• Original Date: March 5-6, 2016

    This discounted package includes all of the individual presentations from the conference.


    13.25 CEUs (including 3.5 pharmacy and 9.75 general) approved by OBNM
  • Anti-Estrogenic Drugs: Optimizing Outcomes Through Integration of Natural Agents

    Presenter: Tina Kaczor, ND FABNO
    Original Date: March 5, 2016

    In this presentation, you will be guided through a review of steroid receptor physiology as well as all adjunctive anti-estrogenic agents that are approved for use. Dr. Kaczor compares and contrasts the risks and benefits of SERM's vs. aromatase inhibitors. Dr. Kaczor also reviews evidence of natural agents for lessening side effects and optimizing outcomes, and evidence for natural agents that are most important for women who do not tolerate any anti-estrogenic agents.


    1.0 pharmacy CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Chinese Medicine in the Oncology Setting; Supportive Management of Cancer and Treatment Related Symptoms

    Presenter: Angie Rademacher, ND, LAc
    Original Date: March 5, 2016

    Chinese medicine can be very helpful as adjunctive care for treatment in cancer. Many of the side effects from cancer therapies can be minimized if not avoided by utilizing alternative measures to support the body during the entire continuum of an individual going through cancer treatments. Starting at time of diagnosis, during cancer therapies and as survivors, people living with cancer can achieve improved wellness, moderate side effects and have an overall higher quality of life. In this presentation Dr. Rademacher looks at an overview of the use of TCM in the oncology setting as a supportive medicine to improve the lives of those living with cancer.


    1.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Common Select Prescriptions in an Integrative Medicine Practice for Women

    Presenter: Tori Hudson, ND
    Original Date: March 5, 2016

    Even practitioners committed to principles of natural medicine find themselves in the position to prescribe compounded or conventional prescription and OTC drugs in managing primary care women’s health problems. This lecture focuses on using select prescriptions I consider essential in a naturopathic women's health practice-- including those for PCOS, Vaginitis, vulvar dermatoses, atrophic vulvovaginitis, vulvodynia, pelvic pain and menopause.


    1.5 pharmacy CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Estrogen Metabolism and Breast Cancer Risk: The Role of Lifestyle, Exercise, Diet, Stress, Essential Nutrients, and Exposure to Environmental Toxins

    Presenter: David Zava, PhD
    Original Date: March 5, 2016

    In this lecture, Dr. Zava outlines the pathways of estrogen metabolism and discusses how lifestyle, diet, exercise, stress, exposure to petrochemicals, intake of essential elements (iodine and selenium) and exposure to toxic elements (arsenic and mercury) play a role in directing the metabolism to “good” or “bad” estrogens and consequent decrease or increase risk for estrogen-associated cancers. He will also discuss methods commonly used for detecting estrogen metabolites.


    1.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Cancer Care with IV, Hyperbaric Oxygen & Peat Mud

    Presenter: Zayd Ratansi, ND
    Original Date: March 5, 2016

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a proven, and valuable therapeutic application in hospitals, for severer life-threatening conditions. In reality, all this treatment does, is deliver more oxygen molecules into the human body. This lecture helps viewers gain a better understanding, and appreciation for, oxygen therapy, along with its physiological benefits and its role in women's health.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Cancer Care from an Ayurvedic Perspective

    Presenter: Shailinder Sodhi, BAMS, ND 
    Original Date: March 5, 2016

    Ayurvedic philosophy has addressed what we now know as epigenetics, in balancing and maintaining health, while also treating disease. In this presentation Dr. Sodhi discusses the approach of holistic women’s oncology care with the use of the 5,000 plus year old wisdom of Ayurveda in combination with Naturopathic medicine. He also discusses the combination of I.V. therapy in conjunction with traditional treatments. Latest research, case studies, and clinical pearls are provided.


    1.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • BRCA and Beyond: Advances in Assessing Cancer Risk in Women

    Presenter: Darren T. Wheeler, MD
    Original Date: March 6, 2016

    Next generation sequencing has led to both lower cost and expanded gene panel testing in the assessment of a woman's inherited predisposition for cancer. This lecture explores the current state of the art in testing for BRCA in breast cancer as well as expanded gene panel testing that provides risk assessment for numerous other cancers including uterine and colorectal cancer. Dr. Wheeler also explores the role of expanded gene panels and their advantages over single gene testing and discusses the larger responsibility of the laboratory in supporting primary care providers to take the lead in the prevention of cancer in women.


    1.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Explaining Unexplained Infertility

    Presenter: Alana Shaw, ND
    Original Date: March 6, 2016

    Up to 20% of couples today are diagnosed with infertility, and of those couples, 25% will be told their infertility is unexplainable. Naturopathic physicians and other complementary practitioners are perfectly suited to uncover the root cause for these couples. A thorough fertility evaluation can determine the etiology and provide the couple with a relevant treatment plan, in order to restore fertility. Practitioners receive practical tools for the evaluation of infertile couples, with a focus on identifying 3 major causes of unexplained infertility.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Mental Health and Menopause

    Presenter: Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh
    Original Date: March 6, 2016

    This presentation is designed to provide insight into various aspects of clinical care of women complaining of symptoms of menopause, as well as the kinds of women who may be more responsive to specific modalities. The presentation is also designed to provoke thought around the incongruence between standards of care and evidence surrounding use of anti-depressants for the mental/emotional aspects of menopause.


    1.0 pharmacyCEUs approved by OBNM
  • Maternal Diet and Body Type Influence the Risk of Disease in Offspring through Epigenetics

    Presenter: Dave Humphrey, JD
    Original Date: March 6, 2016

    P2i™ is a program that will positively affect the health outcomes of generations of children. Research shows that 90 percent of chronic illnesses are a result of environmental factors, and complications in pregnancy lead to increased risks for the offspring to develop chronic illness. The P2i™ program will use the emerging science of exposomics and combine it with Mass Spectrometry technology to both qualify and quantify environmental exposures of the mother and baby from preconception to infancy.


    1.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Impact of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine on Infertility

    Presenter: Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM
    Original Date: March 6, 2016

    Complementary health approaches like acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer are frequently integrated into In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycles. Women may seek an acupuncturist’s care earlier in the IVF cycle process in an effort to improve their outcomes. Patient will often receive a multi-modal treatment called Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WS-TCM) that can include acupuncture, diet and lifestyle counseling, Chinese herbs, and nutritional supplements. The impact of this complex intervention on IVF birth outcomes is not well understood. This course will present an overview of the current research on WS-TCM as as an adjuvant to assisted reproduction cycles like fresh, non-donor and donor cycles.


    0.75 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Infertility in Women - Causes and Cures: An Ayurvedic Perspective

    Presenter: Savita Rajurkar, PhD, ND, MDAM
    Original Date: March 6, 2016

    Ayurveda the ancient science, mother of medical sciences offers wisdom of bringing life and living life. This presentation gives viewers and introduction to Ayurveda and the concept of infertility according to Ayurveda. Viewers will also become familiar with the scope of Ayurvedic treatments and the importance of holistic approaches in understanding causes and cures of infertility.


    1.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM