Dallas, TX

September 28-29, 2018


These workshops are a special engagement being offered to healthcare practitioners as a part of Generation Rescue’s 5th annual Autism Education Summit. Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. For more information about Generation Rescue go to http://www.generationrescue.org

By attending one or both of these workshops, practitioners will also receive free admission to the Autism Education Summit, September 28-30, 2018. The Autism Education Summit is a conference for parents, professionals, and caregivers showcasing how implementing a holistic approach and treating the whole individual can ease the medical conditions and behavioral symptoms common in children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). For all summit details go to www.autismeducationsummit.com

Practitioners will also have access to the evening events that take place at the summit, including:

  • Friday Night Wellness Panel featuring Dr. William Shaw, Dr. Ernesto Guetierrez, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Will Cole, and Dr. Darin Ingels

  • 1920s Cocktail Party with Special Celebrity Guests (All proceeds for this will go to Generation Rescue

  • And more!

Practitioners who attend the workshops are not required to attend the Autism Education Summit.

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.



organic acids testing

7:30am | Registration and Breakfast

8:20am | Role of Organic Acids in Human Metabolism

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

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 | Lunch

2:00pm | 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.

3:30pm | Afternoon Break

4:00pm | Catecholamine Neurotransmitters

5:00pm | Use of Organic Acids to Monitor Intermediary Methylation Reactions

5:30pm | PLA2: The Possible Root Cause 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

Environmental Toxin Testing Workshop

7:45am | Registration and Breakfast

8:20am | IgG Food Allergy Testing: Scientific Evidence of its Validity in Chronic Illness

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.

9:45am | Non-Metal Toxic Chemicals and Their Effects on Health

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.

10:45am | Morning Break

11:15am | Glyphosate, 2,4-D, GMO Foods, and the Microbiome

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.

12:15pm | Lunch

1:15pm | Invasion of the Brain Snatchers: Environmental and Infectious Influences on the Brain

2:15pm | The Hidden Threat of Mycotoxins Part 1

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.

3:00pm | Break

3:30pm | The Hidden Threat of Mycotoxins Part 2

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.

4:30pm | How Peptides Influence the Brain in Autism and Mental Health Disorders

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.


Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, TX 76051


Discover why they say everything is bigger and better in Texas at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Whether you're soaking up views of beautiful Lake Grapevine or standing in awe of their 4.5 acres of lush indoor gardens and riverwalk, this one-of-a-kind resort will take your breath away. Make a splash at the seasonal water park or indoor and outdoor pools, then retreat to some much-needed relaxation in their elegant spa. When it's time to refuel, sip and savor at one of the 10 restaurants, bars and cafes, serving everything from succulent steaks and seafood to traditional Mexican and Italian. Following your feast, head to Glass Cactus Nightclub for live entertainment or take part in one of the many family-friendly activities on site and nearby. Whatever the season, there's always a celebration at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.

Workshops are located in the Vineyard Tower


The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is 7 miles from Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport.


Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, TX 76051

1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

Room rate:
A block of rooms is available for a rate of $149/night.  To reserve a room by phone, call the reservations line at  (817) 778-1000.  Use reservation code “GPL". 
PassKey to book online: https://book.passkey.com/event/49519869/owner/18136/home

Please note:  The Gaylord is SOLD OUT for Thursday night.  
The AES is recommending this hotel for Thursday:

SpringHill Suites DFW Airport North/Grapevine


2240 W Grapevine Mills Circle
Grapevine, TX 76051

Room rate:

The AES is offering free shuttle service from this hotel to The Gaylord on Thursday evening and Friday morning.  We will post any updated here as we receive them.  Thank you!




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."