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


19th Annual Scientific Conference

Please join us for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) 19th Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held on November 1-4, 2018, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in downtown Chicago, IL. ILADS is delighted to meet in the Midwest for the first time. The conference theme is Tick-Borne Diseases and the Immune System.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Lyme Fundamentals
  • Emerging Treatment Protocols for Tick-Borne Diseases

ILADS Committee meetings also will be held.

We again are offering 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. CME credits will be offered for this track. We also are offering a day-long track called Emerging Treatment Protocols for Tick-Borne Diseases, which will look at promising new treatment option for Lyme patients. (Due to the evolving treatment modalities discussed, no CME will be given for this track.)

The Scientific Conference on Friday, November 2, 2018, through Sunday, November 4, 2018, will include the following:

  • Plenary Sessions – mornings Friday through Sunday
  • Breakout Sessions - Friday and Saturday afternoons
  • Poster Sessions - Friday morning through Sunday morning
  • Pioneer in Lyme Award Dinner - Friday evening social event honoring Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
  • Annual Members’ meeting Saturday late afternoon

The Scientific Conference will extend from Friday morning to Sunday noon. Course Director Mualla McManus, PharmD, and her committee have planned a series of provocative lectures which will help you develop insights on the role of the immune system in the treatment of tick-borne diseases. Highly-regarded researchers and clinicians will share cutting-edge information during the plenary sessions and more topic-specific breakout sessions. CME will be offered for the entire Scientific Conference. We expect this conference to sell out, so please register as soon as possible and book your room at our conference hotel at our conference rate.

50+ exhibitors will be on-site from Thursday morning through Sunday noon, showcasing products and services relevant to medical professionals who treat tick-borne diseases.

The Pioneer in Lyme Award dinner, on Friday, will honor the lifetime achievement of Kenneth B. Liegner, MD, a past Board member of ILADS. Dr. Liegner is well known in the medical community for his intellectual vigor and personalized treatment protocols. This celebratory evening will feature an elegant dinner with a Midwest 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.