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Conference Overview

ILADS Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals
In partnership with PA Lyme Resource Network

Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, 2023
The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033


Program Overview
Join us in March for a full day program on the Fundamentals of diagnosing and treating tick-borne diseases. Produced in partnership with the PA Lyme Resource Network, our program kicks off Friday evening with dinner and a guest-speaker presentation from ILADS member Nancy O'Hara, MD on PANS/PANDAS followed by a full day of programming Saturday focused on the diagnosis and treatment of vector-borne illnesses. The Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals course provides step-by-step treatment guidelines using lectures, real-world case presentations and discussions presented by ILADS medical practitioners. Qualified participants who complete the course are invited to participate in the ILADEF Physician Training Program.

Event Venue
The program will take place at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA. We have secured a special room rate for conference attendees of $199+tax. Please click on the Hotel Information tab at left for details.

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Target Audience
MDs, DOs, NDs, DMD, DVM, PhDs, PsyDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, LCSW, DC’s and select other medical providers. Patient advocacy members may register to attend, as space permits and as determined and approved by Conference Leadership.

Grants Available to First-Time Attendees
$200 grants are available to any clinician (as well as PharmDs or those holding a PhD, ScD or PsyD in a medical field) who has not previously attended the ILADS Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals training in-person (ILADS membership not required). To request a grant, click below.

Poster Submissions
If you are interested in presenting a poster at the conference, please complete the abstract submission form below. If you have any questions, please email

Hershey Conference Schedule

Friday, March 24, 2023

Saturday, March 25, 2023

TimeSession Topic/TitleSpeaker
8:00 AMWelcomeEric Huck, PA Lyme Resource Network
8:15 AMIntroduction to Vector-Borne Illness FundamentalsSamuel M. Shor, MD
PathophysiologySamuel M. Shor, MD
9:30 AMBreak
9:45 AMIntroduction to Co-InfectionsSteven J. Bock, MD
Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic BabesiosisSteven J. Bock, MD
BartonellaB. Robert Mozayeni, MD
RickettsiaSteven J. Bock, MD
Mycoplasma/ChlamydiaSteven J. Bock, MD
Tick-borne Relapsing FeverSteven J. Bock, MD
Viral InfectionSteven J. Bock, MD
12:00 PMLunchRoundtable Discussions with Experts
1:00 PMPresentation, Assessment and Psychiatric Manifestations of Tick-borne DiseaseRobert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
Pediatric LymeRobert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
2:20 PMDiagnostic ToolsB. Robert Mozayeni, MD
3:00 PMBreak
3:15 PMLyme and Persistent LymeSamuel M. Shor, MD
4:00 PMCases and QuestionsSteven J. Bock, MD, Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA, B. Robert Mozayeni, MD, Samuel M. Shor, MD
5:00 PMClosing Remarks


Hershey Conference Speakers

Steven J. Bock, MD (photo)
Steven J. Bock, MD
Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
B. Robert Mozayeni, MD
Nancy O'Hara, MD
Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP
Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP

Pricing & Registration

Registration fee includes Friday night dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks; access to all programming and CME.

IMPORTANT NOTE: $200 grants are available to any clinician (as well as PharmDs or those holding a PhD, ScD or PsyD in a medical field) that have not previously attended the ILADS Fundamentals training in-person (ILADS membership not required).

To request a grant, please complete this form.

Conference registration cancellation policy: 100% refund within 24 hours of registering; 50% refund until March 1, 2023; NO refund after March 1, 2023.

  Now until February 1, 2023 February 2-March 25, 2023
ILADS Member$425 ($225 for first-time attendees with qualifying grant)$675
Non-Member$625 ($425 for first-time attendees with qualifying grant)$875

Hotel Information

Hershey Hotel Spring (1)

The Hershey Hotel
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033

The Hotel Hershey is one of the finest Historic Hotels of America and is a recipient of both the Forbes Four-Star Award and the AAA Four-Diamond Award. Hershey is located in Central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, 2 hours from Washington, DC and 3 hours from New York City.

The deadline to secure ILADS special pricing of $199 per night+tax is Monday, February 27. Rooms may sell out before that date so please book your room as soon as possible after registering for the conference.

Guests who prefer to call to make reservations may call 855-729-3108 and ask for the room block for “International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society” at The Hotel Hershey.

For more information about the hotel please visit

ILADS Hershey 2023 Exhibitor Information

ILADS Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals Conference - in partnership with PA Lyme Resource Network 

Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25, 2023

Hotel Hershey
Hershey, PA 

Dinner presentation on March 24 with Conference on March 25.

Exhibitors set-up at 4:00 pm on Friday with option to exhibit Friday evening.  All Exhibitors open on Saturday.

A limited number of exhibitor booths will be available at this conference.  Please email if you are interested in exhibiting at this conference or register online using the link below.

100 conference attendees anticipated