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the Science & Clinical Application of Nutrigenomic Genetics

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Nutrigenomics:  the study of individual genetic variation and its’ specific effect on identifying and understanding molecular level interactions between nutrients and their subsequent bio-actives on health, disease prevention and recovery. Our primary focus for this course will be on an enhanced scientific and rational means to optimize nutrition and improve recovery potential with respect to an individual’s specific genotype. 

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COURSE DEtails and description

Workshop Schedule

  • Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (MDT)
  • Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon (MDT)

Syllabus Information

All participants will receive an electronic syllabus.  The eSyllabus will be available for download at least one week prior to the course.  An email notification will be sent when it is available for download and will include links and instructions.  This early release provides an opportunity to download and review the materials prior to the course.  A printed syllabus will be available for those attending in person for anyone that would like to have one.

PLEASE NOTE: We request you download the material prior to the event as internet access in the meeting room may be limited.  We will also have flash drives available for those that find this easier than downloading.  The syllabus can be saved in Adobe Reader which allows participants to add "sticky notes" directly on the slide as the speaker is talking. These notes can be saved permanently to your document.  Other recommended applications include iBooks (for apple mobile devices) and iAnnotate (for mobile devices). Lastly, put perhaps most important for many of us, a printed syllabus is available with an option for good old fashioned note taking.

Course Evaluation for CME

Instructions for completing your evaluation and claiming your CME's is on the first page of your eSyllabus or Printed Syllabus.  Please note that only the Friday portion of the event qualified for CME so make sure that is noted when answering questions on the evaluation.  The Saturday portion of the event is Non-CME.  We will also be sending out an email after the course with a link to claim credit.

Course Description

With the completion of the “1000 Genomes Project” in 2012, the foundational database for an overview of all human genetic variation was developed to assist in the fields of biological science, especially in the fields of medicine, pharmacology, biochemistry, nutrition and bioinformatics.  This project’s main goal was to create a complete and detailed catalogue of human genetic variations which, in turn, could be used for association studies relating to genetic variation.  Unfortunately, the human genome consists of approximately 3 billion base pairs which carry the coding for an estimated 20,000 protein coding genes.  With such an overwhelming amount of information, it can be quite confusing trying to educate yourself on genetics and apply them to your practice.

There are essentially three primary types of clinically useful genetic tools.  The first, Exome Sequencing, evaluates the rare genetic variants that have a severe and permanent effects on disease states (e.g. Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington’s Disease, etc.)  The second, Pharmacogenomics, evaluates the metabolism of drugs and evaluates their potential for side effects and efficacy for a specific individual.  This course will focus on the third form of genetic testing which is Nutrigenomics.  Nutrigenomics is the study of individual genetic variation and its’ specific effect on identifying and understanding molecular level interactions between nutrients and their subsequent bio-actives on health, disease prevention and recovery.

Upon completion of this course providers will have the knowledge, expertise and skill set in the field of Nutrigenomics to offer patients new insights and recommendations based on lab work and genetic results. 

This course is divided into 2 sections, day one is the clinical science and is accredited for 8 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME.  Day two is a half day NON-CME with more practical useful discussions on supplementation

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Course Objectives:

  • Identify the 3 major types of clinical genetic tools and understand their distinct differences
  • Describe and understand the methodology, accuracy and specificity of genomic testing
  • Describe in detail the foundational biochemistry of various pathways
  • Identify specific genes related to nutritional deficiencies
  • Classify supplementation subtypes and identify various routes of nutritional delivery
  • Discuss a clinically useful algorithm that will prioritize the utilization of nutritional supplementation as the foundation of treatment for recovery of and health maintenance
  • Define the most appropriate methods of supplementation for various ages and patient subtypes


Day 1: Friday, April 26, 2019                                                                                                                                 

Nutrigenomic Guided Precision Nutrition for Maximizing Health and Recovery (CME Accredited)

Today will focus on an enhanced scientific and rational means to optimize nutrition and improve recovery potential with respect to an individual’s specific genotype. This overview will provide a genetic guided Precision Nutritional algorithm for most disease states that will eliminate the guesswork regarding “necessary” supplementation while reducing potential clinical liability for the practitioner. Participants will accomplish the following objectives

 7:00 - 8:00 AM


 8:00 - 10:00 AM

 Genetic Tools: Introduction to Biochemistry and Science Around Nutrigenomic Testing

 Presenter: Kendal Stewart, MD

 10:00 -10:15 AM


 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    

 Case #8: Homozygous C677T MTHFR & other Genetic Errors

 Presenter: Dan Purser, MD

 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Foundational Biochemistry

  • The Complete Methylation Pathway
  • Mitochondrial Respiration
  • Immune Function and In-Depth Cytokine Modulation

 Presenter: Kendal Stewart, MD

 12:00 - 1:00 PM  Lunch 

 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Foundational Biochemistry (cont.)

