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Conference Overview

2020 ILADS Regional Conference in East Stroudsburg, PA

East Stroudsburg University, ILADS, Drexel University and PA Lyme Resource present:

Advances in Research and Clinical Practice in Tick-borne Disease

Save the Date!
April 17-18 | East Stroudsburg, PA

ILADS is happy to announce it is partnering with East Stroudsburg University, Drexel University and PA Lyme Resource to bring an educational program for medical professionals and researchers on Friday night and all day Saturday April 17-18, 2020 in East Stroudsburg, PA. This venue is on the edge of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. Medical professionals from New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania will find the location convenient.

The event will start with a dinner on Friday with speakers. Saturday will be an all day track of scientific sessions. There will be an afternoon breakout for those doctors who want an introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases. Friday dinner, Saturday continental breakfast and full Lunch as well as networking breaks will be included in the registration fee. Registrants may register a guest to join for only the Friday night dinner.

Location

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at East Stroudsburg University
562 Independence Road, Room 336
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

  • The Innovation Center is easily accessible from Interstate I-80 exit 309. It is a stand-alone facility with plenty of parking available for all participants.
  • Floor 1: There is one main entrance where participants can take the stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor, where the registration table will be (please see: red box on floor layout).
  • Floor 2: The registration desk, exhibitors, Friday reception and Saturday Breakfast are all located on this floor.
  • Floor 3: The third floor is also accessible by the elevator or stairs. It is where the Friday dinner and Saturday meetings will take place.

Call for Abstracts

ILADS has a Call for Abstracts for potential speakers which may be accessed here.

Pricing and Registration

 Now until April 1, 2020April 2-16, 2020Onsite
Member$375$400$475
Non-Member$425$450$475

Registration opening soon!

Pricing & Registration

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

Pricing

 Now until April 1, 2020April 2-16, 2020Onsite
Member$375$400$475
Non-Member$425$450$475

Cancellation Refund Policy

Registration for the 2020 ILADS Meeting in East Stroudsburg, PA is 100% refundable if cancelled within 24 hours of the date you registered.  If cancelled by Friday, March 9, 2020 you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee. NO refunds will be made for cancellation received after March 9, 2020  A written notice of request for cancellation must be sent via email to contact@ilads.org.

  • 100% refund if cancelled within 24 hours of registering
  • 50% refund if cancelled by Friday March 9, 2020
  • NO refunds after March 9, 2020

Conference Agenda

Advances in Research and Clinical Practice in Tick-borne Disease

Use the buttons below to go directly to that day's schedule. Schedule will be updated as the conference approaches.

Friday, April 17, 2020

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration & Vendor Exhibits

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Dinner

7:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Remarks
Brian Wigdahl, PhD

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ticks and Tickborne Diseases in PA
Nicole Chinnici, MS, CWFS

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Global Species Level Characterization of Tick-Borne Diseases via MCSMRT Full Length 16S rRNA Microbiome Analysis
Kayla Socarras, MS, PhD Student

Saturday, April 18, 2020

7:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration & Vendor Exhibits

7:00 am – 8:15 am

Breakfast

8:15 am – 8:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

  • Julia Wagner, MBA
  • Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD
  • B. Robert Mozayeni, MD
  • Denise Seigart, PhD

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Historical Context and Progress in Lyme Disease Science and Practice
Brian A. Fallon, MD

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Research Advances in Lyme Persistence and Treatment
Ying Zhang, MD

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Watershed Sign as a Marker for Late Lyme Neuroborreliosis
Francine B. Hanberg, MD

10:45 am – 11:30 am

A Clinical Diagnostic System for Lyme Disease
Robert C. Bransfield, MD

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Question and Answer – Morning Speaker Panel

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Afternoon Breakout Session

Track: Basic/Introductory

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Lyme Fundamentals/Basics
Steven J. Bock, MD

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Lyme Fundamentals/Basics
Steven J. Bock, MD

Afternoon Breakout Session

Track: Advanced Clinical

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Advancing Our Understanding of the Pathogenesis of Vector-Borne Diseases
Marna E. Ericson, PhD

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Bartonella: Co-Infection or Primary Infection?
B. Robert Mozayeni, MD

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Question and Answer

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Disulfiram in the Treatment of Lyme disease & Babesiosis - Review & Up-date of Experience in one Medical Practice over 3 Years
Kenneth B. Leigner, MD

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Question and Answer

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Neuropsychiatric Effects of Tick-borne Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Rosalie Greenberg, MD

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Question and Answer

Return to Plenary Session:

Case Presentations: Exploring the Complexity of Tick-borne Disease

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Case #1: Lyme Co-Infections and the Multiple Routes of Transmission
Rita Rhoads, MPH, CRNP, CNM

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Case #2: Tick-borne Disease: A Multi-System Illness
Marina Makous, MD

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Case #3: Complex Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
Robert L. Mauss, DO

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Question and Answer: Case Presentations

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Closing & Recognitions

  • Julia Wagner, MBA
  • Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD
  • B. Robert Mozayeni, MD
  • Nicole Chinnici, MS, CWFS
  • Denise Seigart, PhD

Conference Speakers

2020 ILADS Regional Conference in East Stroudsburg, PA

Steven J. Bock, MD (photo)

Steven J. Bock, MD

Dr. Bock has been practicing the integrative treatment of tick-borne disease for more than thirty years at his offices in Rhinebeck and Albany, New York. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1971, where now serves as a clinical instructor, teaching integrative medicine. Dr. Bock is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and has been certified in Acupuncture for thirty years. He has authored three books, lectures internationally, and recently launched a tick-borne disease consulting practice in Santa Monica, California, in addition to his East Coast practices.

