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Lab Interpretation - May 4-6, 2017 - San Diego, CA

Course Description Top

Medicine is currently at a crossroad. Historically in medicine, a protocol approach has been used. The science is now here to individualize and customize a patient’s care and to also look at the etiology of the problem and not treat only the symptoms.

The science is here to measure hormone levels, amino acids, fatty acids, organic acids, and neurotransmitters. New studies to aid in the evaluation of the patient’s gastrointestinal tract have been developed along with new medical therapies. Each medication that is prescribed by a health care provider potentially causes a nutritional depletion that has not been looked at previously in the field of medicine. We now have the capability to measure more than 35 nutrients in the body and supplement the patient with the nutrients that are individualized to their specific needs due to changes in their environment and their own genetic history.

This workshop is designed to fill the gap in knowledge of the practitioner from a protocol driven treatment system to scientifically based treatment modalities that are designed to provide customized care to their patients.

2017 - 05 - San Diego, CA -
Lab Interpretation


Learning Objectives Top

  • GI testing
  • Fatty acid, organic acid, amino acid testing
  • Toxic metal testing
  • Methylation testing
  • Neurotransmiter testing
  • Iodine testing
  • Mold testing
  • Allergy testing
  • Porphyrins profile
  • Micronutrient testing
  • Genetic testing for psychiatric symptoms/diseases

Schedule Top

Thursday, May 4, 2017:

7:30am

What You Must Know About Allergy Testing

Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS

1 hr

8:30am

A New Look at Lyme Disease and Lyme Testing

Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS

1 hr

9:30am

Break

10:00am

What You Must Know About Methylation

Andrea Gruszecki, N.D.

1 hr

11:00am

Methylation Testing

Andrea Gruszecki, N.D.

1 hr

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm

The Importance of Liver Detoxification and Testing

Filomena Trindade, M.D., MPH

1 hr

2:30pm

The Importance of Nutritional Testing

Filomena Trindade, M.D., MPH

1 hr

3:30pm

Break

4:00pm

The Importance of Neurotransmitter Testing

Andrea Gruszecki, N.D.

1 hr

5:00pm

Iodine Testing

Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS

½ hr

5:30pm

The Importance of Amino Acid Testing

Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS

½ hr

6:00pm

Close of Session

Friday, May 5, 2017:

7:30am

The Importance of Testing for Oxidative Stress (Urine and Blood)

Todd LePine, M.D.

1 hr

8:30am

A Look At Fatty Acid Testing

Todd LePine, M.D.

1 hr

9:30am

Break

10:00am

Organic Acid Testing

Todd LePine, M.D.

1 hr

11:00am

A Fresh Look at Porphyrin Testing

Todd LePine, M.D.

1 hr

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm

An Updated Look at The Importance of Toxic Metal Testing

Lyn Patrick, N.D.

1 hr

2:30pm

Testing for Other Toxins: PCBs, Bisphenol, Phthalates and More

Lyn Patrick, N.D.

1 hr

3:30pm

Break

4:00pm

Testing for Other Toxins (Cont.)

Lyn Patrick, N.D.

1 hr

5:00pm

The Importance of Nutrients and Nutritional Testing

Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS

1 hr

6:00pm

End of Session

Saturday, May 6, 2017:

7:30am

What You Must Know About GI Health Testing

Jill Carnahan, M.D.

2 hr

9:30am

Break

10:00am

How to Test for Toxic Mold and Other Infectious Triggers

Jill Carnahan, M.D.

2 hr

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm

Advanced Cardiac Profile Testing

Filomena Trindade, M.D., MPH

1 hr

2:30pm

Genomic Testing for Cardiovascular Health

Filomena Trindade, M.D., MPH

1 hr

3:30pm

Break

4:00pm

A New Look at Estrogen Metabolism and Estrogen Genomics

Filomena Trindade, M.D., MPH

1 hr

5:00pm

Testing for Bone Health: Bone Resorption Test
Difficult Cases: Putting It All Together

Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS

½ hr

5:30pm

Close of Session


Speakers Top

Jill Carnahan, MDJill Carnahan, MD

Dr. Carnahan completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She was also part of the first 100+ health-care practitioners to be certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP). In 2008, Dr. Carnahan’s vision for health and healing resulted in the creation of Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in Peoria, IL where she served as the Medical Director for 2 years. In 2010, she founded Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where she partnered in functional medicine with medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree. She recently opened a brand new medical clinic with a broad range of services in Louisville, Colorado. Dr. Carnahan is also 14-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is also committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms through the principles of functional medicine. She is a prolific writer, speaker, and loves to infuse others with her passion for health and healing!


