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ILADS Statement on CMS Proposed Rule Concerning Antibiotic Stewardship

The International Lyme and Associate Diseases Society (ILADS) has commented on the Proposed Rule of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS-3295-P: “Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care” which appeared in the Federal Register (0938-AS21, June 16, 2016).

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President’s Message

We are proud to announce that Altmetrics has affirmed the evidence treatment guidelines for Lyme disease are in the top 5% of all research articles. Altmetrics citation-based metrics consists of qualitative data that tracks research publications and their ability to reach and influence their audience.

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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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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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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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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 IDSA put together a panel charged with revising its outdated 2006 Lyme guidelines.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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ILADS sponsored its first ever International Lyme Fundamentals Course February 6-7, 2015 at the Banff Centre, Banff Alberta Canada. With over 100 delegates and exhibitors, the meeting was an unqualified success.

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American botanist and inventor George Washington Carver maintained, “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” Since its inception, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society has articulated a vision in an effort to keep hope alive for the thousands of people in the United States and around the world who suffer from tick borne illnesses.

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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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