WEST PALM BEACH

NOVEMBER 11-12, 2017

OVERVIEW

Day 1

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!

Day 2

Genetic Testing and Toxic Chemical Testing

In the first half of this workshop, you will learn how to provide truly personalized medicine with our GPL-SNP1000 DNA Sequencing Profile, which analyzes over 1,000 SNPs in over 140 genes, in the pathways most important to know about in integrative medicine.  This portion of the workshop will review five of these pathways in-depth.  In the second half of this workshop, you will learn about some of the common environmental pollutants tested by our GPL-TOX profile that screens for 172 different toxic chemicals.  You will find out how these chemicals can affect our health and what steps can be taken to help detoxify the body.

SCHEDULE

DAY 1

organic acids testing

7:30am | Registration and Breakfast

8:15am | An Overview of Organic Acids Testing and Its Importance

Hundreds of organic acid metabolites are found in the urine of all mammals, including humans. 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.

The OAT evaluates for various fungal toxins, including specific markers for Candida. Many people rely on stool testing for Candida diagnosis and miss the presence of Candida toxins through the Organic Acid Test. Candida can lead to neurochemical imbalances in the brain, as well as sensory problems and self-stimulatory behavior (often seen in autism).

10:30am | Morning Break

The OAT evaluates for two specific toxins related to Clostridia bacteria – HPHPA and 4-cresol. Both of these toxins can inhibit a dopamine converting enzyme, leading to excess dopamine and toxic reactions in the brain and nervous system. Problems such as moodiness, irritability, aggression, self-injurious behavior, sleep difficulties, and more can be associated with Clostridia bacteria overgrowth.

12:00pm | the role of oxalate toxicity in chronic health problems

The OAT includes glycolic and glyceric acids in the oxalate section, which can differentiate between genetic and nutritional components in disturbed oxalate metabolism. Oxalates are compounds found in many foods, and can be worsened by Candida overgrowth. High oxalates are associated with pain in the joints, muscles, and connective tissues. They can also trap heavy metals (such as mercury, lead, and arsenic) in the body and lead to mineral imbalances. Certain behavioral issues and self-injurious tendencies have been associated with high oxalates.

12:45pm | Lunch

2:15pm | neurochemical imbalances and quinolinic acid toxicity

The OAT evaluates for imbalances in serotonin (an important brain and nervous system chemical for mood, fine and gross motor skills, and calmness), as well additional markers that can indicate toxic stress in the brain and nervous system, such as quinolinic acid. High quinolinic acid suggests toxic stress in the brain and is important to evaluate before prescribing certain supplements, particularly L-Tryptophan which is commonly used to help with sleep.

3:15pm | Afternoon Break

3:45pm | case studies and treatment options

This presentation will highlight various patient cases from clinical practice that show the role of biomedical intervention for various patient scenarios such as dietary therapy, yeast and Clostridia treatment, and methylation support.

5:15pm | PLA2: The Possible Root Cause and Treatment of, Many Inflammatory Disorders

Phospholipase A2 (PLA2), an enzyme found in snake and bee venom, as well as in human tissue, has been found to be elevated in a variety of inflammation-related disorders.,It is considered a good marker for increased risk of developing or worsening inflammatory conditions including allergies, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease (including atherosclerosis), Crohn’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases, bipolar depression, long term depression, schizophrenia, and sepsis.,This presentation will review the new information available about PLA2, including an ongoing pilot study with MS patients, methods for PLA2 testing, and treatments that reduce PLA2 levels and inflammation.

Day 2

genetic testing & toxic chemical testing

7:30am | Registration and Breakfast

8:10am | Overview of Genetic Testing

This section will provide an overview of the different types of genetic testing available and explain why Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) is the superior form of genetic testing. It will also describe why GPL-SNP1000 is the best genetic test to use in integrative medicine, before reviewing six of the nine important pathways that it covers.

8:40am | Methylation: The MTHFR Pathway

The MTHFR pathway is important for folate metabolism, which is responsible for the formation of methionine, S-Adenosyl methionine (SAMe), and thymidylate monophosphate (dTMP). These compounds play critical roles in nucleotide synthesis (making more DNA for new cells), neurotransmitter synthesis (the chemicals in the brain), CoQ10 production, histamine breakdown, and numerous other processes. This section will review problems that can arise from mutations in the MTHFR gene and recommended interventions.

9:20am | Mental Health: Understanding the Risks for Developing Mental Health Disorders and Possible Interventions

Many neurological diseases can be linked to predisposition to polymorphisms in enzymes that either produce or metabolize neurotransmitters. Mutations to these genes can predispose patients to a variety of ailments including depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. This section will review some of the primary genes relevant to mental health, as well as correlating treatment options.

10:00am | Morning Break

10:30am | Detoxification of Drugs and Environmental Toxicants

The environment that we live in today is the most toxic in history; in part because of the vast amounts of pharmaceutical drugs patients are being prescribed. It is important for our bodies to be able to eliminate these potentially toxic compounds. The enzymes that are critical to neutralize and eliminate them include the cytochrome P450s, the sulfur transferases, the glutathioine transferases, and the methyltransferases. This section will review mutations relevant to drug metabolism so that you may help prevent adverse drug reactions in your patients.

