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Hormones and Beyond symposium

October 4 - 6, 2019
Austin, TX
(Additional spots now available!)


COURSE DEscription and Details

Hyatt Lost Pines Resort

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd

Cedar Creek, TX  78612

(512) 308-1234


Symposium Schedule

Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Agenda 2019 Hormones and Beyond.docx

Syllabus Information

All participants will receive an electronic and printed syllabus with their registration.  The eSyllabus will be available for download at least one week prior to the course.  An email notification will be sent when it is available for download and will include links and instructions.  This early release provides an opportunity to download and review the materials prior to the course.

PLEASE NOTE: We request you download the material prior to the event as internet access in the meeting room may be limited.  We will also have flash drives available for those that find this easier than downloading.  The syllabus can be saved in Adobe Reader which allows participants to add "sticky notes" directly on the slide as the speaker is talking. These notes can be saved permanently to your document.  Other recommended applications include iBooks (for apple mobile devices) and iAnnotate (for mobile devices). Lastly, put perhaps most important for many of us, a printed syllabus is available with an option for good old fashioned note taking.


Course Pre-Work

Here is the some pre-work reading material.  Please read prior to the course if time allows

Pre Reading H and B 2019.pdf

 

Course Evaluation for CME

To help us evaluate changes in knowledge this course has  a course evaluation available online at the conclusion of the event.  There is no pre/post test for this course .  

CME Post-Course Evaluation      

The Course code is: HBS10419P1Z

Notification will be sent out after the course with links to complete the evaluation.  Instructions can also be found on the first page of your course syllabus.  The evaluation must be completed within one-year in order to claim your credit.  Certificates are available to print online once all forms are completed.


Registration

Opens each morning at 6:45 a.m.

Lost Pines Ballroom (1-5)

Breakfast - 6:45 - 8:15 a.m.

A Buffet breakfast is available each morning in the foyer exhibit area

Tables are available for breakfast in Lost Pines Ballroom (6-8)


We are recommending an Intermittent Fast starting Friday after dinner till Lunch on Saturday.  Since our topic centers around the benefits of intermittent fasting we thought it appropriate for everyone to give it a try.  We will  however have some food available for those that choose not to participate on Saturday morning.  If you do participate no eating till lunch but black coffee is allowed and of course water.  


Lunch

A Buffet lunch is served both on Friday and Saturday in the Baron's Ballroom


Friday luncheon is sponsored by The Cardiology Institute of America

Bridging the Gap between Microvascular Dysfunction and Cognitive Impairment

John P. Cooke, MD, PhD

Dr. John P. Cooke, MD, PhD - Bio.pdf

Saturday luncheon is sponsored by Candela Corp: Science-Results-Trust

Optimizing Women's Intimate Wellness

Anne Lord Tomas, DO, FACOOG


Dinner with Neal Rouzier and Jason Fung

Dinner is provided on Friday evening at the LBJ Pavilion

RSVP was required by 9/27 to attend this event

Cocktail Margarita Reception starts at 7:00 pm (complimentary cocktail included)

Buffet dinner starts at 7:30 pm

Cash Bar

Entertainment with Reid Umstadd 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Come join Neal Rouzier and Jason Fung for an evening to relax and enjoy good company


Saturday Evening you are on your own to enjoy the property

Other Miscellaneous Information

Self Parking is complimentary

The Resort Fee of $35.00 per day is waived for our group, it should be removed upon check out

Airport return on Sunday.  To avoid delays getting where you need to go please be sure to complete this form and give to the front desk.  This will help ensure a smooth departure.

guest transportation form updated 9.03.19.pdf

Additionally if you are staying at the Austin Hilton on Thursday night we will have a shuttle sent for pick up at the Hilton at 7:00 am Friday morning.  Breakfast is available at the Hyatt and the meeting start time is 7:45 a.m.


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Course Description


In the Psychiatric Clinics Journal article, "OBESITY: OVERVIEW OF AN EPIDEMIC", researchers take an in-depth look at the growing obesity crisis.  

