ADVANCED IV THERAPIES WORKSHOP
BUTCH SHRADER, MD
IV THERAPIES: Review of Osmolarity and How to Change You IV Protocols Depending on Use of Solutions; Vitamin C - History, Indications and Use; Grand Rounds - Bringing Difficult Cases for Review
Dr. Shrader has taught IV Therapy with nutrients for the AAEM since 1992 and IV chelation for ACAM since 2007. 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.

As a physician board certified by the American Board of Environmental Medicine, and a Past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), Dr. Shrader treats environmental illnesses and allergy with modalities such as nutritional therapy (oral and IV), dietary therapy and many others, and employs IV therapy for detoxification when necessary.

Dr. Shrader offers treatment for patients with mold sensitivity and has been recognized in court as an expert in New Mexico for patients who are involved in legal issues having to do with mold exposure.

   
  MITCH GHEN, DO, PhD
Dr. Mitchell Ghen has been practicing integrative and anti-aging medicine for nearly thirty years.    He is currently working with one of the largest plastic surgery groups in the United States.  He has co-authored textbooks regarding longevity medicine and compounding pharmaceutics.  He has much experience as the medical director of several companies including diagnostic laboratories, nutraceutical companies and compounding pharmacies.

Dr. Ghen, as the premier radio talk host in South Florida, interviews guests and answers questions for listeners.  He has been fortunate in being able to be part of pioneering much of the clinical stem cell transplantations for various disorders.  He presently shares his knowledge with other doctors as one of the principals of Prime LifeMD, which teaches physicians about how to succeed in their anti-aging practices. Dr. Ghen currently teaches the A4M’s workshop on IV Parenteral Nutrition, which will become a Module of the Fellowship in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine.
   

MICHAEL BAUERSCHMIDT, MD
Dr. Michael Bauerschmidt is a men's health medicine doctor recently relocated to Lowcountry Male in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

   
  AHVIE HERSKOWITZ, MD
Dr. Herskowitz’s extensive training includes a medical degree from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, residencies in Anatomic Pathology and Internal Medicine, and Fellowship training in Cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Center. During his 12 years at Johns Hopkins, where he became Associate Professor of Medicine and Immunology and Molecular Microbiology. His clinical responsibilities were complemented by directing a multidisciplinary research team in the study of molecular and immunological mechanisms of inflammation, autoimmunity, heart attack, heart transplantation and heart failure.

Over the past 15 years, he helped establish and lead innovative health care non-profit research and development organizations that have domestic and worldwide social impact. He served as Head of Research at the Ischemia Research and Education Foundation, working with over 100 leading heart surgery hospitals around the world, dedicated to reducing adverse outcomes during and after heart surgery. Since 1999, Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California at San Francisco, and Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Institute for OneWorld Health, the first non-profit pharmaceutical company in the United States. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors for iRND3, (www.irnd3.org) an organization that discovers new medicines for rare and neglected diseases. He is also on the Board for PVRI, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, and is Vice President of the ACAM (American College for Advancement in Medicine), the oldest Integrative Medicine organization in the U.S.

   
CHELATION ADVANCED PROVIDERS (CAP) TRAINING

LYN PATRICK, ND
CAP TRAINING: Introduction & Lead Toxicity: Exposure and Assessment
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.

   

DOROTHY MERRITT, MD
CAP TRAINING: Adult Lead Toxicity and Chelation
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.

   
  NORM SCHWARTZ, MD
The Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Pediatric Lead Toxicity

Norm Schwartz, MD, is an integrative medicine specialist with an extensive background in treating
complex chronic medical problems. He was formerly medical director of Integrative Medicine for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Milwaukee,Wisconsin, where he developed a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. He is currently in private where he uses a multidisciplinary, individualized approach, combining the art and science of medicine to treat the fundamental causes of complex, chronic illness.

His post graduate training includes education with the Autism Research Institute, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Santa Fe Institute for Complex Studies, Functional Medicine Institute, International College of Integrative Medicine, American Academy for the Advancement of Medicine. He is a founding member of the American Society of Integrative Medical Practice and Fellow, Health Studies Collegium.

Dr. Schwartz is involved in researching the application of systems biology to determine ASD subtypes, in order to find the most effective treatment for an individual. He has a special interest in the application of ecological principles for the creation of a safer more sustainable world for ourselves and generations to come.

   
  DAVID QUIG, PhD
What About Zebras: Other Potentially Toxic Elements in Clinical Practice

David received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Human Nutrition from Virginia Tech and his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. The focus of his graduate studies was cardiovascular disease and lipid biochemistry. He also served as a Research Associate for five years at Cornell where he conducted and published studies regarding the regulation of the then newly discovered cholesterol ester transfer protein. He continued to study the role of the transfer protein as it relates to lipoprotein metabolism and heart disease as a Senior Cardiovascular Pharmacologist for seven years at Burroughs Welcome.

For the past 17 years David has focused on detoxification and has more recently engulfed himself in methionine metabolism and methylation with a continued focus on chronic diseases. David is Vice President of Scientific Support for Doctor’s Data where he has facilitated and published an array of studies spanning metal detoxification to nutritional status in autistic children.

   
  RUSSELL JAFFE, PhD
Dr. Russell Jaffe received his BS, MD and Ph.D from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1972. He completed residency training in clinical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health (1973 – 1976), remaining on the permanent senior staff until 1979. He is board certified in Clinical Pathology and in Chemical Pathology.

As a physician and scientist who aspired to be comprehensive, objective, empiric and experiential, Dr. Jaffe started his career searching for deeper understanding, wisdom, evidence and insight in mechanisms of health. Through intense curiosity and learned skepticism, Dr. Jaffe sought to debunk the best known advocates of a variety of health promotion and healing systems. What started as a journey to disprove holistic forms of care became a rich educational experience that transformed Dr. Jaffe into a student and then researcher in such areas a Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, active meditation, homeopathy, and manipulative arts.

Dr. Jaffe’s practical contributions to clinical medicine and to healthcare policy focus on functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes; he has authored nearly 100 articles on the subject.

   
  BUTCH SHRADER, MD
CAP TRAINING: Why Chelation Works, Nutrients Used with Chelation, Pre & Post-Treatment Evaluation, Potential Problems, Safe EDTA Dose Calculation, Osmolarity Calculation, Mixing and Administration
Dr. Shrader has taught IV Therapy with nutrients for the AAEM since 1992 and IV chelation for ACAM since 2007. 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.

   
   
ADVANCED PREVENTION OF CANCER  
  RALPH W. MOSS, PhD
Chemosensitivity and Other Tests for Cancer: What's New?

The medical writer Ralph W. Moss, PhD, has been thinking and writing about cancer—especially its less-conventional treatments—for over 40 years. During this time he has written or edited twelve books and three film documentaries on questions relating to research and treatment. Moss is a graduate of New York University (BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1965) and Stanford University (MA, 1973, PhD, 1974, Classics). The former science writer and assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (1974-1977), Moss has independently evaluated the claims of most conventional and non-conventional cancer treatments. He currently writes The Moss Reports, detailed and annually updated reports on the 25 most common cancer diagnoses. He conducts phone consultations for cancer patients and their caregivers and posts regularly at ralphmossblog.com.

   
  GEO ESPINOSA, ND, LAc, CNS, RH (AHG)
Prevention and Screening of Prostate Cancer
Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, C.N.S., RH (AHG) is a renowned naturopathic and functional medicine doctor recognized as an authority in urology and men’s health. Dr. Geo is the founder and director of the Integrative and Functional Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) and lectures internationally on the application of integrative urology in clinical settings. He has been recognized as one of the top 10 Health Makers for Men’s Health by sharecare.com created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD. Dr. Geo is the author of the popular book: Thrive, Don’t Only Survive: Dr. Geo’s Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer. On his time off from work, he enjoys writing on his popular blog, DrGeo.com and spending time with his family.

   
  LISE ALSCHULER, ND, FABNO
Integrative Strategies for Breast Cancer Prevention
Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. She received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University in medical anthropology and her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, where she also completed her residency. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice out of Naturopathic Specialists, based in Scottsdale AZ.

