Training

  • Opus23 Onsite Training, May 19-20, 2018

    Most patients improve through committing themselves to lifestyle, diet, mindset and environmental changes. When they don’t, additional history and sleuthing is needed. As our patients get more complex, the need for quickly evaluating thousands ofgenes is needed. Peter’s Opus23 allows one to do exactly this. I highly recommend using Opus23 for those patients who have ‘tried everything’ and are still stuck. It could very well find the answers to your patient’s riddle.” — Dr. Ben Lynch

    There will be an in-person training at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine (University of Bridgeport, Connecticut) for the weekend of May 19-20.

    This weekend training hosted by the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport CT, USA. A rare opportunity to receive hands-on training in Opus23 from Peter D’Adamo and key developers of the platform.

    SEMINAR DESIGN

    The seminar is a mix of some lecture and extensive hands-on learning. During experiential sessions, attendees will break up into 4-5 person workgroups. Each workgroup will have its own teaching assistant (TA), a GM/COE clinician with extensive experience with Opus. Attendees will work directly in Opus on a series of different clients.

    Successful completion of the onsite training allows you full access to the Opus23 software, with the ability to upload and analyze raw data from 23andMe, Ancestry, Genos and uBiome, and produce notes and patient reports.

    SEMINAR SCHEDULE

    The seminar will run from 9AM-5PM Saturday, May 19 and 9AM-12PM Sunday, May 20. Classes will take  place on the University of Bridgeport campus, at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine, 115 Broad Street Bridgeport CT 06604. Lunch will be provided on Saturday at the COEGM as well as dinner at a local restaurant.

    HOTEL/LODGING

    Bridgeport Holiday Inn
    1070 Main Street
    Bridgeport CT 06604
    Phone: 203 334-1234
    Fax: 203 696-1985

    http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/bridgeport/bgdct/hoteldetail

    REGISTRATION

    Cost of the seminar is $800. Registration is available at the below secure PayPal checkout and will be limited to 15 individuals.





    Please email Dr. Robert Boyd at dr.boyd@datapunk.net if you are interested.

     

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  • Meet and greet O23 webinars!

    Starting in January 2018, we will begin hosting monthly webinars to showcase the powerful tools of Opus23. These webinars are completely FREE and will cover the basics of Opus23, discuss what sets us apart from other genomic analysis programs and provide a live demo of both Opus23 and Utopia. The first webinar will be held on January 9th at 11:00AM ET.

    The webinars are hosted by Dr. Robert Boyd, one of developers of Opus23, and chief resident at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine.

    These introductory webinars are best suited for individuals who are interested in learning about Opus23, but have not yet taken the training webinar. They will also serve as a great refresher for any users who have completed the Opus training in the past.

    A special discount offer will be provided to all attendees for an upcoming training webinar or client upload.

    Click here to register here for the webinar!

    Please share this post to anyone you know who would benefit from using Opus23 in their practice!

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  • Basic and advanced in-person training seminar, May 20-21.

    Most patients improve through committing themselves to lifestyle, diet, mindset and environmental changes. When they don’t, additional history and sleuthing is needed. As our patients get more complex, the need for quickly evaluating thousands of genes is needed. Peter’s Opus23 allows one to do exactly this. I highly recommend using Opus23 for those patients who have ‘tried everything’ and are still stuck. It could very well find the answers to your patient’s riddle.” — Dr. Ben Lynch

    There will be an in-person training at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine (University of Bridgeport, Connecticut) for the weekend of May 20-21.

    A weekend training hosted by the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport CT, USA. A rare opportunity to receive hands-on training in Opus23 from Peter D’Adamo, Jacqueline Greenfield and Tom Greenfield, the key developers of the platform.

    SEMINAR DESIGN

    The seminar is a mix of some lecture and extensive hands-on learning. During experiential sessions, attendees will break up into 4-5 person workgroups. Each workgroup will have its own teaching assistant (TA) a GM/COE student with extensive experience with Opus. Attendees will work directly in Opus on a series of different clients.

    Choose between the Level I (basic certification) needed for access to Opus23 or Level II (advanced training) for those who have already completed a basic webinar or seminar.  

    Level I covers the  fundamentals of Opus23: The user interface and design philosophy; the key informatic  apps, and curating a client report.

