SAVE THE DATE

February 10 - 12, 2023

About The Event

What To Expect

Participate in cutting-edge information and lively discussions on the integrative healthcare topics you're interested in while earning CMEs. Enjoy vendor demonstrations and discover the newest nutraceutical products. Connect with other practitioners, vendors, and service providers to support you in your practice. Learn what's next for the industry and catch a glimpse at the ingredients, science, and issues that drive it.
8 SPEAKERS | 8 CME HOURS APPLIED FOR | 15+ EXHIBITORS*
Summit
Orlando Eye
CME EVENT

Featured Speakers

Ben Lynch

Ben Lynch, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Bellingham, WA

Ben Lynch, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Anna Cabeca

Anna Cabeca, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Brunswick, GA

Anna Cabeca, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cheryl Burdette

Cheryl Burdette, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Peachtree City, GA

Cheryl Burdette, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
David Haase

David Haase, MD

Family Medicine
Clarksville, TN

David Haase, MD

Family Medicine
Yousef Elyaman

Yousef Elyaman, MD

Internal Medicine
Ocala, FL

Yousef Elyaman, MD

Internal Medicine
James Munro

James Munro, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Atlanta, GA

James Munro, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Wendy Warner

Wendy Warner, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Langhorne, PA

Wendy Warner, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Christopher Shade

Christopher Shade, PhD

CEO, Quicksilver Scientific®
Louisville, CO

Christopher Shade, PhD

CEO, Quicksilver Scientific®
Event Details

Conference Schedule

  • 11 February, 2023
    Saturday
  • 12 February, 2023
    Sunday
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM

Breakfast

Ben Lynch
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Histamine Intolerance: Genetic Susceptibility and How to Resolve It

Ben Lynch, ND
A significant percentage of patient complaints are associated with histamine intolerance. The following disorders have all been linked to an impaired ability to metabolize histamine: pregnancy complications, seasonal allergies, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, autoimmune disease, cluster headaches, motion sickness, breathing disorders, itchy skin, food intolerances, and leaky gut. Discussions about histamine intolerance typically focus on mast cell activation disorder; however, it is also important to talk about why there is an overproduction of, or an inability to break down, histamine in these patients—and how to address it.
  • Keynote
  • Bio

    Ben Lynch, ND, received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. He is the president of Seeking Health, a company that helps educate the public and health professionals on overcoming genetic dysfunction. Dr. Lynch’s passion for identifying the root cause of disease directed him to the field of epigenetics—the science of understanding gene expression and how to use diet, supplements, environment, and lifestyle to shape genetic destiny. Dr. Lynch is a pioneer in his field and is widely considered the authority on gene variations by his peers in the medical community. He is also the best-selling author of Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health.

  • Ballroom location TBD
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Break & Raffle Prizes

David Haase, MD
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Regenerative Plasma Exchange™ and Neurologic Nutrition as Components of a Personalized Systems Medicine™ Program to Reverse Cognitive Decline

David Haase, MD

The health-restoring mission of functional medicine is actualized by finding and addressing the root cause of system dysfunction in individual patients. Removing factors that inhibit healing and replenishing factors that support healing play a central role in treatment. Growth and repair depend on the adequacy of raw materials, energy, and signaling molecules that stem from dietary intake. Results from an appropriate testing protocol can provide insight into a patient’s nutritional status and help determine if supplemental support is needed for optimal nourishment.

Regenerative Plasma Exchange™ is a therapy that endeavors to accelerate the salutogenic process of removing and replenishing factors that impact healing. The Personalized Systems Medicine™ guidance is a program that enables practical application in clinical practice with optimal nutrition support being crafted from individual test results. Both plasma exchange and personalized nutrition hold great promise for regenerating and boosting peak brain performance to optimize neurologic outcomes from Autism to Alzheimer’s.

  • Keynote
  • Bio

    David Haase, MD, received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and is board certified in both family and integrative holistic medicine. He is the founder and CEO of MaxWell Clinic and a primary educator for mitochondrial influences on health at the Institute for Functional Medicine. He is also the cofounder and sponsor of The Food Initiative—a non-profit organization that helps youths make healthier choices for their bodies and their communities. Dr. Haase specializes in fatigue, brain-related disorders (mood, attention, anxiety, insomnia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, seizures, head injury), inflammatory and immune dysregulation, allergy, and cancer support.

