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2020 ILADS Regional Conference in East Stroudsburg, PA

Advances in Research and Clinical Practice in Tick-Borne Diseases

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April 17-18 | East Stroudsburg, PA

ILADS is happy to announce it is partnering with East Stroudsburg University, Drexel University and PA Lyme Resource to bring an educational program for medical professionals and researchers on April 17-18, 2020 in East Stroudsburg, PA. The conference theme is Advances in Research and Clinical Practice in Tick-Borne Diseases.


ILADS Central Virginia Conference

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April 25, 2020 | Richmond, Virginia

Please join us for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) conference on April 25, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia at a location TBD.


ILADS Tenth European Scientific Conference

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June 5 - 6, 2020 | Budapest, Hungary

Please join us for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) 10th European Scientific Conference. This year’s conference will be held on June 5-6, 2020 in Budapest at a location TBD.

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2019 ILADS Annual Conference

Chronic Disease = Chronic Infections?

October 31 – November 3, 2019 | Boston, MA

News from the Board

Evidence-Based Definition of Chronic Lyme Disease Published in Antibiotics Journal

December 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) announced that their paper “Chronic Lyme Disease: An Evidence-Based Definition by the ILADS Working Group” has been published in the journal “Antibiotics” as part of the special issue “Antibiotics Resistance of Borrelia.” The authors of the paper are Dr. Samuel Shor, Dr. Christine Green, Dr. Beatrice Szantyr, Dr. Steven Phillips, Dr. Kenneth Liegner, Dr. Joseph Burrascano, Jr., Dr. Robert Bransfield, and Dr. Elizabeth L. Maloney. The paper, published on December 16, 2019, provides the evidence‐based definition of chronic Lyme disease (CLD). The article is available via the following link: ILADS defines CLD as a multisystem illness with a wide range of symptoms that are either continuously or intermittently present for a minimum of six months. CLD is the result of an active and ongoing infection by any of several pathogenic members of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex…

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