    Level II covers advanced topics in Opus23:  Advanced informatics apps, microbiome integration, and advanced prescriptives and protocol generation.

    Successful completion of the level I training allows you full access to the Opus23 software, with the ability to upload and analyze raw data from 23andMe and uBiome, and produce notes and patient reports. 

    Cost of the seminar is $800 USD. Proceeds go to the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine (COEGM) which provides advanced clinical and didactic postgraduate training for the College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM). Because of the hands-on nature of this seminar, seating is limited to 18 attendees.

    Please visit this link to register for the conference via our secure PayPal link.

    SEMINAR SCHEDULE

    The seminar will run from 9AM-5PM Saturday May  20 and 9AM-12 NOON May 21. You should arrive at 8:30AM for registration and to meet your TA. Classes will take  place on the University of Bridgeport campus, at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine, 115 Broad Street Bridgeport CT 06604. Lunch will be provided on Saturday at the COEGM as well as dinner at a local restaurant.

    HOTEL/LODGING

    Bridgeport Holiday Inn
    1070 Main Street
    Bridgeport CT 06604
    Phone: 203 334-1234
    Fax: 203 696-1985

    http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/bridgeport/bgdct/hoteldetail

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  • Upcoming Opus 23 In-Person Seminar

    Because of media obligations associated with the re-release of Dr. D’Adamo’s first book, there is a schedule conflict with the January 7-8 seminar date. The seminar will be rescheduled for a later date.  Please check back for further news and details.


    If you are even thinking about doing this sign up.Opus 23 has been a game changer for my patients who have had ‘mysterious’ problems that, after seeing many integrative practitioners, still were not better until Opus 23 ‘sang’ the perfect healing words. –Robert Lang, MD

    Dr. D’Adamo periodically does these for those practitioners who prefer a more hands-on approach to learning Opus 23 (vs. the wonderful 5 hour webinars done by Drs. Greenfield).

    Dr. D’Adamo writes:

    ‘Attendees work in 2-3 person pods under the direct supervision of one of my COE wunderkids. You also get a healthy dose of me lecturing on stuff: In this case a heavy focus on the new ‘Utopia’ module that allows you to mash up client genomic and microbiome data. Attendance is purposely kept to 10-12, to insure an intimate learning environment. You get lunch and I typically spring for dinner at a nice restaurant.’

    If you are interested in this type of hands-on training, contact Carol Agostino at carol@dadamo.com (203 761-0042) for full details.

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  • Utopia Demonstration Video

    Dr. Peter D’Adamo and Dr. Tara Nayak present an introduction to Utopia, the free microbiome analysis add-on module to Opus 23 for uBiome test results.

     

    To use Utopia, you will need to  have your client’s 23andMe data already uploaded to Opus 23. You can then upload as many raw data files from uBiome tests as you have for that client. Utopia will work with individual uBiome tests, referencing the client’s 23andMe results where appropriate, and also give sequential analysis for multiple uBiome tests.

    The unique combination of Opus 23 and Utopia make this an opportunity for practitioners to get deep insight into their clients on both a genomic and a microbiological level, all sourced from published medical literature. The interaction between the two genomic analyses provides unparalleled informatics tools, and gives the practitioner an edge over any other genomic analysis tool available today.

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  • Opus Training and Certification

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    Thank you for this brilliant creation. I am honored to be a part of this game-changing program. –Robert Lang, MD

    Opus 23 Pro is designed to be as intuitive to use as it is powerful. However, mastery requires understanding and fully utilizing all the nuances of the many available apps in the program. For those who specialize in genomic testing and focus a large part of their practice on nutrigenomics, we are developing a weekend seminar intensive on Opus 23 mastery. Participants will work directly with Dr. Peter D’Adamo and his team of teaching assistants in a hands-on environment, using Opus 23 Pro to develop fully formatted and curated genomic reports. Attendees successfully completing the seminar will be certified as official Opus 23 consultants.

    photo: Bob Messineo
    photo: Bob Messineo


    The tentative dates for the next seminar are 8/20 – 8/21 at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, in Bridgeport Connecticut.


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    Because the seminar is designed to be experiential, seating is extremely limited. Please check back here for further details. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. You can soft-reserve seating (no obligation) by completing the form below. This seminar will not be recorded or available as a webinar. The total cost of the seminar is $850 USD and includes lunch on Saturday. All participants completing the seminar will have three (3) complimentary client licenses assigned to their account for their own future use ($210 USD value).

