Integrative Genetics Conference: Speakers

Epigenetics and an Overview of the Human Genome

Chris Meletis, ND

Bio: Dr. Chris D. Meletis is an educator, international author and lecturer. His personal mission is “Changing America’s Health One Person at a Time.” He believes that when people become educated about their body, that is the moment when change begins. He has authored 16 books and over 200 national scientific articles in such journals and magazines as Natural Health, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Life Extension and Natural Pharmacy. Dr. Meletis served as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for 7 years and was awarded the 2003 physician of the year by the American association of Naturopathic Physicians. He has a deep passion for helping the underprivileged and spearheaded the creation of 16 free natural medicine healthcare clinics in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon. He now serves on several scientific advisory boards for the nutraceutical industry educating healthcare professionals internationally on the latest innovations, scientific research and clinical applications of natural products to support the innate healing and rebalancing capacity of the human body.

Genetic Testing and Test Interpretation

Lauren Few, PhD

Bio: Dr. Lauren Few received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Georgia and has six years of clinical experience primarily in the treatment of personality disorders, substance use, and PTSD. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship within the psychiatry department at Washington University in St. Louis and conducted grant-funded research focusing on the genetics of personality and addiction. She has been with Genomind as a Medical Science Liaison for over a year, providing clinicians with education and consultations on the Genecept Assay.

 “Dirty Genes: Born Dirty or Got Dirty?”; “Do Genetics Really Matter? A Case Study”

Benjamin Lynch, ND

Bio: Benjamin Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work at www.drbenlynch.com. Dr Lynch is also the Founder & President of www.SeekingHealth.com, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.

“Detoxification, ‘detoxigenomics’ and how to use genomics to augment detoxification”; “Neuro-psychiatric genomic influences”

Paul Anderson, NMD

Bio: Paul Anderson, N.M.D. is CEO of the Anderson Medical Group which includes Advanced Medical Therapies, a state of the art medical center providing fully compliant IV, Hyperbaric and Mild Hyperthermia therapies. He brings his forty years’ experience in medicine to allow his clinical and educational presence to grow and serve patients and physicians in the best way possible.

Dr. Anderson is former Chief of IV (intravenous therapy) Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center and a past Professor at Bastyr University. He has participated in ground breaking integrative oncology research and is author to numerous clinical oncology monographs.

He completed his medical degree at NUNM and trained at multiple hospital and clinical sites in Portland Oregon. He began instructing classes at medical schools in the early 1990’s. Additionally he is a medical author and speaks in many continuing medical education courses and events. He is extending his medical education mission through the Anderson Medical Group CE site ‘ConsultDrA.com’ a web based educational platform.