AAEM Annual Conference

Low Dose Allergen Therapy

Pre-Conference Workshop

This workshop is designed for practitioners who treat patients with many types of allergies and sensitivities, including those caused by foods, pollens, molds, dust and chemicals. This includes autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and many others. (You must have the ability to write the prescription for LDA, to use LDA within your practice).
2023 Workshop Includes: Certificate of completion and access to all of the 2023 LDA Workshop materials including the LDA physician’s manual, recorded lectures, and corresponding slides.


  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: W.A. (Butch) Shrader MD, FAAEM, DIBEM - LDA Immunotherapy–The Basics of LDA: Brief History of LDA and EPD, Conditions You Can Treat Successfully, Doses to Use, Treatment of Autoimmunity with LDA Bacterial Antigens
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Community Room Break
  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: W.A. (Butch) Shrader MD - Question and Answer
  • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM: Barry Smeltzer, PA-C, MPAS, FAAEM - Case Studies in Use of Proteus/Klebsiella Antigen LDA for Autoimmune Inflammation and use of LDA in Children.
  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Barry Smeltzer - Question and Answer
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Dr. Shrader - Bacterial and Autologous Antigens: Optimal Choices to Use, Including How to Make Autologous Antigens
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Barry Smeltzer - Case Studies in the Use of Autologous LDA in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Chronic Malabsorption, and Alopecia Areata.
  • 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Community Room Break
  • 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM: Dr. Shrader and Barry Smeltzer - Treating Pets with LDA
  • 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM: Dr. Shrader and Barry Smeltzer - Roundtable discussion, including “What Can Go Wrong with LDA”