  • Ballroom location TBD
12:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Lunch Break

Anna Cabeca, OB/GYN
01:15 PM - 03:15 PM

A Natural Approach to Libido and Intimacy

Anna Cabeca, DO
The physiologic changes that occur with age can significantly impact libido and lack of intimacy in relationships. Hormonal shifts commonly lead to vaginal dryness and hot flashes in women. Men may experience loss of libido and physical symptoms, such as erectile dysfunction. In addition, stress contributes to physical disconnect by its effect on cortisol and oxytocin levels. Gut health can also influence libido and intimacy through the inner workings between the gut microbiome and the vaginal microbiome (known as the gut-vagina connection); directly relating gut health to hormones. The correct protocol is critical to balancing hormones and restoring a healthy, natural sex drive so that intimacy can flourish and relationships can thrive.
  • Keynote
  • Bio

    Anna Cabeca, DO, is a triple board-certified osteopathic doctor who received an obstetrics and gynecology degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She also holds special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Cabeca is the president and chief medical officer of Golden Isles Medicinal Spa and the founder of The Girlfriend Doctor, an integrative medicine lifestyle website and podcast aiming to help women live happier, healthier lives. Dr. Cabeca is the author of 2 best-selling books: The Hormone Fix, a groundbreaking holistic lifestyle program for menopausal women, and Keto-Green 16, a comprehensive nutritional plan for staying healthy and slim at any age.

  • Ballroom location TBD
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM

Break & Raffle Prizes

Christopher Shade, PhD
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM

Detoxifying Gerontogens to Reverse Biological Age

Christopher Shade, PhD
Toxins can impact the healthy biological functioning of the human body. Although the body has an inherent network of detoxification pathways, toxins from the environment, food sources, and other external contaminants can accumulate over time. Because of this circumstance, detoxification has emerged as a core pursuit of an anti-aging lifestyle. Clinical protocols that influence the interface of the major detoxification pathways can provide patients with powerful and symptom-free detoxification support clinically associated with longevity.
  • Keynote
  • Bio

    Christopher Shade, PhD, graduated with a doctoral degree in environmental science/aquatic chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific®, a nanoparticle dietary supplement company where he has patented a mercury speciation diagnostic process to analyze human toxicity. Dr. Shade also founded the only clinical lab in the world offering mercury speciation analysis, and he has designed cutting-edge dietary supplements and protocols for detoxification, immune and foundational wellness, and longevity. Dr. Shade’s comprehensive understanding of mercury and its interactions with sulfur compounds, particularly glutathione, make him an expert in the toxicity and detoxification of heavy metals. He regularly speaks worldwide as an educator on mercury, environmental toxicities, neuroinflammation, immune dysregulation, and the human detoxification system.

  • Ballroom location TBD
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Breakfast

Wendy Warner, MD
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

More Than Hormones: In Search of Menopause Relief

Wendy Warner, MD
Historically, a decline in estrogen levels was deemed responsible for initiating the onset of menopause, and its varied symptoms rendered the replacement of estrogen the primary treatment. However, menopausal symptoms are also triggered by physiological fluctuations, such as blood sugar instability and adrenal dysfunction. Treatment protocols that support blood sugar balance and adrenal function play a role in the mechanisms involved in menopausal symptom relief, thus helping some women avoid hormonal intervention.
  • Keynote
  • Bio

    Wendy Warner, MD, earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as holistic medicine. She is the founder and medical director of Medicine in Balance where she integrates her expertise in functional medicine and as a trained herbalist with her full mesa carrier, Q’ero tradition, Merbakah medicine lineage—the traditional practice of incorporating energy and balance into the healing process. She is a past president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, an educator for the Institute for Functional Medicine, and the coauthor of Boosting Your Immunity for Dummies.

  • Ballroom location TBD
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break & Raffle Prizes

Yousef Elyaman, MD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Diving Deeper Into Advanced Lipid Testing

Yousef Elyaman, MD

Despite the technological advances in prevention and treatment, cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in America. The primary preventive approach is to decrease low-density lipoproteins (LDL), also known as “bad cholesterol,” yet 75% of patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction have normal LDL levels. Additionally, 45% of those admitted for a heart attack have healthy high-density lipoproteins (HDL)—or “good cholesterol”—levels. So, what is being missed?

