With millions of patient visits to physicians’ offices resulting in an infectious disease diagnosis last year in the United States, the impact of toxin and toxicant exposure on immune system health has never been more critical for the health care provider community. It’s in this context that the issue of immunotoxicity will anchor the 8th annual Environmental Health Symposium (EHS) where leading doctors and scientists will showcase best practices in patient education, evaluation, testing, and management.
The symposium will be held on April 3-5, 2020 at the DoubleTree Resort Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, AZ, with a pre-conference session scheduled for April 2 focusing on fundamentals training in environmental medicine and immunotoxicity.
Featuring up to 20.75 CME credit hours, the symposium will address a range of immunotoxicity issues with presentations and discussions on the risks of exposure to mercury, arsenic, pesticides, fungi, mold, electromagnetic fields, and other toxic exposures that can lead to acute and chronic illness and disease, along with case studies and protocols in prevention and treatment.
“The challenges for clinicians in addressing these agents and their role in immunotoxicity are complex and significant,” said Lyn Patrick, ND, co-chair of the EHS. “How we begin to navigate and find solutions to the complex interplay of toxic exposure, immune disruption, and chronic infection that impacts our ability to continue as the human family requires a collaborative commitment to calming this perfect storm. The 2020 symposium is the next scientific step toward that end.”
Jill Carnahan, MD, founder of Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, CO and returning symposium speaker, agreed. “I think EHS is the best conference to obtain cutting-edge information on environmental toxic burden, an under-recognized crisis in medicine that is often overlooked and is threatening all of our patients’ health.”
The symposium sessions are designed for the health care research and clinician communities, including MDs, DOs, NDs, DCs, RNs, PhDs, CCNs, and other health care professionals. This symposium is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).
For more information, visit www.environmentalhealthsymposium.com.