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

INTERNATIONAL LYME AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES SOCIETY

16th Annual Scientific Session
From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

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

Objective

This scientific session 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.

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

  • To learn the clinical spectrum of tick borne infections with an emphasis on breaking research that can have direct impact on patient management.
  • To learn the pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic disease that apply to tick-borne infections
  • To learn cutting edge research that has the potential to impact diagnostic and treatment for the sequelae of chronic infection
  • To learn appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic tick-borne infections
  • To learn about co-morbid conditions that contribute to chronic illness
  • To learn the appropriate medical literature to build an evidence-based medical practice

CME Credits

AMA Credits

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

The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 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 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, 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.

The following Faculty have indicated a relationship with the following:
David Baewer, MD, PhD is an employee of Coppe Labs.
Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM is Chief Scientific Officer, founder and part owner Galaxy Diagnostics.
Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH is consultant for NMS Laboratory for validation of a T cell diagnostic Lyme test.
William Grose, PhD is an employee of Pharmasan Labs.
Lance A. Liotta, MD is a stock shareholder, grant research support co investigator for Ceres Nanosciences.
Horst Günter Maxeiner, MD is Head of Infectolab, Borreliosecentrum.
B. Robert Mozayeni, MD is a Chief Medical Officer and less than 1% stock option holder for Galaxy Diagnostics.
Brandon Peacock, BS is an employee of Pharmasan Labs.
Timothy R. Schwartz is an employee of Advanced Laboratory Services, Inc.
Armin J. Schwarzbach, MD, PhD is Founder and CEO of ArminLabs.
Jyotsna S. Shah, PhD is an employee and part owner IGeneX, Inc and part owner ID-FISH Technology Inc.
Gregg P. Skall, JD is part of a law firm that represents physicians that are members of ILADS.
Neto D. Sosa, PhD Candidate is CTO of Velox Biosystems.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

AAFP

This Live activity, 2015 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice, with a beginning date of 10/16/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.25 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.

Nursing Continuing Education Credits

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. The activity has been awarded 16.75 CNE contact hours. If you are also attending the Fundamentals a total of 24.75 CNEs will be awarded. Completion/submission of evaluation for by participant is necessary to receive contact hours and Certificate.

California Acupuncture Board

The California Acupuncture Board has approved the 2015 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice for 16.25 Continuing Education units.

AOA CME Credits

15 credits of AOA Category 2-A are approved for this CME Program.

Target Audience

MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, DC, LCSW and select alternative medicine providers. Student Physician, residents, or interns may register at a discounted rate. ILADS Annual Conference is open to medical professionals only at this time.

Lyme Disease Conference Program

The 2015 ILADS Lyme Disease Conference features internationally known experts in the field.
View the Annual Lyme Disease Conference Program

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

The registration fee includes access to all scientific sessions, conference.

Member CME $350 $645 $845
Member
No CME
N/A $595 $795
Non-Member
CME
$450 $750 $1,050
Non-Member
No CME
N/A $650 $950
Student
(in accredited MD, DO) program)
$200 $250 $300
Non-professional Spouse
(of a professional registrant)
$150 $250 $350
Member Fundamentals Only
(includes CME)
$350 N/A N/A
Non-Member Fundamentals Only
(includes CME)
$450 N/A N/A
One Day N/A $500 N/A

* Prices are good through 10/7/15

How to Register

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

Interested in volunteering at the conference? Contact bmccurdy@ilads.org.

Credentialed press in a major publication may apply by contacting jgagnon@ilads.org.

Cancellation Policy

Registration for the ILADS Fundamentals and ILADS 16th Annual Conference 2015 is non-refundable if cancelled after October 7, 2015. If canceled prior to October 7, 2015, 80% of cost will be refunded.

