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ACAM designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 ACAM Speakers - alphabetically
Bharat Aggarwal - Sunday, Nov. 16

Dr. Aggarwal is a Ransom Horne, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Immunology, Professor of Biochemistry and Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, and Chief, Cytokine Research Section, in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He also serves as member of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, and as an Adjunct Professor at Albert B. Alkek Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University, Houston, Texas and member in various Institutional committees of MDACC. MORE...


Jeffrey Bland - Friday, Nov. 14

Jeffrey Bland has been an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 35 years and is known for his ability to synthesize complex scientific concepts in a manner that is both personable and accessible. A biochemist by training, Dr. Bland earned dual degrees in biology and chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, and completed his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Oregon. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Nutrition where he is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and the Association for Clinical Biochemistry. MORE...


Hyla Cass - Thursday, Nov. 13
Hyla Cass MD is a nationally recognized expert in integrative medicine, board certified in psychiatry and by ABIHM, author of Supplement Your Prescription, Natural Highs, and 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, associate editor of Total Health Magazine, and a board member of ACAM. Dr Cass graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, interned at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and completed a psychiatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA School of Medicine. She consults with the supplement industry on creating innovative formulas.
Mario Delgado - Friday, Nov. 14
Mario Delgado received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in 1996 from the Complutense University of Madrid, where he then obtained a position as associate professor. In 2003, h moved to Institute of Parasitology and Biomedicine in Granada, Spain, where he is currently Full Professor and Director of the Institute. As a neuroimmunologist, he was focused in understanding the bidirectional communication that exists between immune and neuroendocrine systems. A primary objective of his research is to identify endogenous anti-inflammatory factors, mainly neuropeptides and hormones, with the aim of designing new therapeutic strategies for immune and neurodegenerative disorders. Moreover, he discovered the immunomodulatory actions of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Delgado is author of 160 publications in the field of Neuroimmunology (cited more than 7000 times, personal H-index of 53, cumulative impact factor around 800). He has licensed three patents for the treatment of inflammatory disorders with neuropeptide- and stem cell-based therapies, which were translated in many clinical trials.
Stephen Genuis - Saturday, Nov. 15

Dr. Stephen Genuis is a clinician and researcher involved in many areas of medical science. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as in Environmental Medicine and has authored 100 scientific publications for over 50 different peer-review medical journals including
Lancet, British Medical Journal, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Public Library of Science,
Public Health, and Environmental Research. MORE...


Garry F. Gordon - Friday, Nov. 14
Dr. Garry Gordon is an internationally recognized expert on chelation therapy, anti-aging and energy medicine therapies. He received his honorary MD degree from the University of California Irvine in 1962 and completed his Radiology Residency from Mt, Zion in San Francisco, California in 1963. MORE...

Roy Heilbron - Thursday, Nov. 13
One of the original National Institute of Health researchers for the TACT (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) study, Roy Heilbron, an award winning board certified cardiologist (2009), board certified in internal medicine (1993), board certified in nuclear cardiology (1998), a Diplomat in Cardiovascular Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, a certified chelation therapist, former Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine, and current Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Dr. Heilbron is also a co-developer and original researcher of The South Beach Diet, in collaboration with Arthur Agatston, M.D. He is also the winner of numerous awards and citations, including the Genentech Research Award and the Paul Furlong Clinical Medicine Award, awarded to the outstanding physician of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida.

He is currently in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Dr. Heilbron is on the ACAM Board of Directors and is the co-chairperson for both the Basic Chelation and Advanced Chelation workshops.


Howard Hindin, DDS - Sunday, Nov. 16
Dr. Howard Hindin, D.D.S. is trained in all aspects of general dentistry, with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, temporomandibular joint disorders, craniofacial pain and sleep dental medicine. An acknowledged pioneer in the relationship between dental issues and whole body health, Dr. Hindin was President (2000-2010) of the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine (FAIM). The foundation offered educational services to professionals and the public on complementary medicine as well as advocacy for patient and doctor rights. In addition, Dr. Hindin advanced the use of acupuncture in dentistry and general medicine as the Director of the Acupuncture Program for Substance Abuse in Rockland County. There he developed, supervised, and trained personnel to provide acupuncture for the Rockland County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Outpatient Services. MORE...

Dipnarine Maharaj - Saturday, Nov. 15
Internationally Recognized Stem Cell Transplant Physician & Research in the fight against Cancer, Parkinson's Disease, Leukemia, Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes, Strokes, & Immune System Dysfunction

Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj is the Medical Director of the South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on adult stem cells. The Institute is comprised of its own clinical unit, a collection & processing facility, and the stem cell cryopreservation/storage lab. Dr. Maharaj was born in Trinidad and raised in Scotland. He received his medical degree in 1978 from the University of Glasgow Medical School, Scotland. He co
mpleted his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Hematology at the University's Royal Infirmary. He completed a three-year fellowship in Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation. Following his training, Dr. Maharaj worked with Alan Burnett, M.D., chairman of the United Kingdom Medical Research Council's Acute Leukemia trials. Together, they helped develop the first Scottish Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Program and they were one of the first centers to publish their data on the use of autologous bone marrow transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia. MORE...

Silvia Menendez - Sunday, Nov. 16

Professor Silvia Menéndez Cepero holds a Doctorate in Chemical Sciences, She has been a full-time Researcher, and Specialist in Ozone Therapy and Biochemistry for over 24 years. Professor Silvia Menéndez Cepero is currently Head of the Clinic of the Ozone Research Center in Cuba since its inception.

Professor Silvia Menéndez Cepero leads the Ozone Research Center and acts as coordinator of the national and international courses of ozone therapy that are offered here. She introduced ozone therapy in Cuba in 1986.
Professor Menéndez has supervised over 30 thesis of Specialists of 1st Degree to doctors and stomatologists in the field of ozone therapy, as well as a degree thesis for Bachelor in Biology, Master in Pharmacology, Doctor in Medical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Dorothy Merritt - Thursday, Nov. 13

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.



