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Welcome! Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom invites you to our 2018 Health Directions Conference, on May 19, 2018 from 8:30am-6pm in Avon, Ohio. The event will equip you with science-based information on maternal, fetal, and infant immune health.
Who Is Ohio Advocates For Medical Freedom?
OAMF is a non-partisan group whose purpose is to inform and educate Ohioans about legislative matters that support or infringe upon medical freedom and informed consent rights, and to promote policies insuring that these rights are upheld.
What’s This Year’s Event About?
One of the many facets of OAMF is to promote informed health care decisions via annual educational events. OAMF’s 2018 Health Directions Conference is focused on maternal immune activation, and fetal & infant health. We have a fantastic line up of renowned PhD and MD speakers who will be sharing their knowledge with you.
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How can I Participate in HDC2018?
We would love for you to attend in person! You can register online for the event, early-bird registration is available until April 18. If you’re not able to attend in person, you could register to view our live stream of the event, or you may purchase a DVD copy of the event, which will be mailed directly to you. If you’re a vendor and would like to participate, you too can attend, simply register online for a vendor space. And if you don’t happen to be interested in this particular event, but would still like to show your support, you might consider joining the OAMF Coalition or making a one-time donation.
2018 Health Directions Conference Presenters
Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD
Lecture topics – Building a Healthy Immune System & Vaccination During Pregnancy and Maternal Immune Activation
Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych will discuss maternal immune activation due to vaccine contaminants and food additives, its potential to affect the offspring’s neurodevelopment, and key factors for maternal immune health.Dr. Obukhanych earned a PhD in Immunology from The Rockefeller University, New York, NY and has held postdoctoral appointments in prominent immunology laboratories affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a Founding Director of Physicians for Informed Consent, a non-profit organization of doctors and scientists dedicated to safeguarding informed consent in vaccination. She is the author of e-book Vaccine Illusion, and she lectures frequently at conferences and educational events throughout North America, as well as at Building Bridges in Children’s Health (BBCH), an online community that equips parents with the knowledge of up-to-date science relevant to children’s health in order to empower them in their own communications with medical doctors.
Sherri Tenpenny, DO
Lecture topic – Pertussis Vaccines: Why We Must Stop the Pushy Propaganda
Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny, is the founder of Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center, a clinic under the name of OsteoMed II. Dr. Tenpenny is a graduate of the University of Toledo and received her training as an osteopathic medical doctor at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tenpenny is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She has undertaken many advanced courses in alternative medicine, including acupuncture and complex homeopathy. Prior to her career in alternative medicine, Dr. Tenpenny served as Director of the Emergency Department at Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital Center in Findlay, Ohio. She and a partner opened OsteoMed, a medical practice in Findlay limited to the specialty of osteopathic manipulative medicine. In 1996, Dr. Tenpenny moved to Strongsville, Ohio, expanding her practice to include traditional, complementary and preventive medicine.
Judy Mikovits, PhD
Lecture Topic – Inflammation: The Beginning of Disease
Dr. Judy Mikovits earned a BA in Chemistry from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining a PhD research program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at George Washington University, Washington D.C, she went to the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD, where she was involved in developing purification methods for interferon-alpha, which became the first immune therapy treatment for leukemia. Her PhD thesis entitled “Negative Regulation of HIV Expression in Monocytes” changed the paradigm for therapeutic treatment of HIV/AIDS. She then dedicated her career to developing therapies for cancer and AIDS, co-authoring more than 55 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 5 book chapters, including seminal papers in immunology, natural products chemistry, epigenetics, and HIV/AIDS drug development. She went on to masterfully demonstrate the relationship between ME/CFS and autism, environmentally acquired immune dysfunction, and chorionic inflammation. Eventually, she was able to isolate murine leukemia retroviruses from patients with autism, cancer, and ME/CFS. She is a co-author of the book “Plague.”
Jessica Hutchins, MD
Lecture Topic – Defeating the Odds: Birthing Healthy Kids
Dr. Hutchins is a Graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and is a board certified in OB/GYN. She worked at the Institute of Functional Medicine as a certified practitioner, and currently is the medical director and co-founder of Inspire Wellness.
Janet Levatin, MD
Lecture Topic – HomeoProphylaxis: A Safe and Effective Alternative to Vaccination
Dr. Janet Levatin has been a holistic pediatrician since 1986, after completing medical school at George Washington University and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. During her medical training she was not satisfied with having conventional medical approaches as her only tools. This led her to study a variety of other healing arts and ultimately settle on homeopathy as her primary treatment modality. She treats both children and adults with homeopathy as well as herbs, supplements, nutrigenomics and diet modification. After seeing three babies die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) within 24 hours of being vaccinated, in the 1980s, Dr. Janet embarked on her decades-long, ongoing research into vaccine controversies. She is an outspoken advocate for freedom of choice and full informed consent with respect to all medical procedures, especially vaccination. Dr. Janet has traveled to Haiti and Tanzania to provide homeopathic services. She hopes to spend more time in Africa in the future volunteering with Homeopathy for Health in Africa. While traveling, Dr. Janet stays healthy by eating carefully and using vitamin C, vitamin D, probiotics, and homeoprophylaxis. Currently Dr. Janet works at the Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
Ted Fogarty, MD
Lecture Topic – Regrowing Babies’ Brains: Putting the Pressure On
Dr. Fogarty graduated from The University of Chicago with a degree in Molecular Genetics. He then went to medical school in Omaha at UNMC, followed by a residency in Radiology at Creighton University. Currently, Dr. Fogarty’s medical practice in North Dakota specializes in anything from obstetric and neonatal ultrasounds to functional PET imaging of dementia. As a physician with a metals imaging background and radiation/toxic waveform safety concerns, he has developed the concept of Ethical Vaccinomics as a solution to over-vaccination.
How Do I receive Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)?
You may select the registration option that will include a certificate for 5 CEU Contact Hours. Accredited CEU Contact Hours are offered for Nurses and Social Workers. All other individual professionals will be responsible for contacting their respective licensing agencies to confirm CEU eligibility. CEU Contact Hours are provided through our accredited CEU partner, Institute of Holistic Leadership:
Where Will This Event Take Place?
OAMF’s 2018 Health Directions Conference will take place at the Emerald Event Center located at the Residence Inn by Marriott located at 33040 Just Imagine Drive, Avon, Ohio 44011.
How Do I Book a Room On-Site?
Event attendees may reserve a Studio Room with King Size Bed for only $109/night (pre-tax) by calling the Residence Inn Cleveland Avon at The Emerald Event Center and asking to reserve a room with the Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom group rate, or by booking your room reservation online directly on the Marriott website with this special link. Group rate is available, while availability lasts, through April 18, 2018.