Manipulation Pearls: Practical Applications by Andrew Perry, ND, and Mark Groven, ND. In this presentation, 3 leaders in manipulation within the profession, will provide diagnostic information and practical applications for manipulative correction for 3 orthopedic conditions. The idea is that the three presenters will provide information and techniques that the attendee can use when they return to practice on Monday morning. A more detailed description is in the submitted abstract. There will be the benefit of manual therapies presented which are at the core of our profession since we are getting back to our roots.
Dr. Andrew Perry has had a Naturopathic Physical Medicine focused practice in Salem, Oregon for 30 years. He has been privileged to study and preceptor with many notable physical medicine practitioners in both the Naturopathic Medical profession, as well as other disciplines. He taught Naturopathic Manipulation and Orthopedics at NCNM and was Chair of their Physical Medicine Department from 1989 through 1994. Andrew has maintained a focused dedication to the development of a unique identity for Naturopathic Manipulation in the interdisciplinary world of Manipulative Treatment.
Mark Groven, ND, is the Director of Physical Rehabilitation at Graham Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Seattle WA. Upon graduation from Bastyr in 1991 he joined the faculty at Bastyr University and went on to complete a 2 year residency program in physical medicine. Subsequently Dr. Groven accepted a position as Department Chair of Physical Medicine for the University. He became Department supervisor for The Bastyr Center for Natural Health Outpatient Clinic. In 2005 Dr. Groven joined the team at Graham Rehabilitation and Wellness Center to pursue private practice full time. He authored a chapter in the Textbook of Natural Medicine on hydrotherapy titled Peat Therapeutics and Balneotherapy. Dr. Groven is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Anti-inflammatory Lifestyle for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer: Facts and Fiction by Bharat Aggarwal. Chronic infections, obesity, alcohol, tobacco, radiation, environmental pollutants, and high-calorie diet have been recognized as major risk factors for the most chronic diseases including cancer. All these risk factors are linked to chronic diseases through inflammation. While acute inflammation that persists for short-term mediates host defense against infections, chronic inflammation that lasts for long-term can predispose the host to various chronic illnesses, including cancer. Linkage between cancer and inflammation is indicated by numerous lines of evidence; first, transcription factors NF-κB and STAT3, two major pathways for inflammation, are activated by most cancer risk factors; second, an inflammatory condition precedes most cancers; third, NF-κB and STAT3 are constitutively active in most cancers; fourth, hypoxia and acidic conditions found in solid tumors activate NF-κB; fifth, chemotherapeutic agents and gamma-irradiation activate NF-κB and lead to chemoresistance and radioresistance; sixth, most gene products linked to inflammation, survival, proliferation, invasion, angiogenesis, and metastasis are regulated by NF-κB and STAT3; seventh, suppression of NF-κB and STAT3 inhibits the proliferation and invasion of tumors; and eighth, most chemopreventive agents mediate their effects through inhibition of NF-κB and STAT3 activation pathways. Thus suppression of these proinflammatory pathways may provide opportunities for both prevention and treatment of cancer. We will discuss the potential of various dietary agents, also called nutraceuticals derived from spices, lentils, nuts, fruits, and vegetables; and agents from traditional medicine in suppression of inflammatory pathways and their role in prevention and therapy of cancer.
Bharat Aggarwal, PhD, is a Ransom Horne, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Cancer Medicine, Professor of Immunology, Professor of Biochemistry and Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, and Chief, Cytokine Research Section, in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He also serves as member of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, and as an Adjunct Professor at Albert B. Alkek Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University, Houston, Texas and member in various Institutional committees of MDACC. Dr. Aggarwal earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, received his Post-Doctoral training from the Hormone Research Laboratory at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. He then started his career with Genentech Inc where he worked for almost ten years and his work lead to the discovery of TNF- α and TNF-β, an essential component of the immune system; and identification of their receptors. In 1989, Dr. Aggarwal was recruited as a Professor of Medicine and of Clinical Immunology & Biological Therapy, Chief of the Cytokine Research section at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Since then Dr Aggarwal has been investigating the “Role of Inflammatory Pathways Mediated through TNF, NF-kappaB and STAT3, for the Prevention and Therapy of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases”. While searching for novel and safe anti-inflammatory agents, his group has identified more than 50 novel compounds from dietary sources and from Traditional Medicine that interrupt these cell-signaling pathways. These agents have been tested in various animal models and some of them are now in Clinical Trials. He has published more than 600 papers in peer-reviewed international journals (including Science, Nature, Cancer Cell, PNAS, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Blood, JBC, Cancer Research, Journal of Immunology), invited reviews and book chapters. Dr. Aggarwal is inventor/co-inventor on over 33 patents. He has been listed as one of the most highly cited scientist in the world by ISI since 2001; and has been included in ISI Highly Cited among most highly cited authors in Immunology category. He has also been listed as one of the top 25 researchers in the area of “Apoptosis” in the World. His papers exhibit very high-citation index (some exceed 1000). His overall citation is now at 75,900. Dr. Aggarwal is currently a member of the editorial boards of 24 international journals and served as a reviewer for more than 160 journals, various grant proposals and of several Ph.D. theses. Dr. Aggarwal has edited 12 books and served as Guest editor for special issues from Biotherapy, Cancer Letters and Current Opinion in Pharmacology. He has trained over 80 Post-doctoral Fellows and Visiting Professors from around the world. He has co-organized and served as member in many International and National Conferences/ Symposia; has started International Society of Translational Cancer Research and has delivered over 350 lectures/seminars/keynote talks in more than 50 countries. He has recently authored a book “Healing Spices” released in January, 2011 by Sterling; and is already a best-seller. Dr. Aggarwal has received numerous awards including • ARTOI Award, Association for Research Integrated Oncology Therapies, Rome, Italy, 2012; •2011 James A. Duke Award Excellence in Botanical Literature Award, American Botanical Council, Anaheim, California, 2012; World Congress Science Prize from Oxygen Club of California 2010; Excellence in Research Award of McCormick Research Institute from the American Association of Nutrition, 2008, Outstanding Scientist Award from the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research, 2006, Ranbaxy Award for Outstanding Scientist of the year, 2004.
