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

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)


  • 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


Step 2: Advanced Chelation Workshop and Practicum
Expert faculty include: 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. DRAFT 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).


April 22-23, 2017 in Dallas, Texas
Preliminary Schedule  |  Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott


MEMBERS SERVICES: Rachelle Morehead
1.800.532.3688 | members@acam.org

Liz Pullman
1.800.532.3688  |  Liz.Pullman@acam.org