International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
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Good News from Germany

Public awareness of Lyme disease in Germany is increasing. ILADS member, Carsten Nicolaus, MD, PhD was invited for an in-depth interview by one of the biggest broadcasting channels in Germany.

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President’s Message

As the newly elected President of ILADS, I am excited about new developments and growing knowledge in the field of Lyme and tick borne diseases. I envision our organization taking a leading role in promoting a balanced understanding of the literature.

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ILADS Treatment Guidelines Are Now Summarized on the National Guideline Clearinghouse Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2015 For Media Inquiries: International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) Barbara Buchman bbuchman@ILADS.org (301) 263-1080 ILADS Treatment Guidelines Are Now Summarized on the National Guideline Clearinghouse Website. (Nov 3, 2015) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease […]

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President’s Message

I want to thank the membership for the confidence in choosing me as your President. This is a humbling experience for which I want to also thank my predecessors for creating the organization we have today. I have positive memories of my first ILADS meeting ~12 years ago, where I was provided a cogent argument regarding the concept of chronic Lyme disease.

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President’s Message

ILADS adds another milestone to a long list of accomplishments in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and its co-infections. By the 1980’s, doctors were increasingly concerned with the growing numbers of Lyme disease patients with chronic manifestations.

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Dr. Robert Bransfield and Dr. Joseph Burrascano Jr. Speak at Vector Borne Illness Lecture Program

ILADS members Robert C. Bransfield, MD and Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., MD spoke on behalf of ILADS at a four hour Vector Borne Illness Lecture Program in Hauppauge, NY on Saturday April 18th, 2015.

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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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President’s Message

ILADS continues to make great strides in its mission to advance the standard of care for Lyme and associated diseases. ILADS enjoyed a breakthrough conference in Philadelphia. Drexel University dedicated their College of Medicine facilities on April 10 and 11 to bring clinical and research voices together in a medical university setting.

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Children’s Book Authors Raise Money for Lyme Disease Research

A new children’s book titled, “The Bravest Rescue Puppy,” is raising money for Lyme disease research.

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Learn More about Lyme Video

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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