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Respiratory Medicine Conference: Inspiring Health

Saturday & Sunday, October 18–19, 2014
NCNM Mitchell Hall, Academic Building 310, Map & Directions

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Lung diseases affect millions of Americans. Lung cancer was the most common cancer worldwide contributing 13 percent of the total number of new cases diagnosed in 2012. COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is the third leading cause of death in the United States.¹ Asthma makes breathing difficult for 20 million Americans, both young and old.¹ ² Odds are, a number of your patients will face a pulmonary disease or challenge in the next year.  

This conference is designed for the general primary care physician who is looking for ways to help their patients preserve vital lung capacity and enjoy optimal health. Presentations to include explanation, discussion and/or demonstration of:

  • Primary Care Updates on COPD, Lung Cancer and Asthma, Cardiovascular Correlates

  • Prescription Medication Management and Alternatives

  • In-house Screening and Diagnostic Methods

  • Preventative and Restorative Approaches

  • Therapeutic Breathing Techniques

Speakers

Learn from our colleagues in the cardio and pulmonary medical specialties, as well as from those in the naturopathic profession. The schedule of expert speakers includes:

Hataya “Kristy” Poonyagariyagorn, MD: Dr. Poonyagariyagorn, Portland-area pulmonologist will discuss primary care diagnostics and therapies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She will explain mechanisms of disease and treatment, and how to determine when to refer a patient to a specialist.

 

Peter Banitt, MD: Dr. Banitt, a Portland-area cardiologist, will present cardiologic correlates of pulmonary diseases and how they can be interrelated. He will explain primary care perspectives of diagnosis, drug therapy and monitoring, as well as important elements of patient screening and referral.  

 

Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh: Dr. Fleetwood, a Seattle-based naturopathic physician will draw on her background as a pharmacist to review and update primary care providers on the most commonly prescribed asthma and allergy medications. She will discuss strategies and concerns for helping patients transition away from their drug prescriptions and toward naturopathic analogs, alternatives and lifestyle choices.   

Brad Lichtenstein, ND, DHANP: Dr. Lichtenstein, a Seattle-based naturopathic physician and breath-work expert will explain the physiology and biochemistry of respiration which are key to the understanding and application of breathing therapies. He will describe relevance of acid/base chemistry, heart rate variability and stress management through parasympathetic nervous system activation; and, demonstrate simple techniques to use with your patients. 

Sussanna Czeranko, ND, BBE: Dr. Czeranko, naturopathic medical historian and nature cure expert, will present on Buteyko breathing techniques. She will describe history of its clinical use, the mechanisms of its actions, and its clinical efficacy in respiratory conditions, as well as systemic conditions. She will demonstrate applicable techniques to teach your patients.

Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO: Dr. Boice, a naturopathic physician from Tulsa, Oklahoma, will present principles and applications of the ancient Chinese medical system of Qi Gong for the primary care naturopathic practice. She will differentiate different forms of Qi gong and explain how they can be applied in various clinical presentations, as well as cautions and contraindicated conditions. She will teach a few examples of gentle, yet powerful form of medicine. 

Eric Blake ND, MSOM, DAc: Dr. Blake, Portland-area naturopathic physician, will share his expertise in physiotherapy and hydrotherapy for treating acute and chronic respiratory conditions. From upper respiratory tract infections to chronic degenerative lung diseases, learn how you can implement these minimally invasive techniques into your clinical practice.

 


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    CE Information: 10-14 CEUs to be applied for through OBNM

 

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

 

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WEBINAR REGISTRATION

 

Super Early Bird
Ends Sept. 21

Early Bird
Ends Oct. 5


After Oct. 5

 

Health Care Practitioners

$275

$300

$350

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NCNM Alumni

$250

$275

$325

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NCNM Faculty & 2nd-year NDs

$225

$250

$300

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NCNM Students

$50

$75

$125

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1. http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/

2. http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8