The Functional Medicine Approach to Hormone Balance

Venue: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 29, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 30, 2011
Registration Date: Mar 25, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 25, 2011
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Description

This program is designed to provide practitioners insight into the assessment and management of symptoms commonly associated with hormone imbalances in men and women. Demonstrated primarily in case study format, discussions will include treatment options for various issues associated with hormone imbalance, including physiology, hormone restoration, pharmacologic approaches, nutritional influences, and lifestyle factors affecting outcomes.


Speakers: Jennifer Landa, MD, FAARM;
Lena Edwards, MD, FAARM; Bob Wood, RPh;
David Zava, PhD
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
163 East Walton Place • Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 751-8100 or for reservations (800) 621-8140
Earn up to 14 CPE, CME, CNE hours
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Conference registration fee: $650
Conference registration fee with Amazon Kindle: $775
(cut-off date for this registation is March 25, 2011)

Topics will include:
The assessment and treatment options for various disease states associated with hormonal imbalance, including osteoporosis, contraception, memory and cognitive function, and sexual dysfunction.
The importance of iodine and its relationship to overall health.
Case studies providing insight into the interpretation of laboratory testing for hormones.
The clinical significance of ovarian function including the physiology and development of the ovaries.Objectives:

BHRT: Testing and Treatment Options & Medical Problems Associated with Menopause Lena Edwards, MD 1.5 hr
 Provide insights on the balancing of hormones and the effects on various imbalance symptoms and disease states
 Discuss diagnostic testing evaluations, treatment options, and follow-up for different hormonal imbalance states
 Describe common medical issues of aging and their relationship to hormone deficiencies and imbalances
 Explain how hormone and endocrine restoration of levels and balance effect common medical disorders associated with menopause or aging in the female

Clinical Case Studies: Hot Flashes, Bleeding Disorders, and Sexual Dysfunction Jennifer Landa, MD 2.0 hr
 Explain the basic pathophysiology of hot flashes associated with hormonal imbalances
 Discuss assessment and treatment strategies for addressing hot flashes
 Describe common bleeding issues in woman of all ages and treatment alternatives
 Discuss the role of hormone restoration and balancing for bleeding disorders
 Discuss the basic pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment options for sexual dysfunction
 Discuss adjunctive therapies and lifestyle influences for sexual dysfunction

Insights into the Importance of Iodine David Zava, PhD 1.5 hr
• Examine iodine and its relationship to overall health
• Explain the importance of iodine in respect to abnormalities of the reproductive tract
• Discuss the significance of iodine status and breast cancer risk
• Discuss the significance of iodine and estrogen metabolism, lipid oxidation and PPAR receptor function

The Clinical Significance of Ovarian Function Bob Wood, RPh 2.0 hr
• Discuss the physiology and development of the ovaries
• Understand follicular development
• Explain the correlation and interactions between follicular function and hormone production
• Discuss the physiological factors that affect function of the ovaries
• Discuss disruption of ovarian dysfunction and the resulting effects on symptomology and disease states,
including weight gain, insulin resistance, PCOS and bleeding disorders

Clinical Case Studies: Memory/Cognitive Function and Mood Disorders Lena Edwards, MD 1.0 hr
 Explain the basic pathophysiology for memory and cognitive function issues associated with hormonal imbalances
 Explain the basic pathophysiology of mood disorders associated with hormonal imbalances
 Describe assessment and treatment strategies for addressing memory, cognitive function and mood disorders
 Discuss the role of hormone restoration and balancing for memory, cognitive function, and mood disorders
 Discuss adjunctive therapies and lifestyle influences for memory, cognitive function and mood disorders



Clinical Case Studies: Osteoporosis and Hormone Interrelationships Lena Edwards, MD 1.0 hr
 Explain the basic pathophysiology, assessment ,and treatment options for osteoporosis
 Describe assessment and treatment strategies for osteopenia and osteoporosis
 Discuss the role of hormone restoration and balancing in addressing osteoporosis
 Discuss adjunctive therapies and lifestyle influences for osteoporosis
 Discuss the interactions of the sex steroid hormones and the clinical significance of such interactions
 Discuss the interaction of the sex steroids and other endocrine hormones and the clinical significance of such interactions

Clinical Case Studies: Sleep Disorders Jennifer Landa, MD 1.5 hr
 Explain the basic pathophysiology, assessment ,and treatment options for sleep disorders associated with hormone imbalances
 Describe assessment and treatment strategies for sleeping disorders
 Discuss the role of hormone restoration and balancing for sleeping disorders
 Discuss adjunctive therapies and lifestyle influences for sleeping disorders

Clinical Case Studies: Weight Management Jennifer Landa, MD 1.0 hr
 Explain the basic pathophysiology, assessment ,and treatment options for weight issues associated with hormone imbalances
 Describe assessment and treatment strategies for healthy weight management
 Discuss the role of hormone restoration and balancing for maintenance of proper weight
 Discuss adjunctive therapies and lifestyle influences for weight management issues

Interactive Patient Case Reports David Zava, PhD 1.5 hr
• Provide insight into interpretation of clinical laboratory testing for hormones
• Discuss typical patterns of hormonal imbalances seen in specific disorders or treatments
• Discuss assessment and treatment of hormone imbalances using medical history, patient assessment, hormone levels and symptoms

Clinical Case Studies: PCOD and Endometriosis Lena Edwards, MD 1.0 hr
 Explain the basic pathophysiology for PCOD and Endometriosis
 Describe assessment and treatment strategies for addressing PCOD and Endometriosis
 Discuss the role of hormone restoration and balancing for PCOD and Endometriosis
 Discuss adjunctive therapies and lifestyle influences for PCOD and Endometriosis

Venue

163 East Walton Place
Chicago
Illinois
United States
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Additional Information

Conference registration fee: $650 Conference registration fee with Amazon Kindle: $775

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