National Restorative Medicine Conference

September 15 – 17, 2022 | Online

Clinical Skills in Neurology and Mental Health

Neurology Seminar

The 2022 Restorative Medicine Conference, September 15th-17th, will be available online only.

We had planned to hold an in-person conference in Sedona, AZ but have determined that there is more interest in attending online. We know this is disappointing news, yet we are grateful to be able to present our 20th Annual Conference in a virtual setting.

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Tentative Schedule

(All times are Pacific Daylight Time)
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Thursday, September 15, 2022 all times are in PDT

Time / period Session
8:30 - 9:30 AM Burnout vs Depression: Why it matters and how to know the difference (1 CME)
Ericka Goodwin, MD
9:30 - 10:30 AM Restorative Medicine Approach to Neurodegeneration
Michaël Friedman, ND
10:30 - 11:00 AM Break and Exhibitor Time
11:00 - 12:00 PM Opioids, Endocannabinoids, and Opioid & Cannabis Use Disorders (1 CME)
Heather Zwickey, PhD
12:00 - 1:00 PM Nicotine and Alcohol Addictions: the Latest Research in the Most Common Addictions (1 CME)
Heather Zwickey, PhD
1:00 - 3:00 PM Lunch Break 2:30 - 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Time
3:00 - 4:00 PM Neurology, Immunology, and Microbiology of Addiction (1 CME)
Heather Zwickey, PhD
4:00 - 5:00 PM Food Addiction and Eating Disorders (1 CME)
Heather Zwickey, PhD

Friday, September 16, 2022 all times are in PDT

Time / period Track 1 Track 2
8:30 - 9:30 AM PANS/PANDAS (1 CME)
Jaquel Patterson, ND
9:30 - 10:30 AM Updates in Cardiology-Sponsored by Restorative Formulations (Non-CME)
Decker Weiss, NMD
10:30 - 11:00 AM Break and Exhibitor Time
11:00 - 12:00 PM Headaches (1 CME)
Jay Lombard, DO
12:00 - 1:00 PM Sleep Disorders (1 CME)
Jay Lombard, DO
1:00 - 3:00 PM Lunch Break 2:30 - 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Time
3:00 - 4:00 PM Neuro infections, Part 1 (1 CME)
Jay Lombard, DO
4:00 - 5:00 PM Neuro infections, Part 2 (1 CME)
Jay Lombard, DO

Saturday, September 17, 2022 all times are in PDT

Time / period Session
8:30 - 9:30 AM Dementia: An Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Coagulation Challenge (1 CME)
Decker Weiss, NMD
9:30 - 10:30 AM Depression and Anxiety in the COVID-19 Era (1 CME)
Decker Weiss, NMD
10:30 - 11:00 AM Break and Exhibitor Time
11:00 - 12:00 PM Botanicals and Neurotransmitters (1 CME)
Jill Stansbury, ND
12:00 - 1:00 PM Searching for Meaning in Questionable "Scientific" Herb-Drug Interaction Data: Clinical Relevant Case Studies (1 CME)
Kevin Spelman, PhD
1:00 - 3:00 PM Lunch Break and Exhibitor Time 2:30 - 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Time
3:00 - 4:00 PM Dietary Supplements and Herbs in Treating Neurological/Brain Health (1 CEU)
Kevin Spelman, PhD
4:00 - 4:45 PM Anxiety and ADHD: What's the Connection?
(1 CME)
Jaquel Patterson, ND

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Main Conference Sessions

Burnout vs Depression: Why it matters and how to know the difference (1 CME)

Ericka Goodwin, MD

Goals and Objectives:

  • Understand what is burnout
  • Understand key signs and symptoms of depression
  • Identify treatment strategies and how they may differ for burnout vs depression

