IV Symposium
Aug 11-12, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV


Course Description


The IV Symposium is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals looking to develop their knowledge of intravenous nutritional therapies. This course will cover the fundamentals of IV therapy, and expand on the use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other unique parenteral compounds. Clinicians completing this course will have a thorough understanding of IV therapy, and the ability to immediately implement various IV protocols into their practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how to safely administer IV therapy and assess patient progress
  • Review diagnostic and evaluation testing requirements
  • Differentiate between wellness and aggressive therapy
  • Discuss vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and learn how to create targeted IV therapies
  • Study chelation therapy and specifics on how to remove toxic heavy metals


7:30 am - 9:00 am

Getting Started: How to Set Up an IV Clinic

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Osmolarity: Biochemistry and Safety

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

10:00 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:30 am

ABCs of Giving an IV: Basic Needs, Equipment, and What to Order

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Anti-Aging History and Physical Examination

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How to Discover and Approach Toxicity in Your Patients

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

How to Make IVs: Wellness vs. Aggressive Treatment Center

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your IV Cases! Grand Round Discussions

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

5:30 pm

End of Session

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Chelation Treatment Status in the US: Hx and TACT Trial

Dorothy Merritt, MD

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Epidemiology of Metal Toxicity on Human Health

Dorothy Merritt, MD

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Pharmaceutical and Natural Chelators

Dorothy Merritt, MD

9:30 am - 10:00 am


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cases and Discussion on Choosing the Best Agents for Treatment

Dorothy Merritt, MD

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thinking Through a Case

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Physiologic and Diagnostic Fundamentals

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Use of Silver
EPAs, PEO, and References
Early Discussion of the Cancer Epidemic

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your IV Cases! Grand Round Discussions (cont.)

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD

5:30 pm

End of Session



Mitchell Ghen,

Mitchell Ghen, DO, PhD has 33 years of experience in Anti-Aging and holistic and integrative medicine. Along with his work in nutritional medicine, "Dr. Mitch" has a remarkable amount of experience as an expert clinician and researcher in the field of stem cell transplantation. In addition to being a physician, Dr. Mitch holds a Master’s Degree in Biomechanical Trauma and has a PhD in nutrition and psychoneuroimmunology. He is an international lecturer on oral and IV nutrition and stem cell transplantation and is recognized as one of the premier teachers at conferences and seminars on integrative medicine.

His private practice is in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Mitch’s vast academic knowledge, coupled with his entertaining delivery, makes him one of the most sought after personalities in his field. Currently, he is a medical director for several Natural Medicine companies and a consultant for physicians worldwide, teaching them how to implement integrative medicine into their practices. He is the co-author of four textbooks including the "Advance Guide to Longevity Medicine," "The Ghen and Raine’s Guide to Compounding Pharmaceuticals," "The Anti-Aging Physicians’ Handbook for Compounding Pharmaceuticals," and "The Essentials and Science of IV Parenteral Medicine."


Dorothy Merritt,

Dr. Merritt has practiced Internal Medicine for 29 years in Galveston County Texas and currently works at St Elizabeth’s Family Care in Dickinson, Texas. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. She has also participated in improving community health by serving on multiple boards, developing many healthcare projects and spearheading innovative projects related to healthcare.

She has earlier experience in Hospice and Palliative Care and was Board Certified from 1999-2006. She lectures on metal toxicity at ACAM, and MMI and PME. She lectures at national ACAM training sessions twice a year. She became an adjunct professor at George Washington University (DC) Medical School in 2015 and lectures nationally for MMI in metal toxicology. She participated in the TACT trial from 2003-13 as a principal investigator and is planning on participating in TACT 2 starting in the Fall of 2016. Her current interests are preventative medicine, environmental medicine, lead toxicity, and nutritional genetics. She developed and opened numerous chelation centers for treatment of lead toxicity. She is married with two grown children. She was named one of the TOP 20 Alternative Med Doctor’s by AHIMA in 2014.

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Accreditation Information

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 A4M.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

* This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
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 16.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

ACPE 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 16.0 contact hour(s) (1.6 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx)
This is a knowledge based activity.

Instructions to Receive Credit  *(ACPE Only)
An email will be sent following the conclusion of this activity and it will include the online evaluation form and post test. Both the online evaluation and post test are required to receive continuing education credit.

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August Event 2017 - Venetian/Palazzo


3355 Las Vegas Blvd. So.
Las Vegas, NV 89109, US
Phone: 702-414-4100

Room Rate: $189/night
While Rooms are Available
Group Code: ROFFA

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