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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Time / period General Track T3 Certification Track
9:45- 10:00 AM

10:00- 10:55 AM

Conference Welcome : 9:45 am - 10:00am

Modulating the HPA Axis

Decker Weiss, NMD

1 CME / 1 CEU

10:55-11:50 AM Pituitary, Adrenal, Thyroid Triangle

Gerrie Lindeque, MD

0 CME / 1 CEU

11:50 AM-12:35 PM Break and Exhibitor Time
12:35-1:30 PM Clinical Cardiology Part 1

Decker Weiss, NMD

1 CME / 1 CEU

 

Thyroid Autoimmune Disease

Michaël Friedman, ND

0 CME / 1 CEU / 1 CEU Pharmacy

1:30-2:00 PM Break and Exhibitor Time
2:00 – 2:55 PM Extinction of Men - The Role of Endocrine Disruptors

Edwin Lee, MD

1 CME / 1 CEU

 

Supporting Healthy Body Temperatures with Lifestyle, Herbs, Nutrients, and Thyroid Hormone

Denis Wilson, MD

0 CME / 1 CEU

3:00-3:45 PM Managing Fatigue w/Supplements
Mary Bove, ND
0 CME / 0 CEU
Combining Peptides & Thyroid Optimization - Effective Treatment for Chronic Disease Pt 1

Kent Holtorf, MD

0 CME / 0.75 CEU

3:45–4:30 PM Break and Exhibitor Time
4:30–5:30 PM Increasing Testosterone in Men Without Using Testosterone

Edwin Lee, MD

1 CME / 1 CEU /1 CEU Pharmacy

Supporting Healthy Body Temperatures with T3 Therapy

Denis Wilson, MD

0 CME/1 CEU / 1 CEU Pharmacy

Friday, August 21, 2020

Time / period Friday Track 1 Friday Track 2
10:00-10:55 AM Covid 19

Decker Weiss, NMD

1 CME / 1 CEU

10:55-11:50 AM Clinical Cardiology Part 2

Decker Weiss, NMD

1 CME / 1 CEU

Combining Peptides & Thyroid Optimization - Effective Treatment for Chronic Disease Pt. 2

Kent Holtorf, MD

0 CME / 1 CEU

11:50-12:35 PM Break and Exhibitor Time
12:35-1:30 PM The Role of Exosomes and Cancer

Edwin Lee, MD

1 CME / 1 CEU / 1 CEU Pharmacy

Biofilms and Botanicals - The Role of Biocidal Herbs in Chronic Disease

(30 min)

LPS and Chronic Illness - How Bacteria Metabolites Influence Systemic Health

(25 Min)

Kristen Klos-Maki, DC

0 CME / 1 CEU

1:30-2:00 PM Break and Exhibitor Time
2:00-2:45 PM Men’s Health and Fertility

Mary Bove, ND

0.75 CME / 0.75 CEU

Introduction to Peptides

Edwin Lee, MD

2:00-2:20 PM  *Full Access Only

0.25 CME / 0.25 CEU /0.25 CEU Pharmacy


Neuro Regenerative Peptides

Edwin Lee, MD

2:20–3:15 PM  *Full Access Only

1 CME / 1 CEU / 1 CEU Pharmacy


Growth Hormone Peptides

Edwin Lee, MD

3:15-3:45 PM  *Full Access Only

0.5 CME / 0.5 CEU / 0.5 CEU Pharmacy

2:45–3:45 PM Women’s Health

Pt 1

Mary Bove, ND

1 CME / 1 CEU

 

3:45–4:30 PM Break and Exhibitor Time
4:30–5:15 PM Women’s Health

Pt 2

Mary Bove, ND

0.75 CME / 0.75 CEU

Hair Peptides

Edwin Lee, MD

*Full Access Only

0.75 CME / 0.75 CEU / 0.75 CEU Pharmacy

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Time / period Saturday Track 1 Saturday Track 2
10:00-10:55 AM

Integrative Oncology,

Gerrie Lindeque, MD

0 CME / 1 CEU

10:55-11:50 AM Weight Loss Management in African Americans

Carol Penn, MD

1 CME / 1 CEU

Peptides in Autoimmune Diseases

Luis Martinez, MD, MPH

1 CME / 1 CEU / 1 CEU Pharmacy

*Full Access Only

11:50-12:35 PM Break and Exhibitor Time
12:35-1:30 PM Women’s Health

Pt 3

Mary Bove, ND

1 CME/1 CEU

Metabolic Peptides - Luis Martinez, MD

12:35-1:00 PM  *Full Access Only

0.5 CME / 0.5 CEU / 0.5 CEU Pharmacy


The Healing Peptide BPC 157

Edwin Lee, MD

1:00–1:30 PM  *Full Access Only

0.5 CME / 0.5 CEU/ 0.5 CEU Pharmacy

1:30-2:00 PM Break and Exhibitor Time
2:00-2:55 PM Women’s Health

Pt 4

Mary Bove, ND

1 CME / 1 CEU

Cosmeceutical Peptides
Edwin Lee, MD2:00-2:30 PM*Full Access Only0.5 CME / 0.5 CEU / 0.5 CEU Pharmacy


Peptides in Cancer Treatment

Luis Martinez MD, MPH

2:30–3:20 PM *Full Access Only

0.75 CME / 0.75 CEU/ 0.75 CEU Pharmacy


Top 5 Peptides

Peptides Q and A

Lee & Martinez

3:20–3:45 PM *Full Access Only

0.5 CME / 0.5 CEU / 0.5 CEU Pharmacy

3:00–3:45 PM Nootropics

Mary Bove, ND

0.75 CME / 0.75 CEU

 

3:45–4:30 PM Break and Exhibitor Time
4:30–5:30 PM Optimizing Mitochondrial Health Through Exercise and Fasting
Denis Wilson, MD1 CME / 1 CEU
5:30–6:15 PM Mind, Mood, and Movement
Carol Penn, MD0.75 CME / 0.75 CEU

Some classes are non CME, because a speaker prefers to speak freely about treatments that are not standard of care and not restricted to evidence that is ONLY found in recent clinical trials.

 

Pre-Conference Webinar: July 28, 2020 7pm - 8:15 pm

Aumatma, Shah, ND

10 Essential Herbs & Nutrients for Fertility  - 0 CME / 1.25 CEU

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Sessions

Modulating the HPA Axis

Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss how inflammation damages the HPA-T (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) axis and formation of sex hormones, thereby causing dysfunction of mood, insomnia, and fatigue. Pathophysiology of inflammation and HPA axis will be reviewed. Pharmaceutical and natural treatments will be reviewed based on published literature. The attendee will gain an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the HPA-T axis and sex hormone dysfunction, as well as gain confidence in the safety and interactions of nutrients, herbs and pharmaceutical options based on a review of published science.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Review the anatomy and physiology of the HPA-T Axis.
  • The attendee will be introduced to the underlying causes of both HPA-T axis dysfunction and decreased hormone production and how they have a common pathophysiology.
  • The attendee will better understand how inflammation and free radical “spillover” contributes to the underlying issues of hormone and HPA-T dysfunction.
  • Through a literature review, the attendee will better understand the “typical”, or “atypical” symptoms in patients with HPA-T and hormone dysfunction.
  • Dr. Weiss will provide an evidence-based review of science related to nutritional and botanical approaches to correcting hormones and HPA-T axis, and will evaluate the safety and efficacy of each.

Pituitary, Adrenal, Thyroid Triangle 

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a complex network of neurological and endocrine interactions that reacts to stress. A feedback system regulates the endocrine glands and influences many other body functions, including blood sugar and thyroid function. When one part of the network is disturbed through chronic stress, a domino effect can ensue, causing multiple, seemingly unrelated symptoms. This presentation will review the signs and symptoms of adrenal cortex and medullar disorders and identify HPA axis dysfunction. We will review evidence based naturopathic and restorative medicine treatments using botanicals, adaptogenic and amphyteric herbs, nervines, hormones, cortisone, dexamethasone, amino acids and other nutrients to restore wellness. 

Goals and Objectives:

  • Review fundamentals of endocrinology and learn how to identify HPA dysregulation and blood sugar regulation through lab tests and clinical evaluation
  • Research review of herbs and nutrients and effect on cortisol secretion and adrenal function. 
  • Review of research and evidence-based treatments to restore the neuroendocrine system.
  • Help patients understand specific lifestyle adjustments that will support balance within the HPA axis.
  • Develop a repertory of natural treatments for thyroid, glucose and adrenal support
  • Understand evidence-based management of these conditions

Clinical Cardiology

Dr. Weiss will review the underlying mechanisms of heart disease in women as well as his experience in treating heart failure. He will review the associated symptoms to watch for, as well as common risk factors. He will also review Prescription treatments will be reviewed, as well as lifestyle changes including diet, nutrients, and herbs, based on a review of the science. Dr. Weiss will present common obstacles to effective heart disease management and recommendations to overcome them.

