AAEM Fall 2022 Conference - Environmental Influences on Gastrointestinal Health: Addressing the Foundation of Diet, Digestion, and Detoxification


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About This Conference

The AAEM Fall 2022 Conference will be held October 20-23 2022 in Costa Mesa, California at the Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa.

The primary conference session will be held October 21-23 and the topic is Environmental Influences on Gastrointestinal Health: Addressing the Foundation of Diet, Digestion, and Detoxification.

We are also offering two separate all day workshops on Thursday, October 20: an LDA workshop, and a second workshop that will be announced soon.

To book your hotel room at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa at our special rate of $229 a night, please follow the special link below.

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The last day to reserve a room at our special rate is Friday, September 30, 2022.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine requests your high-quality, clinically relevant human research and therapeutics presentation about gastrointestinal health and Food as Medicine in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology as it relates to environmental and toxicant influences. 

  • Influences of genomics in dietary interventions
  • Movement and exercise strategies that impact the physiological and hormonal influences on gastrointestinal health and detoxification
  • Dietary interventions for GI and Liver disorders
  • Comparative effectiveness studies including a dietary arm
  • Outcomes associated with prebiotics and probiotics
  • Inflammation, food intolerance, and food allergies
  • Microbiome and diet
  • Alterations in the microbiome as a treatment for GI disorders
  • Gut-brain axis and food
  • Micro and macronutrient handling in health and disease
  • Socio-cultural differences in diet and effect on outcomes
  • The influences and mechanisms of postbiotics on human health.
  • The effects of fermented foods on the human microbiome.
  • Technologies that advance understanding of the microbiome in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Fecal microbiota transplantation
  • Gastric microbiome
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gut microbiota
  • Gut-brain axis
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Infectious diseases
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver diseases-especially Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver
  • COVID and gastrointestinal health
  • Trauma, gut health, and biofeedback

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Conference Schedule

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Presenters for Main Conference Session

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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.

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