    Note: This seminar is open to all licensed professionals.

    International Professionals: we plan to do a similar seminar in London (UK) area sometime later in the year.


    I’m interested in attending the next Opus 23 Training Seminar.



    Please supply your professional qualifications (required)

    ND MD/DO DC LAc RN RPH RD PhD CCN PA


    This has been a wonderful month for attending training and conferences and for reconnecting with so many friends and colleagues. The Opus Pro new software that Dr. D’Adamo designed is phenomenal! The software is cutting edge and user friendly. Those of us that attended the CT training now have access to software that analyzes SNPs (genetic variations) and helps identify important patterns for current and predisposed health conditions. Wow!!!

    Ivory Raye, ND

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  • Don’t Fall into the Methyl Trap!

    Methyl trapping is a situation in which folate becomes trapped and unusable by the body. It is defined as a functional folate deficiency that alters homocysteine metabolism such that folatedependent resynthesis of methionine is compromised.

    Methyl trapping was originally described in Downs Syndrome (trisomy 21) where plasma levels of homocysteine, methionine, S-adenosylhomocysteine and S-adenosylmethionine were all significantly decreased, suggesting a depression in cellular methylation capacity.  Elevated transsulfation activity with depletion of glutathione was also observed in Downs Syndrome due to the presence of an additional CBS allele, and up-regulated chromosome 21 SOD SNPs causing oxidative stress.(1)

    DS HcyThe term methyl trapping is now applied to the cascade of symptoms of neuroexcitation following supplementation with folate,  or B12 or SAMe as a first line treatment for MTHFR SNPs. The unassuming consumer who takes supplements with methylating B vitamins may experience varying degrees of neurotoxic symptoms manifested as apparently unprovoked insomnia, rage, anxiety, brain fog and alcohol intolerance (induced sulfite and aldehyde toxicity), often after experiencing a brief period of improvement from low energy and cognitive impairment.

    Methylation ModulationLow energy and irritability occur because of a dysregulation within the methionine cycle due to one-carbon metabolism SNPcausing an accumulation of Homocysteine Pathwaymethyl compounds often complicating histamine degradation. A build up of homocysteine is the consequence, often worsened by a bottleneck at CBS (cystathionine beta synthase) due to down-regulating SNPs in the homocysteine clearing transsulfation pathway.

    Neuroexcitatory and depression symptoms ensue from the complication of BH2-BH4 pathway reversal, resulting in incomplete ammonia-clearing by the urea cycle and reduced neurotransmitter formation.BH4-Chart3

    SNPs in MAO and COMT reduce degradation and transporter protein SNPs contribute to dopamine-serotonin imbalance.(2) Patients can also experience poor wound healing, aggravated digestive symptoms of bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhoea, or worsened IBS as a result of reduced methylation capacity.

    Clinicians should screen for conditions that may overwhelm transsulfation and detoxification pathways including infection, autoimmunity, toxic body burden, problems with blood sugar and fat metabolism and other inflammatory indications. Non-methylating nutritional support should be provided for mutations in MTR/MTRR, BHMT, SHMT2, MAT1A, CBS, QDPR, OTC, CPS, ARG2, PCBD1, MAOA or B, COMT, HNMT, DHPR, NOS1, 2, 3, SOD1, SOD2, PEMT, PON1, ABCB1, cytochrome P 450 genes and Soluble Carrier Family transporter protein SNPs, ACAT1-02, in deciding when to support Methylation cycle SNPs.

    Methyl trapping at a glance:

    Practitioners can use cutting-edge cloud-based software curated by naturopathic physicians. Mobocaster is a cutting edge application in Opus23 Pro offering the practitioner scenario-specific genetic analysis including power factors and relevant descriptions.

    References:

    1. Pogribna M, Melnyk S, Pogribny I, Chango A, Yi P, James SJ. Homocysteine
      metabolism in children with Down syndrome: in vitro modulation. Am J Hum Genet.
      2001 Jul;69(1):88-95. PMID: 11391481.
    2. Finkelstein JD. Pathways and regulation of homocysteine metabolism in mammals.
      Semin Thromb Hemost. 2000;26(3):219-25. Review. PMID: 11011839.
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