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2009 Seminars

Please use the Seminar Application Form to apply for a seminar.

Integrative Assessment Technique Presents:
How to Bridge Nutritional Biochemistry with a Bio-Energetic Model
Key Markers for Assessment of an Anti-Aging Model
Inflammation- Glycation- Mitochondrial decay
Presented by Loren Marks D.C., DACBN
Integrative Assessment Technique Founder
This 7 CE credit course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of Integrative Assessment Technique (IAT), as well as providing a researched based approach to understanding Neurodegeneration and three key factors that you can modulate to diminish the scourges of aging.
IAT is an integrative approach to assessing human health through a muscle response testing technique, that allows for the identification of structural, emotional and biochemical parameters.
This technique differs from other muscle testing techniques, by providing an academic model of cross-referencing capabilities to known diagnostics where applicable.
IAT provides a template that incorporates, Nutrition, Evidence based Science, Academics, and Bioenergetics
When: Saturday December 12, 2009
Where: Holiday INN Midtown
440 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019

Fees: Early Registration $150.00
After November 30, $179.00
Registration: Call Dr. Marks office at 212-333-7300
Lunch Included, Sponsored by Biotics research Corp.
 7 CE credits Included for NY. Through Logan College of Chiropractic
CE Credits may also be applicable for the following States:
This is a DACBN approved course


The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is sponsoring approved courses conducted at the 2009 Florida Chiropractic Association National Convention through the Division of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.  

The seminar is scheduled for August 27-30, 2009 at the Gaylord Palm Resort, Orlando, FL.
For more information, please contact Mr. Jason Torres at 305 243 4751 or

The Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders (CDID) will present their, “Advanced Diagnosis and Nutrition in Practice Symposium” 2009 in Dallas, TX on July 17-19, 2009.

This seminar is co-sponsored by Northwestern University of Health Sciences and 24 hours of CE has been applied for in all states. This seminar is also approved for 12 hours of DACBN educational credit.

For more information please contact Dr. Philip Arnone or Ms. Stacey Vastis at 704-849 9393 -

The IAACN will hold their approved seminar September 17-20, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Biltmore Resort and Spa.  This seminar is sponsored by Texas Chirorpactic College for 20 CEU's and the ACBN as approved it for the required 12 hours of credit.
For more information and to register for the "The 18th Annual IAACN Scientific Symposium:  The Effect of Gastrointestional Integrity on Total Body Health and Well Being," please call Ms. Debra  Cox at 972 407 9089 or

The IAACN will present "Sports Supplements and Nutrition:  The current science plus real world advice" by Jose Antonio, Ph.D. on September 16, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Biltmore Resort and Spa.  
Texas Chiropractic College is sponsoring this 4 hour approved seminar.
For more information, please contact Ms. Debra Cox at 972 407 9089 or


Presented by Community Addiction Recovery Association and sponsored by California State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
This eighteen hour seminar will be held at Hilton Sacramento Arden West, Sacramento, California, on April 17-19, 2009. For more information and registration see or please contact Ms. Marina Roy at 916 485 2272, Early Bird registration discount is available until February 1st. Student rates are also available.

Kenneth Blum, PhD, whose pioneering research linked genes, cravings, compulsions, and nutrition opens the conference Brain Repair for Addictive Disorders: Cost-Effective, Successful, Drug-Free Therapies which takes place in Sacramento, CA April 17-19th, 2009. Dr. Blum frequently worked with Roger Waite, DC, on research projects. At the conference, Blum joins 19 others whose research or clinical practices reveal simple changes, including nutritional supplements, quality food, cooking instruction, and other techniques that they find can quickly improve results in public and private treatment programs.

"In a sea of despair, we offer an island of good news," says Carolyn Reuben, L.Ac., Executive Director of Community Addiction Recovery Association (CARA), the conference host. "A recent State-funded Cost Benefit Analysis of our Sacramento County Adult Drug Court program with its nutritious food, nutritional supplements, and mind-body integration exercises added to the conventional mental health and addictions counseling model found 83% of our graduates stayed out of the criminal justice system during the two years following graduation, and saved Sacramento County $20 million. Our Brain Repair conference will teach others how to see results quickly in their own programs and private practices."

