AAEM Fall 2021 Conference: Immunity, Inflammation & Autoimmunity

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About This Conference


The AAEM Fall 2021 Conference will take place October 14 – 17, 2021 in San Diego, California at the DoubleTree by Hilton Mission Valley.

The topic of the primary conference session is: Immunity, Inflammation and Autoimmunity. We are also offering three all day workshops on Thursday, October 14: an LDA workshop, an LDI workshop and a Post-Viral Syndrome & Post-COVID workshop.

Please use the unique AAEM web link below to reserve your hotel room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Mission Valley.

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You may also book over the phone by calling (800) 222-TREE and using our three letter Group Code: AAE

This conference offers 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ of CME.

Autoimmune diseases represent at least 80 illnesses that share a communal pathogenesis: an immune-mediated attack on the body’s own organs. As the human body reacts to its environment – including the diet – adverse reactions occur. The immune system may be provoked to create inflammatory consequences, which can damage any organ, tissue and cell. While pre-clinical and clinical research into these problems is expanding, standard treatments use symptom-suppressing drugs, rather than address the causes.

The associated cost of autoimmune disease has become a significant portion of the rising cost of US health care. This is because of a severe lack of awareness among the general public and medical practitioner and a lack of coordinated care and standardized diagnostic tests.

This conference will review the causes, mechanisms and consequences of the inflammatory effects of immune-mediated hypersensitivity, including post-viral and autoimmune illness. Our goals are to improve attendees’ understanding of the causes and effects of these conditions – and to improve their patients’ outcomes through preventative measures and providing optimal, causally-based treatment.

Conference Schedule


7:00 AM – Conference Registration
8:00 AM – The Role of Environmental Triggers and Stress on Inflammatory Conditions: From COVID-19 to Autism
Theoharis C. Theoharides, BA, MS, MPhil, PhD, MD, FAAAAI
9:00 AM – COVID Therapeutics: What works & what doesn’t
Colleen Huber, NMD
10:00 AM – Networking Break
10:30 AM – Glutathione support in the management of Persistent Post Covid-19 Syndrome
Tim Guilford, MD
11:30 AM – Treating COVID Patients
Pierre Kory, MD – KEYNOTE SPEAKER
12:30 PM – Luncheon
1:45 PM – Clinical Considerations in Post-viral illness with a focus on COVID
Paul Anderson, NMD
2:45 PM – Break with Exhibitors
3:30 PM – Post-Viral Syndrome – An Integrative Approach to Etiology and Treatment
Jon D. Kaiser, MD
4:30 PM – Fundamentals of Phototherapy Applied in Immunology
Omar Morales, MD
5:30 PM – Adjourn
6:00 PM – Welcome Reception Hosted by AAEM President – Jessica Tran, N.D.
Located in the Exhibit Hall (Great Room I – IV)
Cocktails, Heavy Hor d’oeuvres & More!

7:00 AM – Conference Registration

8:00 AM – LDA Immunotherapy – The Basics To Use LDA in Your Practice: Short History of LDA and EPD, Conditions You Can Treat Successfully, Doses to Use, Treatment of Autoimmunity with LDA Bacterial Antigens

W.A. (Butch) Shrader, Jr., MD, FAAEM, DIBEM

10:00 AM – Networking Break

10:30 AM – Question and Answer

W.A. (Butch) Shrader, Jr., MD, FAAEM, DIBEM

10:45 AM – Case studies in use of Proteus/Klebsiella LDA for Autoimmune Inflammation

Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, MPAS, FAAEM

11:45 AM – Question and Answer

Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, MPAS, FAAEM

12:30 PM – Sponsored Luncheon

1:45 PM – Bacterial and Autologous Stool Antigens: Choosing the Optimal to Use

W.A. (Butch) Shrader, Jr., MD, FAAEM, DIBEM

2:15 PM – Treating Pets With LDA

W.A. (Butch) Shrader, Jr., MD, FAAEM, DIBEM and Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, MPAS, FAAEM

2:45 PM – Break in Exhibit Hall

3:30 PM – Herbal Options for LDA Prophylaxis

Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, MPAS, FAAEM

4:15 PM – Basics of compounding Autologous Stool

W.A. (Butch) Shrader, Jr., MD, FAAEM, DIBEM

4:30 PM – Autologous Stool Preparation for LDA

W.A. (Butch) Shrader, Jr., MD, FAAEM, DIBEM and Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, MPAS, FAAEM

5:50 PM – Adjourn

6:00 PM – Welcome Reception Hosted by AAEM President – Jessica Tran, N.D.
Located in the Exhibit Hall (Great Room I – IV)
Cocktails, Heavy Hor d’oeuvres & More!

