IVC Academy & Symposium
October 3-5, 2019 | Riordan Clinic campus | Wichita, KS
Learn how to safely and effectively administer IV Vitamin C in your practice. This course is designed for clinicians starting out in IV Vitamin C.
October 1-3, 2020 | Drury Broadview Hotel | Wichita, KS
Speakers and attendees from around the globe will gather to discuss the most up to date information on IV Vitamin C, Integrative Medicine, and functional care of
patients. The IVC Symposium is designed for those just starting out in IV nutrition as well as those well seasoned in IV nutrition.
- Order the 2018 Video Set!
Our 2018 IVC Symposium was a wonderful success. Thank you to our attendees, speakers and exhibitors. If you would like to buy a copy of the videos and slides, please order the 2018 Media Set below. Media sets from our 2016 and 2014 Symposiums are also still available.
2018 IVC Symposium:
Getting to the Roots of Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Cellular Hypoxia: Could disruption of cellular respiration be the primal root cause of the chronic illness plague now enveloping western civilization?
Pervasive Polypharmacy: Is the overuse of allopathic medicines (especially antibiotics) an insidious, albeit pervasive, energy organelle dysregulator?
Environmental Toxicity: Have the 32 million new chemicals introduced into the Earth’s biosphere over the last 90 years (most of them untested for human adversity) finally reached a tipping point where cellular methylation and detoxification processes can no longer protect our energy metabolism?
Dietary Demise: Are our foods killing us? Has ubiquitous sugar become “the white plague” mortally disrupting the smooth interchange between healthy glycolysis and efficient fat-burning oxidative phosphorylation that bestowed an adaptive advantage to our ancestors?
Homo Sapiens Ascorbicus: If our species is to survive, will that amazing hepatic metabolite and electron-buffering molecule be technologically innovated to rescue struggling humanity from our ubiquitous genetic disorder, as named by Dr. Irwin Stone: “hypoascorbemia”?
The Three Molecules: Will a new medicine rise to the forefront of medical care that recognizes a new “standard of care” where the balanced energy metabolism of three core molecules are finally acknowledged as the three pillars of cellular health? Oxygen, glucose, and ascorbate.
- To bring together experts who understand the structure and energy-producing function of the mitochondria and have applied their knowledge in the care chronically ill patients.
- To bring you up to date on the latest scientific research that supports the use of intravenous Vitamin C in the support and remediation of mitochondrial distress
- To underscore the importance of lifestyle-related adjuvant therapies that are necessary for the proper care and feeding of your mitochondria.
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- 2018 Agenda
Thursday, October 4th 7:30 am Registration Opens – Welcome! Sign-in each morning, receive your name tag, learn how to download the conference app, etc. 7:30 am – 3:30 pm “Care for the Provider” Schedule nutrient testing with Bio-Center Laboratory or clinic services such as IV Vitamin C 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Visit the Exhibitors We have wonderful exhibitors this year: stop by and learn about what they have to offer! 8:45 am – 9:00 am Ron Hunninghake, MD Opening Comments 9:00 am – 10:00 am Thomas Levy, MD, JD Vitamin C, Mitochondria and Cellular Energy 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nina Mikirova, PhD Pharmacologic Ascorbate in the Treatment of Cancer 11:00 am – 11:30 am BREAK Refreshments are provided 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Dave Austin, Researcher Getting IVC: Cancer Patients CAN ADVOCATE for themselves! 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm LUNCH Lunch is provided. Sponsored by: LivOn Laboratories 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Ron Hunninghake, MD The Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm BREAK Refreshments are provided 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Chris Brannon, RN, BSN The ABC’s of IVC: Practical Nursing Considerations 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Q&A Recap of Day Thursday’s speakers and topics Friday, October 5th 8:00 am Information Booth Opens Sign-in each morning & ask questions. We’re here to help! 8:00 am – 3:30 pm “Care for the Provider” Schedule nutrient testing with Bio-Center Laboratory or clinic services such as IV Vitamin C 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Visit the Exhibitors Have you visited with all of the exhibitors yet? Here’s your chance! 9:00 am – 10:00 am Thomas Levy, MD, JD Vitamin C and Infection: New Applications 10:00 am – 11:00 am Victor Marcial-Vega, MD An Oncologist Addresses Toxins, Viruses, and Stress 11:00 am – 11:30 am BREAK Refreshments are provided 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Qi Chen, PhD How does high dose intravenous vitamin C kill cancer cells? – Current understanding in the mechanisms 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm LUNCH Lunch is provided. Sponsored by: Bio-Center Laboratory 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Nasha Winters, ND,
