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


17th Annual Scientific Session
Lyme Disease: An Evolving Paradigm for Chronic Illness

REGISTRATION UPDATE: ILADS pre-registration is now closed. We still have limited spaces available. Please send an e-mail to and let us know you are coming. See you soon. The ILADS Team


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

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

The learner will be better able:

  • To recognize the clinical spectrum of tick-borne infections with an emphasis on breaking research that can have direct impact on patient management
  • To identify the pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic disease that apply to tick-borne infections
  • To recognize cutting edge research that has the potential to impact diagnostic and treatments for the sequelae of chronic infection
  • To recognize the appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic tick-borne infections
  • To recognize the co-morbid conditions that contribute to chronic illness
  • To discuss and recall 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 Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine (WAM) and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. WAM is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

WAM designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 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 (WAM) and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) 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.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.



Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


PA State Nurses Association

This activity has been submitted to Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Target Audience

MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, RN, NP, PA, LCSW, DC and select alternative medicine providers. Residents or interns in an accredited MD or DO training program may register at a discounted rate, limited availability. Patient advocates may register for the meeting, pending space.

Lyme Disease Conference Program

The 2016 ILADS Annual Conference features internationally known tick-borne disease experts. View the Annual Conference Program by clicking here.

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

Delegates may register online for the conference, using a secure credit or debit card through PayPal. They may also send a check in USD. The registration fee includes access to all sessions, exhibit area, continental breakfast, lunch and all networking breaks.

Member CME $400 $750 $1,000
N/A $650 $900
$500 $850 $1,100
N/A $700 $1,000
(in accredited MD, DO) program)
$225 $275 $325
Non-professional Spouse
(of a professional registrant)
$155 $310 $400
One Day N/A $525 N/A

* Prices are good through 28 October 2016

Cancellation Policy

Registration for either the ILADS Lyme Fundamentals or the Scientific Session is non-refundable if cancelled after September 30, 2016. If cancelled prior to September 30, 2016, 80% of the 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.


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

Grant from Advocacy Groups

ILADS is grateful to the generosity of several Lyme Foundations who choose to underwrite the registration of first time attending medical professionals with prescription writing authority.  Please email for more information.

Lyme Disease Conference Venue

By exhibiting at the 2016 ILADS Annual Lyme Disease Conference, you will have face-to-face contact with leading tick-borne disease researchers and clinicians on the front line. Participating as an exhibitor or sponsor provides an unmatched opportunity to introduce your team to our delegates. You will have the opportunity to improve your outreach in this increasingly competitive global market. The exhibit fee is inclusive for both the Lyme Fundamentals and the Scientific Session courses. To learn more about Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities or to receive a prospectus, please email To register for exhibit booth space, click here.

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

To submit an abstract for your poster presentation, send an email to Make sure to include best contact information. Note: To be considered for a poster presentation you must be registered for the conference.

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

2016 ILADS Philadelphia Lyme Disease Conference Lapel PinWear the 2016 ILADS Philadelphia 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.


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. 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

Video/Audio Recording:
No registrant is allowed to audio or videotape any of the proceedings without prior permission.

Selected talks will be video recorded and available for sale on our website after the meeting.

By attending this event, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used without compensation, in all media whether now known or hereafter devised, for eternity, and you release the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, Inc. and its successors, assignees from any liability of any nature


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

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.

Philadelphia, PA
November 3-6, 2016
Sheraton Philadelphia
Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.