IVC Academy

Today we are witnessing a profound shift in the medical care of the masses.

There was a long period in human history when acute trauma and infection meant death.  With the discovery of antibiotics in the mid 1900’s, mankind experienced a brief euphoria.  We thought that the scourge of disease had finally been conquered.  The “one cause, one disease, one pill” model of medical care gave rise to a pharmaceutical revolution that was to end all disease and suffering.

By the end of the 20th century, a mere 50 years later, that delusion came crashing down.  The rapid rise in antibiotic resistance, the mushrooming toxicity of chemotherapeutics, the failure of psychotropic drugs to restore mental health, the demise of the cholesterol and saturated fat theory of heart disease causation and the dying of the statin myth…these and many more medical failures ushered in a plethora of new and more profound epidemics:  world obesity, diabetes, cancer, autism, gastrointestinal chaos, dementia, autoimmune disorders, anxiety and depression, severe viral syndromes, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes that have led to prescription/street narcotic addiction.
Against this backdrop of pervasive human suffering and a widespread future of diminishing medical resources.

The Riordan IVC Academy gives practical instruction on how, and why,
to use IV Vitamin C in your practice.

The Academy offers a bold new perspective on the care and treatment of this vast array of chronic illnesses: to identify and correct the common denominator of ALL chronic illness – OXIDATIVE STRESS!

Redox Medicine, as coined by Riordan’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Ron Hunninghake,  is a patient-centered care approach that focuses on the identification and treatment of the many origins of pervasive oxidative stress:  hidden dental infections, key nutrient deficiencies, poor dietary choices, leaky gut syndrome, environmental toxin exposure, hormonal disruption, epigenetic imbalances, and poly-pharmaceutical overload.

Our speakers systematically address these ROOT CAUSES of the chronic illnesses assailing mankind today.  Join us as we explore treatments that address and correct the root causes of these unexplained and often poorly treated medical epidemics.  Together we can contribute to a new era of REAL HEALTH!

Space is limited – Register Today!

** Early Bird price extended to 9-30-17. Regular price: $395.
  • IVC Academy Registration:
    • Price: $349.00
      Admission to the October 2017 IVC Academy **Early Bird Price extended through 9/30/17. Regular price is $395** Each registration/person must be submitted separately.
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      2016 IVC & Chronic Illness Symposium materials are available for purchase for individual study. Please choose from the materials listed below:
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  • Agenda

    *subject to change

    Th - Oct 5th:

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    IVC Academy Kick Off Event

    Join us on the Riordan Clinic campus as the 2017 IVC Academy kicks off with opening comments from our speakers, clinic tours and presentations from our Riordan Clinic staff.

    Fri - Oct 6th:

    7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Check in & Registration

    Lab Draw Appointments begin. A light breakfast will be provided.

    9:00 am - 9:15 am

    Welcoming Comments

    Ron Hunninghake, MD

    9:15 am - 10:00 am

    IVC History and Research Summary

    Ron Hunninghake, MD

    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Break

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    ReDox Medicine

    Thomas Levy, MD, JD

    11:30 am - 12: 30 pm

    Nursing Considerations

    Chris Brannon, RN, BSN

    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

    Lunch (provided on site)

    Sponsored by: LivOn Laboratories

    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

    Multi-C Protocol, Exploring the Various Forms of Vitamin C

    Thomas Levy, MD, JD

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Break

    3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

    Magnesium & Calcium: The Good, the bad, and the ugly.

    Ron Hunninghake, MD and Thomas Levy, MD, JD

    4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

    IVC Forum Q&A

    Speaker's Panel

    Sat - Oct 7th:

    8:00 am - 8:45 am

    Breakfast & Networking

    9:00 am - 9:05 am

    Opening Comments

    9:05 am - 10:00 am

    Bioenergetic Theory of Carcinogenesis

    Ron Hunninghake, MD

    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Break

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Focal Infections, Hormone & Balance

    Ron Hunninghake, MD

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    IVC Case Studies

    Riordan Clinic medical team

    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

    Lunch (provided on site)

    1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

    Presentation: Bio-Center Laboratory

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Patient Selection, Consent Forms and the Law.

    Ron Hunninghake, MD and Thomas Levy, MD, JD

    3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    Break

    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

    Overview and Q&A

    Facilitated by: Ron Hunninghake, MD and Tom Levy, MD, JD

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    IVC Certification

    IVC Certification and CME Certificates will be mailed to participants approximately three weeks after Academy completion.

  • Speakers

    IVC Academy speakers represent a growing field of pioneers who have found that Vitamin C is a powerful adjunct in the care of chronically ill patients. IVC Academy speakers may be added as the events draws closer.

  • Presentation Descriptions

    IVC History and Research Summary
    (Ron Hunninghake, MD)

    • More research has been conducted on the ascorbate molecule than any other substance in the history of science
    • Yet, because ascorbate is viewed merely as a low dose oral “vitamin,” its potential application in adjunctive cancer care has been widely underappreciated due to unfavorable oral pharmacokinetics.
    • Recent studies on the parenteral administration of high dose ascorbate demonstrate unexpected pro-oxidant benefits.
    • When combined with its counter-regulatory effects upon the profound inflammation found in sepsis and advanced cancer.
    • IV ascorbate has been identified as a safe and potent new clinical modality.

    ReDox Medicine
    (Thomas Levy, MD, JD)

    • The basic redox nature of vitamin C and the pro-oxidant nature of all toxins concisely explains why vitamin C, along with many other antioxidants, has been documented to be an effected antitoxin against all toxins for which it has been tested, in vitro and in vivo, in plants, animals, and humans, and including clinical studies. [Levy (2002), book, Curing the Incurable]
    • A pro-oxidant and a toxin are usually one and the same, although both invariably have the same effect.
    • An antioxidant is a true antitoxin, because it restores the electron depletion in an oxidized bio-molecule induced by the toxin, or it reduces the electron-depleted toxin and its micro environments.
    • All pathogens induce increased oxidative stress by oxidizing important bio-molecules needed for normal metabolism via the production of endotoxins, exotoxins, oxidized metabolic byproducts, and sometimes due to space occupation from infectious bulk.

    Nursing Considerations
    (Chris Brannon, RN, BSN – Riordan Clinic Manager)

    • Basic Concepts of IV Vitamin C therapy
    • Why do we use IV nutrients
    • Osmolality is another way of saying concentration. Concentration is actually cellular membrane dosage. Higher osmolality equals better membrane transport. Excessive osmolality can damage cellular membranes.
    • Choosing the best IVC solution
    • How to handle the rare IVC adverse reactions.

    Multi-C Protocol, Exploring the Various Forms of Vitamin C
    (Thomas Levy, MD, JD)

    Intravenous Vitamin C achieves outstanding blood levels that create special benefits for Vitamin C. It is important, however, to continue these benefits at home using the “Multi C Protocol” on a daily basis. The Multi C Protocol provides three different forms of Vitamin C to cover three different areas of the body. A) Sodium Ascorbate covers the extra-cellular space B) Liposomal C covers the intra-cellular space C) Ascorbal Palmitate protects the fat soluble cell membrane.

    Magnesium & Calcium: The Good, the bad, and the ugly.
    (Ron Hunninghake, MD and Thomas Levy, MD, JD)

    • Although calcium is an essential nutrient for cellular health, excess calcium within the cell can be highly toxic.
    • The prevention of excess intracellular calcium is accomplished by
      a) Limiting intake to dietary sources
      b) Using therapeutic magnesium as a means of strengthening the intracellular ATP membrane pump which removes excess intracellular calcium
    • The most important redox function of magnesium is its action as a modulator of oxidative phosphorylation and the activation of ATP.

    IVC Forum Q&A
    (Speaker’s Panel)

    Over the past five years the IVC Academy has been presented internationally and has resulted in the development of an IVC knowledge base consisting of almost one hundred Q&A styled responses that clarify the clinical application of this breakthrough modality.

    Bioenergetic Theory of Carcinogenesis
    (Ron Hunninghake, MD)

    In the middle of the twentieth century Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Otto Warburg discovered that cancer cells had dysfunctional mitochondria. In the last ten years new research on cancer is demonstrating that cancer cells have regressed to single cell glycolysis which is a very inefficient way of generating energy but which promotes the rapid cellular proliferation that is characteristic of cancer cells. Intravenous Vitamin C, because of its action as both antioxidant and pro-oxidant, is a superb adjunct in the restoration of cancer cell apoptosis. IV Vitamin C reduces the inflammatory micro environment of cancer cells, controls angiogenesis, promotes detoxification, and enhances the body’s immunologic response to cancer.

    Using IVC to control focal infections that promote cancer.
    (Thomas Levy, MD, JD and Ron Hunninghake, MD)

    • All chronic illness is caused by excessive oxidative stress
    • A major source of oxidative stress comes from the systemic manifestation of chronic focal infections
    • Dental infections, Lyme Syndrome, and chronic viral infections, in conjunction with toxic overload and nutritional deficiencies, set the stage for the development and progression of cancer cell growth
    • IV Vitamin C (IVC) is a powerful adjunct in the safe restoration of the micro environments that harbor these infections

    IVC Case Studies
    (Riordan Clinic medical team)

    Patient Selection, Consent Forms and the Law.
    (Ron Hunninghake, MD and Thomas Levy, MD, JD)

    The legal premise already exists that no doctor has the right to deny any patient a therapy that is established to be safe, effective, and inexpensive. Based on this premise as well as the corollary premise that no hospital, doctor, or group of doctors has the right to prevent another doctor from administering such a therapy, this presentation will provide the evidence establishing the safe, effective, and inexpensive nature of vitamin C, along with the legal authority mandating its usage. With the advent of inexpensive cell phone videotaping and accessibility to capture video, this may now be the most expedient way to record the patient’s consent to the IVC procedure.

  • Care for the Providers - Clinic Services

    “Never order any therapy that you haven’t first tried on yourself.”
    – Dr. Hugh Riordan

    All registered participants of the IVC Academy will have the option of receiving a complimentary IV Vitamin C of 15 grams.  Because of scheduling restrictions we will not have the ability to modify the dose of the IVs being offered during the Academy.

    After you register for the conference, please call Nurse Olivia to schedule your IV treatment. 1.800.447.7276 x321.

    Participants will also receive complimentary products from the Riordan Clinic line of nutrients. These include C-1000 (100 ct), VitaChek-C Strips (50 ct), and MitoForm (60ct).

  • Care for the Providers - Nutrient Testing

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    All registered participants of the IVC Academy will receive a complimentary lab package from the on site Bio-Center Laboratory that includes vitamins A, E, Beta Carotene, Lycopene, Lutein, Vitamin C, B12, Folate, RBC Magnesium, Zinc, Copper. Lab draw will take place during the Academy check in process so there is no need to schedule ahead of time. This is not a fasting blood draw.

    Find out more about our laboratory

  • Lodging and Transportation:

    Residence Inn at Plazzio

    The Residence Inn provides the comfort of home with the convenience of location in this extended-stay hotel. Located seven miles from the clinic the commute is short with easy access via the K-96 Highway. This property offers access to multiple room suites, with kitchenettes, at an affordable price. The Riordan Clinic will be providing a free shuttle to and from the hotel each day as listed below. Free Wi-fi and parking are included. Book by 9/14/17 for the discounted rate.

    Nightly rate: $99 (ask for the Riordan Clinic rate when booking by 9-15-17, or contact Kevin Stewart at 316-682-7300 to arrange your stay. Discounted rates after 9-15-17 are not guaranteed.)

    Shuttle Schedule

    Running in 20 minute loops to/from the Riordan Clinic and the Residence Inn

    Thursday:     5:45 pm – 8:15 pm
    Friday:           7:00 am – 9:15 am, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Saturday:      8:00 am – 9:15 am, 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

    You do not need to RSVP for the shuttle. Just be at the main entrance of the hotel, or the Riordan Clinic, during these times and we will accommodate your transportation. Thank you!

  • Exhibitors & Sponsors

    Thank you to our IVC Academy sponsors! Please use the links below to visit their sites and inquire about their services.

  • Questions?

    Please contact our Symposium Coordinator, Erin Manning, at 316-927-4709 or use the form below. Thank you!