Chronic Infections,
and Biotoxins Symposium Part II
Aug 12, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

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Course Description

Instructors will further review the epidemiology of chronic infections from a global public health perspective in the second part of this two-part series, while delving into the application of advanced diagnostic techniques for chronic infections, including nanotechnology and genomic sequencing. Lectures will also review the integrative and comprehensive diagnostics for biotoxin exposure in special populations such as children and pregnant women.

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Learning Objectives

  • Establish a diagnostic framework in order to improve understanding of chronic infections and inflammation
  • Define the characteristics of chronic Lyme Disease, and detail the polymicrobial complexity of tick-borne illnesses
  • Discuss the ways to connect traditional inflammation & infection scientific literature with newer integrative clinical techniques
  • Review the diagnostic challenges of Lyme Disease, and the ways in which strategies like mass spectrometry-based proteomics can address unmet public health needs
  • Identify unique, effective inflammation and infection compounded pharmacy solutions, including neurotrophic formulas for brain neuroregeneration


7:30 am - 8:00 am

Clinical Application of Chronic Infections and Biotoxins

Andrew Heyman, MD

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Diagnostic Challenges in Tick Born Diseases

Alessandra Luchini, PhD

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Lyme Assessment and Treatment

Sam Shor, MD

9:30 am - 10:00 am


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lyme Assessment and Treatment

Sam Shor, MD

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Integrative Treatment of The Biotoxin Patient

Kristine Gedroic, MD

12:00 am - 12:30 pm

Neurolipids in the management of Chronic Infections and Biotoxins

Patricia Kane, PhD

12:30 pm - 130 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lyme treatment considerations for the new practitioner

Gary Huber, MD

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Integrative Management of CIRS

Kristine Gedroic, MD

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

General Compounding in Lyme and CIRS

Sahar Swidan, PharmD

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Compounded Neurotrophics for the Biotoxin Patient

Ray Solano, RPh

5:30 pm

Panel Question and Answers

5:30 pm

Close of Session


Kristine Gedroic, MD

Kristine Gedroic,

Kristine Gedroic, MD, FAAFP, DABMA is a board certified family practitioner specializing in Integrative Medicine. She also has an expertise in German biological medicine.

Dr. Gedroic received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her internship at Cornell University and her residency at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey.

In addition, she had studied Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Gedroic is also a board certified acupuncturist.

Andrew Heyman, MD

Andrew Heyman,

Andrew Heyman, MD MHSA is an internationally recognized expert in Integrative Medicine. He is currently the Program Director of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at The George Washington University. Prior to assuming this role, he spent 16 years at the University of Michigan, serving to build one of the largest and most successful academic-based Integrative Medicine programs in the United States.

In 1990, he received formal training in Five-element Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine, during which time he developed an interest in increasing access of natural therapies to underserved populations while partnering with the University of Pennsylvania. He continued this work with Jim Gordon, MD at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC exploring the intersection between public health, at risk groups, and alternative therapies.

Dr. Heyman eventually went on to receive a Masters in Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and upon graduation, became the administrator for the University of Michigan Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center where he was responsible for administering a $7 million NIH grant to research alternative therapies for cardiovascular diseases. The center was one of the first in the country to place alternative therapies and their scientific examination in an academic context.

Dr. Heyman has held several leadership positions in the field of Integrative Medicine. He was the national clinical working group co-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine for 4 years, a collaboration of 57 North American universities involved in Integrative Medicine. He is the online editor for the Journal of Men's Health in the section of Integrative Medicine, and he also holds the position of Editor-In-Chief of the Internet Journal of Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine. His research interests include the Stress response and NeuroEndocrinology, Cardiometabolic Disease, Men's Health and clinical outcomes research methodologies.

