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Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM) Annual Conference 2017

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa | Tucson, USA
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Title: Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM) Annual Conference 2017
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Oct, 5, 2017 to Oct, 8, 2017
Location: Tucson, USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 200 to 600 USD
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For the live conference, 22 CE credits (including 3.5 Pharmacology CE credits) are pending approval by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. CE credits will also be applied for through the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. Earn up to 5 additional CE credits (including 3.5 Pharmacology CE credits) by watching recorded lectures and passing quizzes in the Online University, plus 2 Ethics CE credits. See Online University section below for more information.

This Live activity, 15th Annual International Restorative Medicine Conference, with a beginning date of 10/05/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 22.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME approval for this conference applies to the following medical professionals in the US: MDs, DOs, FNP, PA, RN, NDs in California, and DCs (in some states).

Online University

Earn extra CE credits by watching these recorded lectures after attending the live conference. You must pass an online quiz after watching each lecture to receive credits. Access to the following recordings and CE credits are included in the registration fee for the live conference, except preconference-only registrations.

The Adjuvant Use of Bio–Identical Hormone Therapy in Clinical Practice (1.5 hours total CE/ 1.5 Pharmacology)

Speaker: Dr. Clare Westmacott MD, CCFP, MD MFHom (UK)

Dr. Westamacott draws from his extensive clinical experience with hormone balancing to provide an in-depth review of hormone interactions, treatment, and clinical outcomes. He reviews the research regarding BHRT safety and cancer risk, and BHRT prescribing rules, principles and caveats. He explains the role of adrenals in relationship to hormone balance and pre- and post-menopausal symptoms. Dr. Westmacott will share case studies of patients with hormone imbalances, and their tests, treatments and outcomes. (CE credits for this lecture are pending OBNM approval.)

Using Serum TSH as Biological Index of Thyroid Function (.75 hour total CE/ .5 Pharmacology)

Speaker: Antonio Bianco MD, PhD

The negative feedback loop between circulating thyroid hormone and the neuroendocrine system (hypothalamus and pituitary gland) is the fundamental mechanism preserving thyroid hormone homeostasis. During iodine deficiency, there is decreased synthesis of thyroid hormone that leads to a reduction in plasma thyroxine (T4), rapidly activating secretion of hypothalamic thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) and pituitary thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid to grow and normalize thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion. As with T4, a reduction in plasma 3,5,3′-triiodothyronine (T3), the biologically active thyroid hormone, also triggers the feedback mechanism and activates TRH and TSH secretion. A focus will be placed on understanding the appropriate tests required to diagnose hypothyroidism and how to restore hormonal balance through evidence based therapy with combination therapy including levothyroxine and liothyronine.

Research Review on Hormone Therapies (.75 hours total CE/ .5 Pharmacology)

Speaker: Neal Rouzier, MD

There is tremendous scientific support in medical literature demonstrating the benefits of hormone optimization which is termed antiaging, longevity, or simply preventive medicine. Preventative medicine has gained public acceptance but continues to be ignored by many physicians. Understanding the effects of hormone imbalance and the importance of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from a scientific stand point is key in optimizing patient health. Peer reviewed medical research will be extensively discussed to demonstrate what is known or not known in our literature. This new trend in medicine will be reviewed and analyzed as to the validity of the claims and importance of implementing this therapy in medical practice.

Treatment for Men’s Hormones (1.25 hours total CE/ .5 Pharmacology)

Speaker: Neal Rouzier, MD

As men age, testosterone levels naturally decline. This module will review the common symptoms of age-related testosterone decline sometimes referred to as “andropause”. These symptoms include (but are not limited to) decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, and lower libido. We will cover various evidence-based therapies that can increase testosterone in this population, resulting in better overall health and fitness. You will learn about how to monitor other hormones and parameters during the course of treatment, and be presented with current evidence regarding the safety of testosterone-increasing therapies, and how to effectively prescribe it to your aging male patients.

Thyroid Autoimmune Disease (.75 hours total CE/ .5 Pharmacology)

Speaker: Michael Friedman, ND

Primary care physicians now diagnose thyroid disease routinely, frequently with an autoimmune component. Thyroid complaints include fatigue, weight gain and depression, even despite normal hormone protocols. In this talk, Dr. Friedman will review deficiencies and excesses which can contribute to hypothyroidism as well as treatment considerations and lifestyle measures. This class offers suggestions that doctors can consider when treating symptomatic thyroid patients with Graves and Hashimoto’s Disease. He will summarize the evidence which shows that the use of triiodothyronine along with T4 can decrease depression in hypothyroid patients.

From Hippocrates to HIPPA: A Bioethics Primer (2 Ethics CE)

Speaker: Eric S. Swirsky, JD, MA

Eric S. Swirsky, JD, MA will present relevant legal and ethical guidelines for healthcare providers. This interactive webinar with Q & A will explore some of the foundations of bioethics and apply them to critical issues facing patients, providers, and society in healthcare. Attendees of this session will:

Refresh their understanding of some of the fundamental theories and principles of bioethics

Frame and analyze ethical and policy-related issues attendant to providing health care

Review research related to legal and ethical guidelines for healthcare providers and social media, and

Recognize the benefits and burdens of and outline best practices for the implementation of information technologies.

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  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Cutting-edge research demonstrates how the nervous system interrelates with hormones, immune activity, and the gastrointestinal system. Because of the magnitude of this interconnectivity, neurological imbalances may be responsible for chronic diseases in multiple systems. For clinicians to effectively balance and repair these delicate and complex relationships, it’s critical to delve into underlying neurological assaults such as inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and neurotoxins. AARM has partnered with the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine to present the 15th Annual International Restorative Medicine Conference, which will feature expert clinicians, researchers, and thought-leaders who will share new tools for promoting optimal neurological function in an aging population. They will explore the evolution of neuroinflammatory diseases, neuroimmunomodulation, neuroendocrine markers, and mitochondrial dysfunction in all ages. Attendees will gain clinical insights on how to reverse chronic disease by tackling the intricacies of neurological connections.

Join us for these engaging topics and more:

Identifying sources of neuroinflammation

Enhancing the gut-brain axis and neuroendocrine system

Recognizing neurotoxic environmental factors

Appropriate testing methods for cognitive assessment in an older population

Identify multiple biotypes of depression

Protocols to support methylation and balance neurotransmitters to treat depression

Natural immunomodulators for multiple sclerosis

Exploring neuroimmunomodulation to treat autoimmune disease

Identify factors impeding mitochondria function

Examine chronic diseases and hormonal imbalances caused by mitochondrial dysfunction

Protocols for mitochondrial repair and reversing chronic disease

Curcumin for epigenetic alternations, chemoprevention and inflammatory diseases

Explore neuroinflammatory connections between childhood autism and adult neurodegeneration

Identify neuroendocrine markers which can indicate future dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Cardiotoxic environmental factors and nutrients leading to cardio-restoration


Andrew W. Campbell, MD 

Dr. Campbell is the editor-in-chief of two peer-reviewed and indexed medical journals. He served on the admissions committee for the University of Texas Medical School and as a faculty member. Dr. Campbell trained at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida and at the Medical College of Georgia before moving to Houston, Texas, where he was the medical director of the Medical Center for Immune and Toxic Disorders for over 20 years. He founded the St. John Vianney Clinic for the indigent 27 years ago. He has served as president or vice-president of a number of medical organizations, both national and international.

Michael Friedman, ND 

Dr. Friedman is a former adjunct instructor of endocrinology at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and is the author of the medical textbook Fundamentals of Naturopathic Endocrinology. His research on the use of thyroid hormones has been published by the University Puerto Rico Medical School. Dr. Friedman has lectured at three naturopathic and allopathic medical schools including NCNM, UB, CCNM and at the Dehradun Medical School of Physicians and Surgeons in India. He is currently the Executive Director of the non-profit Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM).

Ajay Goel, PhD 

Dr. Goel is currently the Director for the Center for Gastrointestinal Research and Director of the Center for Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention and Cancer Genomics at Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, TX. His area of research is in gastrointestinal carcinogenesis, based on his broad background in both basic and translational aspects of gastrointestinal carcinogenesis research. Since joining Baylor Research Institute (BRI), Dallas in 2003, he established his own, independent research program on cancer epigenetics and prevention. He has published more than 195 peer-reviewed research articles in leading international medical journals.

Shalesh Kaushal, MD, PhD

Dr. Kaushal is a retina specialist trained at John Hopkins and MIT. While at the University of Florida, he was the Richardson II Chair and the head of the retina division. Dr. Kaushal established the clinical and surgical retina division, recruited physicians, trained residents, surgical fellows as well as mentored undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, post-docs in his research lab. Further, he organized an annual retina symposium and that attracted many key leaders both in the US and internationally. He completed his residency at the Doheny Eye Institute/USC Department of Ophthalmology and his surgical retina fellowship at the Washington University St. Louis/Barnes Retina Institute.

