The LDN 2019 Conference

Free to view in January 2021

Speakers

Akbar Khan, MD

Dr. Khan is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine (1992). After completion of his family medicine training in 1994, he joined a palliative home care team at his local hospital. This is how his focus on cancer patients began. In 2006, Dr. Khan co-founded Medicor Cancer Centres, the first integrated private cancer clinic of its kind in Canada. Since 2007, Dr. Khan gained international recognition for his work with the non-chemo drug dichloroacetate (DCA). He is privileged to be the first doctor in the world to prescribe off-label DCA to treat cancer with positive results. As a result, he now has the most DCA experience of any physician in the world with over 2000 cancer patients. Dr. Khan also uses low dose naltrexone (LDN) in his cancer practice. He has published the world’s first paper showing complete remission of adenoid cystic carcinoma using just LDN and vitamin D: “Long-term remission of adenoid cystic tongue carcinoma with low dose naltrexone and vitamin D3 –a case report," Khan A, Oral Health Dent Manag. 2014 Sep;13(3):721-4. Dr. Khan regularly publishes ground-breaking cancer papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Presentations

LDN vs. Chemotherapy: One “Unproven” Therapy Against Another?


 

Armin Schwarzbach PhD, MD

Dr. Armin Schwarzbach is a Medical Doctor and a specialist for laboratory medicine from the laboratory Armin Labs, Augsburg, Germany. Dr. Schwarzbach began by studying biochemistry at Hoechst AG, Frankfurt/Germany and pharmacy at the University of Mainz/Germany in 1984. In 1985 he studied medicine for 6 years at the University of Mainz/Germany and finished his MD in 1991. Dr. Schwarzbach developed the worldwide first Radioimmunoassay (RIA) for human Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide (hGIP) from 1986 – 1991, getting his PhD in 1992. He is member of the Swiss Association for Tick-borne diseases, the German Association of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine and the German Society for Medical Laboratory Specialists. He is an Advisory Board member of AONM London, England, and Board member of German Borreliosis Society and Member and former Board Member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and has served as an expert on advisory committees on Lyme Disease in England, Australia, Canada, Ireland, France and Germany. Dr. Schwarzbach is  the founder and CEO of ArminLabs, Augsburg/Germany and is specialized in diagnostic tests and treatment options for patients with tick-borne diseases for over 20 years now. 

Presentations

Infections in Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders

Extension: Infections in Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders

Recorded Presentations

Infections in Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders

Extension: Infections in Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders


 

Beth Livengood NMD

Dr. Beth Livengood believes the purpose of medicine is to help each of us achieve our full potential, by utilizing our talents through a sound mind, body, and spirit. Along with the essential skills of a naturopathic physician, Dr. Livengood also applies various healing modalities, such as yoga therapy, diet, exercise, and motivational coaching with her patients. She earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Arizona State University, and later, a master’s degree in education. Upon graduating from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), Dr. Livengood earned the prestigious STAIR residency position through Integrative Therapeutics.

This intensive post-graduate program combines conventional and naturopathic training with an emphasis in women’s health. Dr. Livengood is a licensed family practice physician, currently seeing patients in Phoenix AZ and via telemedicine. She also teaches yoga and medical school classes, and contributes to her profession and global medical community. Some of her projects include coordinating medical mission trips through “Where There is No Doctor” and developing yoga retreats and training programs. She is actively involved in her professional and specialty associations. She would love to partner with you in reaching your health goals, thus creating a sound mind, body, and spirit through which you can achieve your full potential.

Presentations

LDN and MDD: A Case Study

Treating Depression in Patients with Autoimmune Conditions


 

Brian Udell MD

Dr. Udell is a leader in the healthcare industry with over thirty-six years of experience. Presently, he practices Special Needs Pediatric Medicine in Davie, FL, focusing on children with developmental disabilities including ADHD and Autism.

Dr. Udell is involved in several professional healthcare and charitable organizations, and has received numerous honors and awards. He holds a BA degree from Temple University, a Doctor of Medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, and an MBA from the University of Miami. Dr. Udell was the first pediatrician to publish medical research regarding the use of computers to calculate and document infant intravenous nutritional support. With his partners in Pediatrix Medical Group, they were able to expand treatment to infants throughout the United States, providing a new, improved level of in-hospital care for high risk newborns.

This newly emerging epidemic of Attention Deficit and Autism Spectrum Disorders has inspired Dr. Udell to focus his training and practice on problems with childhood development. Because there has been such an explosion of families who are affected by these challenges, he is in a unique position to help evaluate all of the available research and treatments, and to provide a combination of all of the proposed therapies so that his patients have the best chance to achieve their highest potential.

Dr. Udell publishes information about his unique practice at his popular website TheAutismDoctor.com.

Presentations

Low Dose Naltrexone - Key Ingredient in the biomedical Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder


 

Carrie Jones, ND, MPH

Dr. Carrie Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones. She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), School of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she also completed her 2-year residency in women’s health, hormones and endocrinology.  Later she graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international education. She was adjunct faculty for many years at NUNM teaching gynecology and advanced endocrinology/fertility and has been the Medical Director for 2 large integrative clinics in Portland. She is the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc, creators of the DUTCH hormone test. 

Presentations

LDN and Cellular Hypothyroidism: When TSH is Normal but Reverse T3 is Elevated

Extension to LDN and Cellular Hypothyroidism

Recorded Presentations

LDN and Cellular Hypothyroidism: When TSH is Normal but Reverse T3 is Elevated

Extension to LDN and Cellular Hypothyroidism


 

Cory Tichauer ND

Dr. Tichauer has primarily focused on the realm of chronic infectious illness, neurodegenerative conditions, environmental medicine and autoimmune disease for the past 15 years of practice. He has been a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society since 2009 when he accepted a fellowship to receive formal training in the treatment of Lyme. Wanting to better understand the complexity of tick-borne illness, he was also able to spend additional time learning from two other esteemed physicians on the West Coast at this time.   Recognizing the challenges with treating these increasingly complex cases, Dr. Tichauer then traveled to Germany in 2016 to tour several Lyme clinics and learn how to integrate certain proven European therapies into his practice model. For the past two years, Dr. Tichauer has been focused on better understanding the complexity of chronic disease as it relates to immune dysfunction.  His interest currently lies in identifying objective data sources to better delineate between infectious, immunologic and toxogenic etiologies for illness.  Always striving to provide the best possible care, he continues to research and apply cutting edge therapeutic interventions to both individualize therapy and ensure successful outcomes. 

