2013 HANP Case Conference Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

and registration

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Introduction and welcome

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Joe Kellerstein, ND, DHANP

The  Case for Clarity

“The history of homeopathy is filled with examples of attempts at simplifying the method and making the practice easier.  It is not to everybody’s taste to follow Hahnemann’s intransigent approach…Again and again they tried to find shortcuts and to compare disease entities and other theoretical abstractions to each other, instead of comparing the subjective individual symptoms.”  – G Von Keller (Homoeopathy Simplified).

Why would this have happened at all? In turning to my own experience in practice the first seemingly insurmountable obstacle to practicing in a Hahnemannian way was “how do I get sufficient high quality symptoms enabling a decisive totality.” An attempted answer is the creation of a new concept in Homoeopathic education. A training that can be as condensed as four days. “Coaching the Essential Skills of Case Taking.”

The course is an experiential training in the essentials of questioning for Homoeopathy with derivations from NLP and Clean Language (David Grove). This is a presentation of the thinking and principles underlying this effort.

12:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.

Lunch with panel discussion on preserving vitalism and homeopathy in ND schools.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Lisa Amerine, ND, DHANP

The Necessity of Provings

Provings are a vital part to the knowledge of our homeopathic materia medica.  How is a proving conducted in a scientific manor that generates accurate results which can be added to our valuable materia medica? Dr. Lisa Amerine, homeopath and  naturopathic physician offers insights to this important question in her presentation about the history of provings history and their applications in modernity.

Learning objectives

1.  Why are provings still needed 

2.  How is a proving conducted 

3.  What is done with the information once it is obtained? 

4.  Cured cases of a well done proving

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Doug Brown, NP, CCH

The Key to the Remedy: Embracing the Unknown

Often we find ourselves thinking of a possible remedy early on in the interview. This is unavoidable, as we have in our heads so much knowledge of so many remedies; it would be a surprise if the patient’s story didn’t evoke our mental associations with keynotes and rubrics we have studies. But these associations, and especially our attachment to them, are the biggest obstacles to finding the remedy. In this talk I will explain why, and talk more generally about how our own fear of not knowing blinds us to what is in front of us.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the power of our own insecurity in prematurely concluding our case-taking;

  • Recognize how, no matter how little we know or perceive, the correct remedy will always be waiting to express itself in the patient;

  • Enhance the power to perceive how what is present differs from what one expects or desires.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

and registration

9:00 a.m. – Noon
Will Taylor, MD


12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch with presentation by Wolf Aulenbacher, Hevert Pharmaceuticals, LLC

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Les Moore, ND, DHANP

Hospital Homeopathy

This lecture will examine the history of homeopathy at Clifton Springs Hospital, the work of Henry Foster, MD, and my twelve year experience practicing homeopathy in a hospital in all areas, including outpatient, inpatient, cancer center, emergency department, behavioral health, intensive care, joint replacement center, veteran care, and addictions recovery center.

Learning Objectives
Participants will learn:

  • History of one of early pioneers of homeopathy and the hospital he founded.

  • The application of homeopathy in a hospital setting.

  • The use of particular remedies suited to some clinical settings.

  • How to set up homeopathy in hospital settings.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Brad Lichtenstein, ND

Removing the Obstacles to Cure and Stimulating the Vis Medicatrix Naturae before Giving a Remedy

More frequently than we may like to admit it, patients may improve before ever receiving the first dose of a remedy.  Hahnemann reminds us in Aphorism 3 that the practice of homeopathy does not rest with finding the right remedy, but knowing what needs to be healed and clearing away the obstacles to cure. As Homeopaths in general, and Naturopathic Physicians in particular, well-selected medicines are only ONE aspect to this dynamic, vitalistic system of medicine. HOW we are with patients, our approach, manner, and caring, our relentless quest to know the person seated before us has a profound impact on the state of the nervous system, which in itself may be the most important and profound healing of all. 

This talk will explore the power of healing presence in context of attachment theory, neuroscience, placebo, psychology and immune system. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Homeopathy in Context of Naturopathic Philosophy – Reviewing Naturopathic Therapeutic Order and Naturopathic Model of Healing

  • Examine the concept of Vitalism in comparison to Mechanism

  • Introduce the concept of Healing Presence

  • Discuss Key Concepts of Psychology - Attachment theory, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Regard in Relationship to Neuroscience and Limbic Resonance