Pre-Conference Workshop

A Professionally Rewarding Experience

Breakthroughs in Peptide Therapy

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Peptides are the newly emerging science of cell signaling amino acid sequences, with far-reaching regulatory and rejuvenation actions on neuro-endocrine-immune functionality. The specifically targeted use of peptides in the environment has the potential to rewrite bodily chemistry relationships, and ultimately generate a restorative trend towards anabolism and homeostasis. Peptides can also be utilized and applied in the treatment of injuries, with capabilities that help prevent aging, illness, and enhance peak performance.

This workshop is designed to introduce healthcare providers to the core principals of specific peptides, all of which can be immediately implemented into treatment protocols. During the sessions, participants will learn the applications of Sermorelin, CJC-1295, GhRP-2, GHRP-6, Imaporelin, and BPC-157. Specific clinical case studies will be shared and discussed, demonstrating the transformations that can occur through the advanced methodologies and protocols of peptide therapy. Celebrity Maksim Chmerkovskiy will discuss his journey of injury and subsequent competition, detailing how he resurrected his career on “Dancing With the Stars”–and ultimately toured the United States with one of the country’s most successful dance troupes.  


 Learning Objectives

  • Identify how to prescribe peptides in their proper applications and dosages

  • Review how nutrient portioning affects peptide strength

  • Compare how these core peptides can be used individually and synergistically

  • Symposium Schedule
Symposium Schedule

Andrew Heyman, MD
Introduction to Peptides part 1

7:30 am – 8:30 am

William A. Seeds, MD
Introduction to Peptides part 2

8:30 am – 9:30 am


9:30 am – 10:00 am

William A. Seeds, MD
Targeting Peptide Dosing and Applications

10:00 am – 12:00 am


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

James LaValle, RPh, CCN and Andrew Heyman, MD
Nutrients that Support Peptide Therapy

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

William A. Seeds, MD and James LaValle RPh, CCN
Case Histories in Peptides

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Close of Session

6:00 pm


Andrew Heyman, PHARM.D., R.Ph., MD MHSA

is an internationally recognized expert in Integrative Medicine. He is currently the Program Director of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at The George Washington University. Prior to assuming this role, he spent 16 years at the University of Michigan, serving to build one of the largest and most successful academic-based Integrative Medicine programs in the United States.

In 1990, he received formal training in Five-element Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine, during which time he developed an interest in increasing access of natural therapies to underserved populations while partnering with the University of Pennsylvania. He continued this work with Jim Gordon, MD at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC exploring the intersection between public health, at risk groups, and alternative therapies.

Dr. Heyman eventually went on to receive a Masters in Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and upon graduation, became the administrator for the University of Michigan Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center where he was responsible for administering a $7 million NIH grant to research alternative therapies for cardiovascular diseases. The center was one of the first in the country to place alternative therapies and their scientific examination in an academic context.

Dr. Heyman has held several leadership positions in the field of Integrative Medicine. He was the national clinical working group co-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine for 4 years, a collaboration of 57 North American universities involved in Integrative Medicine. He is the online editor for the Journal of Men’s Health in the section of Integrative Medicine, and he also holds the position of Editor-In-Chief of the Internet Journal of Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine. His research interests include the Stress response and NeuroEndocrinology, Cardiometabolic Disease, Men’s Health and clinical outcomes research methodologies.

Dr. Heyman remains clinically active as well, as the owner of a four-physician integrative medicine practice in Northern Virginia at the Virginia Center for Health and Wellness. He is also the President of Integrative Health Resources, a small group of clinical experts that consults to physicians, health systems and public health professionals seeking to develop wellness, lifestyle and nutrition programs. Finally, Dr. Heyman has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Natural Health Magazine and appeared in many other TV and print venues and is a widely sought after, and celebrated speaker around the world on many Integrative Medicine topics. His teaching approach is described as deeply rooted in scientific evidence, grounded in the clinical reality of expert patient care, and readily accessible to both the new learner and seasoned practitioner alike.

James LaValle, RPh, CCN

James LaValle, RPh, CCN is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise, launching AIR Support and the Metabolic Code Assessment.  In addition, he founded an Practices at Progressive Medical Center in Orange County, CA.  In 2001, he founded and operated LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility in Cincinnati for the past 15 years (sold in 2014) where he served thousands of patients using his metabolic model for health.  He also founded Integrative Health Resources 15 years ago, which is focused as a natural products industry consulting company.  James has 27 years’ experience integrating natural therapies into various medical and business model.  James is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital.  As such he has written  hundreds of articles for a variety of industry journals and publications, and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics.  He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to natural therapeutics.

He is author of 16 e-books and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code, along with Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, Nutritional Cost of Drugs and the Cox 2 Connection.  He was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Educational Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau.

William A. Seeds, MD

Dr. Seeds is a leading-edge researcher, innovative educator and native Ohioan practicing top orthopedic care. Dr. Seeds provides the orthopedic care for the world renowned Spire Institute, Olympic Training Center in Geneva, Ohio. He has treated athletes from all over the world, helping them compete on the playing field and fulfill their dreams of winning gold metals.  He consults for Dancing with the Stars, enabling their dancers to stay competitive and recapture their careers after injury.  Dr. Seeds is the director of The Ohio Bone & Joint Institute for University Hospitals and is a site director for the University Hospitals Orthopedic Residency Richmond program. 

Dr. Seeds believes that genuine human interaction and detailed involvement during the phases of treatment are what maximize a patient’s ability to get healthy and remain healthy. 

Breakthroughs in Peptide Therapy Webinar

with Dr. James LaValle and Dr. WIlliam Seeds

At certain thresholds of medical knowledge, there are tipping points that alter and affect our views of the ways we diagnose, treat, and heal individuals. Peptides are the newly emerging science of cell signaling amino acid sequences, which have far-reaching regulatory and rejuvenation actions on neuro-endocrine-immune functionality. The targeted and specific use of peptides in the environment can rewrite body chemistry relationships, and ultimately spur a restorative trend to anabolism and homeostasis. Peptides can also be utilized and applied in the treatments of injury, aging, illness, and peak performance.

This course is designed to introduce health care providers to the core principals of specific peptides, all of which can be immediately implemented into treatment protocols. During the course, the participant will learn the applications of use for Sermorelin, CJC-1295, GhRP-2, GHRP-6, Imaporelin, and BPC-157. Case studies of athletes will be shared, in order to convey the transformative nature of peptide therapy when applied in the most advanced methodologies and protocols.

Watch Webinar Here