Dana Cohen, MD
THURSDAY: ACAM Integrative Medicine Boot Camp Series (Non-CME Multi-Day Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Dana Cohen, MD is renowned by her peers and beloved by patients for her nuanced practice of Integrative Medicine. In practice for over 15 years, she trained under the late Dr. Robert Atkins and Dr. Ronald L. Hoffman. She earned her MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed a 3 year internal medicine residency at Albany Medical Center.
Pauline Gee, PhD SATURDAY: Applications of Nutrigenomics (Non-CME Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION SUNDAY: Nutrigenomics in Action (Non-CME Lecture)
Pauline Gee, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientific Officer at BodySync, Inc., a genetically guided wellness company. Previously, she has served in R&D, corporate leadership and regulatory/quality assurance roles at several large and startup companies. She held postdoctoral positions at University of California Berkeley and Stanford after graduating from Simon Fraser University.
Tim Guilford, MD THURSDAY: Advanced Chelation (Pre-Conference Non-CME Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Tim Guilford has been using a combination of “mainstream” and “alternative” therapies since the mid-1980′s. The techniques include homeopathy, nutritional support and heavy metal detoxification strategies. While the approaches may differ from those currently considered “mainstream”, they are well founded in medical tradition and, where possible, documented in biochemistry. It is easiest to describe the combination of approaches he uses as “complementary” and offering a variety of approaches to many problems.
Thomas Guilliams, PhD FRIDAY: HPA Axis Function & Dysfunction: Metabolic Consequences and Clinical Challenges, Pt. I & II
Dr. Guilliams earned his doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) where he studied molecular immunology in the Microbiology Department. He has 18 years of experience in the dietary supplement industry studying epidemiological data and clinical research to help him develop evidence-based nutritional solutions that enhance the efficacy of nutritional therapies in clinical practice. He has an intimate knowledge of the raw material supply chain and ingredients that make up dietary supplements and functional foods. As the Vice President of Scientific Affairs for Ortho Molecular Products, he has developed a wide array of products and programs which allow clinicians to use nutritional supplements and lifestyle interventions as safe, evidence-based and effective tools for a variety of patients. Tom teaches at the University of Wisconsin-School of Pharmacy, where he holds an appointment as a Clinical Instructor; and at the University of Minnesota School of Pharmacy and is a faculty member of the Fellowship in Anti-aging Regenerative and Functional Medicine.
Lyn Hanshew, MD FRIDAY: Energy Medicine(Non-CME Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Dr. Lyn Hanshew is an expert on environmental toxicity issues and health-related concerns. Board certified in Family Medicine and Bariatric Medicine (weight management), she has also received specialized training in Anti-Aging Medicine, Natural Hormone Replacement and Environmental Toxicity issues relating to the exponential rise in the incidences of Autism, Fibromyalgia, ADD, Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Anxiety, Depression, and Cancer. She has worked tirelessly to find ways to combat these ever growing health concerns.
She is a nationally recognized speaker, published author, and has testified before the EPA demanding a ban on the "legal" practice of allowing toxic heavy metals to be "recycled" in our fertilizer and food supply. She travels extensively and lectures throughout the United States, and currently resides in Costa Rica.
Dennis Harper, DC, ND FRIDAY: Energy Medicine(Non-CME Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Dr. Harper has been an instrumental leader in molding the laws, standards and policies for the Chiropractic Profession in the State of Idaho, and is actively engaged in the advancement of healthcare nationally. He has successfully practiced for 35 years, treated over 19 thousand patients and performed 20,000 Ozone/Vitamin injection treatments in the last 8 years. Dr. Harper continually strives to improve health care practices through education, teaching, seminars and mentorship. His broad scope medical expertise has allowed him to become highly effective in the examination and patient diagnosis process. His examination and diagnostic techniques have allowed his patients to experience highly successful treatments.
Martha Herbert, PhD, MD SUNDAY: Preconception, Pregnancy and Infancy Influences on Brain and Immune Outcomes: Autism and Beyond
Dr. Martha Herbert is a pediatric neurologist and research neuroscientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and director of the TRANSCEND Research Program which uses multi-modal brain imaging and bio-sampling in a whole body approach to studying autism spectrum disorders in the brain and in whole body/brain development of high-risk infants, and in seeking commonalities in brain and health issues between autism and other common chronic brain and systemic illnesses.
