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2013 ILADS Lyme Disease Conference Program
Presenting evidence-based medicine which will define medical and mental health issues more clearly, inform treatment and increase professional and patient understanding of the scientific underpinnings of Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment.

7:00am - Registration Opens - Bayview/Sunset Terrace

7:15am - Exhibits Open - Sunset Ballroom

7:15am - Continental Breakfast for all registrants - Sunset Ballroom (Gluten free option)

Plenary Session
Moderator: Leo J. Shea, PhD
Room: Paradise Ballroom



Leo J. Shea III, PhD, President of ILADS


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Management of Lyme Disease

Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP


IVIg treatment for autoimmune issues in Lyme Disease: I. Neuropathies

Amiram Katz, MD

9:30-10:00am - Networking Break - Sunset Ballroom


Endocrine Disorders in Lyme Disease Complex

Daniel A. Kinderlehrer, MD


Ear, Nose & Throat Manifestation of Lyme Disease

Benjamin F. Asher, MD


Clinical Research Networks: A Needed Paradigm for Understanding Chronic Diseases

Andreas M. Kogelnik, MD, PhD

11:30am-12:00pm - Q&A Panel

12:00-1:30pm - Lunch for all registrants - Paradise Terrace (Gluten free option)

ILADS is pleased to offer an informal gathering during our Friday lunch period. We intend the gathering to provide a time for attendees to network with other ILADS members. This year we have several speaker volunteers along with several of our board members who can be found in the lunch area at designated tables. All paying registrants are invited to attend. There will be a buffet line. Please allow the table hosts to go through the line first. Check with registration for an updated list of hosted tables.

Breakout A - Integrative Medicine
Moderators: Daniel A. Kinderlehrer, MD and Steven J. Bock, MD
Location: Pacific Island


Evaluation and Treatment of Viral Infections, Parasites and Chlamydia Pneumoniae

Neil Nathan, MD

3:00-3:30pm - Networking Break - Sunset Ballroom


Utilizing Herbs and Homeopathics in the Management of Tick Borne Disease

Kristine Gedroic, MD

4:30-5:30pm – Q&A Panel

Breakout B - Evolving Concepts and Research Part 1
Moderator: Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH
Location: Dockside

1:30-3:00pm - Poster Presentations

Brooke Story-Lewis

Preliminary Investigation of Babesia Species in Australian Ticks and Australians Diagnosed with Lyme Borreliosis

Cheryl Bandoski, MS Candidate

Evidence for Spirochetal Involvement in Morgellons Disease

Priyanka A. S. Theophilus, MS Candidate

1. Effectiveness of Peruvian antimicrobial agents on the different morphological forms of Borrelia burgdorferi;

2.Sensitivity of different forms of Borrelia burgdorferi to Nitroimidazole antibiotics combined with Doxycyline; 3.E

3:00-3:30pm - Networking Break - Sunset Ballroom

3:30-5:30pm – Open Discussion of Cutting Edge Research

Breakout C - Beyond Basics
Moderator: Richard I. Horowitz, MD
Location: Bayview


Why Can't I Get Better? Using the Lyme-MSIDS Map for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Illness (Part A)

Richard I. Horowitz, MD

3:00-3:30pm - Network Break - Sunset Ballroom


Why Can't I Get Better? Using the Lyme-MSIDS Map for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Illness (Part B)

Richard I. Horowitz, MD


Improving Clinical Patient Management Skills in the Complex Lyme Patient

Richard I. Horowitz, MD

Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., MD

5:00-5:30pm - Q&A Panel

Breakout D - The Brain and Behavior in Tick Borne Disease
Moderator: Sheila M. Statlender, PhD
Location: Garden


Infectious Behavior: Brain - Immune Connections and Psychiatric Disorders

Paul H. Patterson, PhD


The Psychoimmunology of Tick Borne Diseases and its Association with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

Robert C. Bransfield, MD


Psychiatric Diagnosis and the Revised DSM - V: Implication for Patients with Tick Borne Diseases

Sheila M Statlender, PhD

3:00-3:30pm - Networking Break - Sunset Ballroom


Disability and Psychiatric Symptoms: Special Challenges and Important Strategies

Mala M. Rafik, JD


Navigating the Disability Battlefield

Glenn R. Kantor, JD

4:30-5:30pm - Q&A Panel

5:30pm - ILADS Members Only Meeting - Paradise Ballroom