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Registration is now open for our In-Person 22nd Annual Scientific Conference.

Dive In: Decoding Immune Dysregulation

Please join us for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) 22nd Annual Scientific Conference. This year’s conference will be held Thursday through Sunday, October 14-17, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.

We understand these are unusual times due to the pandemic. ILADS staff is fully vaccinated and we are taking every precaution to make your experience as safe and productive as possible.

The program line-up for this conference is one of our strongest ever, including notable speakers such Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD; Dan Kastner, MD, PhD; Pierre Kory, MD , MPA; Ricardo G. Maggi, PhD and others. Clinical content includes presentations by Ann F. Corson, MD; Marna Ericson, PhD; B. Robert Mozayeni, MD and others.

The three major themes addressed in the program include:

  • Autoimmunity and Chronic Inflammation
  • COVID-19, Testing and Vaccine Development
  • Big Data

We look forward to welcoming you in Orlando and providing a rewarding conference experience. Consider bringing your family to make it a vacation. The ILADS-negotiated hotel rates are available 3 days prior and post conference pending availability. The resort is just a 10 minute drive from world famous theme parks. 

Thursday, October 14:

All attendees will have the choice of attending one of two concurrent tracks on Thursday:

We are offering a totally new Vector-Borne Illness (VBI) Fundamentals course for practitioners. This one day track is for medical professionals new to VBI diagnosis and treatment and for those veterans who want to brush up on their basics. In 2021 it was developed exclusively by the ILADS Medical Education Committee to prepare attendees for the unique ILADEF Physician Training ProgramTM. It gives specific step-by-step guidance using case discussions to exemplify real world experience. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions. 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. *Attending this course is the first step in a new Fellow Status for ILADS members.

We also are offering a day-long track called Clinical Pearls, which will offer practical advice for caring for your patients.

Friday, October 15 – Sunday, October 17:

The Scientific Conference on Friday, October 15, 2021 through Sunday, October 17, 2021 will include the following:

      • Friday and Saturday
        • Morning Exercise Activities
        • Breakfast Chats
        • Plenary Sessions
        • Speaker and Committee Lunch Discussions
        • Poster Sessions
        • Exhibitor Trade Show 
      • Friday evening
      • Saturday Afternoon
        • Annual Members’ Meeting
      • Sunday
        • Bartonella Update-Drs. Robert Mozayeni and Marna Ericson
        • Special Full Day Peptide Workshop by Dr. Kent Holtorf 

We think you will find this upcoming Annual ILADS Scientific Conference to be the most scientific and practically relevant conference to-date. The new structure of the conference will help you learn new relevant science that will support and clarify your medical decision-making to meet the needs of our challenging patients.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This continuing medical education activity is provided through collaboration between the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

ILADS Annual Scientific Conference
The AAFP has reviewed 2021 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference: Dive In: Decoding Immune Dysregulation and deemed it acceptable for up to 19.00 In-Person, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/14/2021 to 10/17/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ILADS Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals
The AAFP has reviewed Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals (2021) and deemed it acceptable for up to 7.25 In-Person, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/14/2021 to 10/14/2021. 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.

Financial Assistance

A limited number of grants are available for conference attendees. You must register and pay for the conference first before applying for a grant. If approved, grant funding will be awarded after the applicant has attended the conference. Click here to learn more and apply for grants.

Pioneer in Lyme Award Dinner

ILADEF presents the Pioneer in Lyme Award Dinner on Friday, October 15, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress honoring Leo J. Shea III, PhD. Click here for more information. You may purchase tickets for the dinner during conference registration.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors will be on-site from Thursday morning through Saturday showcasing products and services relevant to medical professionals who treat tick-borne diseases.

Accepting Abstracts for Poster Presentations Only

Our program is full; however, we are still accepting abstracts for poster presentations. Please click the button below to submit an abstract.

Scientific Program Schedule

2021 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference

Thursday-Sunday | October 14-17, 2021

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

The Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals program will take place on Thursday, October 14 from 8 AM-5 PM EDT. 

