2018 Conference

Saturday May 5th


This conference is intended for a wide audience including primary care physicians, neurologists, health professionals and the general public, confronting the rapid increase of Lyme disease infections in New York State. The conference lectures will increase participants’ knowledge of the risk of Lyme disease and co-infections, tick infectivity and distribution, and the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne disorders and overlapping medical conditions.

MD's / DO's RegistrationGeneral Public Registration

Pre-Order Healthy Dining Options available

Full dining options including local restaurants can be found near bottom of this page

*Deadline for pre-orders is Friday, April 27th

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Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, physicians should be able to:

  • Possess an up-to-date knowledge of the risk of Lyme disease and characteristics of the Southern Tier New York regional tick infectivity and distribution in both rural and built environments.
  • Identify and appropriately treat Lyme disease and related co-infections.
  • For more information, please contact Peter Baumann (570)-853-5062




7:30 – 8:30 AM

Rotunda Cafe Open


Welcome/Opening Remarks

8:25 – 8:30 AM


Ralph Garruto, Ph.D

The Future of Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases in Upstate NY
8:30 – 9:15 AM


Amanda Roome, Ph.D Candidate

The Spread of Lyme Disease in the Northeast: Ticks, Human Health & Public Policy
9:15 – 10:00 AM



10:00 – 10:15


Robert Giguere

Staying Ahead of the Plague (Non CME)
10:15 – 11:45 AM


Lunch Break

Lunch Break, Poster Session on Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases – Atrium (Non CME)
11:45 – 12:30 PM

*see food & drink options listed below


Ronald Stram, MD

An Integrative Approach for the Treatment of Lyme Disease: Bridging the Information Gap
12:30 – 2:30 PM



2:30 – 2:45


Richard Horowitz, MD

Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme and Tick-Borne disorders
2:45 – 4:45 PM

Our Guest Speakers

Robert Giguere

(Director of Sales, IGeneX) Robert Giguere has spent the majority of his career dealing with clinical laboratory medicine in the esoteric fields of genetics, endocrinology, and immunology. He did his undergraduate study at Providence College and then got his molecular biology training at MIT. Since starting his laboratory career in the early 1980’s at Nichols Institute in California, he has been a director or higher level at a number of nationally recognized esoteric clinical laboratories. These include the molecular laboratory Collaborative Research Inc.and Repomedix,Inc, in greater Boston. He was COO & Senior Vice President at Boston BioMedica Clinical Laboratory during the 1990’s and for the past 10 years Director of Sales at IGeneX,Inc

Ronald Stram, MD

Ronald Stram, M.D. has 28 years in emergency medicine, which prompted him to establish the Stram Center over 10 years ago to meet the holistic and preventative care needs to reduce debilitations associated with chronic disease. The Stram Center’s integrative approach utilizes a medical environment that focuses on the social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of individuals with chronic health conditions to promote positive healing.

Dr. Stram offers Lyme disease testing and treatment, IV therapies, integrative and functional medicine as well as holistic medicine, herbal medicine, supplemental therapy and clinical nutrition. He is a Member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), Society for Integrative Oncology and the America College of Emergency Physicians.

Director and Founder. The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine Delmar, NY Bennington, VT

Richard Horowitz, MD

Dr. Richard Horowitz is a founding member of ILADS and board certified internist in private practice in Hyde Park, N.Y. He is medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, an integrative medical center which combines classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme and tick-borne disorders. He has treated over 12,000 Chronic Lyme disease patients in the last 28 years, and his NY Times best-selling book “Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease” and his latest publication “How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease” explains his full classical and integrative approach to helping those with tick borne diseases and resistant chronic illness. (Board Certified, Internal Medicine Member, Federal Tick-Borne Working Group* NY Times Best Selling author of Why Can’t I Get Better, Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease Founder and Medical Director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, Hyde Park, NY.)

*The views expressed are those of Dr. Richard Horowitz, and do not represent the views of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, HHS, or the United States.

Binghamton University Speakers

Ralph Garruto, Ph.D.

Dr. Ralph Garruto is Research Professor of Biomedical Anthropology and a member of the National Academics of Sciences. He has worked on infectious and chronic diseases in human populations during his tenure at NIH and while at Binghamton University. Dr. Garruto has over 400 publications and is working on ecological, spatial and human dynamics Ed for Lyme disease in places where people live, eat, and recreate in what is referred to as “Built the Environments.” (Biomedical Anthropology & Biological Sciences Director, Binghamton University Biospecimen Archive Facility)

Amanda Roome, MS, Ph.D Candidate

Amanda Roome is a biomedical anthropology PhD student with interests in human population health. She has done fieldwork in Vanuata and in upstate New York. Ms. Roome is currently working on human and ecological aspects of Lyme disease for her doctoral work. (Department of Anthropology Binghamton University)


Conference Address

85 Murray Hill Rd.
Vestal NY, 13850

2018 Lyme Conference Location:

Binghamton University​’s Innovative Technologies Complex: Center of Excellence


STLS Office

141 Washington Ave, Suite B,
Endicott NY, 13760

2018 Lyme Conference Location

85 Murray Hill Rd, Vestal, NY 13850 Google Maps »

STLS Office

141 Washington Ave, Suite B,
Endicott NY, 13760
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Food & Drink Options


Rotunda Cafe - located next to Symposium Hall

Light Breakfast & Lunch

Coffee, Water, Juice, Soda


Pre-Order Healthy Lunch Options

  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Quinoa Tabbouleh Hummus Wrap
  • Greek Salad with Gluten Free Bread
  • Chipotle Quinoa Salad with Fresh Fruit

*Deadline for orders is Friday, April 27th

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Local Options within Driving Distance

Local Restaurants and stores within easy driving distance

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