 

Goals and Objectives:

  • Weiss will review the underlying mechanisms for heart disease in women as found in scientific literature.
  • There will be a review of the strengths and weaknesses of pharmacologic approaches to heart disease.
  • There will be an evidence-based review of the natural modalities for managing heart disease, including lifestyle factors such as diet and stress reduction. Dr. Weiss will examine the efficacy of each.


Thyroid Autoimmune Disease

 

Primary care physicians now diagnose thyroid disease routinely, frequently with an autoimmune component. Thyroid complaints include fatigue, weight gain and depression, even despite normal hormone protocols. A little over 1% of the US population has hyperthyroidism, and in older adults, it can be mistaken for depression or dementia. If it goes undiagnosed, it can develop into more severe conditions. In this talk, Dr. Friedman will review published research regarding nutritional deficiencies and excesses which can contribute to hypothyroidism as well as treatment considerations and lifestyle measures. This class offers evidence-based suggestions that doctors can consider when treating symptomatic thyroid patients with Graves and Hashimoto’s Disease. This presentation will enhance your diagnostic skills and improve your proficiency in thyroid lab interpretation. You’ll better understand the significance of tests such as FT4, thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI), and thyroglobulin antibodies. Dr. Friedman will share tips for improving differential diagnostic skills for conditions such as subclinical hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, toxic thyroid adenoma, thyroid autoimmune and more. He’ll explain differences in standard medical therapies versus natural treatments for hyperthyroidism and co-morbidities. This presentation will review evidence-based treatments such as iodine, lithium, carnitine and botanical medicines for hyperthyroidism.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Review hypothyroid, thyroid autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Disease.
  • Review thyroid testing parameters.
  • Identify foods and nutritional interventions for autoimmune conditions based on published research.
  • Recognize the many environmental influences on peripheral thyroid function such as iodine, heavy metals, soy, and rosmarinic acid that can alter thyroid function cited in published literature.
  • Review the incidence and prevalence of thyroid disease in the US and worldwide.
  • Review the proper lab tests and interpretation for diagnosing hyperthyroidism
  • Review the differential diagnosis for thyroid disease.
  • Review evidence-based information about autoimmune disease and its role in thyroid disease
  • Review evidence-based treatments such as iodine, lithium, carnitine and botanical medicines


Supporting Healthy Body Temperatures with T3 Therapy

A simple protocol for the empirical use of T3 in patients with low body temperatures and normal thyroid blood tests will be presented. Crucial principles of dosing and management that are specific to T3 therapy be discussed and will focus on maximizing the benefit while minimizing the risk of T3 therapy. Doctors will learn how cycling patients on and off T3 can often reset the body temperature so that the temperature and symptoms often remained improved off medicine. This “resetting phenomenon” is a hallmark of T3 therapy for Wilson’s Syndrome. Transitioning patients from T4-containing medicine to T3 will also be discussed. Supporting healthy body temperature with herbal medicines, nutrients and lifestyle

Goals and Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of keeping T3 levels steady
  • Describe an evidence based simple protocol for administering T3
  • Recognize, prevent, and manage side effects of T3 therapy.
  • Describe “Compensation time” and how the body normally reacts to T3.
  • Describe the relevance of sustained-release T3 as compared to instant-release T3.
  • Describe the use of T4 as a stabilizing agent / antidote for T3.
  • Evidence based review of the effects of herbal medicines, nutrients and lifestyle on temperature


Combining Peptides & Thyroid Optimization - Effective Treatment for Chronic Disease

It is the standard dogma that diagnosing hypothyroidism, euthyroidism, and hyperthyroidism is straightforward, except in sporadic cases. If the TSH is high, the thyroid is low, if the TSH is low, the thyroid is high, and if the TSH is normal, then the thyroid is considered normal. Well, just like everything else in medicine, we wish it was that easy. Hundreds of studies demonstrate that blind reliance on the TSH and other basic thyroid function tests (TFTs) may miss a considerable percentage of patients who can dramatically benefit from thyroid replacement despite having “normal” TFTs. This is especially true in patients who have a systemic illness, inflammation, depression, CFS/FM/ME/Lyme disease, diabetes, autoimmune thyroiditis, or any other autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal dysfunction, obesity, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, significantly physiologic stress, excessive dieting, or have toxin exposure.