7:00 AM – Conference Registration

8:00 AM – Key Concepts in LDI

Ty Vincent, MD

10:00 AM – Networking Break

10:30 AM – Skin Conditions and GI Issues, Autologous LDI

Ty Vincent, MD

12:30 PM – Sponsored Luncheon

1:45 PM – Fatigue, Neuropsych Issues and Widespread Pain

Ty Vincent, MD

2:45 PM – Break in Exhibit Hall

5:30 PM – Specific Conditions and Corresponding LDI Antigens

Ty Vincent, MD

5:30 PM – Ajourn

6:00 PM – Welcome Reception Hosted by AAEM President – Jessica Tran, N.D.
Located in the Exhibit Hall (Great Room I – IV)
Cocktails, Heavy Hor d’oeuvres & More!

Note: Q&A will be provided throughout the day as it flows with the schedule.

7:00 AM – Conference Registration

7:50 AM – Welcome and Announcements

Jessica Tran, ND, DIEBM, FAAEM – AAEM President

8:00 AM – Childhood Stress Can Contribute to Adult Disease

Lylen Ferris, ND

8:55 AM – From Pregnancy to Allergy

Kendra Becker-Mustane, ND, APN

9:45 AM – Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30 AM – The Role of Environmental Triggers in Inflammation and Autoimmunity

Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc – KEYNOTE SPEAKER

11:30 AM – Roundtable Question and Answer

Drs. Becker-Mustane, Ferris and Vojdani

12:00 PM – Exhibitor Welcome Luncheon

1:30 PM – The Cell Danger Response: Acute Respite or Chronic Energy Failure

Kelly Gibas, CFMP, LPCC

2:30 PM – Break in Exhibit Hall

3:15 PM – Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Charles L. Crist, MD

4:15 PM- Autoimmune Disease: A Route to Resolution

Todd Born, ND, CNS

5:15 PM Roundtable Question and Answer

Drs. Born, Crist and Gibas

6:00 PM – Adjourn

8:00 AM – Infections and Autoimmunity

Jaquel Patterson, ND

8:50 AM – Plastics and Personal Care Products: Everyday Exposures That Cause Immunotoxicity

Anne Marie Fine, NMD, FAAEM

9:45 AM – Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30 AM – Summary of a Worldwide Assessment of Toxic Chemicals as a Factor in Health and Mental Health

William Shaw, PhD, Johnathan Forman Award Recipient – KEYNOTE SPEAKER

11:30 AM – Roundtable Question and Answer

Drs. Fine, Patterson and Shaw

12:00 PM – Awards Presentation

Three award recipients will be honored at the annual AAEM Awards Presentation. Recipients are recognized for: The Johnathan Forman Award: Presented to William Shaw, PhD for his outstanding contribution to the field of Environmental Medicine.
The Herbert J. Rinkle Award: Presented to Janette Hope, MD, FAAEM, DABEM for excellence in teaching the techniques of Environmental Medicine.
The Carleton Lee Award: Presented to Gerald D. Natzke, DO, FAAEM, DIBEM for exemplary efforts in furthering the principles of Environmental Medicine.

12:30 PM – Sponsored Luncheon

1:45 PM – The Autoimmune Basics and Toxin/Toxicant link in Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)

Scott Antoine, DO, FACEP, ABOIM, IFMCP

2:45 PM – Break in Exhibit Hall

3:30 PM – Matter for the Mind – Exploring the Utility of Low-Dose Lithium for Alzheimer’s Disease

James Greenblatt, MD

4:30 PM – Roundtable Question and Answer

Drs. Antoine and Greenblatt

5:00 PM – NON-CME – Is Glutathione Deficiency the Link Between Autoimmune Disease, Pollution and Viral Infection?

