2017 Registration

Daily Schedule

Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:30 – 9:30 am
Biologic Medications: What the Primary Care Physician Needs to Know
– Paul Anderson, ND
In this brief presentation Dr. Anderson will describe the basic mechanisms, benefits and risks of most common biologic medications. He will compare and contrast these to older strategies in pharmacology such as steroid therapies and other prescriptions. Areas of caution to be on the lookout for as well as managing these medications in the setting of natural medications will be discussed.

Bio: Dr. Paul Anderson is a past professor of pharmacology and clinical medicine at Bastyr University, NUNM and SCNM. He is a published author and frequent CME speaker.

10:00 – 11:00 am
Addiction Isn’t the Only Issue: Screening for and Responding to the Spectrum of Alcohol and Drug Health Problems in Primary Care
– Miranda Marti, ND, LAc
This talk will cover guidelines for screening for alcohol and drug problems in primary care settings, when and how labs can be a useful part of your evaluation of drug and alcohol use, and provide concrete, practical and effective ways to help patients whose use is putting them at risk, causing harm or indicative of active addiction.

Bio: Dr. Miranda Marti is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who provides primary care for individuals in recovery at the Whole Life Medicine clinic in Kirkland, Wash.  She also works with a drug and alcohol recovery program in Seattle, A Positive Alternative, and is adjunct faculty at Bastyr University teaching the Addictions and Disorders class to third-year ND students.

11:15 – 12:15 pm
Botanical Pain Management and Including Cancer and Metastatic Pain
– Jill Stansbury, ND
The presentation will detail molecular approaches and basic actions for treating pain without opiates, and include numerous precise oral and topical botanical formulas to manage pain from tumors, bone and liver metastasis, lung lesions, and other common types of pain. Common materia medica option, as well as the “low-dose” botanicals will be exemplified.

Bio: Dr. Jillian Stansbury is a naturopathic physician who has practiced in SW Washington for nearly 30 years specializing in women’s health, mental health, and chronic disease. She was formerly Chair of the Botanical Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and remains on the faculty teaching Botanical Medicine, Natural
Products Chemistry, and Botanical Influences on Cell Biology. She also leads Ethnobotany field courses including in depth fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon.

12:15 – 1:30 pm LUNCH

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Plant Spirit Medicine of the Andes and Amazon
– Jill Stansbury, ND
Dr. Stansbury will share philosophic ideas on plantas maestras, plants as teachers and spirits, gleaned from over a decade of living on and off with 4 different tribes of the Peruvian Amazon.

2:45 – 3:45 pm
The Oral and Systemic Health Connection: What a Naturopath Should Know About Dentistry and the Perspective of Holistic Dentistry
– Paul Rubin, DDS, MIAOMT
This will be an overview where the naturopathic and dental practitioners can intersect and where specific areas where dental/oral health impacts systemic health. How a dentist and naturopath can work effectively together for better patient outcomes.

Bio: Dr. Rubin is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. I have been practicing “holistic” or “biological” dentistry for over 35 years. I’ve been recognized as a Fellow and Master of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and currently practice in Seattle.

4:15 – 5:15 pm
Evaluating and Treating Low Libido in Primary Care: An Evidence-Based, Multidisciplinary Approach
– Serena McKenzie, ND, IF
This lecture will review the most common causes and most effective treatments for both men and women with low libido in primary care presentation.

Bio: Dr. McKenzie is medical director of the Northwest Institute for Healthy Sexuality, a specialty care center of Washington Urology and Urogynecology, PLLC. She is a sexual medicine specialist and holds a license as a sexual counselor as well.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

8:30 – 9:30 am
Low Dose Naltrexone Therapy
– Dawn Ipsen, PharmD
Low dose naltrexone is a medication therapy that is receiving much attention in both the research realm and in medical practice. We will discover new mechanisms of action, indications, and off-labeled uses. Learn how this compounded medication may improve the quality of life in your Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and other autoimmune disorders.
Bio: Dr. Ipsen is an expert in the field of compounded medications and bio-identical hormone replacement. She enjoys working with women and their providers to optimize their menopausal years and is often ask to consult on specific cases. She is often ask to present to prescribers and peers on the topic of compounded medications.

