The EMF Medical Conference 2021 was hosted by the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc.
You can still learn what was presented at this conference by subscribing to the videos of the entire conference and pre-conference lectures, available for purchase through Vimeo. Also, you can earn up to 24.5 CME/CEs by enrolling in two courses based on the conference by May 1, 2022. CME/CE Credit Provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., and The Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc. Go to online CME courses page. Finally, you can watch the free webinars and read the blogs posted on this website.
Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
of EMF Associated Illness
Biological and health effects of electromagnetic field exposure are scientifically established and no longer deniable.
Science continues to demonstrate, in over 2000 peer reviewed publications, clear adverse health effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure on humans, animals, and plants. What was once debatable is now scientifically and clinically clear to the growing number of healthcare professionals familiar with EMF science. Worldwide, patients and clinicians are observing and documenting cases of EMF associated illness. These patients present with a wide variety of symptoms and conditions that abate or significantly improve with EMF assessment and exposure reduction.
EMFMC 2021 builds on the success and momentum from the first of its kind 2019 EMF Medical Conference in the U.S. that was held in Scotts Valley, California. EMFMC 2021 will convene leading physicians, clinicians, and scientists for a series of presentations on the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of EMF associated illness. Experts in EMF assessment will present proven methods that can prevent or limit EMF exposure hazards.
EMFMC 2021 aims to equip healthcare professionals with the information and skills needed to: 1) Answer mounting patient questions about the effects of wireless signals and electricity, 2) Advocate for patients who have been harmed, and 3) Address the growing public health crisis caused by a new generation of wireless technologies being unilaterally deployed without premarket safety testing.
The CME-accredited EMF Medical Conference 2021 will establish a framework for focused clinical EMF learning, dialogue, exchange of ideas/science and case discussions. We aim to provide tools you can immediately begin to use in your practice to improve patient outcomes.
We look forward to “seeing” you there!
The conference is designed to:
- Increase awareness among healthcare practitioners of the potential adverse effects of electromagnetic field exposure.
- Increase practitioner ability to use a methodology of assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment as suggested by international medical specialty groups for assessing EMF associated illness.
- Attendees will become familiar with the evidence that exists regarding the relationship of EMF exposure to specific health conditions, and learn about the tools necessary to assess exposure, strategies for prevention, avoidance, and treatment.
Upon completion of the conference, attendees will be able to:
- Recognize the effects of electromagnetic field exposure on the immune, cardiovascular, endocrine/reproductive, and nervous systems as described in the peer-reviewed medical literature.
- Choose documented methods of evaluating conditions related to EMF exposure using physical examination, history taking and laboratory testing as suggested by international medical specialty groups.
- Apply recommended treatments and recommend therapeutic lifestyle changes.
- Conduct a survey to assess EMF exposure conditions; offer guidance on precautionary measures that patients can follow to ensure personal protection – to reduce or eliminate harmful EMF exposures; refer to EMF assessment professionals who are trained to evaluate chronic EMF exposures in indoor spaces, and recommend physical shielding and other mitigation solutions.
Harmful effects of EMF were not taught in medical school
Population exposure to electromagnetic and radiofrequency radiation has risen sharply in the past decade. Healthcare practitioners do not receive education on EMF science, EMF associated health effects, or preventive measures that offer greater health protection from EMF exposure hazards. This knowledge gap persists despite major medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics having recently issued guidance on pediatric patients and cell phone use. In addition, a recent U.S. National Toxicology Program study of cell phone radiation demonstrated clear evidence of cancer and DNA damage from exposure to wireless radiation. Yet, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to assess the human health implications of these findings and communicate the results of their investigation to the medical profession and the public.
Clinical research findings are leading to more successful patient outcomes.
In order for health professionals to provide optimal patient care, it is important that they be informed of the latest scientific developments. Clinical EMF science has now become a very important skill set for the astute clinician interested in novel, evidence-based approaches to improve patient outcomes.
The conference is therefore designed to change health care practitioners’ competence in applying EMF science to clinical medicine. Thus, the knowledge need will be addressed, and additional conference content will be geared towards application of the knowledge in practice with regards to laboratory testing, and patient intake/evaluation.
At the conclusion of the conference, attendees will be able to identify, diagnose, and treat conditions that may be associated with EMF exposure.
Hillel Z. Baldwin, MD
Neurosurgeon - Carondelet Neurological Institute (USA) - Cochair EMFMC 2021
Hillel Z. Baldwin, MDNeurosurgeon - Carondelet Neurological Institute (USA) - Cochair EMFMC 2021
Dr. Hillel Z. Baldwin, a Board-Certified Neurological surgeon since 1996, practices at the Carondelet Neurological Institute (CNI) of St. Joseph’s Hospital. He has been a practicing surgeon partner at Western Neuro in Tucson, Arizona since 1992. During his career, Dr. Baldwin has served as Chief of Neurosurgery at Tucson Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center and El Dorado Hospital in Tucson.
Dr. Baldwin presently performs a wide array of adult neurosurgical procedures with subspecialty expertise in Minimally Invasive Brain and Spinal surgery, Complex Skull Base surgery, and minimally invasive pituitary surgery. He specializes in lateral access, minimally invasive spine surgery and has the greatest clinical experience in this technique in the state of Arizona.
Given his over 30 year experience in treating patients with brain tumors and other central nervous system disorders, he has developed a strong interest in Electromagnetic and Radio-frequency radiation and it’s effects on the health of the individual and outcomes from neurosurgical treatment.
