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Lyme Fundamentals
Experimental Treatments for Tick-Borne Diseases
19th Annual Scientific Conference
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Conference Overview

Conference Overview

Registration is now open for the 19th Annual Scientific Conference.

Please join us for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) 19th Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held on November 1-4, 2018, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in downtown Chicago, IL. ILADS is delighted to meet in the Midwest for the first time. The conference theme is Tick-Borne Diseases and the Immune System.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Lyme Fundamentals
  • Experimental Treatments for Tick-Borne Diseases
  • Social - Theatrical performance about Lyme disease plus a demonstration of Hand Pans with a reception sponsored by IGeneX. Guests of registrants are welcome to attend this event.

ILADS Committee meetings also will be held.

We again are offering the Lyme Fundamentals course for practitioners who want to brush up their clinical skills and for those who are new to treating Lyme disease. This one-day track gives specific step-by-step guidance with ample opportunity to ask questions of the expert faculty. CME credits will be offered for this track. This session is for medical professionals only. There are a limited number of grants available to reimburse the registration fee for first time attending professionals.

We also are offering a day-long track called Experimental Treatments for Tick-Borne Diseases, which will look at promising new treatment options for Lyme patients. (Due to the evolving treatment modalities discussed, no CME will be given for this track.)

The Scientific Conference on Friday, November 2, 2018, through Sunday, November 4, 2018, will include the following:

  • Plenary Sessions – mornings Friday through Sunday
  • Breakout Sessions - Friday and Saturday afternoons
  • Poster Sessions - Friday morning through Sunday morning
  • Pioneer in Lyme Award Dinner - Friday evening social event honoring Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
  • Annual Members’ meeting Saturday late afternoon

The Scientific Conference schedule will extend from Friday morning to Sunday noon. Course Director Mualla McManus, PharmD, and her committee have planned a series of provocative lectures which will help you develop insights on the role of the immune system in the treatment of tick-borne diseases. Highly-regarded researchers and clinicians will share cutting-edge information during the plenary sessions and more topic-specific breakout sessions. CME will be offered for the entire Scientific Conference. We expect this conference to sell out, so please register as soon as possible and book your room at our conference hotel at our conference rate.

Pioneer in Lyme Award Dinner

Kenneth B. Liegner, MD

The Pioneer in Lyme Award dinner, on Friday, will honor the lifetime achievement of Kenneth B. Liegner, MD, a past Board member of ILADS. Dr. Liegner is well known in the medical community for his intellectual vigor and personalized treatment protocols. This celebratory evening will feature an elegant dinner with a Midwest flare.  The Jazz Ensemble, AS IS will provide entertainment. ILADEF, the research arm of ILADS, is sponsoring the event and will be the beneficiary of funds raised that evening. ILADEF sponsors the Physician Training Program, which has helped train hundreds of Lyme experts. Join us in rubbing shoulders with the Who's Who in the Lyme community.


50+ exhibitors will be on-site from Thursday morning through Sunday noon, showcasing products and services relevant to medical professionals who treat tick-borne diseases.

Pricing & Registration

Pricing & Registration

Registration is now open for the 19th Annual Scientific Session. The pricing below is in effect through October 6, 2018.

Registrants may register online for the conference, using a credit or debit card through BluePay (payment by check in USD also will be accepted). Registrants will be prompted to login or create an ILADS account. Password assistance is available.

The registration fee includes access to all sessions, exhibit area, continental breakfast, lunch and all networking breaks.

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Registration for the 2018 ILADS Conference Meetings in Chicago is 100% refundable if cancelled within 24 hours of the date you registered. If cancelled on or before Friday, October 5, 2018, you will be refunded 80% of your registration fee. NO refunds will be made for cancellations received after October 5, 2018. A written notice of request for cancellation must be sent to

Lyme Fundamentals

Lyme Fundamentals

Taking the Lyme Fundamentals Course is the first step to gaining knowledge about the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases.  This one-day course reviews evidence-based medicine, treatment protocols, and gives a step by step introduction to this specialty.

This course is the required preliminary step to participating in the ILADEF Physicians Training Program.

The course runs from approximately 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

NatCapLyme logoNatCapLyme has made a generous grant to ILADEF to underwrite the cost of 50 first-time attending medical professionals to attend this course.  FocusonLyme has also made a grant to ILADEF to underwrite the cost for two medical professionals with prescription-writing ability to attend this course.