Restorative Medicine Approach to Neurodegeneration

Michaël Friedman, ND

This course will review the current pharmacologic and non pharmacological recommendations and their effectiveness. It will also present evidence based supporting natural treatments, including research pertaining to phytomedicines and nutraceticals such as curcumin, rosmarinic acid, TUDCA, Pterostilbene, Nicoatinoamde Riboside and Fisetin

Goals and Objectives:

  • Overview of the pathophysiology of neurodegeneration.
  • Assess underlying causes.
  • Review pharmacological protocols and supplements in NeuroDegeneration
  • Evaluate research on the efficacy, safety and dosing of natural therapies, including botanical medicines, nutrients, and lifestyle adjustments such as exercise and diet for supporting neurodegeneration

Neurology, Immunology, and Microbiology of Addiction (1 CME)

Heather Zwickey, PhD

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss how the nervous system, immune system, and microbiome interact during addiction
  • Compare underlying mechanisms of addictions
  • Recognize brain imaging vs neurotransmitter patterns in addiction
  • Discuss the link between emotion and addictive substance use

Food Addiction and Eating Disorders (1 CME)

Heather Zwickey, PhD

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • List food properties related to food addiction
  • Compare and contrast eating disorders
  • Describe neurological, immunological, and microbial mechanisms of food addiction
  • Discuss behavioral and social mediators of food addiction
  • Apply therapeutic interventions for eating disorders

Opioids, Endocannabinoids, and Opioid & Cannabis Use Disorders (1 CME)

Heather Zwickey, PhD

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • List properties related to opioid and marijuana addiction
  • Compare and contrast opioid and marijuana addictions
  • Describe neurological, immunological, and microbial mechanisms of pain and substance addiction
  • Describe behavioral and social mediators of opioid and marijuana addiction
  • Apply therapeutic interventions for opioid and marijuana addiction

Nicotine and Alcohol Addictions: the Latest Research in the Most Common Addictions (1 CME)

Heather Zwickey, PhD

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes
  • List nicotine properties related to cigarette addiction
  • List alcohol properties related to alcohol addiction
  • Describe neurological, immunological, and microbial mechanisms of alcohol and cigarette addiction
  • Describe behavioral and social mediators of cigarette and alcohol addiction
  • Apply therapeutic interventions for alcohol and nicotine addiction

Dementia: An Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Coagulation Challenge (1 CME)

Decker Weiss, NMD

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand aspects of dementia, including: inflammation, oxidative stress, and coagulation issues
  • Understand the effects of neuro-oxidative stress and neurotransmitter depletion in dementia
  • Analyze lab values associated with a dementia patient
  • Define evidence based researched therapeutic options for dementia

Depression and Anxiety in the COVID-19 Era (1 CME)

Decker Weiss, NMD

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Define evidence based researched therapeutics of anxiety and depression in the COVID era
  • Understand assessment tools for mental health in the COVID era.
  • Discuss cases unique to depression and mental health in the COVID era.

Botanicals and Neurotransmitters (1 CME)

Jillian Stansbury, ND

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Review indoleamines, catecholamines, and amino acids and their botanical affectors
  • Discuss evidenced based research on herbal medicines that support the body’s mood regulators and neurotransmitters
  • Discuss evidence based research of nutrients supportive for patients with mood disorders

PANS/PANDAS (1 CME)

Jaquel Patterson, ND

This presentation will provide an overview of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) diagnosis, clinical symptoms and presentation as well as laboratory and specialized laboratory findings. It will review some of the common pathogens connected with the disease condition that need to be evaluated, clinical treatment as well as integrative medicine approaches.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand PANS/PANDAS diagnosis and its implications on mental health
  • Understand common pathogens connected with the disease condition
  • Have knowledge of appropriate clinical laboratory testing for assessment and diagnosis
  • Understand evidence-based treatments to manage the disease condition

Anxiety and ADHD: What's the Connection? (1 CME)

