• Environmental Medicine Conference - All Presentations

    Original Date: March 25-26, 2023

    This discounted package includes all of the individual presentations from the conference, which are listed below.

    12.0 CEUs (including 10 general and 2 pharmacy) approval by OBNM

  • Environmental Toxicants and Cardiovascular Disease

    Presenter: Marianne Marchese, ND
    Original Date: March 25, 2023

    Dr. Marchese will update us on the important topic of cardiovascular disease and environmental toxicants. Her talk will include chelation and pharmacy relevant to this discussion.

    Dr. Marianne Marchese is an award-winning naturopathic physician with over 20 years’ experience and recognized expert in integrative medicine, women’s health and environmental medicine. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2002 and completed a 2-year integrative medicine residency in Portland OR. In 2003 she completed a 6-month post-graduate training in environmental medicine.

    Dr. Marchese is currently adjunct faculty at Sonoran University of Health Sciences in Tempe AZ teaching both environmental medicine and gynecology. She is an accomplished presenter, educator, and writer; has developed post-graduate level curriculum and conferences, provided professional and lay presentations, and media interviews on topics of women’s health, integrated healthcare, environmental medicine, and chronic illness.

    1.0 general and 0.5 pharmacy approvedby OBNM

  • Getting started with EM - Clinical Approaches to Complex Illness

    Presenter: Claire Zimmerman, ND, RH (AHG)
    Original Date: March 25, 202

    Don't get overwhelmed! EM is an important aspect of diagnostics and treatment but can feel overwhelming. In this lecture Dr. Zimmerman will help us think about where and how to get started with this treatment piece - so that an viable approach and overwhelm can be situated.

    Claire Zimmerman, ND, RH(AHG), is a naturopathic physician and herbalist practicing in Seattle, WA at Seattle Naturopathy and Acupuncture Center. She is adjunct faculty at Bastyr University and runs the Environmental Medicine specialty shift at Bastyr’s teaching clinic. Dr. Zimmerman holds an ND degree from Bastyr University, Certificate in Clinical Herbalism from the North American Institute for Clinical Herbalism, and completed post-graduate clinical training from Environmental Medicine Education International. She is an author with Wild Brilliance Press, writes for scientific journals and was involved with the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project.

    Dr. Zimmerman’s clinical specialties include environmental medicine, mind-body medicine, digestive health, autoimmune disorders, and biofeedback. Her clinical thinking is informed by naturopathic philosophy as well as a systems-based approach stemming from permaculture.

    1.50 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Mishandled Substances (with a focus on Pesticides) - Supporting Patients

    Presenter: Lyn Patrick, ND
    Original Date: March 25, 2023

    There is a bevy of mishandled substances that affect human health. Dr. Patrick will focus on pesticides as the most common of these challenges, but her talk will also include reference to the recent derailment disaster. Preventable yet prevalent, this talk will highlight concerns and action needs, and then offer updates and review as relevant to diagnostics and treatment management.

    Lyn Patrick, ND, graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been in private practice in Arizona and Colorado for 35 years.

    She is a published author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, a past Contributing Editor for Alternative Medicine Review, and recently authored a chapter in the newly released textbook Clinical Environmental Medicine (Elsevier 2019). She speaks internationally on environmental medicine, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, endocrine disruption, metal toxicology and other topics. She is currently Faculty for the Metabolic Medicine Institute Fellowship in collaboration with George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

    She is also a founding partner and presenter at the Environmental Health Symposium, an annual international environmental medicine conference based in the United States. After the passing of her longtime colleague Dr. Walter Crinnion, she is continuing to educate primary care providers in the area of environmental medicine through the EMEI Global platform and the EMEI Review podcast. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, hiking and kayaking the mountains, lakes, and rivers of southwestern Colorado.

    1.25 general and 0.25 pharmacy CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Pediatric Detoxification

    Presenter: Anjum Usman Singh, MD
    Original Date: March 25, 2023

    As a childhood illness presents with complexity or any enduring challenge, detoxification becomes an important recourse to add to treatment, and this aspect of a young person’s recovery needs can be under attended to, and even ignored. Dr. Usman-Singh is very experienced in pediatric challenges and will help us process pediatric detoxification it relates to many children’s recovery.

    Dr. Anju Usman Singh is director and owner of True Health Medical Center and Pure Compounding Pharmacy in Naperville, Illinois. She also is the Chief Science Officer for True Healing Naturals. She specializes in biomedical interventions for children with ADD, Autism, PANDAS/PANS, Down Syndrome and related disorders. She has been involved in research regarding copper/zinc imbalances, metallothionein dysfunction, biofilm related infections and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

    Dr. Usman Singh serves on the board for The Neuroimmune Foundation, and the medical advisory boards for TACA (The Autism Community in Action) and Autism Hope Alliance, as well as faculty for MAPs (Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs). Dr. Usman Singh received her medical degree from Indiana University and completed a residency in Family Practice at Cook County Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified in Family Practice and Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), and holds a certification in Homeopathy.

    1.25 general and 0.25 pharmacy CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Toxicant Influences on COVID and Long-COVID

    Presenter: Paul Anderson, NMD
    Original Date: March 26, 2023

    Covid, and Long-COVID have brought complex chronic illness to the world stage. In this session, Dr. Anderson will look at the influences of toxicants on immune function and COVID and Long COVID specifically. Strategies for assessment and treatment will be explored.

