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When:
April 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2017-04-13T09:00:00-04:00
2017-04-13T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
John J. Cox Student Center
John J. Cox Student Center
244 University Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
USA
Cost:
$15 General Admission Fee & $35 fee for 1-5 CE’s (if CE’s desired) | Free for Current UB Graduate Health Sciences faculty, students, staff
Contact:
Dr. Louise Napoli
203-576-4298

Co-Sponsored by the Colleges of Naturopathic Medicine and Chiropractic

Join members of UB’s Graduate Health Sciences community and local healthcare professionals at Health Sciences Vendor Day, with special guest speaker, Bernie Siegel, MD! (see event schedule)

Enjoy an informative day of professional development: connect with colleagues, alumni and students, visit with top vendors in our natural medicine professions and attend presentations on medically-relevant topics!

CE Credit and Attendee Details
The event is open to all UB Graduate-Level Health Sciences alumni as well as New England Area NDs, DCs and other healthcare professionals. (CE credits pending for CT NDs and CT, VT and RI DCs.)

Click here to register! 

Questions?  Contact Louise Napoli, ND at  lnapoli@bridgeport.edu or 203-576-4298.

Event Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and coffee, tea, light breakfast selection.

Naturopathic Presentation

9:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Kurt Beil, ND, L-Ac, MPH
Presenting “Biophilic Medicine: The Preventative, Restorative, & Therapeutic Power of Contact with Nature” (2 CEUs)

Kurt Beil, ND, L-Ac

Regular contact with the natural world is an inherent component of human health and well-being, according to the evolutionary-psychobiological theory of “biophilia”. Recently, clinical and epidemiological evidence has been mounting that demonstrates the rising prevalence of many chronic conditions (e.g. CVD, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Stress) are associated with a culture that is screen-time excessive and nature-time deficient. This session will discuss how the modern naturopathic practitioner can employ the healing power of Nature to holistically address health and disease. Case examples will be shared. Discussion period will include opportunity for practitioner “success stories” and future directions for incorporation into naturopathic medical practice.

In this presentation, Dr. Beil will initiate familiarity with nature-based techniques for health promotion; introduce methods of application for naturing in clinical practice; and recognize the importance, value and necessity of “Contact with Nature” for total human health.

Chiropractic Presentation

9:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Warren Hammer, DC
Presenting “Fascial Manipulation Soft Tissue Technique” (2 CEUs)

 

Warren Hammer, DC

Dr. Hammer introduced fascial manipulation in the United States with Stefano Casadei, PT and Antonio Stecco, MD. FM has been taught in Europe for the past 16 years and is now taught on six continents. The originator of Fascial Manipulation is Luigi Stecco, PT. Dr. Hammer is the English Language Editor for Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System by Carla Stecco, MD, published by Elsevier, 2015. It explains how fascia plays a part in myofascial dysfunction and disease as well as how it may alter muscle function and disturb proprioceptive input.

10:40 – 11:30 a.m.

Vendor Break

Naturopathic Presentation

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Kristine Blanche, MD, PhD, PA-C
Presenting “Digital Infrared Imaging, Nutrient Levels, and Genetic Testing as a Tool to Stratify Risk, Implement and Monitor Impact of The Breast Prevention Protocol” (1 CEU)

 

Kristine Blanche, MD, PhD, PA-C

Past studies have isolated numerous breast cancer risk factors. Digital infrared imaging, vitamin D levels, and genetic testing for MTHFR gene mutations were used as a tool to stratify risk for breast cancer. Once risk was assessed, the breast cancer protection protocol was implemented, which incorporated diet/exercise/stress education programs, supplementation of Lugol’s iodine, vitamin D3, methylated B12, folate, boswellia sacra oil (sacred frankincense oil). Patients were monitored over a one-year period and showed significant improvements in thermographically suspicious findings, fibrocystic breast density, neovascularity, and vitamin D3 levels. The control showed no change in neovascularity nor fibrocystic patterns. The results suggest that a breast protection program which includes non-invasive digital imaging and monitoring of risk factors, such as patient lifestyle education, and a breast proactive protocol of supplemented vitamin D3, Lugol’s iodine, and boswellia sacra may reduce risks of breast cancer in women. Additional long-term studies are needed to further evaluate the long-term risk reduction.

In this presentation, Dr. Blanche will explore the benefit of far infrared thermography as a tool for monitoring “suspicious patterns” in the breast; teach simple Breast Prevention Protocol that female patients can implement daily to actively reverse fibrocystic breast disease and neo-vascularity; and discuss how we can shift the paradigm of medicine and empower women from early detection to prevention of breast cancer.

Chiropractic Presentation

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lisa A. Barker, DC, FICPA, CME
Presenting “Collaborative Chiropractic Management of Prenatal and Pediatric Conditions Engaging with other Providers” (1 CEU)

Lisa A. Barker DC, FICPA, CME

Dr. Barker has been in private practice since 2000 and received her fellowship from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in 2003. Dr. Barker will be discussing the most common pediatric and prenatal conditions presenting to a chiropractic practice according to a recent study and her own private practice experience.  She will discuss how to manage and collaborate these conditions with other professionals.  In this presentation, she will teach current networking methods that work to drive referral relationships for a successful pediatric and prenatal practice.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a hearty and healthy lunch, and browse our Vendor Tables!

Naturopathic Presentation

2:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Bernie Siegel, MD
Presenting “Reflections on the Art of Healing and Living” (2 CEUs)

Bernie Siegel, MD

Dr. Siegel will be discussing his many decades of experience working with patients and the underlying elements that may influence susceptibility to illness and the healing process: the role of emotions, self worth and self love will be discussed in addition to issues of guilt, shame and blame.

The importance of patient empowerment will be emphasized, highlighting the link between survival behavior and self-induced healing. Further topics to be discussed include whether medical education adequately prepares physicians to care for patients in their healing journeys and whether the medical system empowers disease by waging war against it rather than placing the emphasis on healing lives and eliminating illness.

Chiropractic Presentation

2:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Joseph LaVacca PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC, FMS, FMT-C, FRCms, SFMA
Presenting “IASTM: An introduction to basic, gentle soft tissue techniques for your patient care(2 CEUs)

Joseph LaVacca

Dr. LaVacca is an experienced outpatient orthopedic clinician who graduated from Sacred Heart University with his Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree in 2008, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. Dr. LaVacca began his career with Sports PT of NY where he was facility manager of their Midtown location for several years. Since that time Dr. LaVacca has obtained certifications in movement screens for both the FMS and SFMA, Functional Strength Coaching, as well as Fascial Movement Taping and Performance Movement Techniques through RockTape. Furthermore, he has successfully completed his Board Exam to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.
Dr. LaVacca is interested in education and injury prevention with a strong passion for teaching and has served as a mentor for many student physical therapists from prestigious academic institutions. Through prior teaching experiences with nationally recognized CEU providers he has frequently traveled throughout the country to teach healthcare practitioners about Kinesiology Taping and Movement Assessment Principles. Like his counterparts, Dr. LaVacca prides himself in staying current in the most up-to-date evidence-based research, and has experience in Maitland-Based Manual Treatments, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Kinesiology Taping and movement assessment/performance screening which allows him to give individualized care to each of his patients.

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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