The ACA Council on Nutrition will hold its annual symposium April 23-26, 2009 in Atlanta, GA. At the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. 16 hours of CE credit has been applied for in all states and 12 hours of DACBN credit will be offered. The theme is, “Nutritional Considerations of the Female Patient” and lecturers will include, Dr. Datis Kharrizan, Dr. James Wilson, Dr. Aristo Vojdani, Susan Luck, MS and Terry Pollock, R.N., B.A., M.A., HNC, CCN. Our speakers will focus on the different aspects of autoimmunity in women, osteoporosis, cancers effecting women and menopause.

For more information please visit our website where our brochure will be posted after January 1 or call Bonnie at 540 635 8844,

Nutrition Seminars will hold three classes of fourteen hours each on clinical nutrition. Sponsored by Texas Chiropractic College, Bruce Bond, D.C., D.A.C.B.N., will present the following seminars in Westerville, Ohio:

January 17-18 - Class One Topics:
Introduction to nutrient classes, density, energy and nutritional status.
Understanding the dietary reference intakes.
The physiology of the digestive system and common conditions.
The physiology of the liver/biliary system and common conditions.
PH balance and buffer systems, renal regulation.

August 22-23 - Class Two Topics:
Metabolism, anabolic vs catabolic reactions, ATP production, Lipolysis.
Proteins, simple and complex carbohydrates function.
Metabolic syndrome, glycemic index, blood glucose regulation.
Lipids, Omega 3 & 6 structure, Eicosanoids, EFA metabolism.
Fat soluble vitamins, A, D, E, & K, absorption, transport storage.

October 3-4 - Class Three Topics:
Water soluble vitamins, all the B vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin like compounds.
Water in the body, intracellular vs. extracellular fluid, Osmosis.
Introduction to the chief functions of minerals, their sources and RDAs.
The absorption, transport and storage of the trace minerals.
Nutrients need to support pregnancy and breast feeding.
A brief overview of cancer, anemia and alcoholics .

For more information please contact Tom Hamilton or Tim Bahan at 614-891-4226 or email


2009 Dr. Jeff Bland Seminar Series "The Future of the Clinic"

Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland presents this six hour program, sponsored by the University of Bridgeport. For further information, please contact Ms. Irene Santoyo at 949 369 3380 or
New Frontiers in Nutritional Medicine

New York - Sunday, February 08, 2009

Chicago - Saturday, February 28, 2009

Los Angeles - Sunday, March 01, 2009

Integrative Assessment Technique (IAT)
Sponsored by Logan college, created and taught by
Loren Marks D.C., DACBN (7-45 credits available)
A muscle response testing technique, providing a correlation coefficient to known diagnostic standards. How a “bio-energetic” application meets “biochemistry”.
This five-module course is designed to teach you how to qualify and quantify the numerous reflexes’ representing various organs, glands, microbes, clinical conditions and systems of the body, as well as incorporating diagnostic and nutritional applications. Structural, emotional and biochemical parameters provide a model for wellness integration.
Modules may me taken individually, but the classes are designed to build your knowledge in the technique through a gradient of understanding and application.
Fees: Five-module course with five teleconferences $1495  (Option: 3 payments of $500, one payment per month). Individual modules $300 each, teleconferences not included if taken separately. Complementary lunch included.
Seminar Location is:
THE Holiday INN Midtown
440 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019  
(Call for hotel and travel arrangements) 
Feb 21-22, 2009
Module I (12 CE)
Defining a model of wellness, muscle response testing and quantification, challenging reflexes. Therapeutic options in biochemistry. Structural examination with soft tissue modes of identification. Emotional assessment.
March 21, 2009 (7 CE)
Module II
How to determine the validity of a given reflex. Defining concepts of “Resonance”. Differentiating the concepts of IAT to known diagnostic standards. Establishing structure, emotions and biochemistry as global markers. Heavy metal body burden; evaluation and management. Microbial determination and management. The pathways.
April 18th, 2009 (7 CE)
Module III
Detailed description of the pathways, with corresponding reflexes of the organs and nutritional protocols. Applied nutritional biochemistry.
May 16th, 2009 (7 CE)
Module IV (7CE)
Adjunctive reflexes: Headaches, Blood Pressure, Fluid Retention, Ears, Eustachian, Eyes, Collagen, Pineal, Sinus (frontal/maxillary), Pituitary (anterior, posterior), TMJ, Calcium, Osteoporosis, Gout, Discs and Essential fatty acids, Vitamin D and K, Glycation, Oxidative loads  
June 27th, 2009
Module V (7CE)
Adrenal Physiology and “the stress response”.
Understanding neuroendocrine responses and the HPA axis. Short and long term stress responses. Cortisol and DHEA. Gluconeogenesis. Salivary adrenal profiles. Phases of adrenal exhaustion. Effects on immunity. How to define these phases with IAT and cross-reference your findings. Nutritional applications.
Five, one-hour teleconferences to complement each module will be held on: March 3rd, April 7, May 5, June 2, and July 7th
For more information and registration, please contact Dr. Loren Marks at 212 333 7300 or
CE credits applied for, call for your states applicability

