RTL Health Workshop Series – Mold Treatment and Testing 2020

Virtual Conference

November 7-8

You Will Learn…

We’ve recruited some of the best experts in the business to talk about all things mold and mycotoxins. Our speaker list includes Jill Carnahan, MD, Neil Nathan, MD, Jill Crista, ND, Alfred Johnson, DO, Joe Brewer, MD, Dennis Hooper MD, PhD, and Matt Pratt-Hyatt, PhD.

12 hours of CME credit will be provided through the University of Nevada, Reno.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Realtime Lab.  The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™️. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pricing

Early Bird
Early Bird Admission
$
275
  • Available until October 16
Early Bird CME
Early Bird CME Admission
$
325
  • Available until October 16
Regular Admission
$
375
CME Admission
$
425

Meet The Speakers

Jill Carnahan, MD, uses functional medicine to help patients find the root cause of their illness and identify nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be contributing to their symptoms. She completed her residency at the University of Illinois in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center and received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. A survivor of both breast cancer and Crohn’s disease, Dr. Jill is passionate about teaching patients how to live well and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is also a widely sought-after inspirational speaker and travels around the world to teach physicians the principles of personalized and functional medicine. Above all else, Dr. Jill loves to infuse others with her passion for hope, health and healing!

Neil Nathan, MD, is a Board-Certified family physician and a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. He has spent decades working with patients who have chronic health issues. Dr. Nathan has written multiple books—including the bestseller Toxic: Heal your Body from Mold toxicity, Lyme disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness.

Jill Crista, ND, earned her Naturopathic Doctor Degree with Honors from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2003. In 2012, she completed the physician training program with the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. 

For over a decade, she was the director and a practicing member of two integrative clinics offering naturopathic medicine, integrative medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, physical therapy, craniosacral therapy, and massage. It was here that she witnessed the efficacy and synergy of a team approach to patient care. Dr. Crista served on the board of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association and was president of the organization for 6 years; she also worked on the American Association of Nurse Practitioners committee for licensure, where she worked to increase access to naturopathic healthcare nationally.

Dr. Crista is now focused primarily on researching, teaching, and writing; her specialties include neuroinflammatory conditions like mold sickness, brain injury, and autoimmune encephalitis. 

Joseph Brewer, MD, is an infectious disease specialist from Kansas City, Missouri. His patients include those with HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, ME/CFS, and mold toxicity. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Brewer is involved in clinical teaching at St. Luke’s and UMKC. He has been in practice for over 30 years,  including clinical practice of infectious disease, teaching responsibilities, and clinical research. Dr. Brewer has had a long- standing interest in chronic illnesses, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme disease.

Since 2012, Dr. Brewer has been studying the role of toxic mold and mycotoxins in chronic illness. This research has resulted in several new findings, and Dr. Brewer and his colleagues have published several papers on the subject. For example, his study of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome found that 93% were positive for one or more of the following mycotoxins in their urine: ochratoxin A, aflatoxin, and trichothecene (black mold toxins). In a later work, Dr. Brewer suggested that mold colonization in a person’s sinuses may be connected to the individual living in a water-damaged building—and his detailed review of the available literature supports this theory. In his presentation to the 2013 International Lyme and Associated Diseases annual scientific conference in San Diego, Dr. Brewer presented his unpublished findings supporting the benefits of treating mold colonization with antifungals, oral antifungals, and fat binders (including cholestyramine) via nasal irrigation. 

Alfred Johnson, DO, is a graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where he was honored as an Outstanding Alumnus in 1993. Dr. Johnson received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Health Sciences Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He then completed a rotating internship at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, followed by an internal medicine residency at Southeastern Medical Center in North Miami Beach, Florida (during which time he also served as Chief Resident at Osteopathic General Hospital). In 1980, he became affiliated with the Environmental Health Center in Dallas.

Dr. Johnson completed a one-year Environmental Fellowship after completing a three-year internal medicine residency under the direction of Dr. William Rea at Brookhaven Hospital in Dallas, Texas; this included instruction by renowned immunologist Dr. Stroud and psychologist Joel Bulter, Ph.D. Patients with chronic medical problems were evaluated in a specially constructed hospital environmental unit that limited chemical odors, access from the outside, and filtered air. In this clean environment, testing was conducted to determine sensitivity to food, pollen, mold, and chemical fumes. A psychological assessment was then completed to learn how to best formulate a treatment plan. Depending on the individual’s needs, evaluations included laboratory immunology tests, allergic skin tests, and direct food challenge testing after fasting.

