This is the first comprehensive course ever offered by two of the world’s experts on Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. Drs. Heyman and Shoemaker have created an intensive, 6-week online educational experience designed for the health professional seeking proficiency and certification in treating biotoxin Illness, including comprehensive management of the CIRS patient.

Up to 20% of the US population is vulnerable to biotoxin exposures, leading to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, neuroinflammatory related disorders, cardiopulmonary problems, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and immune impairment. Every Anti-aging, Functional and Integrative practitioner must know how to treat this condition since it is so common and often underlies hormonal imbalances, ‘leaky gut,’ mood and memory problems, weight gain, and so many other complaints treated by our specialty.

Clinical reviews of complex cases, special populations, and the role of transcriptomics in guiding care will be synthesized over the final weeks to ensure competency with complex patients.

Students will have direct access to faculty during the course through weekly discussion boards, case analyses, literature reviews, and paper submissions. The online learning environment ensures active faculty interaction while delivering multi-modal content through video, academic articles, book chapters, and various assignments. This is the graduate-level program you have been waiting for to learn how to manage some of your most complex patients. Class size is limited to facilitate faculty and student interaction.

Course Objectives

  • To review the epidemiology and case definition of CIRS
  • To perform a comprehensive evaluation of the CIRS patient
  • To understand ancillary testing and its contribution toward proper diagnosis
  • To synthesize and apply validated treatments for the CIRS patient, including those affected by Mold and Lyme disease
  • To use a Functional and Integrative medicine therapeutic approach to the CIRS patient.
  • To examine and apply appropriate CIRS treatment to special populations
  • To apply transcriptomic analysis to CIRS patients.
  • To manage CIRS cases, including plateaus and re-exposures.

Course Framework

  • Enrolled students can expect to spend 10-15 hours per week on course content.
  • Enrolled students are expected to read weekly assigned articles, view lectures and participate in weekly class meetings.
  • Students are expected to submit the weekly assignment and patient cases for faculty evaluation and feedback by the assigned due date.
  • To promote further engagement and learning from colleagues enrolled in the course, each student is strongly encouraged to participate in the discussion board.
  • Faculty will actively monitor the discussion boards and provide timely input during the six week session.
History of CIRS and Diagnostics 1 Diagnostics 2 Management of the CIRS patient Transcriptomics I Transcriptomics II Case Presentations


Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome - Online Course