With chronic illness, the thyroid axis must be evaluated differently than with a healthy person. With chronic disease, the main culprit causing low cellular levels of thyroid (which is what matters) is not primary thyroid dysfunction, as it is with a healthy person, but rather numerous potential dysfunctions that are keeping the cells from utilizing thyroid hormones normally. This results in cellular hypothyroidism despite having a normal TSH and serum thyroid hormone levels.

Goals and Objectives:

  • To understand how chronic illness affects central (hypothalamic/pituitary) thyroid levels differently than peripheral tissues
  • To understand how common underlying dysfunctions that are seen in chronic illness, including immune, mitochondrial, and gastrointestinal dysfunction (leaky gut) with possible toxin exposure, can result in tissue hypothyroidism that may not be detected by standard TFTs
  • To learn new methods to evaluate the underlying causes of chronic illness and thyroid dysfunction
  • To understand new treatment modalities that address the underlying causes of chronic illness and understand why standard T4 therapy may not be optimal for chronically ill patients


Covid 19

Dr. Weiss will review the research and clinical approaches to Covid 19

Goals and Objectives: 

  • Evidence based review of Covid-19 therapies
  • Evidence based review of using natural therapies to support the immune system.
  • Clinical approach to supporting the immune system
  • Clinical experience in treating patients with Covid-19.


Extinction of Men - The Role of Endocrine Disruptors

In the past 20 years there has been a significant decline of testosterone and an increase in fertility clinics.  Endocrine disruption from xenoestrogens or from  environmental toxins that act like estrogens has been linked to low testosterone, estrogen dominance, and infertility.  Toxicants like BPA in plastic bottles, parabens in personal care products, and phthalates in plastics will be covered in this talk.  The role of environmental toxins being the root cause of hypogonadism and infertility is underappreciated in clinical practice.  Diagnosis and treatment will be reviewed.

Objectives:

  • Understand the role of xenoestrogens causing hypogonadism and infertility
  • Understand the role of detoxification in eliminating the toxins
  • Understand about genetic defects on the detoxification pathway


Increasing Testosterone in Men Without Using Testosterone

It is estimated that one out of four men over 30 years old has low testosterone.  Having low testosterone in men is considered a lethal disease with a higher incidence of heart disease, stroke and cancer.  The number of prescriptions for testosterone is climbing rapidly. The use of exogenous testosterone is an option however one should always consider using a treatment that can help with boosting their natural production of testosterone.  A review of using DHEA, Clomid, Enclomiphene, HCG, SARM and some new peptides will be discussed. 

Objectives:

  • Understand the workup of hypogonadism.  
  • Recognize the importance to treat secondary causes of hypogonadism 
  • Design a therapy plan of using supplements and non-testosterone therapy.  


Biofilms and Botanicals – The Role of Biocidal Herbs in Chronic Illness 

Biofilms complicate 80% of chronic infections by shielding microorganisms from threatening agents, and by providing an ongoing source of spontaneous reinoculation. Join Dr. Klos -Maki as she discusses how biofilms and chronic infections have been difficult to address with conventional medicine, and how research into plant-based approaches have demonstrated great success. The goal of this presentation is to review research and expand participants’ understanding of botanicals and strategies for addressing multi-pathogen illnesses.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Review the physiology of biofilms.
  • The attendee will learn common microorganisms associated with biofilms.
  • Review the literature on botanicals and biofilms
  • The attendee will leave with practical applications for addressing biofilm utilizing botanicals.


