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Seattle, WA

September 27-29, 2019

OVERVIEW

QUALIFIED ATTENDEES THAT ATTEND BOTH DAYS WILL RECEIVE A FREE ORGANIC ACIDS TEST, WORTH $299!

Day 1

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 heavy metals, 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 eleven types of mold mycotoxins tested for in our new 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

8:20am | 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.

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

2:30pm | 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 | Gut Bacteria and Brain Function: Review of One Year of HPHPA Testing

JAMES GREENBLATT, MD

Day 2

Environmental Toxin Testing Workshop

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

11:00 am | Groundbreaking New Tests from The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc.: A Review of the Latest Innovations Available to Practitioners and Patients

WILLIAM SHAW, PhD and MATT PRATT-HYATT, PhD

12:15pm | Lunch

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

WILLIAM SHAW, 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.

1:45pm | Organic Acids and Mycotoxins: Correlations With Mold in Various Chronic Illnesses

WILLIAM SHAW, PhD


3:00pm | Break

3:30pm | How Peptides Influence the Brain in Autism and Mental Health Disorders

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.

4:00pm | 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.

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

WILLIAM SHAW, PhD
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.

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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James Greenblatt, MD

Chief Medical Officer at Walden

James M. Greenblatt, MD is Chief Medical Officer at Walden, where he oversees eating disorder programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is board-certified in child and adult psychiatry. He received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the psychiatry departments at Tufts Medical School and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He is the author of six books: Answers to Anorexia (2011), The Breakthrough Depression Solution (2012), Answers to Binge Eating (2014), Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention (2015), Nutritional Lithium: The Cinderella Story (2016), and The Breakthrough Depression Solution 2nd eds. (2016). His latest book, Finally Focused, describing integrative therapies for ADHD is now available.

 
VENUE

Seattle Marriott Bellevue

200 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Boasting a brand new design, Seattle Marriott Bellevue invites you into an exceptional experience.  This hotel offers a prime location within walking distance of dynamic destinations.  Shop at Bellevue Square and explore Washington parks in all directions.  When you're ready to unwind, settle into the hotel's modern rooms and suites with mesmerizing city or mountain views.  This LEED certified hotel features luxurious bedding, ergonomic workstations, and 24-hour room service for ultimate convenience.  Maximize your stay when you dine at the on-site restaurant, Amuse, serving farm-to-table fare.  In-between activities, stay active at the well-equipped fitness center or venture to the many hiking and biking trails near the hotel.  Seattle Marriott Bellevue is located just 11 miles from attractions like the Seattle Waterfront, the Space Needle, and Pike Place Market.

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This hotel is located just 17 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Seattle Marriott Bellevue

200 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Room rate:
To reserve a room in our block for $116.00/night, call 800-228-9290 or 425-214-7600, or reserve online here.  Room block expires after September 5.

 

REGISTRATION
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Organic Acids Testing Workshop – July 12
Environmental Toxin Testing Workshop – July 13

*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

  • $229 for One Workshop Before June 16th ($269 After)

  • $329 for Two Workshops Before June 16th ($369 After)

  • $75 for CME Accreditation (Two Days)

  • $45 for CME Accreditation (One Day)

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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."