Module II: A Metabolic and Functional Approach to Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease is the primary cause of death in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined, with a mortality rate of almost 787,000 deaths in 2011. In order to better understand the different facets of cardiovascular disease and the ways in which to integrate functional medicine into treatment plans and regimens, this module focuses on the causes and mechanisms of hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and metabolic syndrome, in addition to how these conditions are interrelated and connected. The session will also discuss various methods of diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment, coupled with an assessment of laboratory evaluations, nutritional treatments, and lifestyle recommendations.

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Module II: A Metabolic and Nutritional Approach to Cardiology

March 2-4, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV
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"Everything that is presented in this fellowship is pertinent information to my medical practice. It has changed my thinking and more important, it has made me healthier. "

- Alex Torres, MD

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"This module answered a lot of questions regarding appropriate treatment and medication selection for hypertensive patients as well as those with dyslipidemia. "

- Israel Vega, DNP

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"This course educated me on the critical gap in disease management that was not available in the mainstream literature. "

- Jay Wallin, MD

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Schedule

Thursday March 2, 2017:

8:00 am

Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease: Scientific Clinical Review of the Trials: The Influence of Nutrition on the Prevention and Treatment of CHD and MI.

David Katz, MD

2 hr

10:00 am

Break

10:30 am

The Role of the Kidney and Renal insufficiency in CVD. Proteinuria and Microalbuminuria as Predictors in Renal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease with Case Presentations

George Bakris, MD

2 hr

12:30 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm

Applied Vascular Biology, Vascular Aging and Cardiovascular Disease for the Clinician with Case Presentations and Clinical Pearls

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

2 hr

3:30 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Inflammation, Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes Mellitus: The Inter-relationships, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment with Clinical Cases

Jorge Plutzky, MD

2hr

6:00 pm

Close of session

Friday March 3, 2017:

7:30 am

Integrative and Metabolic Medicine Approach to Hypertension: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment with Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements and Drugs with Case Presentations

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

2 hr

9:30 am

Break

10:00 am

The Microbiome and the GI tract: Role in Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity with Case Presentation

Jill Carnahan, MD

2 hr

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm

Clinical Integrative Management of Dyslipidemia and Dyslipidemia-induced Cardiovascular Disease and Atherosclerosis: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Advanced Lipid Testing Interpretation and Treatment with Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements and Drugs: With Clinical Cases Part 1

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

2 hr

3:30 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Clinical Integrative Management of Dyslipidemia and Dyslipidemia-induced Cardiovascular Disease and Atherosclerosis: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Advanced Lipid Testing Interpretation and Treatment with Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements and Drugs: With Clinical Cases Part 2

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

1 hr

5:00 pm

Close of session

Saturday March 4, 2017:

7:00 am

Coronary Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure and PAD: Prevention and Treatment: An Integrative and Metabolic Medicine Approach with Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Life Style Management and CHD Risk Factor Control with Clinical Cases. Part 1

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

2 hr

9:00 am

Break

9:30 am

Coronary Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure and PAD: Prevention and Treatment: An Integrative and Metabolic Medicine Approach with Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Life Style Management and CHD Risk Factor Control with Clinical Cases. Part 2

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

1 hr

10:30 am

Neuro-cardiology: The Sympathetic and Para-sympathetic Nervous System, Heart Rate Variability, Heart Rate Recovery Time and Resting Heart Rate: Predictors for CHD, MI, Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sudden Death

Joel Kahn, MD

1 hr

11:30 am

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm

Cardio-Metabolic Disease Overview, Summary and Disease Inter-relationships with Cases

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

1½ hr

2:30 pm

Case Histories in Cardiovascular Disease, CHD, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

½ hr

3:00 pm

Break

3:30 pm

Case Presentations in Cardiovascular Disease

Joel Kahn, MD

½ hr

4:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc
Joel Kahn, MD

½ hr

4:30 pm

Close of Session

Speakers

George Bakris, MD

George Bakris, MD

Dr. Bakris, MD received his medical degree from the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine where he also completed a research fellowship in Physiology and Biophysics. He then completed fellowships in Nephrology and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Chicago. From 1988 to 1991, he served as Director of Renal Research at the Ochsner Clinic and had faculty appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Physiology at Tulane University School of Medicine. He later was Professor and Vice Chairman of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Rush University Hypertension Center in Chicago from 1993 until 2006. Currently, he is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Dr. Bakris has published over 700 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of diabetic kidney disease, hypertension and progression of nephropathy. He is the Editor or Co-Editor of 20 books, in the areas of Kidney Disease Progression and Diabetes as well as the new edition of Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s The Heart. Additionally, he is an Associate Editor of the International Textbook of Cardiology. He was a member of the NIH National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on Hypertension and Renal Disease (1994). He also serves as a special government expert to the Cardio-renal Advisory Board of the FDA and to CMS. He was a co-principal investigator on the NIH Clinical Research training grant for clinical research (K30) (1999-2004). He chaired the first National Kidney Foundation Consensus report on blood pressure and impact on renal disease progression (2000). He has also served on many national guideline committees including: The Joint National Committee Writing Groups VI & 7 (1997, 2003), the JNC 7 executive committee (2003), the American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guideline Committee (2002-2004), the National Kidney Foundation (K-DOQI) Blood Pressure Guideline committee (2002-2004 & 2013) and (K-DOQI) Diabetes Guideline committee (2003-2005 & 2014). Dr. Bakris is the past-president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (2000-2002) and the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). He is the current Editor-in-Chief, Am J Nephrology, Editor-in-Chief- Up-to-Date, Nephrology section, Hypertension Section Editor Up-to-Date and Assoc. Ed of Diabetes Care. He serves on more than 18 editorial boards including Nephrology, Dialysis & Transplant, Hypertension, J Hypertension and J American Soc. Hypertension.

