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

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Annual Lyme Scientific Session

REGISTRATION UPDATE: ILADS pre-registration is now closed. We still have limited spaces available. Please send an e-mail to contact@ilads.org and let us know you are coming. See you soon. The ILADS Team

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Friday, 10 November 2017
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Open
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibits Open
8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome and Introduction with Sheila Statlender, PhD
Moderator: Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP
8:15 am - 8:45 am Chronic Lyme Definition
Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP; Mualla B. McManus, PhD Pharm
8:45 am - 9:15 am Power of Longitudinal Data: Creating a Pipeline to Phenotyping Persistent Tick-Borne Illness
Nevena Zubcevik, DO
9:15 am - 9:45 am Does Lyme Exist in Europe?
Christian Perronne, MD
9:45 am - 10:15 am Networking Break and Poster Viewing
10:15 am - 10:45 am Tick-Borne Diseases: The African Perspective
Ndudim I. Ogo, DVM, PhD
10:45 am - 11:15 am Borrelia Burgdorferi Causes Distinct Disease: Lyme Borreliosis and Baggioi-Yoshinari Syndrome
Natalino H. Yoshinari, MD, PhD
11:15 am  - 11:30 am ILADEF Power of Lyme Award:  Jenna Luché-Thayer
Leo J. Shea III, PhD
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion with Morning Faculty
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch for all registrants
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Speaker - The Underlying Pathology of Chronic Disease
Debby Hamilton, MD, MPH (sponsored by Researched Nutritionals)
Breakout A - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Integrative Medicine - Sunjya Schweig, MD
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Fundamentals
Sunjya Schweig, MD
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Botanicals Part 1: Overview and Basic Science of Botanical Medicine in the Treatment of Tick-Borne Infections
Mischa Grieder, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Botanicals Part 2: Clinical Application of Key Botanical Medicines in the Treatment of Tick-Borne Infections 
Jacob Leone, ND
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm The Herx/Cytokine Storm
Kristine L. Gedroic, MD
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Lifestyle, Stress, Sleep
Thomas A. Moorcroft, DO
Breakout B - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Beyond Basics - Christine L. Green, MD
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Utility of Brain SPECT Scans in Lyme Disease
Sam T. Donta, MD
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Clinical and Radiology Diagnostic Tools for Patients with Tick Borne Illness
Nevena Zubcevik, DO
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Evaluation of Small Fiber Neuropathies Including Sensory and Autonomic Dysfunction
Peter Novak, MD
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Discussion with Questions from the Floor
Breakout C - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Evolving Concepts and Research - Leona K. Gilbert, PhD; Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Oral Poster Presentations 
Leona K. Gilbert, PhD; Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Oral Poster Presentations
Leona K. Gilbert, PhD; Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH
Breakout D - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Psychiatric Health - Leo J. Shea III, PhD
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Brain Imaging for Tick-Borne Illness
Joseph Annibali, MD
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Emotional Behavior Modification
Bernard Raxlen, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Psychopharmacological Treatments of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases
Robert C. Bransfield, MD
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Neuropsychological Implications
Leo J. Shea III, PhD
Breakout E - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Legal Discussions - Gregg Skall, JD
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Protecting Your Practice
Gregg P. Skall, JD; Jacques G. Simon, JD; Susan R. Green, JD; Daniel Dutko, JD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Protecting Your Practice 
Gregg P. Skall, JD, with panel of legal experts
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pioneer in Lyme Dinner to Benefit ILADEF
Honoree: Robert C. Bransfield, MD

