- Digital Summit
Presented by: Christopher Bump, DC, MS, IFMCP, CNS, DABCN
The incidence of autoimmune conditions is rapidly rising, and viral agents have been implicated in the onset of many of these conditions. Epstein Barr Virus, (EBV). The relation between these herpes class viruses and autoimmune diseases involves numerous mechanisms including molecular mimicry, epitope spreading, and direct bystander activation. The association between the herpes class viruses and of autoimmune will be described in this lecture, with focus on EBV. Based on the most recent research studies, this session will discuss the nature of herpes virus infection, its pathophysiology, as well as prevalence. An algorithm for diagnostics will be described and useful insights into clinical application and therapeutics.
Presented by: Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH
Effective care of patients requires patience and a deep understanding of self. Narrative writing is the application of personal reflection, writing, and sharing to explore our own and others’ life experiences and to understand the impact these experiences have on our thoughts, emotions, actions, and interpersonal outcomes – including patient care. Health professionals participating in narrative writing gain a deeper understanding of their own experiences in addition to their patients’ experiences, resulting in a rich appreciation of illness and wellbeing. They also enhance their ability to empathize with and advocate for self and others. This session will describe the process of narrative writing and allow participants to explore personal experiences during these most challenging times of COVID-19.
This presentation was recorded at the 2022 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference.
Presented by: Gail Van Kanegan, DNP, FNP, APHN, EEM-AP, Reiki Master
Holistic nurses are responsible leaders for the initiative to provide holistic integrative pain management modalities to those suffering with chronic pain. On a global perspective, we can assist those who are in severe pain without access to appropriate pain medications.
We now know that most of health – possibly up to 80 percent – comes from factors outside of what we usually do in the clinic or hospital. The primary determinants of health involve social, environmental, lifestyle and complementary medicine factors that few clinicians learn to deliver. How can we integrate these health determinants into our routine practice?
Presented by: Aarati Didwania, MD, MSCI
This session will discuss various aspects of microaggressions. Microaggressions can potentially impact health outcomes. Patients may not feel comfortable sharing personal information with a clinician they view as hostile/not understanding. At the same time, systemic racism is a public health issue. The definition of microaggressions will be reviewed, as well as the subsets of microaggressions. The presentation will also include discussions about the harm that repetitive exposure can pose to an individual and subsequent impact on the workplace. In addition, strategies to understand one’s own implicit biases and techniques to manage microaggressions from the viewpoint of those receiving them and those that are unintentionally delivering them will be discussed.
History is one of the most important aspects of any profession. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the philosophical founder of modern nursing, was a mystic, visionary, healer, scientist, practitioner, politician, environmentalist, and reformer. Her contributions to healthcare theory, research, statistics, public health, and global health even today are foundational and inspirational.
The integrative healthcare community prides itself on being interdisciplinary. While this includes medical doctors and osteopathic doctors, it also includes chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, registered nurses, licensed acupuncturists, registered dieticians, and everyone in between. Credentials overlap, compete, and sometimes contradict one another. Certifications often do the same. Beyond that, scores of new credentials and certifications are developed and released every year that align with the continuous advancements in the greater healthcare industry. Figuring out what the scores of post-nominal letters mean, what they certify, and how they affect patient care can seem an overwhelming if not impossible feat.
This issue celebrates collaboration in integrative healthcare, and highlights insights and expertise from across disciplines in the healing community.
Pre-Conference by Standard Process
The goal of this program is to explore the microbiome from an overview, detox, nutrition, and hormone point of view. This course will provide the latest research available and conclude with actionable items a doctor can apply with their patients when it comes to gut health.
On completion of this program, attendees will:
Muscle as Medicine: Exercise and Autoimmune Disease