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2015 Calendar

Dec 4-6th: Beyond Lyme and Other Chronic Illnesses:  Reclaiming our Health and Well-Being
Kripalu, Lenox, MA directions

I will be presenting a three day workshop on Lyme disease at Kripalu, Friday through Sunday, December 4th-6th, in Lenox, Massachusetts. This workshop is for patients and health care professionals wanting to better understand theclinical manifestations of Lyme disease and co-infections, while getting the most up to date diagnostic and treatment regimens. There will be an overview of the 16 point MSIDS model with classical and integrative treatment protocols and natural therapies discussed in detail. This will include new exciting information on "persister protocols" that I am using to help resistant patients in my practice, which is based on new Johns Hopkins research (and looks very promising!)  Other important research that will be discussed includes the role of bacteria, viruses, toxins and diet in autoimmune disease (which often overlaps Lyme disease), the role of the microbiome and gut bacteria in varied illnesses (including diabetes, obesity, eating disorders, depression and resistant allergies), how infections and environmental toxins are affecting different chronic diseases, including Lyme, MS, Autism, ADHD, and Alzheimer's and how to reduce our risks, new research on sexual and maternal transmission of tick-borne diseases, new information on prevention and blood markers to evaluate the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapies in patients with Lyme and tick-borne disorders, as well as innovative research on how we can affect the epigenetics of the our body and possibly reduce future risks of illness. My wife Lee will be joining me in teaching simple accessible meditation techniques before and after the question and answer sessions. I hope to see you there! 

Sept. 12-13th:  Lyme Conference 2015
Crown Plaza Antwerpen, Belgium map

Given the high prevalence of Lyme disease and the difficulties in the diagnosis and treatment of this tick-borne disorder, we thought the time was right for a Belgian conference to target a Belgian, European and international audience of medical professionals. We aim to offer educational presentations on the fundamentals of Lyme disease and co-infections, the epidemiology of tick-borne disease, the persistence of the infection and related pathologies. We will address classical and integrative treatment plans, supportive measures and nutritional options to tackle Lyme and related dysfunctions, as well as pointers for lab diagnosis and testing. An interesting mix of highly esteemed international experts and excellent local speakers has been provided to present these topics.

August 8th, 9:00am-12:00pm: Lyme Disease Summit
Queensbury, NY directions

Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik welcomes speakers in a forward thinking discussion on new research in pursuit of solutions to Lyme disease.

Free and open to the public

July 12-14th: Functional Medicine - Advanced Practice Modules
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, IL map

Detox - Understanding Biotransformation and Recognizing Toxicity: Evaluation and Treatment in the Functional Medicine Model

Hosted by the Institute for Functional Medicine.  Our expert faculty team will review the foundational biochemistry and genetics of biotransformation pathways, connect organ system dysfunctions to potential toxic exposures, and detail the available laboratory evaluations useful in working up a toxin-exposed patient. 

June 26-28th, Living Well With Lyme Disease
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY map

When it comes to Lyme disease, people often go from doctor to doctor looking for answers about their chronic, debilitating symptoms. This empowering workshop offers you the answers you need, along with the most up-to-date information on living well with Lyme disease.

3 day conference for patients and health care providers, with Dr. Richard Horowitz, Dr. Thomas Francescott, N.D. and Katina Makris, 

June 8th, "The Little Things"
Bardavon, Poughkeepsie, NY map

Storyhorse and the Bardavon present in association with the Hudson Opera House:

the little things, a docudrama about one family's journey through the enigma of Lyme Disease, based on transcribed conversations with the Elone Family of Poughkeepsie.

Storyhorse is a documentary theater project based on transcribed conversations with people in the Hudson Valley, focusing on the social, environmental and medical issues in our communities. The stories are brought to life by actors in staged readings throughout our region.

Written by Jeremy Davidson. Directed by Mary Stuart Masterson.

Performance will be followed by an audience Q&A with Lyme Disease specialist. Dr Richard Horowitz. 

For more information click here

May 12th, 1-9:30pm: 9th Annual Lyme Connection Patient Seminar and Health Fair
Western CT State University, West Side Campus Student Center, Danbury, CT map

Presented by Ridgefield Lyme Connection (facebook / website)
Workshop, 1-4pm - Dr. William Lee Cowden & Eva Sapi, PhD 
Health Fair 6-9:30pm / Program starts at 7pm

Dr. Horowitz - Lyme Disease: Why Can't We Get Better?  Moving From Symptoms to Solutions
Courage in Advocacy Award honoring Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association

Free admission.  No registration required.

May 9th, 8am-6pm: Lyme Disease Awareness Day 2015
Innovative Technology Complex, Center of Excellence, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY map

Presented by Binghamton University's Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Research Program and Southern Tier Lyme Support

Guest speakers, Screening of "Under our Skin: Emergence," Lyme Literate Vendors and Interactive Health Centers

More information and to register (admission is free - must register to guarantee a seat) / Flyer

May 2-3rd, 11:30am-5:30pm: Xymogen Lyme & Hormone Summit 
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York, NY 10019 map

Lecture Topic: The Disruptive Effects of Lyme and Associated Tick-borne Infections: Presentations, Diagnosis, and Treatment 

To register contact Amy Salerno, Conference Director, (914) 393-0513 or

April 17th, 9am-5:30pm: 12th Annual Institute for Disaster Mental Health Conference
Lecture Center, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 12561 map

Preparing for the Health and Mental Health Consequences of Climate Change
Lecture Topic: Lyme Disease and Co-infections: A Global Emerging Health Epidemic