Module IV: Gastroenterology

A core module in the Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, this course provides comprehensive metabolic, functional and nutritional approaches to gastrointestinal dysfunction and diseases. Topics will include physiology & pathophysiology, GI microbiome & dysbiosis, gut permeability, diet, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, the gut-immune-brain connection, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive and glandular disorders are highlighted.

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Module IV: Gastroenterology

September 14-16, 2017 in Chicago, IL
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Schedule

Thursday September 14, 2017:

7:30 am

Introduction to Functional Gastroenterology | The Gut Microbiome | Gut – Immune-Brain

Liz Lipski, PhD

1 hr

8:30 am

Prebiotics & Probiotics

Liz Lipski, PhD

1 hr

9:30 am

Break

 

 

10:00 am

Role of the Gut in Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Metabolic Syndrome I The 5 R Approach to GI Health

Liz Lipski, PhD

1 hr

11:00 am

The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease

Todd LePine, MD

1 hr

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

 

 

1:30 pm

Digging In: Testing for Gastrointestinal Imbalances

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM

2 hr

3:30 pm

Break

 

 

4:00 pm

Faculty Q & A: Cases

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM
Liz Lipski, PhD

1 hr

5:00 pm

Close of session

 

 

Friday September 15, 2017:

7:30 am

The Stress and Gut-Immune-Brain Connection w/ Case

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

2 hr

9:30 am

Break

 

 

10:00 am

Autoimmunity and the Gut

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM

2 hr

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

 

 

1:30 pm

IBD: Functional Medicine Approach to Crohn’s and Colitis

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM

1 hr

2:30 pm

Irritable Bowel=Irritable Brain: The Role Psychobiotics in Mental Health

Todd LePine, MD

1 hr

3:30 pm

Break

 

 

4:00 pm

Faculty Q & A: Cases

Carnahan, Lipski, Heyman

1 hr

5:00 pm

Close of session

 

 

Saturday September 16, 2017:

7:00 am

Intestinal Manifestations of Infectious Diseases with Case Reviews

Farshid Rahbar, MD, FACP, ABIHM

2 hr

9:00 am

Break

 

 

9:30 am

SIBO Diagnosis and Treatment with Cases

Farshid Rahbar, MD, FACP, ABIHM

1 hr

10:30 am

Reflux Disease and Natural Answers

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DCBN, ACN

1 hr

11:30 pm

Lunch (on your own)

 

 

1:00 pm

The Unappreciated Role of Stomach Acid

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DCBN, ACN

1 hr

2:00 pm

The Rise of Liver Diseases and the Role of Diet

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DCBN, ACN

1 hr

3:00 pm

Break

 

 

3:30 pm

The Unappreciated Role of Hormones and the Gut Introduction to Microgenderome

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DCBN, ACN

1 hr

4:30 pm

Close of session

 

 

Speakers

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DCBN, ACN

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DACBN, ACN is a known as a thought leader in functional medicine with an emphasis on hormones, nutrition, and digestion Berkson has been a distinguished scholar at an estrogen think tank from Tulane University, a best-selling author such as the first gut/body/mind/nutrition book (Healthy Digestion the Natural Way, Wiley, 1998) and the break through book on endocrine disrupting compounds (Hormone Deception, McGraw-Hill 2000).

Berkson has taught relicensing seminars to professionals (MDs, pharmacists, chiropractors, NDs, acupuncturists, nutritionists) as well as symposiums for the lay public for almost four decades.

Berkson designed the first female nutraceutical line for physicians in the US (Metagenics FEM LINE). She and Dr. J.V. Wright hold a patent on bioidentical hormones including their co-factor nutrients. Berkson has a masters in nutrition and three higher board certifications in nutrition. She started out as a functional medicine chiropractor with naturopathic training and developed into a researcher. She co-invented one of the first combination botanical/pharmaceutical drugs and has published peer review original research articles. Berkson is a fellow of the Health Sciences Collegium medical research institute. Her latest book is on intimacy and how our toxic environment is assaulting it, called SEXY BRAIN. Her new gut book for practitioners is called Nutritional Gastroenterology (Awakened Medicine Press). Berkson is known for translating science into clinical call-to-actions, as well as making the information download entertaining.

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.

Todd LePine, MD

Todd LePine, MD

Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. Additionally, he has advanced clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. LePine is a staff physician with Dr. Mark Hyman at The UltraWellness Center located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires. Prior to joining the UltraWellness Center Dr. LePine worked as a staff physician at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts consulting with patients from around the world looking for optimal health. He is a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In addition he is a clinical speaker for Genova Diagnostics Laboratory and Designs for Health. His areas of interest within medicine include: The Human Microbiome and its effect in health and disease, the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. NutriGenomics, Optimal Aging, Autoimmune diseases and Detoxification.

Dr. LePine’s website is: http://www.drlepine.com.

Liz Lipski, PhD

Liz Lipski, PhD

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.

Farshid Rahbar, MD, FACP, ABIHM

Farshid Rahbar, MD, FACP, ABIHM

Dr. Rahbar is a holistic and an integrative gastroenterologist in Los Angeles. He practiced traditional gastroenterology until 2006, when he realized the need for bringing a functional model of care into his GI practice. In 2007 he completed Integrative Medicine training and obtained ABIHM status. He then completed additional training in Anti-aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine and achieved FAARM board certification through A4M. Afterwards, he completed additional training in functional medicine through IFM, Institute for Functional Medicine.

In 2013, he realized the potential for Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases (TBD) presenting primarily with GI manifestations. This immediately opened the door for further learning, the first of which was ILADS basic training in Oct 2013. By December of 2014 his practice had seen over 100 cases of Lyme and/or TBD presenting with GI manifestations.

In October 2015, Dr. Rahbar presented his experience in a plenary session at the ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) at the annual ILADS scientific conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is currently serving as be a board member of ILADS and its educational committee.

The experience in his practice over the last several years has emphasized the role of infections, acute and chronic, in causing ongoing GI related conditions and symptoms. Dr. Rahbar has significant interest in areas of dysbiosis, SIBO, "leaky gut" and measures that help these conditions. Like many other experts, he believes that integrity of the GI system is crucial to the start of any treatment in functional medicine model involving a “whole-person approach”.

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