THE PROGRAM
Step 1: Basic Chelation Self-Study Series

The basic Chelation video series offers professionals the ability to study on their own time and grasp the essential elements
of Chelation. The multi-episode 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

In addition to the Basic Chelation Self-Study Series, ACAM's Official Chelation Protocol, published in 2017, will be provided as a study guide for Steps 2 & 3. This in-depth manual was written by ACAM's Chelation Committee and provides the most up-to-date information available as of February 2017.


   
Practicum & Exam Schedule

May 2-3, 2020
Spring Workshop
Las Vegas, NV

Nov. 11-12, 2020
(held immediately prior to the
Annual Meeting)
More info coming soon! 

Contact Britana White to learn more




 
 

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

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PRESENTERS

      
TONY LAMAS MD, Facc, FAHA, FESC
Connective Silos of Scientific Information AND TACT II Update
Dr. Gervasio Lamas is the Chairman of Medicine and Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He also originated and served as study chair for the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT), a $30 million trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health - a study with results that yielded national headlines and the finding that environmental pollutants are a modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease, particularly in patients with diabetes. Somehow, he has found the time to design a follow-up study.

  DOROTHY MERRITT, MD
Enviornmental Cardiology: Heavy Metals
(Lead, Arsenic, Mercury & Cadmium)
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.

         
 

DAVID QUIG, PhD
The Biochemistry of Detoxification AND
Evaluation of Toxic Metal Exposure & Net Retention
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. 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.

   
JEFFREY MORRISON, MD
Toxic Metals, Cardiovascular Disease and EDTA Chelation Therapy
Trained and board certified as a family practitioner, Dr. Morrison opened The Morrison Center over 10 years ago to help patients optimize their health and overcome disease through integrative medicine and nutrition. Since then, he has become well known for his ability to alleviate symptoms from unknown causes and for treating and reversing the effects of degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, high blood pressure, hormone imbalance, obesity, diabetes, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, and many other ailments.

         
  THE LATE WALTER CRINNION, ND
Nutrition & Supportive Therapies
Walter J. Crinnion, ND graduated with the first class at what is now, Bastyr University (then called the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine) in Seattle, Washington in 1982. With over 30 years of medical practice, he is considered one of the foremost experts in the field of environmental medicine. He started the environmental medicine classes at Bastyr University, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Read more Here!

     


 

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