IDSA Lyme Disease Review Panel Announces Public Input Period and Hearing Date
IDSA has convened a review panel to examine whether the Society’s Lyme Disease guidelines, published in 2006, should be revised or updated based on a rigorous review of the medical and scientific evidence on the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease.
The Review Panel is initiating a 60-day input period to allow the public to submit information to ensure that all points of view are taken into consideration. There will also be an open public hearing to offer a forum for the presentation of relevant information on the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease.
The 60-day public input period is now open. Interested individuals and organizations may submit information as follows:
Submissions* must be received by 5:00 PM Eastern, April 3, 2009 and must include:
1. Statement (< 5 pages) including:
a. Name and contact information of the submitter
b. Issue(s)/concern(s) and relevance to 2006 IDSA Lyme Disease guidelines; and/or
c. Issue(s) not covered in the 2006 IDSA Lyme Disease guidelines
2. Reference list of supporting data (if available) (<2 pages)
Submissions should be made to the attention of the “IDSA Lyme Disease Review Panel” at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Review Panel is committed to considering all points of view. The Panel respectfully requests that those submitting comments not exceed the page limit in order to ensure that Panel members have ample opportunity to review all comments.
*Note that submissions may be posted Online by IDSA for public viewing.
Open Public Hearing April 27
The Review Panel will hold an open public hearing on Monday, April 27, 2009 in the Washington, DC area (location to be determined). Additional information, including how to apply to be a presenter, is forthcoming.