International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training

Program Schedule

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  • 15 Oct
  • 16 Oct
  • 17 Oct
  • 18 Oct
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Registration Hours
Room: Grand Foyer
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
Room: Grand Foyer
Open to All Registrants
7:15 AM - 6:00 PM: Exhibit Hours
Room: Grand Salon F-K
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Plenary Session - Moderator: Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., MD
Room: Grand Salon E
Welcome and Brief Review of Relevant History of Lyme
Overview of Tick-Borne Diseases; Tick-Borne Epidemiology and Ecology
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Borreliosis: Microbiology and Pathophysiology, Overview of Clinical Trials
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Networking Break
Room: Grand Salon F-K
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
The History, Exam and Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
The Treatment of Lyme Borreliosis
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Panel Discussion
Room: Grand Salon E
Panel Discussion with Morning Speakers
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch
Room: Ocean View Terrace
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Co-Infections I: Babesia & Bartonella
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Co-Infections II: Rickettsias & Commensals
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM: Networking Break
Room: Grand Salon F-K
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Putting It All Together: Marriage of Science and Art in Medicine
Mystery Solved! Review of Original Cases
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM: Panel Discussion
Room: Grand Salon E
Panel Discussion with Afternoon Speakers
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM: ILADEF Pioneer in Lyme Award Dinner Honoring Alan B. MacDonald, MD, FACP, FASCP
Room: Dunes Coconut Terrace
By reservation and additional fee to support ILADEF Physician Training Program
Friday, October 16th, 2015
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Registration Hours
Room: Grand Foyer
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM: Invitation to Become and ILADS Insider
Room: Grand Foyer
ILADS encourages all members to come have breakfast with working group and committee chairs. The purpose of this event is to let the membership know what volunteer opportunities are available and how to get involved in the inner workings of ILADS. Come join the group!
7:15 AM - 5:30 PM: Exhibit Hours
Room: Grand Salon F-K
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
Room: Grand Foyer
Open to All Registrants
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Welcome
Room: Grand Salon E
Welcome Remarks
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Lyme Disease in the Southern United States
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
How Lessons from Personalized Cancer Care Can Inform Management of Lyme Disease
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Networking Break
Room: Grand Salon F-K
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Borrelia Miyamotoi
Looks Like Lyme, Acts Like Lyme But It's Not Lyme
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Towards the Development of Definitive Diagnostics for Borrellia Burgdorferi
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
GI Manifestations and Treatment Options in Lyme and Common Co-Infections
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Panel Discussion with Morning Faculty
Room: Grand Salon E
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch
Room: Ocean View Terrace
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch with Speaker
Room: Grand Salon E
The Role of Glutathione in Disease Prevention & Clinical Research Update (No CME offered)
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session A - Integrative Medicine I: Disease Process Evaluation - Moderator: Steven G. Meress, MD
Room: Grand Salon E
1:30 - 2:15 pm - Integrative Approaches to Tick-Borne Diseases
2:15 - 3:00 pm - Inflammation: Our Best Friend and Worst Enemy
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Networking Break
3:30 - 4:15 pm - Auto-Immunity and Lyme Disease: The Role of Phospholipids in Maintaining Immune System Regulation
4:15 - 5:00 pm - Herbal Medicine and the Lyme Patient: Modulating Immunity
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session B - Evolving Concepts and Research I - Moderator: Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH; Leona K. Gilbert, PhD
Room: Caribbean V
1:30 - 3:00 pm - Informal Presentations of Cutting Edge Research