Andrea Gruszecki, NDAndrea Gruszecki, ND

Andrea Gruszecki received her B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, where she was exposed to a variety of research projects; her own research project examined the effects of diurnal cycles on Poeciliopsis species. Trained as a Radiologic Technologist and Army medic, she spent the years prior to graduation from SWCNM working in urgent care and hospital settings, gaining valuable clinical experience. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Upon her graduation from SWCNM, she worked with patients at the Wellness Center in Norwalk, CT., before starting her own naturopathic practice. She has worked with a variety of patients, and has pursued additional studies to ensure the skills necessary to treat the “whole person” using nutrition, physical therapies, education, and mind-body therapies to bring patients into optimal balance. Her experiences in private practice evolved into an inclusive model of medicine for use by conventional and CAM providers, designed to allow cross-specialty communication among health care providers. This model was presented to Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA in 2012 for use in their Oncology departments Complementary Care program, and has been published online (Forward into the Past: Reclaiming Our Roots Through an Inclusive Model of Medicine NDNR eNewsletter June 2013). She has presented at the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, SHEICON, and the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, among other venues.

Dr. Gruszecki serves as a consultant for the Scientific Support Department of Doctor’s Data, writing, researching and presenting interpretations and information on a variety of health-related subjects. She is the author of Functional Assessment of Urinary Neurobiogenic Amines; A Comprehensive Guide for Doctor’s Data, Inc. (2016). She has reviewed thousands of plasma methylation, amino acids, neurobiogenic amines, and genetics studies during consultations and is often able to provide insights for clinicians.


Todd LePine, MDTodd LePine, MD

Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. Additionally, he has advanced clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. LePine is a staff physician with Dr. Mark Hyman at The UltraWellness Center located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires. Prior to joining the UltraWellness Center Dr. LePine worked as a staff physician at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts consulting with patients from around the world looking for optimal health. He is a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In addition he is a clinical speaker for Genova Diagnostics Laboratory and Designs for Health. His areas of interest within medicine include: The Human Microbiome and its effect in health and disease, the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. NutriGenomics, Optimal Aging, Autoimmune diseases and Detoxification.

Dr. LePine’s website is: http://www.drlepine.com


Lyn Patrick, NDLyn Patrick, ND

Lyn Patrick, ND, graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been in private practice as a state licensed naturopathic physician in Arizona and Colorado for the last 30 years.

Dr. Patrick is a published author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has been a Contributing Editor for Alternative Medicine Review, a Medline-indexed journal of complementary/alternative medical research. She speaks internationally on the integrative medical treatment of chronic hepatitis C, environmental medicine, liver disease, endocrine disruption, metal toxicology and other topics.

She is a current member of the Board of Directors of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) and a planner and faculty member for ACAM’s continuing medical education conferences, lecturing in the area of chelation and metal toxicology.

She is a founding partner and educator for Progressive Medical Education, an online continuing education site for primary care providers Progressive Medical Education. She is also a founding partner and presenter at the Environmental Health Symposium, an international environmental medicine conference based in the United States.

In her spare time she enjoys biking, hiking and kayaking the mountains, lakes, and rivers of southwestern Colorado.


Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MSPamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Pamela Wartian Smith, M.D., MPH, MS spent her first twenty years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center and then the next eighteen years as an Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine specialist. She is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health Degree along with a Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. She has been featured on CNN, PBS, and many other television networks, has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines, and has hosted two of her own radio shows. She is a regular contributor for Fox News Radio. Dr. Smith is currently the Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. Dr. Smith is also the co-director of the Master’s Program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. She is the author of the best-selling books, “HRT: The Answers,” “Vitamins Hype or Hope,” “Demystifying Weight Loss,” “What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More,” “What You Must Know about Women’s Hormones, “Why You Can’t Lose Weight.,” and “What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It.” Her newest book: “What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders,” has just been released.


Filomena Trindade, MD, MPHFilomena Trindade, MD, MPH

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, AAARM, ABFM is a teacher, author, and international speaker in functional medicine. She is a graduate of the fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and teaches in the Fellowship (a master’s program through the Morsani School of Medicine, University of South Florida). In addition she is faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). After obtaining her BA degree in Biology she went on to finish a master’s in Public Health in the area of environmental health and epidemiology before starting medical school. She graduated first in her class in family practice from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and did her residency training in family practice at the U.C. San Francisco/Santa Rosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. Before starting her own private practice in 2004 in functional medicine she was the medical director of a non-profit organization that catered to the underserved. Her work has been published in Townsend Letter, Guide to Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine, Saúde Actual, and the Border Health Journal among others. She is currently very active in developing teaching programs in Functional Medicine in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Keep up with her activities at www.drtrindade.com.


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San Diego Marina Marriott
May 4 - 6, 2017
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San Diego, CA 92101
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