Speakers & Schedule

Schedule (subject to change and adjustment)

Wednesday 7th October 2020

Time

Topic

Speaker

7:00 – 8:00 AM Check-In
8:00 – 8:15 AM Welcome and Orientation Michael Ash, DO, ND, BSc (Hons) RNT

Dan Lukaczer, ND

8:15 – 9:45 AM Introduction to Functional Medicine: Redefining Disease Applied Systems Medicine Joel Evans, MD
9:45 – 10:15 AM Morning Break– Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
10:15 – 12:15 PM Mapping the Territory: Using the Functional Medicine Matrix Model Shilpa Saxena, MD
12:15 – 1:45 PM Lunch Break
1:45 – 3:30 PM DIGIN to Root Causes of Gut Dysfunction Dan Lukaczer, ND
3:30 – 4:00 PM Afternoon Break
4:00 – 6:00 PM Treatment of GI Dysfunction in the Context of the Functional Medicine Matrix Tom Sult, MD
6:15 – 7:15 PM Welcome Drinks Reception
Thursday 8th October 2020

Time

Topic

Speaker

7:00 – 7:45 AM IFM’s Certification Program: The Path and Benefits – Optional Dan Lukaczer, ND
8:00 – 9:30 AM Immune Dysfunction and Inflammation: A Primary Mechanism of Illness Robert Rountree, MD
9:30 – 10:00 AM Morning Break – Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
10:00 – 11:30 AM Food Allergies, Sensitivities, and Intolerances: Diagnosis and Treatment Michael Ash, DO, ND, BSc (Hons) RNT
11:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:15 PM Prescribing an Elimination Diet Monique Class,  MS, APRN, BC
2:15 – 3:15 PM Afternoon Break – Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
3:15 – 4:30 PM Anthropometrics, Biomarkers, Clinical Assessment, and Diet Evaluation: The ABCDs of Nutritional Evaluation: Part 1 Shilpa Saxena, MD
4:30 – 4:45 PM Short Restroom Break
4:45 – 6:00 PM Shifting the Therapeutic Encounter Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC
6:15 – 7:45 PM Business and Clinical Strategies for Successful Practice Implementation Michael Ash DO, ND

Rangan Chatterjee MD

Antony Haynes BA (Hons) Dip ION

Ayan Panja MBBS

Friday 9th October 2020

Time

Topic

Speaker

7:00 – 7:45 AM Meditation – Optional
8:00 – 9:45 AM Anthropometrics, Biomarkers, Clinical Assessment, and Diet Evaluation: The ABCDs of Nutritional Evaluation: Part 2 Shilpa Saxena, MD
9:45 – 10:15 AM Morning Break – Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
10:15 – 12:00 PM Lowering the Toxic Body Burden Using Diet, Lifestyle, and Other Strategies Robert Rountree, MD
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:30 PM Functional Approaches to Cardiometabolic Disease Dan Lukaczer, ND or Tom Sult, MD
3:30 – 4:30 PM Afternoon Break – Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
4:30 – 6:00 PM Challenges in the Journey of Change Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC
6:15 – 7:30 PM Networking Reception
Saturday 10th October 2020

Time

Topic

Speaker

7:15 – 7:45 AM Yoga – Optional
8:00 – 9:15 AM Understanding the HPATG Axis: From Biochemistry to Application Joel Evans, MD
9:15 – 9:45 AM Morning Break – Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
9:45 – 11:00 AM Assessment and Treatment of Adrenal Dysfunction Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC
11:00 – 11:15 AM Short Restroom Break
11:15 – 12:30 PM Assessment and Treatment of Thyroid Dysfunction Dan Lukaczer, ND
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:15 PM Testosterone Deficiency in Men Tom Sult, MD
3:15 – 4:15 PM Afternoon Break – Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
4:15 – 5:45 PM

5:45 – 6:00 PM

Modulating a Woman’s Hormones

Question and Answers Session

Joel Evans, MD

Presenters

Sunday 11th October 2020

Time

Topic

Speaker

7:15 – 7:45 AM Clinical Education Support Forum – Optional Michael Ash, DO, ND, BSc (Hons) RNT

Antony Haynes,  BA (Hons), Dip ION

8:00 – 9:30 AM Mitochondria and Energy Dynamics Bob Rountree, MD
9:30 – 10:00 AM Morning Break – Refreshments in Exhibition Hall
10:00 – 11:30 AM Clinical Integration of Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Change Shilpa Saxena, MD
11:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:30 PM Clinical Integration and the Functional Medicine Matrix Joel Evans, MD
2:30 – 3:00 PM Question and Answers Session Presenters
3:00 – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break – Refreshments in Exhibition Hall
3:30 – 5:00 PM Insight, Intuition, and the Therapeutic Partnership Tom Sult, MD

AFMCP™-UK Faculty (subject to change)

MICHAEL ASH, DO, ND, BSc, RNT

Michael Ash DO, ND, BSc, RNT has been in practice for over 30 years. Building one of the largest integrative medicine clinics in the southwest of England (he sold this in 2007), he embraced the concepts of functional medicine and employed them in his clinical development from 1991. Since 1992 he has researched the role of the mucosal immune system, especially in relation to the gastrointestinal tract and applied the emerging comprehension and relationships between the bacterial constituents and the immune system to his clinical needs. This clinical experience and intellectual rigor produced impressive clinical outcomes and as such he has presented in the role of ‘wet tissues’ in human health in 5 continents to thousands of clinicians over the last decade. Michael is an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and responsible for bringing the Institute’s professional training programmes to the UK and Europe. Michael is an experienced presenter able to convert complex mechanisms into comprehensible sections of information that resonate with clinical experiences. Author of numerous book chapters, articles and reviews as well as managing editor of Clinical Education a NFP group focussed on the intersection between foods, food concentrates, medicines and health. He works in a small specialist practice exploring the use of food substrates in the treatment of mucosal immune related disorders.

