International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training
  • Annual Scientific Conference

    Tick-Borne Diseases: The Global Perspective will
    provide evidence-based medicine that describes
    the clinical spectrum of tick-borne diseases,
    their diagnosis and treatment,
    and the assessment of co-morbid conditions.
  • Lyme Fundamentals
    Pre-Conference Workshop

    This workshop targets medical professionals who
    are new to treating patients with tick-borne
    infections, or would like a refresher course
    on the fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment.
  • New Perspectives
    on Lyme Challenges

    This course looks at the tenacious
    challenges found in a Lyme patient, and examines
    them from new medical perspectives.


18th Annual Scientific Conference

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Please join us at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) for our 18th Annual Scientific Conference. This year the meetings will be held November 9-12, 2017 at the Park Plaza Hotel, near the Boston Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The theme is Tick-Borne Diseases: The Global Perspective.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

  • Lyme Fundamentals- all day track
  • New Perspectives For Lyme Challenges- all day track, patients welcome
  • Committee Meetings
  • Jammin’ Jazz Social event for all registrants. Space is limited. Please register early.

Friday, November 10, 2017- Sunday, November 12, 2017

  • Plenary Session - mornings Friday through Sunday noon
  • Breakout Sessions - Friday and Saturday afternoons
  • Poster Sessions - Friday morning through Sunday morning
  • Pioneer in Lyme Award Dinner - Friday evening social event honoring Robert C. Bransfield, MD
  • Annual Members meeting Saturday late afternoon

Course Directors Mualla McManus, PharmD and Andrew Petersen, DO have planned a series of provocative lectures which will help you develop insights as to a global perspective on the tick-borne disease processes.

Exhibitors will be on-site displaying their latest products from Thursday through Sunday noon. They will be showcasing products and services relevant to medical professionals who treat tick-borne diseases.

We are offering plenary sessions by highly regarded scientists from all over the world. Additionally, the breakout session speakers will give you clinical pearls, which will help you to help your patients. We expect this meeting to sell out. So, please register for the meeting as soon as possible and book your room.

Thursday offerings include the Lyme Fundamentals course for practitioners who want to brush up their clinical skills and for those who are new to treating Lyme disease. This one-day track gives specific step-by-step guidance with ample opportunity to ask questions of the expert faculty. Additionally, we are offering a new track on Thursday, New Perspectives on Lyme Challenges, which we think you will find appealing. Andrew Petersen, DO has organized a daylong track, which will look at tenacious challenges found in a Lyme patient, and examines them from new medical perspectives. We encourage patients to attend this meeting. Physicians are welcome as well.

The Pioneer in Lyme Award dinner, Friday, will honor the lifetime achievement of Robert C. Bransfield, MD, past president of ILADS. Dr. Bransfield has most recently been applauded for his work on Lyme and Suicide. This fun evening will feature an elegant dinner with a New England flare and surprise entertainment. ILADEF, the research arm of ILADS is sponsoring the event and will be the beneficiary of funds raised that evening. ILADEF sponsors the Physician Training Program, which has helped train hundreds of Lyme experts. Join us in rubbing shoulders with the Who's Who in the Lyme community.

Learn more about the Lyme Fundamentals course overview and program schedule.

Learn more about the New Perspectives for Lyme Challenges course overview and program schedule.

Learn more about the Annual Scientific Conference overview and program schedule.

Learn more about the Award Dinner.

Thank You to our Conference Sponsors

Bio-Botanical Research
Researched Nutritionals
Doctors Supplement Store
Global Lyme Diagnostics
RealTime Laboratories
Vibrant Wellness
Corinthian Reference Lab
Vyera Pharmaceuticals
Global Lyme Alliance