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OVERVIEW

NASHVILLE, TN November 8-10, 2019

ATTENDEES THAT ATTEND WILL RECEIVE A FREE ORGANIC ACIDS TEST!

This three-day event will focus on the epidemics of toxin exposure, including both toxic chemicals in our environment and mycotoxins from mold.  These toxins can cause symptoms of many acute and chronic health disorders.  Attend this summit and learn how to use effective diagnostic and treatment protocols for your patients with toxin exposure and get them on the road to recovery. If you see patients with chronic health problems and suspected exposure to mold toxins and/or other environmental toxins, this summit will provide you with practical diagnostic and treatment protocols that you can implement into your practice immediately.

DAY 1 | Friday, November 8

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, November 9

The Hidden Threat of Mold and Mycotoxins: Testing and Treatment Protocols

This day will 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, as well as other diagnostics that are useful for assessing mold exposure.  You will also learn about the many chronic health conditions mycotoxin exposure can cause.  Speakers will review specific patient cases and present the testing and treatment protocols used to help get their patients out of mold-induced illness. 

Day 3 | Sunday, November 10

The Dangers of Metal and Non-Metal Toxins: Testing and Treatment Protocols

This day will focus on the epidemic of environmental toxin exposure – both metal and non-metal.  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.  Speakers will review patient cases and explain how to use these tests in your practice and what treatments they’ve found to be effective for detoxification.

SCHEDULE

DAY 1 | Friday, November 8

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

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).

11:15am | 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.

12:45pm | Lunch

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

SALOMON PRIETO, MBA


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.

3:00pm | 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.

4:00pm | Afternoon Break

4:30pm | 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.

5:45pm | End of Day 1

Day 2 | Saturday, November 9

The Hidden Threat of Mold and Mycotoxins: Testing and Treatment Protocols

8:00am | Breakfast and Announcements

8:40am | Introduction to the MycoTOX Profile

MATT PRATT-HYATT, PhD

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

WILLIAM SHAW, PhD

10:45am | Morning Break

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

JAMES NEUENSCHWANDER, MD

12:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm | Break the Mold: How to Identify, Test, and Treat Mold and Mycotoxin Illness

JILL CRISTA, ND

2:30pm | Case Studies in Mold Exposure and Treatment Protocols

JILL CRISTA, ND

3:30pm | Afternoon Break

4:00pm | The Neurological Effects of Mold

SUZANNE GAZDA, MD

5:00pm | Invasion of the Brain Snatchers: How Mycotoxins Wreak Havoc on the Brain

MARK FILIDEI, DO

6:00pm | End of Day 2

Day 3 | Sunday, November 10

The Dangers of Metal and Non-Metal Toxins: Testing and Treatment Protocols

8:00am | Breakfast

8:30am | Non-Metal Toxic Chemicals and Their Effects on Health: Glyphosate and Beyond

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.

9:45am | Managing the Complex Patient: Using the GPL-TOX and OAT in Clinical Practice

JAMES NEUENSCHWANDER, MD

11:00am | Morning Break

11:30am | Heavy Metals and Their Role in Chronic Health 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.

12:30PM | Lunch and IgG Food Allergy Testing: Scientific Evidence of its Validity in Chronic Illness

WILLIAM SHAW, PhD

1:45PM | New Diagnostic Discoveries: DBH Activity, DPP-IV, and More

WILLIAM SHAW, PhD

2:15PM | Afternoon Break

WILLIAM SHAW, PhD

2:45PM | PLA2: The Possible Root Cause of Many Inflammatory Disorders

MATT PRATT-HYATT, 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.

3:15pm | End of Day 3


SPEAKERS
 
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Jill Crista, ND

private practice in Janesville, Wisconsin

Dr. Jill Crista is a naturopathic doctor, best-selling author, and nationally recognized health educator. She focuses on conditions that cause injury and inflammation to the brain and nervous system, including concussion, mold, Lyme disease, and Autoimmune Encephalopathies (PANDAS/PANS/AE/NADAL). Dr. Jill graduated with Honors from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine (NUNM) in 2003, and in 2012 completed the Physician Training Program with the International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).  Her private practice is in Janesville, Wisconsin.   