According to current research, there is much more to the equation than the standard lipid panels focusing on LDL and HDL. Advanced lipid testing is part of an integrative medicine protocol providing further insight into cardiovascular risk factors allowing for individualized solutions to reduce a patient’s risk for a major cardiac event.

  • Keynote
  • Bio

    Yousef Elyaman, MD, graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and is a board-certified internist with a cross-specialization in pediatrics. He is also one of the first functional medicine–certified practitioners worldwide. As the founder and medical director of Absolute Health, he has successfully integrated an insurance-based functional medicine approach into his practice. Dr. Elyaman customizes comprehensive treatment plans incorporating the latest in modern medicine with natural and alternative treatments and methods that contribute significantly to overall health and well-being. Dr. Elyaman also provides educational events open to the public on a regular, ongoing basis. He frequently guest lectures at local hospitals and community centers to discuss comprehensive care plans and overall wellness.

  • Ballroom location TBD
12:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Lunch Break

END OF CME PRESENTATIONS
Cheryl Burdette, ND
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM

A Synthesis of the Science; Putting It into Practice

Cheryl Burdette, ND and James Munro, ND
This non-CME event will review key takeaways from the previous sessions and examine the intersections and how they relate to clinical practice. The strategies around patient management that were showcased by the other speakers, in addition to relevant controversies or concerns related to the material presented, will also be discussed. A highlight of this session will be expert guidance on how to utilize WholeScripts products in the protocols presented in the other lectures. This recap of the cutting-edge information presented in the CME talks and how it translates into patient care using WholeScripts fulfillment is a session you do not want to miss.
  • Keynote
  • Bio

    Cheryl Burdette, ND, received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She is the director of education and the naturopathic residency program at Progressive Medical; the founder and educational director of a functional laboratory, Precision Point Diagnostics; and the education director for XYMOGEN. Dr. Burdette also serves on independent IRBs giving feedback concerning various studies in integrated medicine. She is involved in study design and translational research, has lectured extensively internationally, and is a chapter author in the book Laboratory Evaluations of Molecular Medicine. Her passions are teaching the practices of integrative and naturopathic medicine and increasing awareness of evidence-based natural therapies.

  • Bio

    James Munro, ND, graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and is the owner of his self-named private practice, Dr. James Munro. Initially serving as the director of clinical services at XYMOGEN, Dr. Munro is currently the medical director of XYMOGEN and WholeScripts, helping to develop and produce exclusive professional formulas that provide quality supplements to healthcare practitioners. His dedication to providing top-quality care, especially in chronic diseases related to the gut–brain axis, has led him to take the social media world by storm as he imparts his wealth of knowledge. Dr. Munro shares his wisdom on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, and writes his own series of motivational blog posts on jamesistrying.com. He has become a true social influencer who cares deeply about helping people achieve their overall wellness goals.

  • Ballroom location TBD
Event Details

The Venue

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes.

About the Venue

Attendee Room Rate: For discounted room rates please book using the link below.
Discover Orlando at Grande Lakes luxury resort

Make your Florida escape an extraordinary one at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Located on a lush, 500-acre property, it's ideal for exploring the Orlando area -- or for relaxing poolside in the Florida sunshine. Unwind at the outdoor pool complex, including a lazy river, or try a challenging 18-hole golf course designed by PGA great Greg Norman. Select from enticing in-house dining options, from luxury Italian fare at Primo to a farm-to-table menu and craft selections at Whisper Creek Farm. Amenities include:

  • Free Internet Access
  • On-Site Restaurants
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Digital Check-In
  • Laundry
  • Concierge
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Pricing Plan

Ticket Information

Early-Bird Pricing

$395.00
Expires 12/31/2022
Package includes:
  • Breakfast Two Days
  • Lunch Two Days
  • Presentations
  • 8 CMEs On-site
  • Printed Materials
  • Tradeshow Access
  • and More...

Standard Pricing

$595.00
Standard admission after December 31, 2022. Package includes:
  • Breakfast Two Days
  • Lunch Two Days
  • Presentations
  • 8 CMEs On-site
  • Printed Materials
  • Tradeshow Access
  • and More...
Event Sponsors

Partners & Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

HumanN
XYMOGEN
Nordic Naturals

Gold Sponsors

Haelan Products Inc.

Silver Sponsors