2022 VIRTUAL Conference



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CONFERENCE OVERVIEW


As licensed primary care physicians, naturopathic doctors are expected to be knowledgeable about the management of a variety of acute and chronic conditions.

In addition, patients come to us with the desire for updated knowledge and evidence-based treatments. Keeping up to date in primary care practice is key to providing the best naturopathic care to our patients.

 
This conference will emphasize cutting-edge research in naturopathic primary care settings on topics including:

 

  • Pain management
  • Integrative oncology
  • Hormone balancing
  • Mental health
  • Bone health
  • Botanical remedies for COVID long haul
  • Skin conditions
  • And MORE! 



We have an all-star lineup of speakers ready to share their clinical expertise and who will provide you with the latest in naturopathic and integrative diagnostics, treatment, and management.

If you see a variety of different complaints in your office, then this conference is for you!

Don't miss our All-Star Lineup of Speakers who will provide you with the most up-to-date research in naturopathic diagnostics, treatment and management!


 

* * * Conference Schedule (coming soon)

* * * Meet Our Exhibitors (coming soon)


Up to 17 CEs for all NDs*  | 17 CEs for CA acupuncturists (pending)
12 general CEs | 5 pharm CEs (pending)

*APPROVED by the CNDA/ pending approval from OBNM

 





 


10 LIVE CEs | 7 CEs On-Demand (17 CEs total) pending
12 general CEs | 5 pharmacy CEs pending

The NMC and CNDA are both doing our best to make it as easy as possible for CA NDs to maintain their licensure during these challenging times while still getting the cutting-edge continuing education they need.

Therefore, we've decided to shorten our ONLINE conference time and then gift you with the ability to watch 7 webinars on your own at your own pace. Think LESS ZOOM, MORE CEs!



You'll be emailed a link to watch the on-demand lectures as soon as they are ready.

You'll have 2 full weeks post-conference to finish watching them at your own pace!



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You will receive a link to watch the on-demand presentations one week before the conference (possibly sooner) and have until Monday, May 30th to watch them. 


The conference survey will be emailed out on Tuesday, May 31st so you can provide feedback for both the on-demand AND live lectures. 


After you complete the survey, you will be guided to download your certificate. 



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Category 1 TM Credits
CE Provider #805
310 670 8100
**This course is pending approval by The California Acupuncture Board for 16 hours of continuing education
This course will be available as a self study after the date of the live webinar. 
*Refunds not available


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PRESENTER LINEUP

Bonus Sessions

We're excited to present 2 talks from Naturopaths Without Borders as well as an exciting talk on growing your practice. 

More info coming soon! 



SATURDAY, MAY 14th PRESENTERS:


Dr. John Neustadt, ND

LIVE
Don't Go Breakin' My Bones: 

Osteoporosis Testing and Pharmaceutical Management

ON-DEMAND

Don't Go Breakin' My Bones: 

Reverse Osteoporosis and Reduce Fracture Risk with a Whole Person Approach

Tarek Elansary, PharmD
LIVE
The Hormonal Symphony


ON-DEMAND

A World of Pain: Compounded Topical Medications for Optimal Pain Management

 
 


Dr. Julie Greenberg, ND
LIVE
I've Got You Under My Skin
Treating Psoriasis
ON-DEMAND
I've Got You Under My Skin: 
Treating Eczema


Dr. Lise Alschuler, ND


LIVE
Integrative Oncology:
Carcinogenesis and Dietary Effects on Breast and Colorectal Cancer
 
 
ON-DEMAND
Integrative Oncology:
Dietary Effects on Lung and Prostate Cancer 
 
 


SUNDAY, MAY 15th PRESENTERS:
 

Dr. Nafysa Parpia, ND
LIVE
Heavy Metal Overload:
Symptoms, Issues and Diagnoses in Patients with Complex Chronic Illness
ON-DEMAND
Heavy Metal Overload:

Treatments and Cases
 

Dr. Peter Bongiorno ND

LIVE
Brain Waves:
mTOR's Role in Mental Health
 



ON-DEMAND
Brain Waves:
Histamine's Role in Mental health
 

 

Dr. Jack Weber, ND
LIVE
Long COVID:

Evaluation and Management
ON-DEMAND
Long COVID:

Botanical Interventions  
 

Scroll down to read the presentation overviews, presenter biographies and conference schedule.