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP, completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She was also part of the first 100+ health-care practitioners to be certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP). In 2008, Dr. Carnahan’s vision for health and healing resulted in the creation of Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in Peoria, IL where she served as the Medical Director for 2 years. In 2010, she founded Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where she partnered in functional medicine with medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree. She recently opened a brand new medical clinic with a broad range of services in Louisville, Colorado. Dr. Carnahan is also 14-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is also committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms through the principles of functional medicine. She is a prolific writer, speaker, and loves to infuse others with her passion for health and healing!

Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP

Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP

Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP, is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU), Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology and Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN. Dr Houston was selected as one of the Top Physicians in Hypertension in the US in 2008-2014 by the Consumer Research Council, and by USA Today as one of the Most Influential Doctors in the US in both Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia twice in 2009- 2010. He was selected as The Patient’s Choice Award in 2010 -2012 by Consumer Reports USA. He is triple boarded certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) (FASH) and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM, FMNM). He holds two Masters of Science degrees in HUMAN NUTRITION from the University of Bridgeport, CT and another in METABOLIC and NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE (University of South Florida School of Medicine-Tampa). Dr. Houston has presented over 10,000 lectures, nationally and internationally and published over 250 medical articles, scientific abstracts in peer reviewed medical journals , books and book chapters.. He is an author, teacher, clinician and researcher.

Joel Kahn, MD

Joel Kahn, MD

Dr. Joel Kahn, MD is a plant based cardiologist whose personal mission is to prevent 1 million heart attacks over the next two years. He is known as “America’s Holistic Heart Doc” and graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Kahn has been practicing invasive, interventional and preventive cardiology in Detroit since 1990. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Oakland University Beaumont School of Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Kahn received a certification from the University of South Florida in Metabolic Cardiology, and became the first physician to complete the program in the world.

Reader’s Digest magazine selected Dr. Kahn for their Holistic Heart Doc column and their publishing arm published his book, The Whole Heart Solution, an Amazon #1 Top Selling book. His second book, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses, was published in 2015 and is on the #1 Bestseller List as well. Dr. Kahn also appears regularly on Fox TV 2 in Detroit as a health commentator and a Member of the Yahoo Health Advisory Board. To learn more about Dr. Kahn, visit www.drjoelkahn.com.

David Katz, MD, MPH, FACP

David Katz, MD, MPH, FACP

David L. Katz MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984; in 3 years); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine (Norwalk Hospital, CT; 1991), and Preventive Medicine/Public Health (Yale University School of Medicine; 1993). He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He has received two Honorary Doctorates (Humane Letters; L.H.D.) from the University of Bridgeport (2013), and Quinnipiac University (2015). Dr. Katz is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center; President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Childhood Obesity; Chief Science Officer for NuVal LLC; founding director (2000) of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital; and a Clinical Instructor at the Yale School of Medicine where he previously served as Director of Medical Studies in Public Health. He is on numerous editorial and scientific advisory boards, chairing several. A clinician, researcher, author, novelist, inventor, poet, journalist, and media personality, Dr. Katz is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. He has been a widely supported nominee for the position of U.S. Surgeon General, and has been recognized by Greatist.com as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness in the world for the past 3 years (2013-). Dr. Katz is recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease. He has delivered addresses in numerous countries on four continents, and has been acclaimed by colleagues as the “poet laureate” of health promotion.

Jorge Plutzky, MD

Jorge Plutzky, MD

Jorge Plutzky, MD is the Director of Preventive Cardiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and on the Harvard Medical School (HMS) faculty. He is a widely recognized expert in prevention and dyslipidemia, with particular expertise regarding the intersection of diabetes and atherosclerosis. His work involves both his NIH-funded basic science research and translational studies, with recognitions that include the University of Cologne’s Klenck Award, Harvard Medical School’s Tucker Collins Lecture and the Braunwald Teaching Award. He received his B.A, With Highest Honors, from the University of Virginia and his MD from the University of North Carolina. Internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship were all done at BWH/HMS, with research fellowships at NIH and MIT.

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