Integrative Immunology at the Next Level – Finding and Treating Blocks to Cure

Friday, Oct 9th – Sunday, Oct 11th, 2020

Morning Focus:

How it works and how it gets derailed in chronic illness

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8:00 - 8:15 AM Jeremy Phillips: Introductory Remarks and Welcome
8:15 - 9:15 AM Dr. Anderson : Immunology Updates “A to Z”
9:15 - 10:15 AM Dr. Anderson: Immune Disruptors beyond Mycotoxins
10:15 - 11:00 AM Break

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11:00 - 11:45 AM Dr. Crista: Immune Suppressive Mechanism of Mold

Mold and mycotoxin exposure causes detrimental effects on the immune systems of living beings. The three aspects of immune suppression will be covered, including the cytotoxic effects on immune cells, epigenetic changes affecting immune responses, and direct genetic alterations affecting immune replication and expression.

11:45 - 12:45 PM Dr. Tessier: Mold & Mycotoxin Induced Endocrine Disruption

Endocrine disruption induced by mold and mycotoxin exposure is widely examined in the animal literature, and to some extent in the human literature. Exposure can result in alterations of the endocrine system including sex hormones, thyroid hormone, and adrenal hormones. Moreover, there is evidence for direct toxic effect to the organs that produce and mediate responses to said hormones. A succinct review of the literature will be provided, as well as clinical correlations.

12:45 - 1:15 PM Medical Presentation - Non-CME - Functional Genomics
1:15 - 2:30 PM Lunch

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Afternoon Focus:

Assessment of Immune Disruption for Improved Clinical Outcomes

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2:30 - 3:30 PM Dr. Anderson: Clinical and Laboratory Assessment of Non-mold Immune Disruptors
3:30 - 4:00 PM Medical Presentation - Non-CME - Microbiome Labs
4:00 - 4:45 PM Break

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4:45 - 5:15 PM Dr. Anderson: Assessing Mold Beyond Mycotoxins “A to Z”
5:15 - 5:45 PM All: Clinical Panel - Immune Disruption: Strategies for Clinicians

Focused moderated clinical panel discussion and clinical questions from delegates.

Evening Cocktail Reception

Morning Focus:

Mold / Mycotoxin Clinical Management

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8:30 - 9:30 AM Dr. Crista: Mycotoxin Assessment: The Good (and Not so Good…)

Since a large portion of symptoms from toxic mold exposure are due to mycotoxins, it’s helpful to assess the exposure and/or load of mycotoxins in our patients. Even though laboratory assessments have evolved, there are definite limitations. These limitations, including the results of split sample testing among methods and laboratories, will be presented, as well as clinical guidance to minimize the limitations and know which method to choose for a given case.

9:30 - 10:00 AM Dr. Tessier: Legal and Ethical Implications of Mold Related Diagnoses

It is true that there is no formal diagnosis code for CIRS? Can the diagnosis of mycotoxicosis really stand up in the court of law? Can certain ICD 10 codes place a client at legal risk? Can a SOAP assessment ruin the potential for future life insurance coverage? What is the best way to support a client when facing a legal battle? What about testing the home or workplace? Not understanding full scope of the case before ordering labs or suggesting actions can be problematic for numerous reasons. Do not miss this presentation!

10:00 – 10:30 AM Dr. Crista: Mold Treatment Approach Part-1

The mechanisms of mold-related illness lend themselves to treatments utilizing naturopathic and functional approaches. Unlike a treatment protocol, the guidance of a therapeutic order of treatment allows for individualization to specific patient cases. A therapeutic order will be suggested and the aspects of each level covered. In Part 1, the concepts of avoidance will be discussed, including diet, supplements, and medications. Also fundamental realignments with lifestyle, and nutrient therapies will be described, as will the critical role of bile and binders.

10:30 - 11:15 AM Break

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11:15 - 12:30 PM Dr. Crista: Mold Treatment Approach Part-2

In Part 2, we continue through the therapeutic order with targeted botanicals to assist with detoxification and protection from mycotoxin intrusion and damage. Then a rationale for antifungal treatments will be presented, as will a selection of treatment combinations for both systemic and intranasal applications.

12:30 - 1:00 PM Medical Presentation - Non-CME - Bio-Botanical Research
1:00 - 2:15 PM Lunch

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Afternoon Focus:

Mold / Mycotoxin Advanced Clinical Management

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2:15 - 3:15 PM Dr. Tessier: Identity and Addressing Clinical Reactions in Mold Illness

What if a herx isn’t really a herx? Other clinical reactions exist that are labeled as such, despite being their own separate issue. Examination of reactions, including their definitions, identification, and interventions will be discussed.

3:15 - 3:45 PM Dr. Tessier: Mold & Mycotoxin Induced Fatigue

It is commonplace for mold illness cases to present with the key symptom of fatigue, but why? There are numerous ways in which mold and mycotoxin exposure can result in fatigue, and by understanding the why and how, one is better able to identify the mechanism at work and employ targeted treatment approaches.

3:45 – 4:15 PM Medical Presentation - Non-CME - Cellcore Biosciences
4:15 - 5:00 PM Break

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5:00 – 5:30 PM Dr. Tessier: Mold & Mycotoxin Illness in The Pediatric Population

Mold illness presents with many subjective complaints in the adult population, and therefore limitations in communication and self-awareness can cause difficulty in understanding the breadth of the pediatric case. Moreover, pediatric clinical presentation of mold illness may demonstrate recurrent URI, food intolerances, digestive upset, atopy and even PANS/PANDAS-like complaints among others. Misunderstanding the true etiology of these complaints can result in treatment failure or even exacerbation. A review of pediatric case presentation and assessment will be discussed, in addition to clinical pearls for enhanced treatment adherence.

5:30 - 6:00 PM All: Clinical Panel - Mold / Mycotoxin Clinical Management

Focused moderated clinical panel discussion and clinical questions from delegates.

Evening Clinical Demonstrations

Morning Focus:

Mast Cell, CIRS and Inflammation

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8:30 - 10:00 AM Dr. Ackerley: Neuropsychiatric effects of Mast Cell Activation, Related Conditions and NeuroQuant Imaging
10:00 - 10:30 AM Dr. Milani: Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) Part-1
10:30 - 11:15 AM Break

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11:15 - 12:00 AM Dr. Milani: Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) Part-2
12:00 - 1:15 PM Dr. Anderson: Immunomodulators: IL-37, IL-6, TNF and Many others
1:15 - 2:15 PM Lunch

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Afternoon Focus:

Advanced Immune Restoration Therapies

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2:15 - 3:30 PM Dr. Anderson: Detoxification Therapies (Sauna, HBOT, Light, Liver/Kidney, Real Glutathione and Detox Nutrition, etc.)
3:30 - 4:15 PM Dr. Anderson: Pharmacology: Anti-Fungal, Parasitic, Biofilm and other Rx Therapies
4:15 - 4:30 PM Comfort Break
4:30 - 5:00 PM All: Clinical Panel - Immune Dysregulation Clinical Concepts

Focused moderated clinical panel discussion and clinical questions from delegates.

5:00 PM Adjourn