Updates in Pharmacy: What's New, What's Gone, What's Off-Label that's Useful by Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh. This presentation will be geared toward those changes in the field of pharmacy that may impact the field of naturopathic medicine. We'll look at the new drugs on the market and where they fit in our hierarchy of intervention, what's been removed from the market and why, new indications for drugs currently on the market, off-label uses of interest that include alternative routes of administration of current medications (i.e. topical rather than oral uses of NSAIDs).
Dr. Christie Fleetwood is a naturopathic doctor (ND, Bastyr University 2004), as well as a licensed pharmacist (RPh, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, 1988). As such, she is considered to be “medically bilingual”, understanding both conventional and natural modalities. She brings a bit of humor and drama into her presentations to underscore the facts for better remembrance in practice.
Naturopathic Approaches to Care of Children and Adolescents with Asthma and Allergies by Darin Ingels, ND. This lecture will cover the etiology and pathogenesis of asthma and allergies in children and adolescents. We will discuss environmental factors that influence the onset of these diseases. We will then discuss conventional treatment approaches, including up to date information on pharmaceuticals used to treat asthma and allergies. We will conclude the lecture discussing naturopathic approaches to asthma and allergies, including dietary interventions, herbal and nutritional therapies, hydrotherapy, psychological and life style counseling and homeopathic remedies.
Dr. Darin Ingels is a respected leader in natural medicine with numerous publications, international lectures and more than 20 years experience in the healthcare field. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Purdue University and his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Ingels completed a residency program at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. He is currently licensed in the States of Connecticut and California, where he maintains practices in both states. Dr. Ingels is a member of the AANP, PedANP, CNPA, NYANP, AAEM and ACAM. He has served on the Board of Directors for NPLEX as the chair of Microbiology/Immunology and Homeopathy. Dr. Ingels’ practice focuses on pediatrics with special emphasis on chronic immune dysfunction, including allergies, asthma, recurrent infections and other genetic or acquired immune problems. He uses diet, nutrients, herbs, homeopathy and immunotherapy to help his children achieve better health.
Jessica Tran, ND, is a licensed naturopathic doctor in the state of California and Arizona. Her practice is focused on environmental medicine with an emphasis on allergies, pediatrics, and oncology. Dr. Tran graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in Social Ecology with a concentration in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of California, Irvine. She received her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She completed a one-year Family Practice residency, a three-year Environmental Medicine fellowship, and was Clinical Faculty in both the Departments of Environmental Medicine and General Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Tempe AZ. She participated in clinical research in the emergency department and worked on an asthma study sponsored by Zeneca pharmaceuticals during her undergraduate studies. She also served on the Arizona Asthma Coalition during her fellowship.
The Heart of Naturopathic Medicine in Naturopathic Medical Education by Don Warren, ND, Elizabeth Pimentel, ND, Letitia Dick-Kronenberg, ND, and Thom Kruzel, ND. For 30 years as naturopathic medicine re-emerged, rebuilding the heart of the medicine in naturopathic education has been a heartfelt vision and concern for all generations of ND’s. A panel of esteemed academic and philosophical leaders will provide context and present practical strategies to re-build the deepest roots of naturopathic medicine, in today’s environment; including how to bring nature cure training deeply into our colleges, and how to re-build and engage vitalistic tenets of our medicine in clinical application, clinical mentorship, scholarship and in our learning environments. A student and new graduate present a respondent perspective - open mike to follow.
Dr. Don Warren is a 1984 graduate of NCNM and has served in a number of leadership roles in the profession including president of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and president of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. He was a founding member of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 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 presently a Senior Editor for the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project. He is currently a principle investigator for the Rwanda Selenium Supplementation Clinical Trial. Don practices out of the offices of Naturally Well in Ottawa. He lives with his wife Barbara on a 100 acre organic farm just outside Ottawa. His 12 grandchildren keep both he and Barb young at heart and smiling.
Elizabeth Wotton Pimentel, ND, received her ND degree from Bastyr University in 1995 and presently serves as the Dean of the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Pimentel has had a long-standing interest in education and advocacy for the health professions and chaired the successful legislative initiative in California that led to the licensure of NDs in that state in 2003. Trained as a naturopathic physician and midwife, her past experience includes private practice, teaching, consulting, and writing and editing for peer-reviewed and lay publications. She serves on the boards of the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) and the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) and has been active in developing learning outcomes and competencies for naturopathic programs through her participation in the AANMC subcommittee, the Council of Chief Academic and Clinical Officers, representing the 7 accredited naturopathic schools in North America.