Presentation

Immune Dysfunction in Post-Treatment Lyme Disease: Using Naltrexone to Balance Chronic Inflammation

Recorded Presentation

Immune Dysfunction in Post-Treatment Lyme Disease: Using Naltrexone to Balance Chronic Inflammation


 

Dana Keaton ND

Dr. Keaton chose to train in medicine to help her patients heal.  She has continued to pursue ways outside the mainstream of medicine to help those who need more than a conventional western medical approach. She brings three decades of experience in effective natural therapies to help her patients find solutions to their health concerns.

Her medical degree is from National University of Natural Medicine in 1989.  She then trained in Acupuncture and did her residency at the ARE Clinic in Phoenix.  In 2009 she began using a low dose of the drug naltrexone.  Specifically she has done advanced training in LDN and worked with autoimmune diseases and fibromyalgia with this medication. Over the past years she has been able to help many patients find better lives without the side effects of conventional drug treatment using this medication.

Dr. Keaton is both a naturopathic physician and a licensed acupuncturist.  She was one of the early Naturopathic physicians in Arizona and one of the first licensed Acupuncturists.  In 1990 she began the process of co founding a medical school in Arizona.  The South West College of Naturopathic Medicine was created. She continues to take students under her wing to train as excellent physicians. Part of the training consists of following patients who have responded to LDN.

Patients also avail themselves of testing and other treatments. These may be detoxification, hormone balancing, thyroid and adrenal balancing, dietary changes, Vitamins, acupuncture, homeopathy and other plans specific to the individual’s health challenges.

We have families with three or four generations that all come to us as patients in our old fashioned care setting.  You can feel comfortable knowing that we care and are available.  In this setting we provide the most progressive medicine science offers, with advanced testing and treatments to complete your medical home. Dr. Keaton will look at your condition in a variety of ways and pick the most appropriate plan to empower you to a healthier, more enjoyable life.

Presentations

Patient selection and inflammation.

Extension to Patient selection and inflammation

Recorded Presentations

Patient selection and inflammation.

Extension to Patient selection and inflammation


 

David Yeazel, MS, MPH

David Yeazel brings a unique perspective to LDN, combining expertise in basic and clinical biomedical research with their clinical applications to patient populations.  After pursuing undergraduate studies in Psychobiology at Oberlin College, his initial research interests were within primatology, being awarded a Watson Fellowship for studies within comparative primatology in Africa and Asia.

At Yale Medical School he pursued graduate studies in neuropharmacology and psychoneuroimmunology, working towards improved treatment protocols for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia.  He worked as part of the research team headed by Dr. Patricia Goldman-Rakic which helped to refine the basic understanding of the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological dysfunctions present in schizophrenia, translating those discoveries into clinically useful pharmacological and behavioral treatment protocols.

His research interests broadened into functional medicine as a means to help patients across a wider spectrum of both disease states and health promotion.  This involved additional graduate studies in the form of a Master’s degree in Public Health from Yale Medical School, with concentrations in Health Services Administration/Public Policy, and disaster management.   David spent a year in Zimbabwe as part of a joint medical relief project with Yale and the World Health Organization working on a medical relief mission in Zimbabwe, bringing mobile aids clinics to remote regions of the country inaccessible to traditional medical care.

At Mayo Clinic David helped to conduct research into the effectiveness of mindfulness as a treatment protocol to combat chronic pain.

At Hoey Apothecary, David has sought to combine clinical and basic pharmacology research to help educate clinical providers as to the unique nature of what LDN is, and can accomplish—both in terms of its clinical applications, and the acute need for an understanding of dosing protocols to help them achieve therapeutic success for their patients.

Presentations

LDN and Education – The Key to Integration into Mainstream Medicine


 

Dr Harpal Bains MBBS

Dr Harpal Bains has had a varied career in medicine: starting with surgical training within the NHS; to lead doctor with a hostile-region survival training facility with former SAS elites; then moving to London to work as a surgeon with Marie Stopes. This led to further interest and qualifications in sexual and reproductive medicine, a few years practising male sexual dysfunction in Harley Street, and a deep interest in psychosexual medicine, something that she still practices to this day. It was here that she realised the significant impact that hormones could have on her patients as well as the vital importance of developing a continued relationship with her patients and their journey.

She further developed her skills in the US in training with one of the world’s foremost experts in BHRT, Dr Neal Rouzier. Upon the realisation that hormonal problems usually had more deep-rooted underlying causes, and frequently a psychological basis too, a functional approach seemed natural - the foundations of her current private practice were laid. Today she combines her formative surgical knowledge with hormonal, functional, and psychosexual expertise to create a unique and thorough protocol for her patients’ needs at her private practice in the City of London.

Presentations

The role LDN plays in the body's hormonal symphony: how a well-conducted orchestra enhances the efficacy of LDN.

Expansion on Hormone Presentation

Recorded Presentations

The role LDN plays in the body's hormonal symphony: how a well-conducted orchestra enhances the efficacy of LDN.

Expansion on Hormone Presentation


 

Elissa Mullen ND

Dr. Elissa Mullen practices general adult medicine and specializes in chronic disease, weight loss, bio-identical hormones and natural solutions to aging.  Dr. Mullen is the developer of Seattle Wellness Programs, developing individualized health programs with an emphasis on wellness, endocrine disorders, Opioid Use Disorder, completing Harvard’s Collaborative Approaches, Bredesen Protocol, The Reversal of Cognitive Decline, and the new field of Genetics and individualized medicine. Elissa also has been the director and coordinator of hCG Diet Centers in Washington and California where she has worked with many successful weight loss individuals for over 10 years.   Elissa also has a specialty in LDN (www.LDNers.org) for MS, Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative colitis, Autoimmune disorders and speaks on the use of LDN for the long-term health risks of PTSD.

She is a Naturopathic Physician from Bastyr University having served on the Board of Trustees, Honor Board and President of the Health Psychology Program. Dr. Mullen’s Health Psychology thesis was on Response Shift looking at how individuals utilize change.  She had the opportunity to be a research assistant in breast cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson Research Facility. She also has a special teaching interest in Biochemistry and the Metabolism of glucose, fatty acid synthesis and utilization in the Ketogenic Diet, the hCG mechanism and anemia.  Naturopathic Licensure in Washington and Arizona (NMD).

