Fort Lauderdale, FL

February 7-9, 2020


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL February 7-9, 2020


DAY 1 | Friday, February 7

The Clinical Significance of Organic Acids Testing

Learn how to use this comprehensive metabolic test in your practice to help with your most difficult-to-diagnose patients. With 75 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, February 8

The Health Implications of Toxin Exposure — Mold and Non-Metal Toxicants

This day will first focus on the health effects of mold toxin exposure to both the body and brain.  You will learn about the 11 mycotoxins tested for in our MycoTOX Profile, the many chronic health conditions mycotoxin exposure can cause, and options for removing mycotoxins from the body.   You will also 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.  Speakers will review specific patient cases and present the testing and treatment protocols used to help get their patients detoxed from mycotoxins and other non-metal toxicants.

Day 3 | Sunday, February 9

The Inflammatory Basis of Disease — addressing root causes

This day will focus on the role of inflammation in a variety of chronic health conditions.  Inflammation has been implicated in almost all chronic diseases and can occur in almost every tissue of the body.  Prevention and reduction of inflammation can often lead to better health outcomes.  You will learn how inflammation can be managed for numerous chronic diseases, with a focus on mental health.  Speakers will review several tests that can be used to discover sources of inflammation in the body and brain, as well as treatments that have been effective.   


DAY 1 | Friday, February 7

The Clinical Significance of Organic Acids Testing

8:00am | Registration and Breakfast

8:45am | Introduction to the Organic Acids Test and Why It Is So Important in Clinical Practice

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).

11:15am | 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.

12:45pm | Lunch

1:45pm | Competitive Advantages and the Latest Developments by The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc.


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.

3:00pm | 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.

4:00pm | Afternoon Break

4:30pm | Additional Case Studies: Lab Reviews 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.

5:45pm | End of Day 1

Day 2 | Saturday, February 8

The Health Implications of Toxin Exposure — Mold and Non-Metal Toxicants

8:00am | Breakfast and Announcements

8:40am | Introduction to the MycoTOX Profile


9:30am | Organic Acids and Mycotoxins: Correlations With Mold in Various Chronic Illnesses


10:45am | Morning Break

11:15am | Identifying and Treating Complex Patients with Mold Toxin Induced Illness


12:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm | The Neurological Effects of Mold

Suzanne Gazda, MD

2:45pm | Non-Metal Toxic Chemicals and Their Effects on Health: Glyphosate and Beyond

William Shaw, PhD

3:45pm | Afternoon Break

4:15pm | Managing the Complex Patient: Using the GPL-TOX and OAT in Clinical Practice

James Neuenschwander, MD

5:30pm | End of Day 2

Day 3 | Sunday, February 9

The Inflammatory Basis of Disease — addressing root causes

8:00am | Breakfast

8:30am | Heavy Metals and Their Role in Chronic Health Disorders

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 | Fatty Acids and Cholesterol in Mental Health


11:00am | Morning Break

11:30am | IgG Food Allergy Testing: Scientific Evidence of its Validity in Chronic Illness


12:45PM | Lunch and New Diagnostic Discoveries: DBH Activity, DPP-IV, and More


1:45PM | PLA2: The Possible Root Cause of Many Inflammatory Disorders

Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is elevated in a variety of inflammatory conditions including multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease (including atherosclerosis), Crohn’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases, bipolar depression, schizophrenia, and sepsis. This section will review new information about PLA2, methods for PLA2 testing, and treatment options.

2:15pm | End of Day 3


Suzanne Gazda, MD

Private Practice at Neurology Institute of San Antonio

Dr. Gazda is a graduate of The University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio.  She is in private practice at the Neurology Institute of San Antonio, along with two other neurologists.  As director of Integra Clinical Research, Dr. Gazda serves as medical director for the South Texas Multiple Sclerosis Center and she has been recognized as a National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Partner in MS Care.  Dr Gazda is the only “Bredesen certified” neurologist in the state of Texas.  Dr. Gazda has been recognized by both industry organizations and consumer media, with four years on the renowned list of “Texas Super Doctors” in Texas Monthly magazine.


James Neuenschwander, MD


Dr. Neuenschwander is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Integrative and Holistic Medicine, as well as Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and holds a certification in chelation therapy. He is a member of A4M, ACAM, and ILADS. He has been a DAN! Practitioner since 2007 and a member of Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) since its founding. His private practice is in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Matthew Pratt-Hyatt, PhD


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.


William Shaw, PhD


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.


Kurt Woeller, DO

Founder of Integrative Medicine Academy 

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.


Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

(954) 764-2233

Experience a spectacular waterfront destination, panoramic views, and the beach at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.  A beautiful getaway between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, this hotel is ideally located in the ‘The Venice of America’.  Enjoy multiple dining options including Breezes, Waves Rooftop Bar & Grill, and the High Tide Lounge.  Relax by the pool with refreshments or enjoy live music on the patio.  Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach is just a few steps from the beach and in walking distance to Fort Lauderdale's well-known attractions. Guests can stroll on the beach, book a snorkeling or diving excursion, explore Bonnet House Museum & Gardens or Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.  The hotel is within minutes of Las Olas Boulevard and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.


This hotel is located just five miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 30 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA). 

Room rate

$255/night (single/double); $265 (triple); $275 (quadruple).


Marina View: +$10

Partial Ocean View Tower: +$20

Ocean View Tower: +$40

Room block expires after January 7, 2020. Reserve your room today!


Fort Lauderdale Master Practitioner Workshop
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The Clinical Significance of Organic Acids Testing – Friday, February 7, 2020

The Health Implications of Toxin Exposure - Mold and Non-Metal Toxicants – Saturday, February 8, 2020

The Inflammatory Basis of Disease – Sunday, February 9, 2020
*See the Schedule page for more details.

Attendees receive a FREE Organic Acids Test!  *Must be a healthcare practitioner to receive the free test.

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.


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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."