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Pittsburgh Autism Conference

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Parents welcome. Integrative Biomedical Treatment Options Conference 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn
Pittsburgh Airport
Saturday, March
19, 2011


Gut Biology, Pathology, and
Treatment Strategies in Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorders Anju Usman, MD

Autism and the Autonomic Nervous System
Anju Usman,

Raising a Healthy Child in a Toxic World Suruchi Chandra, MD

Gut Biology, Pathology, and Treatment Strategies in Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorders Anju Usman, MD Patients diagnosed with autism have co-morbid medical conditions including gastrointestinal dysfunction. The most common issues that present are malabsorption, maldigestion, motility disorders, dysbiosis, and allergy/inflammation. This lecture will discuss gastrointestinal pathology, histology and treatment strategies for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as focus on the gut-brain-immune connection as it relates to autoimmunity and potentially PANDAS.
Autism and the Autonomic Nervous System
Anju Usman, MD
Patients with autism are in a state of chronic stress. This stress causes a particular arm of the autonomic nervous system to be turned on or activated.
When chronically turned on the sympathetic nervous system can cause symptoms such as hyperactivity, anxiety, attention and focus difficulties. A chronic fight or flight response to stress can also lead to medical issues such as impaired gastrointestinal motility, immune dysregulation, and hormonal imbalances. These issues can be identified and addressed with proper testing, good nutrition, targeted nutraceuticals, and adaptogenic herbs.
Raising a Healthy Child in a Toxic World Suruchi Chandra, MD With the rise of environmental toxins, there has been an increased incidence of children experiencing health challenges such as allergies, digestive problems, difficulty focusing and delayed development. We will begin with a brief overview of the scientific literature of the effects of various toxins on health,  including BPA, pthalates, flame retardants and toxins in our food supply.  Then, tools and strategies will be presented to help you to eat well and create a healthy home that will allow your child and entire family to achieve true health.  Finally, we will look at ways to help support the body's detoxification systems in eliminating the everyday toxins that we are all exposed to.
Learning Objectives
Attendees will:

· Learn about
GI pathology, histology and treatment strategies

· Learn about the
gut-brain connection, autoimmunity and relation to PANDAS and treatment strategies

· Learn about the affects of chronic strees and the sympathetic nervous system which involve impaired GI motility, immune and hormonal imbalances and treatment strategies.

· Learn about effects
of various toxins on health and strategies for a healthier diet and home

· Learn how to support the body's' detox system and eliminate toxins.

8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Conference
9:10 a.m. Dr. Anju Usman
10:15 a.m. Break & Exhibits
a.m. Dr. Anju USman
11:30 a.m. Lunch & Exhibits
12:30 p.m. Dr. Suruchi
1:30 p.m. Break & Exhibits
1:45 p.m. Dr. Suruch
3:00 p.m. Evaluation & Closure
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To register online now, visit
Content questions? Contact Chrisoula Randas Perdziola at

Continuing Education Credits

The Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders (ABOARD) is an Approved Provider of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA.) A maximum of 0.45 credits (4.5 contact hours) will be awarded upon successful completion of the conference. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of Specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is recognized by the PA Department of Education to offer continuing education credits ACT 48 under guidelines. A maximum of 4.5 hours of PA EDUCATORS ACT 48 credits will be awarded for the completion of the seminar.  A certificate of attendance is provided as well.
For social workers, 45 credit hours of continuing education are provided for the completion of the seminar through co­sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a Pennsylvania-approved sponsor of social work continuing education.
"This program is offered for .4
CEUs (Intermediate level; Related area.)"

Fill out the form below or REGISTER Online Now

REGISTRATION: Fees includes lunch, refreshments, and handouts.

Individual with Autism Spectrum

$ 49__________

Family Member or

$ 89__________

Professional (including

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