Wichita, KS – The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)has developed an outstanding program for the fall of 2009: “Body Under Siege: Inflammation and Autoimmunity”. The purpose of this conference is to educate all healthcare practitioners about the true causes and effects and new treatments available for the rapidly emerging crisis of inflammation and autoimmunity.

Autoimmune and inflammation diseases have escalated dramatically in modern times. Most current treatments for these diseases primarily involve drugs that suppress the symptoms A quickly growing body of scientific evidence has revealed how many important inflammatory and auotimmune diseases are caused by man’s interaction with the environment, both internally and externally. At the AAEM, we understand this interaction. We can provide you with the answers you need and new insights that will open the door to newer and more effective, specific, cause-oriented, and preventive treatment for most of these conditions.

Keynote Speakers

K. Michael Pollard, Ph.D.

The Immunology and Genetics of Environmentally Induced Autoimmunity K. Michael Pollard, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. The author of scores of papers, his major research interest is identifying the role that genetics, chemicals and heavy metals play in the environment and in the expression of autoimmune disease.

Kenneth Fine, M.D.

The Expanding Clinical Spectrum of Immunologic Gluten Sensitivity Kenneth Fine, M.D., a board certified academic gastroenterologist, is the founder and director of the Intestinal Health Institute and EnteroLab Clinical Laboratory in Dallas, Texas, where he researches inflammatory intestinal disorders and diagnosis of immunologic gluten and food sensitivity. This program will include critical discussions of new diagnostic and treatment guidelines from many talented Fellows and members of the AAEM.

Bonus Workshops

Prolotherapy Training for Physicians

This comprehensive one-day program will train physicians in Prolotherapy also referred to as sclerosant therapy, sclerotherapy, regenerative injection therapy, “proliferative” injection therapy and nonsurgical ligament reconstruction. This course will pay for itself your first day of practice.

LDA Immunotherapy

Ultra Low Dose Enzyme Activated Immunotherapy (formerly known as EPD) Learn how to treat complex inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases and allergies, including asthma, eczema, IBS, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, interstitial cystitis and a multitude of other disorders with a definative immunotherapy given only once every two months. LDA requires no testing and you can start it as soon as you get home!

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AAEM is an international association of physicians and other professionals dedicated to addressing the clinical aspects of environmental health. More information is available at www.aaemonline.org.


About AAEM: The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment. The Academy is interested in expanding the knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their environment, as these may be demonstrated to be reflected in their total health. The AAEM provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food and water.