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Costa Mesa, CA

October 18-19, 2019

OVERVIEW

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

These workshops are a special engagement being offered to healthcare practitioners as part of TACA’s National Autism Conference. TACA (The Autism Community in Action) is a non-profit organization that provides education, support, and hope to families living with autism since 2000 and strives to help every individual diagnosed with autism lead an independent life. For more information about TACA, please visit www.tacanow.org/conference/west-coast/.

By attending one or both of these workshops, practitioners will also receive free admission to The National TACA Autism Conference, October 18-20, 2019. The National TACA Autism West Coast Conference will feature three days, and now four tracks of presentations to cover all aspects and levels of the autism journey. Topics will include special diets, therapies, beginner and advanced biomedical treatments, IEP, inspiration, navigating adulthood, and much more.

Practitioners who attend the workshops are not required to attend the TACA Conference.

Day 1 | Friday, October 18

Organic Acids Testing

Learn how to use this comprehensive metabolic test in your practice to help with your most difficult-to-diagnose patients. With 74 markers, including those for yeast and bacteria overgrowth, inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxalates, gastrointestinal dysbiosis, and nutritional imbalances, the Organic Acids Test (OAT) helps you discover the underlying causes of many chronic conditions. When you attend this workshop, you will not only learn how the OAT can be used in clinical practice, but also ways to use it along with other diagnostic assessments, as well as what kinds of treatments have been effective.

Day 2 | Saturday, October 19

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.

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SCHEDULE

Day 1 | Friday, October 18

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.

9:50am | Short Break

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 | Short 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.

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

2:00pm | Competitive Advantages and The Latest Developments by The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc.

2:30pm | 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.

3:25pm | Afternoon Break

3:45pm | Additional Case Studies: Lab Reviews 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.

5:00pm | PLA2: The Possible Root Cause of Many Inflammatory Disorders

MATTHEW 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.

5:30pm | End of Day 1


Day 2 | Saturday, October 19

Environmental Toxin Testing Workshop

Schedule is Subject to Change

7:30am | Registration and Breakfast

8:00am | Announcements

8:05am | 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.

9:30am | 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.

10:30am | Morning Break

11:00am | Invasion of the Brain Snatchers: Environmental & 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.

12:15pm | Lunch

1:15pm | The Hidden Threat of Mycotoxins, Part 1

MATT PRATT-HYATT, PhD
This presentation will review the specific markers in the GPL-MycoTOX Profile and how you may use this test in your practice to help your patients with mold exposure.

1:45pm | The Hidden Threat of Mycotoxins, Part 2

MARK FILIDEI, DOO
Mold and fungi are ubiquitous in the environment. However, in "WDB" (water damaged buildings), and even some foods, 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 mycotoxins, as well as testing, diagnosis, and treatment options will be discussed.

3:00pm | Break

3:30pm | Organic Acids & Mycotoxins: Correlations with Mold in Various Chronic Illnesses

WILLIAM SHAW, PhD
Recent discoveries have revealed strong correlations between specific markers on the Organic Acids Test and mycotoxin exposure. In this presentation, Dr. Shaw will review those correlations, including evidence in the literature linking them to health conditions such as autism and Parkinson’s disease. He will also discuss a recent case of autism that was rapidly recovered after antifungal treatment.

4:00pm | New Diagnostic Discoveries: The Autism Risk Gene, DBH Activity, and DPP-4

WILLIAM SHAW, 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.

5:00pm | 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.

6:00pm | End of Day 2

VENUE

Hilton Costa Mesa

3050 BRISTOL STreet, COSTA MESA, CA 92626

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa is near some of Southern California’s best attractions. Whether you’re here on business or leisure, this hotel has all you need to make the most of your stay, including a complimentary John Wayne Airport shuttle (the airport is just three miles away) and signature cuisine at Bristol Palms California Bistro.  Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa is located right between Los Angeles and San Diego. Bring the family to Disneyland® Resort or Knott’s Berry Farm. Go surfing at Newport Beach or take a trip to Laguna Beach to see the art galleries. 

airport

This hotel is located 3 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA) and 36 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). 

Parking

Self-parking in the garage: $30.00

Valet: $36.00

Address:
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

A small block of rooms is available for a rate of $147/night.  

Click here to book online!

Room block expires April 4, 2019.

 
SPEAKERS
 
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Kurt Woeller, DO

CONSULTANT AT THE GREAT PLAINS LABORATORY 

Kurt N. Woeller, DO has been an integrative medicine physician and biomedical autism specialist for over 20+ years. He is an author of several health books including Autism – The Road To Recovery, Methyl-B12 Therapy For Autism, Methyl-B12 for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, and“5 Things You MUST Do Right Now To Help With Your Rheumatoid Arthritis. He is an international speaker, educator, and practicing clinician offering specialized interventions for individuals with complex medical conditions. His health consulting practice for autism alone is multinational with families from various countries. Dr. Woeller serves as a lab advisor for BioHealth Laboratory, as well as provides educational seminars for The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. He is cofounder of Integrative Medicine Academy (www.IntegrativeMedicineAcademy.com), which is an online training academy for health practitioners learning integrative medicine.

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William Shaw, PhD

LAB DIRECTOR AT THE GREAT PLAINS LABORATORY 

William Shaw, PhD, is board certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Before he founded The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc., Dr. Shaw worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Children's Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine, and Smith Kline Laboratories. He is the author of Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, originally published in 1998 and Autism: Beyond the Basics, published in 2009. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide. 

Dr. Shaw is the stepfather of a child with autism and has helped thousands of patients and medical practitioners to successfully improve the lives of people with autism, AD(H)D, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, OCD, Parkinson's disease, seizure disorders, tic disorders, Tourette syndrome, and other serious conditions.

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Matthew Pratt-Hyatt, PhD

ASSOCIATE LAB DIRECTOR THE GREAT PLAINS LABORATORY 

Matthew Pratt-Hyatt received his PhD in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan. He has trained under Dr. Paul Hollenberg, a prominent researcher on drug metabolism and Dr. Curtis Klaassen, one of the world's leading toxicologists. He has over a dozen publications in well-known research journals such as PNAS and Cell Metabolism. At The Great Plains Laboratory, he is focused on assisting with diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial disorders, neurological diseases, chronic immune diseases, and more. He specializes in developing tools that examine factors at the interface between genetics and toxicology. His work is bringing new insight into how genes and toxicants interact and how that may lead to mental health disorders, chronic health issues, and metabolism disorders.

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Mark Filidei, DO

DIRECTOR OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE FOR AMEN CLINICS

Dr. Filidei is Director of Integrative Medicine for Amen Clinics.  He is a member of ILADS and treats Lyme disease and mold illness with both natural and conventional treatments.  He specializes in hormone replacement therapy and the treatment of mental health disorders utilizing functional medicine.  He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC Irvine.

 
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
Costa Mesa Workshops
from 200.00

Organic Acids Testing Workshop – October 18, 2019
Environmental Toxin Testing Workshop – October 19, 2019

*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

  • $200 for One Workshop Before September 22, 2019 ($250 After)

  • $300 for Two Workshops Before September 22, 2019 ($350 After)

  • $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."