Abstract submission for the 18th Annual Conference is now open.

ILADS Annual Scientific Conference
Tick-Borne Diseases: The Global Perspective
Boston, MA
November 9 – 12, 2017

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. To that end two researchers will be invited to present their papers in the basic science/clinical research area at the ILADS 18th Annual Scientific Conference in Boston, MA.  The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF) research committee encourages international researchers, students and clinicians to submit an abstract.  An abstract submission will be used for judging which accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the meeting and/or for oral presentations in the Emerging Science Breakout Session.  Additionally two researchers will be eligible for up to a $1000 prize.  In addition, a couple of selected student travel grants will be awarded.  Proof of student registry is needed.  Abstracts will not be considered unless potential presenter is a registered attendee.  Finally, there will be an award for Best Poster Presenter and this will be awarded at the meeting. Both medical and PhD students are encouraged to apply.  Due date for submission of abstracts is 5th September 2017.

Abstract instructions are as follows:

Presentation title (Arial, 12pt font bold, left aligned, Sentence case and not exceeding 15 words)

Authors (Arial, 10pt font, First name, Surname, Presenting Author to be underlined, Affiliations numbered in superscript)

e.g. Leona Gilbert1, Leena Meriläinen2, & Ray Stricker2

Affiliations (Arial, 10pt font Italics, superscript number, Affiliation, City, Country)

e.g. 1Univerisity of Jyväskylä Sydney, Finland, 2University of Helsinki, Finland

Abstract text (Arial, 12pt font, single spaced, justified text, maximum 300 words)
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  • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract
  • Your abstract should clearly, and where applicable, concisely outline the Background, Research Aims/Objectives, Methodology, Results/Findings and Conclusions without subheadings and references.

Submit to conference@ilads.org.

Deadline for Boston Conference Abstracts is September 5, 2017.

Posters: It is expected that individuals will be standing by their posters as seen in the program for the attendees so that the attendees can have a discussion with the poster presenter.

Poster instructions: Each author is allotted net space of 3’8” (111.8 cm) HIGH by 2’10” (86.36 cm) WIDE and posters should be formatted in PORTRAIT/VERTICAL format.

Mounting and Arranging Materials

  • Prepare a heading at the top of your poster indicating the abstract title, authors and affiliations.
  • Letters should be at least 1” (2.54 cm) high.
  • Posters are usually constructed out of poster paper so that it facilitates travelling. At the site of the conference, the posters will be mounted to cork boards or wall space as provided by the conference.

Important Display Reminders

  • Your presentation must be legible from a distance of at least 3’ (91.44 cm). Keep visual materials simple and clear.
  • Detailed information should be provided in smaller type below the heading. Details of methodology should be brief and should be brief and should be placed at the end of the legend.
  • Simple use of color can add effective emphasis.
  • Do not write or paint on your board.