Experimental Treatments for Tick-Borne Diseases

Experimental Treatments for Tick-Borne Diseases

We invite you to join us for this one-day track presenting a variety of new, unconventional, and experimental treatment methods your patients may be asking you about.  These presentations are meant to give you familiarity and insight but should not be interpreted as an ILADS endorsement of these approaches.  These treatments may lack sufficient validation to be considered evidence-based.  Some of the work may have published evidence but may need further validation.  Some of the work may be based on experience by clinicians but lack any published data.  Given the preliminary nature of the treatment methods presented, CME credits will not be awarded for these presentations.

ILADS recognizes that scientific discovery begins with open thinking and keen observation.  We are uniquely positioned to develop a translational medicine science framework that can evaluate and track new medical treatments and facilitate their progress based on intrinsic merits (safety, efficacy, and cost) as evidentiary support increases.  This process also can facilitate the rejection of treatments that don’t stand up to such scrutiny.  This process begins with the airing of new ideas through forums such as this. We hope you agree with ILADS' informational approach and will register for this event.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

7:25 am

Welcome - Moderator:  Andrew Petersen, DO

7:30 am – 8:15 am

The Successful Antibiotic Augmented Thermal Eradication of Chronic Lyme Disease

Friedrich R. Douwes, MD

8:15 am – 8:45 am

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Management of Lyme Disease

Samuel M. Shor, MD

8:45 am - 9:30 am

Ozone Therapy:  From Ebola to Lyme Disease

Robert Rowen, MD

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Networking Break

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Gestational Lyme Borreliosis

Charles Ray Jones, MD

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Essential Oils for Targeting Persistent Lyme Disease and Co-infections

Greg Lee, LAc

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Immunological Dysfunction in Tick-borne Disorders and the Use of Stem Cell Therapy to Improve CVID

Richard I. Horowitz, MD

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Discussion with the Morning Panel

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm


Afternoon Track A Moderator:  Casey Kelley, MD

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Naturopathic Therapies for the Treatment of Tick-Borne Diseases

Alexis Chesney, ND

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Advancements of Dendritic Cell Therapy for Lyme Disease

Omar Morales, MD

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

How to Track T Cell Polarization Patterns in Infected Patients Using the Differential White Blood Cell Count and Other Simple Tests

Samuel F. Yanuck, DC

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Invisible Barrier: Get Mold and Mycotoxins Out of the Way

Jill Christa, ND

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Diagnosis and Treatment of Cellular Hypothyroidism in Lyme Patients with Normal Thyroid Function Tests

Kent Holtorf, MD

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Discussion with the Afternoon Panel

Afternoon Track B

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Innovative Peptide and Stem Cell Therapies for Chronic Lyme Disease

Kent Holtorf, MD

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Beyond Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Joseph Trunzo, PhD

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Light Therapy for Immune Enhancement and Tissue Repair in Chronic Lyme

Hillary Thing, MSTOM, LAc

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Systemic Diseases Linked to Oral Conditions

David Kennedy, DDS

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Transformational Healing of TBD’s Psychiatric Complications

Michael Gurevich, MD 

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Discussion with the Afternoon Panel

19th Annual Scientific Conference

19th Annual Scientific Conference


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.


Target Audience

MDs, DOs, NDs, DMDs, DVMs, PhDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, LCSWs, DCs, and select alternative medicine providers. Residents or interns in an accredited MD or DO training program may register at a discounted rate, limited availability.


Registration is now open for the 19th Annual Scientific Conference.



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

Cancellation Policy

Registration for the 2018 ILADS Conference Meetings in Chicago is 100% refundable if cancelled within 24 hours of the date you registered. If cancelled on or before Friday, October 5, 2018, you will be refunded 80% of your registration fee. NO refunds will be made for cancellations received after October 5, 2018. A written notice of request for cancellation must be sent to

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.

ILADEF Grants from Advocacy Groups

First Time Attendee?

ILADEF, ILADS' educational foundation, is grateful for the generosity of the following foundations who have donated funds to underwrite the registration fee to this conference for first time attending medical professionals who are in clinical practice.

NatCapLyme - Fundamentals Course Only

  • Preference given to MDs and DOs
  • For non-members of ILADS

FocusonLyme - This group is offering two grants for medical professionals with prescription writing ability to attend the Fundamentals Course.

Take A Bite out of Lyme

  • Funds from the Take A Bite Out of Lyme initiative have been earmarked to help medical professionals who would not otherwise be able to attend the ILADS conference.

