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Featured Symposium Speakers

David M. Brady, ND, DC

Chief Medical Officer & Conference Chair

 Keynote
Richard Horowitz, MD

Lyme Disease and Stealth Infections: The Current State of Diagnosis and Treatment

Keynote
Matt Cook, MD

Emerging Therapies for the Chronic Sequelae of Infectious Disease

Lindsey Wells, ND

Managing Pediatric
Post-Infectious Syndromes,
including PANS and PANDAS

Bruce K. Patterson, MD

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Immunopathogenesis of Chronic Inflammation, including Post-Viral syndromes

Gez Medinger

Crowdsourcing COVID: The Power of Patient-Centric Data

Christopher Bump, DC

Clinical Considerations and Protocols for Epstein Barr, Cytomegalo, and Human Herpesvirus-6

Myriah Hinchey, ND

A Naturopathic Approach to Lyme and Tickborne Infections

Tabitha McIntosh, ND

Chronic Immune Activation and HPV in Women’s Reproductive Health

Mark C. Houston, MD

Cardiovascular Implications Of Infectious Diseases, Including SARS-CoV-2 And Vascular Immune Dysfunction

Todd Lepine, MD

Resolving Stealth Infections and Co-Infections

Nancy O’Hara, MD

Pediatric Immunology and protocols for PANDAs and post-infectious disorders

Barrie Tan, PhD

Emerging Evidence: Tocotrienol Research in 2022

Michael Jurgelewicz, DC

Clinical Strategies and Gastroimmunology Support

Tom Fabian, PhD

Clinical Strategies and Gastroimmunology Support

Featured Symposium Speakers

CASI’s World-Renowned Speakers

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Richard Horowitz, MD

Education:
Free University of Brussels Medical School, Brussels, Belgium. Doctor of Medicine, Graduated with Grand Honors, 1984. Bilingual, French and English. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Graduated with Departmental Honors in Biology, 1977
Post Graduate Training:
Mount Sinai City Hospital at Elmhurst, New York, New York, Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, 1984-1987
Certifications:
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987. New York State Flex, 1986; ECFMG, 1983.
Associations and Memberships:
Member, NY State DOH Tick-borne Disease Working Group 2021. Member, HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, Department of Health and Human Services 2017 to 2019. Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Other Tick-Borne Diseases and Co-Infections, TBDWG, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 2017-2019. Member, HHS Babesia and Tick-borne Pathogens subcommittee, 2019-2020. President NYEMA foundation (Nangchen/Yushu Educational Medical Foundation), 501 c3 non-Profit for Tibet, 2010-2016. Board of Advisors Xymogen 2010-2018. Scientific Advisory Board, Bay Area Lyme Foundation. Scientific Advisory Board, LivLyme Foundation. ILADS: President-elect, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) 2003-2007. Vice President, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) 2007-2008-2010. President, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF),
2009-2010

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Matt Cook, MD

The long-term effects experienced by millions of patients recovering from COVID-19 serve as an impending health crisis potentially more significant than the initial infection itself. Chronic sequela that manifests as a result of viral and other infectious pathogens drive long-term healthcare costs, decreased quality of life, and poor health outcomes.

Post-acute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) is one area of chronic dysfunction for clinicians to address, with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, Epstein-Barr, Lyme, and other co-infectious diseases imposing a heavy burden on presenting patients. Various novel therapies are emerging that demonstrate efficacy and early promise in supporting and treating the chronic sequela of infection disease.

Pharmaceutical interventions, peptides, exosomes, and various nutraceutical and lifestyle interventions will be explored as effective offerings for clinicians seeking intervention in this population.

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Bruce Patterson, MD

Bruce Patterson, MD received his undergraduate training in molecular biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He then received his MD at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine followed by a residency in pathology.

During the early stages of the AIDS epidemic, Dr Patterson began investigating cellular reservoirs of HIV-1 using molecular and in situ cell-based technology patented in his laboratory and used today around the world. Dr Patterson determined that enough HIV virus was present in infected individuals to account for the massive destruction of the immune system. This paradigm-altering work was published in Science in 1993 and featured in Scientific American, Rolling Stone, and on the Discovery Channel.

Dr Patterson has authored over 150 manuscripts and book chapters focusing on single-cell biology and diagnostics. Dr Patterson was formerly Associate Professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases and Director of Virology at Stanford University. He currently serves as CEO and founder of IncellDx Inc., a growth-stage company that has translated his research discoveries into state-of-the-art single-cell diagnostics in Cancer, Immuno-Oncology, and Infectious Diseases, especially COVID.

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David Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN, IFMCP, FACN

Dr. Brady has almost 30 years of experience as an integrative practitioner and over 25 years in health sciences academia. He is a licensed naturopathic medical physician in Connecticut and Vermont, is board certified in functional medicine and clinical nutrition, a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and completed his initial clinical training as a doctor of chiropractic. Dr. Brady has been the Chief Medical Officer of DFH for over 16 years and has been a guiding presence in product formulation and design, clinical education and support, quality control oversight, and strategic partnerships for the company. He also currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, and is the former long-term vice president of the Division of Health Sciences and Director of the Human Nutrition Institute at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, where he continues to serve as an associate professor of clinical sciences. He has appeared on the plenary speaking panel of some of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field including; IFM, ACAM, A4M, ACN, IHS, AANP, AIHM, and many more. He is in clinical practice at Whole Body Medicine in Fairfield, CT, specializing in functional, nutritional, and metabolic medicine.

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Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, ABAARM, FAARM, DABC

Dr Mark Houston graduated phi beta kappa and summa cum laude from Rhodes College with a BA in chemistry and math. He graduated with the highest honours and the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society distinction from Vanderbilt Medical School. He completed his medical training at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) and then returned to serve as Chief Resident in Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center, receiving the Hillman Award for the Best Teacher.

Dr Houston is the Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition and Medical Director of Clinical Research at the Hypertension Institute in Nashville, TN. He is on the faculty and Director of the Advanced Cardiovascular Modules 16 A4M/MMI in the US and Director of the Cardiovascular Module 2 for A4M/MMI. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Science. He served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, then as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUMS). He also served as an Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa (USF) Medical School (2014-2918)

He has four board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) (FASH-Fellow), the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM, FAARM) and the American Board of Cardiology (ABC) Certification in Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease (DABC). He holds two Masters of Science degrees in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT (MS) and another in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine (University of South Florida School of Medicine-Tampa (MSc).

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Gez Medinger

With a master’s degree in engineering from Oxford University and an almost twenty-year career in the film industry, Gez intended to start a YouTube channel in early 2020 to run alongside his commercial work. However, after becoming unwell with COVID in March 2020 (whilst training for a 2hr50 time in April’s doomed London Marathon), Gez has put his efforts into becoming a patient advocate for the Long-Haul COVID Syndrome, interviewing some of the world’s leading clinicians and turning his YouTube channel into a huge resource for patients, conducting over a dozen patient-led studies – which have been quoted in the global press including the New York Times, the New Scientist and Men’s Health. His films on Long-Haul COVID Syndrome now have 4 million views.

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Lindsey Wells, ND

Education: 
Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine; University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, Magna Cum Laude. Bachelors of Science in Public Health and Biology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Summa Cum Laude.
Professional Experience:
Lindsey Wells ND, LLC, Naturopathic Doctor, Sacred Heart University. Adjunct Faculty, KIDSPACE Adaptive Play and Wellness. Naturopathic Doctor
Professional Associations: 
Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association (CNPA). American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).
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Todd LePine, MD

Dr Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specialising in Integrative Functional Medicine. Additionally, he has advanced clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Dr LePine is a staff physician along with Dr Mark Hyman at The UltraWellness Center located in Lenox, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires. Before joining the UltraWellness Center, Dr LePine worked as a staff physician at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, consulting with patients from around the world seeking optimal health. He is a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and teaches seminars to physicians on the clinical application of advanced nutritional and biochemical laboratory testing.

The focus of his practice is helping patients achieve optimal health by restoring balance to nutritional biochemistry in the body while teaching them how to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. His areas of interest within medicine include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, exploration of the human microbiome and its effect on both health and disease, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.

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Nancy O’Hara, MD

Dr Nancy O’Hara is a board-certified Pediatrician. Before her medical career, Dr O’Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with the highest honours from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general pediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr O’ Hara entered general private practice in 1993 and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs.

Since 1999 she has dedicated her practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with neurodevelopment disorders, ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Lyme and Autistic Spectrum Disorder at the Center for Integrative Health, where she is a partner. She is also a leader in the training of clinicians, both in the United States and abroad.

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Myriah Hinchey, ND

Dr Myriah Hinchey is a Connecticut-licensed naturopathic physician and the founder/medical director of TAO: Center for Vitality, Longevity, & Optimal Health, an integrative medical centre for healing located in Hebron, Connecticut.

Following graduation from naturopathic medical school, Dr Hinchey completed a mentorship with renowned functional medicine pediatrician Nancy O’Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP. During her time with Dr O’Hara, she learned how frequently Lyme and tick-borne disease are underlying issues for children with ASD and PANS/PANDAS. Later, she herself was diagnosed with multiple tick-borne illnesses and found herself immersed in the work of Master Herbalist Stephen Buhner. His evidence-based herbal approach to healing Lyme disease and co-infections inspired her to correspond with him in developing products and treatment protocols, which ultimately led to the protocols she used to heal herself and her patients.

