International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
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President’s Message

December 4, 2015

President’s Message

As the newly elected President of ILADS, I am excited about new developments and growing knowledge in the field of Lyme and tick borne diseases. I envision our organization taking a leading role in promoting a balanced understanding of the literature.


Upcoming Conferences

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Kastell Den Brandt, Antwerp, Belgium

This course targets medical professionals who are new to treating patients with tick-borne infections or would like a refresher course on the fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment. Each attendee should go away with practical information to help them in their everyday practice.

Friday-Saturday, June 10 – 11, 2016
Paasitorni, Helsinki, Finland

2016 ILADS European conference joins a series of intellectually stimulating events whose focus is educating medical professionals about the proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The focus will be to have transparent and evidence-based discussions regarding controversial themes surrounding tick-borne diseases.

Ft. Lauderdale
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Lyme Fundamentals is a one-day intensive course to introduce and enhance tick-borne disease diagnosis and treatment. Its target audience is medical professionals.

Friday-Sunday, November 4 – 6, 2016
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort

International Lyme and Associated Disease Society is proud to bring its 2016 annual scientific conference to Philadelphia, PA. The program will consist of cutting edge research presentations each morning followed by practical afternoon breakout sessions.

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 ILADEF Foundation Research committee has been established with the mission to encourage international researchers as well as clinicians to develop research programs and protocols, which would benefit the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne illnesses.

Two researchers will be invited to present their papers in the basic science/clinical research area at the ILADS European Conference in Helsinki June 10-11, 2016. These two researchers will be eligible for up to 700 euros or 1,000 dollars. An award for Best Poster will also be made at the meeting.


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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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