Process for Applying/Receiving Grant:

  • Complete appropriate ILADEF meeting grant application form and email to
  • Receive confirmation email stating you are confirmed for the grant
  • Register and pay for the meeting
  •  After attending, either present certificate of attendance or email confirmation of your attendance to
  • Receive grant for attending ILADS meeting
  • Join ILADS if you haven't already (optional)

Note: In order to obtain grant funds, the attendee must pay the registration fee up front. After the conference, attendee shows proof of having attended the conference and that required tax paperwork has been completed.  ILADS will then issue a check to attendee.

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.

The deadline for accepting poster abstracts is September 3, 2018.

Posters: It is expected that individuals will be standing by their posters during networking breaks and lunch breaks so that the attendees can have a discussion with the poster presenter.

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.
  • Posters are usually constructed out of poster paper so that it facilitates travelling. At the site of the conference, the posters will be mounted to cork boards or wall space as provided by the conference.

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.

For more information regarding Poster Presenters and Abstract Submission, please visit

Conference Lapel Pin


Wear the 2018 Chicago 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. 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.

19th Annual Scientific Conference Program Schedule

Scientific Conference Program Schedule

Use the links below to go directly to that day's schedule. Schedule will be updated as the conference approaches.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018    |   SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018   |   SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Breakfast Chat:  How to Organize a Lyme Practice 

Samuel M. Shor, MD

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Breakfast Chat:  Protecting Your Practice:  Legal Insights (Part 1)

Gregg Skall, JD

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome - Moderator:  Leo J. Shea III, PhD, President of ILADS

8:10 am - 8:40 am

Borrelia and Powassan Virus: Frequency of Concurrent Infection and Immunologic Implications

Konstance Knox, PhD

8:40 am - 9:10 am

Pathobiome of Blood and Complex Disease Expression: Lessons from Bartonellosis and Other Vector-Borne Infections

Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Parasites and Immune Regulation- Alternatively Activated Macrophages, Th2 Dominance and Immunosuppressive Effects

Kristine L. Gedroic, MD

9:40 am – 10:20 am

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

10:20 am – 11:20 am

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Foundation and Application in Tick-Borne Disease Management

Lawrence Afrin, MD, and B. Robert Mozayeni, MD

11:20 am - 11:30 am

ILADEF Power of Lyme Award:  Karen Forschner, JD

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sickness Behavior in Children with Lyme - Altered Immunity

Magdalena Cubala-Kucharska, MD, PhD

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch for all registrants

Breakout A - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm       
Integrative Medicine I – Moderator:  Laura Stone, MD

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Supporting Macro Detoxification

Usha D. Honeyman, DC, ND

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Overview of Botanical Medicine in the Treatment of Tick-Borne Infections

Jacob Leone, ND

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Lyme and Related Conditions:  Botanicals of Clinical Significance

Paul R. Saunders, PhD, ND

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Supplemental Immune Support in Lyme

Casey S. Kelley, MD

Breakout B - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Brain Inflamed: Neurological and Psychiatric Consequences of Lyme Disease
Moderator:  Linda L. Williams, MD

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Role of the Gut-Brain Axis in Creating Memories and Healing Brain Fog

Thomas A. Moorcroft, DO

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Brain SPECT Imaging:  Understanding the Role of Functional Brain Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tick-Borne Illnesses

Lantie Jorandby, MD

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

IV Ketamine for Pain/ Depression and PTSD

William Vickers, MD

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

The Role Inflammation and Glutamate Play in Psychiatric Complaints and How to Utilize Prescriptions and Natural Medicines to Promote Healing and Alleviate Suffering

Linda L. Williams, MD

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

NADAL - Neuropsychiatric Autoimmune Disorder Associated with Lyme Disease - A PANDAS/ PANS Equivalent:  Diagnosis, Treatment and Case Presentation

Amiram Katz, MD

Breakout C - 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Laboratory Advances
Moderator:  Armin Schwarzbach, MD, PhD

1:30 pm – 1:55 pm

Borrelia miyamotoi:  An Analysis of 43 Cases Diagnosed by Real-Time PCR in France

Christian Perronne, MD, PhD

1:55 pm – 2:20 pm

Multivalent Recombinant Borrelia Immunoassays

Jyotsna Shah, PhD

2:20 pm – 2:45 pm

Integrative Approach for Testing Patients with Late/ Persistent/ Chronic Tick-Borne Infections