Dr. Herbert earned her medical degree at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and then trained in pediatrics at Cornell University Medical Center and in neurology and child neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she has remained. Her background in pediatric neurology, evolutionary biology and history of science has oriented her toward systems biology, brain connectivity, brain plasticity, and brain-body interrelationships. Her imaging research focuses upon brain biomarker profiling that can link physiological (including metabolism and perfusion) with signaling metrics to create an integrative profile of multiscale brain function.
Ronald Hoffman, MD THURSDAY: ACAM Integrative Medicine Boot Camp Series (Non-CME Multi-Day Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Dr. Ronald Hoffman is recognized as one of America’s foremost complementary medicine practitioners. He is founder and Medical Director of the Hoffman Center in New York City, author of numerous books and articles for the public and for health professionals, and is host of the popular nationally-syndicated radio program Intelligent Medicine, and the Internet podcast of the same name.
He is active in several medical professional organizations, and is a past President of the country’s largest organization of complementary and alternative doctors, the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). He is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and is frequently quoted in popular magazines and newspapers. He is also called upon to lecture both to the public and to groups of medical professionals.
Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, FRSM, Fellow - Health Studies Collegium THURSDAY: Predictive Biomarkers...Implementing... (Non-CME Preconference Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
SATURDAY: Predictive Biomarkers of Immune Function, Pt. I & II (Non-CME Lecture)
Russ Jaffe is Founder and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health, LLC (PIH, www.PERQUE.com) a company that offers the world scientifically proven, integrative health solutions that speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring. Dr. Jaffe has more than 40 years of experience contributing to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics. His focus is on functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes and he has authored nearly 100 articles on the subject. He received his B.S., MD and Ph.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine, completed residency training in clinical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health and remained on the permanent senior staff before pursuing other interests, including starting the Health Studies Collegium think tank. Dr. Jaffe is board certified in Clinical Pathology and in Chemical Pathology. Dr Jaffe was honored as an International Scientist of 2003 by the IBC, Oxford, England, UK for his lifetime contributions to clinical medicine, biochemistry, immunology, methodology, and integrative health policy.
Raphael Kellman, MD FRIDAY: Microbiome
Dr. Kellman is a pioneer in functional medicine who has a holistic and visionary approach to healing. In 17 years of practice, he has treated more than 40,000 patients, many of whom have come to him from all over the world and after suffering without help for years. Dr. Kellman is driven by his desire to alleviate suffering and to help people regain health based on a new vision and understanding of healing and the causes of disease.
As a doctor trained in internal medicine Dr. Kellman uses the latest drugs and technology to treat specific diseases but his approach to medicine is patient- centered and holistic. He focuses on the complex interaction of systems — not just the disease but on you as a whole person who is greater than the sum of your parts. Dr. Kellman’s treatments are informed by his background in the philosophy of science, and administered with compassion and kindness. Drawing on the latest research, he addresses your biochemistry, metabolism, hormones, genetics, environment, emotions, and life circumstances to help you achieve optimal health.
Andreas Kogelnik, MD, PhD SUNDAY: Genomics, Informatics and Functional Medicine
Andreas Kogelnik, MD, PhD is founder and Director of OMI and a practicing physician. Prior to OMI, Dr. Kogelnik founded two companies and a non-profit organization. Having received his MD from Emory University, a PhD in Bioengineering from Georgia Tech, and completing his medical residency and fellowship at Stanford, he has been centrally involved in the information and genomic revolutions in medicine. He has served as an advisor/consultant to many Silicon Valley biotech and IT organizations including Epocrates, Counsyl, the Fogarty Institute for Innovation, and the El Camino Hospital Genomic Medicine Institute.
Gervasio (Tony) Lamas, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC
FRIDAY: Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT): Connecting Silos of Scientific Information
Dr. Gervasio Lamas is the Chairman of Medicine and Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He comes from a medical and scientific family – his father and uncle were physicians and his mother a biochemist. Dr. Lamas grew up in South Florida, graduating from Ransom School for Boys, and promptly headed north to Boston, where he discovered he did not really like snow.
