Module VIII: Clinical Practice Protocols

In integrative medicine there is no single solution to a difficult clinical problem. Clinical Practice Protocols is designed to teach learners how to think for themselves about complex cases. This module is designed to encourage reasoning and decision making. Personalized medicine is unique to each patient, there is no cookbook of recipes to follow.

Module 8 is a culmination of the first 7 modules. The learning atmosphere will encourage decision making to happen amongst colleagues and learners. There will be no right answer. The groups themselves will have various levels of expertise and knowledge allowing for learners to explore their own methods of treating patients effectively

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Module VIII: Clinical Practice Protocols

December 14-16, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV
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Schedule

Thursday December 14, 2017:

7:30 am

A Metabolic Approach: Gastroenterology

Liz Lipski, PhD

1 hr

8:30 am

Interactive Gastroenterology Cases:

  • GI Effects Test and Urine Dysbiosis Markers
  • Interpreting SIBO Breath Testing Markers

Liz Lipski, PhD

1 hr

9:30 am

Break

 

 

10:00 am

Interactive Gastroenterology Cases:

  • Inflammation: IBD, IBS, Allergies
  • Infections: Yeast Parasites

Liz Lipski, PhD

2 hr

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

2:00 pm

Cardiovascular Disease:
CVD: Low vs. Intermediate vs. High Risk

Mark Houston, MD

1 hr

3:00 pm

Interactive Cardiovascular Cases:

  • Evaluating Patients with Hypertension
  • Evaluating Patients with Hyperlipidemia (advanced Lipid Testing)

Mark Houston, MD

1 hr

4:00 pm

Break

 

 

4:30 pm

Connecting the Cardiovascular Dots

Mark Houston, MD

½ hr

5:30 pm

Close of session

 

 

Friday December 15, 2017:

7:30 am

A Metabolic Approach: Nutrition and Exercise

James LaValle, RPh, CCN

1 hr

8:30 am

Interactive Nutrition Cases

  • Individualized Nutrition and exercise plan
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Tests and Interpretations

James LaValle, RPh, CCN

1 hr

9:30 am

Break

 

 

10:00 am

Interactive Nutrition Cases Cont.

  • Individualized Nutrition and exercise plan
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Tests and Interpretations

James LaValle, RPh, CCN

1 hr

11:00 am

A Metabolic Approach: Endocrine

Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

1 hr

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

2:00 pm

Interactive Hormone Case

  • Male and Female Tests; When to Order and When to Test
  • Salivary Lab Testing for Male and Female

Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

1 hr

3:00 pm

Interactive Hormone Case

  • Thyroid: Lab, Dosing, Interpreting; Role of RT3 and Antibodies
  • HPA Axis: Cortisol Curves & Treatments; Impact of Dysfunction on Thyroid and Sex Hormones
  • Insulin Resistance

Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

1 hr

4:00 pm

Break

 

 

4:30 pm

Interactive Hormone Case Cont.

  • Thyroid: Lab, Dosing, Interpreting; Role of RT3 and Antibodies
  • HPA Axis: Cortisol Curves & Treatments; Impact of Dysfunction on Thyroid and Sex Hormones
  • Insulin Resistance

Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

1 hr

5:30 pm

Close of session

 

 

Saturday December 16, 2017:

7:00 am

A Metabolic Approach: Toxicology and Detoxification

James LaValle, RPh, CCN

½ hr

7:30 am

Interactive Detox Cases:

  • What Testing to Order
  • Detox Using EDTA, DMSA
  • How to get the Body Ready

James LaValle, RPh, CCN

1 ½ hr

9:00 am

Break

 

 

9:30 am

Neurology

Andrew Heyman, MD

1 hr

10:30 am

Interactive Neurology Case
Group breakouts: Gua Sha, Homeopathic Injectables, Acupuncture

Andrew Heyman, MD and Faculty

1 hr

11:30 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:30 pm

A Metabolic Approach: Immune Dysfunction

Andrew Heyman, MD

1 hr

2:30 pm

Interactive Autoimmune Cases: Chronic Inflammation, CFS, FM, RA

Andrew Heyman, MD

1 hr

3:30 pm

Break

 

 

4:00 pm

Interactive Autoimmune Cases Cont.: Chronic Inflammation, CFS, FM, RA

Andrew Heyman, MD

1 hr

5:00 pm

Close of session

 

 

Speakers

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 LaValle

James LaValle, RPh, CCN

James LaValle, RPh, CCN is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise, launching AIR Support and the Metabolic Code Assessment. In addition, he founded Practices at Progressive Medical Center in Orange County, CA. In 2001, he founded and operated LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility in Cincinnati for the past 15 years (sold in 2014) where he served thousands of patients using his metabolic model for health. He also founded Integrative Health Resources 15 years ago, which is focused as a natural products industry consulting company. James has 27 years of experience integrating natural therapies into various medical and business model. James is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. As such he has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry journals and publications, and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics. He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to natural therapeutics.

He is author of 16 e-books and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code, along with Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, Nutritional Cost of Drugs and the Cox 2 Connection. He was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Educational Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau.

Liz Lipski, PhD

Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, CHN, BCHN, LDN

Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, CHN, BCHN, LDN is a Professor and the Director of Academic Development for the graduate programs in Nutrition & Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Lipski holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition with specialization in Integrative Medicine from the Union Institute, three board certifications in clinical nutrition and one in functional medicine. She is on faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program, and the Academy of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation, advisory board for Certified International Health Coaches, and of the Autism Hope Alliance. Dr. Lipski has been published in peer reviewed journals, and is the author of several books: Digestive Wellness, The Digestion Connection, Digestive Wellness for Children, and Leaky Gut Syndrome. She co-authored a chapter for the IHMT study guide, is a contributing author for Integrative Gastroenterology, and has been interviewed for Rodale’s Alternative Cures, The Women’s Doctor’s Guide to Alternative Medicine, and others. She does frequent media interviews. She has been working in the field of integrative and functional medicine for over 30 years. She is the founder of Innovative Healing, where she offers webinar-based Mentoring Programs and Advanced Nutrition Forums for nutritionists, dietitians, and other clinicians.

Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, MS spent her first twenty years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center and then the next eighteen years as an Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine specialist. She is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health Degree along with a Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. She has been featured on CNN, PBS, and many other television networks, has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines, and has hosted two of her own radio shows. She is a regular contributor for Fox News Radio. Dr. Smith is currently the Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. Dr. Smith is also the co-director of the Master’s Program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. She is the author of the best-selling books, “HRT: The Answers,” “Vitamins Hype or Hope,” “Demystifying Weight Loss,” “What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More,” “What You Must Know about Women’s Hormones, “Why You Can’t Lose Weight.,” and “What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It.” Her newest book: “What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders,” has just been released.

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.

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