Two Day Seminar on MTHFR, Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics

UPDATE on August 17, 2013:
Conference is sold out. If you’d like to be put on the Waiting List, do email with your first and last name, and day time phone number. 

On October 12 – 13, 2013, Bastyr University is hosting me for a full two day seminar on the topic of “Methylation & Clinical Nutrigenomics: Individualized Medicine at Its Best

I am very excited about this as it will be the first time I have 15 entire hours to present this material instead of the standard one to two hours.

Given the interest of this seminar, I highly recommend you inform your health professionals ASAP if you’d like them to attend.

If you are a health professional, CEU’s are offered. Please visit the registration page for details.

There are only 248 no seats available. No overflow attendance is accepted. I’ve already asked.

UPDATE: There will be a ‘Meet and Greet’ informal gathering the night of the seminar. This will be a great time to network with other like-minded health professionals.

ALSO: There will be a “Physician’s Round Table” limited to 18 physicians. This round table will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013, the day after the seminar. It will be dedicated towards working on your actual patient cases (you’ll receive instructions how to prepare and maintain HIPPA compliance).  Further details when solidified. Given the small, hands-on setting, there will be an additional admission fee for this.

Any questions about registration, hotels, meals, pricing, etc, please contact Bastyr University.


1) I am not a health professional but I would like to attend. May I?

The content presented is going to be in depth and is designed for health professionals. This seminar is not recommended to the general public. I highly recommend you inform your health professional(s) to attend.

2) Where should I stay when attending? 

Please contact Bastyr. They have a list of locations for you. If you want to look yourself, I recommend to stay in Bothell or Kirkland.

3) Are lunches provided?

Yes, they are! The Bastyr cafeteria provides outstanding food. They typically offer gluten free and dairy free options as well.

4) Will this event be recorded or streamed live?

Yes! The event will be professionally recorded – video and audio. The price will be very similar to the course itself with a slight discount. CEU’s will be also be offered as part of recording package. An examination must be passed in order for one to receive the CEUs. The examination will be included in the package. Access to the recording/examination obviously will not be available until after the event. I am estimating some time late October/early November. I will inform you all via  the newsletter, Facebook and posting here.

At this point, I am unsure if it will be streamed live. Possibly – especially now that Bastyr is stunned by the rate at which seats are filling.

5) Will this course be accepted by Oregon and California ND CEUs?

We have applied for both OR and CA CEUs. We will know in a few weeks time. Very rarely has either state not accepted an application for CEUs when submitted by Bastyr University.

6) Does the AANP accept these CEUs?

I heard back from AANP. The AANP (naturopathic org) does grant CEUs, but these are not required for membership in AANP. Their CEUs are the same (equivalent) to Bastyr granting CEUs plus getting Oregon and Calif applications approved. So an ND from any state that licenses NDs will earn CEUs at your seminar (once OR and CA approvals roll in). So there is no advantage to an ND for earning CEUs from Bastyr or from AANP.

7) Does this seminar qualify for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ and/or professional CEUs for my state, outside of WA, OR and CA?
Per Bastyr University: “This seminar is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ since we did not apply. AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ is entirely self-claimed and self-documented by individual physicians who determine that it meets the requirements that are outlined on page 10 of the AMA PRA booklet ( If you are a physician licensed in a state other than WA, OR and CA, please refer to page 10 of the AMA PRA booklet. You can then determine if it is appropriate to claim it. To determine if this program can be claimed for CEUs for your license renewal in your state, please refer to your state’s licensing agency.”

For any other questions or comments about the seminar content, please do post a comment below and I will respond.

Please do post and share!

Again, the full details and registration details are found here.

Only 248 no seats available.

I look forward to meeting those who are attending – not to mention improving treatment outcomes!

Warm regards,

Dr Lynch

29 Responses to “Two Day Seminar on MTHFR, Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics”

  1. Maria July 2, 2013 at 4:13 am # Reply

    Dr Lynch,
    I am an FDN practicioner trainee and would love to attend this conference. Would I be able to attend? The registration form seems to include only Bastyr practicioners or alumni.

    • Dr Ben July 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm # Reply

      Hi Maria –

      Absolutely may attend.