  • The Complete Methylation Pathway
  • Mitochondrial Respiration
  • Immune Function and In-Depth Cytokine Modulation

 Presenter: Kendal Stewart, MD

 2:00 - 3:45 PM

 Foundational Biochemistry

  • Neurotransmitter Production and Bioavailability
  • 3 Phases of Detoxification: Pathways of Transmethylation, Acetylation, Phosphorylation and Glutathione Conjugation 
  • Hormone Productions and Breakdown
  • Autophagy and mTOR Regulation

 Presenter: Dr. Kendal Stewart

 3:45 - 4:00 PM


 4:00- 5:00 PM

 Genes Related to Nutritional Deficiencies and Health Problems

 Presenter: Dr. Kendal Stewart

 5:00 - 5:30 PM

 Q&A with Dr. Stewart

 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Day 2: Saturday, April 27, 2019 (NON-CME)

Choosing the Proper Genetic Testing and Treatment Protocols for Genetic Polymorphisms (Non CME)

GX Sciences is a Genetic Biotechnology Company and Laboratory based in Austin, TX. GX Sciences provides a complete line of clinically relevant Nutrigenomic Panels which allow the healthcare professional to target specific nutritional needs of each patient based on their unique genomic profile.  GX Sciences has developed a complex, proprietary software that provides the healthcare professional with applicable gene groups based on a patient’s specific symptomatology, as well as, providing highly recommended supplementation, lifestyle modifications and appropriate laboratory testing.

7:00 - 8:00 AM                

 Registration and Breakfast                                                                                                                                                      

 8:00 - 10:15 AM

 Five Key Genetic Panels For Nutrigenomic Testing

  • Methylation/Mitochondrial Panel
  • Neuro/Psych Panel .                                                                                                                                                             
  • Inflammatory/Autoimmune Panel
  • Women’s Health Panel
  • Men’s Health Panel

 Presenter: Dr. Kendal Stewart

 10:15 -10:30 AM  


 10:30 - 11:30 AM

 Nutrigenomic Treatment Protocols

  • Timing of Treatment and Expectations
  • Nutritional Overview of How to Overcome Polymorphisms                                                                                                       

 Presenter: Dr. Kendal Stewart

 11:30 - 12:30 PM

 Q&A With Dr. Stewart

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Kendal Stewart, M.D. 

Dr. Stewart graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Biology with Honors as well as a minor in Chemistry. He graduated with a Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical School, where he also received a Distinguished Student of Clinical Medicine Award for the class of 1988. He served as a biomedical research assistant under Takahashi Yamora, PhD, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MD Anderson Cancer Institute. There, he researched biochemical analysis of surface protein markers in colorectal cancers.

Dr. Stewart completed his residency at University of Texas Houston Affiliated Hospitals and MD Anderson Cancer Institute. During his residency, he received multiple awards, including the Outstanding Clinical Resident Teaching Award in 1993 and the Outstanding Resident Research Award & Scholarship from the Texas Medical Association/Texas Association of Otolaryngology in 1992. He was explicitly selected for a highly sought-after Fellowship in Otology and Neurotology - Skull Base Surgery at Baylor University Center in Dallas. During this time, he also served as a Clinical Adjunctive Professor.

Dr. Kendal Stewart is a Board-Certified Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery specialist and has sub-specialty training in Otology and Neurotology - Skull Base Surgery. He served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio’s Department of Otolaryngology from 1994 to 1996. He’s been tapped to speak at national conferences over 40 times as a result of his expertise. Additionally, Dr. Stewart has volunteered his time for numerous academic pursuits, including assisting in designing Masters and Doctorate candidate projects for the University of Texas Department of Kinesiology, Psychology, and Speech and Language Development. He founded and serves as Chairman for the Neurosensory Centers of America.

Dan Purser, MD

Dr. Purser is a graduate of Brigham Young University in 1981 and completed Medical School at the University of Mississippi, School of Medicine.  His initial field of interest lies in Family Medicine and Geriatrics however he developed an interest in neurological studies with an emphasis in pituitary dysfunction.  With Dr. Purser's success in preventive medicine combined with his endocrine research he is a best selling author on amazon on a variety of preventive medicine topics including his most recent "The 85% Solution: MTHFR is Overpowering our Medical System - Chances are you have it too".  Auto immune dysfunction, copper toxicity, BHRT and genetics are all areas of interest and expertise for Dr. Purser who is vested in providing answers to his patients with long standing chronic diseases.

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 VALID NOW THRU:  MARCH 29, 2019  


 EFFECTIVE:  MARCH 30, 2019 

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*Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and/or course change requests received more than 3 weeks in advance of the event will receive a full credit (less a $50.00 change fee) which will be applied to your account as a credit for use towards a future event/service. Any cancellations and/or changes received less than 3 weeks before the event, will incur a $350.00 processing fee and the remaining balance will be credited to your account.

Cancellations received less than 3 days prior to the start of the event are non-refundable. No shows are also non-refundable.

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AMA PRA Category 1 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 the Foundation for Care Management (FCM) and Worldlink Medical. The Foundation for Care Management is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FCM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

The ACCME defines a “Commercial Interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services  consumed by, or used on, patients.
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