Richard Horowitz, M.D
Dr. Horowitz is a 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 both classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disorders. He has treated over 12,000 Chronic Lyme disease patients in the last 30 years, with patients coming from all over the US, Canada, and Europe to his clinic. He is former Assistant Director of Medicine of Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is one of the founding members and past president elect of ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He is also past president of the ILADEF, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals on tick-borne diseases.
Dr. Horowitz has presented at numerous local, national, and international scientific conferences on Lyme disease, and has published on the role of co-infections and toxins in Lyme Borreliosis. He was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Turn the Corner Foundation for his treatment of Lyme disease, and has dedicated his life to helping those stricken with this devastating illness. His book “Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease” was released through St Martin’s press, November 2013, which explains his full classical and integrative approach to helping those stricken with tick borne diseases and resistant chronic illness.
Patients from Canada come to him because they are unable to get the care they need through the Canadian health care system, and Dr. Horowitz has been asked to submit a document outlining some of the difficulties regarding the diagnosis and treatment of those with Lyme disease to help clarify some of the problems that the Canadian people face with this emerging worldwide epidemic.
Coffee & Tea9:30 AM
by Robert IP10:00 AM
Lyme Disease and Virus Infections
by Armin Schwarzbach10:10 AM
Overcoming unmet needs in order to properly monitor Lyme disease-associated pathogens & therapies.
by Prof. Francesco Veas10:20 AM
Why Lyme and associated diseases remain highly controversial in many countries.
by Prof. Christian Perronne11:00 AM
Lyme Madness – A Mother’s Perspective
by Lori Dennis11:40 AM
Open Vendors and Book Signing12:05 PM
Catered Lunch12:30 PM
Afternoon Opening Remarks
by Dr. Simon Colla1:30 PM
by Dr. Juergen Richt1:40 PM
Nutrition and Genetic Predisposition in Lyme Disease
by Carissa Doherty ND2:05 PM
Development of an Antibiofilm Drug to Repotentiate Antibiotics
by Dr Garth Erlich2:25 PM
15 mins3:15 PM
Laboratory Testing for Lyme & Co-Infections
by Robert Giguere3:45 PM
Scientific updates on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme and Associated Co-infections.
by Dr Richard Horowitz4:00 PM