Naturopathic Medicine is a branch of healing that combines centuries of old natural therapies with the current understanding of health and human systems. It encompasses all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care, and emphasizes prevention and self-care. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) embrace six major philosophies, the three that best summarize the foundation of the profession are Vis Medicatrix Naturae (healing power of nature), Primum Nocere (first do no harm) and Tolle Causum (remove the cause of disease). This refers to their belief of using the healing power of nature and the least invasive methods to treat the cause rather than just symptoms of disease. Naturopathic Medicine focuses on supporting the body’s innate ability to heal itself with supplementation of herbs, diet and nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and lifestyle management. 

Dr. Elissa Mullen practices general adult medicine and specializes in chronic disease weight loss, bio-identical hormones and natural solutions to aging. Dr. Mullen is the developer of Seattle Wellness Programs, practices primary adult care with an emphasis on wellness and endocrine disorders. Dr. Mullen also has been the director and coordinator of hCG Diet Centers in Washington and California where she has worked with over 1,000 successful weight loss patients.

Presentations

Sleep - PTSD HPA Axis Dysregulation - LDN & The Gut Brain Barrier


 

Galyn Forster, MS, LPC

Galyn Forster MS is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Eugene Oregon since receiving an MS in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1988. He works with adults, youth and couples with a wide range of issues including complex trauma, dissociation, anxiety, attachment issues, physical pain and unexplained somatic complaints. His clinical theoretical orientation is eclectic but central are the therapies of Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR), Coherence Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Sensorimotor Therapy. He began working with patients prescribed low dose naltrexone (LDN) as an adjunct to psychotherapy in 2010. Since then, he has worked with over forty-five patients, facilitating their use of  LDN to help manage psychiatric symptoms.

Presentations

Treating Psychiatric Disorders with LDN Case Studies:Trauma-stress disorder, dissociative disorder, anxiety, phobia, pain and hypervigilance

Extension to Treating Psychiatric Disorders with LDN

Recorded Presentations

Treating Psychiatric Disorders with LDN Case Studies:Trauma-stress disorder, dissociative disorder, anxiety, phobia, pain and hypervigilance

Extension to Treating Psychiatric Disorders with LDN


 

Ginevra Liptan MD

Ginevra Liptan, MD is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, board-certified in internal medicine who developed fibromyalgia during medical school. She is medical director of the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia, the author of The FibroManual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor and The Fibro Food Formula: A Real-Life Approach to Fibromyalgia Relief. Learn more at http://www.drliptan.com and http://www.youtube.com/drliptan

Presentations

Turning down the volume on fibromyalgia pain


 

Kent Holtorf, M.D

Kent Holtorf, M.D., is the medical director of the Holtorf Medical Group (HoltorfMed.com) and the nation-wide Holtorf Medical Group Affiliate Centers. He is also founder and director of the non-profit National Academy of Hypothyroidism (NAH), (NAHypothyroidism.org), which is dedicated to dissemination of new information to doctors and patients on the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.

He has personally trained numerous physicians across the country in the use of bioidentical hormones, hypothyroidism, complex endocrine dysfunction, and innovative treatments of chronic fatigue syndrome, weight loss, fibromyalgia, and chronic infectious diseases, including Lyme disease.

He is a fellowship lecturer for the American Board of Anti-aging Medicine, the Endocrinology expert for AOL Health, and is a guest editor and peer-reviewer for a number of medical journals including Endocrine, Postgraduate Medicine, and Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Holtorf has published a number of peer-reviewed endocrine reviews, including on the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormones, inaccuracies of standard thyroid testing, testosterone replacement for men and women, the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency, and on the diagnosis, treatment of adrenal dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, peripheral thyroid hormone conversion and its impact on TSH and metabolic activity and the clinic applications of thyroid hormone transport into cellular tissue.

He has helped to demonstrate that much of the long-held dogma in endocrinology is inaccurate. He is a contributing editor to Denis Wilson's just-published Evidence-Based Approach to Restoring Thyroid Health. He has also been a featured guest on numerous television shows, and quoted in numerous print media.

Presentations

LDN should be considered a first-line therapy for CFS/FM/Lyme

Causes of Hashimoto's


 

Mark Cooper, PhD

Dr. Mark Cooper studies the aberrant bioelectrical behavior of cellular networks in neuroinflammatory pain and motor disorders. Dr. Cooper received his PhD in Biophysics at the University of California at Berkeley, in 1985. As a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley, Dr. Cooper studied interactions of external electrical stimuli on tissue cell physiology. While working as a HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Medical School, Dr. Cooper co-discovered a calcium-based excitability system within astrocyte networks, as these CNS glial cells responded to neurotransmitters. After joining the biology faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Cooper developed laser confocal microscopy methods to image the intercellular signaling and morphogenesis of embryonic tissues. Dr. Cooper currently studies (a) how neuroinflammation alters the excitability of neuronal-glial-vascular networks, and (b) how broad-spectrum glial attenuators (like LDN) can serve as first-line interventions for neuroinflammation-linked pain and movement disorders.

Presentations

LDN, Endosomes, and the Nanophysiology of Autoimmune Movement Disorders


 

Michael Ruscio, DC

Dr. Ruscio gives smart, busy people suffering from symptoms like daily bloating... constant fatigue... and unexplained weight gain... simple steps to start living a healthy, enjoyable life again -no matter how long you’ve been suffering for.

Specializing in autoimmune, thyroid, and digestive disorders, Dr Ruscio has spoken at The SIBO Symposium Summit, Paleo FX, Ancestral Health Symposium, Sean Croxton’s Digestion Sessions, as well as many other international conferences and top health podcasts.

Find out more about his simple, evidence-based approach to healing chronic illness at www.drruscio.com.

Purchase Dr. Ruscio’s latest book, Healthy Gut Healthy You on Amazon today.

Presentations

The Gut-Thyroid Connection, Profound but Under Appreciated


 

Nasha Winters, ND

Nasha Winters, N.D., L.Ac.,  Dipl. O.M., FABNO completed her training in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque, NM, in 2000, and her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, AZ, in 2003, and is board certified and licensed in both.

