Symposium Highlights

This one day symposium hosted by The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge will focus on the latest science and understanding of Immunity and the Immune System, with an emphasis on Genetics, Epigenetics, Environmental & Nutritional Factors, Vaccination Risks, and the history and current absence of  Fully Informed Medical Consent.

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time: approx. 9am-5pm

Cost: $30 (Register below)

See event website for info on local dining.

Location: Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, WA

Confirmed Speakers:

James Lyons-Weiler, Ph.D.

Dr. Lyons-Weiler will present the results of his review of 2,000 studies on autism that is the subject of his new book, The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism. To make this groundbreaking volume, Dr. James Lyons-Weiler combed through the past fifty years of published research on autism, exploring subjects such as genetic variation, mechanisms of neurotoxicity of metals and pesticides, and the central and combined roles of each in causing autism.

Lyons-Weiler provides a major overview of all aspects of the condition of autism, reviews changes in diagnoses and treatments, and explains how genetic information can be used to tailor effective treatments, and sometimes reversals, of the symptoms. He also presents practical forward-looking suggestions on how to design future studies to facilitate the discovery of biomarkers for autism risk and how to classify the full range of autism spectrum disorders.

Professor Mary Holland

Mary Holland is a research scholar at NYU School of Law. She has written and edited books and articles on human rights and law. She has clerked for a federal judge, worked at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, and at prominent U.S. law firms. She has testified before Congress, filed amicus briefs, and appeared on Court TV, Fox, CBS, and NBC. She graduated from Harvard College and holds graduate degrees from Columbia University. She is a board member of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy.

Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D.

Born in Ukraine, Tetyana Obukhanych came to the United States to pursue her education. In 2006, she defended her Ph.D. thesis in Immunology at The Rockefeller University, New York, NY.  She subsequently held postdoctoral research training appointments in prominent immunology laboratories affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Tetyana currently resides in Washington State, where she parents and homeschools. An educator with advanced academic qualifications in immunology, Dr. Tetyana brings scientifically-substantiated and dogma-free perspective on the immune system, immunity, and immunization to other parents, health advocates, and health care practitioners. She lectures frequently at conferences and educational events throughout the USA and Canada.  She is a Founding Director of Physicicans for Informed Consent, a non-profit organization of doctors and scientists dedicated to safeguarding informed consent in vaccination.

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning investigative and science journalist, Fulbright grantee, and a former contributing editor at Mothering magazine. The author/editor of seven nonfiction books and a sought-after speaker, she has been researching and writing about issues related to health for over ten years. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times; the Washington Post; Smithsonian Magazine; O: The Oprah Magazine; Spirituality & Health; Fit Pregnancy; and dozens of other magazines, newspapers, and on-line sites. She produces audio features for Jefferson Public Radio, an affiliate of National Public Radio, and regularly writes cover stories for JPR’s magazine, The Jefferson Journal.

Dr. Margulis has taught literature in inner city Atlanta; appeared live on prime-time TV in Paris, France; and worked on a child survival campaign in Niger, West Africa. She earned a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from Emory University. Her most recent book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine, 2016), is co-written with integrative pediatrician and addiction specialist Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., and has been an Amazon bestseller for over 15 weeks. Her Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family (Scribner 2015), was a finalist for a Books for a Better Life Award. She is also the daughter of world-renowned evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis, Ph.D. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, she now lives with her family on the West Coast.


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