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Advances in Women's Health 2017

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NFH presents the 5th annual
Advances in Women’s Health symposium


Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) - Toronto, Ontario
October 28, 2017 - 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Early Bird Registration (before October 6, 2017): $60/practitioners • $30/students
General Registration: $80/practitioners - $45/students

CE credits: 4.25 Category A - 1.75 Pharmacology - Lunch will be provided - Free products and samples

Speakers:
Dr. Carissa Doherty, ND - Lyme Disease and Methylation
Dr. Tori Hudson, ND - Women’s Health Research Update: New News from an Old Doc
Miranda Tawfik, RPh - Compounding for Women's Health: Clinical Pearls for Managing Common Health Issues
Dr. Jordan Robertson, ND RAc - Evidence Update in Fertility: Creating Protocols for the Best Outcome

To register contact 1.866.510.3123 or info@nfh.ca – Limited space available

Presentation Abstracts:

Lyme Disease and Methylation
Dr. Carissa Doherty, ND
Lyme disease is here in Ontario. This disease is drawing a lot of media attention recently, but is still a mystery when it comes to the right and the wrong course of treatment. Chronic Lyme disease can impact the immune system and cause autoimmunity, impact the neurological system and cause psychosis, and it can also impact the endocrine system.

My name is Carissa Doherty and I’ve been an ND for 15 years. I have just recently started to study the Lyme world. These patients are sick, and NDs have great treatments to offer as we see the body as multiple systems that are connected. This knowledge of connection isn’t addressed by specialists and is keeping people sick.

Lyme disease and coinfections will be discussed, testing options and how to read tests will be covered, symptoms and the change of symptoms during treatment, and treatments and case management will be discussed. I am looking forward to making sure Ontario NDs are Lyme-ready.

Women’s Health Research Update: New News from an Old Doc
Dr. Tori Hudson, ND
A steady stream of research on diet, individual nutrients, and botanicals provides vital and relevant information for clinicians in everyday practice who are treating women for the plethora of primary care and/ or gynecological issues they face. Staying up-to-date on this research can be challenging and even daunting. This lecture will highlight research from 2016 and 2017, and studies that can make a difference in the results and outcomes for your patients.

Compounding for Women's Health: Clinical Pearls for Managing Common Health Issues
Miranda Tawfik, RPh
Compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications to meet individual needs. This method allows the naturopathic physician to create individualized treatment plans and improve clinical outcomes. Despite advances in health care, women’s health issues still take a back seat. As evidence accumulates in the area of functional medicine, women are still seeking comprehensive treatment in the areas of urogenital, gynecologic, and dermatologic conditions. This session will review and discuss physiology and risk factors for common urogenital, gynecological, and dermatological conditions in women’s health, and commonly requested natural compounded treatment options.

Evidence Update in Fertility: Creating Protocols for the Best Outcome
Dr. Jordan Robertson, ND RAc
In this presentation, Dr Jordan Robertson, ND, will be reviewing the latest research on improving pregnancy and birth rates in women diagnosed with infertility. She will review the assessment and treatment strategies of women with luteal phase defect, PCOS, endometriosis, premature ovarian failure, and the most common causes of recurrent pregnancy loss. Dr. Robertson will discuss the naturopathic supports for women at all stages of treatment, from natural conception to assisted reproductive technology, to improve birth rates and reduce maternal complications. Included will be a review of the literature on the use of bio‑identical hormones to enhance fertility.