      The discounted rate is for Bastyr alumni; however, you may select ‘Professional’ and your ‘credentials’ during online registration.
      If you don’t see your credentials there during online registration, simply select ‘other’

      I look forward to seeing you there!

  2. Coleen July 2, 2013 at 4:16 am # Reply

    Thank you, I just signed up. I am excited as this is the topic that I want to make as my specialty as a holistic nutritionist. I would love the opportunity to Intern with you a couple days before the conference. I will email you as well, but I am not sure that you will receive the email. Please contact me if possible. Thank you.

    • Dr Ben July 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm # Reply

      Coleen – this seems to be a common question. I may hold a pre-seminar event just to address many questions and introduce the topic – and ourselves.

      I do not have the ability to accept interns – my apologies.

      • Coleen July 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm # Reply

        Thank you.
        I will email my contact info in the contact page. I would be very interested in doing a pre-seminar. I have shared this event at my school, and so far a couple of people have already signed up already, including an ND who teaches at our school.

  3. Judy Kreloff July 2, 2013 at 4:39 am # Reply

    wish I could attend, however, I just participated in an event in Portland for EDS. The video/film crew was extraordinary to the extent of if you don’t have same as yet I would recommend you contact them. I have major vision issues and I can see what they recorded as if my vision issues were no longer with me. This is never the case with online presentations, recordings, etc. They were fabulous! Plz contact me if you are interested. Judy Kreloff (judykreloff@yahoo,.com)
    Next time you do such an event I would like to participate in the “putting on the show” if possible, I have a great deal of history in doing so, and I live less than 2 miles from Bastyr.

  4. Sarah July 2, 2013 at 10:23 am # Reply

    I see voice + slides will be available reside in Australia so cannot attend conference live). How do we go about accessing these? Thanks

    • Dr Ben July 2, 2013 at 5:56 pm # Reply

      Hi Sarah –

      Once the conference is finished, I will make an announcement. Thank you for your interest.

  5. Carmen July 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm # Reply

    Hi Dr Lynch,

    I am a mental health therapist and I am very interested in learning how to help my clients navigate their possible methylation challenges. Would this conference be a good idea for a mental health counselor as well?

    • Dr Ben July 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm # Reply

      Hi Carmen –

      I believe it would yes. I tried getting CEUs for counselors but Bastyr does not feel comfortable in doing so as it is a bit out of scope for counselors. However, that being said, personally, I was trying to get counselors CEUs because I believe it is critical your group understand this.

      Here is what I wrote to Bastyr:
      “Re: Counselors:
      – many times patients come in having some sort of mental dysfunction be it depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, etc – if they are versed in this, then they will realize that ‘counseling’ by itself is not sufficient.

      – they will learn to refer out and inform their patients of additional treatments beyond counseling – counseling is useful in these areas of course – but addressing genetic and methylation deficiencies truly gets to the core of the problem – and many great counselors know this.”

      I would be honored to have you attend the conference – and highly respect you for attending.

      You would select ‘Professional’ and credentials would be ‘other’.

      I have many many stories with past clients who experienced very intense psychological issues – and we addressed their methylation issues and they recovered completely.

  6. Tom Messinger July 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm # Reply

    Is there going to be a live webinar option for those of is that can’t be there in person?

    • Dr Ben July 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm # Reply

      Hi Tom –

      At this point – no. But I am working on it being fully recorded – video and all. I will update the post once I know more. Thank your for your interest.

  7. Diana Richards, RN July 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm # Reply

    Dear Dr Ben,
    THANK YOU so much for doing this seminar! I’m a Labor & Delivery & ICU nurse & am interested because I deal with many people with coagulopathies & their sequelae. But I’m so interested in the mental health aspects as well… Due to the nature of my work (hospital based), it is difficult to get away, so I am praying that there WILL be a way to stream this seminar. I know you will do your best…(Would love to see a book authored by you…:-)
    Thank you so much for all that you do to raise awareness & help others. What a difference you make in the world!
    Kindest Regards,

    • Dr Ben July 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm # Reply

      Diana –

      Thank you for your interest – and your kind words. ;)

      I’m glad you are so keenly aware of this – pre-eclampsia is pretty prevalent not to mention early labor issues relating to methylation deficiencies.

      This event will be recorded and available after the seminar. I will post when it is available.

