Lyme Disease: Their Role in Degenerative & Autoimmune Conditions – view presentation here

Dr. Armin Schwarzbach will examine the mechanisms by which Lyme Disease can be a causative factor in autoimmune conditions. Hashimoto’s and rheumatoid arthritis are just two of many where Borrelia have been evidenced. Cross-reactive antibodies to spirochetal and self-antigens are known to lead to degenerative musculosceletal diseases such as Sjögren’s syndrome and other connective tissue disorders. Dr. Schwarzbach will highlight how important it is to consider bacterial and viral infections in autoimmune and degenerative disease of all kinds, and describe relevant diagnostic tests.


Chronic Lyme and Neurological Disorder: Is Phage Therapy for Chronic Borreliosis Possible? – presentation not available

Dr. Louis Teulières, MD, is a medical doctor with degrees in immunology, epidemiology, infectious diseases and bacteriology. He is former Director of Pasteur Institute clinical trials, a Co-Trustee of Phelix bacteriophages research charity, and member of ILADS. In his medical practice he specialises in Autism & Lyme Immunopathology, chronic infectious diseases; hormonal, metabolic & environmental co-factors; chronic inflammatory and neurological disorders. Dr. Teulières will introduce borrelia strains and forms, with a focus on parasite and host relationships, including intracellular, persister, cyst and other forms.


Oral and TMJ Therapy as a Key Discipline in Lyme and Co-infections – view presentation here

Dr. Herbert Rixecker is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and dentist. He almost had to give up his profession as a maxillofacial surgeon – his hands had grown stiff, he was unable to operate. He found that he was suffering from Lyme Borreliosis as well as Bartonella, Mycoplasma and Chlamydia pneumoniae. Antibiotic therapy was unsuccessful. He was about to give up in desperation when a colleague was able to diagnose the problem: Lyme had colonised a specific site in his jaw and triggered a pernicious form of neuroborreliosis that was affecting the nerves to his hands.

Once his wisdom tooth was extracted he felt immediate relief. Since that day he has regained full use of his hands and is pain-free. He realised that dental issues were often the key to recovery from Lyme Disease, and has dedicated his work to this field. He has an integrative technique that uses a number of specialists to assess a patient’s skeletal structure “from top to toe“, as misalignment can lead to weaknesses in the temporomandibular joint. Nests of infection build that can quickly reach the central nervous system and wreak havoc throughout the body. Dr. Rixecker will present details of his findings, as well as his targeted therapeutic approach.