REGISTRATION PRICING



Live Virtual Attendance 

 

  • MEMBERS ($399) (THROUGH APRIL 2nd ONLY) Use coupon code member at checkout.
    • Member pricing is good for any ND who is a member of their state association - we verify all purchases

  • NON-MEMBERS( $499) (THROUGH MARCH 19TH ONLY)

  • Live Student Attendance: $175 (10% discount for CNDA student members)
     
  • Non-CE Live Attendance only: $199
  • This is primarily for affilate professions who want the education without the credit.
     

Member pricing is good for any ND who is a member of their state association - we verify all purchases


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2022 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & PRESENTERS

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Dr. John Neustadt, ND

"Don't Go Breakin' My Bones": Osteoporosis Testing and Pharmaceutical Management"

More than 53 million Americans either have osteoporosis or at high risk due to low bone mass. Nearly 40% of women over 50 years old will suffer an osteoporosis fracture and debilitating acute and chronic pain in the elderly is often attributed to fragility fractures and can lead to further disability and early morality. Despite how common and deadly osteoporosis is, there is confusion about the clinical utility of diagnostic and screening technologies and laboratory tests for their ability to predict fractures and provide crucial information for treatment and monitoring of fracture risk. There’s also limited understanding about the growing list of medications that impact bone metabolism, decrease bone mineral density (BMD), and increase fractures. This presentation evaluates currently available diagnostic and screening technologies and the most common laboratory tests for their ability to predict fractures and provide crucial information for treatment and monitoring of fracture risk. It also evaluates the damaging skeletal effects of some of the most commonly prescribed medications, the ability for osteoporosis medications to prevent fragility fractures and provides clinicians with recommended tests for patients at risk of bone loss.
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Understand options for testing and monitoring patients with osteoporosis.
  • Understand the most common medications that induce osteoporosis.
  • Understand the strengths and limitation of conventional pharmaceutical management of osteoporosis.
 

PART 2: 
 
"Don't Go Breakin' My Bones": Reverse Osteoporosis and Reduce Fracture Risk with a Whole Person Approach
 
Almost 53 million Americans have osteoporosis are at risk due to low bone mineral density (BMD). The conventional approach to preventing fragility fractures primarily focuses on improving BMD with osteoporosis medications, even though most osteoporosis drugs do not prevent primary fractures, and more than half of all patients discontinue bisphosphonate treatment within a year. Using an evidence-based, whole-person approach, clinicians can think beyond BMD, teach patients the information and skills to grow stronger bones, reduce fracture risk and help them live vibrant, active lives well into old age.
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Understand how to evaluate patients holistically for osteoporosis and fracture risk.
  • Understand how to create treatment plans to grow stronger bones and reduce falls and fracture risk.
  • Understand how to counsel patients on implementing this holistic approach.

Biography:
John Neustadt, ND was Founder of Montana Integrative Medicine, Founder and President of the dietary supplement company Nutritional Biochemistry, Inc (NBI, nbihealth.com) and of NBI Pharmaceuticals. He’s a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation Corporate Advisory Roundtable (CAR), a high-level corporate advisory body to the NOF's Board of Trustees. It’s the first time a naturopathic doctor has served on this advisory board. 
 
