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Conference Overview

Registration is now open for our IN-PERSON 23rd Annual Scientific Conference.

Debugging the Body and Brain

September 22-25, 2022 (Thursday-Sunday)

Early Bird Pricing is now in effect — good through August 2, 2022.

Please join us for the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) 23rd Annual Scientific Conference. This year’s conference will be held Thursday through Sunday, September 22-25, 2022. We are excited to be returning to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida, the same venue as last year. The facility is centrally located, with easy access to the airport and all of Orlando’s attractions.

We are looking forward to bringing the ILADS community together again after our extended time apart. We are excited to welcome you in Orlando and provide a fantastic conference experience. Consider bringing your family to make it a vacation. The resort is just a 10 minute drive from world famous theme parks and our hotel rate is valid three days before and after the meeting.

New Format for 2022

With so much to catch up on and relationships to rekindle, we are changing up the format of this year’s conference to give you more free time to connect with colleagues. We will have an extended break during lunch to allow attendees to network, meet with exhibitors or just relax by the pool and enjoy the hotel amenities. Programming will take place in the mornings with an extended break around the noon lunch hour. It will resume later in the afternoon and run until early evening. On Sunday, our program will end at noon to accommodate your travel schedule.

Conference Program

Thursday, September 22

Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals: This one-day program is for medical professionals new to VBI diagnosis and treatment and for those veterans who want to brush up on their basics. It is the preliminary step for the ILADEF Physician Training Program.

Thursday, September 22-Sunday, September 25

  • Plenary Sessions
  • Breakfast Chats
  • Poster Sessions
  • Exhibitor Trade Show
  • Annual Members’ Meeting Luncheon
  • Case Study presentations and open mic discussions

Financial Assistance

A number of grants are available for conference attendees. Please complete the online application so we can determine if you qualify. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so submit your application as early as possible. If approved, grant funding will be awarded after the conference. You must register and pay in advance and you will be reimbursed after the conference. Learn more and apply for grants.


More than 50 exhibitors will be on-site from Thursday morning through Saturday, showcasing products and services relevant to medical professionals who treat tick-borne diseases. Click here to view exhibitors.


The Hyatt Grand Cypress Orlando is a resort hotel set on over a thousand acres. It touts  multiple swimming pools, one with a waterfall, putt putt, a Jack Nicklaus golf course, tennis, fitness center, a plethora of water activities for the entire family. There is a spa on site:

The famous Orlando theme parks are a short drive from the hotel.

Abstract Submissions

If you are interested in submitting an abstract to speak or present a poster, please complete the abstract submission form.

Hotel & Logistics



The deadline to secure ILADS special pricing of $195 per night + $10 resort fee and taxes is August 29, 2022.  The ILADS special pricing is available 3 days pre/post of conference dates based upon availability.

To book your hotel using ILADS special pricing click here.

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.


1 Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836  USA

For more information about the hotel including area attractions click here.

For directions to the hotel, maps, parking information and airport details click here

(Note: the hotel does NOT offer airport shuttles):


ILADS Orlando 2022 Exhibitor Information

ILADS 23rd 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 2022 Conference is “Debugging the Body and Brain.”

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:


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.


For additional information, please contact Scott Kersh, Conference Manager, at

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Register for an exhibit booth now.

Pricing & Registration

2022 ILADS Annual Scientific Conference


Thursday-Sunday | September 22-25, 2022

Early-bird Rates - Register Now through August 2

Membership StatusVector-Borne Illness Fundamentals
Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals (Thursday) & Scientific Conference (Friday-Sunday)Innovations in Medicine (Thursday) & Scientific Conference (Friday - Sunday)

Regular Rates - Register August 3-September 25

Membership StatusVector-Borne Illness Fundamentals (Thursday-only)Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals (Thursday) & Scientific Conference (Friday-Sunday)Innovations in Medicine (Thursday) & Scientific Conference (Friday - Sunday)

*Registration fee includes daily continental breakfast, lunch and networking breaks Thursday-Saturday. The Sunday program includes breakfast and mid-morning break.

Financial Assistance Information

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF), a qualified charitable organization affiliated with ILADS, has a 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

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 August 2, 2022, you are not entitled to any refund.
    • If requested on or before August 2, 2022, 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 August 2, 2022.
    • 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
  • 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



  • 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.

Conference Schedule

To assist you in your travel planning, please see the preliminary program schedule below. Check back soon for more details.

A few of our confirmed speakers include:

  • Noam Cohen , MD - COVID genetic research
  • Tania T. Dempsey , MD - MCAS and Vector-Borne Infections
  • Gil Diamond , PhD - Role of Vitamin D in Immunity and Inflammation
  • Rosalie Greenberg , MD - PANS/PANDAS
  • Henry Lindner , MD - Treatment of Chronic Babesiosis
  • Alessandra Luchini , PhD - Testing for Tick Borne Illnesses In Urine
  • Chad Prusmack , MD - Traumatic brain injury and TBDs

We will also have special breakout sessions on topics including PANS/PANDAS, advancements in Vector-Borne Illness laboratory testing, and personal-development tips to help improve your practice. We will also be offering our popular one-day Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals program on Thursday, September 22.

Thursday, September 22

  • 7-7:45 AM ET – Breakfast
  • 9 AM-5 PM – Vector-Borne Illness Fundamentals Program (lunch and breaks coincide with Scientific Conference program)
  • 8-10 AM ET– Speaker Presentations
  • 10-10:15 ET – Break
  • 10:15-Noon ET– Speaker Presentations
  • Noon-3 PM ET– Lunch, poster viewing, exhibit hall and personal time
  • 3-5 PM ET – Afternoon Breakout Sessions – Effective Patient Communication/Building a Practice
  • 5-6 PM ET – Welcome Reception

Friday, September 23

  • 7-7:45 AM ET – Breakfast and yoga (optional)
  • 8-10 AM ET– Speaker Presentations
  • 10-10:15 ET – Break
  • 10:15-Noon ET– Speaker Presentations
  • Noon-3 PM ET– Lunch, poster viewing, exhibit hall and personal time
  • 3-5 PM ET – Afternoon Breakout Sessions – PANS/PANDAS

Saturday, September 24

  • 7-7:45 AM ET – ND and Affiliate Degree Networking Breakfasts, yoga
  • 8-10 AM ET– Speaker Presentations
  • 10-10:15 ET – Break
  • 10:15-Noon ET– Speaker Presentations
  • Noon-3 PM ET– Lunch, poster viewing, exhibit hall and personal time
  • Noon -12:45 – ILADS Annual Members Meeting Luncheon
  • 3-5 PM ET – Afternoon Breakout Sessions – Laboratory Testing

Sunday, September 25

  • 7-7:45 AM ET - Breakfast
  • 8-10 AM ET– Speaker Presentations
  • 10-10:15 ET – Break
  • 10:15-Noon ET– Case presentations and open mic discussion
  • Noon - Program Ends

Abstract Submissions

ILADS invites qualified speakers and poster presenters to submit abstracts for consideration. Submissions undergo a rigorous review by a panel of ILADS members and the selection process is based on educational merit and topic CME approval. Abstracts should align with ILADS’ goal to provide participants with practical skills, clinical pearls and/or tools that they can implement into practice. Please review this document on "How to Write a Structured Abstract" when drafting your abstract submission.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract to speak or present a poster at the conference, please complete the abstract submission form.

Click here for abstract submission form.