Dr. Winters loves educating the masses with particular focus on mitochondrial health and function from the abstract to the concrete by blending ancient wisdom with modern science to bring individuals back to optimal health in mind, body, and spirit.

Dr. Winters continues to develop programs for online access to integrative oncology expertise, and has been facilitating Soulful Living Retreats geared to folks with cancer, recovering from cancer, preventing recurrence or lowering their risk of getting cancer in those with a genetic predisposition as well as educating health care providers interested in this approach for themselves, loved ones or their own patient population since 2005, and the demand continue to grow with retreats in Mexico, and multiple times in Colorado and California in 2016. For more information about Optimal Terrain consultations, memberships, public speaking opportunities and retreats visit www.optimalterrainconsulting.com. 

Presentation

Using LDN to Quell the Over-Reactive Autoimmune Conditions Triggered by Many of Today's Cancer Drugs

Recorded Presentation

Using LDN to Quell the Over-Reactive Autoimmune Conditions Triggered by Many of Today's Cancer Drugs


 

Olga Cortez, MD

Olga L. Cortez, MD, FACOG is a board-certified OB/GYN who provides personalized care for women at Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness. Her practice is located in Cross Roads, Texas and it has the latest medical and wellness resources.

In addition to the obstetric and gynecologic care she provides, Dr. Cortez offers medically supervised weight loss plans and hormonal therapies for both women and men.

Dr. Cortez began her education in medicine at the University of North Texas. She went on to earn her medical degree in 2002 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Cortez then completed her internship and residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, where she provided comprehensive care for women of all ages.

After her medical training, Dr. Cortez returned to Cross Roads, Texas to start her practice and to raise her family. Over the years, she learned from personal experience the difficulties of weight loss and hormonal imbalance. That led her to devote herself to helping others with these same issues. She has since completed additional training to assist men and women with medically supervised weight loss and hormonal support.

As a passionate advocate for the overall health of each person, Dr. Cortez aims to support the path of each patient to optimal well-being. She works with her patients to identify and achieve their health goals reassuringly and compassionately.

With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Cortez provides comprehensive care for your greatest health concerns and life changes.

Presentations

LDN Use in Women's Health

LDN Use in Women's Health - Extended


 

Pamela Smith, MD

Pamela Wartian Smith, M.D., MPH, MS spent her first twenty years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center and then 24-years as an Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine specialist.  She is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Personalized Medicine. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health Degree along with a Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. She has been featured on CNN, PBS, and many other television networks, has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines, and has hosted two of her own radio shows. She is a regular contributor for Fox News Radio. Dr. Smith was furthermore one of the featured physicians on the PBS series “The Embrace of Aging” as well as the on-line medical series “Awakening from Alzheimer’s” and “Regain Your Brain”. Dr. Pamela Smith is currently the Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. Dr. Smith is also the co-director of the Master’s Program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. In addition, she is the Director of Medical Education for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She is the author of the best-selling books, “HRT: The Answers,” “Vitamins Hype or Hope,” “Demystifying Weight Loss,” “What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More,” “What You Must Know about Women’s Hormones, “Why You Can’t Lose Weight.,” and “What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It, “What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders,”  and “What You Must Know About Allergy Relief,” of which she is a co-author.  An updated edition of her book: What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and More will be released in June. Her book: “What You Must Know About Autoimmune Diseases,” is scheduled to come out this winter.

Presentations

LDN Use in Cognitive Decline, Lyme Disease, and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

LDN and Multiple Sclerosis


 

Paul Battle, PA-C

Paul Battle is a Physiologist from the University of California, Davis. He trained at Emory University School of Medicine to be a Physician Assistant in 1981. He practiced in 11 different specialities around the country, and currently practices out of his own clinic Remedi Health in Broomfield, and Englewood, Colorado. He uses LDN for many different applications such as inflammatory bowel disease, complex regional pain syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. He is also an expert in biodentical hormone replacement therapy.

Presentations

Autoimmune Hepatitis


 

Prof Angus Dalgleish, MD

Angus Dalgleish trained at  University College Hospital, where he also did an intercalated degree in anatomy with Professor J. Z. Young. Following house jobs, he took a position with the Flying Doctor Service in Australia for one year, and stayed on to train in internal medicine and oncology at hospitals in Brisbane and Sydney.

He returned to the U.K. in 1984, and undertook a thesis on retroviruses with Robert Weiss. He was then appointed as Senior Clinical Scientist at the MRC Clinical Research Centre at Northwick Park where he pursued his interests in HIV pathogenesis and the potential of Thalidomide to treat chronic disease. His suggestion that analogues of Thalidomide could lead to enhancement of the therapeutic activity and reduction of the side effects was taken up by David Stirling of Celgene and this partnership led to the licensing of Revlimid (Lenalidomide) and Pomalidomide (Pomalyst) for myeloma and lymphoma. He was awarded the Joshua Lederberg prize in 2011 in recognition of this work.

Since 1991, he has been Professor of Oncology at St. George's University of London. During this time, he has focused on the immunotherapy of cancer, and has conducted numerous clinical trials involving a variety of vaccines and immunotherapy. Since 2001, he has been the Principal of the Cancer Vaccine Institute, currently focusing on the revival of the Mycobacterium-based vaccines that were dropped by SR Pharma and now resurrected by Immodulon.

He is on numerous scientific advisory boards involving the development of vaccines and immunotherapy, including Celgene, Immodulon, Curevac, Bionor Pharma, and LDN Pharma. He was Chief Investigator of a randomised clinical trial in patients with metastatic panceratic cancer for Immodulon (IMM-101) and Gemcitabine versus Gemcitabine alone, which has shown a significant survival advantage for the IMM-101 combination with no significant toxicities. (Dalgleish et al., BJC 2016). In addition, his observations that Revlimid is co-stimulatory when given with vaccines has been confirmed in a randomised study of a therapeutic vaccine for HIV, where it significantly increased the CD4 counts which have not responded to HAART or the vaccine alone.

Presentations

The role of LDN in cancer management.

CBD and LDN, Can they be used together?


