“Conference on Environmental Illness”
held in Ottawa, Canada May 18-19 http://www.eisc.ca/
The Environmental Illness Society of Canada http://www.eisc.ca/index1.html and the Faculty of Environmental Design of the University of Calgary have partnered to deliver a conference on Environmental Illness was held in Ottawa May 18-19. The conference, the first of its kind, to examine Environmental Illness from the perspective of the Medical Management of the EI patient and; from the perspective of EI as a Disability including how to meet patients
needs for accommodation, healthy environments and, vocational retraining. Environmental Illness includes Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS).
Some say that current EI sufferers are the “canaries” of our society, in that what is now happening to them, is in reality happening to all of us – and that things will get worse for all
of us, unless we draw the line in the sand right here, and right now.
THE SPEAKERS LIST WAS IMPRESSIVE…
It includes (1) Nicholas Ashford PhD JD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, (2) Rina Bray BASc MSc MD CCFP, Family Medicine and Environmental Health Clinic, Toronto, (3) Paul Davies BSc Phm, Compounding Pharmacist, Ottawa Gunnar Heuser MD PhD FACP, University of California, Los Angeles, (4) Jay Kassirer BSc MBA, Cullbridge Marketing, Ottawa, (5) Jozef Krop MD FAAEM, Environmental Medicine Practice, Mississauga, Ontario, (6) Professor Tang Lee Dipl MArch AScT MRAIC MAAA, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. (7) Trevor Lyons BDS LDS RCDS RM, Oral Surgeon, Ottawa, (8) Lynn Marshall MD FAAEM, Medical
Director, Environmental Health Clinic, Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, (9) Claudia Miller MD MS, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, Texas, (10) John Molot MD CCFP, Environmental Medicine Practice, Ottawa, (11) Devi S. Nambudripad PhD DC Lac RN, Allergy Research, Buena Park, California, (12) Garth Nicolson PhD, Institute for Molecular Medicine, Los Angeles, California, (13) Gerald H. Ross MD CCFP DIBEM DABEM FAAEM FRSM, Environmental Medicine Practice, Utah, (14) Theodore Simon BA MD DABNM, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, (15) Katherine Willow ND, Naturopathic Practice, Ottawa
THE SUBJECTS COVERED…
Why have this conference? Prevalence of environment-linked health problems and international developments in the recognition of adverse effects of low-level chemical exposures. Toxicant-induced loss of tolerance (TILT), The socio-economic impacts of environmental illness on Canadians. Research Initiatives at the University of Toronto and Environmental Health Clinic, Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre. Basic principles of Environmental Medicine. The medical work-up of the environmentally injured patient. Use of the triple-headed
SPECT scan when Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia, or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is suspected. PCR testing for Mycoplasma and Chlamydia in CFS/MCS and prognosis after therapy. Gut Dysbiosis. The mouth as a focus for systemic infection.
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