Letitia Dick, ND, earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Eastern Washington University where she graduated Magna Cum Lauda in 1985. She earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 1990 from National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She then completed a 3-year residency with her late father, Dr. Harold Dick. After his passing she continued his classical Naturopathic clinic in Spokane WA, now over 50 years old. Dr. Dick is adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, a co-founder of the Carroll Institute of Natural Healing, a contributor and co-lead editor of the Nature Cure Section of the Foundations textbook project, and an international speaker / medical educator. Her current passion is fighting breast cancer with early detection via digital breast thermal imaging and therapeutic intervention with constitutional hydrotherapy.
Thomas A. Kruzel, ND, is a naturopathic physician and board certified Medical Technologist in private practice at the Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. His Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine degree is from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He completed 2 years of Family Practice Medicine residency at the Portland Naturopathic Clinic where he was Chief Resident prior to entering private practice, and completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine (Oregon Geriatric Education Center and the Portland VA Hospital). He has been Associate Professor at NCNM (Urology, Laboratory and Geriatric Medicine). Author of Homeopathic Emergency Guide A Quick Reference Handbook to Effective Homeopathic Care (North Atlantic Books), journal articles and other publications, he recently published the Natural Medicine Pediatric Home Health Advisor and is currently editor of Clinical Systems section in the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Textbook. He is past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was Physician of the Year (AANP, 2000) and Physician of the Year (AZNMA 2003).
Hormesis: Its Biomedical Foundations and Therapeutic Implications This presentation provides an assessment of hormesis, a dose-response concept that is characterized by a low-dose stimulation and a high-dose inhibition. It will trace the historical foundations of hormesis and its relationship to homeopathy, its quantitative features and mechanistic foundations, and its risk assessment implications. It will be argued that the hormetic dose response is the most fundamental dose response, significantly outcompeting other leading dose-response models in large-scale, head-to-head evaluations used by regulatory agencies such as the EPA and FDA. The hormetic dose response is highly generalizable, being independent of biological model, endpoint measured, chemical class, physical agent (e.g., radiation) and interindividual variability. Hormesis also provides a framework for the study and assessment of chemical mixtures, incorporating the concept of additivity and synergism. Because the hormetic biphasic dose response represents a general pattern of biological responsiveness, it is expected that it will become progressively more significant within toxicological evaluation and risk assessment practices as well as having numerous biomedical applications, some of which will be emphasized in this presentation.
Edward J. Calabrese, PhD, is a Professor of Toxicology at the University of Massachusetts, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Amherst. Dr. Calabrese has researched extensively in the area of host factors affecting susceptibility to pollutants, and is the author of over 750 papers in scholarly journals, as well as more than 10 books, including Principles of Animal Extrapolation; Nutrition and Environmental Health, Vols. I and II; Ecogenetics; Multiple Chemical Interaction; Air Toxics and Risk Assessment; and Biological Effects of Low Level Exposures to Chemical and Radiation. Along with Mark Mattson (NIH) he is a co-editor of the recently published book entitled Hormesis: A Revolution in Biology, Toxicology and Medicine. He has been a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and NATO Countries Safe Drinking Water committees, and on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Dr. Calabrese also serves as Chairman of the Biological Effects of Low Level Exposures (BELLE) and as Director of the Northeast Regional Environmental Public Health Center at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Calabrese was awarded the 2009 Marie Curie Prize for his body of work on hormesis. He was the recipient of the International Society for Cell Communication and Signaling-Springer award for 2010. Dr. Calabrese will receive an honorary Doctor of Science from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario June 2013. Over the past 20 years Professor Calabrese has redirected his research to understanding the nature of the dose response in the low dose zone and underlying adaptive explanatory mechanisms. Of particular note is that this research has led to important discoveries which indicate that the most fundamental dose response in toxicology and pharmacology is the hormetic-biphasic dose response relationship. These observations are leading to a major transformation in improving drug discovery, development, and in the efficiency of the clinical trial, as well as the scientific foundations for risk assessment and environmental regulation for radiation and chemicals.
Systematic Review of Whole Practice Naturopathic Medicine by Erica Oberg, ND, MPH. Naturopathic medicine is often critiqued for an absence of research support; a fact that is simply not true. Fifteen studies have conducted that have investigated the whole practice of naturopathic medicine with all of its nuanced, individualized, multi-factorial complexity and all of these studies have has positive findings in outcomes of disease, quality of life, or both. This panel presentation will include summaries from the original researchers plus the results of our meta-analysis such as magnitude of effect of these studies. EVERY naturopathic physician should be familiar with the body of research support our clinical practices; this presentation provides the cliff-notes version.
Dr. Erica Oberg is both a clinician and a researcher. She completed her research training, including obtaining an MPH in Health Services, through a post-doctoral fellowship from NCCAM in 2009. She has been involved in numerous types of research ranging from natural product trials, outcomes studies of whole-practice naturopathy, and qualitative research, to use of EMR and other datasets to characterize healthcare utilization and associations with outcomes. She has published over 25 papers. She has recently relocated to San Diego, CA to lead clinical services at the new Bastyr University-California campus, where outcomes research is embedded within routine clinical care delivery. She serves on the Board of the Naturopathic Physicians Research Institute, where she mentors clinicians in the year-long Kail Program in the conduct of in-office research.
Herbal Tea Practicum: The world of healing in a simple cup of tea by Glen Nagel, ND. The profession has moved away from simple and practical methods of healing like a cup of herbal tea. In this talk I will demonstrate the best way to make herbal infusions and decoctions. I will also discuss herbal tea formulation and how to make teas taste and look good for the modern naturopathic patient. We will discuss how a warm herbal tea can be a powerful balancing tool for health.
Dr. Glen Nagel has been a practicing herbalist for the last 25 years. He has worked in the herbal industry as well as an herbal educator offering classes and courses in herbal medicine. He is also a licensed naturopathic physician in Oregon and has practice Naturopathic Medicine since 1993 in Montana, Colorado, and Washington. He is a former Assistant professor of Botanical medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Currently he is an assistant profession and NCNM Zidell Healing Garden Curator. He teaches Botanical medicine and Naturopathic Vitalism and naturopathic philosophy at NCNM. He is involved in keeping nature in naturopathy and has lead elective classes in hands on field study of botanical medicine and nature cure. He has a lifelong interest in plants and nature and believes in teaching with humor and hands on experience.
Treating women from pre-conception to delivery: clinical pearls based on the best scientific evidence available in 2013 by Jean-Jacques Dugoua, ND, PhD. This presentation will provide an overview of clinical studies using herbs, vitamins, minerals and other natural health products (NHPs) to treat female infertility and pregnant women. In keeping with the natural progression of fertilization to delivery, safe, efficacious and effective NHP interventions will be presented sequentially: pre-conception, followed by 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters. The presentation of evidence and protocols in this sequence will facilitate their implementation once participants have returned to their clinics or institutions. Additional protocol streams will be presented on various medical conditions that may occur concomitantly with fertilization and pregnancy: asthma, atopic disease, upper respiratory tract infections, vaginitis, urinary tact infections and others.
Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, or Dr. JJ as he is affectionately known, is a naturopathic doctor, clinical pharmacologist and researcher. He is the Chief Medical Officer of the Liberty Clinic in downtown Toronto and the first Naturopathic Doctor (ND) to practice at the Toronto Western Hospital in the Artist Health Center, one of the few NDs practicing in a hospital in Canada. He does research with the Motherisk Program at Sick Kids Hospital where he heads the MotherNature Network. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Dr. JJ completed his PhD in Pharmacy Sciences at the University of Toronto. As part of his PhD research, Dr. JJ investigated the safety of natural products during pregnancy and lactation at the Sick Kids Hospital and conducted a clinical trial on the effects of cinnamon on type 2 diabetes at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Centre Universitaire de Sherbrooke. Dr. JJ is a co-author of “Herbal Medicines in Pregnancy and Lactation – An Evidence-based Approach First Edition” (Taylor & Francis, 2006) and contributing author to “Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy” (Academic Press 2012) and “Diabetes: An old disease, new insight” (Landes 2012). Dr. JJ has many peer-reviewed scientific publications published or in press. He is a world expert on natural health products pharmacology and pregnancy safety. Local and nationwide print and television media frequently consult him to provide expert commentary. Dr. JJ is an avid public speaker. He has given many presentations to pharmacists, medical professionals, government, academics, artists and musicians, students, teachers, cancer survivors and the general public. Dr. JJ has also given presentations internationally, including presentations at the World Health Organization in Washington DC.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: Why Vitalism is the New Medicine by James Sensnig, ND. Naturopathic medicine cannot simply be understood as being rooted in "Nature", but rather "Nature" as understood by the vitalist tradition. This world view defines THE difference between the currently dominant school of medicine and naturopathic medicine. It holds that "Nature" is intelligent, orderly and purposeful and that the physician\'s role is support the inherent tendency toward order. This view of the universe is beginning to be articulated by the science of our time after coming full circle from a materialistic model. Articulating this paradigm demonstrates that naturopathic medicine and the vitalist thinkers have not only understood the "Laws of Nature" but have presaged by millennia the "New" medicine.
James Sensenig, ND, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Naturopathic Medicine at Southwest College where he teaches the history and philosophy of naturopathic medicine. He is a 1978 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Sensenig is a former Academic Dean and Vice President for Education and Services at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, the founding Dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, the founding President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the former Chairman of the AANP Government Affairs Committee, and the founding President of the Institute for Natural Medicine. He is also Senior Editor on the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project and textbook. In addition, he has served as a consultant to, or a representative to a number of natural products companies, medical insurance companies, and government agencies. He maintains an eclectic practice in Hamden, Connecticut with three other naturopathic physicians where he is particularly interested in pediatric care, digestive disorders, and the treatment of chronic degenerative disease.
Integrative Medicine: Approaches to Managing Cancer Fatigue by Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has been documented as one of the most distressing symptoms reported by cancer survivors. CRF affects functioning and impacts quality of life. Possible causal factors include physical conditions, cognitive states, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and metabolic factors. Several common problems are associated with CRF including conventional medicine treatment side effects, weight changes, sleep disturbances, psychological effects, and co-morbid conditions. The author will review the current state of knowledge regarding the non-pharmacologic and integrative medical interventions for CRF. AAFP levels of evidence A, B and C will used to evaluate these treatments for CFR. Areas evaluated and discussed include: physical activity, acupuncture, pyschosocial interventions, low level laser, naturopathic supplements and pharmaceticals.
Dr. Katherine Anderson is a Naturopathic Doctor and currently serves as Director of Naturopathic Medicine at CTCA’s Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, OK. She is the National Director of Naturopathic Medicine for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and received her naturopathic medical degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Additionally, Dr. Anderson completed a naturopathic medicine residency at CTCA and is board certified in Naturopathic Oncology.
Preserving the Gateway to Life: HPV Prevention and Escharotic Treatment of Cervical Dysplasia by Kathryn Cranford, ND, NHCM, CPM. The number women who suffer side effects of allopathic “prevention” (i.e. vaccination) and “treatment” (i.e. surgical removal) of cervical dysplasias is substantial. Cervical damage and scarring can cause severe menstral dysfunction, infertility, miscarriages, and premature births. The stenotic cervical os undoubtedly underlies some of the US epidemic of cesarean section. If you can do a Pap test, you can do a cervical escharotic treatment. My power point slides include a photographic walk through an actual cervical escharotic treatment of one of my own clients who was generous enough to allow her cervix to be used for educational purposes.
Dr. Kathryn Carnford graduated with her ND from Bastyr University in 2001, and completed her Naturopathic Midwifery Certification in 2003. She was trained by Dr. Molly Linton to perform cervical escharotics treatments. Dr. Cranford has been in continuous private practice as an ND and homebirth midwife since 2001; first in Topsham, Maine, and later in her own practice of Naturopathic Family Medicine and Midwifery at Whole Heart Healing Arts in Laconia, NH since 2005. She also practices intermittently through the Concord Birth and Wellness center in Concord, NH. In 2012, she was appointed to the NH Midwifery Council, has been active as Treasurer of the AANM from 2005 to 2012. She is a member in good standing of the AANM, AANP, NHAND and NHMA. From 2002 to 2008 she was on the faculty at Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton, Maine where she taught Herbal Medicine, Well Woman Care and Embryology. She has presented at the MANA Region I Conference and to the NHAND. She is very excited to bring her passion for this topic to the national Naturopathic community. She has attended births for 13 years and has come to honor the cervix for its receptivity, strength and flexibility.
2013 Autism Update: Current Research and Emerging Treatments by Leigh Ann Chapman, ND. In this presentation participants will learn the about the latest trends in research on neurodevelopment, current status of autism diagnostics and emerging biomedical treatments that are appropriate for the primary care setting.
Dr. Leigh Ann Chapman provides integrative healthcare in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Chapman provides comprehensive care for all aspects of family medicine. She has a special focus in pediatric developmental disorders and utilizes both natural and conventional therapies in the treatment of children on the Autism spectrum. Dr. Chapman blends cutting edge biomedical protocols with traditional Naturopathic philosophy to provide the most comprehensive treatment for each and every child. Leigh Ann is an advocate and activist for the autism community serving as the president of the board of the Autism Society of Oregon. She also serves on the editorial review committee for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and is the director of biomedical education for MundoPato!, an online portal for autism therapies and education. Leigh Ann is a board certified doctor of Naturopathic medicine. She received her bachelor of science from Tulane University and doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Health Reform in the 21st Century: Can Naturopathy Thrive and Change Health Care in the Process? by Lorilee Schoenbeck, ND. Both naturopathic and conventional medicine at crossroads. Having abandoned nature and her powerfully simple laws governing health, the conventional system is collapsing of its own weight. Health reform leaders now recognize the importance of wellness, prevention and whole-person care: they just don’t know how to deliver it. Meanwhile, NDs graduate today $280,000 in debt, without access to the reimbursement systems that could ensure good salaries, and naturopathic medicine as a whole is not contributing its exemplary model to the systems that are now being redesigned. Are we ready to change this by participating in Health Reform?
Dr. Lorilee Schoenbeck a 1995 NCNM graduate, practiced with 1984 Bastyr graduate Dr. Bill Warnock for a decade, then in a Planned Parenthood-owned gynecology clinic for 10 years, and in 2010, opened Mountain View Natural Medicine, in Burlington VT. Past president of the VT Assoc. of Naturopathic Physicians, she was the chief lobbyist and organizer behind the passage of several laws in VT granting NDs full insurance coverage, primary care status and guaranteed participation in health reform. Her clinic—now expanded to four NDs, will soon become one of the nation’s first ND-run advanced primary care medical homes. She serves the AANP members on the Board of Directors and chairs the AANP’s State and Federal Affairs Committee. She has helped revitalize the AANPs State Alliance, with a goal of licensing all 50 states in 15 years. She is also an avid yoga practitioner and teacher and loves to hike in VT’s green mountains.
Vitamin B12 Update: What We Know and Don’t Know by Mark Carney, ND, LAc. We all have leaky guts—in fact, our guts are supposed to be leaky. However, some guts are more leaky than others, which can lead to significant problems. Intestinal hyperpermeability sets the stage for numerous diseases, especially autoimmune conditions. This presentation reviews the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal mucosal barrier, explores what causes the intestines to become hyperpermeable—including dietary and lifestyle choices/pharmaceuticals/microorganisms/environmental toxins/food intolerances, discusses various testing approaches and treatment options—such as botanicals/nutrients/dietary changes/medications, and connects the dots with the gut-liver and gut-immune associations. Attendees will assess their own leakiness via questionnaires and receive audience-pooled treatment suggestions.
