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


6th European Conference – Helsinki, Finland

To give physicians within clinical practice and scientific researchers the basic tools used to diagnose and treat tick-borne diseases and to have transparent and evidence-based discussions regarding controversial themes surrounding tick-borne diseases.

Conference Description and Goals

  • To learn a historical perspective on scientific progress in Lyme and other-tick-borne diseases
  • To learn the current state and options for testing, diagnosis and treatment protocols
  • To learn current thinking of the pathophysiological mechanisms behind chronic diseases that may be relevant to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases
  • To learn about less recognized manifestations of Lyme disease, including pediatric, neurologic and neuropsychiatric presentations
  • To learn to share knowledge between researchers, tick-borne disease medical experts, and front-line practitioners, and foster the development of networks for continued learning

Conference Information

ILADS welcomes you to attend its 6th European Conference in Helsinki, Finland on 10 - 11 June 2016. This year we are delighted that ILADS member Leona K. Gilbert, PhD, in conjunction with the University of Helsinki, is collaborating with ILADS to organize this educational opportunity. You are encouraged to attend one of the two conferences. The first is a Lyme Fundamentals one day intensive course on Friday. The second is TWO full days, Friday and Saturday including both scientific and educational presentations. All of the talks are given by our Lyme experts.

Conference Tracks

You have the option of three different conference tracks. They are:

  • Attend the Fundamentals course (Friday)
  • Attend the Scientific Course (Friday & Saturday)
  • Attend the Fundamentals (Friday) course and the Saturday session of the Scientific Course (Saturday)

CME Credits

This is a CME accredited conference and CME has been awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki. All participants will be issued certificates of attendance. CME has been awarded as follows: Infectious Disease 2.0 hours; Clinical Microbiology 2.0 hours; Paediatrics 1.0 hours; and Pathology 5.0 hours.

Target Audience

MDs, DOs, NDs, DMD, DVM, PhDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, LCSW, DC's and select alternative medicine providers. In addition, medical and PhD students, residents, and interns may attend..

Conference Venue

Helsinki Congress Paasitorni
Paasivuorenkatu 5 a
00530 Helsinki

How to Register

Delegates can register online for the conference, using a secure credit or debit card through PayPal. Register online here.

Registration Fee

The registration fee (in Euros below) includes access to all scientific sessions, conference materials, lunch, tea and coffee. All lectures are in English.


Scientific Conference
(Friday & Saturday)

Fundamentals & Scientific Day 2
(Friday & Saturday)

Member 250 € 350 € 350 €


300 € 400 € 400 €

Student (limited)

150 € 300 € 300 €

Patient Advocate (limited)

150 € 300 € 300 €

**Prices are good through 20 May 2016

Cancellation Policy

50% refund given when cancelled by 20 May 2016.
No refund may be given after 20 May 2016.

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


Interested in submitting an abstract? The deadline has been extended to May 1, 2016. Click here to learn more.

Optional Purchase

2015 ILADS Ft. Lauderdale Lyme Disease Conference Lapel Pin

Conference Lapel Pin - 6 €

Social Events

Friday Evening Social
Join us for an elegant evening with speakers and fellow attendees.
55 € per person
18:00 - 22:00
Details are still being finalized and will follow.

Saturday Night
Dinner at Meripaviljonki
55 € per person, bar extra
18:00 – 22:00

Join your colleagues for a relaxing evening. The Meripaviljonki is a unique, floating panorama restaurant in the middle of Helsinki adjacent to the Paasitorni. Meripaviljonki represents the top quality of Finnish cooking, favoring domestic seasonal products, without forgetting the Nordic flavors. Please join your fellow registrants for a memorable evening.


The conference is business casual.

10-11 June, 2016
Helsinki Congress Paasitorni
Paasivuorenkatu 5 a
00530 Helsinki