Spring 2021 Virtual Meeting: Mold and Mycotoxins


Registration


Thank you for your interest in our Spring 2021 Virtual Mold and Mycotoxins Workshop. Please select the option below in which you would like to register. For those interested in CME credits, this workshop offers 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

$99 for access to the workshop for AAEM member/non-member without CME$99 for access to the workshop plus CME for AAEM members$199 for access to the workshop plus CME for non-AAEM members$695 for access to the workshop, CME, and a certificate of proficiency in mold and mycotoxin for AAEM members$795 for access to the workshop, CME, and a certificate of proficiency in mold and mycotoxin for non-AAEM members

To obtain the certificate of proficiency in mold and mycotoxins and be listed on the AAEM website as proficient in mold and mycotoxins you must attend this workshop and pass both a written post test and an oral post test. More details about the post tests will be sent to those that register for the certificate of proficiency.

This virtual workshop will launch in early April of 2021 and attendees will have the opportunity to complete the workshop at their own pace.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Lauren Grohs at [email protected].

About This Workshop


Exposure to water damaged buildings, mold, and mycotoxins can cause serious illness. Unfortunately, symptoms and illnesses often either go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed leading to ineffective, sometimes dangerous treatments.

The purpose of this workshop is to educate clinicians on the nature of exposures in water damaged buildings and the mechanisms by which these exposures can lead to serious, often debilitating symptoms and to review treatment approaches that have been found to be effective in alleviating symptoms.

The workshop will include experts in the field of mold and mycotoxins including toxicologists, neuropsychologists and treating physicians from multiple specialties. Some of the topics covered will include components and sources of exposure, the use of mycotoxin assays, treatment strategies and protocols, fungal allergy and hypersensitivity in mold-related illness, mold allergy laboratory testing, mold toxin in a CFS population, mycotoxins and the brain, mycotoxins and hormones, mycotoxins and autoimmunity, and case studies.

This program has been designed for all practitioners who treat or manage patients with mold exposure, such as family physicians, pediatricians, internists, or those in any internal medicine subspecialty.

Presentations


CME 7 Hours

  • Presentation #1: Introduction/History - Janette Hope, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM, DABFM
  • Presentation #2: Mold and Mycotoxins: Sources and Exposures - Sonia Rapaport, M.D.
  • Presentation #3: Evaluating and Treating Mold Toxicity With The Use of Mycotoxin Assays - Neil Nathan, M.D.
  • Presentation #4: Fungus Allergy and Hypersensitivity in Mold-Related Illness - Alan McDaniel, M.D.
  • Presentation #5: Mold Allergy Testing Methods - Alan Ingram, M.D., FAAOA
  • Presentation #6: Complete Evaluation of Mold Exposed Patients and Their Environments - Janette Hope, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM, DABFM
  • Presentation #7: Prevalence of Mold Toxin in a CFS Population - Irma Rey, M.D.

Non-CME

  • Presentation #8: Treatment Protocols - Sonia Rapaport, M.D.
  • Presentation #9: Treatment Protocols - Neil Nathan, M.D.
  • Presentation #10: Treatment Protocols - Kelly McCann, M.D.
  • Presentation #11: LDA Sublingual Treatment - Darin Ingels, N.D., FAAEM
  • Presentation #12: Mold Allergy Treatment Based on SET - Alan Ingram, M.D., FAAOA
  • Presentation #13: Review of Treatments of Mold Exposed Patients Including Complex and Treatment Resistant Patients - Janette Hope, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM, DABFM
  • Certification of Proficiency Test

Bonus Material

Exhibitors


Presenters


Irma Rey, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM

Irma R. Rey, M.D.

Irma R. Rey, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at KP NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2012. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), a past AAEM President (2018-2019), a past AAEM CME Chair (2019-2020), and a past AAEM Board Member (2018-2021). Dr. Rey’s research interests include mold and mycotoxins, environmental toxins, long-haul COVID-19, and heavy metal illness. She is actively involved in medical student education and mentors medical students and premedical student research assistants.


