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About ILADEF

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Education Foundation is a sister organization of ILADS. Its missions are to train physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and tick-borne disease, and to support research scientists investigating tick-borne diseases. The ILADEF Physician Training Program directly addresses challenges to properly diagnosing and treating Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and provides physicians the opportunity to study with clinical experts in tick-borne diseases. By supporting ILADEF, you make it possible for physicians and scientists to provide better, life-changing research and care for patients with tick-borne disease.

Mission Statement

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF) is a nonprofit, international foundation that promotes medical education and research related to Lyme and associated diseases and supports the educational and research goals of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

Awards and Honors

John Drulle Memorial Lectureship

This unique award was created to memorialize the work of John Drulle, MD.  Dr Drulle was an inquisitive doctor who explored a wide variety of creative and unconventional methods to help his patients beat chronic Lyme disease. Emilia Eiras, MD, Dr. Drulle’s wife, is a member of ILADS. We are proud to present the John Drulle Award to a speaker at the ILADS meeting who treats patients with the same spirit as John Drulle.

Past Awardees

2017

Samuel Shor

Samuel M. Shor, MD

2016

Robert Bransfield, MD

Robert C. Bransfield, MD

2015

Joseph Burrascano

Joseph J. Burrascano Jr., MD

2014

Charles Ray Jones, MD

Charles Ray Jones, MD

2013

Daniel Cameron, MD

Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH

2012

Alan MacDonald, MD

Alan B. MacDonald

Pioneer in Lyme Disease Award

This prestigious award is given to a professional in a health-related field whom the Foundation board honors as having made a significant contribution towards the mission of ILADS and ILADEF.

Past Awardees

2017

Robert Bransfield, MD

Robert C. Bransfield, MD

2016

Joseph Burrascano

Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., MD

2015

Alan MacDonald, MD

Alan B. MacDonald, MD

2014

Charles Ray Jones, MD

Charles Ray Jones, MD

2013

Nick Harris, PhD

Nick S. Harris, PhD

Power of Lyme Award Award

This award recognizes a non-medical volunteer who promotes the mission of ILADEF.

Past Awardees

2017

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Jenna Luche Thayer
For her work on her project, Climate Change - WHO Ad Hoc Committee for Health Equity in ICD11 Borreliosis Codes, with the World Health Organization.

2016

Melissa Bell

Melissa Bell
For her organization of the Take a Bite out of Lyme initiative 

Resources and Research

ILADEF Members consistently advance and support research on chronic Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. You can learn more about their work here