Jaclyn Chasse-Smeaton, ND
Kristen Coles, ND, LAc
Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, HBSc ND PhD
Dr. Jaclyn Chasse, N.D. is a naturopathic physician focused on infertility, reproductive, and genitourinary health. Dr. Chasse also works as VP of Medical Education & Wellevate for Emerson Ecologics. She has been an adjunct faculty member for Bastyr University since 2011. Dr. Chasse is the Past-President for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the NH Association of Naturopathic Doctors and has served as an Ambassador for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, a board member of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, and many other leadership roles.
Workshop: Clinical Algorithms for Naturopathic Fertility
Deep Sleep and its Role in Patient Health Outcomes
Discussion on the latest research regarding lifestyle, diet, exercise, herbal and nutrient supplementation, hydrotherapy techniques, and even novel pharmaceutical medication that have been shown to promote improvements in sleep architecture, specifically the restorative phases of deep sleep. Some time will also be dedicated to investigating the practices known to decrease restorative sleep. We will also focus on the various wearable tools used to biohack the sleep experience and give us the data points in which we can coach our patients on achieving improvements in their sleep phases.
The World of Fasting Mimicking Diets – A Practitioner’s Report on FMD Clinical Pearls
This talk will focus on the use of fasting mimicking diets in general naturopathic practice. You will learn what a fasting mimicking diet entails and the research behind it. We will discuss how to incorporate it in a wide variety of different cases and how to maximize patient outcomes with it. I will share data collection from my own practice with FMD and clinical pearls from using it in over 100 different cases.
Dr. JJ completed his PhD in Pharmacy Sciences at the University of Toronto. He has co-authored 2 books on pregnancy safety and one book on diabetes. Dr. JJ has many peer-reviewed scientific publications published or in press. He is a world expert on natural health products pharmacology and pregnancy safety. Local and nationwide print and television media frequently consult him to provide expert commentary.
Dr. JJ is an avid public speaker. Dr. JJ has given presentations nationally and internationally, including presentations at the World Health Organization in Washington DC and at conferences in Canada, US, China and Hong Kong.
Sleep: A narrative review of clinical interventions for sleep
Drug “Black Box” warnings: A refresher in prescribing vigilance
The purpose of this presentation is to review common drugs with black box warnings, their adverse effects, risks and contraindications.
Alena Guggenheim, ND
Ilana Gurevich ND LAc
Paul Herscu ND MPH
Alena Guggenheim is a Naturopathic Physician with a passion for helping patients that don’t fit neatly in the medical box. Medicine is in her genes as a 4th generation physician, but she brings a new approach in which seemingly unrelated symptoms are approached within the context of the whole person.
In 2015 she started working for a technology driven health care system working with a collaborative multidisciplinary team. Dr. Guggenheim became the go to provider when patients had complex symptoms in many systems and started to notice that many patients had undiagnosed hypermobile connective tissue diseases. Helping to understand and treat these diseases has become her passion.
Currently, Dr Guggenheim sees patients at the Oregon Health Sciences University Comprehensive Pain Center with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and related syndromes.
When not seeing patients Dr. Guggenheim enjoys spending time in nature with her family and riding horses
Dismantling ableism in medicine: identifying our gaslighting tendencies to help ourselves and our patients
Small Fiber Neuropathy: Tiny nerves, terrible pain
Dr. Gurevich is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2007 with her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and in 2008 with her masters of oriental medicine. She runs a very busy private practice specializing in treating inflammatory bowel disease as well as IBS, SIBO and other functional GI disorders. She lectures extensively and teaches about both conventional and natural treatments for gastrointestinal conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO and IBS. Dr. Gurevich also acts as a mentor in the naturopathic community educating and consulting with physicians about GI disorders. She supervises residents and consults with doctors about their most difficult GI cases. Dr. Gurevich was nominated as one of Portland Top Docs by the Portland Monthly in 2014, 2016, 2020 and 2021.
