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Conference Overview

2020 ILADS Annual Scientific Virtual Conference

ONE HEALTH LYME – The intersection of Lyme and COVID

Thursday-Sunday | September 10-13, 2020

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Please visit the CME tab in the virtual conference platform to learn how to claim CME credit for Lyme Fundamentals and the Scientific Conference.

Thank you to our conference partners for their support in making this event a success. If you didn’t get the opportunity to visit with exhibitors during the conference, their booth content will be accessible on the conference platform until October 15.

Conference Overview

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) Annual Scientific Virtual conference is designed to educate and inform you about the latest scientific advancements to improve diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases. At this year’s event, ILADS brings world class speakers together to discuss the intersection of Big Data and One Health. The information provided will empower you to provide the best care possible for patients using cutting-edge research and Big Data to back up your decisions. Our focus will be on the intersection of information related to COVID and tick-borne diseases, neuropsychiatric implications of tick-borne diseases, and emerging treatments and clinical pearls.

"One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach - working at local, regional, national, and global levels - to achieve optimal health and well-being outcomes recognizing the interconnections between people, animals, plants and their shared environment."

~ One Health Commission 

Because this is a virtual conference, talks will be limited to approximately 18 minutes each for a total of four hours per day. The scientific talks will be pre-recorded so that speakers may answer questions in real-time during the conference. There will be chat rooms outside of the main conference room to facilitate informal discussions with other registrants. Scientific posters will also be available for viewing during the conference and a poster pitch competition will be held to select the best poster submission.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

2020 ILADS Scientific Conference

This Live activity, 2020 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference, Online: One Health - The Intersection of Lyme and COVID, with a beginning date of 09/10/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 17.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ILADS Lyme Fundamentals Course

This Live activity, The Fundamentals of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases (2020), with a beginning date of 09/10/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Program Highlights

View the Full Conference Agenda.

Thursday, September 10

Two tracks available:

Track I: The Fundamentals of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

This one-day track is highly recommended for all providers who see Lyme patients in a clinical setting. It is the first step towards ILADS Fellowship membership.

Track II: Emerging Treatments and Clinical Pearls

This track is for providers who have already taken the Lyme Fundamentals. It will familiarize you with emerging treatment protocols patients may ask about and provide hands-on practical guidance. This session will not provide CME credits.

Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12

Two full day tracks of world class speakers discussing the intersection of BIG DATA and ONE HEALTH.

Sunday, September 13

Mental Health and the Brain: Implications for Tick-borne Diseases

This one-day track will help the provider care for the special needs of patients with neurological symptoms caused by tick-borne diseases.

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Scientific Program Schedule

2020 ILADS Annual Scientific Virtual Conference

ONE HEALTH LYME – The intersection of Lyme and COVID

Thursday-Sunday | September 10-13, 2020

All sessions take place during Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Full Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Fundamentals of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

Faculty: Christine Green, MD | Elizabeth Maloney, MD | Sean McCloy, MD, MPH | Tom Moorcroft, DO |Ginger Savely, DNP | Beatrice Szantyr, MD

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Emerging Treatments and Clinical Pearls

Bonus Track: Included with 3-day Scientific Conference registration at no additional charge. Non-CME.

Friday, September 11, 2020

The Intersection of Lyme and COVID

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Big Data Implications for Patient Care

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Mental Health and the Brain:  Implications for Tick-Borne Diseases

The Fundamentals of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

2020 ILADS Annual Scientific Virtual Conference

ONE HEALTH LYME – The intersection of Lyme and COVID

The Fundamentals of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases -Thursday, September 10, 2020

Lyme Fundamentals is devoted to reviewing the basics of the complexities of appropriately diagnosing and treating tick-borne disease patients. This track is meant to be the first stepping stone to becoming a Lyme expert, and ample time will be provided for registrant questions.

Upon successful completion of the Lyme Fundamentals course, participants may move on to the second step of becoming a Lyme expert: our Physician Training Program. In this program, participants shadow a seasoned ILADEF-designated expert in her/his office for one to two weeks, during which the clinician observes firsthand how doctors come up with their diagnosis and treatment plan. Additionally, clinicians observe how to handle follow-up appointments and all their complexities. There is a grant available upon successful completion of this shadowing for qualified participants.

Continuing Medical Education

This Live activity, The Fundamentals of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases (2020), with a beginning date of 09/10/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Learning objectives for 2020 Lyme Fundamentals:

  • Explain the epidemiology and risk factors for contracting Lyme Borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases, and understand the microbiology and pathophysiology of stealth pathogens.
  • Recognize Ixodes, Dermacentor, and Amblyomma ticks and understand which pathogens the individual tick species transmit.
  • Discuss the basic facts regarding Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme Borreliosis and its mechanisms for adaptation and survival.
  • Identify the basic pathophysiology of early, late, and persistent Lyme Borreliosis; identify clinical presentations of early disease, late, and persistent disease; formulate a differential diagnosis for Lyme Borreliosis.
  • Explain the role of ancillary testing and imaging in the diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis.
  • Discuss evidence-based treatment recommendations for managing patients with tick bites, erythema migrans, and persistent disease, and understand Jarrisch-Herxheimer reactions and treatment flairs.
  • Discuss basic facts and identify common presentations of Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma and spotted fever infections as well as some other opportunistic microbes
  • Recognize the role of laboratory testing and imaging in the diagnosis of babesiosis, bartonellaosis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis and spotted fevers, and discuss the treatment of babesiosis, bartonellosis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis and spotted fevers.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Fundamentals of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