 

Sarah Zielsdorf, MD, MS

Dr. Sarah Zielsdorf hails from Ohio, where she received her BA in Microbiology from Miami University with a minor in Molecular Biology and a concentration in Oboe Performance. She went on to earn an MS in Public Health, Microbiology, and Emerging Infectious Diseases from The George Washington University in Washington, DC where she published her thesis on improving laboratory emergency preparedness post 9/11. Dr. Zielsdorf graduated from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. She holds a membership in the Institute for Functional Medicine and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

The trajectory of Sarah’s life and career radically changed during her intern year of residency, when she was diagnosed with fibrosis of the liver and autoimmune thyroid disease. Having already followed the conventional treatment plan for hypothyroidism for 10 years, she turned to more holistic approaches. Thus began her healing journey and a tremendous self-education in functional and integrative medicine. Working with several innovative clinicians in varying fields, she began to reverse these chronic diseases, which changed the paradigm of her philosophy as a physician. Sarah has been described by autoimmunity authority Jessica Flanigan as “the progressive voice of functional medicine in Chicago” Dr. Zielsdorf is now considered a regional thyroid and autoimmunity expert. She is proud to serve patients from six states and counting. She was recently featured as a thyroid disease expert in The Thyroid Secret documentary series by Dr. Izabella Wentz.

Dr. Zielsdorf’s goal is to empower patients to reverse chronic disease through a combination of nutrition and science-based, 21st century treatment approaches. Her ideal patients are committed to taking responsibility for their health and are passionate partners in the healing journey. Dr. Zielsdorf will take the time to listen to your story to get to the root cause of your concerns in a patient-centered, personalized way. She understands that every individual is biochemically and genetically unique. Dr. Zielsdorf supports the innate ability of the body and mind to heal, restoring optimized health. Above all, she values the transformative power of the patient-physician relationship. Health is not simply the absence of disease, but is living a life of passionate vitality.

The biggest proof of Sarah’s healing is her vivacious toddler. Sarah’s passions include traveling and outdoor adventures with her husband and daughter, playing bass guitar, watching movies and Ohio sports, cooking delicious nutrient-dense meals/studying functional medicine, and being inspired by the immortal genius of The Smashing Pumpkins and Rush.

Dr. Zielsdorf currently sees patients at her practice Motivated Medicine, 1431 Opus Place, It's Suite 110, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Phone 630-492-1965

Presentations

Graves Disease

Traumatic Brain Injury: Low Dose Naltrexone and Microglial Modification

“Just Try LDN”: 3 years of insight from over 1,000 patients use of Low Dose Naltrexone


 

Stephen Dickson BSC (hons) MRPharmS

Stephen Dickson is a pharmacist, qualified since 2000. Stephen has been working with LDN for over a decade in one of the places in the world with the highest incidences of MS. Stephen has multiple NHS pharmacies and one private pharmacy, which deals solely with unusual medicines like LDN.

Presentations

Mechanism of Action


 

Steve Ottersberg MS

Faculty member of Progressive Medical Education, Steve shares his passion for human genetic testing in medicine with an audience of physicians.  Having taught 30(+) case based webinars, Steve has expanded understanding of the biochemical connections between polymorphisms of key enzymes associated with multiple disease states.  Courses were largely cancer focused which led to multiple webinars on the endocannabinoid system.

Four Years as Nutrigenomic Coach/Consultant, providing one on one coaching to cancer patients and consulting for physicians.  Steve provided guidance on the use of genetic testing with blood and urine testing to optimize health.  Using genetic testing to focus lab testing and personalized treatment plans, Steve brought personalized medicine from biochemistry.

Founder of Green Lab Solutions Company LLC was Colorado’s 11th certified cannabis testing laboratory. Green Lab Solutions was validated and certified to test microbiology, 10 cannabinoids and 21 terpenoids.

Currently working as genetic consultant to Endo Canna Health.  Endo Canna Health is a genetic testing company that provides insights into cannabis response based upon genomic data.  We are currently working on a 900 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) screen to provide physicians a comprehensive therapeutic and metabolic profile.  

Presentations

LDN, pain and immunity


 

Ted Cole, DO

Dr.Cole attended Moeller High School in Cincinnati, and then went on to Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He majored in Psychobiology with a minor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His next academic stay was at Western Kentucky University, where he earned his M.A. degree with a double major in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychology.

After graduate school, Dr.Cole was a psychologist at Comprehensive Mental Health Services in St. Petersburg, Florida. While there he worked with children and families. He provided individual counseling, group therapy, marital therapy, and academic, behavioral, intellectual and psychological testing. He also worked as a liaison with several schools, designing academic and behavioral programs for challenged children.

Following this experience, Dr. Cole attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He did his internship at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and then did his residency in Family Practice at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He obtained his Board Certification in Family Practice immediately afterwards. The American Naturopathic Medical Association awarded Dr. Cole his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree in 1989. He is also Board Certified in Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Cole opened his private practice after the completion of his residency, and has been practicing in that capacity ever since. Dr. Cole belongs to numerous medical societies, and has been honored with the status of Fellow by the American Association of Integrative Medicine. The position of Fellow “is limited to a select group of professionals who, by virtue of their extensive training and expertise, have demonstrated outstanding abilities.” Dr. Cole has been interviewed numerous times for radio, television, newspapers, movies and magazines. Dr. Cole has an international reputation, and has been invited to lecture at many medical meetings around the world.

Presentations

The Use of LDN and Amino Acids in Parkinson's Disease

Extension on Parkinson's Disease

Recorded Presentations

The Use of LDN and Amino Acids in Parkinson's Disease

Extension on Parkinson's Disease


 

Ulrich Lanius, PhD

Dr. Ulrich F. Lanius is a Registered Psychologist in West Vancouver, BC, with a practice in Clinical and Neuropsychology. He has a particular interest in brain-behaviour relationships and the effects of acquired brain injury, as well as trauma and dissociation. He has worked with clients with psychiatric symptoms who have been prescribed opioid antagonists including naltrexone in a variety of doses including low dose naltrexone (LDN) since 1999 and has written multiple book chapters, and on the subject. Dr. Lanius specializes in therapeutic interventions for TBI/MTBI, as well as the treatment of trauma stress syndromes, dissociation and attachment related issues. Dr. Lanius has presented both in North America, as well as internationally, and he has authored a recent book on trauma and dissociation.

