The Prevention of Heart Attacks and Strokes: A Disease-Inflammatory Approach

The Prevention of Heart Attacks and Strokes: A Disease-Inflammatory Approach

Speaker Name/Credentials

Amy L. Doneen, DNP, ARNP
Medical Director – Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center, Co-Founder – Bale/Doneen Method, Adjunct Professor – Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Spokane, WA

Estimated time of Talk

30 minutes

Description

This webinar will cover imaging modalities and biomarkers for the identification of cardiovascular disease.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the techniques to assess for the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis.
  • Understand event reality and the general concept of atherosclerosis and vascular inflammation.
  • Understand the various root causes associated with the development of vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis.

Conflicts of Interest

Consultant – Cleveland HeartLab

Consultant – MyGenetics

Practical Aspects of Managing Obesity and Hypogonadism in Men

Practical Aspects of Managing Obesity and Hypogonadism in Men

Speaker Name/Credentials

Steven Lamm, MD
Clinical Professor and Medical Director, The Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health, NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Estimated time of Talk

30 minutes

Description

This webinar will cover clinical management of obesity and hypogonadism in Men.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to diagnose hypogonadism.
  • Understand the impact of obesity on sexual function.
  • Understand the bidirectional relationship between obesity and hypogonadism.

Conflicts of Interest

Speaker – AVEED
Speaker – ENDO
Speaker – Takeda

Women’s Health and Hormones: A Functional Approach

Women’s Health and Hormones: A Functional Approach

Speaker Name/Credentials

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, AAARM, ABFM
Private Practice, Capitola, CA

Estimated time of Talk

30 minutes

Description

This webinar will cover symptoms and underlying causes of hormonal imbalance in women.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand insulin’s role in peri-menopause and/or menopause.
  • Understand symptoms and diagnosis associated with high or low cortisol.
  • Understand the relationship between sex hormones and the adrenal and thyroid glands.
  • Understand the estrogen metabolism in peri-menopause/menopausal period.
  • Understand symptoms and their cause(s) common in peri-menopause/menopausal women.

Conflicts of Interest

None

Pharmacological Principles of Treating Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Pharmacological Principles of Treating Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Speaker Name/Credentials

Blair Geho, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor and Chief Translational Officer
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

Learning Objectives

  • Review of normal insulin physiology
  • Review of glucose metabolism in type 1 diabetes: Correction of common misunderstandings
  • Strategies to correct deficiencies of current insulin therapy of type 1 diabetes mellitus

Conflicts of Interest

Founder, Chief Scientific Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Diasome Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

A Primer in Fatty Acids: Why We Need to Understand Fish Oil

A Primer in Fatty Acids: Why We Need to Understand Fish Oil

Speaker Name/Credentials

Seth Baum, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACPM, FNLA
President-Elect, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
Medical Director, Women’s Preventive Cardiology
Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer
MB Clinical Research

Estimated time of Talk

45 minutes

Learning Objectives

  • Define the common fats and fatty acids
  • Understand EPA, DHA, and their derivatives
  • Examine the flaws in Omega-3 CVD Intervention Trials
  • Learn to read a label
  • Understand omega-3 testing and why it makes a difference to test our patients

Conflicts of Interest

AstraZeneca Research/Consultant/Speaker
Regeneron/Sanofi Research
Akcea Research/Consultant
Formulated VitalOils1000TM
Wife owns VitalRemedyMD, Inc.

New Concepts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension: The Role of Endothelial Function, Vascular Biology, Nitric Oxide, ADMA and SDMA

New Concepts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension

Speaker Name/Credentials

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, FAARM
Director, Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology
Saint Thomas West Hospital
Nashville, TN

For more information about Dr. Houston, please visit:
http://hypertensioninstitute.com/doctor/dr-mark-houston/

Estimated time of Talk

45 minutes

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the pathogenesis of hypertension and Endothelial Dysfunction
  • Review the role of vascular biology, three finite vascular responses (inflammation, oxidative stress and vascular immune function), plasma renin activity (PRA) and aldosterone to select optimal integrative anti-hypertensive therapy to reduce BP and decrease CVD.
  • Review the role of Nitric Oxide, ADMA and SDMA in hypertension and CVD
  • Review diagnostic testing for hypertension: 24 hour ambulatory BP (ABM), endothelial function and arterial compliance testing.
  • Be able to prioritize and personalize the most important nutritional, nutraceutical supplements and life style treatments for hypertension

Conflicts of Interest

Dr. Houston is an independent contractor/consultant for Biotics Research, Spectracell, Designs for Health, Thorne, Vibrant America Labs, Cleveland HeartLab and AC Grace and he is on the review panel/board for Designs for Health, Thorne, Boston Heart Lab, Itamar and receives grants from private industry from Biotics, Thorne and Neogenis.

DHEA and Testosterone: The Forgotten Hormones of Menopause

 Tara Scott Forgotten Hormones of Menopause

Speaker Name / Credentials

Tara Scott, MD, FACOG, CNMP, ABAARM
Chief Medical Officer, Revitalize Medical Group
Akron, OH

Estimated time of Talk

45 minutes

Description

This webinar will review the physiology and current literature around DHEA and testosterone.

Learning Objectives

  • Review women’s hormones and their functions
  • Review the history of hormone replacement
  • Discuss the androgens DHEA and testosterone, their functions and benefits to the body
  • Discuss current literature regarding these androgens

Disclosures

Independent Consultant/ Speaker, LP3 Network
Speaker, Metagenics
Speaker, Vertical Pharmaceuticals

Diabesity and Insulin Resistance from a Functional Medicine Perspective

Filomena Trindade Insulin Resistance

Speaker Name / Credentials

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH
Private practice Capitola, CA

Estimated time of Talk

45 minutes

Description

This webinar will cover root causes of insulin resistance with special focus on how to identify it early and appropriate interventions.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand diabesity and insulin resistance and its contributors
  • Identify what symptoms to look for in a patient’s history and what questions to ask
  • Identify clinical signs of insulin resistance
  • Understand the continuum of insulin resistance
  • Identify laboratory measures to diagnose insulin resistance
  • Understand how to intervene early to reverse insulin resistance or keep it from progressing

Disclosures

Member of Genova Diagnostics speakers Bureau.

The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease

Robert Rountree The Human Microbiome

Speaker Name / Credentials

Robert Rountree, MD
Boulder Wellcare
Boulder, CO

Estimated time of Talk

55 minutes

Description

This webinar will review the health impacts of the human gut microbiome.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the composition of the human microbiome
  • Learn the functions of the microbial metagenome
  • Discuss the role of diet and environmental factors on microbial diversity and composition
  • Explore the impact of alterations in the microbiome on human health

Disclosures

Independent contractor/consultant/speaker for Thorne Research, Albion Laboratories, Genova Diagnostics.

Dietary Adjuncts and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction

Kevin Maki Dietary Adjuncts

Speaker Name / Credentials

Kevin C. Maki, PhD, CLS, FNLA, FTOS, FACN
Midwest Center for Metabolic & Cardiovascular Research, Chicago, Illinois

Estimated time of Talk

45 minutes

Description

This webinar will review the National Lipid Association recommendations for dietary modifications intended to lower levels of atherogenic cholesterol [low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C)], with an emphasis on dietary adjuncts to a diet low in saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol.

Learning Objectives

  • Review lipids and lipoproteins and their relationship to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk.
  • Discuss genetic variants associated with altered lipoprotein profiles and their relationships to ASCVD risk.
  • Discuss how dietary adjuncts, with or without pharmacological intervention, work to lower levels of LDL-C and non-HDL-C.
  • Review the effects of a combining a “portfolio” of dietary strategies on circulating levels of atherogenic cholesterol.

Disclosures

Dr. Maki is on the scientific advisory board or has consulted for AstraZeneca, Pharmavite, Matinas BioPharma, Sancilio & Co., National Dairy Council, Egg Nutrition Center, and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and has received research grants from DuPont, AstraZeneca, AbbVie, ACH Foods, Matinas BioPharma, Shaklee, Egg Nutrition Center, National Dairy Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Sancilio & Co.

Vascular Inflammation and Nitric Oxide: Bridging Diagnostics to Personalized Therapies

 Nathan Bryan Vascular Inflammation and NO

Speaker Name / Credentials

Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Estimated time of Talk

45 minutes

Description

This webinar will cover the importance of nitric oxide in vascular inflammation and how it relates to specific diagnostics.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the regulation of vascular and systemic NO production
  • Describe the link between inflammation and NO
  • Reveal novel strategies to replete NO production and suppress inflammation

Disclosures

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Neogenis Labs, Inc.

An Integrative Medicine Approach to the Management of Cardiometabolic Disease

Joseph Lamb Cardiometabolic Disease

Speaker Name / Credentials

Joseph J. Lamb, MD
Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology
Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN

Estimated time of Talk

45 minutes

Description

This webinar will cover nutritional and lifestyle approaches to insulin resistance and cardiometabolic disease.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants should be able to recognize the physiologic connections between environment (nutritional and lifestyle choices) and gene expression as an influence upon phenotypic expression of insulin resistance and cardiometabolic disease.
  • Participants should be able to recommend nutritional and lifestyle medicine approaches in a personalized, evidence-based approach for insulin resistance and cardiometabolic disease.
  • Participants should be able to understand use of phytonutrients, medical foods, and lifestyle change programs as nutritional support for relevant chronic diseases.

Disclosures

Consultant for Nature’s Sunshine Products, Stockholder in KinDex Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

ADMA/SDMA to Assess Endothelial Health

Mark Houston ADMA/SDMA

Speaker Name / Credentials

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, FAARM
Hypertension Institute of Nashville, Nashville, TN

Estimated time of Talk

30 minutes

Description

This webinar will cover the role of ADMA/SDMA in the assessment of endothelial health.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of ADMA and SDMA in vascular disease and renal dysfunction.
  • Understand the role of vascular biology in atherosclerosis vascular disease, CHD and CVD.
  • Understand the role of endothelial dysfunction and nitric oxide in CVD.
  • Understand how inflammation, oxidative stress and vascular immune dysfunction promote CVD and CHD.

Disclosures

Independent contractor/consultant/speaker/researcher for Itamar, Biotics Research, Spectracell, BHL, CHL, CardioDX, Neogenis, Designs for Health, Thorne and AC Grace.

Tame the Flames of PCOS: A Unique Integrative Approach

Felice Gersh Bariatric Surgery

Speaker Name / Credentials

Felice Gersh, MD
Medical Director, Integrative Medical Group of Irvine
Attending Faculty, USC Keck School of Medicine

Estimated time of Talk

30 minutes

Description

This webinar will review polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) including how it manifests and how it can be managed.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the metabolic complexity behind PCOS
  • Identify those who are at risk of PCOS, what the symptoms are, and how to diagnose it
  • Review the current available treatments and those on the horizon
  • Understand how patients can live a ‘normal’ life with PCOS

Disclosures

Dr. Gersh is a consultant and speaker for Cleveland HeartLab, Inc.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH): Underdiagnosed and Undertreated

Seth Baum Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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Speaker Name / Credentials

Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACPM, FNLA
Medical Director, Women’s Preventive Cardiology
Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute

Estimated time of Talk

45 minutes

Description

This webinar will review the pathophysiology of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) as well as how to identify it and manage it using current and emerging therapies.

Learning Objectives

  • Review lipids and lipoproteins
  • Discuss FH as a genetic disorder
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of FH and how to screen and diagnose the disorder
  • Review the current management options and emerging therapies for FH

Disclosures

Dr. Baum is on the speaker’s bureau for Genzyme and a consultant for Aegerion, Kowa, and Solstas Lab Partners.

The Power of Sleep: A Key to Addressing Inflammation and Optimizing Health

Param Dedhia The Power of Sleep

Speaker Name / Credentials

Param Dedhia, MD
Director of Sleep Medicine, Canyon Ranch

Estimated time of Talk

30 minutes

Description

This webcast will cover the importance of sleep as it relates to various comorbidities, inflammation and long-term cardiovascular risk.

Learning Objectives

  • Present the power of sleep as a key for optimal health
  • Illuminate the sleep-inflammation connection
  • Offer tips and clinical pearls for best sleep

Disclosures

None

Assessing Cardiovascular Risk Through the Use of Inflammation Testing

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Speaker Name / Credentials

Marc Penn, MD, PhD, FACC
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Cleveland HeartLab, Inc.

