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


About The Award Dinner

ILADEF invites you to join us for a rare opportunity to attend a prestigious charity event and engage with some of the world’s leading Lyme disease researchers and clinicians.

Join us on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Pennsylvania to honor Lyme pioneer, Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., MD. He was a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and associated tick-borne infectious diseases.

Dr. Burrascano’s clinical studies were among the first to document seronegativity, the need for extended durations of therapy especially in disseminated disease and the need to individualize treatment regimens. He was amongst the first to confirm adequate dosing of antibiotics and the increasing role of co-infections in those who also have Lyme. Our honoree was the first clinician to study and formally present his work in specialized rehabilitation programs for those with Lyme. His copywrited Clinical Guidelines, first produced in 1990, have been widely distributed for free, and have been translated into four languages. This groundbreaking work is a true classic and still in use today.

Through his years in practice, patients have come to him for care from nearly every state of the USA, as well as from over a dozen countries. He has appeared in and on virtually every form of media, from newspapers, magazines and books, to radio programs and television. He has advised the CDC and NIH on Lyme-related issues, and testified not only before the U.S. Senate, but also before an armed services joint subcommittee and at various governors’ councils.

Dr. Burrascano left clinical practice in 2006 to work full time as a project analyst for a private biotech company. He is helping to bring advanced technologies and treatments out of the lab and into general use. Current projects include drug and device development and trials, novel methods to identify nerve damage caused by longstanding tick-borne diseases, and others. The highly acclaimed blood culture for diagnosing Borrelia infections is an example of one of his projects.

A founding member and former director of ILADS and ILADEF, he remains active in educational programs for professionals and lay audiences, and continues to do consulting work involving tick borne diseases, nutrition, and rehabilitation.

If you cannot attend the Award Dinner, you can honor Joseph J. Burrascano,Jr, MD by making a financial contribution in his honor by clicking here.

Award Dinner Program

Award Dinner Program

6:00pm Networking Reception

6:45pm Dinner and entertainment


The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF) was founded in 2006 to promote education and research of tick-borne diseases. As a 501 C 3 Educational Foundation, donations to this entity are tax deductible. The premiere program of ILADEF is the physician training program. Using designated volunteer training physicians from ILADS; this program has trained several hundred clinicians who are in turn treating thousands of Lyme patients.

November 4, 2016
Sheraton Philadelphia
Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103C

When: Friday, November 4, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Type of Attire:
Business Casual