**NOTE: Audio and Video from the 2010 Lyme Disease Conference is now available to purchase on the ILADS website HERE
This coming weeked, October 15-17, 2010, ILADS (International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society) is holding their annual Medical Conference where various Lyme-literate Doctors will be addressing treatment approaches to acute and chronic Lyme, as well as the associated co-infections. What is great is that they are making the first day available to the world via the internet for free. You can watch the whole first day by going HERE on the ILADS’ website.
Here is the lineup of tomorrow’s ILADS Medical Conference speakers and brief descriptions of what they will each be covering:
Friday October 15, 2010 Conference Program (EST time):
8:00am-8:12am Robert C. Bransfield, MD:
Welcome: Introduction to “The Decade of the Microbe”
8:13am-8:25am Richard I. Horowitz, MD:
Welcome: Is Chronic Lyme Really MCIDS? Future directions in education with ILADS
8:25am-8:30am David C. Martz, MD:
Welcome: Lyme Parity by 2012
8:30am-5:00pm All Day moderated by: Richard I. Horowitz, MD:
Plenary Session: Lyme Basics and Beyond
8:30am-9:15am Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr. MD:
Plenary Session: Brief History of Lyme disease
This session will discuss a brief history of Lyme disease, clinical presentations of Lyme disease, clinical syndromes impacting the heart, dermatology, CNS, joints, eyes. Corresponding appropriate studies on persistence will be discussed along with transmission. There will be discussion of the thirty eight question questionnaire in clinical practice, issue with diet, vitamins and probiotics.
8:30am-9:15am Deborah Metzger, MD:
Track A Breakout: GYN Aspects of Lyme
8:30am-10:00am Stephen Fry, MS, MD and Membership:
Track B Breakout: Co-Infection Studies
9:15am-10:00am Steven Harris, MD:
Plenary Session: Treatment Options
This session will discuss a variety of treatment options including rotation of antibiotics, including IM, IV, PO with names and side effects, medication for symptom relief when antibiotics do not work. Dr. Harris will discuss the role of alternative therapies and endocrine abnormalities seen with Lyme.
9:15am-10:00am Ahmed Kilani, Ph.D.:
Track A Breakout: New Tests for Lyme
10:00am-10:30am Networking Break
10:30am-11:15am Robert C. Bransfield, MD:
Plenary Session: Basic Psychiatric Lyme
This session will discuss psychiatric manifestations of Lyme. This includes pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and treatment. Also Dr. Bransfield will address practical suggestions for practitioners regarding psychiatric drugs for depression, anxiety, sleep, memory and wakefulness among others.
10:30am-11:15am Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., MD:
Track A Breakout: Basic Lyme for Patients, Family, & Friends
10:30am-12:00noon Daniel Cameron, MD and Membership:
Track B Breakout: Research Studies
11:15am-11:40am Kenneth Liegner, MD:
Plenary Session: Neuro I
General considerations in assessment of persons with possible Lyme borreliosis (and other borrelioses) and other transmissible co-infections which may involve the nervous system.
11:15am-12:00noon Ginger Savely, DNP:
Track A Breakout: Basic Lyme for Office Staff
11:40am-12:30pm David Martz, MD:
Plenary Session: Neuro II
This session will discuss specific syndromes like ALS, MS, Parkinsons Disease, Dementia, Peripheral Neuropathy, and potential treatment regimens. Location: Newport Ballroom III,IV,V
12:00noon-1:30pm Lunch for all registrants:
Newport Foyer: pick up box lunch Networking Lunch
Location: Newport I & II and Liberty I & II
Optional Lunch: Reverse Mitochondrial Damage and Increase Cellular Energy in Chronic Lyme and Lyme-Associated Infections
Speaker: Garth Nicolson, PhD
Sponsored by Researched Nutritionals
1:30pm-2:15pm Richard I. Horowitz, MD:
Plenary Session: Co-Infections
Chronic Lyme Disease: Issues with lab testing, treatment protocols, and differential diagnosis will be discussed in the chronic resistant patient.
1:30pm-3:00pm Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA &
Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr. MD:
Track A Breakout: Medico-Legal Lyme
1:30pm-3:00pm Samuel Shor, MD and Membership:
Track B Breakout: Research in the Busy Clinician’s Office
2:15pm-3:00pm Andrea Gaito, MD:
Plenary Session: Rheumatology
This session will discuss rheumatology issues in the Lyme patient with an emphasis on ordering tests, interpretation, treatment, and issue of autoimmunity
3:00pm-3:30pm Networking Break
3:30pm-4:15pm Ann F. Corson, MD:
Plenary Session: Pediatric Lyme
This session will discuss how clinical syndromes differ in children. It will offer common antibiotic regimens in children.
3:30pm-5:00pm David C. Martz, MD and Membership:
Track A Breakout; Defining Lyme Disease
Chronic Lyme Disease” is currently undefined, and it is important that a satisfactory and succinct working definition be developed. Members will be invited to suggest clinical and/or laboratory components that might be included by the ILADS board in their considerations.
3:30pm-5:00pm Carsten Nicolaus, MD, Phd and Membership:
Track B Breakout: Alternative Therapy Studies
4:15pm-5:00pm Elizabeth Maloney, MD:
Plenary Session: Treatment Trials
This program will review early and late Lyme treatment trials.