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 expires 9-15-17. Regular price: $395.
  • IVC Academy Registration:
    • Price: $349.00 Quantity:
      Admission to the October 2017 IVC Academy **Early Bird Pricing Ends 9/15/17** Each registration/person must be submitted separately.
    • Past Conference Materials (Optional)

      2016 IVC & Chronic Illness Symposium materials are available for purchase for individual study. Please choose from the materials listed below:
    • Price: $125.00 Quantity:
      Printed Syllabus includes a copy of all speakers' slides, bound for your convenience. Your printed syllabus will be shipped and is included in the price for all orders within the U.S. Limited copies of the Printed Syllabus are available for purchase.
    • Price: $225.00 Quantity:
      Video recordings of speaker presentations and a full copy of the eSyllabus (including 28 speaker presentations!). This price includes the cost of mailing within the U.S. Both will arrive on a USB Flash Drive.
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    • American Express
  • Agenda

    The full agenda is TBA.

    Thursday - October 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.

    Friday - October 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

    Lecture: TBD

    10:00 am - 10:15 am

    Presentation by: Bio-Center Laboratory

    10:15 am - 10:30 am


    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Lecture: TBD

    11:30 am - 12: 30 pm

    Lecture: TBD

    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

    Lunch (provided on site)

    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

    Lecture: TBD

    2:45pm - 3:00 pm


    3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    Presentation by LivOn Laboratories

    3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

    Lecture: TBD

    4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

    Lecture: TBD

    Saturday - October 7th:

    8:00 am - 8:45 am

    Breakfast & Networking

    9:00 am - 9:15 am

    Opening Comments

    9:15 am - 10:00 am

    Lecture: TBD

    10:00 am - 10:15 am

    Presentation: Sponsor

    10:15 am - 10:30 am


    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Lecture: TBD

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Lecture: TBD

    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm


    Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD

    1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

    Presentation: Sponsor

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Lecture: TBD

    3:00 pm - 3:15 pm


    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

    Potential topics could include:

    A Unified Theory of Chronic Illness – Ron Hunninghake, MD

    Dr. Ron Hunninghake, The chief medical officer of the Riordan Clinic, will deliver an overture introduction to the theme of the 2016 Symposium: The Emergence of Redox Medicine and the Development of a Unified Theory of Chronic Illness.


    The ABCs of the Riordan IVC Protocol – Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

    The scientific basis of highly-dosed antioxidant therapy, especially vitamin C, will be presented and discussed. In particular, the unified theory of increased oxidative stress underlying all chronic disease will be outlined, with particular emphasis on the role of toxins always causing this increased oxidative stress. With this backdrop of information, the reasons why vitamin C is the antitoxin of choice for all poisonings/intoxications will be addressed. Along the same lines, the reasons why vitamin C should always be an essential part of the treatment for any infectious disease or disorder will also be discussed.

    The above information will then lead into a discussion of the most important factors or promoters of all chronic degenerative diseases, along with why the regular dosing of vitamin C and other vital antioxidants should always be part of the protocols for addressing these factors.

    A large portion of the presentation will finally address the many ways in which vitamin C can be administered in a treatment protocol, with emphasis on highly-dosed intravenous applications, and the multiple factors that need to be considered in order to achieve optimal clinical outcomes with intravenous application. The benefits of the Multi-C Protocol will be analyzed, and the importance of utilizing Mop-Up IVs as low-dose, slowly-infused vitamin C infusions will be presented as well.

    The Evolution of the Riordan IVC Protocol – Ron Hunninghake, MD


    Safe IVC: Patient Selection, Mixing, Infusion – Ron Hunninghake, MD




    IVC & The Law – Thomas E. 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.

    The presentation will outline the pertinent history of vitamin C therapy, along with the scientific literature documentation establishing its benefit in the past. More current data, with more modern research methods, will further demonstrate the unique benefits of vitamin C in infections, toxin neutralization, and the alleviation of chronic disease symptomatology. The scientific documentation establishing the enormous safety of vitamin C will then be presented.

    Once the efficacy, safety, and economy of vitamin C

  • 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.

    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


    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, Luteine, and Vitamin C.

    Find out more about our laboratory

  • 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 more about becoming an exhibitor, please download our Exhibitor Packet HERE.

  • Questions?

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