“Despite growing recognition of the problem, the obesity epidemic continues in the U.S., and obesity rates are increasing around the world. The latest estimates are that approximately 34% of adults and 15–20% of children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese. Obesity affects every segment of the U.S. population. Obesity increases the risk of many chronic diseases in children and adults. Substantial public health efforts are being directed toward addressing obesity, but there is not yet clear evidence of success. Because of the complexity of obesity, it is likely to be one of the most difficult public health issues our society has faced.” (Mitchell, Catenacci, Wyatt, and Hill, 2011).

At Worldlink Medical we are an Academy of Innovative and Preventive Medicine.  We are consistently looking for creative healthcare solutions that are practical, research oriented and make sense for your patients.  There are lots of fad diets out there but they don’t work.  Let’s understand why and explore what we as a community can do about this.  You all practice in unique settings striving for out of the box solutions for every day common healthcare concerns.  We have another such solution for you this year.

We are bringing in the author of The Obesity Code and The Diabetes Code, Jason Fung, MD to help crack the code on helping patients understand weight loss.  Not only will we focus on the WHY with Dr. Fung’s researched-based science, but we are bringing in his Program Director, Megan Ramos to teach everyone HOW to successfully implement the program in your practice. 

This just may be our best event yet! Combine this with Neal’s hormone research focus on obesity and a host of other speakers and topics and we promise you a life changing event for you and your patients.  We are planning two and half full days of cracking the code from obesity to diabetes to hormones, to genetics and exosomes to keeping you practicing safe with medical legal advice you won’t want to miss!

Make this the yearly event you don’t want to miss.  Join your colleagues as we take you beyond hormones to deal with some of the most important issues facing our society today.


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COURSE OBJECTIVES:

 1)     Discuss and review hormone therapy updates based on the latest literature review.  This includes:

  •  Hormones and cancer
  •  Inflammation, chronic disease and hormones
  • Weight-loss, recidivism and hormones
  • Benefits of testosterone for heart disease
  • Why not to fear estrogen  
2)     Identify the genetic markers that places patients at high-risk for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Provide biochemistry overview of the function of these genetic markers
  • Provide clinical tools to assist in identification, treatment and education of high-risk individuals

3)     Describe how to practice defensive medicine with advice and tips from a medical legal expert specializing in malpractice and
medical 
board defense cases. 

4)     Recognize the new modalities and mechanisms that stimulate our own cells to produce growth and healing factors that result in
clinical benefit
i.e. Exosomes, Stem Cells, PRP

5)     Review and examine the roots, origins and theory surrounding the obesity epidemic

6)     Explain how to apply techniques to engage patients in behavioral changes

7)     Apply in your practice intermittent fasting strategies for your patients based on existing programs with known patient success

8)     Introduce and analyze a new paradigm for insulin resistance.  Knowing why the meds don’t work and learning what does work to
better help patients manage and get rid of type 2 diabetes.

9)     Review the literature that supports the benefits of thyroid hormone replacement in increasing weight loss, providing CVD
protection and improving symptomology.

10)   Decipher the literature that sensationalizes blood clots in the administration of testosterone replacement therapy.


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    Agenda - Friday     Saturday      Sunday

    Friday, October 4th, 2019

      • 6:45 AM  -  7:45 AM

        Registration: Lost Pines Ballroom (1-4) 
        Buffet Breakfast:
        Served in the foyer area

        7:45 AM  -  8:00 AM

        Welcome and Introduction

        Guest Speaker – Herman Pang, MD

        8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM

        What’s New in The World of Preventive Medicine and Hormones? Why statins do not address the cause of CVD but testosterone does. A new model for treating CVD. Why current treatments fail but testosterone does not.

        What you need to know about plateaus and hypothalamic set points, metabolism and fat and energy, and optimizing hormones to assist in weight loss.  We’ll review recent literature supporting the benefit of hormones for weight loss as well as maintenance of weight which is not possible unless hormones are supplemented to prevent the recidivism seen in all weight loss programs and diets. Recent studies demonstrate the harm of cramming glucose into cells with meds but show benefit when glucose is excreted or metabolized. IL-1β antagonists dramatically reduce HgbA1C and inflammation but are not affordable.  HRT accomplishes the same and is affordable but ignored by everyone that is not aware of the literature. We’ll review how and why hormones are the perfect “drugs” for CVD protection.  Even more recent evidence demonstrates that oral estrogen (estradiol) is far more preferable than transdermal to prevent the metabolic deterioration due to menopause.