      A book – I know. I’ve an outline but it is tough to focus that long and get a book done! I’m guilty and hold high respect for people who can get a book written – I’ll get ‘er done here in the future – hopefully sooner than later!

      Keep educating the docs and other professionals! Spread the word!

  8. Marlane Bassett July 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm # Reply

    HI Dr. Lynch

    Can you let us know the breakdown for CEU’s when you know? I am in Oregon and would like to know if there are pharmacy hours approved. I am also wondering if you would consider offering it again perhaps in December being that I have my CE mostly done and that appears to be the only month that can be carried into the next year, at least in Oregon. If you are interested in offering it in Oregon I would be happy to try to help coordinate it.

    I also think it would be great if all alums from accredited ND schools could get the discounted rate being that we will all have travel costs as well, and our profession is probably doing more to help people on this topic than other professions which might be
    attending. Just a thought…..Thanks for offering this important info!

    • Dr Ben July 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm # Reply

      Hi Marlene –

      There are no pharmacy hours for any profession. I have not spent much time in this area as I don’t believe in using pharmaceuticals unless gravely necessary.

      The rates are determined by Bastyr – and I believe the rate is exceptionally well priced given the amount of content, CEUs and this type of content.

      I would like to offer this again in Oregon and all other states as well – it really needs to get out there and implemented.

      Thank you for helping offer to coordinate it in Oregon. Please contact Jatone at 800-547-9812 or use the contact form here.


  9. Jackie July 9, 2013 at 9:20 pm # Reply

    Hello Dr. Lynch,
    I’m so excited to find out about your research and website. I am a physical therapist and have MTHFR mutation myself. My frustration is trying to find a physician who is up to date on the current research and supplements to be using. I was wondering if there is a way to find a medical practitioner in my state that has been to your seminars? I am also excited to find that you will be recording your seminar as I will be about 39 weeks pregnant and not able to make it!

    Thank you for your work!

    • Dr Ben July 10, 2013 at 12:05 am # Reply

      Hi Jackie –

      This is exactly why I am doing these seminars – to help increase the awareness and educate the physicians on what I’ve experienced and researched.

      In time, I will have a great referral database. As of now, I apologize – I do not.

      This is the first two day seminar I’ve offered. The others have been only 2 hours or so which is not enough training.

      Dr Lynch

      • Jackie July 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm # Reply

        Thank you for your quick reply. I appreciate your work and look forward to attending a seminar in the future.


  10. Sheila July 10, 2013 at 1:53 am # Reply

    Dear Dr. Ben,

    I signed up for the conference as soon as I received your email last week. I wish I had known about the educational round table you will be having on Oct 14. I would have booked a later flight back to NY.


    • Dr Ben July 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm # Reply

      Hi Sheila – yes – I’m trying to hurry up and get that pinned down. Sorry about that. They’ll be other seminars/round tables – and likely in NY in the near future ;)

      • Bernarda Zenker July 14, 2013 at 8:03 pm # Reply

        If we have already signed up for the 2-Day Conference, how do we sign up for the Roundtable? Any idea of the timing of the day’s activities? I am delaying buying airline tickets, coming from Minnesota, to prevent airline rebooking fees.

  11. Brooke July 16, 2013 at 11:31 pm # Reply

    Dr. Ben,
    Looks like a fantastic event! Is there any opportunity for sponsorship? Please let me know if there is some way SpectraCell can get involved, since we offer affordable MTHFR testing.

    • Dr Ben July 17, 2013 at 3:26 am # Reply

      Hi Brooke – yes there is. Please contact Bastyr Continuing Education office at

      There are limited spots.

  12. danielle July 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm # Reply

    I am already traveling on those dates and cannot attend. Do you know of any other upcoming conferences or trainings in this area of study in the US?
    Thank you!

  13. Justine September 29, 2013 at 5:10 am # Reply

    Hi Dr Ben,
    I’m a chiropractor and applied Kinesiologist from Sydney, Australia. Please let me know if the seminar will be streamed live. I’d love to take part!

  14. VPo January 3, 2014 at 6:00 am # Reply

    Still waiting for release of recordings. Any updates? My patients and I sure could use the knowledge.

  15. Jane March 2, 2014 at 4:17 am # Reply

    Hi Dr Ben
    would love to know when the recording of the 2 day conference is going to be available?


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