc.
    Product Manager Urso250
    Topic: Urso250 Marketing (Patient & Provider Support)
    Saturday, 06/23/01

    France Guay
    Axcan Scandipharm, Inc.
    Vice President Quality Assurance and Development.
    Topic: The NEW Urso
    Saturday, 06/23/01

    Marshall Kaplan, M.D.
    Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
    New England Medical Center
    Boston, MA
    Topic 1: Bone disease in PBC and PSC
    Topic 2: Update Combination Therapy in PBC
    Friday, 06/22/01 & Saturday 06/23/01

    Kris V. Kowdley, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology
    Seattle WA
    Topic 1: Fat-soluble vitamin deficiency in PBC
    Topic 2: Long-term effects of ursodeoxycholic acid therapy in PBC
    Saturday, 06/23/01

    Andrew Mason, M.D.
    Medical Director of Liver Transplantation Ochsner Clinic. Assistant Professor
    of Medicine
    Tulane University Medical Center
    Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology, Louisiana
    State University Medical Center
    New Orleans, LA
    Topic 1: Family Member & Friends Segment
    Topic 2: Is PBC an Infectious Disease?
    Saturday, 06/23/01

    Melissa Palmer, M.D.
    Private Practice Long Island, NY
    Specialty: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Medical advisory board of the ALF New York Chapter
    ALF National Chapter Nutrition Education Subcommittee
    Topic: Diet, nutrition & exercise
    Friday, 06/22/01

    Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.
    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Division of Rheumatology/Allergy
    UC Davis
    Davis, CA
    Topic: What Causes Primary Biliary Cirrhosis?
    Saturday, 06/23/01

    DOCTORS PANEL: Friday, 06/22/01
    Nathan Bass, M.D., Patrick Colin, Pharm PhD., Marshall Kaplan, M.D., Kris V.
    Kowdley, M.D., Andrew Mason, M.D. and Melissa Palmer, M.D.
    Conference Schedule & Segments:

    Wednesday, June 20th - refreshments
    2:30pm - 5:00 pm
    Early Registration
    PBCers Ice Breaker

    Thursday, June 21 -Group Lunch and Refreshments
    7:00am Golf Challenge
    10:00am - 4:45pm
    PBCers & Guest Speakers
    Live Auction 1
    4:15pm - 5:30pm
    Family Member & Friends Segment (No PBCers please)

    Friday, June 22 -Group Lunch, Refreshments & Banquet
    9:30am - 3:15pm
    PBCers & Guest Speakers
    Silent/Live Auction 2
    Doctors Panel Open Q&A
    3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Family Members/Friends Segment (No PBCers please)
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
    PBCers Banquet, Silent Auction & Awards Ceremonies

    Saturday, June 23 -Group Lunch and Refreshments
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    PBCers & Guest Speakers
    Live Auction II

    *** Thanks to Axcan Scandipharm for sponsoring our PBC Conference 2001 and
    guest speakers. ***

    PBC Conference Fee for ALL attendees including nurses
    $130.00 received before April 30, 2001
    $145.00 received after April 30, 2001
    We cannot accept any conference fees after June 11, 2001, or at the
    conference doors. Check or money order only in US funds. No cash!
    Conference Fee Includes:
    All guest speaker's
    Group segments
    Open meeting rooms
    Scheduled group meals (3 lunches & 1 banquet)
    Refreshments in open meeting rooms when available.
    CE credit certificate to qualified nurses.

    Refund Policy:
    NO refunds after May 15, 2001

    Conference Fee Mailing Instructions
    Check or money order made payable to: PBCers Organization
    Mail to:
    PBCers Organization
    1430 Garden Road
    Pearland, Tx 77581

    PBCers Hotel Room Rate
    There are still plenty of hotel rooms available under our block of rooms.
    PLEASE book under our PBCers block.
    $85.00 per night (tax not included)
    Group rate is for double or single occupancy.
    $20 per person, per night fee will be charged (additional persons over 2
    staying in same room.)
    Check in time is 3pm and check out time is 12pm.
    Our group rate is available Monday, June 18 through Sunday, June 24, 2001.
    No Saturday arrivals.
    Our group rate and block of rooms will be available through June 08, 2001
    After June 8th, all reservations will be booked at the standard Flamingo
    rate, subject to availability.
    Everyone must book their own reservations. Credit card for one night's
    deposit is required by the Flamingo, or check within 10 days. (No penalty if
    reservation is canceled 72 hours prior to arrival date. Flamingo change fee
    of $15.00 if name or date is changed within 7 days of arrival.)
    For reservations please call
    Room reservations fax number 1-702-733-3353
    When making your reservations ask for the "PBCers Group Rate" from our block
    of reserved rooms. (Rooms available for guests with special needs.)
    Golf Challenge Thursday 21, 2001
    Contact John or Jean Haynes as soon as possible

    Exhibitor Tables
    Limited space is available for exhibitor tables.
    $250.00 fee for each table. ( 30" X 8' )
    Table space for the entire conference, Wednesday, June 20 thru Saturday,
    June 23, 2001. Contact Linie at pbcers@aol.com

    If you need any other information, please visit our website at http://pbcers.org, e-mail Linie Moore at pbcers@aol.com or call 281-997-1516.

    Have a good day,
    Conference Organizers & Speakers Committee

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