Jaquel Patterson, ND

This presentation will provide an overview of ADD/ADHD, anxiety and the overlapping symptoms.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand ADHD diagnosis and its implications on mental health.
  • Understand and be able to diagnose anxiety.
  • Understand overlapping symptoms of ADHD and anxiety
  • Have knowledge of appropriate clinical laboratory testing for assessment and diagnosis.
  • Understand evidence-based medication treatment to manage disease conditions

Sleep Disorders (1 CME)

Jay Lombard, DO

There is a high prevalence of sleep apnea and nocturnal hypoventilation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and MS. Therefore sleep lab and polysomnography evaluation is warranted to rule out parasomnia, nocturnal hypoxemia, RLS, and central apnea as the presence of a given sleep disorder has been significantly associated with lower survival rates and worse prognosis.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand normal sleep physiology and the pathophysiology of common sleep disorders
  • Know how to identify and assess sleep disorders
  • Understand evidence-based traditional and non pharmacological approaches to sleep disorders

Headaches (1 CME)

Jay Lombard, DO

Headaches are one of the most ubiquitous symptoms physicians encounter in practice. While often benign, headaches can be a manifestation of a myriad of diseases. Therefore a standardized approach to identify warning signals in patients is important to exclude prior to the development of a specific therapeutic protocol.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the differential diagnosis of headache disorders and clinical assessment
  • Understand common headache conditions, particularly migraine
  • Understand the pathophysiology of primary headaches and evidence-based traditional and non pharmacological approaches to headache management

Neuro Infections, Part 1 (1 CME)

Jay Lombard, DO

Infections of the nervous system should be considered in patients who present with any neurological symptoms, especially if there is a history of immunosuppressive therapy, travel history, autoimmune disease, tick bites, etc. Infections of the nervous system can be secondary to any category of microbial infection, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the differential diagnosis of infections related to presentations of neurological symptoms across the neuroaxis, including headache, unexplained weakness, back pain, and unexplained sensory or psychiatric phenomena
  • Understand diagnostic measures in specific clinical context, including the use of brain imaging, analysis of CSF, antibody studies, PCR analysis and shotgun metabologenomics
  • Have greater knowledge of chronic viral and Lyme infections as potential etiologies of undiagnosed “sub syndromal” patients with neurological symptoms

Neuro Infections, Part 2 (1 CME)

Jay Lombard, DO

Infections of the nervous system should be considered in patients who present with any neurological symptoms especially if there is a history of immunosuppressive therapy, travel history, autoimmune disease, tick bites, etc. Infections of the nervous system can be secondary to any category of microbial infection including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of CNS infections and the relationship of chronic intracellular pathogens and neurological dysfunction
  • Understand the intersection of the brain-gut-immune axis in CNS disease
  • Understand evidence-based traditional and non pharmacological approaches to CNS infections and chronic inflammatory response syndrome

Searching for Meaning in Questionable "Scientific" Herb-Drug Interaction Data: Clinical Relevant Case Studies (1 CME)

Kevin Spelman, PhD

In this presentation, Dr. Spelman will explain the current methods for evaluating herb-drug interaction (HDI) data. He will assess case studies of specific botanicals as to the strength of data for documented HDIs, and contrast the relevance of herb-drug interaction (HDI) data from in vitro and preclinical in vivo data as compared to pharmacokinetic and HDI data from human clinical trials. From the existing data, attendees will be able to generate a useful and predictive algorithm based on in vitro and preclinical in vivo research to deduce the likelihood of clinically relevant interactions without proper human HDI data.

Naturopathic Cervical Manipulation: An overview of anatomy, indications, precautions and techniques. Lecture & Lab (0 CME)

Robert Murphy, RN, ND

Course Objectives:
Review anatomy and indications for naturopathic manipulation.
Review precautions of naturopathic manipulation.
Review the basic principles and techniques of cervical spinal manipulation.

Herb Walk (0 CME)

Jillian Stansbury, ND

Dr. Stansbury will lead a walk identifying local medicinal plants