Ralph Miranda - Thursday, Nov. 13

Dr. Ralph Miranda is a family medicine doctor in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine and has been in practice for 38 years, specializing in EDTA Chelation Therapy and Integrative Medicines.


Daniel Nuzum - Thursday, Nov. 13

Dr. Daniel Nuzum is a Naturopathic Physician, Mechanotherapist, Naprapath, Medical Massage Practitioner, Tui Na Practitioner and Native American Healing Practitioner.


Tetyana Obukhanych - Friday, Nov. 14
Tetyana Obukhanych earned her Ph.D. in Immunology at the Rockefeller University in New York, NY with her research dissertation focused on understanding immunologic memory, perceived by the mainstream biomedical establishment to be key to vaccination and immunity. She was subsequently involved in laboratory research as a postdoctoral research fellow within leading biomedical institutions, such as Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine. MORE...
William Parker - Saturday, Nov. 15
William Parker has worked at Duke University Medical Center for more than 20 years, focusing on the immune system and how immune function in Western culture deviates from function in pre-industrial societies. Having published more than 100 scientific papers, he is best known for the discovery of the function of the human appendix and his work in characterizing the immune function of wild animals. His work deals primarily with characterization of “normal” immune function and ways to normalize the aberrant immune function found in Western cultures. His approach considers a wide range of biological principles, and is supported by a diverse array of scientific evidence. Work in progress utilizes animal models to examine improved cognition and the body’s enhanced neutralization of potential threats as a result of immune system normalization.

Brian Peskin, BSc - Sunday, Nov. 16
Prof. Brian Peskin is a world-leading scientist specializing in parent EFAs — termed PEOs — and their direct relationship to both cancer and cardiovascular disease. While advancing the scientific understanding of the role of essential fatty acids in the body's metabolic pathways, he has concurrently developed a means for alleviating cancer's prime cause, as postulated by Nobel Prize-winner Otto Warburg, M.D., Ph.D., by increasing cellular oxygenation (The Hidden Story of Cancer,

Amazingly, there is a fundamental cancer / heart disease connection, whereby the same physiologic solution solves both conditions. This information will lead to a new understanding of how to treat and prevent both cancer and heart disease. The basis for Peskin's current work, grounded strictly in state-of-the-art science —
in particular, physiology — can be found in his seminal work and peer-reviewed medical journal articles. Clinical physicians throughout the world have validated Prof. Peskin's EFA recommendations. LISTEN & LEARN


Robert Rowen - Thursday, Nov. 13
Dr. Rowen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of California at San Francisco. He has been board certified and recertified by the American Boards of Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. He is currently certified by the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology. He is co-author of a breakthrough book on essential fatty aci
ds: PEO Solution. He's been continuously practicing oxidation therapies longer than any other living person in North America (since 1986). He brings first hand medical information that really works, often years before being widely practiced or covered anywhere else. 

Michael Schachter - Saturday, Nov. 15
Dr. Michael B. Schachter, MD, CNS, FACAM is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College (1961) and Columbia P&S Medical School in NYC (1965). He is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Schachter has been involved with nutritional and integrative health care for more than 40 years.  A leader in alternative cancer therapies, EDTA chelation and orthomolecular psychiatry, he is a past president of the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).  Dr. Schachter has presented at ACAM workshops and general sessions on many occasions on a variety of topics involving nutrition, EDTA chelation therapy, integrative psychiatry and integrative cancer care.

Gerry Schwalfenberg - Saturday, Nov. 15

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB

Gerry Schwalfenberg MD. CCFP, FCFP graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor in Medical Science (with honors) in 1977. In 1979 he graduated from the University of Alberta with a M.D. Degree (with distinction) and achieved awards in both family practice and surgery upon graduation. His internship in family practice was at the
Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton from 1979-1981. where he obtained the Canadian Certification in Family Practice (C.C.F.P.) in 1982. He was appointed as a Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the
University of Alberta as of May 2009. Written or co-authored 24 articles on Vitamin D, Omega 3 fatty acids along with articles on diverse topics like the alkaline diet and toxic
elements in tea in the literature and given multiple lectures on these topics over the past 8 years.  MORE...

Christopher Shade - Thursday, Nov. 13

Dr. Christopher Shade founded Quicksilver Scientific in Lafayett, Colorado in 2005, a lab that specializes in mercury speciation analysis. Shade developed the patented Liquid
Chromatographic Mercury Speciation technology currently used at Quicksilver.



Butch Shrader - Saturday, Nov. 15
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.
Jesse Stoff - Friday, Nov. 14
Jesse Stoff, M.D. received his B.A. Degree in Biology and graduated cum laude with honors from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. He received his M.D. Degree from New York Medical College in Vahalla, New York in 1981. Dr. Stoff then completed a Fellowship in Clinical Medicine at the Bloomsbury Medical Authority in London, England, and he studied Homeopathy at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital in London, England in 1983.

Currently, Dr. Stoff is involved with many professional activities including serving as the Medical Director for Immune Consultants
in Tucson, Arizona. As a member of the Clinical Nutrition Board of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, he is designing treatment protocols for cancer immunology and immune reconstitution.

William Walsh - Thursday, Nov. 13
William J. Walsh, PhD, president of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of nutritional medicine and a key scientist paving the way for nutrient-based psychiatry and nutritional medicine.  Over the past 30 years, Dr. Walsh has developed biochemical treatments for patients diagnosed with behavioral disorders, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, autism, clinical depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease that are used by doctors throughout the world.  His book, Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012), describes the evidence-based nutrient therapy system.

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