Dr. Neustadt is Chair of the Medical Committee for the 2022 San Diego JCC Maccabi Games, a youth sporting event involving nearly 2,000 teen athletes from across the United States and more than 70 delegations from around the world. Dr. Neustadt is a member of the CNDA Board of Directors and Chair of the Membership Committee. For the past several years Dr. Neustadt has done an annual series of four Grand Rounds talks and mentored groups of 4th year Naturopathic Medical Students at Bastyr University San Diego.
 
Dr. Neustadt has written four books, dozens of articles on osteoporosis and over 100 research reviews. He was recognized by Elsevier as a Top Ten Cited Author in the world for his work. His latest book, Fracture-Proof Your Bones: Grow Stronger Bones and Reduce Fracture Risk, was published in April 2022.
 

 

Tarek Elansary, PharmD

The Hormonal Symphony
 
In order to treat symptoms and prevent disease progression associated with aging, we must balance our hormones, not just replace them.  The symphony of balance is crucial in BHRT. A strong understanding of how each hormone can and will affect another hormone is required to achieve a hormonal balance in patients.  In this presentation, Tarek will discuss in detail how each hormone can affect others and in what manner. Hormones discussed will include: hydrocortisone, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, plus more. He will clarify how to test the tissue levels of hormones, what adjustments need to be made based on the lab value results, and will then discuss examples of why it is necessary to look at the full picture and provide a step by step approach to ensure patients get the most benefit from their treatment.   
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Understand how different hormones can interfere with one another.
  • Understand the various ways (serum, urine, saliva, DBS) hormone levels are tested and their differences.
  • Understand how different dosage forms of hormones can have a drastic effect on absorption and safety for patients. 


PART 2:

A World of Pain: Compounded Topical Medications for Optimal Pain Management
  
Pain can be managed in a much safer and more effective approach using compounding formulations.  Compounded pain creams is the most prominent therapy because it avoids systemic absorption, therefore medication-caused toxicities, interactions, dependence, addiction, sedation, and other side effects can be avoided. In this presentation, Tarek will present examples of different formulas, pain conditions, approaches for each, and adjuvant therapies to make the compounded medications more effective. He will discuss the most common pharmaceutical active ingredients used, the dosage range, and specific mechanism of action when applied by transdermal route. Medications discussed will include Ketamine, Ketoprofen, Pentoxyfylline, Clonidine, Magnesium, Gabapentin, and more. Finally, he will discuss patient cases where these compounded pain therapies were used and provided relief to the patient.
 
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Understand the benefits, safety, and efficacy in utilizing compounded pain creams vs other pain therapies.
  • Understand the types of pain we can treat with these pain creams and the appropriate formulations.
  • Understand the different pharmaceutical active ingredients that can be used, and their mechanism of action.
  • Understand how different bases can greatly affect the absorptive abilities of these creams.
  • Create treatment plans for their patients based on the case studies discussed. 


 
Brief Biography:
Tarek was born in Cairo Egypt in 1973 and moved to the US at age 2. He remembers learning about physiology in the 6th grade, when they were being taught about the digestive system. He was amazed and stayed with the teacher during lunch to discuss and was then asked to teach the class. He realized early on that he wanted to get a doctorate degree in medicine and narrowed his focus to pharmacy while in college and graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 1998. He has been in gorgeous San Diego ever since. In the first 8 years of his career, he worked for different companies and struggled with the lack of clinical involvement that he craved. He bought his first pharmacy in 2006, and was finally able to practice clinical pharmacy the way he wanted. A few years later the challenge of that started to fade. He started to realize there was not much more to learn or accomplish in the limited realm of retail pharmacy and western medicine so he opened up Carmel Valley Pharmacy in 2013 with the intent to learn more about compounding and find a more interesting approach to treatment. He found this with functional/integrative medicine. He has learned an immense amount and feels that he still has so much more to learn. He finds himself able to have a much deeper and long lasting impact on a patient’s health and is able to work much more closely with practitioners. He enjoys coming to work each day, and leaves work with such a great feeling of fulfillment.
 

 

Dr. Julie Greenberg, ND

"I've Got You Under My Skin"
: Treating Psoriasis
 
Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory disease that affects not only the skin, but also statistically validated increased morbidity associated with virtually every organ system in the body. While conventional treatment options such as biologics as effective at reducing psoriatic plaques, they don’t address the underlying root cause of psoriasis and require lifelong injections.  Many patients turn to naturopathic medicine looking for ways to treat their psoriasis using holistic alternatives that do address the root cause. Recent evidence shows that microbiome dysfunction in the gut and on the skin contributes to the pathophysiology of psoriasis including upregulation of the Th17 pathway.  This presentation will cover new advances in pharmaceuticals, supplements, and botanicals for treating both the symptoms and the root causes of psoriasis. Case studies will be presented showing before and after photos and will discuss both oral and topical evidence-based naturopathic treatment options.      
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Explain the pathophysiology of psoriasis.
  • Describe pharmaceutical treatments used for treating psoriasis (oral, topical and injectable) including the mechanism of action and side effects.
  • Assess which botanicals and supplements have clinically proven results for treating psoriasis.
  • Summarize the current research linking the gut microbiome with psoriasis.
  • Recognize that psoriasis is an autoimmune disease with increased risk for several comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.
 

Part 2

 
"I've Got You Under My Skin": Treating Eczema
 
Eczema is a complicated, multi-factorial disease that affects as many as 36 million people in the United States.  Atopic dermatitis (AD) takes a heavy toll on both patients and their families as 40% of people will experience moderate to severe symptoms.  Eczema is known to be a Th2-mediated disease, but current research has shown it is far more complicated and can include Th1 and Th17 pathways as well. Microbiome dysfunction in the gut and on the skin also contributes to the pathophysiology of eczema.  Conventional medicine relies heavily on the use of topical steroids to treat eczema, however that doesn’t address the root cause and many patients are looking for alternative treatment options.  This presentation will cover new advances in pharmaceuticals, supplements, and botanicals for treating both the symptoms and the root causes of AD. Case studies will be presented showing before and after photos and will discuss both oral and topical evidence-based naturopathic treatment options.      
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Explain the pathophysiology of eczema.
  • Identify the role of filaggrin and natural moisturizing factor in maintaining a healthy skin barrier.
  • Describe pharmaceutical treatments used for treating eczema (oral, topical and injectable) including the mechanism of action and side effects.
  • Assess which botanicals and supplements have clinically proven results for treating eczema.
  • Summarize the current research linking the gut microbiome with eczema
 
Brief Biography:
Dr. Amy Day, ND received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR in 2004 and was the fourth ND licensed in California. She is the founder and clinic director of The Women’s Vitality Center in Berkeley, CA where her team of NDs and health coaches provide support for women who are struggling with stress, fatigue and hormonal issues. Applying the wisdom of her own journey, she has helped thousands of women feel empowered about their bodies, and has helped them to naturally regain their health and vitality.
 
Dr. Day is a respected educational and motivational speaker. She has been on faculty at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a guest lecturer to doctors, nurses, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and also to the public. She is a current member and past board member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Endometriosis Association.
 
Dr. Amy Day’s compassionate and holistic approach combines diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, stress management, nutritional supplements, herbal medicines and bioidentical hormone therapy. For more information, please visit
www.WomensVitalityCenter.com
 
Dr. Lise Alschuler, ND

Integrative Oncology: Carcinogenesis and Dietary Effects on Breast and Colorectal Cancer

This presentation will analyze key components of carcinogenesis and cancer metabolism as a conceptual framework for integrative cancer control strategies. We will then address the question, can diet prevent cancer? From there, and guided by the insights into carcinogenesis, evidence-informed nutrition, exercise and dietary supplement strategies specific to colorectal cancer and breast cancers will be explored.
 

After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:

 
  • Describe carcinogenesis and cancer metabolism as a conceptual framework for the integrative approach to cancer.
  • Generate diet recommendations for individuals trying to reduce their risk of cancer or cancer recurrence based on: 
    • Epidemiological and prospective data on nutrition and cancer overall.
    • Dietary impacts on specific cancer types: colorectal and breast.
  • Identify specific dietary supplements with evidence of benefit for colorectal and breast cancer risk reduction.


PART 2: 

 
Integrative Oncology: Dietary Effects on Lung and Prostate Cancer 
 
Part 2 will continue the exploration of evidence-informed nutrition, exercise and dietary supplement strategies for lung and prostate cancer. A case example will synthesize the clinical application of the strategies discussed in parts 1 and 2.
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Generate diet recommendations for individuals trying to reduce their risk of cancer or cancer recurrence based on:
  • Epidemiological and prospective data on nutrition and cancer overall.
  • Dietary impacts on specific cancer types: lung and prostate.
  • Identify specific dietary supplements with evidence of benefit for lung and prostate cancer risk reduction.
  • Gain insight into the clinical application of this information through a presented case study.


Biography
Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. Dr. Alschuler is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona where she is the Associate Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University where she also completed her residency. Dr. Alschuler is past-President and Board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member and immediate Past-President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has been an invited speaker to more than 200 scientific/medical conferences, published 26 peer-reviewed articles, been an investigator on 8 research studies, written 9 chapters for medical textbooks, and has co-authored two books, Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) recognized Dr. Alschuler in 2014 as Physician of the Year. She also received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Joseph Pizzorno Founders award from Bastyr University in the same year. She was honored with the AANP President’s award in 2016 and received the Impact award from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals in 2017. In 2020, she received the Sheikh Zayed International Award in Naturopathy.
 
Dr. Alschuler practices naturopathic oncology out of Naturopathic Specialists, LLC. Dr. Alschuler co-hosts a podcast, Five To Thrive Live! about living more healthfully in the face of cancer.
 




Dr. Nafysa Parpia, ND

Heavy Metal Overload: Symptoms, Issues and Diagnoses in Patients with Complex Chronic Illness
 
In patients with complex chronic illnesses, they typically have concurrent diagnoses of chronic Tick Borne Illness, Mold/Mycotoxin Illness, CFS/ME and Autoimmunity. There are a variety of insults to their body and whole being that contribute to immune dysregulation. Very often a metal load is found to be one of the underlying stressors in such patients. Susceptibility to invading microorganisms is increased in a heavy metal environment while the metals cause cellular damage in the patient. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment of metals when indicated makes a significant positive impact in the treatment of complex chronic illness.  Part 1 of this talk will focus on symptoms, workup, and diagnosis.
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Understand symptoms of heavy metal overload: arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium.
  • Understand why we can’t isolate symptoms in order to consider one (or more) metals in such patients.
  • Understand what the concurrent issues are in patients with symptoms of heavy metal toxicity.
  • Assess appropriate diagnoses of metals and know when treatment is indicated.
 

PART 2:

 
Heavy Metal Overload: Treatments and Cases
 
Part 2 will be a continued discussion of the patients with complex chronic illnesses. We will discuss treatment options and will wrap up the two presentations with case examples.
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
1.  Prepare patients for chelation therapy.
2.  Understand how to use various chelating agents.
3.  Understand where to go to become proficient in chelation therapy. Note: this is not a class in chelation certification/training, so additional training needs to be completed.
4.  Understand metal removal protocol.
 


Biography
Dr. Parpia has spent the last decade treating patients with complex chronic illness from all over the US.  Her specialization is patients with tick-borne illness, environmental illness, mold/mycotoxin illness, autoimmunity, fibromyalgia and ME/CFS.  External factors to the body, such as environmental toxicants, pathogens, diet, and lifestyle affect the balance of internal factors - immune dysregulation, infection susceptibility, epigenetic expression, cellular biochemistry, mood and the microbiome.

