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Navigating Methylation in Clinical Practice: Hormones, Neurotransmitters and Immunity
December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm$250
*This course will be held in Richmond, VA and also available via live webinar. Select live webinar option in your registration form and we will send you information on connecting via video webinar one week prior to class.
**This course has been approved for 6.0hrs of CE through OBNM of which 1.25 will be in pharmacy.
Does the whole epigenetic and methylation discussion have you confused and overwhelmed? Are you tired of patients or other practitioners asking for your opinion or potential recommendations for epigenetic therapy but unsure of what works? Many people feel as though they are fumbling on the dance floor because they recognize that the bench knowledge doesn’t necessarily translate to bedside therapy. This inconsistency has made many people feel as though they have two left feet.
Let us help you navigate the methylation dance and break down the steps to provide more rhythm in your practice. Join us for a day’s workshop in December 2017 for specific insight and key methods of evaluating cases and tangible approaches to methylation. Maybe your level of knowledge has grown or maybe it is just forming around epigenetics. Regardless of where you are on the dance floor, the world of epigenetics can be better navigated. We will be covering the role of epigenetic expression in reference to hormones, neurotransmitters and pharmacotherapy. Cases will be provided during the session and you will also receive hands on support with your most difficult cases. So come prepared with questions and specific cases for us to enhance your clinical dance skills.
Methylation helps to explain the epigenetics of various chronic diseases including neurological, hormonal and immunological disturbances. The area of methylation is expansive, but key enzyme variations will be discussed that play a large role within chronic disease states. Current supportive literature and research will be shared to enhance specific epigenetic variations though lifestyle support, homeopathy, nutrition, pharmacognosy and pharmacotherapy. The session will consist of lecture and case based learning as well as case discussions.
**This course will now be available via live webinar. Select live webinar option in your registration form and we will send you information on connecting via video webinar one week prior to class.
*The course has been approved for 6.0hrs of CE through OBNM of which 1.25 will be in pharmacy.
Meet Your Instructors:
Dr. Leah K. Hollon ND, MPH– Dr. Leah Hollon holds a BS in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a Master in Public Health (MPH) from VCU School of Medicine. She completed her ND degree and residency training at National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR. She is currently a Naturopathic Doctor and Co-Owner of Richmond Natural Medicine. Read More.
Schedule of Events (All Times in EST)
9:40am-10:00am EST– Registration (for in-person attendees only)
10:00am-11:00am EST– Introduction of Methylation and Epigenetics (within this sections specifically CYP enzymes will be looked at in relationship to top prescribed pharmacotherapy in the US in relation to chronic disease)- 0.5 RX hrs for this part to look at pharmacotherapy processed by CYP1A1, CYP1A2, CYP1B1, CYP2D6, CYP3A4 and inducers as well as inhibitors. This section will include discussing pharmacotherapy and their potential side effects- Presenter: Leah Hollon
11:00am-11:15am EST– Break
11:15am-12:15 pm EST- Epigenetics and Neurotransmitter Regulation- 0.25 RX for this part for RX CE, will address pharmacotherapy in relationship to specific methylation enzyme variations impacting neurological health (anxiety, depression, Parkinson’s, dementia)- Leah Hollon
12:15-12:30pm EST– Break
12:30pm-1:30 pm EST– Epigenetics and Hormonal Regulation- 0.25 RX for this part to specifically look at pharmacotherapy’s role on hormones that directly impact MAO, COMT, CBS and again CYPs – Presenters: Leah Hollon
1:30pm-2:45pm EST– Lunch
2:45 pm- 3:45 pm EST– Epigenetics and Immunity- 0.25RX for this section in relationship to histamines and autoimmune pharmacotherapy- Leah Hollon
3:45-4:00pm EST– Break
4:00pm-6:00 pm EST– 2 cases (25 mins each) will be discussed that were submitted prior to CE by attendees that will be chosen event to demonstrate the days learning including CYPs, neurological, hormone, and immune function. Participants will also pair up in break-out groups of 3-4 people to work on an individual case they will bring to the seminar/CE.
Special Early Registration Price of $225*
*If you register by November 20, 2017.
AFTER November 21st Cost is $250.
Resident Rate is $199.
student rate is $175.