        Learn about the surprising new literature demonstrating the benefits of hormones, why optimization is necessary, the literature that supports that view, and the recent push back against it.  Somehow our journals and medical societies focus on medications that treat the diseases once established instead of preventing them. Many doctors/patients ask, “What does Neal do?” “What literature supports this industry?” “How do we respond to the rebuttals?” Literature-challenged physicians always want proof and explanation from a scientific perspective. This introductory lecture provides the evidence but also articles that physicians wish to use for documentation as well, particularly as it pertains to testosterone and CVD.  As you would expect, everyone is always interested in the literature that consistently demonstrates how testosterone reverses the metabolic syndrome leading to improve CVD outcomes. This lecture provides all that literature that we should have in our library that demonstrates safety and efficacy. This will segway into open audience participation and discussion as to what optimal really is, as most clinicians fear supraphysiologic replacement of hormones. Due to recent anti-HRT hype and controversy, the original lecture on cancer will be changed as CVD/DM/weight loss/obesity is more pertinent to everyone’s practice and current controversy with HRT.

          Guest Speaker – Neal Rouzier, MD

          9:05 AM  -  10:00 AM

          Inflammation is the Buzz Word for most Chronic Diseases, CVD and DM. But what is the source of that inflammation and how does one reduce it? The only way to decrease inflammation is reduce visceral fat that most cardiologists and endocrinologists fail to do. Testosterone reverses diabetes and visceral fat but only in optimal doses. 

          Physicians typically treat the end result of the inflammation as opposed to preventing it. We will review the literature that addresses how to lower inflammation with medications, hormones, and supplements. There is more than just diet and exercise. However, the rest of the world is not familiar with or conversant in this specialty of Cardio-Metabolic Medicine. Unfortunately, insulin secreting drugs make CVD worse (except for GLP-1 agonists and SGLT-2 inhibitors which are expensive and not covered well by insurance). Unfortunately, statins do not reverse or stop disease in the majority of patients and neither do diabetes medicines which worsen cardiovascular outcomes. That is due to the fact that most drugs increase visceral fat and drive glucose into the cells worsening the disease. An exhaustive view of the recent literature demonstrates what we should be doing in addition to traditional medicines but are not. Optimizing testosterone and estradiol is key in both men and women and we’ll review what that entails.

          Guest Speaker – Neal Rouzier, MD

          10:00 AM  -  10:10 AM

          Break

          10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

          Understanding how to reverse plaque, coronary calcium, CVD risk, and review of testosterone studies. Estradiol also reverses coronary calcium whereas statins do not.

          What you need to know about plateaus and hypothalamic set points, metabolism and fat and energy, and optimizing hormones to assist in weight loss.  We’ll review recent literature supporting the benefit of hormones for weight loss as well as maintenance of weight which is not possible unless hormones are supplemented to prevent the recidivism seen in all weight loss programs and diets. Recent studies demonstrate the harm of cramming glucose into cells with meds but show benefit when glucose is excreted or metabolized. IL-1β antagonists dramatically reduce HgbA1C and inflammation but are not affordable.  HRT accomplishes the same and is affordable but ignored by everyone that is not aware of the literature. We’ll review how and why hormones are the perfect “drugs” for CVD protection. Even more recent evidence demonstrates that oral estrogen is far more preferable than transdermal to prevent the metabolic deterioration due to menopause. 

          Guest Speaker - Neal Rouzier, MD

          11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

          • The misunderstanding of menopausal HRT.

            Debunk the myths surrounding menopausal hormones, particularly estradiol. Medical studies demonstrate how E2 & P4:

            • Protect against plaque formation
            • Result in plaque reversal at proper doses
            • Protect against CVD and the NOTCH pathway
            • Protects against breast cancer
            • Does NOT cause plaque rupture as does Premarin.

            There is a recent landmark article that summarizes the use/benefit of E2 and P4 over CEE/MPA. This review puts the nail in the coffin for synthetic HRT and chastises ACOG/NAMS for their use of SHRT. All clinicians must have this article to give to patients and PMD’s or anyone that questions the use of HRT in women. 

            The theme for this course is protection against and reversal of CVD. Statins unfortunately have failed us because that do not address the cause of the disease and only lower surrogate markers. Diabetes meds make CVD and CVD events worse. Other than statins and cholesterol lowering drugs, the medial establishment offers no other treatment. Don’t forget about estradiol and progesterone. This will be literature review of the benefits of E2 & P4 in reversing CAD that statins don’t for primary prevention as well as the importance in reducing the metabolic syndrome by reducing visceral fat, the opposite of synthetic HRT.

          Guest Speaker - Neal Rouzier, MD

          12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

          Lunch Break: Buffet Lunch 
          Lost Pines Ballroom (5-8)
          Bridging the Gap Between Microvascular Dysfunction and Cognitive Impairment (Non-CME)

          Guest Speaker - John P. Cooke, MD, PhD

          1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

          Avoiding the Lightning Strikes of Legal Issues.

          Learn how to protect your hormone replacement practice with tips from an experienced legal expert in defending cases involving testosterone and HGH.

          Guest Speaker – Rick Collins

          2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

          Exosomes, Stem Cells, PRP, and the Future of Medicine

          Learn about the new modalities and mechanisms that stimulate our own cells to produce growth and healing factors that result in clinical benefit. This is definitely the future of medicine and the question is not whether or not you will use these modalities, but when. Not sure as how to treat those patients with disease and illness that is difficult to diagnose and treat? Well, here you go.

          We are at the very beginning of our learning curve for PRP, stem cells, and exosomes. PRP is extensively used, simple and easy to extract and administer. However, PRP increases inflammation which thereby increases healing but also pain. Might there be a better option? Stem cells are also in their infancy and there is tremendous research and experience with administration of stem cells demonstrating clinical benefit for relieving pain, inflammation, and reversal of tissue destruction secondary to illness and aging. The theory is that stem cells can differentiate into other cells that improve healing and function.  Or do they? Recent research demonstrates that stem cells may not differentiate and grow into other cells, rather stem cells produce growth factors that allow our own cells to differentiate into new cells.  It may be these growth factors (exosomes) that are responsible for the efficacy of stem cells in growth and differentiation of new cells as opposed to stem cells differentiating into new, younger cells. Exosomes are easily obtained commercially and can be injected locally as well intravenously.  This lecture will provide and update to the recent advances in medicine and explore new treatment modalities that you can incorporate into your practice.

          Guest Speaker – George Shapiro, MD

          3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

          Break

          3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

            The Power of Genetics in Obesity and Diabetes Prediction and Reversal

            The recent advancement in Nutrigenomics (Genetics of Nutrition) has allowed significant progress in the area of risk analysis and pre-emptive therapeutics in the areas of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.  This lecture will cover the biochemistry and cell biology associated with Obesity and Diabetes and provide a detailed education of the genetic markers that can identify high risk individuals. 

            Guest Speaker – Kendal Stewart, MD

            4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

              Prostate Cancer - A 3 Year Journey of Discovery

              Guest Speaker – Herman Pang, MD

              5:30 - 6:00 PM 

               Recent Literature Proving that Higher Testosterone levels from Treatment result in Protection Against Prostate Cancer than Lower Levels

              Guest Speaker - Neal Rouzier, MD 

              7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

              Evening Reception
              LBJ Pavilion
              Welcome Reception with Free Margarita

              7:30 PM - 10:00 PM 

              Evening Dinner and Entertainment
              LBJ Pavilion

              Buffet Dinner and Entertainment. (Must have RSVP'd to attend the dinner)

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          • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 2019

          • 7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM

             Registration: Lost Pines Ballroom

            Fasting is STRONGLY Recommended (Skip breakfast and wait for lunch). *There will be a light breakfast for those that do not want to fast. 

            8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM

            Guest Introduction by Neal Rouzier, MD

            The Roots of the Obesity Epidemic

            •  The development of the epidemic
            •  The origins of the dietary guidelines
            •   Dietary total fat and saturated fat’s health impact

            Guest Speaker – Jason Fung, MD

            9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM

            A New Paradigm of Insulin Resistance

            • The flaws of the calories in/calories out model
            • Review Insulin Signaling
            • How hormones cause fat gain and loss

            Guest Speaker – Jason Fung, MD

            10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM

            Break

            10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM

            Engaging Patients

            • Effective clinical practice set-up (group appointments vs one-on-one appointments)
            • Engaging the patient in consultation
            • Key phrases to open the resistant patient’s mind

            Guest Speaker – Megan Ramos

            11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

            Intermittent Fasting

            • The myths of fasting
            • Physiology review of the fasted state
            • Understanding the advantages of fasting in weight loss

            Guest Speaker – Jason Fung, MD

            12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

            • Lunch Break: Buffet Lunch
              Lost Pines Ballroom (5-8)
              Optimizing Women's Intimate Wellness: The C02RE Intima Laser Platform (Non-CME)


            Guest Speaker: Anne Lord Tomas, DO, FACOOG

            1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

            Intermittent Fasting Strategies for Patients

            • Time restricted eating patterns
            • Intermittent fasting protocols
            • What protocols work best for each patient group
            • Fasting fluids
            • Fasting training wheels

            Guest Speaker – Megan Ramos

            2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

            Common Side-Effects of Fasting

            • Most common side effects to be aware of
            • Patient groups to be mindful of
            • Trouble shooting strategies for each

            Guest Speaker – Megan Ramos

            3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

            Break

            3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

            Reversing Type II Diabetes

            • What causes insulin resistance?
            • Understand the hepatic and pancreatic fat that comes before insulin resistance
            • Why meds don’t work
            • Why using meds actually makes CAD, DM, CVD and diabetic complication worse

             Guest Speaker – Jason Fung, MD

            4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

            Listening Your Patient to “Yes” – Helping patients flip the switch that favors positive changes

            • Evoke your patient’s own desire, reasons and need for change
            • Move your patient to a state of readiness, willingness and ability to pursue a new behavior or action
            • Culminate in both planning and action steps that produce lasting change and healthful outcomes

            Guest Speaker – Gregory Petersburg, DO

          Sunday, October 6th, 2019

          • 7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM

            Registration: Lost Pines Ballroom
            Buffet Breakfast: Lost Pines Exhibit Foyer or Fasting (Your choice)

            8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM

            The Pendulum Swings Back: Current research-based evidence supports a decrease in all-cause mortality from cardiovascular disease when thyroid is optimized

            Clinicians should have updated information to support the use of testosterone. Get the information and academic literary support for the safety and efficacy of testosterone based on the most recent literature. These are must have articles for anyone that prescribes testosterone and has to deal with the criticism of testosterone and heart disease. The last 2 years have resulted in tremendous push back in the use of testosterone for multiple reasons, from flawed studies to confirmation bias. The most up-to-date literature will be provided and discussed that makes not prescribing testosterone unconscionable. An up-to-date literature review and for all other hormones will also be provided. The title of this talk should be, “Here, read this!” And that’s the agenda for this talk to provide our peers with the literature that they should know but don’t which will hopefully alleviate any fear, concern, or any negative attitudes towards the use of thyroid.

            Guest Speaker – Neal Rouzier, MD

            9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM

            The Effect of Thyroid Hormone on Weight Loss, CVD Protection,  a Statin Alternative, and Improved Symptomology ALL  In One Simple Hormone.

            Well, the number one item on my “Life’s Bucket List” is to get on the podium at AACE. Someone needs to show then all the studies from their literature that they should know and embrace but don’t. I’m just the messenger boy but I have a profound message. That just might come to fruition this year as I think I have my foot in the door. In the meantime, I think it’s time to get an update on thyroid hormone that I hope to present to AACE. Recent papers reviewed in the WLM webinars demonstrate that T4 alone provides no improvement in symptoms and QOL. However, not true for T3. There is a plethora of data and information on the importance of thyroid hormone in CVD protection, diabetes, and weight loss., but only when the correct thyroid hormone is utilized and in the correct dose. Recent literature that addresses the efficacy of thyroid hormone administration and safety. Gain a thorough understanding of the concept that observation does not prove causation when we review how to interpret a thyroid study.  A recent update of thyroid is always refreshing in having to deal with the industry that pushes against the optimization of thyroid function in society guidelines.

            Guest Speaker: Neal Rouzier, MD

            10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM

            Break

            10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM

            The Fear of Thyroid: The Unproven, Unrealistic, and Unnamed Phobia. 

            Debunk the myths surrounding the use of thyroid hormone. Guidelines state that thyroid hormone should not be used if levels are normal. Significant literature refutes that. Understand how thyroid hormone, in the form of T3 is necessary to lower LDL cholesterol when statins fail. Reversal of plaque, that can't be accomplished with statins, can be accomplished by optimizing thyroid. Benefits are

            *Protects against plaque formation
            *Results in plaque reversal at proper doses
            *Normalizes dyslipidemia when statins don't
            *Utilizing the correct dose and type of thyroid is what matters

            There are several recent landmark articles that demonstrating efficacy of T3 over T4. This collection of thyroid literature will be a comprehensive review of all the literature demonstrating importance of optimizing thyroid, particularly T3 and its effect in the mitochondria in reducing cholesterol and improving metabolism that T4 does not. All clinicians should have these articles to give patients and PMD's or anyone that questions our use of thyroid. 

            Guest Speaker: Neal Rouzier, MD

            11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

            A potpourri of articles that demonstrate CVD protection by means other than cardiovascular drugs. There are additional ways to reduce visceral fat, plaque and CVD. 

            The theme for this course is protection against and reversal of CVD. Statins and diabetes drugs have failed us. Diabetes meds make CVD and CVD events worse by driving glucose into the cell as opposed to metabolizing it. Other than statins and cholesterol lowering drugs, what else can we do to stop the exponential increase in CVD. The prior lectures addressed the use of and importance of testosterone, estrogen and thyroid in reducing visceral fat and CVD. Is there something else? Yes, the medical literature supports the use of and efficacy of optimizing melatonin, DHEA, and vitamin D. There are many other modalities that can be utilized to help lower the incidence and cause of CVD. This is the final literature review of what we should be doing but don't and what we should be aware of but aren't. 

            Guest Speaker: Neal Rouzier, MD

             12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

             Closing Remarks and Q&A

            Led by: Neal Rouzier, MD

          Speakers:

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          Neal Rouzier, MD

          Faculty Chairman

          Dr. Neal Rouzier is a pioneer in the bio identical hormone replacement field, practicing almost since its inception in the early 1990’s. He has dedicated his life’s work to uncovering the medical literature that supports safe and effective protocols for unique and personalized patient care. He is the Director of the Preventive Medicine Clinics of the Desert, specializing in the medical management of aging and preventive care for men and women. He has treated more than 2,000 patients with natural hormone replacement therapy and is recognized as a renowned leader and expert in the field. Additionally, Dr. Rouzier is the author of Natural Hormone Replacement for Men and Women: How to Achieve Healthy Aging. He has over 16 years of experience as an educator and practicing physician, and 29 years of Emergency Medicine experience at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, CA.


          Herman Pang, MD

          Herman Pang, M.D., is double board certified in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Pang is a fellow of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Medical Association, Arizona Medical Association, Maricopa County Medical Society, Western Thoracic Surgeons, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Dr. Pang graduated with honors from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. As a way to meet increasing patient demand for new, safe technologies as well as advanced approaches to regenerative medicine, With his already diverse and extensive background in Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, Dr. Pang began to broaden his scope of expertise, and sought out high level training in many facets of regenerative medicine, including BHRT, advanced body contouring and fat transfer procedures using pluripotent / stem cells. Dr. Pang’s interests in regenerative medicine extends beyond the operating room, as he spends much of his free time with peers researching and collaborating on the development of new techniques for regenerative medicine.

          Jason Fung, MD

          Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian Nephrologist. He’s a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting and low carbs, especially for treating people with Type 2 Diabetes. He has written three best-selling health books  The Obesity Code, The Diabetes Code and The Complete Guide to Fasting.  He is also co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management program (IDM) which provides the support, education and guidance necessary to help patients achieve successful weight-loss and reverse type 2 diabetes naturally through simple lifestyle modifications. Dr. Fung graduated from the University of Toronto and completed his residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Fung works with Team Diet Doctor.


