This presentation will explore the researched and documented facts relating to viruses and pandemics in the modern age and the vaccinations offered to prevent them, as well the immense toxic burden the average human presents with and its effects on the immune system. Historically, Nature Cure has provided us with a template for repairing and maintaining the "self-healing" and "auto-regulating" mechanisms of our body. This presentation will focus on updated, detailed, effective, and successful "Nature Cure" for today's chronic conditions.
Dr. Mikhael Adams, B.Sc., N.D., received his Doctor of Naturopathy from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1981. He practiced for ten years in Seattle, and is now in private practice in Milton, Ontario. He uses drainage, nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture and auricular medicine as his primary therapeutic tools. He has studied homeopathy since 1977. Dr. Adams is the president of the International Association of Auricular and Bioenergetic Medicine, past president of the North American Association of Auricular Medicine, and has studied intensively with Dr. Paul Nogier in France. Dr. Adams taught Clinical Pathology at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from 1987 to 1993 and has been giving workshops in auricular medicine since 1984. Dr. Adams has been lecturing in North America on homeopathy and drainage since 1988.
This talk will review dietary supplement manufacturing from a quality perspective. Manufacturing hot spots as well as industry solutions will be reviewed. Starting with raw material supply and finishing with shelf-life stability, key areas of manufacturing that impact finished product quality will be reviewed. In addition, this talk will review quality concerns and safeguards specific to individual compounds such as probiotics, minerals, botanicals and selected neutraceuticals. Quality practices used by professional supplement manufacturers to address these issues will be reviewed. This presentation will equip the attendee to utilize quality as a differentiator in their clinical practice.
Inflammation is a healing response to injury and insult and is essential to life. However, chronic inflammation will inevitably dead-end into cancer, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular or other disease. Comprehensive naturopathic strategy relies upon core naturopathic principles, the traditions of Nature Cure and targeted therapies based upon current understanding of biochemistry and molecular biology.
Dr. Alschuler is a naturopathic physician with board certification in naturopathic oncology. Dr. Alschuler has been in practice for 16 years. Dr. Alschuler is the immediate past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and member of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Alschuler is the Vice President of Quality and Education at Emerson Ecologics, a supplement distribution company based in Bedford NH. She also provides naturopathic oncology at Naturopathic Specialists, based out of Scottsdale AZ. Previous to this, she was Director of naturopathic medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a JCAHO accredited regional hospital specializing in comprehensive integrative cancer located north of Chicago. Dr. Alschuler co-authored The Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing (3rd ed; Random House, 2010 and 2nd ed. Celestial Arts, 2007). She has presented at numerous professional conferences, and continues to give presentations for lay and professional audiences. She has received professional recognition and many awards for her work in integrative medicine.
This presentation looks at what is genetically modified food and how it affects the body. I’ll discuss the science behind the food alteration and what are the health consequences. Lastly, I will look at ways to help support the body overall for general health and support of natural detoxification.
Dr. Anderson is an Arizona licensed naturopathic physician with areas of focus in naturopathic oncology and environmental medicine. She is currently the Medical Advisor for Heel Inc. and also serves at an international level for Heel Inc. with regard to medical education and, medical literature development. Additionally, she is a published author and national and international lecturer on Homotoxicology.
Each year, new clinical nutrition research findings produce a need for physicians to alter how they practice. This presentation will review the content of research articles appearing in the 12 months preceding the conference that are likely to change how doctors practice clinical nutrition.
Steve Austin, ND, is co-author of The Natural Pharmacy, Breast Cancer: What You Should Know (But May Not Be Told) About Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment, and The A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions, and. He is currently nutrition editor of Clinical Research Update, an electronic newsletter for doctors distributed by Emerson Ecologics.
Dr. Austin was the founding Chief Science Officer for the Healthnotes team of writers. He is former Professor of Nutrition at NCNM. Previously, Dr. Austin headed the nutrition departments at Bastyr University and Western States Chiropractic College, and has been on the faculties of four of the five North American naturopathic colleges. He is a contributor to the Textbook of Natural Medicine, and was nutrition editor of the Quarterly Review of Natural Medicine and the Healthnotes Review of Natural Medicine. Dr Austin is also an international lecturer on topics related to clinical nutrition.
This lecture will consist of a detailed synopsis of the most recent articles and trends in pediatric medicine. The research presented can be applied to the naturopathic approach to pediatric care.
Dr. Baral received his Naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University in 2000. He is Chair of the Department of Pediatric Medicine at the SCNM, where he teaches Pediatrics in the classroom and supervises student clinicians on clinical rotations. Dr. Baral designed the first and only Naturopathic Pediatric Residency program in naturopathic medicine and serves as its Director. He is a certified Defeat Autism Now practitioner, and his private practice focuses on primary pediatric care and autism. Dr. Baral served as a co-author and the Naturopathic representative in Integrative Medicine for Children, the first textbook on Pediatric Integrative medicine, and has published the three most recent research papers on chelation treatment in autistic children.
This session will review the principles, advantages and limitations of Evidence Based Medicine in naturopathic practice. We will critically appraise the validity of an article about a pharmacologic therapy, statins for prevention of cardiovascular disease. Interpretation of results will be demonstrated, using examples to estimate treatment effects, stressing common pitfalls.
Richard Barrett, ND, is a Professor at NCNM and a faculty investigator at the Helfgott Research Institute. He has been an active participant in NCNM’s NCCAM/NIH funded R 25 grant to integrate Evidence-Based Medicine in the naturopathic program. He also serves as a co-investigator for the Oregon CAM Course at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) and a collaborator with Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCCIM). His research interests include clinical trials assessing naturopathic treatment protocols for ears, eyes, nose and throat (EENT) conditions, botanical medicinal applications, and naturopathic diagnostic techniques. Dr. Barrett obtained his ND from NCNM in 1986 and earned the Certificate in Human Investigations from the OHSU School of Medicine in 2003. Dr. Barrett has received several awards for excellence in teaching.
Kimberly M. Tippens, ND, MSAOM: Dr. Tippens is a graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, where she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She completed a family practice residency at the National College of Natural Medicine with an emphasis on community medicine. After residency, Dr. Tippens was awarded a National Institutes of Health-funded post-doctoral fellowship, during which she received a Certificate in Human Investigations through the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and participated in research evaluating expectancy in the treatment of metabolic syndrome and obesity. She is currently a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32) fellow receiving training in health disparities and health services research, while completing a Master of Public Health degree program through OHSU. In particular, Dr. Tippens investigates the role that naturopathic medicine can play in meeting the needs of uninsured and medically underserved communities.
In this session you get to ask questions and learn successful treatment strategies from your colleagues. This action packed, interactive and informal session allows NDs to share their successful treatment protocols as well as to ask other NDs to help with cases where guidance is needed. This session is open for any topics you would typically encounter in a general practice. As always, I will also present my “Case of the Year” and “Research Article of the Year”.
Shiva Barton, ND, LicAc, graduated from Bastyr University in 1983. He is the past president and co-founder of the Massacusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors. He is also the founder of the Clinical Support Network. Dr. Barton has "lectured" at the annual naturopathic conference for the last 13 years, including the yearly "Clinical Anecdotes: What Works" session, as well as presenting "Therapeutic Magnets for the Treatment of Pain". Panel presentation and roundtable discussion relating current international efforts and projects initiated by North American trained naturopathic physicians, as well as discussion of naturopathic medicine’s future in the realm of global healthcare. Adequate time will be given for audience questions and participation.
Dr. Benda is a practicing emergency medicine physician, lecturer, writer, and researcher committed to the integration of alternative and conventional medicine. He is the first medical doctor to be elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Holistic Medical Association.
He completed a two-year fellowship in the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. During his tenure he presented this new concept of health care delivery extensively at various academic and corporate symposia. He has served as a principle investigator through the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes for Health. Dr. Benda also co-created a non-profit organization, the National Integrative Medicine Council, and served as Director of Medical and Public Affairs.
Dr. Benda graduated cum laude from Duke University, received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he remained as director of Emergency Medical Services and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. He has been actively involved in the instruction of medical students and residents and has lectured at numerous professional conferences. He maintains memberships in the American Academy of Emergency Medicine as well as various organizations promoting human rights and medical care in developing countries. In 1994 he served as the sole physician in Eastern Rwanda during the genocide and subsequent cholera epidemic. Dr. Benda has also served as Medical Director of the Big Sur Health Center while continuing to staff local emergency departments.
Dr. Benda’s research interests include nutrition, fitness, herbal medicine, breast cancer, animal-assisted therapy, and patient-doctor communication. He serves as Associate Editor of both the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Integrative Medicine – A Clinician’s Journal.
Following a 15 year career in business, Don completed pre-medical sciences at the University of Ottawa, Canada and in 1984, graduated with the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (Portland, OR). He is a Diplomate in the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. During his career as a doctor of naturopathic medicine, he has served as: the Chair of the Institute of Naturopathic Education and Research; president of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine; and is a past president of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, the U.S. federally recognized accrediting agency for naturopathic medical education. He was a founding member of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, (educators from the accredited and licensable CAM professions). He served on an advisory panel for the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public and is a senior editor for the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine which will soon publish a comprehensive textbook on naturopathic medicine. For several years, he has been teaching in East Africa and is the founder of the Rwanda Selenium Supplementation Project which is conducting a controlled clinical study on the use of the trace mineral Selenium in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Don continues to see patients in a family practice in Naturopathic Medicine in Ottawa, Canada and lives with his wife Barbara on their organic farm near Manotick, Ontario. Eleven grandchildren keep them young and smiling.
Dr. Parker received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She co-founded Natural Doctors International (NDI), the first international organization of its kind working to advance naturopathic medicine in global health. As Executive and Medical Director,
Dr. Parker works in Nicaragua in the NDI free clinic, where she lives with her family, and is actively building inroads into the global health community for naturopathic physicians. An international speaker and teacher, Dr. Parker has dedicated her life to finding solutions to global health problems thru natural medicine, community development, and cross-discipline collaboration. She has been featured in the AHG journal, AANMC, Helfgott blog and on OPB. She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild, Global Health Council, Doctors for Global Health, and on the board of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Sabine Thomas, ND, graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor in Sociomedical Sciences and received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. She is a recipient of an individual National Institute of Health (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Health, Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Award. This fellowship award supports Dr. Thomas’ research projects in the field of Complementary Alternative Integrative Medicine (CAIM), community public health, health disparities and global health. After the fatal earthquake that shook the island nation of Haiti and claimed the lives of over 300,000 people including two of her family members, she called upon Natural Doctors International (NDI) to coordinate North American naturopathic post-relief efforts for Haiti. She now sits on the Haiti Disaster Relief Committee (HDRC) of NDI.