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Warsaw, Poland: June 15-16, 2018


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ILADS President Samuel Shor Responds to Recent MMWR Article

June 26, 2017

ILADS President Samuel Shor Responds to Recent MMWR Article

ILADS President Samuel Shor published a pubmed response to the MMWR article questioning the role of long term antibiotics in treating tick borne diseases.


Upcoming Conferences

Friday-Saturday, April 6-7, 2018
Hershey, PA

In collaboration with the PA Lyme Resource Network and the Drexel University College of Medicine, the 2018 PA Lyme Medical Conference will be held in Hershey, PA. The theme is New Frontiers in Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases.

Friday-Saturday, June 15-16, 2018
Warsaw, Poland

The ILADS 2018 European Conference will be held June 15-16, 2018 at the Sheraton Warsaw Hotel. The theme is Chronic Borreliosis – Infection, Inflammation, Immunity.

Thursday-Sunday, November 1-4, 2018
Chicago, IL

ILADS' 2018 fall meeting venue will be held in Chicago, IL at the Sheraton Grand Chicago — an icon on the Chicago River with views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline. In a city steeped in history and tradition, the Sheraton Grand Chicago is only steps from historic landmarks including Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park.

ILADEF Physician Training Program

The Training Program provides medical and other healthcare practitioners the opportunity to study with Lyme-literate healthcare professionals. Through this experience, participants will develop the skills necessary to properly diagnose and treat Lyme disease. These professionals will be able to return to their community with enhanced skills and the ability to provide superior care to Lyme patients.


The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF) research committee encourages international researchers, students and clinicians to submit an abstract for the meeting in Boston. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the meeting. After judging, two of these posters will be chosen for monetary prizes. Additionally two researchers will be eligible for up to a $1000 prize.  In addition, a couple of selected student travel grants will be awarded. Proof of student registry is needed. Both medical and PhD students are encouraged to apply. The deadline for accepting abstracts has passed. If you would like to submit an abstract for consideration, we will accommodate as long as we can.

ILADEF Announces Paris Poster Winners

ILADEF is pleased to announce the winners of the poster presentation at the recent ILADS European meeting in Paris. Mariia Shkilna, MD, PhD won for her poster entitled, "Lyme Borresliosis Amongst Forestry Workers of Ternopil Region, Ukraine." F. Shan of the University of Leicester was the principle researcher on the poster entitled, "Bacteriophages in Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease and Relapsing Fever.
Leona Gilbert, PhD of the University of University of Jyvaskyla, Finland is the Chairman of the ILADEF research committee. Her team in Paris evaluated the posters. "All of the posters were of excellent quality. It was a challenge for us to choose just two winning submissions."


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Did you know there are hundreds of articles that cite peer reviewed evidence of persistence of Lyme Disease? Dr. Robert Bransfield, past president of ILADS, has accumulated a list of over 700 articles.


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