Melbourne

August 11, 2017  |  Pre-Conference to MTHFR Event

OVERVIEW

Practitioners at the Organic Acids Testing Workshop receive a FREE Organic Acids Test, worth $299.00 USD!  

Australian Methylation Summit

This Organic Acids Testing Workshop is a special engagement being offered to practitioners only as a pre-conference event of the Australian Methylation Summit, August 12-13.  Attendance at the summit is not required for our workshop attendees, but it is encouraged.  For more information on the summit, go to https://www.mthfrsupport.com.au/summit/.

Organic Acids Testing

Learn how to use this comprehensive metabolic test in your practice to help your patients with a variety of chronic health conditions.  Find out how the OAT helps you discover underlying causes of many symptoms and hear what kinds of treatments have been effective.  Qualified attendees at the Organic Acids Testing Workshop receive a FREE Organic Acids Test, worth $299 USD!

SCHEDULE

organic acids testing

7:30am | Registration and Breakfast

8:15am | AN OVERVIEW OF ORGANIC ACIDS FROM A CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE

Organic acid metabolites are byproducts of metabolism from food and organisms. These metabolites can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic measurements for detecting abnormal gastrointestinal overgrowth or dysbiosis, assessing mitochondrial energy production, detecting genetic diseases, assessing malnutrition and suboptimum nutrition, revealing toxic exposure, finding alterations of neurotransmitter metabolites in neurological and psychiatric disorders, and assessing metabolites that cause severe inflammation in a variety of chronic illnesses.

9:45am | Folate markers and gene expression

The OAT measure folate markers that can give insight into the expression of the MTHFR gene. Learn what to look for and what it means.

10:30am | Morning Break

11:00am | Neurotransmitters and the role gene expression plays in metabolite formation

The OAT is very sensitive and can differentiate between harmful and beneficial bacteria, which is unique among tests for Clostridia. It is also the only organic acids test available that measures HPHPA, one of the primary toxic metabolites of Clostridia. We explore the interesting relationships between the gut and neurotransmitter markers found on the OAT and what they mean in a clinical setting.

12:00pm | Neurotransmitters as influenced by the gut microbiome

The OAT is very sensitive and can differentiate between harmful and beneficial bacteria, which is unique among tests for Clostridia. It is also the only organic acids test available that measures HPHPA, one of the primary toxic metabolites of Clostridia.

12:45pm | Lunch

2:15pm | The virulence of fungal organisms and their role in oxalate production

The OAT evaluates for various fungal toxins, including specific markers for Candida. Fungal organisms can manipulate biochemistry for their own survival and contribute to the production of oxalates which are also found in many foods. We explore the relationship between fungi, oxalates and sulfur metabolism.

3:45pm | Afternoon Break

The OAT can differentiate between dietary oxalates and those endogenously produced due to genetic expressions or disrupted oxalate metabolism. Oxalate accumulation is associated with many common complaints such as joint pains and fibromyalgia. Their ability to trap heavy metals (such as mercury, lead, and arsenic) and create mineral imbalances in the body, adds to the toxic load. We also explore the role of some environmental toxins in oxalate metabolism.

5:00pm | Q and A

Case studies and examples will be mixed in.

SPEAKER

presented by world expert in organic acid testing, elizma lambert

Elizma is both a qualified naturopath and homeopath with close to 15 years experience. Her special interests lie in nutrigenomics and mitochondrial dysfunction but she always takes a generalist approach in her clinical practice and teaching. Being mentored by well respected practitioners over the years has contributed to a deeper understanding of the complexities of chronic disease.

She hopes to impart some of that knowledge and understanding to other practitioners struggling with difficult cases.

Elizma is becoming well known for her ability to ‘connect-the-dots’ between root cause, symptoms, and genetics, and helping people reach a better understanding of their health conditions. She has been interviewed for podcasts by well-respected practitioners and looks forward to engaging more with audiences in this fashion.

In future Elizma intends to participate more in research studies and collaborate with companies and other individuals in the health industry who share her passion for learning and independent research.

VENUE

The Australian Event Centre

1 Larkin St, Essendon Fields VIC 3041, Australia

The Australian Event Centre, Melbourne’s newest event space is ideal for intimate functions up to 80 guests, large scale seated galas up to 1,000, or conferences and cocktail receptions up to 1,400.  It has state-of-the-art technology, sound, and broadcasting facilities and beautifully manicured gardens.  The all-weather, light-filled atrium is perfect for indoor or outdoor exhibitions.  The centre is adjacent to the Hyatt Place hotel and easy to get to, only 10 km from the City and 6.5 km from Melbourne Airport.

 
ROOM RESERVATIONS

Hyatt Place Melbourne

1 English Street, Essendon Fields Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3041

Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields, is a brand new and first-of-its-kind hotel in Australia.  It features 166-guest rooms and combines style and innovation to create a completely new hotel experience which offers an array of services and features designed to meet the evolving needs of guests’ 24/7 lifestyle.  Located adjacent to The Australian Events Centre means travelling guests have an accommodation option that’s easy.

Address:
1 English Street, Essendon Fields
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3041

Website:   
https://melbourneessendonfields.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Reservation Line: 
+61 3 9190 1234

 

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