          Megan Ramos

          Megan Ramos is the Intensive Dietary Management (IDM) Co Founder with Dr. Fung and Program Director where she facilitates the patient’s education on the IDM dietary principles and counsels them on fasting regimens.  She works with patients both in office and  long distance with patients in Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa, and all over the United States of America and Canada.  She has learned so much from all of her patients, especially since they all come from such different parts of the globe.  She also loves to share recipes, intermittent fasting tips, and dietary advice on her blog.


          Kendal Stewart, M.D. 

          Dr. Stewart graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Biology with Honors as well as a minor in Chemistry. He graduated with a Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical School, where he also received a Distinguished Student of Clinical Medicine Award for the class of 1988. He served as a biomedical research assistant under Takahashi Yamora, PhD, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MD Anderson Cancer Institute. There, he researched biochemical analysis of surface protein markers in colorectal cancers. Dr. Stewart completed his residency at University of Texas Houston Affiliated Hospitals and MD Anderson Cancer Institute. 

          Dr. Kendal Stewart is a Board-Certified Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery specialist and has sub-specialty training in Otology and Neurotology - Skull Base Surgery. He served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio’s Department of Otolaryngology from 1994 to 1996. He’s been tapped to speak at national conferences over 40 times as a result of his expertise. Additionally, Dr. Stewart has volunteered his time for numerous academic pursuits, including assisting in designing Masters and Doctorate candidate projects for the University of Texas Department of Kinesiology, Psychology, and Speech and Language Development. He founded and serves as Chairman for the Neurosensory Centers of America.

          Gregory Petersburg, DO

          Dr. Gregory Petersburg is a popular international speaker, educator, and consultant for physicians’, medical professionals, and the public on lifestyle, proactive aging medicine, the ‘art’ of medicine and providing unique patient experiences. With expertise as a clinician, lifestyle coach and practice consultant to hundreds of lifestyle clinics across the country he brings a plethora of knowledge and experience to the human dimension of a medical practice.  He teaches the power of creating patient & practitioner experiences that create lifetime relationships for you and your patients and life-transforming change in patients’ lives.

          Collins, Rick - JD, CSCS

          Rick Collins, JD, CSCS

          Rick Collins is a nationally recognized defense attorney and one of the foremost authorities on the legalities of androgens and human growth hormone.  Rick has defended countless individuals, including physicians, against allegations involving testosterone replacement, anabolic steroids, peptides, and growth hormone from coast to coast. He was part of the United States Sentencing Commission’s working group that reevaluated anabolic steroid quantity considerations, appeared in the acclaimed documentary “Bigger, Stronger, Faster*”, and has written extensively on the subject of hormones and the law. He has contributed chapters to several texts on sports nutrition and is a nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS).  Rick attended law school on a full academic scholarship and has served as a prosecutor in New York. You can read more about Rick at www.steroidlaw.com.

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          Registration:


          SUPER EARLY BIRD   

          VALID THRU: MAY 15, 2019

                EARLY BIRD PRICE    
            EFFECTIVE:  MAY 15, 2019 - SEPT. 6, 2019 

             REGULAR PRICE   
            EFFECTIVE:  SEPT. 7TH, 2019  


          STAFF RATE

             VALID NOW THRU OCT. 4TH  

          $895.00  

          $995.00 

          $1,095.00

           $775.00
              

          *Cancellation Policy

          Cancellation and/or course change requests received more than 3 weeks in advance of the event will receive a full credit (less a $50.00 change fee) which will be applied to your account as a credit for use towards a future event/service. Any cancellations and/or changes received less than 3 weeks before the event, will incur a $350.00 processing fee and the remaining balance will be credited to your account.

          Cancellations received less than 3 days prior to the start of the event are non-refundable. No shows are also non-refundable.

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          Accreditation:

          AMA PRA Category 1 Statement

          This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Foundation for Care Management (FCM) and Worldlink Medical. The Foundation for Care Management is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

          FCM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

          Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. The ACCME defines a “Commercial Interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

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          The Foundation for Care Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

          Pharmacy Statement

          The Foundation for Care Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Program  Objectives appropriate for pharmacists. This activity is 21 Contact Hours Pharmacy Credit. *This CME is Knowledge Based (K). Initial release 0347-9999-19-008-L01-P 


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