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

Drexel University-ILADS 2015 Conference

Tick-Borne and Other Chronic Infections, Research and Practice
Objective

To give physicians with clinical practice the basic tools to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and associated diseases.

Conference Description and Goals

  • To learn a historical perspective on scientific progress in Lyme and other tick-borne disease.
  • To learn of complicating factors (specifically biofilms and polymicrobial infectious complex), and implications for chronicity, as well as the resulting diagnostic and treatment challenges.
  • To learn and review current state and options for testing, diagnosis and treatment challenges.
  • To learn from case studies and provide opportunities for discussion.
  • To learn current thinking on the pathophysiological mechanisms behind chronic diseases that may be relevant to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
  • To learn less recognized manifestations of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including pediatric, cognitive/psychiatric, visual, and other impacts.
  • To learn from enhanced knowledge-sharing between researchers, tick-borne disease medical experts, with front-line practitioners, and foster the development of networks for continued learning.

CME Credits

AAFP CME Credits

This Live activity, Drexel University-ILADS Conference: Tick-Borne and Other Chronic Infections, Research and Practice, with a beginning date of 04/10/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12.75 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.

AMA CME Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint sponsorship of Westchester Academy of Medicine and International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. The Westchester Academy of Medicine is accredited by MSSNY to provide continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category I Credits TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine adheres to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support sm of continuing medical education. All speakers participating in Continuing Medical Education activities are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentations.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of the State of New York 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, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

The planners and faculty participants do not have financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Nursing CEUs

This conference has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Nursing Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been approved for 14 credit hours for the two day program.

Target Audience

MDs, DOs, NDs, DMD, DVM, PhDs, PsyDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, LCSW, DC's and select alternative medicine providers. Medical students, residents, or interns may register at a discounted rate. Must show proof of full time student status in MD or DO program. Non-medical professional registrants accepted as space permits (approved by Conference Leadership) and must pay full rate.

Conference Venue

Drexel College of Medicine
Center City Campus

245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Lodging Information

ILADS has negotiated special room rates at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Rates are good through March 27, 2015. Click here for complete hotel information.

How to Register

Delegates can register online for the conference, using a secure credit or debit card through paypal. Click here to register.

Registration Fee

Non-ILADS Members $360 for early bird and (after March 11, 2015) $410 for late registration.
ILADS members early bird $300 and (after March 11, 2015) late registration $360.
Friday Dinner $100.

Cancellation Policy

Registration for the Drexel University-ILADS 2015 Conference: Tick-borne and Other Chronic Infections, Research and Practice is non-refundable if cancelled after March 27, 2015. If canceled prior to March 27, 2015, 80% of cost will be refunded.

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.

Confirmation

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

Drexel College of Medicine
April 10-11, 2015
Center City Campus
245 North 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Ground level
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