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American Medical Autism Board Practitioner Overview Course, for MD’s, DO’s, and other healthcare practitioners at USAAA Conference

The American Medical Autism Board will present a thorough overview of the principles and practice of Biomedical Treatment of ASD’s and other developmental disorders at the USAAA 4th annual international conference in Los Angeles, July 9-12. The course will be presented on Sunday, July 12. This course will be taught by Phillip DeMio, MD, James Neubrander, MD, and Jerry Kartzinel, MD, all who are leading practitioners in the field of Biomedical Treatment. Attending part or all of the conference will accumulate credits for eligible MD’s & DO’s toward AMAB board certification. Click here to register.


Speaker Spotlight
House Calls: First Steps to Healing Your Child

Jerry Kartzinel, MD is Board Certified pediatrician and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental and chronic inflammatory diseases in children. His practice is Pediatric Partners of Ponte Vedra and is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. After receiving his medical degree at St Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine in the Air Force. Following Desert Storm, Dr Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth boy was diagnosed with Autism.

"Dr. Jerry Kartzinel is co-author (with Jenny McCarthy) of “Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide” and recently appeared on Larry King Live, CBS, ABC and Fox."

A nationally recognized speaker on children’s health issues, Dr. Kartzinel has presented medical interventions that work to improve the lives of children who suffer from many types of medical conditions that include: autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, and sleep cycle disruptions. He regularly teaches Continuing Medical Education courses on Children’s Health issues to physicians and other health professionals. His clinical approach is to treat the whole child by carefully obtaining a full and complete history and based on this history, obtaining very detailed laboratory evaluations. Based on these results, individualized plans are implemented integrating the very latest medical interventions that include both traditional and complimentary medicine approaches.

Dr. Kartzinel will be presenting "House Calls: First Steps to Healing Your Child," on Saturday, July 11 at the USAAA 2009 International Conference in Los Angeles, California.

For a complete listing of abstracts and learning objectives, click here.


"The USAAA conference was the best thing I have done in my search for autism education & resources! I learned so much in a few days and made so many contacts that would have taken me years to find out on my own. I feel so full of hope with the next step to take with my child! I feel empowered!" — Betty, California, mother


Speaker Spotlight
A Vision for the Future: New models for residential supports for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities

Krysti DeZonia, EdD, , Co-Founder of TERI, currently directs the Learning Academy and Country School as well as the Research, and Life Planning Departments. A graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Special Education, Krysti has continued her educational pursuits to include a Master’s in Educational Studies from UCSD and earned her Doctorate in Education. She has presented on various topics internationally in the field of special education and is multiply published.

"TERI (Training, Education & Research Institute) is a private, non-profit agency serving the needs of children and adults with autism and other developmental and learning disabilities, and their families. Through programs that enrich our clients lives and focus on the potential in all of us, we are able to provide families with supports throughout their child's lifespan. "

Dr. DeZonia provides consultation to families and school districts and has served people in this industry since 1979. Krysti conceived of Life Quality Planning, our holistic method for planning and ensuring life quality for persons with autism and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan. Krysti is also the parent of a son with profound and multiple disabilities. She has been married to husband Rob since 1983, and has two children, Jarred and Russel.

Dr. DeZonia will be presenting "A Vision for the Future: New models for residential supports for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities," on Saturday, July 11 at the USAAA 2009 International Conference in Los Angeles, California.

For a complete listing of abstracts and learning objectives, click here.




Speaker Spotlight
Vision and Autism: More Than Meets the Eye

Gary L. Etting, O.D., FCOVD is a developmental optometrist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems that interfere with reading and learning. Board certified in vision development, he just recently celebrated his 32nd year providing these speciality services to the public. Dr. Etting is a past president of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (C.O.V.D.), a past member of the C.O.V.D. Exam Board, a founding member of the Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association, as well as a current board member serving as Secretary.

"Dr. Etting and one of his patients were also featured on a CNN special, which explained how vision problems are often misdiagnosed as learning disabilities, dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder. "

Dr. Etting has published several papers on the efficacy of optometric vision therapy for strabismus and amblyopia. His work on visual development and visual sports enhancment has also been the subject of articles published in magazines such as Time, Equus, Cycle, Sports America and Plane and Pilot. Dr. Etting and one of his patients were also featured on a CNN special, which explained how vision problems are often misdiagnosed as learning disabilities, dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder. Dr. Etting is currently an associate professor for the Illinois College of Optometry. Presently he maintains private practices in Encino and West Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Etting will be presenting "Vision and Autism: More Than Meets the Eye," on Friday, July 10 at the USAAA 2009 International Conference in Los Angeles, California.

For a complete listing of abstracts and learning objectives, click here.


Immediate Solutions
Sharing experiences:
There isn't a better way to meet parents, physicians, and educators under one roof than at a USAAA conference. Parents, professionals, and educators share their experiences and tips.

Speaker Spotlight
THRIIIVE All Day Workshop at USAAA Conference
Workshop on Sunday, July 12 included in your conference package

Tami Duncan is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the LIA Foundation (Lyme Induced Autism Foundation) located in Corona, CA. The foundation focuses on education, awareness and research into the connection between Lyme disease and autism. She co-founded this organization after herself and her son with autism was diagnosed with Lyme disease. She wanted a place where parents could go to learn from doctors about the many treatment options available and educate parents on the other infections which may be hampering improvement in their autistic children.

"Tami is the co-author of the book, The Lyme-Autism Connection launched in 2008. She is the author of several articles and editorials published in Lyme Times, Public Health Alert and Townsend Letter. "

Tami is the co-author of the book, The Lyme-Autism Connection launched in 2008. She is the author of several articles and editorials published in Lyme Times, Public Health Alert and Townsend Letter. Tami is also the meeting coordinator for Beyond Biomedical, a parent support group focusing on emerging therapies, www.beyondbiomedical.com. Most importantly she is the mother of two children, one boy with ASD and a daughter with food allergies who are both currently thriving. She is also the marketing director for West Coast Fund Raising and finally, she is most recently the Girl Scout troop leader for her daughters Daisy troop. She can be reached at: Tami@liafoundation.org; website: www.liafoundation.org.

Tami will be moderating "Thriiive Workshop" at the USAAA 2009 International Conference in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, July 12th. The Thriiive workshop includes presentations from Dr. Lee Cowden, Dr. Susan Johnson, Vicki Warren, Dr. Toby Watkinson, Dr. Jorge Moreno.

For a complete listing of abstracts and learning objectives, click here.


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