Skip to content
ILADS > ILADS Conferences > Hershey Conference 2023

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 for clinicians. 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. Please note this conference is open to medical professionals only.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Michigan State Medical Society through the joint providership of MNI Great Lakes ECHO and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. MNI Great Lakes ECHO is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for clinicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
MNI Great Lakes ECHO designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Event Venue
The program will take place at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA. Our room block at the hotel is currently sold out. Please click on the Hotel Information tab at left for details.

Click to View Agenda

Target Audience
This event is open to medical professionals only. MDs, DOs, NDs, DMD, DVM, PhDs, PsyDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, LCSW, DC’s and select other medical providers. If you have questions about participating, please email

Hershey Conference Schedule

Friday, March 24, 2023

Saturday, March 25, 2023

TimeSession Topic/TitleSpeaker
7:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
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 BabesiosisChristine L. Saba, PharmD, MD
RickettsiaSteven J. Bock, MD
Mycoplasma/ChlamydiaSteven J. Bock, MD
Tick-borne Relapsing FeverSteven J. Bock, MD
Viral InfectionSteven J. Bock, MD
BartonellaB. Robert Mozayeni, 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 PMNext Steps Eric Huck, PA Lyme Resource Network


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
Photo of Christine Saba, PharmD, MD
Christine L. Saba, PharmD, 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. This conference is open to medical professionals only. Please email with questions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: $200 grants are available to physicians with full prescription writing authority 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.

  Registration Fee
ILADS Member$675 ($475 for first time attendees with qualifying grant)
Non-Member$875 ($675 for first time attendees with qualifying grant)

Hotel Information

Hershey Hotel Spring (1)

The Hershey Hotel
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033

PLEASE NOTE: Our room block at the hotel is sold-out. Rooms may still be available outside our block. Please contact the hotel directly at (855) 729-3108.  Also, there are additional hotels in the area. If you need assistance finding lodging, please email

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 closest airport is Harrisburg International Airport (MDT).

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