A New T Cell Assay for the Detection of Babesia Infection (William Grose, Katie Stolz, Gottfried Kellermann)
New Insights into Lyme Disease (Brandon Peacock, Teshome Gherezghiher, Jennifer Hilario, Gottfried Kellermann)
Validation of Lyme Disease Tests in Actual Practice - Case Study
Multi-Drug Combination Therapy with Coartem for Lyme Disease and/or Babesiosis
Epidemiological and Etiological Investigation on Lyme Disease in XinJiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China (Yu-hui Tan, Yong Liu, Kanglin Wan, He Sun, Luhai Yu, Xuexia Hou, Zhen Geng, Yuhan Zhang, Hui Dang, Mo He-ta-er, Jiang Long, A Si-ya, Hongyan Li, Yi Zhu) Presented by XiaoNan Hou, BS, MBA
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Networking Break
3:30 - 4:00 pm - Biofilm Communities of Miyamotoi Borrelia
4:00 - 4:30 pm - Clinical Implications of Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP) Evaluating the Effect of Prisms on Visual Processing Dysfunction in Chronic Lyme Related Diseases (William Padula, April Spurling, Jonathan Jenness)
4:30 - 5:00 pm - Sexual Transmission of Lyme Disease
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session C - Pediatric Tick-Borne Disease: What You Need to Know - Moderator: Thomas A. Moorcroft, DO
Room: Caribbean IV
1:30 - 2:15 pm - Pediatric Tick-Borne Illness Presentation and History Taking
2:15 - 3:00 pm - Understanding the Seemingly Random Symptoms of Lyme Disease Using a Systems Analysis Approach
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Networking Break
3:30 - 4:15 pm - Treatment of Pediatric Tick-Borne Disease
4:15 - 5:00 pm - Basics of Pediatric Tick-Borne Illness with Panel Discussion
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Breakout Session D - Legislative Environment - Moderator: Gregg P. Skall, JD
Room: Caribbean I-III
1:30 - 3:00 pm - Doctor Self-Protection: Legal Safe Proofing Your Medical Practice
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Networking Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session E - Case Discussions - Parenchymal Central Nervous System - Moderator: Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
Room: Caribbean I-III
3:30 - 5:00 pm - Registrant Participation Encouraged
Informal discussion of problem cases with brain and/or spinal cord lesions for group discussion & problem solving. Bring your challenging cases and/or come to help others brainstorm.
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM: ILADS' Members Annual Business Meeting
Room: Grand Salon E
All members are encouraged to attend
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Registration Hours
Room: Grand Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Breakfast by Reservation
Room: Caribbean IV
Organizing a Lyme Practice - Each attendee will be given prototype forms digitally to customize to her/his own practice. Additional fee by reservation only. Sold out last year. Limited seating.
7:15 AM - 5:30 PM: Exhibit Hours
Room: Grand Salon F-K
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
Room: Grand Foyer
Open to All Registrants
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM: Human Lyme Neuroborreliosis: An Overview (No CME)
Room: Grand Salon E
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Plenary Session - Moderator: Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
Room: Grand Salon E
Bartonella and Comparative Infectious Disease Causation
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Morgellons Disease: A Filamentous Dermopathy Associated with Borrelia Infection
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM: Networking Break
Room: Grand Salon F-K
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Morphological and Biochemical Features of Borrelia Burgdorferi Pleomorphic Forms
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
PANDAS and PANS: Diagnosis & Treatment
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Nanotrap Urinary Test for Lyme Disease: Lyme Borreliosis Antigen Testing
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Panel Discussion with Morning Faculty
Room: Grand Salon E
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM: Short Documentary
Room: Grand Salon E
SKIN DEEP: The Battle Over Morgellons (No CME offered)
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch with Hosted Committee Tables
Room: Ocean View Terrace
ILADS members are encouraged to sit at the designated tables hosted by Committee Chairs and Working Groups for strategic brainstorming and involvement in projects for the upcoming year.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session A - Integrative Medicine II: Disease Process Evaluation - Moderator: Steven G. Meress, MD
Room: Grand Salon E
1:30 - 2:15 pm - The First 5 Days of Transformative Treatment - Environmental Medicine Clinical Approach - Presented to Veterans Health Subcommittee - US Congress 2015