Dr. Heyman remains clinically active as well, as the owner of a four-physician integrative medicine practice in Northern Virginia at the Virginia Center for Health and Wellness. He is also the President of Integrative Health Resources, a small group of clinical experts that consults to physicians, health systems and public health professionals seeking to develop wellness, lifestyle and nutrition programs. Finally, Dr. Heyman has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Natural Health Magazine and appeared in many other TV and print venues and is a widely sought after, and celebrated speaker around the world on many Integrative Medicine topics. His teaching approach is described as deeply rooted in scientific evidence, grounded in the clinical reality of expert patient care, and readily accessible to both the new learner and seasoned practitioner alike.

Gary Huber, DO

Gary Huber,

Gary Huber, DO spent 20 years as an Emergency Medicine physician before evolving his practice to integrative care. Integrative medicine is the pursuit of ideal health by seeking and reversing the cause of illness to go beyond the simple reduction of symptoms.

Dr. Huber is an Adjunct Professor teaching Integrative Medicine practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy as well as a clinical preceptor for pharmacy students. Dr. Huber also lectures on hormone replacement therapies, cardiovascular care, sports medicine and other integrative medicine topics for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He has developed the Huber Personalized Weight Loss Program that has proven very successful in promoting healthy weight loss as well as reversing Metabolic Syndrome issues.

Dr. Huber has a long held interest in nutrition and human physiology as it relates to wellness and longevity.

Patricia Kane, PhD

Patricia C. Kane, PhD

Dr. Kane's dedication and success in working with patients with fragile brain architecture has brought her widespread recognition in the field of biometabolic intervention by blending lipid bench science, medical lipid research with clinical medicine by which she coined the term Membrane Medicine. She is an accomplished international lecturer, biomedical researcher and author of medical book chapters, books and medical papers. Dr. Kane serves as Director of the NeuroLipid Research Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization in Millville, New Jersey. Her expertise in boldly addressing neurological disorders and lipid disturbance with targeted nutritional intervention for neurological disorders has led to direct biometabolic application utilized by physicians and researchers worldwide. Dr. Kane's clinical experience, working with physicians, spans 39 years. Dr. Kane has pioneered targeted metabolic application of the red cell fatty acid analysis from university based analysis over the past 21 years. Using basic blood chemistry / CBC she has been able to integrate biomedical interventions for both pediatric and adult populations with acute as well as chronic conditions. She expanded her biomedical model by adding on a specialized epigenetic analysis ‘a portal into the cell’ whereby images of the membrane surface, phospholipids and mitochondria of each patient along with their DNA adducts were utilized to approach the patient’s epigenetic aberrations. After application of oral and intravenous bioactive lipid intervention, both improvement in the patients’ clinical status and normalization of the phospholipids per red cell analysis and membrane imaging. Dr. Kane’s work has expedited the incorporation of current research and evidence based medicine directly into clinical practice to yield resolution of some of the complex medical disorders of our time. Dr. Kane has successfully approached refractory disorders with Membrane Stabilizing therapy: Alzheimer’s, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Delay, Seizure Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Inborn Errors in Metabolism/genetic disorders, Epigenetic insult, Neurotoxicity (Toxic & Viral Encephalopathy, Neurotoxic Fungal exposure), Post Stroke, MS, ALS, neuroinflammatory, autoimmune disorders, chronic infections including Neurolyme, psychiatric disorders, and Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Kane developed an intravenous protocol, the Membrane Stabilizing PK Protocol using IV phospholipid therapy and oral bioactive lipid supplementation that has resulted in positive patient outcomes being utilized by thousands of physicians in the USA and internationally.

Dr. Kane has pioneered targeted metabolic application of fatty acid analysis with lipid testing from Kennedy Krieger Institute's Peroxisomal Diseases Laboratory. Using basic blood chemistry (Chem 28) and a complete blood count (CBC) Dr. Kane has been able to integrate biomedical interventions for pediatric and adult populations with acute as well as chronic conditions and states of neurotoxicity. Her work has expedited the incorporation of current research, evidence based medicine, directly into clinical practice to yield resolution of some of the complex medical disorders of our time.