Faculty: Christine Green, MD | Elizabeth Maloney, MD | Sean McCloy, MD, MPH | Tom Moorcroft, DO |Ginger Savely, DNP | Beatrice Szantyr, MD

Speakers

2020 ILADS Annual Scientific Virtual Conference

ONE HEALTH LYME – The intersection of Lyme and COVID

Thursday-Sunday | September 10-13, 2020

Thursday, September 10

Lyme Fundamentals

Christine L. Green, MD
Christine Green, MD
Photo of Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD
Elizabeth Maloney, MD
Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA
Thomas Moorcroft, DO
Ginger Savely, DNP
Ginger Savely, DNP
Photo of Beatrice M. Szantyr, MD, FAAP
Beatrice Szantyr, MD, FAAP

Emerging Treatments and Clinical Pearls

Kenneth A. Bock, MD
Joseph J. Burrascano Jr., MD
Alexis Chesney MS, ND, LAc
Tania Dempsey, MD
Tania Dempsey, MD
Eric Gordon, MD
Dr. Debby Hamilton, MD, MPH
Kent Holtorf, MD
Richard I. Horowitz, MD
Richard I. Horowitz, MD
Thomas Moorcroft, DO
Photo of Omar Morales, MD
Omar Morales, MD
Nafysa Parpia, ND
Rita Rhoads, MPH, CRNP, CNM
Dr Jyotsna Shah
Jacques G. Simon, JD
Jocelyn Strand, ND

Friday, September 11

Lynne T. Bemis, PhD
Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM
Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM
Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD, F.A.A.A.S
Marna Ericson, PhD
Marna E. Ericson, PhD
Kristine L. Gedroic, MD
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
B. Robert Mozayeni, MD
CAPT Paul Reed, MD
Juergen A Richt, DVM, PhD
Samuel M. Shor, MD
Samuel M. Shor, MD FACP
Willy A. Valdivia

Saturday, September 12

Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH
Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH
Lorraine B. Johnson, JD, MBA
David L Kaufman, MD
Rob J. Kulathinal, PhD
Photo of Tatjana Mijatovic, PhD
Tatjana Mijatovic, PhD
Nancy H. O'Hara, MD
Ilene S. Ruhoy, MD, PhD
Kayla M. Socarrás, MS
Louis Teulieres, MD, PhD

Sunday, September 13

Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
Leo J. Shea III, PhD
Leo J. Shea III, PhD
Linda L. Williams, MD
Linda L. Williams, MD

Poster Presentations

Zachary S. Ballard, PhD
Nataliya Banadyha, DSc, PhD, MC
Gisell Breton, MD
Greg Lee, LAc
Sagar Matharu, BS
Jennifer Miller, PhD
Robert Miller, ND
Albin R. Obiltschnig, MD
Andy Sanchez, MS
Mariia Shkilna, MD
Diana Uitdenbogerd-Drenth, PhD
Sourabh Vellala, BS

Video Testimonials

Neil L. Spector Humanity Award

2020 ILADS Annual Scientific Virtual Conference

ONE HEALTH LYME – The intersection of Lyme and COVID

Thursday-Sunday | September 10-13, 2020
Photo of Neil Spector, MD

ILADS will present an award in memory of Dr. Neil L. Spector at this year’s Annual Scientific Conference. Dr. Spector, who passed away on June 14, was a hero to the Lyme community for his contributions in advancing research on tick-borne diseases. "Neil was a highly respected scientific colleague, a caring physician, and a fearless advocate for patients suffering from chronic Lyme disease" says Dr. Garth Ehrlich, president of ILADEF.

In addition to his advocacy work for Lyme disease, Dr. Spector was also a nationally recognized leader in breast cancer research, as well as an author. He documented his near-death struggle with Lyme disease in his book “Gone in a Heartbeat: A Physician’s Search for True Healing.” His passing is a great loss to the medical community.

The lectureship will be awarded at the ILADS 2020 Fall Conference on Saturday, September 12. Help support medical education and research of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases by contributing to ILADEF in Neil’s name. Tax deductible donations can be made at www.ILADEF.org.

 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

To claim CME credit for the 2020 ILADS Annual Conference, go to https://www.pathlms.com/ilads

2020 ILADS SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

This Live activity, 2020 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference, Online: One Health - The Intersection of Lyme and COVID, with a beginning date of 09/10/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 17.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

View Scientific Conference Program Announcement (PDF)

ILADS LYME FUNDAMENTALS COURSE

This Live activity, The Fundamentals of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases (2020), with a beginning date of 09/10/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

View Fundamentals Program Announcement (PDF)

AMA/AAFP EQUIVALENCY:

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.