Presentations

Naltrexone Dosing in Traumatic Stress and Dissociative Symptoms


 

Yoon Hang "John" Kim, MD

Dr. Yoon Hang "John" Kim has been practicing integrative medicine and acupuncture since 1999. As a residential fellow at the University of Arizona, he trained with Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned leader in the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Kim has been named as the director of Miami Cancer Center at Baptist Health South Florida starting January of 2017. His decade of work as the director of an integrative medicine practice has been published in the book Tao of Healing: A Story of Georgia Integrative Medicine. As an integrative health consultant to hospitals, academic institutions, and clinicians, Dr. Kim has helped to establish numerous integrative medicine practices.

He is founder of the Integrative Health Studies Certificate Program at the University of West Georgia, where he has also served as a member of the faculty. He is the author of two books and author of more than 20 articles on integrative medicine.

During his studies at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Kim was named a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow. After graduating, he undertook a residency in the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kim completed the UCLA Medical Acupuncture Training Program for Physicians, and holds a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) from San Diego State University.

Presentations

Getting the most of LDN treatment and Beyond LDN

Treating chronic pain with low dose naltrexone and ultralow dose naltrexone


 

Mona Morstein ND

Dr. Mona Morstein is naturopathic physician in private practice at her clinic, Arizona Integrative Medical Solutions, in Tempe, AZ. Although she sees patients of all ages and genders for acute and chronic conditions, she is considered to be an expert both in the comprehensive integrative treatment of prediabetes and diabetes, and illnesses of the gastrointesinal tract. Dr. Morstein is a frequent lecturer at conferences and webinars, and is the founder and executive director of the Low Carb Diabetes Association non-profit. Her book, "Master Your Diabetes," is being published October 2017 by Chelsea Green Publishers. She is an active member of the Arizona Diabetes Coalition. 

Recorded Presentation

Using Low Dose Naltrexone To Help SIBO Patients


 

Andrew David Shiller MD

Dr. Shiller is a holistic MD who helps people with chronic pain, autoimmune disease, and people recovering from serious illness and physical trauma.  He is guided by a deep belief in the innate healing capacity within us. He works from the combined perspectives of conventional medicine, functional medicine, osteopathy, and mind-body-spirit medicine.  Dr. Shiller completed a double residency in Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.  He is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and has roughly 20 years of experience.  He is based in Jerusalem Israel, and available worldwide via secure video.  He is licensed in New York, New Jersey, (and pending in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland). He finds LDN extremely helpful in chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, neurological illness, and autoimmune disease.   

www.drshiller.com

Recorded Presentation

Is LDN a magic bullet for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Illness?


 

Sajad Zalzala, MD

Sajad Zalzala, MD (Dr Z) is Board Certified in Family Medicine.  He currently serves as the Vice President of the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) and has a special interest in Holistic/Functional Medicine.  He has been using Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) as a powerful tool in his practice for the last 5 years.  In addition to his private family practice clinic, he is licensed in all 50 US states and Ontario Canada, and provides telemedicine consultations.  He is the Founder of Root Causes Medicine Clinic (www.rootcausesclinic.com) – a virtual clinic that matches patients with Functional Medicine Practitioners.  He also offers HIPAA-compliant video consultations to help patients obtain prescriptions for LDN through his telemedicine service LDN Direct (www.ldndirect.com)

Recorded Presentation

What Patients Need to Know About Telemedicine


 

Amy Lamb Pharm

Amy Lamb is a compounding and functional medicine pharmacist practicing in Canada. She currently practices in Prince Albert and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for her employers, Medi-Center Pharmacy and SaskatoonFamily Pharmacy. She provides a novel approach to conventional dispensing for pharmacists and offers hormone and wellness consultations to patients for both of these communities.

Amy has been practicing as a compounding pharmacist for 4 years and has attended over 200 hours of CE training on compounding and preventative medicine for dermatology, pain management, wounds, hormones, and nutritional therapies. She is a certified C4 Hormone Replacement Specialist through the Professional Compounding Centers of America. She is an avid researcher with hundreds of additional hours dedicated to self-study through the American Academy of Anti-aging medicine, Canadian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, and the Professional Compounding Centers of America.

Amy practices within the concepts of functional medicine. Functional medicine is defined by removing offending agents in a patient’s life (allergenic foods, toxic exposures) and replenishing sub-optimal hormone and vitamin stores. In her daily practice, Amy regularly identifies and recommends nutritional therapies for drug induced nutrient deficiencies, having developed an algorithm and patient screening toolsto do so. She uses her compounding training to formulate and develop alternative therapies for patients thatdo not respond to conventional treatments. Many hormonal and nutritional imbalances mimic diagnoses like depression, anxiety, inflammatory disease, chronic fatigue or high blood pressure and Amy has been able to identify and treat these deficiencies, helping patients become symptom free and discontinue medications where appropriate. She provides dietary recommendations to all of her patients, like encouraging patients with auto-immune and inflammatory diseases to avoid inflammatory foods and sugars. She has spent time studying the microbiome and helps patients fight infections with probiotic therapies and dietary interventions that support a healthy microbiome, while protecting them from anti-biotic associated diarrhea and bacterial overgrowth.

Amy has been using LDN in her practice for 4 years and is one of the few pharmacies in her communities that compounds the medication. She counsels patients regularly on the use and optimization of LDN therapy as prescribed by their cancer, functional and endocrine doctors. She meets with patients for immune health consultations and determines comprehensive immunobalancing programs for these patients which often includes LDN therapy.

Amy works as a consultant pharmacist, developing programs and training modules for other health care practitioners. She regularly offers free education sessions for patients and colleagues on functional medicine and hormones. Amy is a board member for the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan and a prior board member for the Association of Compounding Pharmacists of Canada. 

Recorded Presentation

A Pharmacist's Perspective on Comprehensive Immune Health Consultations and Applications of LDN


 

Jill Cottel, MD

Dr. Cottel is native to Southern California and grew up in San Diego.  She received her bachelor's degree with honors at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) in biochemistry and cell biology.  She received her medical degree from UCSD School of Medicine in 1995. She completed her internship and residency in Portland, Oregon and returned home to San Diego where sunshine and family beckoned.