10:00 – 11:00 am
Naturopathic Management of Late Effects from Cancer Treatment
– Erica Joseph, ND, LAc
Review of possible late effects from chemotherapy and radiation as well as clinical management tools for associated symptoms; including treatment of neuropathy, cardiotoxicity, menopausal symptoms, fatigue and more.

Bio: Dr. Joseph is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist specializing in naturopathic oncology. Following conclusion of her degree programs, she went on to complete a two-year naturopathic oncology residency at Seattle Integrative Oncology. She sees patients in Everett, Olympia and Seattle and works in an integrative fashion with a variety of oncology providers.

11:15 – 12:15
An Integrative Naturopathic Approach to Autoimmune Disease: Leaving the Era of Reaction and Entering the New Proactive Era of Prediction
– David Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN
This presentation with review a proactive integrative, systems biology, approach to address disease prediction, prevention and treatment, including various evidence-based modalities. The role of estrogen and other hormones, the GI microbiota, food immune reactions, hygiene hypothesis, stealth infections and molecular mimicry in autoimmune disease pathogenesis will be explored along with how these may serve as leverage points for naturopathic clinical interventions. New opportunities for proactive screening for at-risk subjects for autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and others using emerging predictive antibody testing will also be reviewed and discussed.

Bio: Dr. Brady is a leading naturopathic medical doctor at Whole Body Medicine in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is the VP of Health Sciences and the director of the Human Nutrition Institute at the University of Bridgeport and the chief medical officer of Designs for Health, Inc., and Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, LLC.

12:15 – 1:30 pm LUNCH

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Fibromyalgia and Global Pain Syndromes: A Naturopathic and Integrative Approach
– David Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN
Research suggests that “classic” fibromyalgia (FMS) is a central pain processing disorder and
does not appear to be a peripheral somatic disorder. Dr. Brady will emphasize the concept that this central-mediated disorder is strongly associated with psychological disorders, including trauma and abuse history, depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, and sleep disorder. Common mechanisms in-play regarding these concomitant issues and global pain will be fully explored and accurate differential diagnostic and comprehensive naturopathic therapeutic strategies will be discussed in-detail. The concept of “pseudo” or “false” fibromyalgia diagnostic labels will also be discussed, to include various organic and functional medical conditions, as well as somatic musculoskeletal conditions, which confound the accurate diagnosis of “classic” FMS will also be presented.

2:45 – 3:45
The Corruption of Evidence-based Medicine; Statins for Diabetics, a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?
– Sam Eggertsen, MD
This presentation will include a review of evidence of bias in published studies and a review of evidence for statin use in diabetics.

Bio: Dr. Eggersten is a graduate of the University of Washington medical school (1972-76). His residency (1976-79’) was in family medicine at the UW as well. He has been a faculty member in the department of family medicine at the University of Washington for more than 20 years. For the last 12 years, he has been a provider at the HealthPoint Community Health Center in Bothell, Washington.

4:15 – 5:15
Medical Cannabis, the Endocannabinoid System, and Chronic Pain: A New Paradigm for Individualized Management of Pain
– Jake Felice, ND
This will be an evidence-based presentation. Topics will include an overview of the physiology of pain processing and pain pathways, the endocannabinoid system and retrograde neural transmission, proper cannabis dosing and delivery methods for pain patients, drug interactions with conventional pain medications, botanical synergy, neuroplasticity, and nutritional and botanical approaches for enhancing endocannabinoid tone in patients with chronic pain.

Bio: Dr. Felice specializes in the treatment of chronic pain and the improvement of human performance. Dr. Felice is a recognized cannabis expert, consultant, and blogger at CannabisMatrix.com. He earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State University where he played varsity lacrosse and majored in psychology with a focus on the study of peak human performance.

Early registration prices end on Sept 8, 2017.