Diarrhea solutions: Treating exocrine pancreas insufficiency as an underlying cause
Diarrhea Solutions: Diagnosing and treating bile acid diarrhea
Paul Herscu ND, MPH, (NCNM ’86) specializes in the treatment of neurological, psychological, and immunological disorders. The Herscu Laboratory, a multi-disciplinary, non-profit research center focuses on integrating diverse fields of medical and biological science, as well as public health. Dr. Herscu’s interest in public health has led him to follow epidemics over the past three decades creating clinical prediction tools to prepare for and contend with epidemics. Dr. Herscu is the author of numerous of books including The Homeopathic Treatment of Children, Pediatric Constitutional Types, See the World and Stramonium, with an Introduction to Analysis Using Cycles and Segments. He founded the New England School of Homeopathy helping uphold the vitalistic tradition within naturopathic medicine. Dr. Herscu helped spearhead the successful licensure campaign in Massachusetts and is the inaugural chair of the ND licensing Board. With his wife and partner, Amy Rothenberg ND, he has raised three wonderful children and enjoys life in rural Massachusetts.
The Soul Has Bandaged Moments: Causation of Mental and Emotional Symptoms Informs Treatment & Prognosis
Often as patients become more ill, behavioral, emotional and cognitive symptoms arise. Sometimes it’s heath or lifestyles habits that play a role, sometime patients are impacted by external stressors, sometimes physical illness leads to worsening mental states. Dr. Herscu will speak about the role of mental symptoms in patient care and how to understand etiology, purpose and prognosis.
Rachel Klein, ND, DC, DACNB, FIBFN-CNDH
Dr. Chris A. Kleronomos, FNP, DAOM, MSc
Dr. Misha Kleronomos, PsyD
Dr. Rachel Klein is a naturopathic physician and functional neurologist practicing in Hilo, Hawaii. She is adjunct faculty for National University of Health Sciences and sits on the International Board of Functional Neurology (IBFN.) Dr. Klein holds a post-doctoral diploma in neurology from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and is a fellow of the IBFN with specialization in childhood neurodevelopmental disorder healthcare. She currently serves President of the Hawaii Society of Natuopathic Physicians and sits on the Hawaii State Board of Chiropractic. Dr. Klein has a passion for teaching and frequently speaks at conferences on many topics, including clinical neurology and hands-on treatment approaches.
Hands on Workshop
He is board certified in Family Practice (AANP), and acupuncture (NCCAOM) and a board diplomate in Pain Management (AAPM), and Anti-Aging medicine (A4M), as well as a Professionally Registered Herbalist (AHG). He is considered one of the leading experts on the application of Bee Venom Therapy and publishes and lectures on the subject around the country. He is President of the American Apitherapy Society and a board member of the Biotherapeutics Research Education Foundation.
Practicing a truly comprehensive approach with a demonstrated history of successfully treating complex chronic conditions including chronic pain, FMS/CFS, and Autoimmunity, he also specializes in functional optimization, anti-aging, nutrigenomics, and biohacking.
He has been featured several times on the television show “The Doctors”, and on “National Geographic Wild”, as well been published in the Pain Practitioner, Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management, and was a featured interview in Life Extension Magazine.
Bee Venom Therapy (BVT): Mechanism and Overview for Clinical Application in Chronic Pain, and Complex Disorders
This lecture will introduce a novel therapy rooting in Traditional use that has significant emerging data to support it as an effective therapy for recalcitrant pain conditions as well as its potential use on a variety of chronic diseases such as autoimmunity, neurodegeneration and chronic infection. The lecture will serve as an introduction to the therapeutic application of BVT in a clinical setting and reviews in detail the pharmacologic, pharmacokinetic and dynamic mechanisms of constituents, as well as the extrapolated models of pain signaling such as DNIC, gating and modulation of fos expression.
Currently there is rationale for the therapeutic use of venoms as evidenced by several pharmaceuticals such as ziconotide (Prialt), which supports the long history of use and empirical reports.
It will discuss the framework for diagnostic application and outline basic testing and treatment protocols. We will review the current state of science, and extrapolated rationale for more advanced use as suggested by current research. We will discuss both “live” application and injectable delivery reviewing the pros/cons of each and how best to integrate into an integrated treatment plan.