Grant from LymeDisease.org

As part of our mission to improve the quality of healthcare to people with Lyme and tick-borne diseases, LymeDisease.org will reimburse up to $500 out-of-pocket expenses for first time medical professionals to attend the 3-day Friday-Sunday October 16-18, 2015 International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society(ILADS) conference, or, $150 for the 1-day Thursday conference. In addition, LymeDisease.org will also reimburse medical professionals 50% of cost of first year membership to ILADS.

For further information on LymeDisease.org’s grant programs, please contact Barbara Barsocchini MBA, secretary, LymeDisease.org at LymeBarb@aol.com or by phone at: 310 456-9931 PST daytimes or fax: 310 456-7175.

An Evening of Musical Entertainment: Jammin’ Jazz

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM the evening of Saturday, October 17th at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Ft. Lauderdale ILADS Conference An Evening of Musical Entertainment: Jammin’ Jazz will be held outdoors on the Ocean Terrace overlooking the ocean. Contingency plans to hold the event indoors have been made in the event of inclement weather.

Kenneth Liegner is organizing the event with the assistance of Dennis Yerry, Musical Director. We are hoping for this to be a participatory and fun event and all conference attendees are invited to attend the event, limited only by the capacity of the venue (200+ persons). Persons attending the ILADS conference can indicate when signing in if they would like to attend. Conference non-registrant guests can attend for a nominal charge.

This is a call for those attendees who have musical abilities to contact us if they would like to participate in the musical performance. If attendees have particular songs or pieces that they enjoy performing, they can be submitted for consideration. The musical content will be limited to Jazz, Blues and ‘The Great American Songbook”. Dennis will need to ‘vet’ the skills and abilities of those who may be interested to determine their level of skill & ability. Final decisions on choice of music and participants will be at the discretion of the Musical Director. He will be providing charts for the music that is ultimately selected for the evening and share these with participants (in the appropriate key signatures for the different types of instruments that the participants play). There will be a rehearsal the evening of Friday, October 16th.

We are hoping this can be a ‘fun’ event for all as well as a ‘bonding’ experience.

If you have an interest in participating as a performer in our planned Evening of Musical Entertainment: Jammin’ Jazz please send an e-mail expressing your interest to: contact@ILADS.org

Lyme Disease Conference Venue
Exhibitors

By exhibiting at the 2015 ILADS Annual Lyme Disease Conference, you will have face-to-face contact with leading researchers and practitioners of Lyme and tick- borne disease medicine. Participating as an exhibitor or sponsor provides an unmatched opportunity to introduce your organization to these professionals and improve your visibility in this increasingly competitive market.
Learn more about exhibitor opportunities. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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

Guidelines for Potential Poster Presenters

Please submit an abstract for your poster presentation to contact@ilads.org. Make sure to include how best to contact you.

Poster instructions: Each author is allotted net space of 3'8" (111.8 cm) HIGH by 2'10" (86.36 cm) WIDE and posters should be formatted in PORTRAIT/VERTICAL format.

Mounting and Arranging Materials

  • Prepare a heading at the top of your poster indicating the abstract title, authors and affiliations.
  • Letter should be at least 1” (2.54 cm) high.
  • Materials should be mounted on thin, colored poster paper or cardboard and mounted on the poster board with push pins that will be provided.
  • Arrange materials in columns.

Important Display Reminders

  • Your presentation must be legible from a distance of at least 3’ (91.44 cm). Keep visual materials simple and clear.
  • Detailed information should be provided in smaller type below the heading. Details of methodology should be brief and should be brief and should be placed at the end of the legend.
  • Simple use of color can add effective emphasis.
  • Do not write or paint on your board.
Conference Lapel Pin
2015 ILADS Ft. Lauderdale Lyme Disease Conference Lapel Pin

Wear the 2015 ILADS Fort Lauderdale 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.

Notes

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, and 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

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

Dismissals:
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. No registrant is allowed to audio or video tape any of the proceedings without prior permission.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 16-18, 2015
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort
3030 Holiday Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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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