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"The Gluten Truth" meets "The Circle of Life":
A Tale of Two Hemispheres
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The Westin Galleria Dallas      Dallas, Texas       November 3-6, 2011

Brought to you by the Intestinal Health Institute and Dr. Kenneth Fine
For Your Health, Happiness, and Hope!

All meals will be gluten-free, with dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, meat-free options. (Kosher meals available upon request.)

Special offer: Pay for one Full Conference admission ($269), bring a "Buddy" for half price!

Thursday November 3rd

  • 6:30 - 9:00 PM: Welcome and Social Reception - Heavy Hors d'oeuvres

  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM Conference Registration at the Reception

Friday November 4th

  • 8:00 - 8:45 AM    Registration

  • 8:45 - 9:00 AM    Welcome/Introductions


  • 9:00 - 9:45 AM    KEYNOTE LECTURE:
    The First 15 Years  1980-1995  The Discovery and Original Description of Microscopic Colitis: Laying The Bricks on the Path
    John Fordtran, M.D., Internationally Renowned Gastroenterologist, Intestinal Researcher and Textbook Editor; Former Chairman, Internal Medicine, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    The world's most successful and best-respected gastrointestinal researcher, who discovered and originally reported microscopic colitis as an important cause of chronic diarrhea; Dr. Fine's original research mentor

  • 9:45 AM - 10:30 PM  
    The Second 15 Years  1996-2011  Characterization of the Relationship of Microscopic Colitis to Celiac Sprue and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Scaling the Diagnostic Barrier
    Kenneth Fine, M.D., Founder and Director, and The Intestinal Health Institute, Dallas, TX
    Through a series of studies, discovered that most patients with microscopic colitis have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, learned how to easily diagnose this with a stool test, and that most such patients benefit from a gluten-free diet; related these findings to many other patient groups

  • 10:30 - 10:45 AM   Break

  • 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM  
    Pioneering Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity from its Dutch Origins: "Seronegative Celiac Disease"
    Professor Chris Mulder, M.D., Ph.D., Head of Department of Gastroenterology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hear how Dr. Mulder and his colleagues were among the first to report the short-comings of screening blood tests for celiac disease with minimal villous atrophy, and how this helped pave the way to our understanding of both non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and the interrelationship of microscopic colitis with celiac disease.

  • 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM  
    Chronic Relapsing Microscopic Colitis and Refractory Sprue: Cutting Edge Treatment from The Netherlands
    Gerd Bouma, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hear how expert academic gastroenterologists from the Netherlands are bringing revolutionary treatment ideas to the most difficult patients in the microscopic colitis - sprue spectrum, including effective less toxic immunosuppressive drugs and stem cell transplantation.

  • 12:15 - 2:00 PM   Lunch


  • 2:00 - 2:35 PM   KEYNOTE LECTURE:
    Who Discovered Gluten as the Cause of Celiac Disease? My Dad Did! 1935-1950
    Karel Adriaan Dicke, MD PhD, Hematologist-Oncologist, Arlington, TX
    The son of famed Dutch pediatrician Willem Karel Dicke M.D., Ph.D will recount how his father discovered and published, just after World War II, that gluten was the cause of celiac disease

  • 2:35 - 3:10 PM   World Class Expertise with Gluten-Related Illness: Dr. Dicke's Legacy Lives On in His Country of Origin
    Professor Chris Mulder, M.D., ph.D., Head of Department of Gastroenterology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hear how Dr. Mulder, one of the world's premier experts on celiac disease, continues to shape our understanding and management of gluten-related illness, like his Dutch predecessor before him. Dr. Mulder is also the most closely related active physician in the world to Dr. Willem Karel Dicke's original, nearly Nobel-nominated research; he has translated Dr. Dicke's original research dissertation into English, and has published a pamphlet on the same. Hear more of the stories behind Dr. Dicke's story.

  • 3:10 - 3:45 PM   The Gluten Truth: What Really Happened to the Bread of Life
    Kenneth Fine, M.D., Founder and Director, and The Intestinal Health Institute, Dallas, TX
    Over the last 11 years, Dr. Fine has contemplated and learned when, how, and why the gluten sensitivity epidemic started and is raging; the results will surprise you!