Dr. Alschuler works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education. She is the Executive Director of TAP Integrative, a nonprofit educational resource for integrative practitioners. Dr. Alschuler is the co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. She co-created http://www.FiveToThrivePlan.com, and co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! on the Cancer Support Network about living more healthfully in the face of cancer. She is the current president of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians recognized Dr. Alschuler in 2014 as Physician of the Year. She also received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Joseph Pizzorno Founders award from Bastyr University in the same year.

   

ISAAC ELIAZ, MD, MS, LAc
Galectin-3: A Master Modulator of Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Inflammation & Fibrosis

Dr. Eliaz is a frequent guest lecturer on integrative medical approaches to health, immune enhancement, and cancer prevention and treatment. He has also taught several courses on Traditional Chinese Medicine for medical doctors and licensed acupuncturists. As an innovative formulator of dietary supplements, Dr. Eliaz developed and currently holds the patents for several of his unique herbal formulations.

In order to substantiate nutritional approaches to health, Dr. Eliaz regularly participates in clinical studies and has been published in well-recognized, peer-reviewed journals. In addition, many of Dr. Eliaz's formulations have been submitted for validation in independent human clinical studies whose results have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Eliaz continually studies, integrates, and applies the best health practices of both Western medicine and complementary and alternative approaches. A native of Israel, Dr. Eliaz lived in the Far East and in Latin America before returning to study at Tel Aviv University. From an early age, Dr. Eliaz has been interested in and pursued the study of multiple medical and healing modalities, with a comprehensive, holistic and integrative model in mind.

   
ADVANCED BRAIN FITNESS AND PREVENTION OF DEMENTIA
 
KABRAN CHAPEK, ND
Disease, Prevention, and Neuroplasticity: A Mindful Way to Change Your Brain
Dr. Kabran Chapek, a licensed naturopathic physician, studied human biology at the University of Kansas followed by naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. With an interest in the mental health care field, he received his clinical psychiatric experience from 2007 to 2013 while treating patients with severe mental illness in a partial hospital program as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Since 2013, Dr. Chapek has been a staff physician at the Amen Clinics, a world leader in treating different types of depression, bipolar, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using a sophisticated brain-imaging technology called SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography). Dr. Chapek has extensive experience in the assessment of the aforementioned mental health problems as well as severe anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, addiction issues, dementia, sensory processing disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, and traumatic brain injuries. He has additional training from Dr. Mark Gordon, one of the leading physicians in the assessment and utilization of hormones to treat traumatic brain injuries in combination with SPECT imaging and the Amen Method.
 
Dr. Chapek is the founding president of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, an affiliate group of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is actively using the MEND protocol created by neurologist Dr. Dale Bredeson for treating Alzheimer’s disease. He finds this approach particularly powerful when combined with SPECT imaging to assess patients who have early onset of the affliction or are headed toward Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Chapek follows the principles of naturopathic medicine to guide his practice. He seeks to treat the cause and do the least harm but also discern when higher-level interventions such as medication are necessary. He is well versed in the utilization of such medications.

   
  DANA COHEN, MD
Hydration and Brain Health

Dana Cohen, MD, is a nationally renowned internal and integrative medicine specialist whose multi-disciplinary approach has helped treat thousands of patients using a variety of conventional and complementary therapies. In practice for nearly two decades, Cohen trained under the late Dr. Robert Atkins, author of the iconic “Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution,” and Dr. Ronald L. Hoffman, a pioneer of integrative medicine and founder of the Hoffman Center in New York City. Cohe
n was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1998, and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM), the leading voice of integrative medicine, where she currently serves as advisor to the Board of Directors and advisor to the education committee. Through ACAM, she also developed an integrative medicine boot camp for practitioners and developed their first webinar based chelation therapy workshop. Cohen’s passion for integrative medicine stems from her belief that medicine is an art, and a patient-centered, holistic approach is the vital first step on the path to overall health and wellness. She has helped thousands of patients, on the verge of giving up hope, find relief by restoring their well-being. Cohen’s practice emphasizes the individual, and she has helped countless patients limit their dependence on prescription medications by harnessing the power of diet, nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes to find wellness. Cohen earned her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed a three-year internal medicine residency at Albany Medical Center and was board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1998. 
   