Dr. Cottel is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Integrative Medicine.  She has over twenty years of internal medicine experience which has led to her current focus on integrative care and holistic health.  She sees patients in private practice and is active in her community.  She also belongs to the American College of Physicians and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

Recorded Presentation

Treatment of Chronic Pain in a Free Clinic Setting


 

Leonard Weinstock, MD

Dr. Leonard Weinstock is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is president of Specialists in Gastroenterology and the Advanced Endoscopy Center. He teaches at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstock received a BA Magna Cum Laude from University of Vermont and the medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training and was chief resident in Internal Medicine at Rochester General Hospital. His Gastroenterology Fellowship was performed at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Weinstock is an active lecturer and has published more than 70 articles, abstracts, editorials and book chapters. He is an investigator at the Sundance Research Center and has participated over 30 research studies. He is currently researching the role and treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in restless legs syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and rosacea. Low dose naltrexone as treatment for a variety of inflammatory conditions is a topic of clinical research. He is very interested in colon cancer prevention and has expertise in colon cancer screening and advanced polypectomy techniques. A complete CV is available at www.gidoctor.net.

Recorded Presentation

Mast cell activation syndrome and potential role for LDN


 

Debbie Rice ND

Dr. Debbie Rice ND MPH is a naturopathic doctor who maintains a part-time practice where she focuses care on pediatrichealth, hormone health, thyroid health, and adrenal health. She has had experience working with communities in need, both in the United States and internationally. Her training has been primarily in women's health, pediatric care, hormone therapy and hormone function, as well as complimentary adjunct care. Dr. Rice utilizes multiple modalities including diet and lifestyle, botanical medicine, and conventional approaches that meet the patient where they are at in their health journey. Dr. Rice's passions include activism for access to health care, yoga, and exploring nature.

Recorded Presentation

LDN and vulvodynia


 

Scott Zashin MD

Dr. Scott Zashin is a board-certified Internist and Rheumatologist in Dallas TX who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the spectrum of adult Rheumatologic conditions.

Compassionate. Excellent clinician. Good listener. Meticulous. Great sense of humor. Open-minded. Attentive. Progressive. This is how patients and colleagues describe him, and it’s why Dr. Zashin — or "Dr. Z.” as patients often call him — has consistently, year after year, been selected as a “Super Doctor” by Texas Monthly magazine, one of the “Best Doctors in Dallas” by D Magazine, and one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Woodard-White.

Dr. Zashin is a respected arthritis expert. A native of Short Hills, New Jersey, Dr. Zashin earned his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School. He completed residencies in rheumatology and internal medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Zashin is board-certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine by the American Board of Rheumatology and the American Board of Internal Medicine, respectively. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society. He has also served on the Executive Board of the Arthritis Foundation and as a past President of the Lupus Foundation.

As an arthritis specialist, he is a clinical professor of internal medicine in the rheumatology division at UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He is also a private-practice rheumatologist at Presbyterian Hospitals of Dallas, where he has practiced since 1989. He is an active advocate for people with arthritis. He served as President of the Lupus Foundation’s North Texas chapter, and is currently a board member of both the Lupus Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation of North Texas. As a distinguished and loyal “Big Green” alumnus, he also serves as North Texas Enrollment Director for Dartmouth College.

Dr. Zashin is married and has two grown daughters. His family time includes long walks with his family and dog as well as, attending his daughters’ stage performances and recitals.

Recorded Presentation

Treatment of Sjogren's Syndrome with LDN


 

Igor Schwartzman ND

Dr. Igor Schwartzman was born and raised in a small Eastern European country, called Moldova. Dr. Schwartzman’s inspiration to becoming a physician was his grandmother, also a physician, who was deeply committed to healing and supporting her local community in Moldova.

Dr. Schwartzman is a trained naturopathic physician, and completed his medical studies at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of natural health, medicine, and research at both the Harvard School of Public Health and Boston University. He is an expert in lifestyle/preventative medicine and natural health. His work has been published in numerous scientific journals including the American Journal of Respiratory Care and Medicine, and the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 

Dr. Schwartzman has a strong interest in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, autoimmune disease, and hormone health. 

Recorded Presentation

The Art of LDN Prescribing In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis


 

Tara Thompson, PharmD

Tara Thompson obtained her Doctorate from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 2012, after receiving her Biomedical Science degree from Texas A&M University. She joined Innovation in 2012 to advance her clinical mindset by focusing on women’s health and pursue her love for compounding. Tara collaborates with providers and patients across the US who are interested or presently using compounded medications to treat women’s health. Her areas of expertise and extensive research include Female Sexual Dysfunction, Pelvic Health, and Hormone Replacement Therapy. She currently serves as the Vice President of Clinical Services at Innovation Compounding. 

When she’s not treating vaginismus or vulvodynia, Tara can be found cheering on the Atlanta Braves and Texas Aggies, indulging in some sort of outdoor activity, or just relaxing with her husband and sweet kids.

Recorded Presentation

Compounding 101: The Basics of Compounding with Naltrexone


 

Olga Cortez, MD

Olga L. Cortez, MD, FACOG is a board-certified OB/GYN who provides personalized care for women at Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness. Her practice is located in Cross Roads, Texas and it has the latest medical and wellness resources.

In addition to the obstetric and gynecologic care she provides, Dr. Cortez offers medically supervised weight loss plans and hormonal therapies for both women and men.

Dr. Cortez began her education in medicine at the University of North Texas. She went on to earn her medical degree in 2002 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Cortez then completed her internship and residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, where she provided comprehensive care for women of all ages.

After her medical training, Dr. Cortez returned to Cross Roads, Texas to start her practice and to raise her family. Over the years, she learned from personal experience the difficulties of weight loss and hormonal imbalance. That led her to devote herself to helping others with these same issues. She has since completed additional training to assist men and women with medically supervised weight loss and hormonal support.

As a passionate advocate for the overall health of each person, Dr. Cortez aims to support the path of each patient to optimal well-being. She works with her patients to identify and achieve their health goals reassuringly and compassionately.

With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Cortez provides comprehensive care for your greatest health concerns and life changes.

Recorded Presentations

LDN Use in Women's Health

LDN Use in Women's Health - Extended


 

Jill Brook MA

Jill Brook, MA is a long-time nutritionist, researcher, and autoimmune dysautonomia patient. She earned degrees from Princeton University and UCLA, worked as a researcher and nutritionist at UCLA and the Pritikin Longevity Center, then became a nutritionist in private practice in Pasadena, California. She counseled individuals and families, consulted for Caltech and Disney, wrote books, trained other nutritionists around the globe, but slowly became too sick with dysautonomia to run her busy practice.

