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Methylation and Genomics Summit Programme

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Methylation and Genomics Summit

10 to 12 August 2018 | The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, Sydney

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Methylation Basics for patients

0730 – 0800:                     Registration / Arrival tea & coffee

0800 – 1200:                     Methylation Basics Class, Carolyn Ledowsky

Methylation and Genomics Summit

1200 – 1300:                     Registration / Arrival tea & coffee / Exhibition

1300 – 1330:                     Introduction, Carolyn Ledowsky

1330 – 1430:                     Keynote Speaker, Dr Stephanie Fryar-Williams

MTHFR, B vitamins, folate and vitamin D are biomarkers for functional psychosis. How these vitamins connect and inversely correlate with noradrenalin and adrenalin levels.

An interesting, meaningful relationship exists between B vitamins, folate, vitamin D and MTHFR. This presentation will outline the evidence for these relationships and the evidence for their relationship to noradrenalin and adrenalin levels and to the sensory processing disorders that accompany psychosis.

1430 – 1530:                    Dr. Carrie Jones

How Cortisol, Norepinephrine and the Endocannabinoid System are Sending You into Chronic Panic Mode.
Learn how to explain to your patients why they feel the way they do when they are in fight or flight mode. Learn what the endocanabinoid system does in the body and the differences between the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

1530 – 1600:                     Afternoon tea break / Exhibition

1600 – 1700:                     Case Studies – Carolyn Ledowsky

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Methylation and Genomics Summit

0730 – 0800:                     Arrival tea & coffee / Exhibition

0800 – 9.00am                  Opening Session, Andrew Rostenberg

The tryptophan steal- what does it mean for serotonin levels? 

Our bodies contain a biochemical reflex – an autonomic response – to toxins, stress and inflammation that destroys tryptophan levels. This phenomenon is driven by epigenetic signals from our endocrine and immune systems which help our bodies make more NAD at the expense of calming neurotransmitters. The Tryptophan Steal is a hidden reason why patients suffer from chronically low serotonin levels and the resulting depression. Learn which genes, pathways, and lifestyle factors are the key players in this elegant system and how to support with natural medicine tools.

0900 – 10.00                     Session continues, Andrew Rostenberg

MTHFR and depression . the folate and BH4 connection  

It is becoming more common for doctors and patients to look at MTHFR pathways in the treatment of depression. Research has proven that MTHFR is a risk factor for depression, yet we need to understand how the folate molecule impacts our neurotransmitter levels. Dr. Rostenberg will elaborate on the shared pathways between BH4, DHFR, MTHFR, and folate inside of our nervous system. Learn why folate is a nutrient of choice to reverse depression and learn how methylated folate supplementation increases neurotransmitter production.

10.00 – 10.15                    Questions Andrew Rostenberg

1015 – 10.45:                   Morning tea break / Exhibition

10.45 – 11.45:                  Christine Houghton

Upstream cellular mechanisms that include redox balance, cellular energetics and inflammation profoundly contribute to depressive states.

Typical SSRIs inhibit the reuptake of serotonin but also act to inhibit a key enzyme, nitric oxide synthase (NOS) needed for synthesis of nitric oxide.  NOS plays an essential upstream role in the nervous system.

Nitric oxide in the presence of excessive superoxide radical leads to formation to a far more toxic radical species, peroxynitrite.  In turn, this leads to inactivation of key neurotransmitters, a situation which has huge ramifications for mental health.

Learn how to correct upstream processes in the depressed patient.  This approach leads to benefits far broader than for depression alone.

11.45 – 12.00:                    Questions Christine Houghton

12.00 – 13.00:                   Lunch break / Exhibition

13.00 – 13.45:                   Stephanie Fryar Williams –

The Copper/zinc mystery.

Pulling together literature and research evidence to make overall  sense of  where and how copper and zinc effect MTHFR, methylation, oxidative stress, inflammation and  histamine. What to expect and how to interpret results in direct and indirectly related MTHFR-related conditions.

13.45 – 14.00:                   Stephanie Fryar Williams Questions

14.00 – 15.00:                   Detlev Boison

The effects of the Ketogenic diet on mental health.

15.00 – 15.15:                    Detlev Boison Questions

15.15 – 16.00:                    Afternoon tea break / Exhibition

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Methylation and Genomics Summit

0730 – 0800:                     Arrival tea & coffee / Exhibition

08.00 – 09.00:                   Carolyn Ledowsky

Vitamin B 12 and depression. Identifying the key forms of B12 to use and when.

09.00 – 10.30:                    Dr Ben Lynch – ‘Dirty Genes’ and how they relate to COMT / /MAOA

Type A or Buoyant. Which COMT are you?

We’re all born with a personality type. Knowing which genes influence our personalities is extremely powerful. If we know that a slower COMT functioning gene can increase our propensity to be driven, type A, and super focused while at the same time higher change of irritability, flying off the handle, burnout, PMS and insomnia, then we can take action on it. If we know that a faster COMT type allows us to be relaxed in stressful situations, fall asleep easily and enjoy social situations while at the same time contributing to inattention, addictions, depression and dull-lackluster skin, then we can act on this, too. Learn how to modulate the COMT gene real-time to keep your personality from taking over.

10.30 – 11.30:                   Morning Tea

11.30 – 12.30:                   Dr Pratt-Hyatt

The clinical significance of the organic acids test on mental health.

12.30 – 12.45:                   Questions Dr Pratt Hyatt

12.45 – 13:00:                   Close – Carolyn Ledowsky

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