He received his B.A. in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College and his M.D. with honors (AOA) from New York University. He completed his internship and residency and cardiology training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he later served as Assistant Professor of Medicine. READ MORE
Jennifer Landa, MD
SATURDAY: Hormones - Epigenetic Influences on Estrogen Metabolism (Non-CME Lecture)
SATURDAY: ACAM Bootcamp Series - Hormones(Non-CME Multi-Day Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Jennifer Landa, MD is one of the world’s leading experts on women’s health and hormone therapy. Dr. Landa is Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD and medical director of BodyLogicMD of Orlando. She practices anti-aging and integrative medicine and dedicates her practice to bio-identical hormone therapy, customized nutrition and integrative and functional medicine. Dr. Landa lectures internationally, educating medical practitioners and the lay public about hormone imbalance, nutritional supplementation, lifestyle risk factors and the treatment options available for optimal health and wellness. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Landa is the voice of BodyLogicMD and is also responsible for the training and education standards of all BodyLogicMD physicians across the US.
Dot Merritt, MD THURSDAY: Advanced Chelation (Pre-Conference Non-CME Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Dr. Dorothy F. Merritt has practiced medicine for 30 years. Dr. Merritt graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1984. She practices medicine in Texas City, TX and specializes in Internal Medicine. Merritt was a TACT trial Principal investigator and was named one of the Top 20 alternative med docs by AIHIMA IN 2014.
Martin Milner, ND
SATURDAY: Personalizing the Integrative Management of Coronary Artery Disease
Dr. Martin Milner received his N.D. from National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in 1983. He has remained at his alma mater since 1986 as Professor of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine. He is the CEO and medical director of the Center for Natural Medicine Inc. (CNM). Established in 1991, CNM is the first and largest ongoing, integrated healthcare facilities in the Northwest.
In April 2013, CNM was certified by the Oregon Health Authority as the first naturopathic group practice patient centered primary care home in the United States. In 2013 the Center of Excellence in Naturopathic Cardiovascular Medicine was founded as an alliance with NCNM and CNM’s Heart and Lung Wellness Program. This exciting program evolved from its inception in 1999 into a program that currently provides a clinical training ground for 48 medical student interns and resident doctors, supervised by Dr. Milner.
Lawrence Palevsky, MD FRIDAY: Are Vaccines Safe and Effective?
Dr. Palevsky is a board certified pediatrician who utilizes a holistic approach to children’s wellness and illness. Dr. Palevsky received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine in 1987, completed a three-year pediatric residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC in 1990, and served as a pediatric fellow in the ambulatory care out-patient department at Bellevue Hospital, NYC, from 1990-1991. Since 1991, his clinical experience includes working in pediatric emergency and intensive care medicine, in-patient and out-patient pediatric medicine, neonatal intensive care medicine, newborn and delivery room medicine, and conventional, holistic and integrative pediatric private practice. Dr. Palevsky is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and Past–President of the American Holistic Medical Association.
Lyn Patrick, ND THURSDAY: Advanced Chelation Chair(Pre-Conference Non-CME Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
FRIDAY: ACAM Bootcamp Series - Toxicity(Non-CME Multi-Day Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Lyn Patrick graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 and has been in private pratice in Arizona and Colorado since. She has been practicing Environmental Medicine since 2001. Dr. Patrick is currently a faculty member of the Postgraduate Certification Course on Environmental Medicine through Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, a year-long continuing medical education training program for standard physicians as well as licensed naturopathic doctors. Dr. Patrick has been a consultant to the ACAM Board and former faculty for the Beginning and Advanced Chelation Pre-Conferences. She is currently Medical Director for Progressive Medical Education.
Stephen Petteruti, DO FRIDAY: Personalized Use of Nutraceuticals and Supplements for Treating Obesity FRIDAY: Choosing the Right Medication for Treating Obesity(Non-CME Optional Workshop) SUNDAY: Medical Weight Loss Practicum & Certification(Non-CME Post-Conference) A second-generation family doctor, Dr. Petteruti started off pursuing his goal of being a holistic provider of medicine, starting his medical training in Osteopathic Medicine. After graduating with honors, he became attracted to weight loss medicine, which began a career-long interest in areas not commonly pursued by most doctors. It’s that curiosity that drove him to become board certified in Bariatric Medicine to complement his board certification in Family Medicine. It is this unique training combined with his own native intellect that has given Dr. Petteruti the ability to help his patients with problems that most physicians do not fully understand.
