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Barry Smeltzer MPAS, PA-C

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In this presentation, you will learn how PANDAS/PANS is assessed both from a psychologic and physiologic perspective. This unique dichotomy of two seperate systems being directly correlated into one condition will be explained. By connecting the two viewers will have an understanding how stress and immune function influence the acute and chronic inflammatory response and can lead to molecular mimicry, which is at the heart of this autoimmune encephalitis.
Speaker Bio:

Barry Smeltzer has been the owner of Healing Provisions in San Antonio/Austin Texas for the past 11 years.  He and his wife, Linda, are the Co-Executive Directors of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM).  Barry has a Masters in Physician Assistant studies from Finch University/Chicago Medical School and is the first Physician Assistant in the country to become a Fellow of the AAEM. He is an Adjunct Professor at UTHSC in San Antonio and has mentored numerous Physician Assistant students in Environmental Medicine.  He has presented across the country for organizations such as the AAEM, Autism One, TACA, Generation Rescue, and National Autism Association.

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