Dr. Kane has had a long-standing interest in the challenging area of the treatment of severe neurological disorders such as ALS, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Autism, pervasive developmental delay, seizure disorders, Post Stroke, traumatic brain injury, metabolic and genetic abnormalities. She has developed an intravenous protocol called the PK Protocol for these devastating health disorders using IV Lipid therapy and oral fatty acid supplementation that has yielded marked positive responses. Her dedication and success in working with patients with fragile brain architecture has brought her widespread recognition in the field of biomedical intervention.

Alessandra Luchini, PhD

Alessandra Luchini,

Alessandra Luchini is Associate Professor at George Mason University. Her research interests are focused on developing technologies that improve current diagnostics and therapeutics for devastating diseases including cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases. Dr. Luchini authored peer reviewed publications in scientific journals in chemistry, nanotechnology and proteomics and is co-inventor in a series of issued and licensed patents covering her Mason nanotechnology research. Dr. Luchini is co-founder of Ceres Nanosciences Inc. that was created in 2008. In 2011 Dr. Luchini was named as one of the top 10 most brilliant scientists by Popular Science. Dr. Luchini earned a degree in Chemical Engineering cum laude and a PhD in Bioengineering both at the University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Sam Shor, MD

Sam Shor,

Selected four times by his peers as a Washingtonian TOP DOCTOR, Dr. Shor has also been selected by Best and Washington Consumer's Checkbook best Primary Care Physicians. As a General Internist Dr. Shor continues to provide holistic, empathic care. Attempting to take an academic approach, Dr. Shor is presently published in peer review journals in the field of chronic fatigue and Lyme disease, for which he has gained national recognition. In addition, Dr. Shor has also developed particular expertise and has become a local referral resource in the management of fibromyalgia and Lyme disease. Effective September 2010, Dr. Shor was a member of Governor McDonnell's task force on Lyme disease. Since 2012 he has chaired the Loudoun County Lyme Commission.

Ray Solano, RPh

Ray Solano,

Ray Solano has been a respected pharmacist for over 25 years. He holds a degree in Pharmacy, Master in Business and is a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Ray majored in Nuclear Pharmacy and is registered with the Nuclear Regulatory Association for the dispensing of Radiopharmaceuticals. Ray Solano is a 1979 graduate of Mercer Southern School of Pharmacy.

Ray does professional counseling with patients who take both prescription and complementary medicine. Ray specializes in learning disorders, neurotransmitter function, detoxification, weight management, diabetes, hormone stabilization and oncology nutrition. Ray also holds regular seminars on men’s health. He works closely with parents and physicians to form topical formulations and injectables for autistic patients. Ray is a member of PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America), Texas Pharmaceutical Association, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacist and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist.

He has received extensive continuing education in the areas of Sterile Injectable Compounding, Weight Management, Nutritional Supplements, Natural Hormones, Veterinary Compounding,

Ray and his wife, Barbara, live in Austin. Barbara is a Professional Organizer. They have 3 grown children who live in Austin, TX, Ft. Worth, TX or Newport Beach, CA.

Sahar Swidan, PharmD

Sahar Swidan,

Dr. Sahar Swidan obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan and then she completed a 3 year research fellowship in Bio-Pharmaceutics at the University of Michigan. She previously was the Director of Pharmacy at Chelsea Community Hospital and the clinical pharmacist for the inpatient head and chronic pain service. Currently she is President & CEO of Pharmacy Solutions in Ann Arbor, MI which is a unique, personal and educational specialty pharmacy and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Swidan is board certified and an advanced fellow in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Dr. Swidan is an internationally known speaker in the areas of pain management and BHRT and she has authored several books, articles and patient education material in the area of pain management and functional medicine. Currently, she is completing a Master’s program in Cardio-Metabolic and Functional Medicine.


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Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and MMI.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 8.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 8.0 contact hour(s) (0.8 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx)
This is a knowledge based activity.

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