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President’s Message

April 22, 2015

President’s Message

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) has criticized the Lyme guidelines review panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) for excluding patient interests and disregarding competing guidelines in its review plan. IDSA put together a panel charged with revising its outdated 2006 Lyme guidelines. As noted by ILADS, IDSA violated the principles of quality guideline development established by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) by excluding Lyme patients from the panel. IDSA also ignored the recently published ILADS Lyme guidelines in formulating its guideline topics for panel discussion.

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Upcoming Conferences

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.

ILADEF ANNOUNCES RESEARCH PRIZE

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 annual scientific session in Ft. Lauderdale. 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.
TAKE A BITE OUT OF LYME
Take a Bite Out of Lyme

Those suffering from Lyme Disease and co-infections are challenged in all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, and research funding. With your help, we truly can make a meaningful difference for the millions suffering from Lyme Disease globally.

LEARN: LYME DISEASE

As part of the Take a Bite Out of Lyme Challenge blogger Sarah Herbert created this informative video about what Lyme disease is, how it is transmitted, and some of the challenges facing both patients who have Lyme disease and the doctors who treat them.

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