11:30pm | Oxalate Metabolism: Risks and Treatments

Oxalate and its acidic form, oxalic acid, are formed from diet, human metabolism, and from yeast/fungal overgrowth. Oxalates are known to combine with calcium to form crystals that can cause kidney stones, as well as build up in the bones, joints, blood vessels, lungs, and even the brain. This section will review the genetic risks of impaired oxalate metabolism and recommended treatments to prevent and reverse high oxalate levels.

12:15pm | The APoE Gene

Without the transporter proteins, cells are not able to attain the proper building blocks necessary for optimum functionality or dispose of toxic cellular waste. One of the most important transporter proteins is APOE, also known as “The Alzheimer’s Gene”. This section will review some of the diseases associated with mutations that result in faulty transport, including Alzheimer’s Disease.

12:15pm | Lunch

1:30pm | Non-Metal Toxic Chemicals and Their Effects on Health

A high percentage of all people are now exposed to a soup of toxic chemicals. Toxic chemical exposure has been implicated as a major factor in impaired learning ability, attention deficit, hyperactivity, pervasive developmental disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and autism. Documentation of common chemicals in the environment that cause illnesses and their sources will be presented along with methods to prevent exposure and to remove them when exposure has already occurred.

2:45pm | Glyphosate, 2,4-D, GMO Foods, and the Microbiome

Corn, soy, and other foods have been genetically modified to be resistant to the weed-killers, glyphosate (Roundup™) and 2, 4-D (2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid). As a consequence, glyphosate and 2, 4-D are widely applied to food crops and the residues of these herbicides may remain on the plants that are ingested by humans and animals. In addition, many beneficial microorganisms are susceptible to glyphosate, leading to significant changes in the composition of the flora in the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals, with increases in pathogenic bacteria. Recent studies will be reviewed that have found significant associations between the ingestion of glyphosate and/or GMO foods and a variety of diseases including common cancers, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and many others.

3:30pm | Afternoon Break

4:00pm | Toxic Chemicals and Their Effect on Autism

Toxicants implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) include pesticides such as organophosphates and pyrethrins, phthalates used as plasticizers, solvents, toxic waste sites, air pollutants, pharmaceuticals such as acetaminophen, and heavy metals. In addition, a number of genetic factors related to chemical detoxification have also been associated with increased incidence of autism. A review of the scientific literature will indicate which chemicals are the leading suspects as causes of ASD as well as measures to prevent contamination of pregnant women and children and methods that can be used to detoxify individuals who have already been exposed to toxic chemicals.

VENUE

Hilton Palm Beach Airport

150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

The Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel is a unique destination site with the facilities, services, and attractions that can make your stay truly unforgettable. We plan to exceed all the expectations of what is thought of from an airport hotel because we provide the hospitality and ambience of a suburban, resort-like location that just happens to be convenient to Palm Beach Airport.

The hotel is located on scenic Lake Cloud, only one mile from Palm Beach International Airport.  We operate on the philosophy that our hotel can look and feel much like a resort, not just a convenient airport location.   Balancing business with pleasure does not have to be mutually exclusive anymore!

The Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel is a perfect blend of a tropical getaway and first-class service. We are located in West Palm Beach off of Highway I-95 and close to the turnpike.  We are just minutes from the Palm Beach County Convention Center and area attractions such as Palm Beaches, Downtown West Palm Beach, The Kravis Center for Performing Arts, and Palm Beach County’s premier dining and shopping destination, “City Place”.

airport

Palm Beach International (PBI) – 1 mile

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) – 40 miles

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Hilton Palm Beach Airport

150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Address:
150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL

Room rate:
Standard King - $119
Reservations must be made by 10/20/17 to get discounted rate.  

Book online:
http://group.hilton.com/greatplainslaboratory

Book by phone:
(800) 678-4412

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REGISTRATION
West Palm Beach Workshops
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Organic Acids Testing Workshop – November 11
Genetic Testing & Toxic Chemical Testing Workshop – November 12

*See schedules under Workshops tab for all workshop details.

Qualified attendees at the Organic Acids Testing Workshop receive a FREE Organic Acids Test, worth $299.00!  

Registration is refundable, minus a $50 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing no later than two weeks prior to the workshop date. Attendee substitutions are allowed, but notification must be made within two weeks prior to the workshop date. After this date, under no circumstances will refunds, credits, or substitutions be granted. No refunds or credits will be given to "no shows."

Registrants MUST ATTEND the workshop in order to receive their free test.

PRICING

  • $199 for one workshop before October 15
  • $259 for one workshop after October 15
  • $99 for the second workshop
  • $50 CME's per one-day workshop (5 hrs/day)
  • $100 CE's for both workshops (Nurses Only) (14 hrs)

 

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