Every year we bring you 120+ speakers covering a wide range of topics that touch every area of your family's life. Here is a sample of our exciting speaker roster for 2013. This list is still under construction; many more will follow -- so stay tuned!
Julianne Adams, DSH-P, BCIH, NST-CP
Mark Geier, MD, PhD
Dr. Richard Moskowitz
Brian Hooker, PhD Biochemical Engineering, Washington State University
Dr. Brian Hooker has submitted over 100 FOIA requests to the CDC regarding Thimerosal and autism. The documents revealed CDC scientists covered up the causal relationship between vaccines and autism. Dr. Hooker has also reanalyzed many of the foundational studies that CDC used to claim that vaccines and vaccine components do not cause or contribute to autism. The subsequent reanalysis yields something vastly different than the CDC's claims and belies the poisoning of a generation of children.
When Lorrin was 3, Karen made a pivotal choice to embrace Lorrin’s uniqueness and enjoy all areas of life, living without rules and boundaries. Karen overcame life’s massive roadblocks as she raised Lorrin. Together they held their heads high as they paved the way to giving all parents permission to explore and enjoy life. Karen found that the solution to winning in this life of parenting a unique child started with being committed to having a great attitude and perspective regardless of their situation.
Robert J. Krakow, Esq.
Mr. Krakow provides an overview of the status of vaccine injury litigation in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, including the latest theories being litigated with respect to childhood developmental problems, including “autism." In his talk Mr. Krakow provides a review of the status of advocacy on behalf of children with autism, the history of efforts by advocates to address the interests of individuals with autism and a review of the past decade of “autism” advocacy.
Arthur Krigsman, MD
This presentation will describe the process by which "new" disorders are initially recognized and then scientifically validated in the laboratory. Collaboration between clinician and bench scientist is critical.The process begins with the clinical recognition of specific symptoms in a defined population, investigation of those symptoms by the clinician to find their clinical organ(s) of origin and involvement, and then defining the disease condition using tools readily available to the clinician. Presentation of these findings by the clinician to the bench scientist then allows laboratory definition of the disease process in terms of mechanisms and pathways using tools not available to the clinician. Data obtained from such laboratory evaluations are then analyzed by the clinician to search for additional clinical correlates and mechanisms that ultimately lead to effective treatments and, hopefully, a cure. The back and forth flow of information over numerous cycles further refines and validates the data.
Specifically, this age old and time tested collaborative process has been at the heart of the evolving understanding of autism associated inflammatory bowel disease. Beginning with the clinical symptomatic presentation of the disease, the attendees will be shown how the close collaboration of a pediatric gastroenterologist and molecular biologist has succeeded in definitively defining this new disease and what new information continues to emerge from this collaboration.