LPS and Chronic Illness – How Bacterial Metabolites Influence Systemic Health 

A flourishing, heterogeneous microbial community is essential both for oral and systemic health. These communities are important for a myriad of physiological processes. Dr. Kristen Klos-Maki will discuss how alterations in the balance (increased pathogen load, reduced commensals, or reduced diversity) of these microorganisms and their functions can result in microbial dysbiosis and has been linked to a host of local and systemic conditions through the release of metabolites and damage to the oral and gastrointestinal mucosa. She will also discuss the efficacy and safety of botanicals in addressing microbial dysbiosis.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Review the role of the microbiome.
  • The attendee will learn the origin and effects of lipopolysaccharides (LPS).
  • The attendee will learn the systemic effects of endotoxemia, including its contributions to chronic disease
  • The attendee will leave will practical, research based applications of botanical medicine for addressing dysbiosis and LPS


Women’s Health

Goals and Objectives:

  • Review of estrogen physiology, metabolism, and detoxification phases.
  • Review of hormonal testing as a tool in therapeutic protocol planning.
  • Evidence based review of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of estrogen dominance syndromes.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the safety, benefit, application, and actions of botanicals used in the management of menstrual cycle disruptions, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, PMS, premature menopause, and infertility.
  • Identify botanical, nutritional, hormonal, dietary and lifestyle interventions for autoimmune conditions from evidence-based research and clinical efficacy.


Introduction to Peptides

The world of peptides therapy is a growing field in medicine ranging improving skin care, growth hormone, to one’s immune system to name a few.  On Pub med there are over 2.5 million articles on peptides.  Peptides are small proteins that have unique regenerative properties.  Peptides have been discovered since the 1960s and many countries offer peptides in their health care system.   It is estimated that humans have over 250,000 peptides and we only understand a fraction of them.  Peptides are chains of amino acids linked together by a polypeptide bond.  How peptides are synthesized in a lab will be reviewed.  Since many peptides can be obtained inexpensively on the internet the importance of obtaining peptides from a reputable compound pharmacy is critical for human safety and understanding the harmful cancer linking chemicals used in peptide synthesis is probably in the peptides that are purchased on the internet.  In addition, the mechanism of action on how peptides work will be covered.   A case study of a neuro regenerative peptide will be reviewed.  

Course Objectives:

  • Describe what a peptide is
  • Understand how a peptide is synthesized.
  • Understand on which type of receptor is activated with a peptide


Neuro Regenerative Peptides

Neurodegenerative diseases affect millions of people worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are the most common neurodegenerative diseases. In 2016, approximately 5.4 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease. Neurodegenerative diseases occur when nerve cells in the brain or peripheral nervous system lose function over time and ultimately die. In this lecture regenerative peptides for the brain will be reviewed.  Some peptides have been shown to increase Brain Derived Neurotrophic factor (BDNF) to help with nerve cell regeneration.  It is noted that patients with Alzheimer’s have low BDNF and improving BDNF can help with cognition.  Other pathways will be discussed in improving cognition. 

Goals & Objectives:

  • Discuss peptides effects on Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor
  • Review regenerative peptides for the brain. 
  • Formulate a plan to help with improving cognition. 


Growth Hormone Peptides

Growth hormone is an essential hormone in lowering body fat, improving on lipids, keeping muscles healthy and improving on bone density. Adult growth hormone deficiency symptoms will be reviewed and the association of higher mortality with growth hormone deficiency. Unfortunately, the treatment with recombinant human growth hormone is not covered under most insurance plans and also it is cost prohibitive for most people.  There is an alternative to the expensive recombinant human growth hormone mostly commonly used for boosting IGF-1 and has the advantage of inducing all five of the hGH isoforms rather just the one that is found in the synthetic form.  CJC-1295, Ipamorelin, GHRP-6, Teslomorelin and others are peptides that have been shown to help improve IGF-1 levels.  

Course Objectives:

  • Describe that adult growth hormone deficiency increases mortality
  • Understand the differences between the growth hormone releasing hormone peptides versus growth hormone releasing peptides
  • Explain the other benefits that these peptides can do besides increasing IGF-1. 

Men’s Health and Fertility

Male Infertility is thought to be responsible for up to 50% of overall infertility cases, most considered idiopathic in origin. Oxidative stress may be a silent factor related to the decline of male fertility currently. The effects of an over abundance of reactivity oxygen species (ROS) are vast in the male body influencing spermatogenesis, seminal fluid health, and healthy male hormonal function. Botanical, nutritional and lifestyle therapies offer a variety of benefits for healthier sperm morphology, optimizing motility, seminal fluid volume, and to quench ROS. Review current evidence-based research on Abnormal Spermatogenesis and Male Infertility.  Botanical safety, interactions, dosing, and application will be reviewed along with therapeutic nutritional supplement support.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the evidence-based research on mechanism, dosage, safety and contraindication of plants used for male fertility.
  • Identity foods, nutritional interventions and lifestyle therapies to address male fertility based on current research and clinical case study.
  • Review potential role of male herbal plant medicines in managing male fertility issues related to ROS, abnormal spermatogenisis, erectile dysfunction, hormonal decline and male endocrine dysfunction.

