Date and Time: February 7-9, 2020
Location: Platinum Hotel and Spa, Las Vegas, NV
CE: 14.5 CMEs (and 14.5 CEs from the OBNM pending, with up to 5.5 pharmacy)
Cost: $379 early bird through January 7, $429 regular price
Speakers: Krista Anderson-RossND, Lylen Ferris ND, Erin Lommen ND, Jay Mead MD, Aimee Duffy MD, Pam Smith MD, Brandon Lundell DC
Topics: Depression, Anxiety, Altered Mental Focus and Stamina, Sexual Dysfunction, Sleep Disturbances, Addictions and Dependencies, Weight Management, Chronic Disease, BHRT, Women’s and Men’s Hormones, Menopause
Synopsis of Event: Although simple intervention and basic hormone balancing may prove effective in a majority of cases, many patients will present with symptoms and underlying conditions that involve multi- layers of physiologic dysregulation and these cases can be more complex and challenging. Even after years of experience with bioidentical hormone treatments and working to balance neuroendocrine symptoms, difficult and complex cases continue to arise. The need for a more complete and deeper evaluation of the neuroendocrine system with the relationship between hormone imbalances, neurotransmitter fluctuations is evident.
At the conclusion of the weekend, participants will be able to identify the nuances of hormone balancing, the complex relationship between sex hormones, the HPA axis and neurotransmitters and recognize the complicated symptom presentation that can result from these imbalances. Discussion will be heavily based on current research and actual clinical cases, including pitfalls of Practice and clinical pearls from seasoned practitioners. Participants will gain additional clinical insight and treatment considerations to evaluate some of the most prevalent and challenging conditions that patients present with, including depression, anxiety, altered mental focus and stamina, sexual dysfunction, sleep disturbances, addictions and dependencies, weight management, and chronic disease.
Exhibitors at LENS: Doctor’s Data and Labrix, Biotics Research Corporation, Wellness Pharmacy and Allergy Research Group.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Better understand foundational aspects of neuroendocrine health which have far reaching implications for males and females.
2. Recognize the science behind women’s hormones, their various functions, and best practices regarding replacement at various ages.
3. Understand the influence of testosterone and progesterone in respect to men’s health.
4. Discuss the role and biochemistry of acute and chronic inflammation, and how inflammation can influence hormone and neurotransmitter secretion (as well as the effects various hormones and neurotransmitters have on inflammation)
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the significant effects that toxic stress in childhood has on health in childhood as well as the adult years.
6. Identify tools for accurate assessment and evaluation of each individual via clinical intake and state of the art testing, determine the benefits, risks and side effects of most commonly utilized conventional treatments, and compare natural, non-conventional therapies and advanced treatment protocols utilizing CAM.
7. Recognize the influence that mindfulness/meditation, yoga and movement, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) have on the HPA axis and identify simple tools including smart-phone based apps, for implementing and maintaining a successful treatment plan.
8. Identify tools for in-office and assessment and evaluation which facilitates stabilization and optimization of the body’s neurochemistry.
9. Recognize factors that affect the quality and duration of sleep, and identify ways in which poor sleep effects overall health.
10. Identify the importance of progesterone, estriol, iodine and vitamin D deficiencies, and explore at length specifically how it pertains to physiology of the breast.
11. Evaluate the use of breast thermography as a stand-alone or adjunctive screening tool for breast cancer.
12. Identify the ways in which the Gut Microbiome determines the health and optimal functioning of the GI system and understand its profound relationships with the HPA Axis, sex steroid hormones and neurotransmitter balance.
13. Better understand complex etiologies of chronic pain and addiction, as well as potential treatments utilizing natural therapies.
14. Utilize neuroendocrine testing to better assist chronic disease patients and implement treatments more effectively
For more information: www.fx-ed.com