- Digital Summit
Finding Forward & Following Through: A Coach Approach in Integrative Medicine
Regulation of the Gut-Brain Axis Through Nutritional Support of the Microbiome
Dietary Supplement Quality: Research, Procedures, and Certifications
Presented by: Hedy Wald, PhD
Healthcare professionals, faculty, and trainees are at risk for stress and burnout, which can impact wellbeing, optimal patient care, and effective leadership. More recently, pandemic-associated stressors have posed significant emotional, physical, and ethical challenges. What then are best practices for a protective, pre-emptive approach to promoting wellbeing and even flourishing? This presentation will discuss “4 R’s” – Reflection, Relationships, Resourcefulness, Resilience – that can inspire, enrich, and fortify practitioners as we craft a story for wellbeing and flourishing for ourselves and our organizations. An integrative, shared commitment approach of individual and institutional factors for a sustainable “culture of resilience and wellbeing” is key and will be discussed.
Healthy Holiday Bytes: Helping Patients Ring in the New Year with Health
Presented by: Nigel Plummer, PhD
In this lecture, the evidence for the benefits of probiotic intervention on modifying both physiologies and pathologies will be comprehensively and objectively reviewed. The current limitations of probiotics as well as the exciting future prospects for next generation biotherapeutic products will also be explored, along with the increasingly challenging navigation through the regulatory frameworks and commercial plethora of available probiotic solutions.
Pain is one of the leading reasons why Americans turn to complementary and alternative therapies and practices, and the integrative healthcare community has been a tremendous player in ensuring non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management are readily available and included in national healthcare legislation and research initiatives.