Advanced Metabolic Endocrinology Certification

Endocrinology, defined as "the study of the medical aspects of hormones, including diseases and conditions associated with hormonal imbalance, damage to the hormone synthesizing and secreting organs and tissues, or the use of synthetic or natural hormonal drugs", represents a dynamic and rapidly expanding biomedical discipline. However, the practice of endocrinology still remains an art with the diagnosis of many endocrine diseases still relying on the clinical acumen of physicians that is developed after years of encountering many patients with endocrine-related diseases of varying presentations, from mild to severe.

The Advanced Metabolic Endocrinology Certification is designed to introduce and familiarize the healthcare practitioner with the major topics that are part of an integrative endocrinology curriculum. This will be accomplished by completing the four modules that are necessary to introduce the principles of endocrinology and hormonal therapies and to provide a solid foundation for the development of more advanced and specialized clinical skills that are critical for healthcare practitioners.

Module I (A) - Clinical Approach to Endocrinology

This module provides a functional overview of hormonal changes that manifest in men and women with aging, including the functions and interplay of specific hormones in the body. It discusses how best to identify, test for and treat hormonal deficiencies and dysfunctions, such as with hormone replacement and medication compounding.

Module I (B) - Advanced Endocrinology

This module will focus on advanced topics in adrenal health. Female sexual health will also be discussed. An in depth session on hyperthyroidism is also part of this advanced endocrinology module as well as learning how to personalize her hormone replacement protocols.

Module I (C) - Advanced Endocrine Therapies

This module focuses on breast health, estrogen metabolism, and breast cancer risk. Memory and hormones along with hormonal influence on heart health will also be a focal point of this module. Difficult women's issues including advanced therapies in dysmenorrhea, vulvodynia, cervical dysplasia, endometriosis, fibrocystic breast disease, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and amenorrhea will also be discussed. The toxicology of endocrine disrupters will furthermore be part of this advanced endocrinology module.

Module I (D) - Advanced Male Endocrinology

This module with focus on advanced endocrinology in the male patient. Male sexuality, late-life hypogonadism, benign prostatic hyperplasia, lower urinary tract symptoms, prostate cancer and the use of hormonal therapies, nutrition and the aging male, osteoporosis in men and sarcopenia will all be subjects of discussion in this module. The male athlete will also be a focus of this very interesting course.

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