Deep Nutrition and the Metabolic Approach to Cancer 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm BREAK Refreshments are provided 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Book Signing: Dr. Nasha Winters Stop by the Nutrient Store booth to purchase a copy & meet Dr. Nasha Winters. 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Ourania
Mitochondria and Microbiome: The Real Roots of Disease 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Q&A Recap of Friday’s speakers and topics Saturday, October 6th 8:30 am Information Booth Opens Sign-in each morning & ask questions. We’re here to help! 8:00 am – 12:00 pm “Care for the Provider” Schedule nutrient testing with Bio-Center Laboratory or clinic services such as IV Vitamin C 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Visit the Exhibitors Last call – Don’t miss out on these great offers! 9:00 am – 10:00 am Ron Hunninghake, MD &
Anne Zauderer, DC
What’s Happening to Our Children’s Mitochondria? 10:00 am – 11:00 am Berry Fowler, MD Phase 2 Research – IVC and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 11:00 am – 11:30 am BREAK Refreshments are provided 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Frank Shallenberger, MD,
High Dose Melatonin Therapy – An Ideal Adjuvant Anti-cancer Therapy 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm LUNCH Lunch is provided. Sponsored by: McGuff Medical Products 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Scott Sherr, MD Strategy: Hyperbaric Oxygen, IVC, and Ketogenic Diet 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm BREAK Refreshments are provided 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Ron Hunninghake, MD
and Dave Austin, Researcher
SuCCeED! Sustained Cancer Cell Energy Depletion 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Wrap up and Q&A Recap of Saturday’s speakers and topics 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Banquet & Pearl Maker Awards Tickets must be purchased in advance.*
*Banquet tickets will be available through lunch on Saturday 10/6/18 at the registration table for $80 per guest. Dinner, a cocktail hour, and a beautiful view of the Arkansas River are included.
- 2018 Speakers
IVC & Chronic Illness Symposium speakers represent a growing field of pioneers who have found that Vitamin C is a powerful adjunct in the care of chronically ill patients.
Speakers are listed alphabetically by last name.
Chris Brannon, RN, BSNread bio
Qi Chen, PhDread bio
Berry Fowler, III, MDread bio
Ron Hunninghake, MDread bio
Thomas Levy, MD, JDread bio
Victor Marcial-Vega, MDread bio
Nina Mikirova, PhDread bio
Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD, ABAAMread bio
Scott Sherr, MDread bio
Ourania Stephanopoulos-Chichura, MDread bio
Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OMread bio
Anne Zauderer, DCread bio
- 2018 Presentation Descriptions
Thursday October 4th
Vitamin C, Mitochondria and Cellular Energy
Thomas Levy, MD, JD
Dr. Levy, a world authority on Vitamin C, will explore electron flow as it relates to the unique structure and chemistry of the ascorbate molecule, and its role in maintaining a redox-balanced state in mitochondrial energy generation.
Pharmacologic Ascorbate in the Treatment of Cancer
Nina Mikirova, PhD
Dr. Mikirova has been a driving force in Riordan Clinic’s IVC research. Her presentation will summarize the ever-expanding scientific evidence that supports the adjunctive role of IVC in the care of cancer patients.
The Three Molecules Theory of Health & Disease
Ron Hunninghake, MD
Dr. Ron, Chief Medical Officer of Riordan Clinic, will present unified theory of chronic illness as perceived from the molecular level of life of earth.
Getting Your IVC! Cancer Patients CAN Advocate for Themselves
Dave Austin, PhD
As IVC research has expanded into conventional medicine, the denial of IVC services to cancer patients has become ever more untenable. David Austin will present the lay perspective on how cancer patients and their families can successfully confront obstinate oncologists in their quest to receive the crucial adjunctive benefits of IVC therapy.
The ABC’s of IVC: Practical Nursing Considerations
Chris Brannon, RN, BSN
Chris Brannon R.N. serves as the manager of nursing services at Riordan Clinic. Here he will review practical guidelines in the safe preparation and delivery of IVC therapy. These “standards of care” must be recognized and adopted as IVC becomes a widely utilized therapeutic option.
Friday October 5th
Vitamin C and Infection: New Applications
Thomas Levy, MD, JD
“The genie is out of the bottle!” Expanding on this monumental book, Curing the Incurable, Dr. Levy will review the mushrooming research in the use of IVC in the care of septic shock and other emerging infectious disease syndromes.
An Oncologist Addresses Toxins, Viruses, and Stress
Victor Marcial-Vega, MD
Dr. Marcial-Vega has been a long-time IVC practitioner for cancer patients. In this presentation, he brings us a compelling overview of key cancer-causing, or at least, cancer-promoting environment challenges that he feels MUST BE ADDRESSED in the successful management of this illness.
How Ascorbate Can Deplete Cancer Cell ATP
Qi Chen, PhD
Dr. Chen has served as a leader in the search for a plausible scientific understanding of IVC treatment mechanisms in the care of cancer patients. Here she will review the emerging understanding of high dose ascorbate’s ability to thwart the advance of cancer cell growth.
Deep Nutrition and the Metabolic Approach to Cancer
Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac
Dr. Winters’ book The Metabolic Approach to Cancer – Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Non-toxic Bio-individualized Therapies – really says it all! In this presentation she will focus on the “deep nutrition” aspect in optimal cancer care.
Mitochondria and Microbiome: Real Roots of Disease… and Health!
Ourania Stephanopoulos-Chichura, ND
A graduate of the KU Integrative Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Nia has demonstrated superb clinical diagnostic skill in treating chronically ill co-learners. She sees mitochondrial dysfunction a core root cause that stems from perhaps an even more fundamental root cause: disruption of the human microbiome!
Saturday, October 6th
What’s Happening to our Children’s Mitochondria?
Ron Hunninghake, MD and Anne Zauderer, DC
Poorly fed, undermethylated and overburdened with environmental toxins and stressors, our kids’ mitochondria are unable to sustain the physical and cognitive energy needed for growth and learning. Overdiagnosis of ADD and ADHD with mitochondrial-toxic meds is greatly complicating this travesty.
Phase 2 Research – IVC and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Berry Fowler, III, MD
Dr. Fowler is a pioneer in the application of IVC in septic shock management. His early research has now led to a multi-institution, blinded trial in the use of an IVC protocol for ARDS – Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – the results of which he will report on in this presentation.
High Dose Melatonin Therapy – An Ideal Adjuvant Anti-cancer Therapy (NEW TITLE!)
Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD, ABAAM
Dr. Shallenberger, the president of the American Ozone Therapy Association, will demonstrate the crucial role of melatonin in adjuvant anti-cancer therapy.
Strategy: Hyperbaric Oxygen, IVC, and Ketogenic Diet
Scott Sherr, MD
Three key molecules determine health or chronic illness: oxygen, sugar, and vitamin C. Dr. Sherr will discuss a possible HBO treatment strategy utilizing IVC and very low glucose intake.
SuCCeED! Sustained Cancer Cell Energy Depletion
Ron Hunninghake, MD and Dave Austin, PhD
Can we energy-starve cancer cells? Can we maximize this cancer killing effect with long-duration IVC administration via an innovative delivery technology? SuCCeED may be the long awaited “missing link” in the IVC and cancer control story.
This year we will incorporate the famous Riordan IVC Academy into the substance of
the presentations you will attend during the three days of this knowledge packed symposium.
At the end, you will receive your certification in the Riordan IVC Protocol.
- 2018 Exhibitors & Sponsors
Thank you to our IVC Academy sponsors! Please use the links below to visit their sites and inquire about their services.
To find out about becoming a sponsor/exhibitor for the 2018 Symposium please click HERE.
- What past attendees are saying about the IVC Academy & Symposium
“Now I see that it was worth traveling 24 hours to come to this conference because what I hear here is telling me that I am thinking in the right direction. That you have to combine different modalities and Intraveneous Vitamin C is the modality that is not developed enough in my part of the world. So I would like to be the agent of change in that respect.”
Jana Wahl, MD, MSc, MBA, Health Coach
“I’m very fortunate to be… attending the Riordan Clinic conference. How Vitamin C is so beneficial to improve the health of our patients. From inflammation, from scurvy; whether it is by infection, or whether it is by cancer, whether it is by toxic overload. This is an excellent meeting and I encourage all physicians, and all care providers to attend this one.”
Paul Kotturan, MD
Deerfield Beach, Florida
“It is really great to be able to listen to guys that have done this for years and be able to learn from their experiences. … If you’re interested in IV therapy, or just want to learn more about it for your patients, a great place to network and be with other people that are there.”
James Warren, DC, APC