October 4 - 6, 2019
Hyatt Lost Pines Resort
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
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.
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.
Here is the some pre-work reading material. Please read prior to the course if time allows
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 .
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
1) Discuss and review hormone therapy updates based on the latest literature review. This includes:
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.
Neal Rouzier, MD
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 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.
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.back to top
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.
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.
The Foundation for Care Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
If you need to make a hotel room reservation, please contact us directly at 888.222.2966 to get the discounted group rate at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort.
Room Block Price is $229/night.