Dr. Petteruti has been pursuing that passion for more than 20 years, bringing a hard to find combination of empathy, intellect, clinical and didactic experience to help change the lives of his patients. His approach is holistic, comprehensive, complete and driven to pursue the solutions to the most difficult of problems.
David Quig, PhD THURSDAY: Advanced Chelation (Pre-Conference Non-CME Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION David Quig received his BS and MS degrees in Human Nutrition from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. After a five year stint as a Research Associate studying lipid biochemistry and cardiovascular disease at Cornell University, he was as a Senior Cardiovascular Pharmacologist for seven years with a major pharmaceutical company. For the past 19 years David has served as the Vice President of Scientific Support for Doctor’s Data, Inc. He has focused on toxic metals, methylation and amino acid metabolism, the clinical application of the biochemistry of endogenous detoxification, and the influence of the gastrointestinal microbiome on health and sustained adverse conditions. David regularly speaks at national and international medical conference, and has facilitated and co-authored an array of studies spanning exposure and retention of environmental toxicants, nutritional status and gastrointestinal dysbiosis.
Jim Roberts, MD THURSDAY: Advanced Chelation (Pre-Conference Non-CME Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Dr. Roberts has been providing his patients with chelation therapy (CT), in all of its forms, for 10 years. He passed the written exam of the American Board of Chelation Therapy in 1986 and has participated in the training of other physicians in this technique. Ten years ago there was only one approach to CT, the three hour infusion of Mg-EDTA. Today we have multiple chelating agents, many of which can be administered in more than one way.
Thomas Seyfried, PhD SATURDAY: Cancer as a Mitochondrial Metabolic Disease: Implications for Novel Therapeutics Dr. Thomas Seyfried is one of the leading pioneer academic researchers in promoting how to treat cancer nutritionally. He's been teaching neurogenetics and neurochemistry as it relates to cancer treatment at Yale University and Boston College for the past 25 years.He's written over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, and has also published a book, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer.
The ketogenic diet has actually been used for managing seizures in children for quite some time. While Dr. Seyfried and his team worked on brain cancer and epilepsy in mice, one of his students suggested investigating whether or not a ketogenic diet might also be effective against tumors.
W.A. Shrader, MD SUNDAY: Hands-on Chelation Practicum & Certification (Post-Conference Non-CME) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Dr. Shrader has taught IV Therapy with nutrients for the AAEM since 1992 and IV chelation for ACAM since 2007. He is Board-certified in Chelation Therapy (CCT) and Environmental Medicine and is the Director of the Santa Fe Center for Allergy & Environmental Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) the immediate past CME Director for the AAEM. Dr. Shrader has been a member of ACAM since the early 1980’s and also serves on the Board of Directors of ACAM.
Dr. Shrader has written The Definitive Guide for Intravenous Therapy with Nutrients, available from the ACAM Bookstore. He also developed LDA Immunotherapy in the United States, a unique type of immunotherapy used to treat allergy, anaphylaxis to foods and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Shrader oversees the use of LDA in this country and trains physicians and naturopaths in the US and Canada to use it.
THURSDAY: ACAM Integrative Medicine Boot Camp Series (Non-CME Multi-Day Optional Workshop) VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Jacques Simon has been engaged in the practice of law with focus on litigation and trial work in courts of various jurisdictions and states since 1989. Mr. Simon represented and still represents clients in cases country wide. Simons serves as the legal advisor to ACAM.
Oscar Streeter, Jr, MD, FACRO
SATURDAY: Genomics, Immunology and Big Data in Personalized Cancer
Dr. Streeter, graduate of Howard University College of Medicine in 1982, has had a prestigious 33 year medical career which includes corporate, academic and private practice with expertise in integrative cancer care. Dr. Streeter is a certified acupuncturist in addition to being a board-certified radiation oncologist with almost 20 years experience in hyperthermia. He is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of accelerated partial breast breast irradiation used to reduce the side effects of radiation acutely and long term. After completing his residency in radiation oncology at Howard University Hospital, he spent four years at Kaiser before starting his 18-year academic career at the Keck School of Medicine of USC serving as residency director, chief of the department at LAC+USC Medical Center and later chief at USC/Norris Cancer Hospital where he treated patients with hyperthermia and taught residents how to incorporate hyperthermia in the clinic. He lead the only academic program in hyperthermia before becoming chair and professor and radiation oncology at his medical school alma mater, Howard University.