International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training

News from ILADS

President’s Message

The passing of “Willy” Burgdorfer is an event of notable sadness for all in the tick-borne community. We, at ILADS, extend our profound sympathies to his wife and family and wish to thank them for sharing the life of this sublime man with us. In this time of such an extraordinary loss, we are called to honor the contributions of Dr. Burgdorfer whose seminal work in the field of tick-borne illness did so much to alleviate the sufferings of so many world-wide.

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A Letter from our President

ILADS is proud to announce new Guidelines for the treatment of Lyme Disease. These Guidelines broaden the scope of treatment and re-treatment and will greatly enhance the care of patients suffering from Lyme and persistent Lyme. The new Guidelines call for therapies to be guided by clinical response rather than a predetermined response and view laboratory testing as a contribution to the physicians’ judgment. Please read the full text below. We congratulate the authors of this work and all in the Lyme community who have made this momentous achievement possible.

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A Special Note to Dr. Jones’ Kids

We need your artistic skills to help make the gala for Dr. Jones a truly star-studded event!  At the same time, you can help ILADEF raise money for programs to teach more pediatricians about Lyme disease and its associated illnesses. Download and print the pdf file and decorate it. Sign your artwork! You can write [...]

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New Standard of Care Guidelines for Treating Lyme and Other Tick-borne Illnesses Released by International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

How doctors treat patients with suspected Lyme infections needs to change so as to avoid potential long term illness and suffering. To that end, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) today released updated guidelines for the treatment of Lyme and other tick borne infections which call on physicians to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care [...]

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The Global Search for Education: In Search of Solutions – Ticks

By C. M. Rubin Huffington Post This article appeared in the Huffington Post on August 9, 2013 To date in my “Ticks” series, we have learned from leading global experts that tick-borne illnesses (including Lyme disease) are possibly the most complicated and substantial global medical research challenges that exist today and that they threaten to [...]

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