• Breast Lumps: Clinical Pearls and Perils 

    Original Date: February 21, 2015
    Presenter: 
    Marianne Marchese, ND

    This lecture outlines the most common breast masses palpated by the general practitioner. It includes tips on differentiating benign from cancerous masses based on history and physical examination focusing on proper diagnosis. The evidence for standard verses nonstandard methods of evaluation and diagnosis are discussed including breast ultrasound, mammogram, thermogram, and newer cytology and blood tests. This lecture also includes clinical cases and pearls for evaluation and treatment of benign breast lumps. This presentation provides up-to-date information for the physician to use immediately in clinical practice.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • Balancing Hormones with TCM and Chinese Herbs

    Original Date: February 21, 2015
    Presenter: 
    Cathy Margolin, LAc, Dipl. OM

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive system of healing that has treated women's health for thousands of years successfully. This system includes herbs also known as poly-pharmacy or formulas.  This lecture explores the chemical constituents most effective in a few of the most commonly used TCM single herbs and formulas and why they should be incorporated into every women’s health protocol. Helping women find balance in the midst of hormonal imbalance is easy using the right tools. This lecture provides insight into some botanical poly-pharmacy tricks used for centuries.

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • Screening guidelines in Women’s Health

    Original Date: February 21, 2015
    Presenter: 
    Kimberly Windstar, MEd, ND

    This presentation reviews the women’s annual exam and review guideline updates recommended by various overseeing organizations.  It covers newer guideline changes regarding pelvic exams, breast health screening, cervical cancer screening as well as cover other important areas of screening for women of all ages. Participants will be equipped to implement the use of; risk assessment, algorithms and screening recommendations into their practice after the presentation.

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • Menopause: Restoring Quality of Life with Successful Approaches to the Top Five Concerns 

    Original Date: February 21, 2015
    Presenter: 
    Robyn Kutka, ND

    While menopause is a natural part of life for women, the associated symptoms may be disruptive to activities of daily life and pose a negative impact on quality of life.  These symptoms, including weight gain, low libido, sleep disturbances, and cognition and mood concerns, may start well before a woman is considered menopausal and may last well into her menopausal years. For the physician, this means more patients presenting with menopausal concerns and warrants the need to be versed, comfortable and adept at a wide range of appropriate therapies, their risks and their benefits

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • Lichen Sclerosis Treatment with Adipose Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma

    Original Date: February 21, 2015
    Presenter: 
    Tyna Moore, ND, DC

    Licehn Sclerosus is a condition affecting one in 30 elderly women and 1 in 59 women in general.  It is notoriously tough to treat, with both allopathic and naturopathic treatments often falling short of long term recovery.  In this presentation, Dr Moore discusses how the use of mesanchymal stem cells from adult autologous adipose stem cells combined with growth factors from autologous platelet rich plasma offers a natural and safe treatment option for the difficult to treat condition of Lichen Sclerosus.  She also explains the mechanism of action of platelet rich plasma in tissue regeneration.  Learn how the applications of these treatments in conjunction help regenerate and heal vaginal tissues in the case of lichen sclerosus.

    1.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • Female Sexual Anatomy; Supporting Women's Sexual Health Across the Lifespan

    Original Date: February 22, 2015
    Presenter: 
    Patty Cason, NP

    By starting with a dramatic in-depth discussion of female sexual anatomy complete with an array of impressive illustrations we will consider a gentle shift in paradigm regarding sexuality.  As HCPs we are passionate about safer sex in order to protect our patients from STIs, unplanned pregnancy, IPV, and cervical cancer.  Every day we see all the bad effects from having sex.  Considering what we see every day sometimes we may start to feel like sex is really bad!  The data say that having orgasmic sex makes you a happier person, extends your lifespan, is excellent for your cardiovascular health, keeps your vagina plush and is terrific for your relationship. You will come away with tools and effective, efficient solutions to patient's questions regarding their sexual issues.  This includes valuable resources and product recommendations.  Good sex increases libido naturally, so with time everyone will be healthier!  

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • Medicine for the Feminine: The vis medicatrix naturae in Gynecology

    Original Date: February 22, 2015
    Presenter: 
    Sarah Wylie, ND

    We often view medicine as an external event that happens to us. Physical medicine is so powerful because we are listening intently to the wisdom within while encouraging the release of stored trauma. When the patient is liberated from obstructed energy, the Vis Medicatrix is the healer. This lecture explores how the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and Holistic Pelvic Care™ improve outcomes for patients with gynecologic complaints.

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • Using Enzymes and Probiotics to Disrupt Pathogenic Genitourinary Biofilms in Women

    Original Date: February 22, 2015
    Presenter: 
    Stephen Olmstead, MD

    Vaginitis is one of the most common reasons for visits to the gynecologist and account for 10% of all office visits in the United States. In this talk Dr. Olmstead discusses the normal microbiota of the urogenital tract in women and how alteration in this balance can lead to urinary tract infections, vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis.  Dr. Olmstead also reviews the role of biofilm in urogenital disease and how to use antibiofilm enzymes in addition to select probiotic strains to treat and prevent infection.

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM