Alumni Holiday Homecoming CE Extravaganza
Dominic Anaya, DO: Anatomy Lab: Human Body in Health and Disease
9:00 - Noon
Dr. Dominic Anaya, NCNM’s Anatomy Lab Director and Prosector, will explain the anatomical features and pathological processes evident in the tissue exposed via prosection, and field questions with regard to clinical relevance. This month’s module features the Back and Spinal Column, which will aid health care professionals to better understand the structures and be better equipped to diagnose and treat patients with back pain. For more information (click to the anatomy page)
Sara Love, ND: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million in the US, making it one of the most common reasons for patients to seek medical care. Unfortunately, pain management, including the appropriate use of opioids, is not well covered in medical training. Moreover, there are inadequate numbers of pain management specialists to help generalist providers manage these patients. This presentation designed to help you safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics. (3CEUs Pharmacy)
Siamak Shirazi, PhD: Introduction to Emotional Energy Transformation
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
EET is based on Dr. Shirazi's research and work over the past 20 years to enhance the ability of accessing our vast internal resources, to heal ourselves. The foundation of EET stems from centuries of Eastern philosophy. It provides easy, practical tools to understand the energetic aspect of our feelings. EET will provide you a new capability to control your feelings, to harness your emotions, and to achieve your goals. It provides unmatched insight into managing your personal power. Dr. Shirazi has created the EET project based on his work as a Wellness Based Medical provider, and to share his unique perspective and empower you to transform, from within.
Ariel Policano: Dirty Electricity: Health Hazards in the Home and Office
10:30 a.m. - Noon
In this presentation, Dr. Policano will explain Dirty Electricity, a new frontier of environmental exposures which may be a contributing factor to chronic disease. Find out how these dangers are measured, where they tend to be the highest, and what is known about effects on the human body. Help your patients learn what they can do to minimize their exposure.
Courtney Jackson, ND: Food as Medicine
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
We tell our patients they should eat better, but often our patients need more than a list of what not to eat. In this presentation, Dr. Jackson will summarize discoveries made through NCNM’s ECO Project regarding teaching the public about nutrition. From what motivates different demographics of people to eat healthier, to navigating pitfalls, to ultimately helping members of the community effect long-term behavior change for a healthier lifestyle. Use these pearls to help your patients make a change for good!
Sussanna Czeranko, ND, BBE: Origins of Naturopathic Medicine
10:00 a.m. - Noon
In this presenation, Dr. Czeranko will discuss topics featured in her recently published book of the same title. She will draw from concepts including the medical laws of Naturopathy, various therapies, health resorts and clinics founded, colleges and school needs, medical legislations of the time, legal issues faced, strategies to discredit Naturopathy, issues of medical freedom, Convention business, physical therapy, and much more.
Jim Cleaver, LAc: AcuPoint Updates and Clarification
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
In this presentation and discussion of ten common points, Jim Cleaver will explain the new point locations from the World Health Organization. He will clarify common misinterpretations and will go over some the acupoint locations, clinical application, cautions and contraindications, etc.
Chris Browne, DC: Foot and Ankle Clinic
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
In this hands-on workshop, Dr. Browne will demonstrate foot and ankle assessment and manipulation, including both low- and high-velocity techniques. Reacquaint yourself with these foundational joints and help your patients stay in balance, literally!
Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH: Health in Nature: the Obvious Solution
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
In this presentation, Dr. Beil will share the findings of his research, which demonstrate that getting out in nature is truly vital to health and healing of the human body. From physical body to the mental emotional plane, you can help your patients access their vis medicatrix naturae with low-cost, low-impact strategies.
Orna Izakson, ND RH (AHG): Herbal Polycrests
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Herbalism is one of the cornerstones of natural medicine, and one with infinite possibilities and nuance. But sometimes those complexities drive practitioners toward prepackaged formulae – or away from herbal practice entirely. This talk reintroduces herbalism from a polycrest perspective. We will cover 7-10 key botanical medicines, covering most major organ systems, to help natural-medicine practitioners return to their traditional herbal roots.
Sussanna Czeranko, ND, Megan Golani, ND, Joanna May, ND: Clinical Hydrotherapy – Review constitutional hydrotherapy with a lesson from history and current clinical pearls offered by three doctors who have had experience using this therapy. Get hands-on practice with constitutional and other forms of hydrotherapy with clinical rationale for selecting each one.
Marnie Loomis, ND: Ethics of Professional Burnout, BONUS Noon Lecture – Dr. Loomis will outline myriad ways that professional healthcare practitioners can become burned out, why it is an ethical issue, how it impacts patient care, and provide strategies for preventing and treating this burnout, so you can provide the best care for your patients.
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