Investigating to discover and remove the underlying cause(s) while providing healing and symptom relief, she uses cutting-edge laboratory tests, and deep intuition applied to the full range of scientific data to unravel the mystery of each patient’s illness. Modalities include regenerative medicine, oral and intravenous micronutrient therapies, peptide therapies, botanical medicine, pharmaceuticals, injection therapies, nutrition and lifestyle counseling.

Dr. Parpia sees patients at Gordon Medical in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She previously worked in the clinics of Dr. Isaac Eliaz and Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt. She is on ISEAI’s Board (International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness) and is a Scientific and Medical Advisor for Neurohacker Collective.  She received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and her Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia.
A sought after speaker, she has spoken at ILADS, EHS, AAMP, AAOT, numerous summits and is a host/creator of the Mycotoxin and Chronic Illness Summit with Dr. Eric Gordon.  





Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND

Brain Waves: mTOR's Role in Mental Health

Presentation Description:
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a highly conserved serine-threonine kinase, that is used by the body as an important energy and nutrient status sensor.  MTOR coordinates major processes such as metabolism, cell division and ultimately survival. It does this by toggling between moments of building tissues, growth, plasticity along with proliferation with moments of autophagy (breakdown) and detoxification of tissues and cells.  Emerging research is showing how psychiatric illness has a strong underpinning in the dysregulation of MTOR.
 
Dr. Bongiorno will specifically describe mTOR’s importance to psychiatric illness. You will learn how both stimulation and inhibition of mTOR may contribute to mental health and illness. For example, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are considered MTOR underactivation condition, whereas cognitive impairment, addiction, and schizophrenia are hallmarked by overactivation. Finally, Dr. Bongiorno will review in detail how naturopathic therapies (sleep, exercise, stress food intake, lifestyle, and supplements such as medium chain triglycerides, trehelose, green tea, caffeine, curcumin, resveratrol and more) can either stimulate mTOR or inhibit it – and both can bring optimal balance to psychiatric care.
 
 After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Understand the structure and function of mTOR.
  • Recognize how mTOR contributes to psychiatric disease.
  • Examine ways to evaluate mTOR status.
  • Identify pharmaceuticals and naturopathic enhancers of mTOR activity.
  • Recognize pharmaceutical and naturopathic inhibitors of mTOR activity.
 

 PART 2:
Brain Waves: Histamine's Role in Mental health
 
Although typically considered an inflammatory molecule, a main role of histamine lies in its action as a neurotransmitter. Most mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, bipolarity, and more can manifest due to imbalances in histamine levels. Join Dr. Peter Bongiorno as he explains the role histamine and histamine receptor function in relation to genomics, methylation, neurotransmitters, and hormones. He will explain which lab testing and clinical presentations suggests histamine imbalance and review in clear detail which lifestyle, dietary, and supplement treatments have the best effect to heal mental illness. Clinical cases will also be reviewed.
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Understand histamine function in relationship to mental health.
  • Understand the histamine molecule and histamine receptors.
  • Identify clinical symptoms of histamine imbalance.
  • Identify which lab tests are most valuable to aid in diagnosis of histamine imbalance.
  • Understand which lifestyle, dietary, and supplement support will help balance mental health challenges due to histamine imbalance.
 



Brief Biography:
Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc’s passion is to bring effective holistic healing to the practice of mental health. He has thriving practices in New York City and Long Island established in 2004. Prior to earning his naturopathic doctorate from Bastyr University, he researched as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Mental Health and Yale University's Department of Pharmacology. Peter authored the first textbook on integrative medicine for depression in 2008 (Healing Depression- CCNM Press). He has also authored of numerous papers, textbook chapters, and books on the topic of integrative medicine. More information can be found at drpeterbongiorno.com and @drpeterbongiorno.  


