LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the end of this educational activity, attendees will:

  • be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of lead toxicity in pediatric populations
  • know specific lab tests that reflect pediatric lead exposure
  • know dosing schedules of EDTA and DMSA in pediatric lead exposure
  • know lead exposure treatment and management strategies through patient cases
  • assess lead exposure via food, water, personal care products, homes, and occupational exposure in their patient populations.
  • assess lead exposure in both pediatric and adult populations through laboratory testing
  • identify lead-exposed adult patients who have health conditions related to their lead exposure
  • initiate treatment and manage treatment in lead exposed individuals and track decreased body burden through laboratory testing
  • identify sources and conditions related to other toxic metal exposure in children and adults in order to correctly diagnose and treat these cases.
  • reference appropriate interventions in cases of metals toxicity to improve outcomes in patients who have been exposed to toxic metals
  • Learn the safety and precautions with chelation therapy
  • Recognize the importance of nutrients added to chelation therapy
  • Calculate the dosage of EDTA to use for specific patients (Crockroft-Gault)
  • Evaluate your patients: pre- and post-chelation treatment
  • Initiate, administer and terminate a disodium or disodium/magnesium EDTA infusion
  • Calculate the osmolarity of a chelation (or any other) IV solution
  • Understand how to mix and administer a chelation infusion and IV push

THE PROGRAM
Step 1: Basic Chelation Webinar Series

The basic chelation webinar series offers professionals the ability to study on their own time and grasp the essential elements
of chelation. The multi-episode webinar series is available online for 24/7 access at your convenience. (Pre-requisite to steps 2 & 3)

LECTURE TITLES
:

  • The Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT): Connecting Silos of Scientific Information - Tony Lamas, MD, Facc, FAHA, FESC
  • The Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT): Initial Results and Proposal for TACT2 - Tony Lamas, MD, Facc, FAHA, FESC
  • Environmental Cardiology – Heavy Metals (Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, and Cadmium) - Dorothy Merritt, MD
  • The Biochemistry of Detoxification - David Quig, PhD
  • Evaluation of Toxic Metal Exposure and Net Retention - David Quig, PhD
  • Nutrition & Supportive Therapies - Walter Crinnion, ND
  • Toxic Metals, Cardiovascular Disease and EDTA Chelation Therapy - Jeffrey Morrison, MD
  • TACT, Diabetes: What you need to know for the examination and clinical applications - Roy Heilbron, MD

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Step 2: Advanced Chelation Workshop and Practicum
Expert faculty include: W. A. “Butch” Shrader, MD; Lyn Patrick, ND; Dot Merritt, MD; David Quig, PhD
The Advanced Chelation Workshop and Practicum is the next step, putting the theories provided in the Basic Chelation Webinar Series into hands-on practice. The workshop and practicum provides in-depth training at the necessary hands-on level by combining the information presented in the webinar with a full course of new material including metal toxicology, lead and other water contaminate updates as well as the IV Therapies practicum. This second step to the end-goal of certification is offered twice a year – once in the spring and once during the ACAM annual meeting in the fall. VIEW PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

 
Step 3: Chelation Exam & Certification
Completion of the basic training webinar, combined with participation in the one of the two hands on Advanced Chelation Workshop & Practicum offered in 2017, result in ACAM’s exclusive and nationally recognized Chelation Certification (CCT), now called Chelation Advanced Provider (CAP).

 
 BEGIN YOUR CHELATION TRAINING NOW!
SEE IF YOU MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO CERTIFY


2017 SPRING PROGRAM - Dallas, Texas
: 2017
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Veronica Haynes
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ASSOCIATION MANAGER: Liz Pullman
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