2:15 - 3:00 pm - Nutritional Approaches to Patients with Chronic Tick-Borne Illness
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Networking Break
3:30 - 4:15 pm - Changes of Thyroid and Adrenal Function in Chronic Infections/Lyme Disease
4:15 - 5:00 pm - Genomics and Lyme Disease
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session B - Beyond Basics - Moderator: Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr, MD
Room: Caribbean V
1:30 - 2:15 pm - Dx - Rx: Improving on the Missing Link Between Diagnosis and Treatment Options
2:15 - 3:00 pm - Pituitary Gland and Endocrine Dysfunction in Chronic Lyme/Co-Infections, a Case Report and Discussion for Testing and Treatment Options
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Networking Break
3:30 - 4:15 pm - Neuropsychiatric Late Lyme Disease - from PANDAS to ANDAL, a Case of a Different Bear
4:15 - 5:00 pm - Clinical Experience in Bartonella Infection: Diagnosis, Treatment, Outcomes
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session C - Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Lyme/Tick-Borne Diseases - Moderator: Leo J. Shea III, PhD
Room: Caribbean IV
1:30 - 2:00 pm - Relationship Between Lyme/Tick-Borne Illness and Pediatric Psychiatric Disorders
2:00 - 2:30 pm - Assessment of Children with Lyme/Tick-Borne Disease
2:30 - 3:00 pm - Assessment of Children with Tick-Borne Diseases: Interventions with Families, Schools and Agencies
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Networking Break
3:30 - 4:00 pm - Psychopharmacological Treatment of Children with Lyme/Tick-Borne Diseases
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session D - Laboratory Advances - Moderator: Raphael B. Stricker, MD
Room: Caribbean I-III
1:30 - 2:00 pm - Advanced Laboratory Culture Test
2:00 - 2:30 pm - Laboratory Approaches on Testing for Borrelia and Detection Systems
2:30 - 3:00 pm - Arbovirus Infection as Proposed Etiology of Antibiotic Resistant Chronic Lyme Disease
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Networking Break
3:30 - 4:00 pm - Droplet Digital Testing for Rapid Pathogen Detection
4:00 - 4:30 pm - New Microarray Detection for Borrelia Antibodies
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Breakout Session E - Evolving Concepts and Research II - Moderator: Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH; Leona K. Gilbert, PhD
Room: Caribbean VI-VIII
Poster Presentations will be on display in this room. This Breakout will be open to the participants who have follow up information from Friday's session. Check your Mobile App for details
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: An Evening of Jammin' Jazz
Room: Ocean View Terrace
This event is open and free to conference registrants. Space is limited so reservations are required. Spouse or guest may attend for a fee of $25 per person.
We will be honoring all current and former training physicians. This ground breaking training program has trained and continues to train the next generation of Lyme experts.
Sunday, October 18th, 2015
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM: Continental Breakfast
Room: Grand Foyer
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM: Breakfast for Affiliated Degree Attendees
Room: Caribbean I-III
Networking opportunity with no set goals. Designed for NPs, PAs, DCs and other medical professionals to meet, network, and discuss common challenges and opportunities. Participants are encouraged to register in advance for this popular session.
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM: ND Networking Breakfast
Room: Caribbean IV
Naturopathic Doctors, we have a networking opportunity for you. Come take your breakfast plate and join your colleagues for an informal chat about ways you can help each other and get involved in ILADS.
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Registration Hours
Room: Grand Foyer
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Exhibit Hours
Room: Grand Salon F-K
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Plenary Session - Moderator: Samuel M. Shor, MD
Room: Grand Salon E
Lyme Disease: The Year in Review
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Depiction of Lyme Disease in the Media: The United States and China
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Presentation of the John Drulle Memorial Award
Room: Grand Salon E
Research Awards with Moment of Remembrance for John Drulle
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM: Plenary Session
Room: Grand Salon E
Autophagy Induction - Potential to Cure or Curse
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM: Networking Break
Room: Grand Salon F-K
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Discussion with Panel of Experts