Tim Guilford, MD

5:50 PM – Question and Answer

Tim Guilford, MD

6:00 PM – Adjourn

8:00 AM – The Life Cycle of Type 1 Diabetes – From Environmental  Triggers to Survival and Beyond

Laura Neville, ND

8:50 AM – Novel Approaches to the Impact of Toxins on Gut Health, The Microbiome, Mitochondrial and Immune Function in Autoimmunity

Catherine Clinton, ND

9:40 AM – Roundtable Question and Answer

Drs. Clinton and Neville

10:00 AM – Coffee Break

10:30 AM – Potential Role of Microbial Agents and Immune Response to them in Pathophysiology of Chronic Neurodegenerative Conditions

Medeya Tsnobiladze, ND

11:20 AM – Is it Chronic Lyme or Multiple Sclerosis? Diagnosis and Innovative Treatment

Kalpana Patel, MD, DABEM, FAAEM, FAAP, DAASCP

12:10 PM – Roundtable Question and Answer

Drs. Patel and Tsnobiladze

12:30 PM – Conference Concludes


Presenters for Main Conference Session


Scott Antoine, DO, FACEP, ABOIM, IFMCP

Dr. Scott Antoine completed his undergraduate training at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, after which he completed his doctorate at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an Emergency Medicine Residency and an Emergency Medical Services Fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He then served seven years of active duty with the United States Army as an Emergency Physician. Moving to Indianapolis in 2005 after his term of service, he worked as an Emergency Physician at St. Francis Hospital until 2019.
In addition to his board certification in Emergency Medicine, he achieved board certification in Integrative Medicine through the newly formed American Board of Integrative Medicine in 2016. He also holds certifications in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine and A4M.
His daughter developed Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) in 2013. He and his wife Ellen, also a Functional and Integrative Medicine physician, were able to shut off the immune response, treat the infections and toxins responsible for her PANS presentation and bring her to full recovery. After his daughter recovered from PANS, he knew his specialty had found him. Since then, he has refined his process and has helped hundreds of children recover from PANS and PANDAS. In 2019, he successfully lobbied the Indiana legislature and helped pass a law which prohibits insurance companies in Indiana from denying coverage for medical care (including IVIG) for children with PANS and PANDAS.

Kendra Becker-Mustane, ND, ANP

Dr. Becker has integrated a Doctor of Naturopathy and Advance Practice Nursing Degree to provide the best possible care to her patients. Dr. Becker understands the importance of integrating conventional and holistic medicine and the importance of combining therapies appropriately. She specializes in treatment for the “4 A’s,” Asthma, Autism, Allergies, and Atopy (Eczema). By focusing on Genetics and Epigenetics, Dr. Becker has a holistic picture of the patient and a very precise guideline to treatment. She has a passion for exploring environmental toxins in our lives and treatment for the 4 A’s, among other effects and challenges resulting from toxicity and other environmental and genetic factors. Dr. Becker has published 2 books, “A Delicious way to Heal the Gut” and “All you CAN Eat”, she lectures on various topics throughout the nation, has made various TV appearances to discuss the importance of integrative medicine, she has a visible presence on social media outlets with the goal of delivering truthful information to those who wish to receive it.

Todd Born, ND, CNS

Dr. Born is a naturopathic physician, certified nutrition specialist (CNS), co-owner and medical director of Born Integrative Medicine Specialists, PLLC. He is the Director of Product Development, Scientific Advisor, and Editor-in-Chief of the science-based Focus Newsletter for Allergy Research Group. He is also a medical wellness advisor for the International Medical Wellness Association

Dr. Born graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA in 2010 and completed his residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, its thirteen teaching clinics, with rotations at Evergreen and Harborview Medical Centers’ Emergency Medicine Departments, and Virginia Mason Hospital’s department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spine Clinic.

He is extensively published, has appeared on multiple news and national radio shows, and lectured as an expert for the National Psoriasis Foundation and National Arthritis Foundation. He lectures at medical conferences across the country and internationally.

Dr. Born’s clinical focus is utilizing integrative medicine to treat families of all ages who have complex chronic diseases, with a strong interest in difficult and refractory cases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, allergies, endocrine, neurological, pediatric, and GI issues.

