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
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
Staying Ahead of the Plague (Non CME)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
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
(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)
85 Murray Hill Rd.
Vestal NY, 13850
2018 Lyme Conference Location:
Binghamton University’s Innovative Technologies Complex: Center of Excellence
141 Washington Ave, Suite B,
Endicott NY, 13760
Food & Drink Options
Rotunda Cafe - located next to Symposium Hall
Light Breakfast & Lunch
Coffee, Water, Juice, Soda
- 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
Click on link to be taken to BU Dining services
CONFERENCE VENDORS & SPONSORS
- A Hope 4 Lyme, Inc.
- Beyond Organics Garden, LLC
- Conesus Lake Naturopathics / Dr. Laura Sleggs, N.D.
- Corelife Eatery
- Cortland County Lyme Disease Support Group
- Dynamic Thermal Imaging
- GoodMix Foods
- Health Beat / Ondamed
- IDLIfe (Individually designed life)
- IGeneX, Inc.
- Laura Health Detective
- LymeBrave Foundation / Susan Pogorzelski – Author
- Lyme WNY, Inc.
- MacDonald Farms
- Master Supplements, Inc.
- Neil’s Yard Remedies
- Norwex by Julie Dietrich
- Plexus Worldwide
- Sanoviv Medical Institute
- Young Living Oils – Kelly Mikulski / Sue Riale