Full Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Clinical Pearls

Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals

Friday, October 15, 2021

Autoimmunity and Chronic Inflammation

Saturday, October 16, 2021

COVID-19, Testing and Vaccine Development

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals

This year we are offering a totally new Vector-Borne Illness (VBI) Fundamentals course for practitioners. This one-day track is for medical professionals new to VBI diagnosis and treatment and for those veterans who want to brush up on their basics.

The VBI Fundamentals course is designed to educate medical professionals on the basics of diagnosing and treating Lyme and tick-borne diseases. The course provides specific step-by-step guidance using lectures, real-world case presentations and interactive discussions. Upon successful completion of the Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals course and associated quiz, attendees become eligible to participate in the ILADEF Physician Training ProgramTM.

In the Physician Training Program, participants shadow a seasoned ILADEF-designated expert in her/his office (or virtually) for one to two weeks, during which time 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 are a limited number of grants available to reimburse first-time attending professionals for the VBI Fundamentals registration fee. Click here for grant information or email accounting@ILADS.org to see if you qualify.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals

Speakers

2021 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference

Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD
Robert C. Bransfield, MD
Eboni Cornish, MD
Ann F. Corson, MD
Magdalena A. Cubala-Kucharska, MD, PhD
Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD, F.A.A.A.S
Marna E. Ericson, PhD
Lowell I. Gerber, MD, MS, FACC
Rosalie Greenberg, MD
Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD
Kent Holtorf, MD
Dan Kastner, MD, PhD
Dr. Pierre Kory M.P.A., M.D.
Beth Latimer
Henry H. Lindner, MD
Ricardo G. Maggi, MS, PhD
Ken Mitchell, NMD, Rah
B. Robert Mozayeni, MD
James J. Neuenschwander, MD
Photo of Amy Offutt, MD
Amy Offutt, MD
Leo J. Shea, III. PhD
Craig Shimasaki, PhD
Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP
Samuel M. Shor, MD, FACP
Jacques G. Simon, JD

Continuing Medical Education

This continuing medical education activity is provided through collaboration between the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). This live activity provides continuing medical education credit for physicians, as well as a certificate of attendance for other participants.

2021 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference:

Credit Statements

The AAFP has reviewed 2021 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference: Dive In: Decoding Immune Dysregulation and deemed it acceptable for up to 19.00 In-Person, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/14/2021 to 10/17/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To view full program announcement, click here.

Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals:

Credit Statements

The AAFP has reviewed Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals (2021) and deemed it acceptable for up to 7.25 In-Person, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/14/2021 to 10/14/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To view full program announcement, click here.

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.

Dr. Amy Offutt - What you will learn at this year's ILADS Conference

Dr. Henry Lindner - Endocrine Aspects of Chronic Infections

Dr. Kent Holtorf - Sunday Peptide Workshop

Dr. Rosalie Greenberg - Tick-borne Disorders and Mental Illness in Youth: Is There a Connection?

Pricing & Registration

2021 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference

Dive In: Decoding Immune Dysregulation

Thursday-Sunday | October 14-17, 2021

*Registration fee includes daily continental breakfast, lunch and networking breaks Thursday-Saturday.
NEW - Full day Sunday workshop included.

Pricing - Register August 28-October 17

Membership StatusVector-Borne Illness Fundamentals
(Thursday-only)
Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals (Thursday) &
Scientific Conference
(Friday-Sunday)
Clinical Peals Track (Thursday)
& Scientific Conference
(Friday - Sunday)
Member$675$1,395$1,395
Non-Member$875$1,745$1,745

Financial Assistance Information

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF), a qualified charitable organization affiliated with ILADS, has a limited number of grants available that will help to defray some of the conference registration costs to attendees who satisfy the grant requirements.  

Click here to learn more and apply for grants.

If you have any questions about grants, please email accounting@ilads.org.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR CURRENT ILADS MEMBERS

ILADS would like to invite you to receive a discount on your 2022 ILADS Membership renewal.