Catherine Clinton, ND

Dr. Catherine Clinton is a licensed naturopathic physician with a focus on gut health, autoimmunity and psychoneuroimmunology. Respected author, speaker, pediatric health advocate, Dr. Catherine practices in Eugene, Oregon.

When in medical school Dr. Catherine was diagnosed with and healed from an autoimmune disease that effects the gastrointestinal tract, leaving her with a passion to prevent autoimmunity in children everywhere. Dr. Catherine addresses the psychoneuroimmune system and gut health of children and families through a deeper connection with the world around us. Dr. Catherine is passionate about the connections we have with the world around us and how these connections can regenerate our health and the health of the planet. She sees an urgent need for healing our internal terrain as well as healing the terrain of the world we live in. Dr. Catherine has multiple peer-reviewed medical journal articles as well as guest writing for several publications.

Crist, Charles

Charles Crist, MD

Dr. Crist grew up in Shelbina, Missouri and attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After his family medicine residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, he served three years on active duty as an A-10 flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. He is a former president and current member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM). Dr. Crist has a nationwide practice, seeing patients from almost all fifty states.

Dr. Crist’s medical office is located in Ashland, Missouri, just outside of Columbia. He has been practicing medicine for over thirty years and specializes in tick-borne illnesses such as, but not limited to, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis and borreliosis. Outside of tick-borne illnesses, he also treats patients for hormones, metabolism, allergies, pain (prolotherapy), toxic metals (IV chelation) and various other conditions.

Lylen Ferris, ND

Dr. Lylen Ferris attended Davidson College in North Carolina where she obtained a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in art history. After traveling extensively and witnessing different cultures and ways of thinking, Dr. Ferris realized naturopathic medicine was her calling. She completed her pre-medical training in Australia, and came back to the United States to attend medical school at the National College of Natural Medicine (now NUNM) in Portland, Oregon, where she trained as a general practitioner and tailored her studies to focus on women’s health.

Her love of teaching began during her residency, where she taught clinical education classes while mentoring students. Dr. Ferris has continued to teach other medical professionals in the US and around the globe at numerous functional medicine conferences, online webinars, and seminars. Dr. Ferris offers a deep knowledge and enthusiasm for teaching hormone and neurotransmitter biochemistry, including research, testing, and optimization. She maintains a clinical practice in Portland, Oregon and her focus has grown to include males and females of all ages.

Fine, Anne Marie

Anne Marie Fine, NMD, FAAEM

Dr. Anne Marie Fine is a practicing doctor, award-winning researcher, internationally recognized speaker, bestselling author, and the Founder & C.E.O. of Fine Natural Products, LLC, an integrative beauty and wellness brand that empowers women to take control of their health and beauty.
She currently serves as the Vice-President of the National Association of Environmental Medicine, and Co-Medical Director of Environmental Medicine Education International, teaching global healthcare providers this emerging specialty. As well, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and a Science Advisor for the non-profit MadeSafe which is a certifying body for non-toxic products. Dr. Fine speaks and consults globally within the personal care product industry and guides companies to formulate with cleaner ingredients.
Dr. Fine has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals, Thrive Global, and popular magazines alike. She is featured regularly on health podcasts, radio and T.V. shows. Dr. Fine is also the international bestselling author of Cracking the Beauty Code: How to program your DNA for health, vitality, and younger-looking skin, a book that synthesizes her knowledge of skin aging, gene-environment interactions/epigenetics, and environmental medicine.

Kelly Gibas, CFMP, LPCC

Dr. Gibas is a functional medicine practitioner, licensed professional clinical counselor and tenured Professor with advanced, doctoral training in translational medicine. She received specialization in the treatment of metabolic pathologies including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and retinopathy with comorbid mental health maladies: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress (PTS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). As a functional clinician and licensed therapist, Dr. Gibas explores the clinical intersects between biochemical deregulation propagated by templates of insecure attachment, poor vagal tone, autonomic dysregulation and the neural pathways of homeostasis. As an educator, she is passionate about immersing students in the integration of systems biology with patient-centered, translational care.

