International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training




2015 Educational Opportunities

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Honor Pediatric Physician Dr. Charles Ray Jones

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ILADS Physician Training Program

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President’s Message

November 21, 2014

President’s Message

The passing of “Willy” Burgdorfer is an event of notable sadness for all in the tick-borne community. We, at ILADS, extend our profound sympathies to his wife and family and wish to thank them for sharing the life of this sublime man with us. In this time of such an extraordinary loss, we are called to honor the contributions of Dr. Burgdorfer whose seminal work in the field of tick-borne illness did so much to alleviate the sufferings of so many world-wide.


Upcoming Conferences

Friday-Saturday, February 6-7, 2015
Banff Centre, Alberta

ILADS presents a one-day fundamentals course featuring internationally respected experts in beautiful Banff, Alberta. Medical professionals will leave the conference with a more comprehensive understanding of how to diagnose and treat tick-borne illnesses.

Friday-Saturday, May 8-9, 2015
Haus Sankt Ulrich, Augsburg, Germany

2015 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 an emphasis on uniquely European strains of Bb.

Ft. Lauderdale
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Marriott Resort Harbor Beach

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, October 16-18, 2015
Marriott Resort Harbor Beach

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society is proud to bring its 2015 annual scientific conference to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This is an underserved area for medical professionals who have an interest in treating tick borne diseases. 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.

Every year ILADEF honors someone who makes a difference in our understanding of Lyme and associated diseases. This year, help ILADEF recognize Dr. Charles "Ray" Jones by contributing to the ILADEF fund which helps to train practitioners.


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