Nootropics

Nootropics include drugs, supplements that may improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals.  While many substances are purported to improve cognition, research is at a preliminary stage as of 2019, and the effects of the majority of these agents are not fully determined. The use of cognition-enhancing drugs by healthy individuals in the absence of a medical indication spans numerous controversial issues, including the ethics and fairness of their use, and concerns over adverse effects, among others. This class will be a research review of botanicals that have shown preliminary evidence, including their use, dosing and safety.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn evidence-based review of preliminary evidence of botanical nootropics including their use, dosing and safety.
  • Understand criteria for combining herbal plants with nootropic properties.

Hair Peptides

According to a 2014 survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration approximately 35 million men in the United States suffer some type of hair loss, and while approximately 21 million women are affected by hair loss.  As we age both men and women suffer with hair loss.  There are peptides to help with hair growth and to help with new hair follicles.  The hair cycle and the causes for hair loss will be reviewed.  The WNT pathway is a critical factor for hair growth and the discovery of the CXXC5 protein that is responsible for hair loss will be reviewed.  Peptides that will be covered Thymulin, GHK copper, PTD and Thymosin Beta 4.  

Course objectives:

  • Describe the hair cycle and the causes of hair loss
  • Review of evidence-based studies with peptides on hair growth 
  • Formulate a plan on peptides for hair growth. 

Optimizing Mitochondrial Health Through Exercise and Fasting

Brief outline/agenda of the specific points to be covered during the presentation:

  • Signaling the body’s survival priorities rather than fighting against them
    • 3 examples of how the body’s physiology supports its priorities
    • How survival depends on escaping dangerous situations
  • What happens when we eat - physiology of energy transfer after a meal
  • What happens when we start to get hungry - physiology of the non-fed state
  • Hunger is a question, signaling exercise is our answer
    • 2 forms of high-intensity signaling exercise and when to do them
      • With a high-carb diet
      • With a low-carb diet
  • Benefits of answering hunger with signaling exercise
    • Improved and easily sustainable body composition
    • Improved mental function
    • Improved respiratory function and athletic endurance
  • Improved disease resistance
    • Improved metabolism
  • Synergistic nutritional and hormonal therapies

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the body’s survival priorities
  • Understand the signals the body sends us and the signals we send the body.
  • Learn how to integrate diet and exercise signaling for optimal benefits
  • Learn the physiology of energy transfer in both the fed and non-fed state
  • Learn to better communicate with our bodies

Weight Loss Management in African Americans

Goals and Objectives: 

  • Review the latest research on weight management, especially in African Americans.
  • Review supporting research related to risk factors associated with obesity. 
  • Learn evidence-based guidelines for healthy diet choices especially in African American populations.
  • Examine the role of physical activity and weight management in African Americans.

Peptides in Autoimmune Diseases

Millions of Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases. Immune dysregulation, a universal characteristic of autoimmune diseases, can be targeted through the use of specific peptides. The pathophysiology of autoimmunity will be reviewed. The lecture will also present the rationale for utilizing peptide therapy in the management of autoimmune diseases. T cell modulation, cell predominant shifts, OGF axis and other mechanisms of action will be highlighted. VIP, thymosins and other peptides will be covered.  Cases and protocols will be discussed.

Objectives:

  • Define immune dysregulation in autoimmune diseases
  • Review TH1/TH2/TH17 alterations and their impact
  • Detail specific peptides and their mechanisms of action

Metabolic Peptides

Metabolic optimization and its sequelae (weightloss, maintenance of lean muscle mass, cardiometabolic fitness) remains a challenge for many patients. This lecture will discuss how peptides can be used to improve metabolism.  We will discuss master pathways involved in food intake and metabolism as well as growth hormone axis and how it relates to metabolic optimization. Novel peptides such as MOTS-C will be discussed. Mitochondrial dysfunction and optimization will be highlighted as part of an overall strategy for improving metabolism.