 



Dr. Jack Weber, ND

Long COVID: Evaluation and Management

As our understanding of the short and long-term effects of COVID-19 continues to evolve, so should our evaluation, management and treatments. This presentation will provide an in depth review of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS- CoV-2 infection (PASC), so that you can feel confident in supporting this patient population in clinical practice. Topics will include how to identify different post-COVID conditions, the pathophysiology of post-COVID conditions and laboratory evaluation for this patient population. 
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Define and identify different post-COVID conditions.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of post-COVID conditions.
  • Discuss laboratory evaluation and findings of post-Covid conditions.
 

PART 2:
Long COVID: Botanical Interventions
 
As our understanding of the short and long-term effects of COVID-19 continues to evolve, so should our treatment strategies. This presentation will provide several Western and Eastern botanical interventions with a focus on the current literature, mechanism of action and therapeutic dosing for this patient population.  Additionally, several clinical cases will be reviewed so that you will feel confident in supporting these patients in clinical practice with the most up-to-date botanical interventions.
 
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
  • Explore several nutritional, botanical and TCM interventions to support and resolve post-COVID conditions.
  • Discuss dosing, indications, contraindications and interactions of botanical and TCM interventions.
  • Apply this acquired knowledge to cases encountered in clinical practice.


Brief Biography:
Dr. Weber is a fifth generation chiropractor and first generation naturopathic physician. He graduated magna cum laude with doctorates in chiropractic and naturopathic medicine from National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Weber was valedictorian in both graduating classes and received the Joseph Janse Award for outstanding graduate of his class. Dr. Weber is a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and has received postgraduate training through the Institute of Functional Medicine.
This combined education has allowed a multidisciplinary approach to several patient populations, including patients with chronic symptoms after acute infections. Dr. Weber has evaluated and managed hundreds of patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS- CoV-2 infection (PASC) and is excited to share this information with other professionals. 
 
While receiving his medical education, Dr. Weber met his wife, Dr. Melissa Weber, who shares the same passion about health. Together they strive to share their knowledge with patients through an integrative multidisciplinary approach in Raleigh, North Carolina.
 
Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Weber works closely with other naturopathic physicians in supporting legislative efforts and is secretary for the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians.


 

 
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2022 Conference Schedule (subject to change)
 

FRIDAY, MAY 13th

12:00pm - 12:15pm Welcome and Opening Remarks

12:15 - 1:15pm - Naturopaths Without Borders
1:15 - 1:45pm - Break
1:45 -  2:45pm - Naturopaths Without Borders
2:45pm - 3:15pm- Special Presentation

3:15-3:30 - Break
3:30 - 4:30pm - Vision, Differentiation and Marketability Within and Beyond Clinical Practice​s w/Dr. John Neustadt

 

SATURDAY, MAY 14th

8:45 - 9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 - 10:00am - John Neustadt, ND
10:00 - 10:30am - Special Presentation 

10:30-10:45am - Break
10:45 -  11:45am - Tarek Elansary, PharmD
11:45- 1:00 pm - Lunch 
1:00pm - 2:15pm - Julie Greenberg, ND
2:15 - 2:30-Break
2:30 - 3:30pm - Lise Alschuler, ND
3:30pm - Closing Remarks

 

SUNDAY, MAY 15th

8:45am - 9:00 am - Welcome Remarks
9:00 - 10:00am - Nafysa Parpia, ND
10:00 - 10:30am - Special Presentation

10:30-10:45am - Break 
10:45am - 12pm - Peter Bongiorno, ND 

12 - 1:00pm - Lunch 
1:00 - 1:30pm - NMC Update Rebecca Mitchell 

1:30pm - 2:30pm - Jack Weber, ND
2:30 - 
Closing Remarks



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Naturopathic Advocates

The CNDA is working to educate state legislative and insurance agencies as well as the public on the benefits of naturopathic medicine. We will continue to build relationships in the naturopathic community in an effort to optimize the impact of the naturopathic doctors in our state.