Lyme Disease: Risk, disease and treatmentSouthern Tier Lyme Support, Inc., and Binghamton University Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Research are holding the Southern Tier Lyme Disease Conference 2018 on Saturday, May 5, at BU’s Innovative Technologies Complex.

Guest speakers include:

  • Dr. Ralph Garruto, Binghamton University Professor of Biomedical Anthropology, on “The Future of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases in Upstate New York”
  • Amanda Roome, Binghamton University anthropology Ph.D. candidate, on “The Spread of Lyme Disease in the Northeast: Ticks, Human Health and Public Policy”
  • Robert Giguere, iGeneX Inc. sales director, on “Staying Ahead of the Plague”
  • Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D., on “An Integrative Approach for the Treatment of Lyme Disease: Bridging the Information Gap”
  • Dr. Richard Horowitz, M.D., ILADS, on “Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme and Tick-Borne Disorders”

The conference is open both to the community and to medical professionals. The cost is $75 for physicians and $5 for the public. Check-in runs from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and speakers will present from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. There will be a lunch break from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a limited menu cafe on site. The doors will stay open until 7 p.m.

All attendees must register to attend. There will be an additional $10 late registration fee at the door.

For details and to register, visit