Sonia Rapaport, MD

Sonia Rapaport, M.D.

Sonia Rapaport, MD is the Director and founder of Haven Medical in Chapel Hill, NC. The founding president of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness, she focuses on the treatment of complex medical conditions due to environmentally acquired illnesses such as mold exposure, Lyme disease, biotoxin illness, mast cell activation, and dysautonomia. She received her medical degree from the University of Virginia, and has been Board Certified in Family Medicine, and is a Diplomate of NBPAS and ABIHM.


Darin Ingels, N.D., FAAEM

Dr. Darin Ingels, N.D., FAAEM

Dr. Darin Ingels is a licensed naturopathic doctor, author, international speaker and leading authority on Lyme disease and Multiple Sclerosis. He is a Fellow with the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS).

He is a former Lyme patient who overcame his own 3-year battle with Lyme disease, after having failed conventional treatment and became progressively debilitated. Dr. Ingels found that proper diet, lifestyle management and natural therapies worked with his body to heal instead of against it.  He then applied what he learned about diet and lifestyle management to his own patients and found they recovered faster and with less side effects. Dr. Ingels has now treated thousands of patients with chronic illness using his novel approach, many who have gone one to live healthy, symptom-free lives.

Dr. Ingels has been featured on WebMD, MindBodyGreen, BeWell, ThriveGlobal, Motherly, Voyage LA and Dr. Ron Hoffman’s Intelligent Medicine podcast and is the author of The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Autoimmune Response and Beat Lyme Disease.


Neil Nathan

Neil Nathan, M.D.

Neil Nathan, MD has been practicing medicine for 48 years, and has been Board Certified in Family Practice and Pain Management and is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and a Founding Diplomate of ISEAI.  He has written several books, including Healing is Possible: New Hope for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Persistent Pain, and Other Chronic Illnesses and On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks. He has hosted an internationally syndicated radio program/podcast on Voice America called The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today. He has been working to bring an awareness that mold toxicity is a major contributing factor for patients with chronic illness and lectures internationally on this subject which led to the publication of his book, Mold and Mycotoxins: Current Evaluation and Treatment, 2016 and now to his most recent book Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Environmental Illness.

His current medical practice is the Redwood Valley Clinic in Northern California. He can be contacted most easily through his website www.neilnathanmd.com, through which consultations are available.

Dr. Nathan has been treating chronic complex medical illnesses for 25 years now, and Lyme disease for the past 15 years. As his practice has evolved, he finds himself increasingly treating the patients who have become so sensitive and toxic that they can no longer tolerate their usual treatments, and his major current interest is in finding unique ways of helping them to recover.


William A. Ingram, M.D.

William A. Ingram, M.D., FAAOA

Dr. William A. Ingram is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He completed an otolaryngology/head and neck residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals.

Dr. Ingram served as a field surgeon and Chief of Otolaryngology at the 121st General Hospital in Seoul, Korea and at Irwin Community Hospital at Fort Riley Kansas. Dr. Ingram then served on the faculty of the University of Nebraska Medical Center for nine years, where he was the Director of the Allergy Division in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He is currently in private practice in Omaha, NE where he treats allergies of the head and neck.


Alan McDaniel, MD

Alan McDaniel, M.D.

Alan McDaniel, MD is a 1977 Tulane medical graduate. He trained in General Surgery and Emergency Medicine before becoming Board-certified in Otolaryngology with sub-specialties in Neurotology and Allergy. He has practiced privately since a two-year faculty appointment at the University of Louisville.

He has presented at various national meetings in the U.S. (AAO-HNS, AAOA, ANS, AAEM, IFM, PAAS) and Mexico. Topics of his lectures and publications have included General Surgery and Otolaryngology; Otology and Neurotology; Allergy; Chronic fatigue and Endocrinology. He has been a faculty member for the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Basic and Advanced Courses and for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. His two-day course “New Endocrinology” has been presented at the AAEM and elsewhere since 2005, to physicians from five continents.

