International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
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About The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme and its associated diseases through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases.

A Forum for Health Science Professionals

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) provides a forum for health science professionals to share their wealth of knowledge regarding the management of Lyme and associated diseases.

This web site has been created to provide the following information:

  • The Society's position papers and practice guidelines.
  • The most recent diagnostic methods and treatments in the management of Lyme and associated diseases.
  • The Society's schedule of events.

Your questions, suggestions, and data regarding these issues are invited. We kindly request your publications for review: pertinent articles will be added to our bibliography.

ILADS offers to members only a discussion forum on yahoo groups. To request membership in this group, ILADS members should send a blank email to:


The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, Inc., with its educational foundation, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation, Inc., offers educational programs throughout the year that are of excellent quality. ILADS is pleased that its courses consistently receive high marks from attendees. However, ILADS does not certify, sponsor, or credential physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, and physicians who make such claims may be sanctioned by the loss of his or her ILADS' membership. In addition, use of ILADS' name, acronym or logo, other than to cite one's membership constitutes an illegal use of ILADS' trademarks and servicemarks that may subject the individual to legal proceedings for an injunction and damages.

The information presented in these pages is intended for use by doctors and other health care professionals. If you are a Lyme patient, ask your doctor to explain how this information applies to you.

The goal of ILADS is to provide informational exchange among physicians who treat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and to advocate for physicians engaged in such treatment. Therefore, referrals, diagnostic advice, and other questions from the general public are not within the scope of the organization.

Referrals for Lyme-literate physicians may be obtained at