IDSA Panel–Document submission changes
In response to concerns raised by patient's organizations and physicians about the document submission process–which initially tried to limit submissions to five pages–the IDSA has changed its document submission process. The IDSA is now requesting that submissions be 10 pages or less with an acknowledgment that they will consider all submissions regardless of length. For a submission to be considered by the panel though it must specify what recommendation is being contested. This is because the scope of this panel is simply to consider and weigh the scientific evidence for contested recommendations.
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:
- Statement including:
- Name and contact information of the submitter
- Issue(s)/concern(s) and relevance to 2006 IDSA Lyme Disease guidelines; and/or
- Issue(s) not covered in the 2006 IDSA Lyme Disease guidelines
- Reference list of supporting data (if available)
The Review Panel is committed to considering all points of view. The Panel respectfully requests that comments be succinct and focused into approximately 10 pages, however all written submissions, regardless of length, will be considered. Comments should identify specific recommendations from the 2006 guidelines and evidence that either supports or refutes those recommendations.