Tanja Mijatovic, PhD

2:45 pm – 3:10 pm

PANDAS/PANS and Other Infection-Triggered Autoimmune Encephalopathies: The Biological Basis of the Anti-neuronal Targets in the Cunningham Panel

Craig Shimasaki, PhD, MBA

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

3:40 pm – 4:05 pm

Phage-Based Blood Test for Early and Late Stage Lyme Disease Diagnosis, prognosis, and Phage-based Therapeutics

Louis Teulieres, MD

4:05 pm – 4:30 pm

Evaluation of Fully-Automated Multiplex Lyme Assay for the Detection of Total (IgG/IGM) Antibodies in a US Patient Population

Ravi Kaul, PhD

4:30 pm – 4:55 pm

Next-Generation Sequencing for Infectious Disease: Technology and Findings in a Variety of Disease States

Stephen E. Fry, MD

4:55 pm – 5:15 pm

Question and Answer Period with the Faculty

Breakout D - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Legal Evidence of Medical Disability
Moderator:  Barbara Arnold, JD

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

How the Law Looks at Lyme:  What Lawyers and Doctors Can Do to Help Build a Federal Disability Claim for Patients with Tick-Borne Illnesses

Barbara Arnold, JD

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Neuropsychological Evaluation in Disability Determination

Leo J. Shea III, PhD

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

How to Help Patients Get Disability: The Provider’s Role 

Laurie Radovsky, MD

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Breakout E -1:30pm-5:00pm
Evolving Concepts and Research
Moderator:  Leona Gilbert, PhD

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Immunity:  Shared Mechanisms of Infections and Tumours May Unveil Shared Therapeutic Approaches

Aparna Taylor, ND

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Highlights to Success in Ozone and Oxidation Therapy for Lyme Disease 

Robert Rowen, MD

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Selected Poster Presentations

Saturday, November 3, 2018

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Breakfast Chat:  Protecting Your Practice:  Legal Insights (Part 2)

Greg Skall, JD

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Breakfast Chat:  Human Rights Violations and Chronic Illness

Jenna Luche-Thayer, MA

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Breakfast Chat:  How to Write an Abstract:  A Step-by-Step for Clinicians

Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD

7:45 am - 7:50 am

Welcome - Moderator: Bernard Raxlen, MD

7:50 am- 8:15 am

France: New Good Practice Recommendations for Lyme borreliosis and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

Christian Perronne, MD, PhD

8:15 am – 8:45 am

Deceptive Imprinting: A Highly-Evolved host Evasion Mechanism Used by Chronic and Recurrent Pathogens and a Blueprint for Deriving Next-Generation Biologics

Peter L. Nara, MSC, DVM, PhD, FAAAS

8:45 am – 9:15 am

Lyme Disease Biobank and National Disease Interchange Partnership: Human Tissue Collection Program to Accelerate Biomedical Research for Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Infections

Liz Horn, PhD, MBI

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Essential Concepts in Lab Medicine and Text Interpretation in an Era of Molecular Diagnostics

Andrew Petersen, DO

9:45 am – 10:30 am

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

10:30 am – 11:00 am

New Imaging Tools Provide New Insights on the Detection and Pathogenesis of Vector-Borne Diseases

Marna E. Ericson, PhD

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Novel Methods for Detecting Tick-Borne Infections

Lynne T. Bemis, PhD

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Stem Cell Therapy for Lyme Disease: Fact or Fiction?

Amiram Katz, MD

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch for all registrants

Breakout A - 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Integrative Medicine II
Moderator:  Casey S. Kelley, MD

1:30 pm  - 2:15 pm

Keys to Restoring Immune Competence in Tick-Borne Infections

Myriah Hinchey, ND

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Fatty Acids and Neuropsychiatric Illness:  Understanding the Importance of Fatty Acid Balance in the Body and How it Affects the “Gut-Brain Axis”

Kristine L. Gedroic, MD

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Integrative Management of Pain

William Vickers, MD

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Developing a Gut Sense:  Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Diagnosis and Treatment Protocols

Sunjya K. Schweig, MD

Breakout B - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm        
Evolving Concepts in Lyme Borreliosis Complex
Moderator:  Leona Gilbert, PhD

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Transfusion Transmission of Tick-Borne Infections:  What We Know and Where We’re Going