Adrenal Physiology and the Stress Response

Presented by Loren Marks DC, DACBN
April 25, 2009

7 Hours of DACBN and CE credit offered.

Radisson Penn Harris Hotel

1150 Camp Hill Bypass

Camp Hill, PA 17011

Sponsored by Biotics Research Corporation and co-sponsored by Logan College of Chiropractic

  • Understanding neuroendocrine responses and the HPA axis.
  • How to understand short and long term stress responses.
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  • Why Cortisol and DHEA are such important markers to identify (Gluconeogenesis, salivary adrenal profiles and phases of adrenal exhaustion will be discussed).
  • How the stress response affects immunity, inflammation and the hormonal web.
  • How to define these phases with Integrative Assessment Technique (IAT) and cross-reference your findings with standard diagnostic criteria.
  • How to define perpetuators (nutritional applications and protocols will be discussed).
  • To register or for more information, please contact Biotics Research MidAtlantic at 1-800-524-5183

    Dr. Jeff Bland Seminar Series for 2009:

    "The Future of the Clinic: New Frontiers in Nutritional Medicine - A follow up seminar" (Moderated Bland Clinical Series Workshop)

    This seminar will focus on the application of a nutritional medicine approach toward the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes/insulin resistance, osteoporosis, hypertension, dyslipidemias, osteoarthritis, early stage autoimmune disease and immunological problems associated with exposure to toxic substances including xenobiotics and heavy metals. The presentation will provide recent developments in the field of clinical nutrigenomics that are applied to the personalization of a nutritional medicine intervention program. Case histories will be included as illustrative of the approach to condition management.
    The seminar is co-sponsored by the University of Bridgeporty for 6 hours of CE credit and 6 hours of an ACBN approved seminar.

    Dates and Locations listed next:

    For more information, please contact Ms. Irene Santoyo at 949 369 3380 or

    ModB Kansas City 2/21
    ModB Boston 2/21
    ModB Portland, ME 2/22
    ModB Oklahoma City 2/28
    ModB Ft Lauderdale  2/28
    ModB Seattle  2/28
    ModB Dallas   2/28
    ModB Orlando, FL  2/28
    ModB Phoenix  2/28
    ModB Sarasota 3/1
    ModB Portland Or 3/1
    ModB Houston 3/1
    ModB Atlanta, GA  3/1
    ModB Denver 3/1
    ModB Philadelphia  3/7
    ModB Washington DC 3/7
    ModB San Francisco 3/7
    ModB Manhattan  3/7
    ModB San Antonio 3/7
    ModB Pittsburgh  3/8
    ModB Syracuse 3/8
    ModB Reno 3/8
    ModB Princeton 3/8
    ModB Hartford, CT 3/14
    ModB East Bay/Santa Cruz 3/14
    ModB Greenwich, CT 3/15
    ModB Manchester, NH 3/15
    ModB Chicago 3/21
    ModB Buffalo   4/4
    ModB Salt Lake City 4/4
    ModB Woodland Hills/Santa Monica 4/4
    ModB Sacramento 4/5
    ModB Irvine 4/18
    ModB San Diego 4/19
    ModB Las Vegas 4/25
    ModB Anchorage 9/1
    ModB Spokane 11/17


    Metagenics Educational Programs will sponsor Dr. Thomas O’Bryan’s 2009 Seminar Series. Each seminar is 6 hours of ACBN approved credit and CE credit. The University of Bridgeport co-sponsors these seminars. Dates and locations follow. For more information, please contact Ms. Irene R. Santoyo, Manager, at 949 369 3380 or
    Nutrigenomic Therapies for Autoimmune Disease – Beyond “One Drug – One Target” Treatments
    Las Vegas, Ca. – March 28, 2009