  LASZLO G. BOROS, MD
- Metabolomics & Biomarkers for Prevention of Cancer & Other Degenerative Diseases
- Ketogenic Diet & Deuterium Depleted Water for the Prevention/Treatment of Cancer and Neurodegenerative Conditions

Dr. Boros holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the Albert Szent-Györgyi School of Medicine, Szeged, Hungary. Dr. Boros is currently a Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the UCLA School of Medicine, investigator at the UCLA Clinical & Translational Science (CTSI) and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institutes, and he is also the Chief Scientific Advisor of SiDMAP, LLC. D
r. Boros is the co-inventor of the stable isotope-based dynamic metabolic profiling (SIDMAP) technology. The core technology involves studying natural and disease/drug induced variations in stable non-radiating harmless isotope variations and cross talk among metabolites in living systems with 13C-glucose. Dr. Boros is the co-inventor of the targeted 13C tracer fate association study (TTFAS) platform to study the oncoisotope role of deuterium and its depletion by mitochondrial matrix water exchanges to prevent oncoisotopic cell transformation by deuterium. Dr. Boros trained as a house staff in his medical school in gastroenterology after receiving a research training fellowship from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Boros was a visiting Scholar at the Essen School of Medicine in Germany and also worked as a Research Scientist at the Ohio State University, Department of Surgery, in the historic Zollinger-Ellison laboratory.

   
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS PREVENTION & REVERSAL OF HEART DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION

MICHAEL DANSINGER, MD
Ultra-Personalized Nutrition for Preventing Heart Disease and Diabetes

Michael Dansinger, MD is a nationally recognized expert in dietary and lifestyle coaching for weight loss and related medical problems. He is the nutrition doctor for NBC's hit primetime series "The Biggest Loser" and a contributor to the best-selling book series based on the show.

 Dr. Dansinger is also a diabetes doctor for WebMD, Founding Director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and Wellness Director at Boston Heart Diagnostics. He has served as the Nutrition and Obesity Editor for WebMD's peer-reviewed academic journal and was the Principal Investigator of the widely known Tufts Popular Diet Trial comparing the Atkins, Zone, Weight Watchers and Ornish eating plans for weight loss and heart disease risk-factor reduction (published in JAMA). Dr. Dansinger has been interviewed by "Today," "Dateline NBC," CNN, "The Wall Street Journal," "USA Today," National Public Radio and over 100 other media outlets.
   
   

DENNIS GOODMAN, MD
Vitamin K2
Bone and Heart Health
Dr. Goodman is board certified in cardiology, internal medicine, lipidology (cholesterol management), integrative medicine & cardiac CT. He has been consistently named as one of NEW YORK'S TOP DOCTORS, as featured in the New York Times and New York Magazine. In addition, he has been named as one of AMERICA'S TOP CARDIOLOGISTS and TOP PHYSICIANS. He is a renowned expert in in Preventative Medicine, Cholesterol Management, and complex cardiology.

Dr. Dennis Goodman, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP, graduated Cum Laude and with distinction from the University of Cape Town Medical School in Cape Town, South Africa in 1979. He interned at Grootte Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa (where the first heart transplant was performed by Professor Christian Barnard in 1969). He completed his Internal Medicine residency and was Chief Medical Resident at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He did his cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine (associated with Dr. Michael DeBakey) in Houston Texas. He is Board Certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, critical care, clinical lipidology, holistic (integrative) medicine and Cardiac CT imaging.


 
STEPHEN SINATRA, MD, FACC, FACN
- Healing the Heart with Vibrational Medicine - Good Vibes vs Bad
- Women and Heart Disease: Special Considerations, Diastolic Dysfunction - A Growing Epidemi
c; Metabolic Cardiology- The Solution
Dr. Sinatra is a board-certified internist and cardiologist with other certifications in bioenergetic psychotherapy, anti-aging medicine and nutrition. He earned an FACN from the American College of Nutrition and is also a certified nutritionist (C.N.S). He still continues to do nutraceutical research in human, rodent and equine models. As an author of 20+ books, he continues to lecture at CME medical conferences around the country. His latest book, Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth was released in O
ctober 2015.

 


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