Speakers

  • Your speakers are dedicated to bring together a synthesis of knowledge regarding the role of the gastrointestinal tract in human health.

    This one day interactive presentation is designed to explore the recent and significant growth in the interest of the mucosal immune system and its relationship to the commensal bacteria, viruses and other organisms. In part, driven largely by the human microbiome project, and also because the incidence of functional gastrointestinal problems is increasing in the population; with often indifferent results from conventional pharmaceutical focused strategies.

    At the conclusion of theseries of presentations we will conclude with a question and answer session to ensure you, the clinician will have tools and knowledge to asses, understand, improve and restore optimal gastrointestinal function using individualised applications of dietary, lifestyle, nutritional, botanical, and pharmaceutical treatments.

    Our commitment to you during the day is to make this journey fun, intense, rich in content and experience, and, most of all, valuable on Monday morning when you return to your clinic.

    This one day event is designed to explore some of the evolving events in microbiology, mucosal immunity and functional medicine. The presenters are well known for their many years of work in research, analysis, practice and lecturing. They will present substantive evidence of these evolving trends and how they impact on clinical decisions, describing where evidence is preliminary, novel, or of greater substantiation. The day will have a strong clinical bias and provide a welcome opportunity for questions and answers.

     

    Michael Ash. DO, ND, BSc, F.DipION

    Michael Ash. DO, ND, BSc, RNT

    Michael has been in practice for some 30 years. Building one of the largest integrative medicine clinics in the southwest of England (he sold this in 2007), he embraced the concepts of functional medicine and employed them in his clinical development from 1991. Since 1992 he has researched the role of the mucosal immune system, especially in relation to the gastrointestinal tract and applied the emerging comprehension and emerging relationships between the bacterial constituents and the immune system to his clinical needs. This clinical experience and intellectual rigor produced impressive clinical outcomes and as such he has presented in the role of ‘wet tissues’ in human health in 5 continents to thousands of clinicians over the last decade.

    Michael is an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and responsible for bring the Institute’s professional training programmes to the UK and Europe. Michael is an experienced presenter able to convert complex mechanisms into comprehensible sections of information that resonate with clinical experiences. Author of numerous book chapters, articles and reviews. He works in a small specialist practice exploring the use of food substrates in the treatment of mucosal immune related disorders.

     

    Dr Guilford

    Tim Guilford, MD

    Dr. Guilford is a clinician and  researcher. A list of this publications and research can be found at DrGuildord.com.  His education includes Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate degree, the University of Texas Medical Branch for medical school, 2 years of general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, an ENT surgery residency at the University of Michigan and Board Certification in ENT. Dr. Guilford has been in clinical practice since 1979, has been using complementary medicine in his practice since1985 and was the director of a clinical laboratory specializing in in-vitro allergy and viral immunology testing (1982 -1992).  Dr. Guilford’s study of the role that glutathione plays in the basic mechanism of many diseases led to his formulating a liposome encapsulation of reduced glutathione, Readisorb® Glutathione. Studies have shown that loss of the glutathione-forming enzymes is associated with a number of health conditions including HIV, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), autoimmune disease and mycotoxin-related illness. A clinical study conducted with ReadiSorb® Glutathione has documented its absorption and function in individuals with HIV, a condition which is low glutathione related to loss of expression of glutathione-forming enzymes

     

    David Quig PhD, MS, BS

    David Quig PhD, MS, BS

    David Quig received his Masters degree in Human Nutrition from Virginia Tech, and his Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He was then a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University for five years, prior to serving as a Senior Cardiovascular Pharmacologist with a major pharmaceutical company for seven years. For the past 28 years, he has performed and published research pertaining to nutrition, toxicology and chronic diseases. He regularly gives presentations at international and national biomedical conferences. David is currently Vice President; Scientific Support for Doctor’s Data, Inc. where he conducts studies pertaining to the effects of environmental toxins on nutrition and metabolism and advises medical practitioners about the interpretation of laboratory test results and treatment options for their patients.

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