Saturday, 11 November 2017
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Open
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibits Open
7:25 am - 7:30 am Welcome
Moderator: Andrew Petersen, DO
7:30 am - 8:00 am Ehrlichia/Anaplasma: Clinical Picture and Treatment Outcomes in Ireland
John S. Lambert, MD, PhD
8:00 am - 8:30 am Bartonella Detection in Tissue: Skin Biopsies, Striae, and Osteoarthritis
Robert B. Mozayeni, MD
8:30 am - 8:45 am Presentation of John Drulle Award  
Leo J. Shea III, PhD
8:45 am - 9:30 am Statistical Validation of The Horowitz Lyme-MSIDS Questionnaire (HMQ)/Mining MSIDS Data in Persistent Illness
Richard I. Horowitz, MD
9:30 am - 10:00 am  Networking Break and Poster Viewing
10:00 am - 10:30 am Borreliosis Including Relapsing Fever in Europe/Asia
Sally Cutler, PhD
10:30 am - 11:00 am Relapsing Fever
Diego Cadavid, MD
11:00 - 11:30 am Title to be determined
Brian A. Fallon, MD
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion with Morning Speakers
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch for all registrants
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch speaker - Botanical Therapies in Lyme Disease - Research and Clinical Applications 
Jeroen de Haas, ND
Breakout A - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Integrative Medicine - Sunjya Schweig, MD Moderator
1:30 pm  - 2:15 pm Integrative Multi-system Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease
Kent Holtorf, MD
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Medical Marijuana to Alleviate Lyme Symptoms
Daniel J. Kinderlehrer, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Developing a Gut Sense: Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Diagnosis and Treatment Protocols
Sunjya Schweig, MD
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm To be determined
Breakout B - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lab Advances – Armin Schwarzbach, MD, PhD, Moderator
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Issues with Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease
Michael Cook, MD
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm To be determined 
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Rapid Infectious Disease Identification by Next-Generation DNA Sequencing and Its Application in a Community-Wide Assessment of Atheroma Debris 
Stephen Fry, MD
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Diagnosing Tick-Borne Diseases Through Innovative TickPLEX Technology
Leona Gilbert, PhD
Breakout C - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Evolving Concepts and Research - Leona K. Gilbert, PhD; Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH Co-Moderators
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Oral Poster Presentations 
Leona K. Gilbert, PhD; Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Oral Poster Presentations 
Leona K. Gilbert, PhD; Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH
Breakout D - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pediatrics - Thomas A. Moorcroft, DO, Moderator
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Pediatric Evaluation: Gut, Brain, and Beyond
Laura Alonso Canal, MD
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Infection Induced Autoimmune Encephalitis
Elena Frid, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Visual Dysfunction Caused by Lyme Related Disease
William V. Padula, OD
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Putting it All Together and Q and A
Thomas A. Moorcroft, DO
Breakout E - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Case Discussions - Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Case Discussions
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break and Poster Viewing
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Case Discussions 
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm ILADS Members Annual Meeting
Sunday, 12 November 2017
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration Open
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Exhibits Open
7:30 am - 8:15 am ND Networking Breakfast
Moderator: Alexis Chesney, ND
7:30 am - 8:15 am Affiliated Degree Networking Breakfast
Moderator: Phillip C. DeMio, MD
7:30 am - 8:15 am Breakfast by Reservation and Additional Fee
Organizing a Lyme Practice – required if you want to obtain full CME credit
Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP
8:25 am - 8:30 am Welcome
Moderator: Mualla McManus, PhD Pharm
8:30 am - 9:00 am Mold and Mycotoxins in Chronic Illness Patients: New Insights Including Gliotoxin
Joseph Brewer, MD
9:00 am - 9:30 am Eliminating Infection
Andrew Petersen, DO
9:30 am - 10:00 am Detox/Glymphatics of the Brain
Thomas A. Moorcroft, DO
10:00 am - 10:30 am  Networking Break and Poster Viewing
10:30 am - 11:00 am Literature: The Year in Review
Speaker to be Determined
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Discussion with Panel of Experts
Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP; Robert B. Mozayeni, MD; Christine L. Green, MD; Kenneth B. Liegner, MD; Joseph Brewer, MD
Boston, MA
November 9-12, 2017
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
The Annual ILADS Lyme Disease Conference is designed to foster collaboration and dialogue between Lyme disease researchers and those who care and advocate for Lyme disease patients in a variety of settings. The conference will provide updates in clinical knowledge and treatment techniques. Innovations in care will be addressed in plenary sessions and workshops.
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