Currently, Dr. Johnson applies his vast knowledge and experience while working with Dr. Rea at the Environmental Health Center, utilizing numerous tests and diagnostic approaches to treat individuals from around the world who are seeking answers and effective remedies for their illnesses. 

Matt Pratt-Hyatt, PhD, is the Vice President of Business and Product Development at RealTime Labs (RTL). He has been in the toxin field for about 12 years and has been in the functional/integrative/alternative medicine for about six years. Matt received his PhD in 2008 from the University of Michigan and then did additional training in the labs of Paul Hollenberg and Curtis Klaassen, whom he considers titans in their fields.

Dr. Hooper

Dennis Hooper, MD, PhD, is the Senior Member of RealTime Labs and Medical Services Consultation International, LLC, in Carrollton, Texas. Dr. Hooper graduated from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in 1971, with a B.S degree, the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1973, with an M.S. degree in Microbiology, and from the University of California, Davis, in 1982, with a Ph.D. in Microbiology. He also received his M.D. degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1983. Dr. Hooper has completed an internship in Flexible Medicine (1984 and a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (1988) from the United States Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA. He became board certified in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Hooper retired as a Navy Captain (0-6) in 2001. During his tenure in the Navy, Dr. Hooper was involved in research, clinical immunology, pathology, microbiology, and related consulting work. He served as chairman of Pathology at Naval Hospital San Diego for 6 years and also held the positions of Ancillary Service Director, Naval Hospital, San Diego as well as Specialty Advisor to the Navy Surgeon General.

Day 1 Agenda – November 7th

Welcome Address

8:50 to 9:00
Matt Pratt-Hyatt, PhD
VP Product and Business Development, Realtime Lab

The Science Behind Mold Testing

9:00 to 9:25
Matt Pratt-Hyatt, PhD
VP Product and Business Development, Realtime Lab

Markers for Mold Colonization

9:25 to 9:45
Matt Pratt-Hyatt, PhD
VP Product and Business Development, Realtime Lab

The Link Between Mold Toxicity and Chronic Infections

9:45 to 10:45
Jill Carnahan, MD, ABIHM, ABoIM, IFMCP
Flatiron Functional Medicine

Break

10:45 to 11:00

Overview of Mold Treatment

11:00 to 12:30
Neil Nathan, MD

Lunch

12:30 to 13:30

Overview of Mold Treatment

13:30 to 14:30
Al Johnson, MD
Johnson Medical Associates

The Naturopathoic Approach to Mold

14:30 to 15:30
Jill Crista, ND

Break

15:30 to 15:45

Colonization and Intra-Nasal Therapy

15:45 to 16:45
Joseph Brewer, MD
St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

Home Mold Testing and Remediation (Non-CME)

16:45 to 17:45
John Bohde
Vice-President, The Mold Pros

Activity Wrap-Up

17:45 to 17:50

Day 2 Agenda – November 8

Welcome Day 2

8:50 to 9:00
Matt Pratt-Hyatt, PhD
VP Product and Business Development, Realtime Lab

Cell Danger Response

9:00 to 10:30
Neil Nathan, MD

How Hyperbaric Can Be Used In Your Practice

10:30 to 11:30
Alfred Johnson, MD
Johnson Medical Associates

Break

11:30 to 11:45

Effects of Fusarium Mold on Health

11:45 to 12:30
Dennis Hooper, MD PHD

Lunch

12:30 to 13:30

Utilizing RTL For Your Patient and Practice (Non-CME)

13:30 to 14:00
Matt Pratt-Hyatt, PhD
VP Product and Business Development, Realtime Lab

Mold’s Toxic Effect on The Gut:  Tips to Test and Treat Your Patients 

14:00 to 15:15
Jill Carnahan, MD
Flatiron Functional Medicine

Break

15:15 to 15:30

Botanical Antifungals

15:30 to 16:30
Jill Crista, ND

Mycotoxins Effects on Fertility 

16:30 to 17:00
Matt Pratt-Hyatt, PhD
VP Product and Business Development, Realtime Lab

Activity Wrap-Up

17:00 to 17:15

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