Ralph R. Vassallo, MD, FACP

2:00 pm- 2:30 pm

Orally-Delivered Wildlife Vaccines to Reduce Zoonotic Disease 

Douglas S. Zatechka, PhD, MBA

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Intestinal Microbiota:  Parasites, Bacteria, Fungi – New Diagnostic and Treatment  

Carla F. Marzetti, MS

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Visual Evoked Potential Correlated with the Rey Test of Visuo-Spatial Dysfunction as a Biomarker to Predict Lyme Disease 

William V. Padula, OD

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Poster Presentations

Breakout C - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Case Discussions
Moderator:  Kenneth B. Liegner, MD

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Caused by Bartonella:  A Case Report and a Review of Bartonella Infection and the Gastrointestinal Tract

Daniel Kinderlehrer, MD

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

A Case of Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a Recurrent Lyme Disease Patient

Steven Harris, MD, Eric Gordon, MD, and Debra Gambrell, DO

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

The Babesia Bazooka:  Multi-Drug Combination Therapy for Babesiosis

Hope A. McIntyre, MD

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Acute Onset of Head-Banging in a Previously Healthy Sixteen-Year-Old Female 

Amiram Katz, MD

Breakout D - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator:  B. Robert Mozayeni, MD

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Mozayeni, Breitschwerdt, Ericson, Bemis, others

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Networking Break and Poster Viewing

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Reversing the Synergistic Effects of Bartonella and Mast Cell  Activation Syndrome on the Development of Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disease

Tania Dempsey, MD

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Sunday, November 4, 2018

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Exhibits Open

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Networking Breakfast:  Naturopath Networking Breakfast

Hosted by Alexis Chesney, ND

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Networking Breakfast:  Affiliate Degree Networking Breakfast

Hosted by ILADS Board Member

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome - Moderator: Andrew Petersen, DO

8:10 am - 8:40 am

The Role of Tick-Borne Diseases and Viruses in Cancer and Degenerative Illnesses

Armin Schwarzbach, MD, PhD

8:40 am – 9:10 am

Cardio-Immu-Knowledgy of Lyme and Associated Diseases Syndromes (cILADS):  It’s Not Just About the Bug, It’s not Just About the Microbe; It’s All About You

Lowell I. Gerber, MD

9:10 am – 9:40 am

T Cell-Mediated Pathogenesis and B Cell-Mediated Immunity During Relapsing Fever Borreliosis

Kishore R. Alugupalli, PhD

9:40 am - 10:25 am

 Networking Break and Poster Viewing

10:25 am - 10:40 am

A Review of Recent Tick-Borne Diseases Literature

Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD

10:40 am – 10:50 am

John Drulle, MD, Award

10:50 am 11:20 am

Medical Ozone Therapy for Chronic Lyme Disease

Frank Shallenberger, MD

11:20 am – 11:35 am

Oral Poster Presentation - to be determined

11:35 am – 12:00 pm

Questions and Answers with Panel of Experts

Drs. Shor, Liegner, and Horowitz

Hotel & Logistics

Hotel & Logistics

Sheraton Grand Hotel:
Ideally situated in downtown Chicago, the Sheraton Grand Chicago is an icon on the Chicago River with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline. Chicago is a city steeped in history and tradition and the Sheraton Grand Chicago is only steps from fascinating architecture and historic landmarks including Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park. With over 25 years of award winning service, topped off with a multi-million dollar redesign, the Sheraton Grand Chicago will exceed expectations.

Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Superior and Deluxe Guest Rooms are available until October 7, 2018, based on availability, at the negotiated ILADS conference rate of $239. A variety of views and bed types are available based on a first come, first served basis.

To reserve a hotel room today, please visit ILADS Conference Room Reservations.

Guests may also book a room by calling the hotel directly at 312-464-1000. Please reference the International Lyme Conference.



Getting There

Visit the Sheraton Grand Hotel website and get detailed travel directions at

The closest airports are Chicago Midway (25 minutes) and Chicago O’Hare (35 minutes)

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor Registration

By exhibiting at the 2018 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 attendees. You will have the opportunity to improve your outreach in this increasingly competitive global market. To learn more about exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, or to receive a prospectus, please email


Allergy Research Group
Alletess Medical Laboratory
Armin Labs
Bio-Botanical Research
Clinical Synergy
Cyrex Labs
Doctor's Data
Great Plains Laboratory
Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy
Master Supplements
moleculera labs logo
Oxford Immuntec
Pure Encapsulations
Researched Nutritionals
Results RNA
Somalata Organic Ayurveda
Women's International Pharmacy