Peptide Therapy Introduction and overview
Personalized Medicine. This approach is extremely valuable from a diagnostic perspective, as well as for addressing the
root causes of disease, however is also highly variable in respect to implementation as evidenced by discrepancies
between providers and the sheer volume of supplements and herbals available.
This lecture will make a case for the implementation of “Flexible Standardized Protocols” to address issues, using
examples of common disorders such as SIBO. Many examples of this exist in our community already but tend to be
focused on things such as Mold or Lyme. Many of our more well known faculty teach protocols at various conferences
yet widespread implementation is still minimal. The Biomedical and Functional medicine community has gained larger
traction by utilizing this concept, thought the majority of treatments are derived from the Naturopathic model.
In an environment that demands increasing evidence standardized protocols for our community provide a way to
improve outcomes, measure data/evidence and increase patient compliance.
Workshop: The Psychology of Chronic Pain and Illness
Smoking Cessation Protocol Utilizing the Pavlovian Response
Changing Anxiety Into An Emotion You Can Use
Mr. Kiran Krishnan
Holly Lucille ND,RN
Safiya McCarter, ND, LAc
The Microbiome Control of Immune Response.
It is estimated that over 80% of our immune tissue is found in the gastrointestinal tract. This same space is occupied by over 40 trillion microorganisms, practically from the day we are born. Overwhelming scientific evidence illustrates the critical role these microbes play in both the function and dysfunction of the immune system. Microbiome initiated immunological dysregulation is a primary cause of many non-infectious diseases such as autoimmunity, allergies, asthma and cancer. This talk will discuss the role of the microbiome in the development and function of the adaptive and innate immune system and their ability to respond to challenge. The talk will also focus on the key molecular pathways that mediate the host-microbiome interactions that regulate daily and homeostatic immune function. The talk will cover the types of microbiome disruptions that lead to immunological dysregulation and an inability to mount an effective response. We will also discuss the role of the microbiome in the recovery from infection and the resulting tissue damage. Finally, we will discuss some potential microbiome targeted, therapeutic approaches to improve immune function and reduce the risk for dysregulation.
Cancer Stem Cell Research: Application in Clinical Practice Pts 1 & 2
Dr. Safiya McCarter is a dual-licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist based in Rockville, Maryland. She is the owner of Flourish and Balance Integrative Medicine, a hybrid mobile/brick and mortar integrative medicine practice.
Dr. McCarter is also a consultant that facilitates organizations in their work of establishing a standard of equity, inclusion, and diversity and applying that standard to the work they do and the services they provide. She has served as adjunct faculty and Co-Director of the Daniel K. Church Center for Social Justice and Diversity at Bastyr University-Washington. In these roles she was involved in curriculum design, development and implementation, and accreditation standards review. She developed and delivered workshops and training on social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion for staff, students and faculty. She has also been a featured panelist and conference presenter on cultural humility, diversity and inclusion specifically as they relate to healthcare delivery and education.
Dr. McCarter currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Black Naturopathic Physicians (NABNP) and serving as President, The Black Acupuncturist Association (BAA) serving as Treasurer and the Acupuncture and as a commissioner for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and serves as Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Board of the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) and serves as Vice-President of Accreditation and Chair of the Education Standards and Equity & Access committees.
Dr. McCarter completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and MS in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine at Bastyr University-Washington and BS degrees in Biology and Mathematics at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA.
History: Critical in both medicine and health equity.
You've made a statement, now what?
Neil McKinney, ND
Landon Opunui, ND
Jodie Peacock, ND
Dr. McKinney has a BSc. in Biosciences from Simon Fraser University,studied kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, and received a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from NCNM in 1985. Trained 3 years in TCM at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He was in cancer research for several years including novel radiation therapies and radiosensitizing drugs. He has held many positions in the regulation of the profession including Registrar of CNPBC. He has received a number of awards for contributions to advancing the scope and standards of the naturopathic profession Founded the BC Naturopathic Association www.bcna.ca and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine www.binm.org Professor of Naturopathic Oncology (retired) , and author of several books on naturopathic oncology. Lectures to doctors internationally; and contributes to publications for professionals and the public. Practiced 35.5 years with a focus on integrative oncology.