She was homebound for years, but eventually worked her way back to feeling great again.She has since focussed on nutrition for chronic illnesspatients, especially those with autoimmunity and complex nutritional challenges.She currently serves as nutrition consultant/nutritionist to the Dysautonomia Clinic, Amherst Neurology, Standing Up to POTS and Diet for Health.

Recorded Presentation

Expansion on Intermittent Fasting


 

Lesli Bitel, MBA, RDN, LDN

Lesli Bitel, MBA, RDN, LDN is the founder of Lesli Bitel Coaching where she serves as Master Business Coach & Mentor for Integrative and Functional Medicine health professionals.  She teaches the leading-edge strategies designed to help her clients to overcome the confusion and overwhelm associated with the business side of running a successful functional medicine-focused practice, enabling them to build joyful and profitable businesses.  

Lesli serves as Coaching and Mentoring Chair for Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine where she facilitates monthly group forums designed to help members with many aspects of the practice building process.  Additionally, she is a guest faculty and advisory board member for the Integrative Functional Nutrition Academy, and is author and presenter for numerous CPE-based webinar series including, her 7-module course,  “Create Your Thriving Business NOW”.

Lesli has degrees in Dietetics, Health Fitness Promotion in Hospital and Corporate Settings, and a Masters In Business Administration with concentrations in Global Business and Entrepreneurship.

She offers private coaching, group programs, classes, webinars, and workshops. Lesli can be reached by emailing her at Lesli@LesliBitel.com or by visiting LesliBitel.com.

Recorded Presentation

Client Attraction Secrets: Become a Sought After Expert With a Full Practice of Ideal, Committed Clients (Regardless of Insurance)


 

Andy Stein, PharmD

Andrew Stein has worked at as a compounding pharmacist for 12 years and has been general manager for the last 11 years.  Andy is now co-owner of Johnson Compounding & Wellness.  He graduated from MCPHS University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2005.  He serves on the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy and is a past president and current board member of the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacists Association and past governor of compounding for the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association.  Andy is also a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries.  He is the recipient of the the 2006 Outstanding Pharmacist Award from MPhA.

Recorded Presentation

LDN for Opthalmic use


 

Samyadev Datta, MD

Dr. Samyadev Datta, the director is a Board Certified Pain Specialist and Board Certified Anesthesiologist. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthesiologists of England. His expertise is grounded in over 30 years of helping patients in pain from all walks of life. His post doctoral training includes positions in England and at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He completed his fellowship in pain management from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was on staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Cornell Weill Medical College for many years.

It is a testament to Dr. Datta’s skills that most of his patients are referred via colleagues and are willing to travel from other states to see him. These patients are often seeking non-surgical pain relief. He is available for an evaluation, a consultation, advanced treatment or a second opinion.

Over the years he has been named Top Anesthesiologist and Pain Management doctor by various organizations, most recently by Castle Connelly, New Yorker and NJ Monthly. A respected expert in pain management, he offers seminars to other physicians on pain management and lectures extensively on pain treatments.

He is involved in research trials on pain and has published numerous articles including on neurolytic techniques for cancer pain management, chronic pain syndromes and ethical dilemmas in painmanagement.He is also highly skilled and experienced in managing patients with intrathecal pumps (morphine pumps). He is very passionate about treatment of complex regional pain syndrome and has been using new and innovative therapy in the treatment including ketamine infusion and low dose naltrexone.

Recorded Presentation

Pharmacology of Naltrexone Low dose Naltrexone in Chronic Pain Management


 

Michelle Moser, Pharm

Graduate of University of Washington 1987 with bachelor of science in Pharmacy. She holds a fellowship with American College of Apothecaries and American College of Veterinary Pharmacists. Michelle has worked in Long-term care, hospital based and retail pharmacies in the Puget Sound area. Michelle, along with her family, moved to Skagit Valley in 1996 and worked at Skagit Valley Hospital, Hilltop Pharmacy and Holland Drug before starting a consulting business. In 2007, became an in-home medication therapy manager for COPES clients in Skagit, Whatcom, And Island counties.

Also served ambulatory surgery centers as a pharmacist consultant in Skagit and Whatcom counties. 2011 opened the doors for Makers Compounding Pharmacy where medications are made by hand for specific patient needs. Compounding for human and veterinary customers is a privilege, according to Michelle. August 2015 a Hallmark store was added to the retail area.  In March 2017, the ultimate goal is achieving national Accreditation through PCAB became a reality.

Michelle lives in Big Lake with her husband Michael, who runs and operates The Learning Ladder Childcare. They have 4 children and are living the dream! 

Recorded Presentation

Making a difference


 

Phil Boyle MD

I am a General Practitioner with a special interest in infertility, miscarriage and  women ’s health . Currently I am the Director of two NaPro FertilityCare Clinics in the Beacon Mall, Dublin and The Galway Clinic, Co. Galway. I am currently president of The International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine (www.iirrm.org) a doctors group that aims to publish and scientifically validate the work we do. We have published two papers on NaProTechnology, including a landmark publication in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine in Sept 2008.  I graduated in Medicine from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 1992. I am a member of both the Irish (MICGP) and Royal (MRCGP) College of General practitioners.  

I subsequently completed training as a FertilityCare Physician under the direction of Prof Thomas Hilgers, Omaha, NE, USA. I now specialise in the area of fertility evaluation and treatment. I am an active member of the American Academy of FertilityCare professionals (AAFCP) and I am a certified FertilityCare Medical Consultant (CFCMC) through the Academy.    

Currently 3 Doctors (including me) work through the Fertility Clinics in Dublin and Galway.  I have provided this treatment since 1998.  I am a member of the Irish Fertility Society. This group meets annually and membership is open to all professionals working in reproductive medicine in Ireland.  

Recorded Presentation

Low Dose Naltrexone treatment for Premenstrual Syndrome - PMS


 

James Iversen

James Iversen is the Lead Compounding Technician and IT Administrator for Hopkinton Drug. James has worked in compounding for over 7 years. In his time at Hopkinton Drug James has managed the pharmaceutical testing program for Hopkinton Drug, as well as sourced and implemented new software systems and compounding equipment to improve quality and safety. 

Presentations

Safety and Quality in Low-Dose Naltrexone Compounding