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Mark Filidei, DO

Director of Integrative Medicine for Amen Clinics

Dr. Mark Filidei is an Internal Medicine physician who completed training in General Internal Medicine at Brown University. He is the Director of Integrative Medicine for the Amen Clinics. Dr. Filidei is an officially trained member of ILADS and treats Lyme disease and mold illness with both natural and conventional treatments. Dr. Filidei specializes in Hormone Replacement Therapy and the treatment of Mental Health disorders utilizing a functional medicine approach. He is a member of the Millenium TBI Network treating brain injury, and he is on staff at the University of California Irvine as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine.

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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.

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James Neuenschwander, MD

private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Dr. Neu 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.

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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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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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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.

 
 
VENUE

DoubleTree Nashville Downtown

315 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219

(615) 244-8200

Conveniently located just steps from Lower Broadway and local attractions such as the Ryman Auditorium, Nissan Stadium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Bridgestone Arena, this newly-renovated hotel is the ideal place to stay when visiting ‘Music City’.  The DoubleTree Nashville Downtown offers dining options to satisfy every appetite.  Enjoy a latte at the on-site Starbucks. The distinctive Fourth & U restaurant and bar serves an array of urban dining options using local products.  Enjoy music from local musicians, and when the weather's right, step out to the outdoor covered Patio 315, with large lawn games, fire pits and TVs, including a movie screen sized projection screen to watch games and events.

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This hotel is located ten miles from Nashville International Airport (BNA).



The Nashville DoubleTree Downtown has very limited availability now, and several other area hotels are sold out.  Here are the closest area hotels by distance (all within one mile), with availability:

Dream Nashville

210 4th Ave N

Nashville, TN 37219

.1 mile from DoubleTree

 

Noelle Nashville – A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

200 4th Ave N

Nashville, TN 37219

.1 mile from DoubleTree

 

Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown

170 4th Ave N

Nashville, TN 37219

.2 mile from DoubleTree

 

Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown

623 Union St

Nashville, TN 37219

.2 mile from DoubleTree

Omni Nashville

250 5th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37203

.7 mile from DoubleTree

Hyatt Place Nashville

301 3rd Ave S

Nashville, TN 37201

.7 mile from DoubleTree

Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown

118 8th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37203

.8 mile from DoubleTree

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown

310 4th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37201

.8 mile from DoubleTree

AC Hotel by Marriott Nashville Downtown

410 5th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37203

.8 mile from DoubleTree

 

Residence Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center

410 5th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37203

.9 mile from DoubleTree

Springhill Suites Nashville Downtown Convention Center

410 5th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37203

.9 mile from DoubleTree

Home2 Suites by Hilton

500 5th Ave S # A

Nashville, TN 37203-4212

.9 mile from DoubleTree

Tru by Hilton

500 5th Ave S # B

 Nashville, TN 37203-4212

.9 mile from DoubleTree

 

Holiday Inn & Suites

415 4th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37201-2200

.9 mile from DoubleTree

Courtyard Marriott Vanderbilt

1901 West End Ave

Nashville, TN 37203

1.6 mile from DoubleTree

Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt

1715 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203

1.5 mile from DoubleTree

 

Hyatt Place Vanderbilt

2100 Hayes St

Nashville, TN 37203

1.7 mile from DoubleTree

 

Homewood Suites Vanderbilt

2400 West End Ave

Nashville, TN 37203

2.2 miles from DoubleTree

 

REGISTRATION
Nashville Environmental Toxin Summit
from 350.00

The Clinical Significance of Organic Acids Testing – Friday, November 8, 2019

The Hidden Threat of Mold and Mycotoxins: Testing and Treatment Protocols – Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Dangers of Metal and Non-Metal Toxins: Testing and Treatment Protocols – Sunday, November 10, 2019
*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.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Please note that our workshop venue, the DoubleTree no longer has availability in our block and they will not add more rooms at the discounted rate, due to demand on this particular weekend.  The current going rate is $400+/night.  Please see the Venue tab here for a list of other area hotels shown by distance from the DoubleTree and with availability and rates as of 10/11/19.

PRICING

  • $350 for All Three Days Before October 13, 2019 ($450 After)

  • $75 for CME Accreditation

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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."