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Melbourne, Australia

MAY 23-24, 2019

OVERVIEW

Qualified attendees that attend BOTH days will receive a FREE Organic Acids Test, worth $335 AUD (incl. GST)!

The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is pleased to bring you GPL Academy, a series of workshops designed to help practitioners learn how to integrate our comprehensive testing into their practices.  When you attend a GPL Academy workshop, you will find out why our tests may be incredibly valuable to your practice, what particular markers may be the most meaningful to specific patients, and how to use our tests in tandem to provide your patients with the most personalized treatment plans possible. 

The workshop in Melbourne is being presented with our partner, RN Labs, in conjunction with the ACNEM Conference (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine).  It will focus on the clinical significance of organic acids testing, with additional information on toxic chemical exposure and assessment options, as well as information on the importance of testing for food allergies, peptides, and inflammation.

WHAT IS THE ORGANIC ACIDS TEST?

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) from The Great Plains Laboratory is a diagnostic tool that every healthcare practitioner should know about.  Whether you are a family practitioner, internist, neurologist, pediatrician, psychiatrist, naturopath, or nutritionist, the information available from the OAT can be applied to any practice.  The OAT provides a comprehensive and accurate snapshot of your patients’ metabolism.  More than ever, patients are looking for integrative treatment options for their health concerns. The OAT will greatly enhance your diagnostic abilities with your patients.

WHY OUR ORGANIC ACIDS TEST?

Our Organic Acids Test is the most comprehensive available, with exclusive markers including those for HPHPA and oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses. Our OAT includes 74 markers, such as those for yeast and bacteria overgrowth, inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, gastrointestinal dysbiosis, and nutritional imbalances. Folate metabolism markers (also found in the OAT) are gaining considerable interest in the autism community, showing that treatment of the MTHFR metabolic pathway can lead to significant reduction in autistic symptoms.

WHY ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?

If you are looking for new ways to help patients with difficult to diagnose and chronic health issues, this workshop will greatly improve your skills. Our speakers will not only show you how the OAT can be used in clinical practice, but ways to use it along with other diagnostic assessments like our GPL-TOX Profile, MycoTOX Profile, Glyphosate Test, IgG Food Allergy Test, Gluten + Casein Peptides Test, and Phospholipase A2 Activity Test. 

 

Day 1

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 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

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

8:00am | Check-In

8:25am | Announcements/Speaker Introduction

8:30am | Role of Organic Acids in Human Metabolism

10:30am | Morning Break

11:50am | The Role of Oxalate Toxicity in Chronic Health Problems

12:50pm | Lunch

2:00pm | Neurotransmitter Metabolism, Cancer, Fatty Acid Abnormalities, and Nutritional Deficiencies

3:00pm | Organic Acids and Mycotoxins: Correlations With Mold in Various Chronic Illnesses

4:00pm | Afternoon Break

4:20pm | The ARHGEF6 Gene: Assessing Risk for Autism

4:50pm | Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase (DBH) Deficiency: A Risk Factor in Autism and Other Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders

5:20pm | End of Day


Day 2

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXIN TESTING WORKSHOP

7:45am | Check-In

8:00am | PLA2: The Possible Root Cause of Many Inflammatory Disorders

8:30am | How Peptides Influence the Brain in Autism and Mental Health Disorders

9:00am | Morning Break

9:20am | Non-Metal Toxic Chemicals and Their Effects on Health

10:20am | Glyphosate, 2,4-D, GMO Foods, and the Microbiome

10:50am | Break

11:10am | Organic Acids: Case Studies

12:10pm | End of Day


 
SPEAKERS
 
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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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Sanjeev Sharma, MBBS, MD (Psych), FRANZCP

Psychiatrist

Dr. Sharma is a Consultant Psychiatrist with an interest in General Adult Psychiatry.  He specialises in Psychotic Illness, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Addictive Disorders, Transcultural Psychiatry and Telehealth consultations, and adopts a nutritional, medicinal approach to managing psychological illness.

 
VENUE

Pullman Melbourne on the Park

192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

Pullman Melbourne on the Park stands on the threshold of Melbourne’s business, dining, sports and cultural precincts. This 419-room landmark hotel, built on the site of the 1887 Cliveden Mansion alongside Fitzroy Gardens, adds a dash of history to its thoroughly contemporary style. 

This workshop is being held in conjunction with the ACNEM Conference.  Phone the Pullman Reservations team on 03 9419 2000 and mention ACNEM to receive the discounted group rate.

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This hotel is located 21 kilometers from Melbourne International Airport (MEL).

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Pullman Melbourne on the Park

192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

Room rate:
This workshop is being held in conjunction with the ACNEM Conference.  Phone the Pullman Reservations team on 03 9419 2000 and mention ACNEM to receive the discounted group rate.

 
REGISTRATION
Melbourne Workshops (USD)
180.00 215.00

Organic Acids Testing Workshop – May 23
Environmental Toxin Testing Workshop – May 24

*See schedules under Workshops tab for all workshop details.

Practitioners who attend both days receive a FREE Organic Acids Test, worth$335 AUD (incl. GST)!  

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

  • $180 USD ($250 AUD) Before April 1st

  • $215 USD ($300 AUD) After April 1st

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CANCELLATION

CANCELLATION POLICY

Registration is refundable, minus a $50 USD 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."