    Dallas, TX – May 2, 2009

    Chicago, IL – May 3, 2009

    Pittsburgh, PA – May 16, 2009

    Syracuse, NY – May 17, 2009

    Washington, DC – September 12, 2009

    New York, NY – September 13, 2009

    San Francisco, CA – Septebmer 20, 2009

    Seattle, WA – October 3, 2009

    Portland, OR – October 4, 2009

    Denver, CO – October 10, 2009

    Phoenix, AZ – October 11, 2009

    Boston, MA – October 24, 2009

    Toronto, Canada – October 25, 2009

    Los Angeles, CA – November 14, 2009

    Dr. Robert Rakowski’s 2009 Seminar Series, “Reviving Emotional & Cognitive Health - New Functional Medicine Strategies,” will be presented:
    May 16 - San Francisco, CA
    May 17 - Phoenix, AZ
    June 6 - Orlando, FL
    June 13 - Salt Lake City, UT
    June 14 - Denver, CO
    July 11 - Boston, MA
    September 12 - San Diego, CA
    September 19 - Pittsburgh, PA
    September 20 - Syracuse, NY
    October 10 - Oklahoma City, OK
    October 11 - Dallas, TX
    November 7 - Nashville, TN
    November 8 - Chicago, IL

    Discover new science based approaches for evaluating the effects of harmful toxins on brain function in order to treat patients with impaired concentration, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and other brain dysfunctions. Join Dr. Rakowski as he introduces a comprehensive functional medicine approach to creating a healthy mind and body.

    Each seminar is approved for 6 hours of ACBN Credit. For more information contact Ms. Irene Santoyo at 800 692 9400 or

    Beginning May 1, 2009, Northwestern Health Sciences University is offering a 48-hour Nutrition Certification program on-line or on DVD-ROM.  Four sessions, each offering 12-hours, is taught by David Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN, DACBN.  Application for continuing education credits has been made to all applicable states/provinces for approval. Please check with your State/Provincial Board regarding their policies on distance education.
    Session 1  includes – Nutrition Counseling; taking of diet history, analysis of lab data, symptoms of sever vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, vitamin recommended daily allowances, mineral and metal needs – exam.
    Session 2 includes – Codex Alimentarius Commission, Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, etiology of organ system dysfunction, the efficacy, safety risks and benefits of glandular products, contraindications, side effects and toxic effects of botanicals, nutritional supplements and diet products, fiber needs – exam.
    Session 3 includes – Supplements and nutrients, therapeutic use of botanical medicine, food composition and foods as a source of vitamins, weight management and control – exam.
    Session 4 includes – Sports nutrition, nutrition across the life cycle, relating to infants, pregnancy and lactation, geriatric, adolescent, male and female nutritional needs, food, drug and nutritional supplements interactions, safety and efficacy – exam.
    For more information, please register on-line at or call Lil at 952-885-5446 or email to order your copy on DVD-ROM.

    Beginning May 1, 2009 Northwestern Health Sciences University is offering “Mitochondrial Function and Membrane Fluidity in Health and Disease” by Daniel Murphy, DC.  This is an online course offering two hours of credit. Application for continuing education credits has been made to all applicable states/provinces for approval. Please check with your State/Provincial Board regarding their policies on distance education.
    The program discusses the nutrients that help the mitochondrial production of energy and reduces the mitochondrial production of free radicals.  You will also learn about the nutrients that affect the physiology of cell membrane fluidity.
    For more information, please register on-line at or call Lil at 952-885-5446 or email to order your copy on DVD-ROM.

    New York Chiropractic College is sponsoring a 12 hour program entitled: "Nuts and Bolts of Chiropractic Nutrition" in Levittown, New York on:
    June 13-14, 2009 and
    October 10-11, 2009

    Dr. David Seaman will be the lecturer.

    For more information please contact Ms. Cynthia LoGatto, CE Administrator at 516 796 5923 or

    The Arkansas Chiropractic Society will present, "Nutritional Adjustments" on July 18-19, 2009.   Dr. David R. Seaman will be the main speaker of this 12 hour seminar, which is co-sponsored by the New York Chiropractic College.
    The seminar, "Nutritional Adjustment Update" will cover  Osteoporosis, osteoartiritis, discopathy and prostate disease. 
    For further information, plase contgact Ms. Paulette Kaelin, Executive Secretary of the Arkansas Chiropractic Society at 479 782 4361 or 479 806 1138 or email