Dr Hinchey has continued to advance her clinical practice by studying under pioneering Lyme physicians Dr Tom Moorcroft, Dr Richard Horowitz, and Dr Neil Nathan; mycotoxin specialist Dr Ritchie Shoemaker; and lifestyle and functional medicine doctors Dr Mark Hyman and Dr Jeffrey Bland.

Rooted in functional and naturopathic medicine, Dr Hinchey shares her unique approach to Lyme and co-infections with other practitioners by lecturing at medical conferences, including the annual meetings of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association, of which she is an active member.

In addition to her clinical work at TAO Vitality, Dr Hinchey is the owner of LymeCore Botanicals™, a tick-borne disease-focused herbal medicine company. LymeCore™ is the proud sponsor of many Lyme-focused continuing education events.

In 2019, Dr Hinchey hosted the first Eastern Connecticut Lyme Conference, which sought to empower patients to take charge of their clinical care and heal from Lyme disease. Since then, that regional movement has evolved into a nationally targeted multimedia company, LymeBytes™. LymeBytes™ endeavours to educate both healthcare providers and the public on effective Lyme diagnosis and treatment, bringing together practitioners and patients for in-person and virtual education and community-building opportunities.

Barrie Tan

Dr Barrie Tan, PhD

Dr Barrie Tan, PhD earned his doctorate in chemistry (University of Otago, New Zealand; 1979), and became a professor of chemistry and food science/nutrition at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; 1982-1992. His research expertise includes lipid-soluble nutrients (carotenoids, E vitamers, CoQ10, and omega-3s) that impact chronic conditions. He was the first to introduce tocotrienol’s benefits to the nutrition industry, and developed the first-ever tocopherol-free tocotrienol product derived from annatto. 

Dr Tan is editor of two prestigious books on tocotrienol and founder of the International Tocotrienol Conference, Dr. Tan continues to collaborate with numerous universities worldwide to further tocotrienol research.

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Christopher Bump, DC, MS, IFMCP, CNS

Dr Bump created a unique health care model 40 years ago utilising a Network Biology approach. We now call this Functional Medicine, and Dr Bump continues to refine and explore the causes of imbalances in health. He acknowledges that the spiritual, mental and emotional bodies are as important as the physical and attempts to integrate an understanding of causation in each of these areas when working with patients.

He continues practising, studying, and researching and enjoys teaching and lecturing. He is a certified practitioner by the Institute for Functional Medicine, where he also facilitates learning. He earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Columbia University (mostly so he could follow Dr Jeff Bland’s lectures 30 years ago!) He also holds certifications in clinical nutrition with the AMA College of Nutrition and The International and American Council of Clinical Nutrition, and he has chaired the Council for Nutritional Education for the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors. He lives and practices in the bucolic hills of Northern New Jersey.

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Tabitha McIntosh, ND

Tabitha is an experienced Naturopath, founder and director of Awaken Your Health in Sydney, where she has run her own private clinical practice for fifteen years integrating Naturopathic healing principles with the latest scientific research to educate and empower her clients. After attaining her Bachelor of Medical Science (University of NSW, 2001), she went on to pursue her passion for integrative healthcare by completing an Advanced Diploma Naturopathy & Diploma Nutrition (Nature Care College, 2005) and Post Grad Dip of Applied Science in Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (Swinburne University, 2006). She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Reproductive Medicine through the School of Medicine (University of NSW).

Passionate about improving the health of everyone she comes in contact with, a focus of her practice is working to optimise health and enhance fertility, implementing therapeutic diets whilst educating around the hidden dangers of environmental chemicals to help her clients reach their full potential.

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Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, CNS

Dr Jurgelewicz is involved in the research, coordination, and execution of new product development and product reformulation as well as clinical and technical support for Designs for Health. He has been studying nutrition and wellness for the past 17 years and is an adjunct clinical instructor for the renowned Master of Science in Human Nutrition program at the University of Bridgeport. He has a B.S. degree in Health & Wellness, a B.S. degree in Anatomy, and is a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr Jurgelewicz is Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, a Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. He is also a member of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition’s Item Writer’s Committee and is the author and contributor to several professional publications. Dr Jurgelewicz specializes in functional medicine in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions.

Tom Fabian

Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP

Tom is a leading expert on the role of the human microbiome in health, chronic disease, and aging. As a translational scientist, his primary focus is on the clinical application of microbiome research in the functional and integrative medicine space. He has worked with early-stage biotechnology companies as a research scientist and, more recently, as a consultant for microbiome and clinical testing companies, such as Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, Viome and Vibrant America. Tom also provides consulting and educational services for functional medicine and integrative health practitioners.

His doctoral training at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and postdoctoral training at the University of Utah were focused on the molecular biology of aging and longevity. He is also certified as a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner by the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver.