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).
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.