Robert Bransfield, MD

Robert C. Bransfield, MD

Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA was President of ILADS from 2009-2011. Dr Bransfield is in the private practice of psychiatry in Red Bank, NJ, and is an Associate Clinical Professor at Rutgers-RWJ School of Medicine. He is also a past President of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association, as well as the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF). Dr. Bransfield is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and completed a residency in psychiatry at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. Dr. Bransfield has an interest in healthcare policy and the association between infections, psychoimmunology, and mental illness.

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Nicole Chinnici, M.S., C.W.F.S.

Bio coming soon.

Garth E. Ehrlich, PhD

Garth D. Ehrlich, Ph.D

Dr. Ehrlich is the Director of the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Drexel University College of Medicine.  His research has focused on the field of translational infectious disease medicine.  Throughout his career he has developed and/or utilized cutting-edge technologies to improve patient care through more accurate diagnoses and prognoses.  He has played key roles in the development of molecular diagnostics (MDx) for more than 30 years. Dr. Ehrlich has also contributed substantially to the theoretical understanding of the biology behind chronic bacterial infections as well as chronic microbial infections.  This theoretical construct has been validated as a useful model for the understanding of the persistence of infection in the face of both an active immune response and antimicrobial treatment.

Marna Ericson, PhD

Marna E. Ericson, Ph.D

Dr. Ericson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where she is director of the Dermatology Imaging Center. In examining the role of biofilms in vector-borne disease persistence and opportunities for effective treatment, she uses advanced microscopes and imaging techniques and incorporates new biomarker tools when analyzing blood and tissue samples.  Her work has opened new doors to understanding the pathogenesis of vector-borne infections and has revealed the importance of the dermal niche in tick-borne disease.

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Brian A. Fallon, MD

Bio coming soon.

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Rosalie Greenberg, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP

Rosalie Greenberg, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP is a Board Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in private practice in Summit, New Jersey, specializing in the diagnosis and psychopharmacological treatment of pediatric mood disorders, psychiatric symptoms secondary to tick-borne infections and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes. Dr. Greenberg is a graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she did her adult and child psychiatric training and had served as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry for several years. She has published multiple articles in the medical and lay press and has presented nationally and internationally on childhood mental illness.

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Francine Hanberg, MD

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KENNETH B. LIEGNER, MD

Kenneth B. Liegner, MD

New York State born & bred, a graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University and New York Medical College, Dr. Liegner is an internist with additional training in anatomic pathology and critical care medicine. He has been actively involved in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases and related disorders since 1988 and has published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented at national and international conferences on tick-borne diseases.

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Marina Makous, MD

Bio coming soon.

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Robert L. Mauss, DO

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B. Robert Mozayeni, MD

Dr. Mozayeni was trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Yale and at NIH.  He has had pre- and post-doctoral Fellowships in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale, and also at NIH where he was a Howard Hughes Research Scholar at LMB/DCBD/NCI and later, Senior Staff Fellow at LMMB/NHLBI/NIH. He is an expert in Translational Medicine, the science and art of advancing medical science safely and efficiently. He is a Fellow of the non-profit Think Lead Innovate Foundation and is a co-founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases.  He is a Founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases to crowd-source medical solutions for complex conditions using existing knowledge, diagnostic methods, and therapies to meet patient needs immediately.  He is the Chief Medical Officer of Galaxy Diagnostics, LLC.   Dr. Mozayeni has held admitting privileges (since 1994) on the clinical staff of Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine and an affiliate of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

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Rita Rhoads, C.N.P., C.N.M., M.P.H.

Bio coming soon.

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Denise Seigart, Ph.D

Bio coming soon.

Kayla M Socarras MS

Kayla M. Socarrás, M.S.

Ms. Kayla M. Socarras is a Microbiology and Immunology Ph.D. student at Drexel University College of Medicine. She works towards her doctorate degree under the tutelage of Dr. Garth Ehrlich, executive director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases: the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing (CAMP), the Center for Genomic Sciences (CGS), and the Center for Surgical Infection and Bacterial Biofilm, as well as the executive director of the Drexel University Genomics Core Facility. Prior to commencing her studies at DUCOM, she attained her Masters of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at University of New Haven. She has worked, conducted, and collaborated on several studies on the pathogenesis of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the pathological agent in Lyme disease. Furthermore, she has created several protocols for the studies of Borrelia spp, particularly in studying the bacteria using atomic force microscopy. Recently, Ms. Socarras has continued to work on Lyme disease at DUCOM and has expanded her research to include the tick bacterial microbiome.

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Julia Wagner, MBA

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Ying Zhang, MD

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