Dr. Mark Carney is a naturopathic physician and an acupuncturist. He and his wife have a family practice together in their built-green clinic, Your Healing Place, in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado, SCNM, IICM, and completed a family medicine residency at NCNM. Dr. Carney specializes in clinical nutrition and nature cure therapeutics. Dr. Carney served as the chair of the nutrition examination and as a medical editor for NPLEX, and he is a member of several professional organizations such as AANP, COAND, ONCANP, and ACAM. He regularly lectures at the University of Colorado Health Sciences and at many other corporations and community venues. Also, Dr. Carney is writing several books and articles on various health topics. His hobbies include hiking, playing chess and piano, participating in drum circles, and cooking. He lives in his native city of Denver with his wife and daughter.
Fecal microbiota transplantation by Mark Davis, ND. This presentation addresses the use of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for C difficile infections (CDI), inflammatory bowel disease (in particular UC) andirritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This talk covers current research finding in depth, nuts-and-bolts procedural tips, and how FMT fits with naturopathic philosophy. FMT is the only non-surgical therapy that has demonstrably cured antibiotic-resistant C difficile infections (>90% cure rate) and may put colonic inflammatory bowel disease into extensive or permanent symptom free remission (25-90%). It treats the gut in the classic naturopathic sense, and may have a role in addressing autoimmune, atopic, and metabolic disease, as well as IBS-C or chronic constipation.
Dr. Mark Davis holds a BA in linguistics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and received his ND from NCNM with honors in research in 2011. He practices at the Bright Medicine Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Davis is currently the only physician in North America using a donor-bank driven fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) system to address IBD and IBS, although he hopes that after this talk other NDs will start using FMT with donor banks in their practices.
The Patient in Nature: A Symbiotic Relationship by Matthew Baral, ND. This will be an exploration in the relationship between nature and humans. Creativity is stimulated by exposure to nature, and the effects of nature deprivation are well illustrated in both cultural development and in science. Conditions such as ADHD and Alzheimer’s disease have remarkable similarities in how they respond to nature. Cultures from the past that utilized nature as well as current cultural examples will be described. We will also discuss how to incorporate nature into the medical world as well as our personal lives, and how this will affect future generations.
Matthew Baral, ND, received his ND degree from Bastyr University in 2000. He is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at SCNM, where he has been supervising students on pediatric rotations and teaching pediatric medicine to medical students for the past eleven years. Dr. Baral designed the first Naturopathic Pediatric Residency training program and serves as its Director. His private practice focuses on primary pediatric care and autism and has published three research studies on the correlation between heavy metal toxicity and autism. Dr. Baral also co-authored the first two books on integrative pediatric medicine: Integrative Medicine for Children and Integrative Pediatrics. He serves as the pediatric contributing editor to the Natural Medicine Journal and the International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, and is the Founding and current President of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Naturopathic Psychiatry: Looking through a Wide Angle Lens by Moira Fitzpatrick, ND, PhD. This workshop will provide a holistic perspective of assessing and treating "stress". which is a complex labyrinth of emotions, experiences, beliefs, spiritual meaning or lack thereof, culture, genetics and habitual physiological reactions. While the body is nourished back into balance, attention is directed to accepting and befriending each individuals emotions and beliefs. Emotions are reframed to use as a guidance system and beliefs updated to allow an opening to life from a place of feeling joy. Health, harmony and balance are created through deliberate intention. Case discussion and experiential exercises will provide opportunities to explore how the mind affects the brain and the brain affects mind and body.
Dr. Moira Fitzpatrick is the Vice President of Bastyr University California. She is licensed as both a Clinical Psychologist and Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Fitzpatrick has practiced psychotherapy for over 25 years, serving the seriously mentally ill and individuals, couples, families and communities. She has lectured both nationally and internationally in the area of therapeutic community. Dr. Fitzpatrick received her degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and practiced primary care in an integrated setting in Seattle Washington. She practices from an integrative systems perspective incorporating mindfulness and mind-body approaches. Dr. Fitzpatrick has an entrepreneurial spirit, started numerous businesses and has refined the art of birthing new programs. She facilitates the growth of cohesive teams in support of visioning, co-creation and the evolution of ideas.
It's our JOB! Join One in Both--Primary Care Naturopathic Medicine with Conventional Urgent Care by Nancy Aagenes, ND, Jeff Roush, ND, Mark Ibsen, MD, and Jessica Hancock, ND, MS. Natural Medicine Plus and Urgent Care Plus in Helena, Montana, for 3½ years have operated as two separate businesses on one open clinic floor plan. Based on patient need and choice, naturopaths and conventional providers collaborate with the patient in the moment. We have also experimented with new models of naturopathic association. We are working with a blue print that provides naturopathic practice with a defined path from residency to retirement.
Dr. Nancy Aagenes for 24 years has maintained a medical home for women in Helena. She was in the first AANP House of Delegates in 1988 as a student rep from Bastyr. Drawing on her first career in advertising and politics, she participated in passage of Montana’s Naturopathic Practice Act. Signed in April 1991, it was the first modern era law for naturopathic medicine. In that year she was an AANP Naturopathic Physician of the Year. From 1994 to 2001 she served on the AANP Board of Directors, chairing the creation of the Alliance for State Licensing of Naturopathic Physicians and serving as AANP President from 1999-2000. In her tenure the AANP moved location from Seattle to Washington, DC. She also chaired meetings of the college presidents that led to the formation of Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges. In 2005 she was named a Distinguished Alumni of Bastyr University.
Jeff Roush, ND, graduated from Bastyr in 2006, declined a residency offer from Bastyr’s Natural Health Clinic and moved to Helena. In October 2008 he associated with Aagenes in her practice. Roush has refined skills in family medicine, pain management and handles most complicated metabolic cases for the conventional and naturopathic sides of our clinics. He is the chair of the Montana Association’s Legislative Committee, meets regularly with the Montana State Insurance Commissioner’s Patient Centered Medical Home Advisory Council planning Montana’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He has led understanding of how this will affect naturopathic practice in our state. In the fall of 2012 he was chosen by the Helena Chamber of Commerce to join Leadership Helena, a year-long experience that primes young leaders in our community. He has served as adjunct faculty at Carroll College. Before naturopathic medicine Jeff and his wife Kristen were instructors for Outward Bound.
Mark Ibsen, MD, graduated from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and of the American Board of Family Practice. He has been on the clinical faculty at the University of Utah and at UC Davis. He has worked in emergency rooms for more than 30 years. In his first residency he encountered a case giardiasis knowing nothing about it. He describes this as the moment when he realized his education was good, but limited. Traveling in India he volunteered at Mother Teresa’s clinic and was humbled by finding that the medical doctor was the last practitioner anyone there wanted to see. From early in his practice he opened, welcomed and learned with alternative practitioners of every description. “Mark opened the conventional medical community for me,” says Aagenes. “He taught me how to navigate, how to avoid triggering resistance and made it easy for me to invite strong collegial relationships with my conventional colleagues.
Jessica Hancock, ND, MS, graduated from Bastyr in 2012 and earned a STAIR residency in our clinic. Prior to naturopathic medical school she earned a master’s degree in forest ecology from Michigan Technological University and has published several peer-reviewed research articles in that field. During her naturopathic training, a preceptorship opportunity with Indian Health Services fueled Dr. Hancock’s desire for continued training in integrative medicine. Her commitment to her residency in our clinics has been exemplary. She also does rotations with specialists in Helena’s conventional medical community.
The Diversity of the Vis Medicatrix Naturae by Pamela Snider, ND, and Joseph Pizzorno, ND. How do naturopathic physicians work with nature to restore health? In the vitalist tradition we work with the Vis Medicatrix Naturae to restore balance, not against it by treating or suppressing the adaptations or symptoms generated by the body’s attempt to restore itself. The dialogue on the Vis has occurred for thousands of years throughout the history of medicine. This concept is the heart of naturopathic medicine. We will celebrate the diversity and unity of the Vis as our inheritance, work, strength, and legacy in creating a healthy world, through an international philosophical, clinical and scientific dialogue occurring in the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Textbook, built around Dr. Bill Mitchell’s Equation of the Vis. A major focus of the FNM is to develop greater clarity in our expression and understanding of the Vis Medicatrix Naturae. Participants will join Dr. Snider in honoring Dr. Mitchell, sharing insights from themselves and the dialogue emerging in the textbook.
Dr. Pamela Snider received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 1982 and has devoted her career to the philosophy of naturopathic medicine, and to pluralistic public policy that promotes health and healing. She serves as Executive and Senior Editor for the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine (FNM) Project, an international textbook and symposia series to codify and advance ‘the heart of naturopathic medicine.’ She is Associate Professor at NCNM, FNM’s academic home, and Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University (where she was Associate Dean for 10 years) teaching naturopathic philosophy and clinical theory. Dr. Snider is also a current Executive Committee member and founding executive director of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC); Vice Chair and co-founder of the Integrative Health Care Policy Consortium (IHPC) and serves on Washington State’s Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program Advisory Committee (HPLRSP). She has received the AANP Physician of the Year Award (1989), the AANP President’s Award (2001), and an honorary Doctorate of Naturopathic Philosophy from CCNM in 2004.
Botanical Medicine Update by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH. The goal of this presentation is to review the last 11 months of botanical medicine research since AANP in August 2012. Studies to be reviewed include those involving Echinacea spp., Ginkgo biloba, Curcuma longa, Astragalus membraceous, Crataegus oxycantha, Mentha spp., Camellia sinensis, Panax spp., and Serenoa repens, to mention a few.
Dr. Paul Richard Saunders earned his PhD at Duke University in Forest Ecology and Botany and taught at Clemson and Washington State Universities. He returned to graduate studies earning one ND from the now Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario, and a second ND and completed a residency in homeopathic medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon. He has served CCNM as Clinic Director, Associate Dean, Chief Naturopathic Officer, Chair of Materia Medica, and Professor of Materia Medica. He continues to teach and supervise in the clinic at CCNM, conduct clinical research, publish, present scientific papers, and serve on professional and advisory committees nationally and internationally. He has practiced at the Dundas Naturopathic Centre since 1991 using the full scope of naturopathic medical modalities, including acupuncture, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, naturopathic manipulation, intravenous parenteral therapy, and life style counseling.
