FEATURED BIOMEDICAL TREATMENT TRACK PRESENTATION: Safe Uses of Suramin and Other Anti-Retroviral Approaches


Crosstalk and modulation of purinergic, endocannabinoid, stem cell, and immune signaling by CBDs, suramin, Scutellaria/baicalin, and quercetin will be discussed.

The following aspects will be included:

  •     Purinergic and endocannabinoid signaling in the regulation of the immune system
  •     Pathophysiology of purinergic signaling
  •     Role of purinergic and endocannabinoid signaling in neural, hematopoietic, and mesenchymal stem cell maintenance and differentiation
  •     Role of ectonucleotidases CD39 and CD73 in immunity and inflammation
  •     Use of CD39 and CD73 companion diagnostics to monitor efficacy of therapy targeting purinergic and endocannabinoid signaling
  •     Combination therapies targeting endocannabinoid and purinergic signaling systems

Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD

Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, studied medicine & psychology in Freiburg, Germany, completing his PhD on the involvement of the autonomic nervous system in autoimmune disorders. Early in his career he became interested in the sequelae of chronic toxicity (especially lead, mercury, environmental pollutants & electromagnetic fields) for the course of illness.

While working in India he encountered Eastern concepts of disease etiology & blended them with his Western training. This laid the foundation for his 5-level system of Integrative Medicine. In the US he spent three years as a full-time emergency physician before becoming Medical Director of the Santa Fe Pain Centre.

Dr. Klinghardt has contributed significantly to the understanding of metal toxicity and its connection with chronic infections, illness & pain. He has been instrumental in advancing various fields within biological medicine – non-invasive pain management, injection techniques for pain & orthopedic dysfunction, anti-aging medicine, toxicology, pediatrics (neuro-developmental disorders), energy psychology, biological dentistry, & others.

He has also developed Autonomic Response Testing, a comprehensive diagnostic system that has helped many practitioners to become accomplished holistic physicians.

He founded Sophia Health Institute in 2012, and is actively involved in patient care at his clinic.