James Greenblatt, MD

A pioneer in the field of functional psychiatry, Dr. James Greenblatt, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care, and as a member of the clinical psychiatry faculty at Tufts University and the Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. An acknowledged functional psychiatry expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for functional interventions for mental illness, and is the author of multiple breakthrough publications including the acclaimed Integrative Medicine for Depression.

In April of 2017, Dr. Greenblatt was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame by the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine. Dr. Greenblatt shares this honor with recognized founders in the field of functional and orthomolecular medicine, including Abram Hoffer, Linus Pauling, and Roger Williams. Dr. Greenblatt’s book series, Psychiatry Redefined, draws on his many years of experience and expertise in functional medicine for psychiatry. Dr. Greenblatt’s knowledge in the areas of biology, genetics, psychology, and nutrition as they interact in the treatment of mental illness has made him a highly sought-after speaker at national and international conferences and workshops. He currently offers online courses for professionals as well as specialized fellowship programs in the functional medicine approaches to the treatment of mental health.

Tim Guilford, MD

Dr. Guilford is a clinician and researcher. A list of his publications and research can be found at DrGuilford.com. He was board certified in Ear, Nose, and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery in 1978 and became the director of a clinical laboratory specializing in in-vitro allergy and viral immunology testing (1982 -1992). He has been using complementary medical techniques since 1985. Dr. Guilford’s research led to the formulation of a liposome encapsulation of reduced glutathione, ReadiSorb® Glutathione, with publications and research found at Readisorb.com. A recent paper discusses the loss of GSH that occurs with Covid-19: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7601802/ & addendum https://encyclopedia.pub/6357

Laura Neville, ND

Laura Neville graduated from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine and maintains a private practice in Portland, OR with a focus on endocrine health including type 1 diabetes, Hashimotos, and hormone optimization throughout the female lifespan.  She sits on the advisory board for Hormone University providing evidence-based alternative medicine research and clinical expertise.
Dr. Neville is also a staff physician at Labrix by Doctors Data where she writes, researches, and consults with physicians around the world on complex cases. She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences around the country on the topics of women’s health, testing methodologies, brain health, and type 1 diabetes.

Kalpana Patel, MD, FAAP, DABEM, DAASCP

Dr. Patel is a board certified Environmental and regenerative Medicine specialist having deep interest in the environmental aspects of health and disease. She is a Founder and a director of highly specialized medical facility- Environmental Health Center-Buffalo (EHC-Buffalo). She was a president of the American Board of Environmental Medicine, and has served on the board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. Dr. Patel has received two highly prestigious awards including Herbert J Rinkle award by American Academy of Environmental Medicine for her contribution and research and excellence in teaching techniques of environmental medicine. She has also received the 2003 Physician of the year award and 2004 Pioneer of Healthcare Reform Award and many other awards nationally and internationally.

Dr. Patel is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Environmental Medicine and American Academy of stem cell physicians. She is widely sought national and international speaker. Dr. Patel has published many peer-reviewed research papers related to the topic of environmental medicine. She is a co-author of the medical textbook.

Volume 1: Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity, Regulating Mechanisms of Chemical Sensitivity;

Volume 2: The Effects of Environmental Pollutants on the Organ System;

Volume 3: Clinical Environmental Manifestations of the Neurocardiovascular Systems. Currently she is private practice of environmental medicine;

Volume 4: The Environmental aspect of Chemical sensitivity;

Volume 5: Treatment options of Chemical sensitivity.

Jaquel Patterson, ND

Dr. Jaquel Patterson is a renowned naturopathic physician, success coach, best-selling author, and sought-after speaker. She owns a successful multidisciplinary medical practice including naturopathic medicine, nutrition, family medicine, physical therapy, and acupuncture in Fairfield, CT. She has over 13 years of clinical experience with a focus on autoimmune conditions, Lyme disease, allergies, anxiety/depression, and childhood developmental disorders. She is also the immediate Past President for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and serves on the board for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the Connecticut Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Patterson has also worked over a decade as healthcare executive in community-based health settings leading operations, integrated care initiatives, quality improvement and compliance. She has served on statewide policy taskforces regarding Person-Centered Medical Home, and State Innovation Model. Dr. Jaquel is a sought-after speaker and presents at large conferences like Annual World Congress Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) Venetian, and has appeared multiple times on television, publications and radio. She is also faculty for A4M and AARM. She is a Forbes contributor and member of the Forbes Business Council and Expert Panel. In addition to her naturopathic medical degree, she has her MBA in Healthcare Management from Quinnipiac University and has her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

