Module VII: Autoimmune Disease & Inflammation

This module focuses on inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases, allergies, cancer & the gut-immune-brain connection. Cellular & molecular biology of immunity, the cellular stress response, oxidation, genetic damage, inflammation, etiology of disease including environmental & lifestyle factors & the risk for cancer development are reviewed. Clinical approaches to patient evaluations, testing & disease management are provided.

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Module VII: Autoimmune Disease & Inflammation

August 10-12, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV
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Schedule

Thursday August 10, 2017:

7:30 am

Immune Disorders: How to Manage Innate, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Conditions

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

1 hr

8:30 am

Stress and the Immune Brain Connection

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

1 hr

9:30 am

Break

 

 

10:00 am

Advanced Clinical Management of Inflammation

Sahar Swidan, PharmD, BCPS, ABAAHP, FMNM

2 hr

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:30 pm

NeuroInflammation in a Biotoxic World

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

2 hr

3:30 pm

Break

 

 

4:00 pm

Low Dose Naltrexone: Exciting Clinical Applications

Sahar Swidan, PharmD, BCPS, ABAAHP, FMNM

1 hr

5:00 pm

Close of session

 

 

Friday August 11, 2017:

7:30 am

Gastro-Immune

Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS

2 hr

9:30 am

Break

 

 

10:00 am

Neuro-Immune

Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS

2 hr

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:30 am

Autoimmune Disease: Cutting Edge Approaches to Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating a 21st Century Epidemic

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM

2 hr

3:30 pm

Break

 

 

4:00 pm

Autoimmune Disease and Gastrointestinal Manifestations with Patient Case Examples

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM

1 hr

5:00 pm

Close of session

 

 

Saturday August 12, 2017:

7:00 am

Autoimmunity and Hormones with Cases

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, ABAARM, ABFM, FMNM

1 hr

8:00 am

The Inflammatory Cascade: Allergies and Sensitivities with Cases

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, ABAARM, ABFM, FMNM

1 hr

9:00 am

Break

 

 

9:30 am

The Inflammatory Cascade: Allergies and Sensitivities Continued

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, ABAARM, ABFM, FMNM

1 hr

10:30 am

Nutritional Support for the Oncology Patient

  • Off-label Pharmaceuticals
  • Nutraceuticals and Cancer

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

1 hr

11:30 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00 pm

Case Studies

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

1 hr

2:00 pm

Cardiology as Immunology and Rheumatology of the Intima

James Roberts, MD, FACC, FAARFM

1 hr

3:00 pm

Break

 

 

3:30 pm

Cardiology as Immunology and Rheumatology of the Intima Cont.

James Roberts, MD, FACC, FAARFM

1 hr

4:30 pm

Close of session

 

 

Speakers

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!

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA is an internationally recognized expert in Integrative Medicine. He is currently the Program Director of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at The George Washington University. Prior to assuming this role, he spent 16 years at the University of Michigan, serving to build one of the largest and most successful academic-based Integrative Medicine programs in the United States.

In 1990, he received formal training in Five-element Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine, during which time he developed an interest in increasing access of natural therapies to underserved populations while partnering with the University of Pennsylvania. He continued this work with Jim Gordon, MD at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC exploring the intersection between public health, at risk groups, and alternative therapies.

Dr. Heyman eventually went on to receive a Masters in Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and upon graduation, became the administrator for the University of Michigan Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center where he was responsible for administering a $7 million NIH grant to research alternative therapies for cardiovascular diseases. The center was one of the first in the country to place alternative therapies and their scientific examination in an academic context.

Dr. Heyman has held several leadership positions in the field of Integrative Medicine. He was the national clinical working group co-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine for 4 years, a collaboration of 57 North American universities involved in Integrative Medicine. He is the online editor for the Journal of Men's Health in the section of Integrative Medicine, and he also holds the position of Editor-In-Chief of the Internet Journal of Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine. His research interests include the Stress response and NeuroEndocrinology, Cardiometabolic Disease, Men's Health and clinical outcomes research methodologies.

Dr. Heyman remains clinically active as well, as the owner of a four-physician integrative medicine practice in Northern Virginia at the Virginia Center for Health and Wellness. He is also the President of Integrative Health Resources, a small group of clinical experts that consults to physicians, health systems and public health professionals seeking to develop wellness, lifestyle and nutrition programs. Finally, Dr. Heyman has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Natural Health Magazine and appeared in many other TV and print venues and is a widely sought after, and celebrated speaker around the world on many Integrative Medicine topics. His teaching approach is described as deeply rooted in scientific evidence, grounded in the clinical reality of expert patient care, and readily accessible to both the new learner and seasoned practitioner alike.

James Roberts, MD, FACC, FAARFM

James Roberts, MD, FACC, FMNM

Sahar Swidan, PharmD, BCPS, ABAAHP, FMNM

Sahar Swidan, PharmD, BCPS, ABAAHP, FMNM

Sahar Swidan PharmD, BCPS, ABAAHP, FMNM obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan and then she completed a 3 year research fellowship in Bio-Pharmaceutics at the University of Michigan. She previously was the Director of Pharmacy at Chelsea Community Hospital and the clinical pharmacist for the inpatient head and chronic pain service. Currently she is President & CEO of Pharmacy Solutions in Ann Arbor, MI which is a unique, personal and educational specialty pharmacy and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy. Dr. Swidan is board certified and an advanced fellow in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Dr. Swidan is an internationally known speaker in the areas of pain management and BHRT and she has authored several books, articles and patient education material in the area of pain management and functional medicine. Currently, she is completing a Master’s program in Cardio-Metabolic and Functional Medicine.

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, ABAARM, ABFM, FMNM

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, ABAARM, ABFM, FMNM

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, ABAARM, ABFM, FMNM is a teacher, author, and international speaker in functional medicine. She is a graduate of the fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and teaches in the Fellowship (a Master’s program through the Morsani School of Medicine, University of South Florida). In addition, she is faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). After obtaining her BA degree in Biology she went on to finish a Master’s in Public Health in the area of environmental health and epidemiology before starting medical school. She graduated first in her class in family practice from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and did her residency training in family practice at the U.C. San Francisco/Santa Rosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. Before starting her own private practice in 2004 in functional medicine she was the medical director of a non-profit organization that catered to the underserved. Her work has been published in Townsend Letter, Guide to Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine, Saúde Actual, and the Border Health Journal among others. She is currently very active in developing teaching programs in Functional Medicine in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Keep up with her activities at www.drtrindade.com.

Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS

Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS

Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS, obtained his MSc and PhD in the fields of microbiology and clincal immunology from Bar-Ilan University in Israel with postdoctoral studies in comparative immunology at UCLA and tumor immunology at Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and Science. He is presently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Dept. of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University in California, USA, and an Adjunct Professor at the Lincoln College of Professional, Graduate and Continuing Education at the National University of Health Sciences. His ongoing research focuses on the role of environmental triggers in complex diseases. Dr. Vojdani's research has resulted in the development of more than 300 antibody assays for the detection of many autoimmune disorders and other diseases. He holds fifteen US patents for laboratory assessments of immune disorders associated with the brain and gut and has published more than 160 articles in magazines and scientific journals. He has just published the book "Neuroimmunity and the Brain-Gut Connection" with Nova Science Publishers. He is the CEO and Technical Director of Immunosciences Lab in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is also the Chief Scientific Advisor for Cyrex Labs in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Dr. Vojdani sits on the editorial board of five scientific journals. Over the years he has received the Herbert J. Rinkel Award, the Linus Pauling, PhD Award, and the F. R. Carrick Research Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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