RANGAN CHATTERJEE, BSc (Hons) MRCP MRCGP

Rangan Chatterjee BSc (Hons) MRCP MRCGP is a renowned GP whose public profile has allowed him to bring Lifestyle Medicine and Functional Medicine to a wide audience.  Having worked initially as a trainee renal physician, he moved into general practice and has never looked back.  His expertise lies in getting to the root cause of symptoms by using lifestyle as therapy.  With a degree in Immunology, he is particularly interested in the gut microbiome and it’s effect on human health.  Rangan lectures internationally on his subject, the evidence behind it, and is passionate about the profound impact it has on patients and clients.

MONIQUE CLASS MS, APRN, BC

Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Holistic Health, and wellness educator at The Center for Women’s Health, where she inspires and supports patients of all ages to implement lifestyle changes to improve their health and well-being. Her special interests include well-woman care, adolescent gynecology, and optimal aging.

A sought-after teacher in the fields of holistic health and nursing, Monique is an adjunct professor at The College of New Rochelle Graduate School of Nursing, a clinical instructor for Yale Graduate School of Nursing, a senior faculty member of the Center for Mind/Body Medicine in Washington DC, and a faculty member for the Institute for Functional Medicine.

With extensive training and clinical experience in many therapeutic approaches including nutrition and mind-body therapies, Monique is also certified by the Psychosynthesis Institute in Imagery and is currently completing her training in Foundations in Herbal Medicine. She received her degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and her post-masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the College of New Rochelle and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia.

JOEL M. EVANS, MD

Joel M. Evans, MD is the Founder and Director of The Center for Women’s Health, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a member of the core faculty of both The Center for Mind/Body Medicine and The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is a nationally recognized wellness expert, educator, author, and physician, specializing in nutrition, functional medicine, mind/body medicine and spirituality. Having pursued studies in spirituality, metaphysics, and personal transformation for many years, Dr. Evans has recently created a core curriculum designed to share ancient spiritual wisdom with others in order to help bring health and happiness into their lives.

DAN LUKACZER, ND

Dan Lukaczer, ND received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 1991. He is past Director of Clinical Research at Metagenics’ Functional Medicine Research Center where he was the principal investigator on various clinical trials. Dr. Lukaczer has taught, lectured, and written extensively on botanical and nutritional medicine. He is currently Director of Medical Education at the Institute for Functional Medicine™.

ROBERT ROUNTREE, MD

Robert Rountree, MD received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill in 1980.  He subsequently completed a three-year residency in family and community medicine at the Milton O. Hershey Medical Centre in Hershey, Pennsylvania, after which he was certified by the American Board of Family Practice.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine.  He has augmented his training with extensive postgraduate studies in nutritional and herbal pharmacology along with certification as a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  Dr Rountree has provided his unique combination of traditional family medicine, nutrition, herbology and mind-body therapy in Boulder, CO since 1983.  He has recently opened Boulder Wellcare, a private practice specialising in individual healthcare consulting.  He is co-author of three books on Integrative Medicine, Immunotics: A Revolutionary Way to Fight Infection, Beat Chronic Illness and Stay Well (Putnam, 2000); Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child (Avery Publishing, 1994); and A Parent’s Guide to Medical Emergencies (Avery, 1997).

SHILPA P. SAXENA, MD

Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, a board-certified Family Practice physician, graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed her Family Practice residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, where she served as Chief Resident and received an additional Certification in Low-risk Obstetrics. She is a Fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona and serves as Clinical Faculty for The Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Saxena opened the SevaMed Institute early in her medical career, where she practices integrative and functional family medicine. She applies the core principle of ”Patients Powered by Knowledge,” achieving tremendous success by finding, treating, and reversing the root cause of illness. Her Center for Living Wellness offers advanced clinical lectures, healthy cooking classes, a community-based organic co-op, and fitness and yoga classes—all designed to help her patients to develop and expand their knowledge and implementation of healthy living. Dr. Saxena also has a blog—Medicine to Move You—on beliefnet.com, adding to her mission to move the masses toward better health. Her in-depth website, LivingWellnessUniversity.com, helps people make sense of the volumes of confusing, online medical information. She lectures nationally and appears on local TV and talk-radio shows.

TOM SULT, MD

Tom Sult, MD completed his undergraduate education in chemistry at California State University-Chico. While spending two years at St. Georges School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, he was introduced to the herbal and shamanistic customs of the Grenadian “bush doctor.” Upon transfer to UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Sult was introduced to Norman Cousins and the division of Psychoneuroimmunology. Mr. Cousins became a close mentor to Dr. Sult and helped him form a scientific foundation for the broad, open, “natural” healing techniques he had witnessed in Grenada. Dr. Sult maintains a private practice in St. Cloud, MN and is board certified in family medicine and holistic medicine. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Minnesota and is the Medical Director of “A Chance to Grow,” a multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinic for brain-injured children in Minneapolis.

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