  • 3:45 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Break - Rest and/or Exercise at the Hotel Fitness Room; stroll the Galleria, visit the Spa at Nordstrom

  • 6:00 - 7:30 PM    Candle Lighting and Dinner at the Hotel

  • 7:30 - 9:30 PM   Conference Attendee Talent Show - Hosted by Kenny Davin Fine
    Country Line Dancing with Instruction by Katha Black, Professional Line Dancing Instructor

Saturday November 5th

  • 8:00 - 9:00 AM   Yoga class (self-attend, self-pay)


  • 9:50 - 10:00 AM    Introduction and Welcome - Day 2
    Dr. Frederick Ogunji, Ph.D. Vice-President and Director of Laboratory Research and Development, Intestinal Health Institute

  • 10:00 - 10:50 AM  Overcoming the Obstacles to Successful, Healthful Living: Learning to Listen to Your Higher Self
    Dr. Gary Berman, Ph.D, Chiropractor, Naturopath, Physicist, Medical Mystic, Dallas, Texas

  • 10:50 - - 11:10 AM    Morning Break

  • 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM   Turning Celiac Into Service: Unleashing Your Passion and Life Purpose
    Alice Bast, Founder of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and Award-Winning Public Servant, Philadelphia, PA

  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM    Lunch

  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM    Changing Lives and Improving Health: Stories from the Gluten-Free Front
    Phyllis Zermeno, R.N., BSN   Clinical Nurse Manager, Intestinal Health Institute; Jerry Block, M.D., FACP Practicing Internist and Radio Show Host, Tulsa Oklahoma will host an Open Mic for Health Professionals in Attendance

  • 2:30 - 5:00 PM    Afternoon Break - Rest and/or Exercise at the Hotel Fitness Room; stroll the Galleria, visit the Spa at Nordstrom

  • 5:15 PM    Outside Hotel: Catch Bus to Lakewood Theatre

  • 6:00 - 7:30 PM   Banquet Dinner

  • 7:30 - 9:30 PM    Live Concert, Dancing, and CD Release Party by Kenny Davin Fine and his Band
    The Long-Awaited Release of His Memphis-Recorded - Rock, Soul, and Blues CD  "Memphis Rising"

Sunday November 6th

  • 8:00 - 9:00 AM    Yoga class (self-attend, self-pay)


  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM   The Inseparable Relationship of Spiritual Health, Nutritional Health, Consciousness, and Dietary Choice: How to Extract Spiritual Power and Protection from the Food You Eat
    Kenny Davin Fine

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   "The Circle of Life, There's No Time To Waste": Be the Circle! - An Inspirational Musical Journey to Goodness!
    Kenny Davin Fine

  • 12:00 - 12:15 PM    Conference Summary, Intestinal Health Institute Staff Introductions, and Conclusions

  • 12:15 - 1:30 PM   Box lunch, conversation with Dr. Fine and the Intestinal Health Institute Staff, and End of Conference.
    Attendees invited to visit nearby tourist attractions.

Full Conference Program, 5 Meals and Reception: November 3-6, 2011 - $269  
Special Offer: Pay for one Full Conference admission, bring a "Buddy" for half price!

Friday, November 4th only - Morning and Afternoon lecture Programs and lunch $92

Saturday, November 5th only - Morning, Half Afternoon, and Evening Programs and 2 Meals - $92

Sunday, November 6th only - Morning Program and 1 Meal - $38

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Hotel Registration: Not only has Dr. Kenneth Fine and the Intestinal Health Institute reached deep into their pockets to make this conference highly affordable, but the Westin Galleria Dallas has extended an unbelievably affordable room rate of $125/night (regular price $279/night) for every day of the conference, and even 3 days before and 3 days after. The number of rooms available are limited so reserve now by calling them directly at 1-972-934-9494 and mention "The Gluten Truth" Conference in November, 2011. You may also securely register for your hotel room online at:

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Please note: Out of respect for our chemically sensitive patrons, we ask that no perfume, cologne, hair spray, or other perfumed products be worn at the conference. This is much appreciated. Thank you.

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