Magda Havas, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Trent University School of the Environment, Peterborough (Canada) - Cochair EMFMC 2021
Magda Havas, PhDProfessor Emeritus, Trent University School of the Environment, Peterborough (Canada) - Cochair EMFMC 2021
Magda Havas, PhD, is Professor Emerita at Trent University, School of the Environment in Peterborough, Canada. She is an environmental toxicologist who has studied the effects of chemical pollutants in the environment and more recently the biological effects of electromagnetic frequencies from extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields to ultraviolet radiation. She works with people who have developed electrohypersensitivity and is advising the health care/medical community on how to objectively assess this condition and how to help people heal. She also works on the beneficial effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF), vibrational therapy and light therapy.
The Pre-Conference Prep Course was held October 23-24, 2020. For more information, click here.
Electrosmog and Electrotherapeutics 101
Our exposure to electromagnetic fields/radiation is increasing from a variety of devices, at different frequencies with various modulations and a growing population is experiencing difficulties during exposure. Health care providers do not learn about the harmful effects of electromagnetic pollution in medical school and so they are not prepared to deal with patients who are electrohypersenstive (EHS) or whose cancer or infertility is associated with electrosmog exposure. Consequently, they are likely to misdiagnose someone with EHS and related maladies if they are unfamiliar with this issue.
The EMF Medical Conference 2021 aims to educate and train health practitioners on how to prevent, diagnose and treat the various maladies electrosmog causes. The electromagnetic spectrum is the foundation for all the presentations on biological responses to electromagnetic frequencies to be given at this conference. Each of the presentations dealing with the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution will assume that the audience has a basic understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum and the various characteristics of that spectrum that have biological significance (i.e. frequency, modulation, wave form, pulsing, units of measurement, windows effects, duty cycle, etc.).
The purpose of this pre-conference course, entitled “Electrosmog and Electrotherapeutics”, is to provide that basic understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum, anthropogenic sources of electrosmog, and natural sources of electromagnetic frequencies and their role in bio-modulation. However, not all EM frequencies are harmful. Indeed, there is a growing interest in frequency therapy that includes pulsed electromagnetic fields and modulate light therapy that is proving to be highly successful around the world where these treatments are practiced. Some believe that these therapies are the future of health care and so they will be discussed in the 4th and final lecture of this course.
Conference Executive Producer
Elizabeth “Libby” Kelley, MHA
Executive Director - Electromagnetic Safety Alliance (USA)
Elizabeth “Libby” Kelley, MHAExecutive Director - Electromagnetic Safety Alliance (USA)
Libby has worked for almost 25 years to educate and advocate on electromagnetic fields health and safety. She has training and work experience in public health and public policy. She has a Masters’ degree in health care service administration, specializing in community health services, earned at the University of Southern California. She worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the Office of the Secretary in Washington D.C. for 10 years as an analyst where she conducted large studies evaluating major health and welfare issues and also conducted a study of the U.S. Food Stamp Program for the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. She entered federal service as a U.S. Presidential Management Fellow.
She is Executive Director for the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc. www.emsafetyalliance.org, and directs the International EMF Scientist Appeal, signed by scientists who have published EMF papers in professional journals, to the United Nations, the World Health Organization and to U.N. member nations, www.emfscientist.org. Libby serves as Executive Producer for this EMF Medical Conference 2021.
EMF Scientists Call for Precautionary Measures to Protect Humankind and Nature
For over two decades, independent scientists who conduct EMF research on electrical and magnetic fields, and electromagnetic radiofrequency radiation and publish papers in professional journals, have joined to issue statements to bring their concerns about the biological and adverse health effects they are reporting in their papers, to the attention of public officials and the public.
The International EMF Scientist Appeal, initiated in 2015, is addressed to the Director-General of the United Nations, the Secretary-General of the World Health Organization, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and to all U.N. Member States. During this presentation, I will present and discuss this Appeal, including the consensus view of the scientists on the biological and adverse health effects, which will be amended to reflect the current state of the science and a description of the inadequacies of the current thermal-based guidelines and guidelines to protect human health, that are set by international standard setting organizations. Further, the studies showing biological and adverse health effects of non-ionizing radiation far below these thermal standards being ignored by these organizations; and these scientists are making an urgent call to international and national public health and environmental agencies, to consider the scientific evidence showing non-thermal effects. The scientists recommend measures that should be taken to protect people from EMF exposure risks, based on the precautionary principle and ALARA (the concept of As Low As Reasonably Achievable), particularly by lowering the safety thresholds. The scientists call upon the UN Environment Programme to convene a multidisciplinary committee to review the scientific evidence and make recommendations to protect animals, plants, microbes, and people.
Statements issued by the Advisors to the Appeal since 2015, as well as other significant appeals, resolutions, and initiatives, that continue to raise the imperative need for biologically- based standards, will also be discussed.
About the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc.
Based in Tucson, Arizona USA, the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance (ESA) is a non-profit organization that seeks to “make the invisible, visible.” ESA and its advisors have decades of experience working on public health issues, advising both the public and elected leaders of the potential hazards of non-ionizing radiation. ESA’s executive director, Elizabeth Kelley, also manages the International EMF Scientist Appeal to the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.emsafetyalliance.org
CME/CE Credit Provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 19.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credit being awarded: 19.5 ANCC contact hours
AAPA Credit Designation Statement
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 19.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.