Objectives:

  • Review pathways involved in feeding and metabolism
  • Detail mitochondrial function, or lack thereof, and how this impacts metabolism
  • Detail multiple peptides which can be integrated as a strategy for improving metabolism

The Healing Peptide BPC 157

BPC-157 most likely has been used in humans for over 120 years from the discovery of gastric juice (which most likely had BPC-157) by Dr. Pavlov.  It was not till Dr. Predrag Sikiric discovered BPC 157 in 1993 that we have a lot of clinical data of the regenerative properties of BPC-157 in animals.  BPC-157 has an amazing healing peptide from reducing inflammation, increasing the production of type 1 collagen, improving the lower esophageal sphincter, healing fistulas and helping with repairing many parts of our body.  Published studies of BPC-157 will be reviewed. Dosing of BPC-157 will also be reviewed.  

Course objectives:

  • Describe the history of discovering BPC 157
  • Understand the multiple pathways that BPC 157 activates
  • Formulate a plan in dosing BPC 157 in a musculoskeletal tear.


Cosmeceutical Peptides

Skin aging is a natural process that is caused by intrinsic changes and extrinsic damage.  Over time there is a decrease in type 1 collagen, increase in fragmentation of collagen and accumulation of elastin material which causes the skin to wrinkle, increase in age spots, and have a leathery appearance.  Growth factors and cytokines have been used in the cosmetic products to help with the aging skin.  However, with their large size of >15,000 Da limits their ability to penetrate the skin.  Peptides offer the advantage of growth factor like activities with better skin penetration due to their smaller molecular size and also with their signaling effects.   Several peptides GHK, Botox like peptides, enzyme peptides and others will be reviewed.  Also the pleotrophic effects of GHK copper will be covered.  

Objectives:

  • Describe the causes of aging skin
  • Review the clinical data on the peptides on improving the aging skin
  • Formulate a plan on using peptides to help the skin look younger


Peptides in Cancer Treatment

Advances in peptide biology have shed light on multiple pathways which can be targeted for therapeutic interventions in the treatment of cancer. These can be incorporated as part of a comprehensive management approach. The lecture will discuss peptide classes, mechanisms of action and proposed protocols for incorporating peptide therapy in the treatment of cancer patients. Immune system and cancer biology will be discussed as they relate to the direct effects of these therapies. Peptides including Met-Enkephalin, PNC 27, P18 and TA1 among others will be discussed. Oncostatic and oncolytic mechanisms of action will be reviewed. Dosing protocols and cases will be presented.

Objectives:

  • Review cell growth cycle and relevant checkpoints
  • Detail immune system surveillance for abnormal cancer growth
  • Discuss how the different peptide act on and can inhibit cancer growth


Integrative Oncology

Goals & Objectives: 

  • Review supporting research related to risk factors for developing cancer 
  • Learn evidence-based guidelines for healthy diet choices
  • Review research on nutrients and natural treatments in oncology.


10 Essential Herbs & Nutrients for Fertility

Summary: You know how research often shows supplements or herbs to work for fertility, but in reality, they don't work for your patient? In this talk, Dr Aumatma will share the top 10 essential nutrients and herbs that work for couples struggling with infertility. It is based on the latest research, as well as her clinical experience and will give you the clinical pearls you need to help your infertility patients. By the end of this talk, you will know exactly which herbs and supplements you can rely on, and which ones you cannot so that you can go back to your practice equipped with tools to help your infertility patients to get pregnant.


Goals and Objectives: 

  • Present the top 10 herbs and nutrients that are beneficial for a fertility practice, based on the latest research combined with my clinical experience.
  • Help practitioners have a grasp of essential nutrients they can use with their infertility patients
  • Share herbs that are essential for specific underlying issues when dealing with infertility

Mind, Mood, and Movement

Goals and Objectives: 

  • Understand how mindfulness practice, and movement impacts mood, neuroplasticity, and resilience 
  • Recognize evidence based literature on mind, mood and movement. 
  • Be able to answer the following questions: 
    1. Why is exercise or movement helpful and necessary in our lives?
    2. How does exercise contribute to health and why?
    3. What is the connection between emotions and movement?
    4. What is the best form of exercise and how can you choose what is best for you?
    5. Are there limitations to keep in mind?
    6. Discuss the concept of energy in relation to movement.

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