2017 LDA/Columbia Lyme Conference Scholarship Opportunity


Who is eligible to apply

Medical students, residents, post-doctoral candidates, fellows, veterinarians with equivalent status to the above, and nurse practitioner candidates.

What is the scholarship for

To enable participation in the LDA/Columbia “Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: What Clinicians Need to Know about an Expanding Epidemic” Conference (September 23, 24, 2017, Philadelphia, PA)

Why is this scholarship being provided

Our goal is to disseminate knowledge to medical/vet clinical and research trainees or fellows who wish to learn from leading scientists about the progress in Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases. Such knowledge stimulates novel research ideas and enhances clinical care.


LDA must receive the application from you by August 2, 2017 to be considered for a scholarship.  Applicants will be considered on a first come first serve basis until the funds are depleted.

How will the scholarships be awarded

Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA).  If the information you provided is found subsequently to be untrue, you will be required to reimburse the LDA for the full cost of the scholarship award. 

How will the scholarship will be administered

We will notify you of our decision.  If you are accepted then you will need to register online for the conference. LDA will only pay for regular registration, not for CME registration. If you need to register for CME you will have to pay that portion of the cost yourself.  You will also need to register for your hotel room as needed.  

Total of scholarship including registration fee, hotel, and transportation will not exceed $1,000. ALL expenses are incurred by you upfront for conference registration, hotel and transportation.  Accepted applicants will need to sbumit an LDA reimbursement form and attach ALL receipts to it to receive eligible reimbursement up to $1,000.   

How to Apply

Submit the following documentation to certify your eligibility for this scholarship:

  1. Institution identity:
    • ID card from the institution in which you are registered or
    • Letter on institution stationary signed by the department chair, dean, or faculty mentor or a faculty member who knows you the best. His/her contact information should be included.
    • W-9 must also be provided to LDA
  2. Application Form and accompanying documentation (3 items) must be received by August 2, 2017 (12M ET) via online form below
    Questions email

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2017 Scientific Conference Jointly Provided by

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The LDA received educational gift support for this conference from the
Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation CohenLogo The LDA received commercial support from
IGeneX, Inc.