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


2017 New Perspectives on Lyme Challenges Course

Please note: this event has passed.


To give physicians within clinical practice and patients affected by TBD increased understanding of the newest research and therapies that relate to TBD; To help participants integrate this information into their treatment strategies for their patients and for themselves; And to have transparent and evidence-based discussion regarding controversial themes surrounding tick-borne diseases.

No CME offered for this track.

ILADS encourages participants to continue their learning November 9-12 at the annual ILADS scientific session. Learn more about the scientific conference and who is eligible to attend.

ILADS encourages medical professionals who are new to the treatment of tick-borne diseases, or would like a refresher course on the basics of diagnosis and treatment to register for the Lyme Fundamentals Course as well as the Conference. Learn More About The Course.

Conference Description and Goals

  • Learn about new evidenced-based approaches for treating chronic Lyme disease
  • Understand the pathophysiology of Lyme and other TBDs
  • Understand the role of thyroid in the physiologic response to chronic illness particularly tick-borne disease
  • Understand the pathophysiology of cytokine cascade in the inflammatory process of tick-borne diseases and how plasmapheresis can be an important mediator of this disease process
  • Understand the use of exchange transfusions as a treatment option for blood borne illness such as babesia
  • Learn about herbal strategies for treating bacterial, viral, and fungal infections
  • Learn about herbal strategies to improve detoxification pathways
  • Learn about the emerging diagnosis of Morgellons

CME Credits

AMA Credits

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine (WAM) and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. WAM is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

WAM designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category I Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Westchester Academy of Medicine (WAM) and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY and the ACCME, anyone with the potential to control the content of a CME activity are expected to disclose the existence of any relevant financial interest or other relationship the faculty member (spouse or partner) or provider has with the manufacturer of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.


AAFP Credits

This Live activity, 2016 ILADS Fundamentals Course, with a beginning date of 11/03/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


PA State Nurses Association

This activity has been submitted to Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Target Audience

MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, RN, NP, PA, LCSW, DC, select alternative medicine providers, patient advocates and patients.

Program Schedule

The 2017 ILADS Annual Conference features internationally known experts in the field of tick-borne diseases.

Lyme Disease Conference Speaker Highlights
ILADS Annual Lyme Disease Conference Speakers
ILADS Annual Lyme Disease Conference Speakers
ILADS Annual Lyme Disease Conference Speakers

Registration and Payment

Delegates may register online for the conference, using a secure credit or debit card through BluePay. They may also send a check in USD. Click here to register. The registration fee includes access to all sessions, exhibit area, continental breakfast, lunch and all networking breaks.

Pioneer Award Dinner
Lyme Fundamentals
One Day Lyme Disease Course
New Perspectives
One Day Lyme Disease Course
Annual Conference
Three Day Lyme Disease Conference
Course & Conference

Attend One Day Course and Three Day Conference
Member $300 $450 $450 $700 $950
Non-Member $300 $550 $550 $750 $1,050
Additional Fee
N/A Included N/A $100 $100
(in accredited MD, DO) program)
$300 $300 $300 $325 $375
Non-Medical Professional Spouse
(of Medical Professional registrant)
$300 $155 $155 $310 $400
One Day N/A N/A N/A $575 N/A

Above prices good through November 2, 2017.

Cancellation Policy

Registration for the 2017 ILADS Conference Meetings in Boston is 100% refundable if cancelled within 24 hours of the date you registered. If cancelled by Friday, October 6, 2017, you will be refunded 80% of your registration fee. NO refunds will be made for cancellation received after October 6, 2017. A written notice of request for cancellation must be sent via email to

ILADS reserves the right to dismiss any registrant without cause at the discretion of the Program Chair or the ILADS staff person in charge. No refunds will be given.


After registration and receipt of payment delegates will be sent an email confirmation, which should be printed out and brought to the conference registration desk.

Grants from Advocacy Groups

First Time Attendee?

ILADEF is grateful for the generosity of the following Foundations who have donated to underwrite the registration to this conference for first time attending medical professionals.

NatCapLyme - Fundamentals Course Only

  • Preference given to MDs and DOs
  • Preference given to ILADS members

Global Lyme Alliance - entire conference

  • Global Lyme Alliance has given ILADEF a grant for five physicians to attend the fall meeting. The registrant must pay the registration fee in advance. She/he will be reimbursed up to $1000 in registration fees.
  • Grantees will be required to report on the meeting. They may be asked to participate in a podcast which will highlight the material presented at the meeting.

Process for Applying/Receiving Grant:

  • Email to
  • Complete ILADEF MEETING GRANT Application form
  • Receive Confirmation email stating you are confirmed for the grant
  • Register and pay for the meeting
  • After attending, either present certificate of attendance or email confirmation of your attendance to
  • Receive grant for attending ILADS meeting
  • Join ILADS if you haven't already (optional)

Note: The attendee pays Registration up front. After the meeting, registrant shows proof of having attended meeting, required tax paperwork has been completed and then a check will be sent.

Lyme Disease Conference Venue

By exhibiting at the 2017 ILADS Annual Lyme Disease Conference, you will have face-to-face contact with leading tick-borne disease researchers and clinicians on the front line. Participating as an exhibitor or sponsor provides an unmatched opportunity to introduce your team to our delegates. You will have the opportunity to improve your outreach in this increasingly competitive global market. To learn more about Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities, to receive a prospectus or to register as an exhibitor/sponsor, please email

Exhibitors at the ILADS Lyme Disease Conferrence
Exhibitors at the ILADS Lyme Disease Conferrence
Exhibitors at the ILADS Lyme Disease Conferrence
Exhibitors at the ILADS Lyme Disease Conferrence
Exhibitors at the ILADS Lyme Disease Conferrence
Exhibitors at the ILADS Lyme Disease Conferrence
Conference Lapel Pin

2016 ILADS Philadelphia Lyme Disease Conference Lapel PinWear the 2017 ILADS Philadelphia Lapel Pin to the conference and show your support for ILADS’ mission: Training healthcare providers to diagnose and effectively treat people suffering from Lyme disease.


Conflict of Interest:
ILADS encourages the open exchange of scientific information. Opinions of individual participants in ILADS programs do not necessarily reflect those of ILADS. Individual treatment practices vary widely. Different medical societies hold different views on how best to approach the treatment of patients with tick-borne diseases generally. We urge you to become acquainted with the relevant research to inform your decisions. Participants are advised to use their own clinical judgment when treating patients.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Video/Audio Recording:
No registrant is allowed to audio or videotape any of the proceedings without prior permission.

Selected talks will be video recorded and available for sale on our website after the meeting.

By attending this event, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used without compensation, in all media whether now known or hereafter devised, for eternity, and you release the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, Inc. and its successors, assignees from any liability of any nature


Please refrain from wearing fragrances as a courtesy to those with chemical sensitivities. Thank you.

ILADS reserves the right to dismiss any registrant without cause at the discretion of the Program Chair or the ILADS staff person in charge. No refunds will be given.

Boston, MA
November 9-12, 2017
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
The New Perspectives on Lyme Challenges Course looks at the tenacious challenges found in a Lyme patient, and examines them from new medical perspectives.