Nutrients to Make Those Antidepressants Actually Work and Reduce Side Effects by Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc. Depression affects 10% of the population, and will become the second most burdensome disease by 2020. While conventional care focuses on drugs to control neurotransmitter levels, recent meta-analysis confirms that anti-depressants are not any more effective in mild to moderate depression than placebo, suggesting that this approach may be too limited. Dr. Peter Bongiorno will discuss how we can work with nature cure to truly remove the obstacles to cure and stimulate the body to heal. Foods, hydrotherapy and detoxification will be the focus. The attendee will learn how to create a patient-specific therapeutic regimen. In the first 10 minutes of this 1 hour seminar, Dr. Bongiorno will direct the audience to email or text the top 5 treatments ND’s are comfortable using with antidepressant medications. This information will be collated and presented to the audience at the session close, and published for the profession.
Dr. Peter Bongiorno is co-medical director of InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture in New York. Dr. Bongiorno was a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health and researched at Yale University before training at Bastyr University in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Dr. Bongiorno teaches at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY University and the Natural Gourmet Institute. He serves as Vice President of the NY Association of Naturopathic Physicians was chosen naturopathic physician of the year in New York State in 2008. Dr. Bongiorno authored the textbook Healing Depression: Integrated Naturopathic and Conventional Therapies for Depression. His latest book How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not, was released in November of 2012. More information about Dr. Bongiorno can be viewed by visiting www.drpeterbongiorno.com and www.InnerSourceHealth.com.
Improving Diagnostic Accuracy: Using Evidence based medicine in Diagnosis by Rich Barrett, ND, and Nancy Scarlett, ND. This session will focus on important diagnoses in naturopathic primary care and how to discern clinical findings most relevant to making them using EBM. This interactive session will review numbers associated with diagnosis, calculate likelihood ratios, and use them to rule in or rule out important conditions.
Dr. Rich Barrett 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. 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 where he also competed two years of residency in naturopathic family practice. He earned the Certificate in Human Investigations from the OHSU School of Medicine in 2003. Dr. Barrett was a Scholar in the Harvard Macy Program for Healthcare Educators (2012) and has received several awards for excellence in teaching.
Nancy Scarlett, ND, is an associate professor at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and a Vanguard faculty member for NCNM’s R-25 NCCAM/NIH grant for advancing evidence-based medicine into the curriculum. She teaches courses in the naturopathic, classical Chinese medicine and integrative medical research programs in the areas of clinical/physical diagnosis, medical ethics/bioethics, and urology. She is an attending physician at the Volunteers of America’s In Act addiction clinic and is currently developing research is in the utilization of essential oils in treating drug cravings. Dr Scarlett graduated with honors from NCNM in 1997 and completed two years of family practice residency. She is a profession member on the board of the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.
The Connection between blood glucose levels and cancer by Russell B. Marz, ND, MACOM. Cancer rates are increasing along with obesity and diabetes. Evidence has been building to show that elevated blood glucose levels are stimulating the growth of various cancer cells. This talk will discuss the research that has been accumulating to show that one of the main reasons for this increased cancer rate is because the rise in blood glucose levels in the population. Research has clearly established that calorie restriction extends lifespan and lowers blood glucose levels. This talk will focus on the most recent research on the connection between lower blood glucose and cancer protection. In addition, a thorough investigation of how to carefully monitor glucose levels in patients through various simple lab techniques will be discussed as well as techniques to lower glucose through diet, supplements and specific exercises.
Dr. Russell Marz has a degree in Food and Nutrition from Buffalo State U and his N.D. degree from “National” in 1983. In 1994 he earned his master’s degree in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Dr. Marz has taught both basic science and clinical nutrition since 1988 as an assistant professor of nutrition at NCNM, Western States Chiropractic & SW College and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He has taught clinical nutrition to students and practitioners for over 25 years publishing Medical Nutrition from Marz in 1991 and again in 2001. He is currently the medical director at the Tabor Hill Clinic in Portland, Oregon and the owner of Omnivite Nutrition Inc. a corporation that supports sustainability of the environment and formulation of unique nutritional products. He is currently working on the 3rd edition of his textbook, as well as several lay books in Nutrition. He is begun TV shooting for his new cable access TV show, “Nutrition and Health from Marz”, it’s out of this world!
Emerging Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease Risk: How to Assess Residual Risk by Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH. This presentation will update attendees on recent advances in assessing residual risk for cardiovascular disease, that may not be captured with traditional risk assessment.
Dr. Ryan Bradley received his ND from Bastyr University in 2003 and his MPH degree in Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health in 2009. He currently directs the Center for Diabetes & Cardiovascular Wellness at Bastyr University, a center of clinical care, community education, and research. In addition to clinical practice, where he applies an integrative approach to cardiometabolic risk reduction, he is a clinical researcher studying outcomes from naturopathic care, as well as biomarkers for, and natural treatments of, endothelial dysfunction. Dr. Bradley lectures on integrative medicine and research for national and international organizations including the American Diabetes Association, the International Diabetes Federation, and the Diabetes Action, Research, and Education Foundation.
Clinical Anecdotes: What Works by Shiva Barton, ND, LAc. 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”.
Dr. Shiva Barton graduated from Bastyr University in 1983. He is the past president and co-founder of the Massachusetts 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 17 years, including the yearly Clinical Anecdotes: What Works session, as well as presenting Therapeutic Magnets for the Treatment of Pain. He was awarded the AANP Physician of the Year in 2011. Dr. Barton's other interests include dark chocolate, shooting hoops and playing loud music on the guitar.