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OVERVIEW

SEATTLE, WA September 27-29, 2019

Practitioners Who ATTEND 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, September 27

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, September 28

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, September 29

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, September 27

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

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.

5:45pm | End of Day 1


Day 2 | Saturday, September 28

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

MARK FILIDEI, DO
Do your patients really have a "mental illness" like OCD or depression, or is it an infection or toxins affecting their brains? This presentation will explore the work-up and effects of environmental toxins and infections on the brain and mental health.

12:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm | The Moldy Brain: Clinical Correlations with Mold Toxicity Using Brain Mapping

CHENG RUAN, MD
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2:30pm | Mycotoxins and Parkinson’s Disease: A Study from Bastyr University

SAMANTHA EVANS, ND

3:30pm | Afternoon Break

4:00pm | The Neurological Effects of Mold

SUZANNE GAZDA, MD

5:00pm | New Diagnostic Discoveries: DBH, DPP-IV, and More

WILLIAM SHAW, PhD

6:00pm | End of Day 2

Day 3 | Sunday, September 29

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 | Practical Clinical Applications for Environmental Lab Testing

CHENG RUAN, 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 | 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.

1:00pm | End of Day 3

SPEAKERS
 
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Samantha Evans, ND

Faculty at Bastyr University and Private Practice at Seattle Integrative Medicine  

Samantha Evans, ND graduated from Bastyr University and is the current Resident Physician to Drs. Laurie Mischley and Marco Vespignani. While attending Bastyr, her studies focused on neurology and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Evans frequently speaks at PD support groups throughout the Pacific Northwest. In her practice at Seattle Integrative Medicine in Seattle, WA, her focus is how gastrointestinal health impact PD and works with patients to identify causes and navigate treatments for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), H. Pylori, low stomach acid, dysbiosis, and more. 

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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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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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Cheng Ruan, MD

Founder of Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Ruan has a unique view when practicing medicine, combining eastern and western approaches. While his medical school residency at New York Hospital of Queens was focused on Internal Medicine, he comes from a family of Chinese Medical Doctors who focus on natural healing and using food as medicine.  Dr. Ruan is the founder of Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, an integrative medical center in Houston, TX, dedicated to community outreach, decreasing the costs of healthcare, and promoting healthy choices.  He is also the co-founder of Dust off Diabetes, which provides resources to educate the public on diabetes reversal.

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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

Seattle Marriott Bellevue

200 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

(425) 214-7600

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.

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

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

 

REGISTRATION
Seattle Environmental Toxin Summit
from 350.00

The Clinical Significance of Organic Acids Testing – Friday, September 27, 2019

The Hidden Threat of Mold and Mycotoxins: Testing and Treatment Protocols – Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Dangers of Metal and Non-Metal Toxins: Testing and Treatment Protocols – Sunday, September 29, 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.

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  • $350 for All Three Days Before September 1, 2019 ($450 After)

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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."