Gerrie Lindeque, MD 

Dr. Lindeque obtained his MD from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He spent five years in a rural practice in Canada during which time he gradually started incorporating nutritional modalities into his practice. For the past 10 years his practice has been situated in Parys, Free State, South Africa, where he focuses on the treatment of degenerative diseases with nutritional and natural therapies. He has experience as a family and ER physician. He has had good success in the treatment of various disorders including cancer, diabetes, heart and organ failure, auto-immune disorders, and autism. Dr. Lindeque also practices prolotherapy or joint and ligament reconstruction therapy by use of the injection of natural solutions to help patients avoid orthopaedic surgery whenever possible.

Nancy Lins, ND 

Dr. Lins is an expert in women’s health issues pertaining to hormonal imbalances and anti-aging medicine. She is the author of the book Baby Blues: A Naturopathic Approach for Postpartum Health. Dr. Lins is a board certified naturopathic physician licensed in the State of Hawaii. She received her doctoral training from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona. That training included a four year didactic program and clinical residency. Her studies included the use of various natural modalities including nutrition, vitamin therapies, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, natural hormone replacement, acupuncture, structural therapy and mind/body medicine.

Erin Lommen, ND

Dr. Lommen was a clinical investigator for a successful 5-year study through the NIH (National Institute of Health) on chronic disease. Dr. Lommen has taught as an associate professor at NCNM (National College of Naturopathic Medicine) for 10 years. Dr. Lommen is the co-author of the best-selling book on women’s hormone balancing Slim, Sane and Sexy; Pocket Guide to Natural, Bioidentical Hormone Balancing. She teaches hundreds of physicians each year on topics such as: adrenal health; GI health; women’s health and bioidentical hormone balancing; PCOS and metabolic syndrome; depression; and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Tieraona Low Dog, MD 

Dr. Low Dog is the former director of the fellowship program at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine. She is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements and women’s health. Dr. Low Dog was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, served as the elected Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel, and was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Dr. Low Dog currently serves as the Fellowship Director for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

Victoria Maizes, MD

Dr. Maizes is the executive director of the Univeristy of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and a professor of medicine and public health at the University of Arizona. She is internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine, and is committed to pioneering change efforts that solve U.S. health care system problems. At the University of Arizona, she stewarded the growth of the Program in Integrative Medicine from a small program educating four residential fellows per year to a Center of Excellence training more than 1,000 fellows and residents annually. She was responsible for developing the Center’s curriculum in integrative medicine and pioneered multiple educational innovations, including the Integrative Medicine in Residency — a national model for educating primary care physicians licensed worldwide by 77 residencies — and the Integrative Health and Lifestyle Program, an interprofessional lifestyle-training program.

Christine Salter, MD, DC

Dr. Salter is board certified in family medicine and is the medical director of The Centre For Vibrant Health And Wellness in St. Louis. She has also been an assistant professor at Logan University in St. Louis. She is a native of Great Britain, where she obtained her BSc (hon) in Physiology & Biochemistry from the University of Reading, UK. She subsequently graduated from the British College of Naturopathy & Osteopathy, Logan University (formerly Logan College of Chiropractic), and St. Louis University School of Medicine. She continued her medical training at Mercy Medical Center (formerly St. John’s Mercy Medical Center) Family Medicine Residency program.

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AARM conferences provide physicians with an extraordinary opportunity to learn from internationally-recognized experts in hormone therapy, nutrition, and botanical medicine. Speakers present emerging research and up-to-date protocols that empower physicians to maximize patient recovery rates and build their practices.

Attendees are primarily physicians (MDs, NDs, DOs) interested in anti-aging, complementary, and alternative medicine. Other health care providers attending the conference include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, registered nurses, acupuncturists, and nutritionists.

Unlike other conferences where hundreds of exhibits compete for attendees’ attention, at AARM conferences we limit the number of exhibitors to ensure greater exposure. The higher ratio of attendees to exhibitors at AARM conferences means physicians are able to focus more of their attention on your exhibit and your products. Physicians attending our conferences are not racing around a huge exhibit hall, trying to squeeze it all in. Instead, they have plenty of time to talk with all the exhibitors and really learn what they offer.

In addition to basic exhibit space, AARM conferences offer several different sponsorship packages. Being a sponsor is a great way to enhance your company’s visibility before, during, and after the conference. Sponsors receive priority booth location, complimentary tote bag inserts, and enhanced logo visibility. Some sponsorship levels also include complimentary conference program advertising, extended exhibit time, and complimentary access to attendee registration lists.

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2017 Annual International Restorative Medicine Conference

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