    Dr. Anderson is a recognized pioneer in environmental medicine and appreciated for his diverse expertise in varied areas. As a clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine, his focus on complex infectious, chronic, and oncologic illness has lead him to develop insight into complicated immunological issues affecting all systems. In addition to three decades clinical experience, he also was head of the interventional arm of a US-NIH funded human research trial using IV and integrative therapies in cancer patients. He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, a clinic focusing on cancer and chronic diseases and now focuses his time in collaboration with clinics and hospitals in the US and other countries. Former positions include multiple medical school posts, Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center.

    1.25 general and 0.25 pharmacy CEUs pending approval by OBNM

  • Wildfire Smoke and Indoor or Outdoor Air Pollution: How to Protect Your Patients

    Presenter: Katherine Carvlin, ND
    Original Date: March 26, 2023

    Air quality is worsening overall due to climate change. Ground level ozone and particulates in the air are increasing. Wildfires are happening more frequently and affecting more and more of the population. We know these fires increase acute AND chronic respiratory and cardiovascular illness. This presentation will review the most common toxicants that pollute our air, their associated health effects and exposure sources, and solutions to improve indoor air quality. There will also be an emphasis on wildfire smoke and ways to properly protect yourself during smoke events.

    Practicing at the Institute of Complementary Medicine in Seattle, WA, Dr. Carvlin specializes in helping patients get to the root cause of many environmentally acquired illnesses. Dr. Carvlin holds a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine. She completed a postdoctoral residency at Bastyr University, where she now teaches aspiring ND students how the environment impacts health. Dr. Carvlin serves as the Executive Director and is now the President-Elect of the National Association of Environmental Medicine (NAEM). She works alongside Environmental Medicine leaders to educate clinicians and increase public awareness of environmental health issues.

    1.25 general and 0.25 pharmacy CEUs pending approval by OBNM

  • CIRS - Review and Update on Mycotoxins as the Hidden Cause of Inflammatory Illness

    Presenter: Julie Logan, DC
    Original Date: March 26, 2023

    Naturopaths and integrated care practitioners are well aware that Mycotoxin exposure is more common than previously thought, and in genetically susceptible individuals, can lead to crippling illness, including worsening neuroimmune conditions such as PANS/PANDAS. We are discovering more and more frequently that many of our patients with severe inflammation, allergies, compromised immune function, Mast Cell Activation Disorders, Autism, Pandas, Lyme diagnoses, etc. are actually dealing with a mold exposure that has been undetected - creating the inflammatory storm that underlies many of these conditions. Unresolved inflammation and severe symptoms in many body systems is the hallmark of this disease, earning the name Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).

    We will review and update ourselves on biotoxin mediated illness, which can look and act just like Lyme disease, and often goes along with, or is caused by, a Lyme infection. In this discussion Dr, Logan will discuss the discovery, diagnosis, and treatment of this illness, and discuss its possible relationship to PANS/PANDAS as well as its role in Autism severity and morbidity in the adult population.

    Dr. Julie Logan DC practices with Dr. Anju Usman Singh at True Health Medical Center in Naperville, IL. She is a fully MAPS trained and mentored physician who specializes in working with children with the symptoms of Autism, ADD/HD, PANDAS/PANS, food sensitivities, thyroid problems, methylation defects, GI issues, allergies, and environmental illnesses Over the last few years she has explored the connection between Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) and the PANS/PANDAS Symptom Picture. She applies both biomedical as well as chiropractic principles of restoring optimal health to her patients. She has successfully battled some of these conditions and problems in her own health as well as resolving the symptoms of autism in one of her own children. This has given her a heart to help others who are suffering from the same.

    1.25 general and 0.25 pharmacy CEUs pending approval by OBNM

  • Small Fiber Neuropathy: A Closer Look at Neurology and Environment Medicine

    Presenter: Jason Porter, NMD
    Original Date: March 26, 2023

    Dr. Porter has developed insight relevant to EM and neuro-immunological challenges. He will use Small Fiber Neuropathy a guide, to help us study, track and analyze the relationship of neurology and environmental toxicants. Small Fiber Neuropathy (SFN) is a trending subset of peripheral neuropathy present in young patients creating significant disability. The relationship of neurology and environmental toxicity is important as a means of assessing many other illnesses, so this lecture offers an excellent foundation for clinical support of your patients who bring this concern to your practice.

    Dr. Jason Porter is a 2003 graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (recently renamed Sonoran University) in Tempe, Arizona, USA. He is the co-founder of East Valley Naturopathic Doctors and the Brain Regeneration Clinic both located in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Porter is credited for development of a precision-based clinic for brain rehabilitation and for optimization of peak performance using Biofeedback techniques including EEG targeted Neurofeedback therapy as a Board Certified Neurotherapist (BCN). Dr. Porter has significant advanced training courses relevant to supporting his patients and Dr. Porter’s education and professional training continues through many organizations including the International Society on Neurofeedback and Regulation (ISNR).

    In his private practice, Dr. Porter focuses on the treatment and recovery from chronic illness by restoring function to the endocrine, immune, and central nervous systems. He has developed a unique process for evaluating and treating chronic illness, that allows severely ill patients to recover from hopeless and confusing conditions. Dr. Porter has been able to infuse naturopathic medicine modalities with Neurofeedback and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to improve cognition, mood, energy, sleep, and stress response, allowing chronically ill children and adults to return to optimal brain functioning.

    Dr. Porter resides in Gilbert, Arizona, USA, with his wonderful wife, five children, two awesome daughter-in-laws, and three very cute grand-daughters.

    1.25 general and 0.25 pharmacy CEUs pending approval by OBNM

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