William Shaw, PhD

Dr. Shaw is Director of The Great Plains Laboratory for Health, Nutrition, and Metabolism, a laboratory specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disorders of adults and children with diseases such as autism, pervasive developmental disorder, hyperactivity, inborn errors of metabolism, and adult disorders such as depression, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. Dr. Shaw has presented information about his research throughout the world and has published two books on the causes and treatments of autism that have been translated into 12 languages and which have sold about a million copies. Dr Shaw is one of the founders of “Integrative Medicine for Mental Health” (IMMH) conference which is the largest conference of its type involved in the integrative treatment for psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Shaw has done extensive research on the metabolic, infectious, nutritional, toxic, and immunological causes of autism. He has supervised large endocrinology, nutritional biochemistry, toxicology, and immunology departments in positions at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Smith Kline Clinical Laboratories in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the world’s largest clinical laboratories. Dr. Shaw worked in the Health and Nutrition Examination Survey at CDC, the most comprehensive nutritional survey of the population of the USA. He was Director of Clinical Chemistry, Endocrinology, Organic Acid Testing, and Toxicology at Children’s Mercy Hospital, the teaching hospital of the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine, where he was an associate professor in the pathology department. Dr. Shaw has supervised the testing of over a million samples of blood and urine involving the use of virtually every modern technology in the field of laboratory medicine. Dr. Shaw was honored to receive the highest award of the International Academy for Child Brain Development for his research.

Medeya Tsnobiladze, ND

Medeya Tsnobiladze is a Naturopathic doctor practicing in CT. She graduated with MS degree in Biophysics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and had trained in Neuroscience at Institute of General Reanimatology in Moscow.
She is a graduate of University of Bridgeport, where she received her ND degree and MS in Acupuncture.
Her main interest is an interplay of immunology, neurology, and endocrinology.

Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MsC

Aristo Vojdani obtained his MSc and PhD in microbiology and clinical immunology from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, with postdoctoral studies in comparative immunology at UCLA and tumor immunology at Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and Science. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Loma Linda University in California, and an Adjunct Professor at the Lincoln College of Professional, Graduate and Continuing Education at the National University of Health Sciences. His ongoing research focuses on the role of environmental triggers in complex diseases, and he has developed more than 300 antibody assays for the detection of autoimmune disorders and other diseases. He has 17 US patents, over 200 articles, and 2 books, “Neuroimmunity and the Brain-Gut Connection” and “Food-Associated Autoimmunities: When Food Breaks Your Immune System,” to his name.

He is the CEO of Immunosciences Lab in Los Angeles, California, the Chief Scientific Advisor for Cyrex Labs in Phoenix, Arizona, and sits on the editorial board of 5 scientific journals. His many awards include the Herbert J. Rinkel Award (American Academy of Environmental Medicine), the Linus Pauling, PhD Award (American College for Advancement in Medicine), and the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute Lifetime Achievement Award.


Presenters for Post-Viral Syndrome and Post-COVID Workshop


Paul S. Anderson, NMD

Dr. Anderson is a recognized educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine with a focus on complex infectious, chronic, and oncologic illness. In addition to three decades clinical experience, he also was head of the interventional arm of a US-NIH funded human research trial using IV and integrative therapies in cancer patients. He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, a clinic focusing on cancer and chronic diseases and now focuses his time in collaboration with clinics and hospitals in the US and other countries.

Former positions include multiple medical school posts, Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center.

He is co-author of the Hay House book “Outside the Box Cancer Therapies” with Dr. Mark Stengler as well as a co-author with Jack Canfield in the anthology “Success Breakthroughs” and the Lioncrest Publishing book “Cancer… The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment.”.

He is a frequent CME speaker and writer and has extended his educational outreach creating an online CE website “ConsultDrA.com” and Advanced Applications in Medical Practice (AAMP) conferences. AAMP is dedicated to bringing next level learning to healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge and clinical skills in a CME approved format.

Tim Guilford, MD

Dr. Guilford is a clinician and researcher. A list of his publications and research can be found at DrGuilford.com. He was board certified in Ear, Nose, and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery in 1978 and became the director of a clinical laboratory specializing in in-vitro allergy and viral immunology testing (1982 -1992). He has been using complementary medical techniques since 1985. Dr. Guilford’s research led to the formulation of a liposome encapsulation of reduced glutathione, ReadiSorb® Glutathione, with publications and research found at Readisorb.com. A recent paper discusses the loss of GSH that occurs with Covid-19: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7601802/ & addendum https://encyclopedia.pub/6357te.

Colleen Huber, NMD

Colleen Huber is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor in Tempe, Arizona.  She was the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Euro Cancer Summit. Dr. Huber is President of the Naturopathic Cancer Society.  She is a Naturopathic Oncologist and Fellow of the Naturopathic Oncology Research Institute.   She authored the largest and longest study in medical history on sugar intake in cancer patients in 2014.   Her other writing includes her books Manifesto for a Cancer Patient and Choose Your Foods Like Your Life Depends On Them, and she has been featured in the books America’s Best Cancer Doctors and Defeat CancerHer academic writing has appeared in The Lancet and Cancer Strategies Journal, and other medical journals.  Her research interests have been in nutrition and the use of therapeutic approaches targeting metabolic aspects of cancer.  Since the spring of 2020, Dr. Huber’s research interests have focused on the health hazards of masks and lockdowns.  Most of these peer-reviewed articles are in Primary Doctor Medical Journal, https://PDMJ.org.

Jon D. Kaiser, MD

Dr. Kaiser has been treating people with chronic medical conditions for over thirty years with a combination of natural and standard medical treatments. Conditions he treats include fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV/AIDS and neurodegenerative disorders. The majority of Dr. Kaiser’s patients have stabilized, improved, and frequently restored themselves back to excellent health.

Dr. Kaiser also specializes in mitochondrial biology and has published several research studies on mitochondrial dysfunction’s link to degenerative diseases. He is on the faculty of the University of California Medical School in San Francisco and is the author of several books on healing from chronic medical conditions. Dr. Kaiser currently sees patients nationwide via telemedicine. More information is available at www.JonKaiser.com.

Pierre Kory, MD

Dr. Pierre Kory is a critical care and pulmonary medicine specialist at UW Health in Madison, WI, the academic medical center for the University of Wisconsin.

As a critical care and lung disease specialist, Dr. Kory serves as the medical director for the Trauma and Life Support Center—the main medical-surgical intensive care unit at UW—and also as the critical care service chief of the hospital’s medical intensivist service, where he sees patients who are often in critical condition due to severe, acute respiratory illnesses.

Dr. Kory also works in the University hospital’s outpatient pulmonary medicine clinic, where he diagnoses patients with acute and chronic symptoms and also manages many chronic lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), and bronchiectasis. He attends the inpatient pulmonary consultation service, consulting with and managing patients with a variety of acute lung injuries, and also performs bronchoscopic and pleural procedures in UW’s bronchoscopy suite.

Omar Morales, MD

Dr. Morales developed  a  special  interest  in  treating tropical  diseases  with a hematological  approach  while  living in  Puerto Vallarta. He is currently  the  only ILADS  certified  physician  in  Mexico. While dealing  with achallenging case  of  severe  Babesia  and  other  co-infections.Dr. Morales was able to utilize his tran5fusion medicine background and blood bank resources to implement a novel way of treating this particular patient. Red cell exchanges proved to be a successful way of eradicating Babesia. This led Dr. Morales to continue learning and advancing intricate protocols to address Lyme Disease and other co-infections.

Dr. Morales continues to be an active researcher of the renowned Biomedical Center de Occidente as well as contributing to publications (both international and national). He strong ly believes that with effective medical research and analysis, eventually the majority of the healthcare community will agree that to undertake as big of a challenge as Lyme Disease, a multidisciplinary and integrative approach is the only way.

Theoharis C. Theoharides, BA, MS, MPhil, PhD, MD, FAAAAI

Dr. Theoharides is Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, as well as Director of Molecular
Immunopharmacology and Drug Discovery, in the Department of Immunology at Tufts University School
of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA. He was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and graduated with Honors from
Anatolia College. He received all his degrees from Yale University (BA, cum laude in Biology and History
of Medicine, MS, MPhil, PhD, MD), and was awarded the Dean’s Research Award and the Winternitz
Price in Pathology. He trained in internal medicine at New England Medical Center, which awarded him
the Oliver Smith Award “recognizing excellence, compassion and service.” He also received a Certificate
in Global Leadership from the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Fellowship at the
Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has been serving as the Clinical Pharmacologist of the
Massachusetts Drug Formulary Commission continuously since 1986. In Greece, he served on the
Supreme Advisory Health Councils of the Ministries of Health and of Social Welfare, as well as on the
Board of Directors of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Technology. He Chaired an
International Committee appointed by the Hellenic Ministries of Education and Health for the
establishment of an independent medical school in Greece, and he is a member of the International
Advisory Committee for the University of Cyprus School of Medicine.

He is also the Director of Health
Science Programs and Research for the American College of Greece. He is a member of 15 academies
and scientific societies. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
and the Rare Diseases Hall of Fame. He has received the Tufts Excellence in Teaching ten times, the
Tufts Distinguished Faculty Recognition Award twice, the Tufts Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence, and
the Dr. George Papanicolau Award. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Medicine from
Athens University and an Honorary Doctor of Sciences from Hellenic-American University, as well as the
2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Theoharides is a member of the American
Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. In 2020, he was inducted in the World Academy of
Sciences. For his humanitarian efforts, he honored with Boston Mayor’s Community Award, the 2018
Distinguished Humanitarian Award (Marquis Who is Who), and he was recognized as “Archon” of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Dr. Theoharides first showed that mast cells, known for
causing allergic reactions, are critical for inflammation, especially in the brain, and are involved in a
number of inflammatory conditions that worsen with stress such as allergies, asthma, autism spectrum
disorder, eczema, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome,
migraines, multiple sclerosis, myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome and psoriasis.


Presenters for LDA Workshop


Shrader, W.A. (Butch)

W.A. (Butch) Shrader, Jr., MD, FAAEM, DIBEM

Dr. Shrader has now retired from the office, but continues to manage LDA in the U.S. and Canada.

As a physician board certified by the American Board of Environmental Medicine, Secretary of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Environmental Medicine, and a Past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, 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.

Smeltzer, Barry

Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, MPAS, FAAEM

Barry is a Holistic Practitioner who specializes in biomedical and environmental medicine interventions to assist the body in the healing process. He has dedicated his career to healing children and families after his own son was diagnosed with multiple medical conditions, from which all he has significantly improved.

Barry has a Masters in Physician Assistant studies from Finch University/Chicago Medical School and has been certified as a Defeat Autism Now clinician. He has several published articles in The Autism File and Autism Science Digest. He has presented across the country for organizations such as TACA, Holistic Mom’s Network, National Autism Association and Autism One. Barry has also spoken for local organizations – the San Antonio Natural Parenting group and Any Baby Can San Antonio.


Presenters for LDI Workshop


Vincent, Ty

Ty Vincent, MD

Dr. Ty Vincent is an integrative physician in practice since 2005 in Wasilla, Alaska where he had a large multidisciplinary integrative clinic until December 2016.  He completed medical school through the University of Washington, and a residency in family medicine in Anchorage, Alaska.  Dr. Vincent has gained additional training in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, environmental medicine, allergy and immunology, bio-identical hormone therapy, chelation therapy, hyperbaric medicine, integrative cancer therapy, Reiki, and nutritional medicine.

Dr. Vincent has lectured nationally many times on the subjects of bio-identical hormone therapies, vitamin D, and Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI).  In 2014, Dr. Vincent developed immune therapy techniques for treating chronic Lyme disease and a large number of autoimmune diseases with a high degree of success and safety using LDI.  In September of 2018, Dr. Vincent developed LDI Allergens.  LDI Allergen treats all Food, Environmental, or Chemical sensitivities and/or allergies.


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