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2017 AAO Annual Meeting


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The 6th Annual Meeting will be held May 11-13th, 2017 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort (GVR) in Henderson, Nevada. GVR is an off-strip boutique hotel that is connected to an outdoor shopping and dining center called The District which offers a quick getaway and incentive for a guest attendee to join you. GVR offers a complimentary shuttle to and from  McCarran Airport and the Las Vegas Strip, as well as a sand-bottomed pool, an additional adult-only pool, spa, six restaurants, and gaming.


To book a room at the Green Valley Ranch Resort at our contracted rate please use use this link: 

or contact the Green Valley Ranch at 1-866-782-9487 and use code GCIAMER. Our room block rates are available until April 17th.

Green Valley Ranch Resort homepage -


The District -



 There will be exhibitors on site Friday and Saturday - Exhibitor Space Has Sold Out





Thursday May 11th


7:00 - 8:00  Registration and Breakfast


La Sirena Ballroom


8:00 - 10:00  Frank Shallenberger, MD, President AAO “Introduction to Ozone Therapy  History, chemistry, physiology, medical uses of ozone, contraindications.  This is an introduction for practitioners new to ozone therapy and a review for those already using ozone therapy.”


10:00-10:15 Break


10:15 - 11:15  David Minkoff, MD – “How To Handle The Worst Cases - So They Get Better and You are a Hero”


11:15 – 12:15  Eric Gordon, MD  “Ozone and Metabolomics.  New research looks at whether ozone therapy can reverse the abnormal metabolomics found in chronic fatigue states.”


12:15-1:30  Lunch Break


1:30 – 6:30 – Vincenzo Simonetti, MD – “A comprehensive Protocol for the successful management of Multiple Sclerosis”


La Cascada Ballroom


Dental Workshop 

8:00 -1:00 Michael Gossweiler, DDS, MS - "Protocols for Using Ozone with PRF for Implants, Extraction Sites, and Occult Necrotic Bone Infections"; Robert Harris, DMD - "Protocols for Detoxification and Pre-Conditioning of the Head, Oral Tissues and Lymphatics"



Friday, May 12th


7:00-8:00 New Arrival Registration and Breakfast


8:00 – 8:30  President's Report 


8:30 - 9:00  Heinz Konrad, MD  “An interesting case of two chronic double sternum osteomyelitis fistulae after open heart surgery, cured with ozone.”


9:00 – 9:30  Frank Shallenberger, MD – “Results of AAO Sponsored study on cartilage regeneration in knees treated with Prolozone®.”


9:30 - 10:30  Bryan Rade, ND – “Combining IV Laser Therapy and ozone to treat Lyme disease and other infections, reduce inflammation, and improve oxygen metabolism.”


10:30 – 11:00  Break


11:00 – 12:00  Dennis Harper, DC -  “Ozone and Medicinal Signaling Cells - A Synergistic Symphony"

12:00 - 12:30  Shahzad Karim Bhatti, MD – “Intradiscal ozone in Pakistan – Comparing to paravertebral Prolozone® Therapy and Surgery.”


12:30 – 2:00  Lunch Break 


2:00 – 3:00 Kathy Stahlman, LAc – “Ozone acupuncture protocols for treating several difficult clinical problems.”


3:00 – 3:15 Nafysa Parpia, ND – “A Quick and Easy Ozone Treatment for Wrinkle Reduction”


3:15 – 3:30  Frank Shallenberger, MD – “A simple way to eliminate Spider Veins with Ozone”


3:30 – 4:30  Break


4:30 – 5:00  Katie Carter, ND and Sarah Narji MD – “Impotence therapy update and a case study of a successful treatment of longstanding radiation burn neuropathy with ozone/neural therapy.”


5:00 – 6:00 Panel


6:00 - Adjourn followed by reception




Saturday, May 13th


7:00-8:00 Breakfast


8:00 – 8:30 Cassie Tacheny, MD – “Treating Prostatitis with Ozone Injections into the Prostate”


8:30 – 9:30  Martin Gallagher, MD, DC, MS, ABOIM – “Clinical Pearls in Ozone Practice:  from Trigeminal Neuralgia to Auto-Immune Disease”


9:30 – 10:00  Barbara Bustillo-Gonzalez, MD - "Interesting Case Studies and Protocols Using Ozone Therapy in Depression/Psychosis, Stage Four Cancer, Post-Stroke and Cystic Fibrosis"


10:00 - 11:00  Break


11:00 - 12:00  Brenden Cochran, ND – “Integrative Oncology: Experience with High Dose Vitamin C, Artesunate, and Ozonated Saline.”


12:00  – 12:30 Ruhi Cakir, MD -" Caudal and Epidural Ozone Injections in Low Back Pain and Spinal Stenosis - Practical Treatment in Office Conditions"

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch Break


2:00 – 3:00  Marcelo Valio, MD - "Using Hydro-Ozone Therapy to Improve Heart Rate Variability in Stress and Anti-Agining Medicine, and in Post-Phenol Peeling and Burn Patients"


3:00 – 3:30  Break


3:30 – 4:00  Robert Rowen, MD – “Introduction to Hyperbaric Ozone Therapy and High Dose Multipass Ozone Therapy

4:00 – 4:30  Mark Bartiss, MD – “Case Reports and Observations About High Dose Multipass Ozone Therapy.”

4:30 – 5:00  Ahvie Herskowitz, MD – “Case Reports and Observations About High Dose Multipass Ozone Therapy.”

5:00 - 6:00  Panel


6:00  Adjourn


Sunday, May 14th


 Dr. Marcelo Valio will be offering a course on Cosmetic Ozone Therapies


Also, you have the unique opportunity to register for a one-day event directly after the AAO meeting. This event is put on by Ozone Therapies Group. Please click this link to visit their website and register now.

Early bird discounts are available for this one-day event through April 30th.


For Event Flyer for Dr. Valio's course please click here.



 While AAO makes every attempt to maintain the schedule, it is subject to change. Also, the meals provided by AAO may not be compatible with all special diets. Please plan accordingly if you have strict dietary or Kosher needs. 


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