ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary medical society dedicated to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and its associated illnesses. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme and associated diseases through research, education and policy. We strongly support physicians, scientists, researchers and other healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and associated diseases.
Lyme disease is a complex disease, which is often difficult to diagnose and treat effectively. Early in the history of Lyme in the US, many patients reported that commonly prescribed antibiotic regimens failed to restore their health, leaving them with significant long-term quality of life impairments. In response to a growing list of patient concerns, a group of insightful physicians and scientists decided to take action to better alleviate patient suffering. These physicians and scientists formed ILADS to provide support for providers and researchers in the pursuit of more effective treatment of tick-borne illnesses.
ILADS is increasingly recognized as a resource for healthcare providers who treat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, providing education and opportunities for sharing experiences and breakthroughs in evidence-based treatment. We educate physicians and healthcare professionals through annual and regional conferences in the US and in Europe, where experts in the field of tick-borne diseases and related fields discuss their most recent research and clinical findings. Together with our sister organization, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Education Foundation (ILADEF), we offer opportunities for physicians to increase their clinical competency in order to achieve better outcomes for Lyme patients.
Healthcare professionals, explore the benefits of ILADS membership and learn how to join.