Work with dizziness and allergy in the 1980s led him to seek solutions for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In turn, these investigations extended to the endocrine aspects of this and related conditions. Since basic surgical training emphasizes the need to know several alternative approaches to an operation, he saw the logic of studying integrative and controversial medical methods. He has endeavored to understand these in the light of new facts from research, mindful that Medical history shows innovation begins as a minority opinion.

He is excited that applying new research to patient care offers solutions to many of the chronic and worsening problems that are epidemic in modern society.



Janette Hope, MD

Janette Hope, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM, DABFM

Janette Hope, MD is a board certified family practitioner who has re-trained in the field of environmental medicine in which she has also become board certified. She has a busy solo environmental medicine practice in Santa Barbara, California where she lives with her husband and daughter. Dr. Hope graduated from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1995 where she earned Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society honors and received multiple awards including an award for excellence in pulmonary medicine. Dr. Hope then completed family practice residency at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center in 1998 and is board certified in family practice having passed her most recent board exam with a score in the top 3%. She has worked as a family doctor in many capacities, including routine out-patient clinic work, prenatal and obstetric care, urgent care, private practice, student health, and work at county medical clinics. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Hope worked in the field of developmental disabilities evaluating patients and recommending testing and treatment for those with a variety of developmental disabilities and autism. More recently, Dr. Hope has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Environmental and Public Health and has been published in peer reviewed journals on the topic of mold and mycotoxins and Hawaiian health and given talks on the topics of environmental toxins, mold and mycotoxins and autism. She has actively promoted improved indoor air quality in schools and currently serves on the board of directors for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the Global Indoor Health Network.

Her path to environmental medicine began with a personal experience with mold and mycotoxins in 2006 which led her to research available information on human illness resulting from exposure to water damaged buildings, mold and mycotoxins. Since this time she has studied environmental medicine and regularly attends conferences and courses in the field. She has had the opportunity to train onsite with many experts in environmental medicine. In addition to board certification in family practice and environmental medicine, Dr. Hope recently became board certified in integrative and holistic medicine.

Dr. Hope’s true passion is patient care and enjoys a busy practice where she sees patients from throughout the United States as well as international patients. She is very grateful for the training she has received in environmental medicine which allows her to address causation of illness and to truly help patients. Dr. Janette Hope is looking forward to a long career in environmental medicine.


Kelly McCann, MD

Kelly McCann, M.D.

While some physicians are now adapting to an integrative and functional approach, Dr. McCann began her career in medicine with the intention of providing holistic, patient-centered care. Throughout her pre-medical training and continuing through medical school and residency, she explored acupuncture, herbs, meditation, energy medicine, spirituality and massage, while simultaneously excelling in her conventional medical studies. She has been practicing medicine since 2000.

Dr. McCann received a B.A. in Music from Brown University and a Master’s in Library Science from University at Albany. She went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) and simultaneously earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Tropical Medicine (TM) at Tulane University in New Orleans. She completed both an Internal Medicine residency at Banner Samaritan Medical Center and a Pediatrics residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. McCann practiced medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine where she worked and trained with renowned Andrew Weil, M.D., as one of 35 distinguished fellows in residence throughout the world. The residential fellowship provided the curriculum for Dr. Weil’s current online fellowship, which now trains hundreds of practitioners, and this unique group of residential fellows lead the field of integrative medicine today.

After completion of the Fellowship, she continued her pursuit of knowledge. Dr. McCann became certified in medical acupuncture through the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, studied environmental medicine and chelation with Dr. Walter Crinnion and biotoxins with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker. She also attends numerous conferences annually including ILADS – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society meetings, Membrane Medicine meetings regarding the PK protocol and other nutritional and integrative medicine trainings. Dr. McCann recently became certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine completing a rigorous program in functional medicine. Notable physicians in the functional medicine arena include Dr. Mark Hyman, Jeffrey Bland, PhD and David Perlmutter, MD. Functional medicine addresses the root causes of chronic illness through a whole-system approach to medicine.

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