Mining the CBC for Clinical Pearls – the Indices and Ratios that Reveal Homeostasis
Managing Cancer Stem Cells
Native Hawaiian Concepts of Wellbeing
Dr. Jodie Peacock ND is a 2006 graduate of CCNM and she currently practices at the Root of Health in Oakville, Canada. Her practice focuses on hormonal health especially fertility and preconception and pregnancy care. Jodie is the founder of the Canadian Fertility show which started in 2018 to help educate the public on the importance of preconception health. She has authored the book titled Preconceived a patient’s resource guide to optimizing health before pregnancy. All to help change the conversation around fertility and the environment to improve the health of our next generation. Jodie is the chief medical officer of NFH a Canadian nutraceutical company.
PCOS – how are you treating it?
Suzanne Rosenberg, RPh
Amy Rothenberg ND
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP
Compounds for Chronic Sinusitis
Dr. Amy Rothenberg has enjoyed practice since 1986. She loves working with individuals and families to support good health and family harmony. Her work with patients informs and inspires her writing for the Huffington Post, Medium, Elephant Journal, Thrive Global and more. Her book, The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice & Other Stories From Natural Medicine was published in 2010. She spearheaded the successful licensure effort in Massachusetts. Dr. Rothenberg is the AANP 2017 Physician of the Year. With her husband and partner, Paul Herscu ND, MPH, she founded and teaches through the New England School of Homeopathy, encouraging thousands of prescribers to learn, understand and utilize homeopathy, helping uphold the vitalistic tradition within naturopathic medicine. Together they raised three wonderful children. In her spare time, Dr. Rothenberg can be found hiking the hills and field of her neighborhood, in her art studio, training for triathlons & on ballroom dance floor!
Stand & Deliver to Promote Naturopathic Medicine
As a tool for communicating with patients and other doctors, as a mode for self-reflection and expression and as an essential component in the world of naturopathic medicine advocacy, writing is a key skill to nurture and develop. Dr. Rothenberg will share her distillation of the most essential elements, with practical, you-can-use-tomorrow advice and resources.
Part Two: How to Give a Kick-Butt Talk
Dr. Rothenberg will delineate the major “dos and don’ts” and share practical advice, from both her successes and failures, derived from decades of public speaking for lay audiences, colleagues, in business settings and the legislative arena. Don’t miss her cheat- sheet to help you give the best talk you can according to your temperament and style.
How Bile, Intestinal Epithelium and the Microbiota Control Homeostasis
How to Order and Interpret GI Imaging to Get the Case Solving Information
I see many patients that suffer from chronic digestive problems, have have extensive diagnostic workups and still either have no definitive diagnosis and, because of that, no effective treatment. I find it is often highly enlightening and often diagnostic to send for and study any esophagoduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy reports as well as biopsy reports. These will often will reveal essential information. I find a major pitfall is relying on patient recall for these details. Key findings will be lost if the patient does not remember, was not told or did not understand. I will explain how to read these reports in order to gain the full benefit from these studies and some key things to consider in treatment. I will focus on how and why to order an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), conditions typically assessed by EGD/biopsy; how to order and key points to interpretation of a gastric emptying study, HIDA scan and colonoscopy with biopsy. Don’t ignore essential details hidden in the workup that can make all the difference for your patient’s outcome!
Jocelyn Strand, ND
Marco Vespignani, ND
Watch Your Mouth! Systemic Implications of Oral Health
Bouncing Back From Brain Injury
The brain is in many ways the final frontier of medical care. Clinicians, researchers and lay public are learning more each year that our brains ability to heal and change is unlike any other part of the body, and yet treatments for brain injury are still widely unknown and unexplored. In this session, we will discuss current and emerging therapies that emphasize the neuroregenerative and neuroplastic capabilities of the central nervous system as it relates to traumatic, acquired brain injuries as well as approaches that may impact diseases of aging and neurodegeneration.
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