Estimated time of Talk

40 minutes

Description

This webcast will overview inflammatory biomarker testing for cardiovascular risk assessment

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the management of heart disease risk
  • Understand the national behind inflammation testing
  • Discuss multiple inflammatory biomarkers and how they can allow for greater risk stratification

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Internal Medicine, and Specialists

Why We Get Fat?: An Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

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Speaker Name / Credentials

Gary Taubes
Author, American science writer

Estimated time of Talk

40 minutes

Description

This webcast will overview the question of what’s making us fat and how we can change

Learning Objectives

  • Reveal the good and bad nutritional science of the last century
  • Address foods that should be eaten and avoided
  • Describe the role exercise and genetics play in our weight

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Internal Medicine, and Specialists

Assessment of Heart Failure: Early Identification and Across the Spectrum

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Speaker Name/Credentials

James L. Januzzi, Jr. MD, FACC, FESC
Hutter Family Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; DeSanctis Endowed Clinical Scholar, Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiometabolic Trial Group, Harvard Clinical Research Institute

Estimated Time of Talk

40 minutes

Description

This webcast will cover identification, assessment, biomarkers and treatment considerations for heart failure.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify biomarkers that may help to recognize and manage patients with heart failure
  • Understand how to optimally use natriuretic peptides in the acute diagnosis of heart failure

Target Audience                                             

Primary Care Physicians, Internal Medicine and, Specialists

Conflicts of Interest

Grants: Roche Diagnostics, Critical Diagnostics, Singulex, Thermo Fisher
Consulting and/or CEC participation: Roche Diagnostics, Critical Diagnostics, Amgen, Zensun, Novartis, Radiometer, Boeringer-Ingelheim

 

Wading Through the Sea of Fish Oil Choices: How do we sort science from marketing?

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Speaker Name/Credentials

Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACPM, FNLA
Director, Women’s Preventive Cardiology, BRRH

Estimated Time of Talk

30 minutes

Description

This webcast will review the metabolism and clinical importance of omega-3 fatty acids, and overview the intervention trials associated with supplementation.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the definitions of triglycerides, saturated/unsaturated fatty acids and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids
  • Understand how to properly read a fish oil label
  • Understand EPA, DHA and their derivatives
  • Review the largest omega-3 CVD intervention trials

Target Audience                                                   

Primary Care Physicians, Internal Medicine and, Specialists

Conflicts of Interest

Dr. Baum is a formulator of VitalOils 1000 and Treasurer of ISSFAL

 

Treating the Cause to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

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Speaker Name / Credentials

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. MD
Director, Cardiovascular Prevention & Reversal Program
The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

Estimated Time of Talk

45 mins.

Description

This webcast will present on the importance of what we eat and how it may contribute to Cardiovascular disease.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the impact a plant based diet may have on cardiovascular disease risk
  • Discuss how what we eat can impact our quality of life
  • Review present day approaches to treating cardiovascular disease and options to alter the approach to address the cause

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Internal Medicine and, Specialists

Conflicts of Interest

None

Imaging & Inflammation: Applying the Evidence to Clinical Practice

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Speaker Name/Credentials

Amy L. Doneen, DNP, ARNP
Adjunct Professor at TTUHS School of Nursing
Director of the Heart Health & Stroke Prevention Center
Spokane, Washington

Estimated time of Talk

40 minutes

Description

This webcast will overview the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease and the use of different biomarkers and imaging modalities for risk assessment.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the magnitude of vascular disease
  • Describe Atherosclerosis as a silent threat and Inflammation as the catalyst for an event
  • Describe the use of inflammatory biomarkers for clinical application
  • Share a case application of using biomarkers and imaging to best assess risk

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Internal Medicine and, Specialists 

Disclosures

Co-founder of the Bale/Doneen Method for the prevention of Heart Attack, Stroke & Diabetes.
Consultant and speaker for Cleveland HeartLab, Inc.
Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences School of Nursing

 

Assessing Risk of Heart Failure: A Closer Look at the Clinical Utility of Galectin-3

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Speaker Name/Credentials:

Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FCCP, FNKF
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Estimated time of Talk

30 minutes

Description

This webcast will overview the heart failure epidemic and biomarker technology currently available to improve patient management and outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the classical assessment for the identification of heart failure
  • Understand the pathophysiology that drives the initiation and development of heart failure
  • Distinguish Galectin-3 and NT-proBNP as complementary biomarkers of heart failure
  • Review the role of Galetin-3 in the identification and management of heart failure

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Internal Medicine and, Specialists

Conflicts of Interest

Dr. McCullough is a consultant for BG Medicine, Inc.