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Charlotte, NC

May 19-20, 2018

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.  Practitioners who attend both days receive a FREE Organic Acids Test, worth $299!

Day 2

Environmental Toxin Testing Workshop

This workshop will focus on the epidemic of environmental toxin exposure, from the many chemicals we encounter every day to mycotoxins released from mold. You will learn about many common environmental pollutants from the 172 chemicals tested by our GPL-TOX Profile.  You will find out how these chemicals can affect our health and what steps can be taken to help detoxify the body.  You will also learn about the seven types of mold mycotoxins tested for in our new GPL-MycoTOX Profile and about the chronic health conditions mycotoxin exposure can cause.  We will review how to use these tests in your practice to create the most effective treatments possible for your patients.

SCHEDULE

DAY 1

organic acids testing

7:30am | Registration and Breakfast

8:15am | Announcements

8:20am | Introduction To The Organic Acids Test and Why It Is So Important In Clinical Practice

KURT WOELLER, DO
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.

KURT WOELLER, DO
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).

11:00am | Morning Break

KURT WOELLER, DO
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.

12:30pm | The Role of Oxalate Toxicity in Chronic Health Problems

KURT WOELLER, DO
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.

1:15pm | Lunch

2:15pm | Neurochemical Imbalances and Quinolinic Acid Toxicity

KURT WOELLER, DO
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.

3:10pm | Afternoon Break

3:30pm | Case Studies and Treatment Options

KURT WOELLER, DO
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 of Many Inflammatory Disorders

MATT PRATT-HYATT, PhD
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

Environmental Toxin Testing Workshop

7:45am | Registration and Breakfast

8:15am | Announcements

8:20am | Non-Metal Toxic Chemicals and Their Effects on Health

WILLIAM SHAW, PHD
A huge array of non-metal toxic chemicals like phthalates, pyrethrins, organophosphates and many others can now be tested conveniently and economically in a single morning urine sample. Learn how to use this testing and apply it to a wide variety of chronic illnesses such as neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, chronic fatigue, and many others. The best treatment options will be presented in great detail.

9:45am | Glyphosate, 2,4-D, GMO Foods, and the Microbiome

WILLIAM SHAW, PHD
The widely used weed killer glyphosate (Roundup™) has been implicated as a cause of chronic kidney disease and cancer. Exposure to glyphosate may alter the microbiome of all of our agricultural soil and seriously alter the intestinal flora of humans and farm animals. Learn how GMO foods are connected with a wide variety of other chronic illnesses because of glyphosate contamination.

10:45am | Morning Break

11:30am | Invasion of the Brain Snathers: Environmental and Infectious Influences on the Brain

MARK FILIDEI, DO
Do your patients really have a “mental illness” like OCD or depression, or is it an infection or toxins affecting their brains? This presentation will explore the work-up and effects of environmental toxins and infections on the brain and mental health.

12:45pm | Lunch

1:45pm | The Hidden Threat of Mycotoxins, Part 1

MATT PRATT-HYATT, PHD
Mycotoxins are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foods. A majority of mycotoxin exposures are through food ingestion or airborne exposure.

2:45pm | The Hidden Threat of Mycotoxins, Part 2

MARK FILIDEI, DO
Mold and fungi are ubiquitous in the environment. However, particularly in "WDB", water damaged buildings, mold can become a sinister force affecting physical and mental health. Not all molds are toxic and many just cause respiratory issues, but a subset of molds produce mycotoxins; powerful neurotoxins that can have a profound effect on the brain and mental health. The effects of mold, as well as testing, diagnosis, and treatment options will be discussed.

3:45pm | Break

4:15pm | How Peptides Affect Chronic Health Issues

MATT PRATT-HYATT, PHD
Peptides are small proteins that have profound effects on every aspect of physiology including eating behavior, digestion, pain, immunity, infection, addiction, and others. We will review some of the most well-researched peptides such as the opiate peptides from wheat, milk, and soy.

4:45pm | IgG Food Allergy Testing: Scientific Evidence of its Validity in Chronic Illness

WILLIAM SHAW, PHD
IgG food allergy has been implicated in a wide variety of illnesses including chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, autism, depression, schizophrenia, migraine headache, and many others. Learn about the different types of allergy testing and the treatments for allergies.

VENUE

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte

4800 South Tryon Street

Discover more options at Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte, located in southwest Charlotte, North Carolina. This all-suite hotel is near downtown Charlotte, SouthPark Mall and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Drive or take a light rail train to access local businesses, restaurants and attractions.  Enjoy thrilling rides at Carowinds amusement park or attending NASCAR races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Participate in interactive displays at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Hear a symphony orchestra play at Blumenthal Performing Arts. Reserve tickets to sporting events at Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers. Try your hand at kayaking or zip lining through the U.S. National White Water Center, only 8 miles from the hotel.  Visit the area’s museums, including the Discovery Place, Levine Museum of the New South, and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

airport

The Embassy Suites Charlotte is located just 5 miles from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte

4800 South Tryon Street

Address:
4800 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217

Room rate:A small block of rooms is available for a discounted rate of $139/night, however our block of rooms is almost SOLD OUT.  To reserve a room by phone, call the reservations line at 1 (800) EMBASSY and use reservation code “GPL".  If our block is sold out, you may book a room outside of our block for the standard rates available (currently around $150+/night).

 
ACCREDITATION

accreditation

We are able to provide 5 CME prescribed credits per day through Westbrook University.  These credits can be added for $45 for one day and $75 for two days.  Here is information about Westbrook University accreditation:

https://westbrooku.edu/about/endorsements/

IMPORTANT:  We advise that you check with your specific board ahead of time to be sure they will accept these credits before purchasing them, as we do not provide refunds for CME fees paid.  We do not work directly with any specific boards.   

Certificates for CME credits are usually sent out 6-8 weeks after the workshops.  If you have further questions about accreditation, please contact us at marketing@gpl4u.com

REGISTRATION
Charlotte Workshops
from 199.00

Organic Acids Testing Workshop – May 19
Environmental Toxin Testing Workshop
 – May 20
*See schedules under Workshops tab for all workshop details.

Practitioners who attend both days 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 April 22
  • $249 for one workshop after April 22
  • $99 for the second workshop
  • $75 for CME Accreditation (Two Days)
  • $45 for CME Accreditation (One Day)

Please see accreditation details before purchasing CME credits.

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CANCELLATION

CANCELLATION POLICY

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."