Integrative Practitioner Digital Summit
THE MICROBIOME – MARCH 23

Join the Integrative Practitioner team and a lineup of partnering speakers and authors in immersive conversations centered on the microbiome. The day will consist of a combination of live, interactive sessions and on demand content to provide practitioners with a well-rounded day of education. The event agenda will be supplemented by resources including a recorded session with Will Cole, DC, IFMCP from the 2020 Integrative Healthcare Symposium, a podcast episode with Geri Brewster RD, MPH, CDN, downloadable articles, and a case study eBook.

Your FREE registration provides access to all event activities and resources. All content will also be made available on demand so you can catch up on anything you may have missed on event day.

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Agenda

8:30 – 9:00am ET

On-Demand Forum

Discussion/Networking

Visit the Integrative Practitioner forum to kick off the day by networking with colleagues.

9:00 – 10:00am ET

Live Session

Geri Brewster RD, MPH, CDN

How Foods and Xenobiotics Influence the Microbiome and Early Immune Development

This opening session will explore how what we eat and the potentially antigenic molecules they contain, as well as various xenobiotics that enter the body through the alimentary canal, can influence the direction the immune system takes over the course of a lifetime. Read more »

10:00 – 10:15am ET

On-Demand Forum

Discussion/Networking

Visit the Integrative Practitioner forum to discuss sessions and network with colleagues.

10:15 – 11:15am ET

On Demand Session

Alessio Fasano, MD

Microbiome and Its Epigenetic Role in Dictating the Balance Between Health and Disease

Improved hygiene leading to a reduced exposure to microorganisms have been implicated as one possible cause for the recent ‘epidemic’ of chronic inflammatory diseases in industrialized countries. This session will explain what key factors are necessary and sufficient for the development of chronic inflammatory diseases. Read more »

Session originally presented at the 2020 Integrative Healthcare Symposium.

11:15 -11:45am ET

On Demand Activity

Katherine Rushlau, Integrative Practitioner Editor and NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Morning Movement

Take a break from the morning’s educational sessions with a core-focused restorative barre workout combining gentle strength training, stretching, and mindfulness that will leave you feeling refreshed and balanced in mind, body, and spirit. Read more »

11:45 – 12:45pm ET

Live Session

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Nourishing the Microbiome Nation with Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Habits

A vast amount of research continues to support the profound role that the gut microbiome plays in human health beyond digestion and absorption. From autoimmunity and cardiometabolic issues to brain health and metabolism, understanding the impact of this internal ecosystem on overall wellness is critical for preventing and addressing chronic health concerns.  Read more »

12:45 - 1:00pm ET

On-Demand Forum

Discussion/Networking

Visit the Integrative Practitioner forum to discuss sessions and network with colleagues.

1:00 – 1:15pm ET

Live Activity

Jeremy Malecha, CEO and co-Founder of Biocanic, Inc

Product Demo: How Health Program Intelligence Systems Can Improve Your Practice

Every functional health practitioner knows that time is money… but do you know where all of your time is spent? Read more »

Session sponsored by Biocanic.

1:15 - 1:30pm ET

On-Demand Forum

Discussion/Networking

Visit the Integrative Practitioner forum to discuss sessions and network with colleagues.

1:30 – 2:30pm ET

Live Session

Vincent M. Pedre, MD

Rethinking SIBO in the Microbiome Era

Elevated microorganism levels in the small intestine cause gas, bloating and intolerance to many foods (even probiotics). Such imbalances in the small intestinal ecosystem are due to several factors, including poor motility, food poisoning and reduction in key GI-supporting factors. Read more »

Session sponsored by Ortho Molecular.

2:30 – 3:00pm ET

On Demand Activity

Maribeth Evezich, RD

Food Prep Demo: Microbiome Food as Medicine

In this interactive food preparation demonstration, Maribeth Evezich, RD, will help participants integrate basic culinary medicine into their practices, with a focus on supporting the gut microbiome.  Read more »

3:00 – 4:00pm ET

Live Session

Melanie Dorion, AGNP

Gut Microbiome and Obesity: Are the Bugs Making Your Patients Fat or Skinny?

Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980 and in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight. Of these, over 600 million were obese. In the United States, more than one-third or 78.6 million adults are obese. Excess body fat poses many health risks such type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer.  Read more »

4:00 – 4:30pm ET

On Demand Forum

Discussion/Networking

Visit the Integrative Practitioner forum to discuss sessions and network with colleagues.


Register

An Integrative Practitioner membership is required to register for the Summit. This will allow you to log in to the event and to access the forum for event networking and conversation. If you are not a current member, you will be signed up for a FREE Bronze membership. Your free membership may be cancelled at any time (post-event) by emailing [email protected].

Note: continuing education credits are not available for this event.