Pay your dues with your Conference Registration and you will receive the following discounted rate:

Voting Members:  $325 (regular Price $350)

Non-Voting Members:  $225 (regular Price $250)

NOTE: 2022 Dues Renewal during the period of 1/1/2022 – 12/31/2022

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation of your conference registration does not constitute a cancellation of your hotel room. Please contact the hotel directly to cancel your hotel reservation.
  • Refunds of registration fees will be as follows:
    • If requested within 72 hours of your payment, 100% of the registration fees paid, minus a $75 non-refundable transaction processing fee, will be refunded; PROVIDED; however, that if you paid after Sunday, September 19, 2021, you are not entitled to any refund.
    • If requested on or before Sunday, September 19, 2021, 80% of your registration fee, minus a $75 non-refundable transaction processing fee, will be refunded.
    • NO refunds will be issued on requests received after September 19, 2021.
    • Refunds will NOT be provided to registrants who are “no shows,” whether due to weather or otherwise.
  • Requests for refunds must be in writing sent to conference@ilads.org.
  • The amount of the refund, minus a $75.00 non-refundable transaction processing fee, will be credited back to you using the method of payment that you used to register for the Conference. You will bear the cost of any bank charge, vendor fee, and other transaction fee for any refund made by a method of payment other than credit card.
  • No refunds will be given on any additional fees or discounts applied to your Conference registration fee or other service fees.
  • No cash refunds will be provided under any circumstances.
  • Refunds may take up to 20 days to process after a refund is approved.
  • If you have a question regarding a refund of registration fees, please contact conference@ilads.org

Conference Cancellation by ILADS or for Any Other Reason

  • In the unlikely event that the Conference is cancelled by ILADS or that the Conference cannot be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of ILADS (force majeure) or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of ILADS, a full refund will be made. Liability will be limited to the amount of the registration fee paid by you, and there will not be any additional liability to ILADS, the event hosts, or any other individual or entity associated with the Conference.

Hotel and Logistics

GrandCypress

The deadline to secure ILADS special pricing of $185 per night + $10 resort fee and taxes is September 27, 2021. The ILADS special pricing is available three days pre/post of conference dates based upon availability. If you wish to reserve rooms prior to October 13 or after October 17 you will need to call the hotel directly.

To book your hotel using ILADS special pricing click here: ILADS CONFERENCE ROOM RESERVATIONS    

Please call the hotel reservations desk at 407-239-1234 if you wish to extend your stay or have specific room questions. In order to receive special pricing, please be sure to reference the “ILADS Annual Conference” as your group when making reservations by phone.

HYATT REGENCY GRAND CYPRESS 
1 Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836  USA
Phone:+1-407-239-1234

For more information about the hotel including area attractions click here: HOTEL WEBSITE 

For directions to the hotel, maps, parking information and airport details click here (Note: the hotel does NOT offer airport shuttles): TRANSPORTATION PARKING DETAILS  

For information about attractions in the area, visit the Visit Orlando official website.

Thank you to our conference partners

ILADS Orlando 2021 Exhibitor Information

ILADS 22nd Annual Conference is the premier educational event for doctors and medical professionals who have an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases. This four-day conference covers a variety of topics on the fight against Lyme and associated diseases, including the fundamentals of Lyme Borreliosis, new diagnostic testing options and new treatment strategies, and new research findings.  The theme of the 2021 Conference is “Dive In: Decoding Immune Dysregulation.” 

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your products, interact with medical professionals and demonstrate your support for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. Here is some preliminary information:

2021 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship opportunities include conference bags, name badges, coffee breaks, our annual Pioneer Award Dinner, private breakfast chats, journal and pens, room keys, mobile app, job board, charging station, lanyards and welcome bag inserts. Custom sponsorships also will be available.

CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS

For additional information, please contact Scott Kersh, Conference Manager, at skersh@ilads.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!