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2012 Conferences - Lead-In Workshop Detail
56th Congress:Sex, Lies and Hormones
September 20-23, 2012
Cleveland, OH

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Workshop:Cellular & Whole Body Detoxification Made Simple:      
How to properly support your patients’ detoxification systems and then safely reduce their body burden of hundreds of disease producing
toxic chemicals and metals

Presented by:
David Getoff ND

Workshop descrition also provided in MP3 format:

Register here for a thorough and comprehensive workshop which will cover and explain the proper and best methods for preparing the patient/client for the detoxification process. 

Detoxification is one of the most important and most misunderstood processes required to attain or maintain long term health. It is even more important to specifically reduce the risks of cancer and a plethora or neurological diseases from MS and ALS to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 

Few physicians or even the most holistic of health practitioners truly understand either how to slowly and safely accomplish this daunting task or even what toxic substances they need to help remove from their patients. 

This workshop will address the reason for needing different products for different patients as well as any possible differences in their instructional protocol. Patient handouts for each product will also be supplied for clinical use. Products such as the cleanest most poison free household and bathroom cleansers, soaps, lotions, shampoos,  detergents, etc, will be covered and a handout on the best products will be supplied. Liver and kidney support will be covered in depth as well as controversies in testing for these organs. The old  “no pain no gain” philosophy is harming people, and this workshop will explain why, and how to avoid such discompfort including the "Herxheimer (detox) Reaction." Since proper, safe detoxification can never be done rapidly, physicians will be learning a procedure, which, if explained clearly will give long term patients who will love the benefits they derive and will refer other patients. 

If doctors truly want to do everything within their power to help patients improve their health, they will likely join a  growing number of health practitioners who quickly realize that this information becomes the most important they have ever learned.

Presenter David Getoff ND is in full time private practice and is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath as well as a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist/Lecturer/Educator/Educational DVD producer. He teaches at Grossmont/Cuyamaca College adult education department in La Mesa Ca. and at The American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry.

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Workshop: Clinical Metal Toxicology, Diagnosis and Treatment For beginning and experienced practitioners (ABCMT approved course)

Presented by: James Smith DO

In Cleveland Sept 20th, ICIM will offer a course in Metal Toxicity, suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. It is designed to give the attendee all the information and tools they will need to immediately add this diagnostic and treatment module to their armamentarium to offer their patients and subsequently increase their financial bottom line. Experienced practitioners will learn additional information that they can share with their patients to reinforce the importance of treating metal toxicity. Treating one patient will totally recover your educational investment.

Introduce the attendees to the concept of Metal Toxicity, discussing its prevalence and emphasizing the consequences of its chronic nature.

Discuss the toxic metals and their disruption of the homeostasis of the body and review the pathophysiology that contributes to the myriad of disease processes.

Ensure the participants will be able to diagnose and treat Metal Toxicity and avoid the pitfalls involved in these processes .

Participants will be able to explain to their patients the need for toxic metals testing and subsequent treatment, incorporating their knowledge of storage locations in the body and the chronic insidious nature of the disease processes.

Participants will be familiar with the pharmacokinetics of the major metal binding agents & be able to design treatment programs using the protocols for screening for toxic metals & the administration of additional protocols to treat Metal Toxicity.

Participants will be made aware of the pitfalls in diagnosing, treating and managing their patients. They will be confident in their abilities and aware of their limitations at this basic level.

Participants will be able to begin patient awareness, diagnosing and treating of Metal Toxicity, immediately.

Dr. Jim Smith's BIO
Dr. Jim Smith is a fully licensed Osteopathic Physician with 20 years experience in Family and Emergency Medicine. He has been doing Integrative Medicine for 15 years. He is certified in Family Medicine and Clinical Metal Toxicology including the use of Chelation Therapy. He serves on the Board of the International College of Integrative Medicine and is the treasurer of the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology. He is a member the American Osteopathic Association.

He is presently in a solo, no insurance, private practice in West Chester, Ohio. He is the founder of the International Institute of Metal Toxicology (www.

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Workshop: It’s Complicated: Improving Clinical Outcomes of BHRT in Men and Women

Presented by: Lisa Everett, R.Ph. FACA, CCN

Register here to find out how we know if what our patients are experiencing is “As Good as it Gets”? Or, are your patients saying  “Something’s Gotta Give”?  Do you always know what to do next, or do you feel like you are guessing more than you’d like?

Join a 2 day workshop dispelling the “Inconvenient Truths” and the convenient myths of BHRT headed by Lisa Everett, RPh., CCN who’s pharmacy has 50 years clinical BHRT experience.  Topics covered shall include: 1) is Biest really “safer”? 2) what’s wrong with saliva testing and how does timing of testing affect accuracy? 3)tissue compartmentalization of dosage forms 4) the impact of environmental endocrine disruptors on health and BHRT dosing 5) using BHRT in Post-Partum Depression and Deficient Luteal Phase, Pre Term Labor, and Fertility, and Migraine Headaches.

Addressing beliefs in mis-information can help practitioners understand controversial claims and arguments surrounding the pharmacokenetics, pharmacology, and the monitoring of BHRT. 

In the afternoon of the 2nd day, bring the data from you toughest cases for discussion and resolution.

Lisa Everett BIO
Lisa Everett, pharmacist and certified clinical nutritionist, is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.  She has served as a clinical instructor for the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Lisa was on the Midwest Internal Review Board for 10 years, overseeing more than 95 studies for the Food and Drug Administration, served on the board of trustees for the American Holistic Medical Association and  currently serves on the  of the executive committee for the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists.  As a member of the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, the American Holistic Medical Association, and the International Association of Compounding Pharmacists, she focuses her practice on holistic patient care and education.

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