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Fall 2019 Continuing Education Conference for the Naturopathic Community

October 5th 9am-5pm

Topics:

  • Testosterone: The functional and social implications in women's and men's health
  • Environmental Mold Illness in Primary Care Practice:

Clinical Pearls Mold Related Illness SIBO Speakers: Dr. David Kern Dr. Anne Hill Dr. Ami Kapadia Dr. Allison Siebecker

The Eliot Center Buchan Hall and Atrium 1226 SW Salmon Street Portland, OR 97205

$150 per attendee Includes a delicious lunch (Parking available in adjacent lot)

For more information contact Terry:

terrya@communitycmpd.com

Phone: (503) 303-7112

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David Kern ND, LAc

David began the study and prescribing of bioidentical hormones in 1977, towards the end of his senior year at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. For the past 40 years, Dr. Kern has continued to prescribe, research and teach about the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormone therapy. Following the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative Study, Dr. Kern turned his teaching and lecturing focus to the discrepancy in so-called evidence based medicine and the inconsistencies in prescribing protocols for bioidentical hormones. Working with patients, Dr. Kern first outlines a foundation for health by educating the patient about the key to aging. With that foundation, Dr. Kern conveys an evidence based rationale for the restoration of hormone replacement, while sorting out the myriad of voices for and against hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Kern is the medical director and founder of Grace Health Centers on the island of Maui. He has been a resident of Hawaii since 1985. In 2001, Dr. Kern was admitted to the staff of the Maui Memorial Medical Center, as the first ND admitted to a state hospital staff in Hawaii. In 2005, Dr. Kern was recognized for his leadership and medical service in the field of women’s health and naturopathic medicine by the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation together with a commendation from, then governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kern has also served as president of the Hawaii Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Chair of the Board of Naturopathic Medicine for Hawaii.

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Dr. Anne Hill

Anne Hill, ND has practiced as an herbalist and craniosacral therapist since 1994. She has been an Oregon licensed naturopathic physician since 2003. She has also been trained in the traditional eastern Indian medicine, Ayurveda, which she incorporates into patient care. Dr. Hill has a private practice in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in general family practice, environmental medicine, endocrinology, and chronic infectious disease. Dr. Hill is has been an educator as long as she has been a physician, holding private seminars on craniosacral therapeutics, and guest teaching and lecturing on medical topics at various alternative medicine programs across the United States. In her free time Dr. Hill enjoys hiking in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children, laying in the sun with her cat and experimenting in the kitchen.

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Dr. Ami Kopadia M.D., ABIHM

Ami Kapadia, MD has practiced as a family medicine and integrative medicine physician since 2005. She completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University hospital in Philadelphia and went on to work in varied settings including an inner-city urban clinic, VA hospitals around the country, and urgent care clinics in the Portland area. She has pursued training with the Institute for Functional Medicine and The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and she is certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She has been practicing functional and environmental medicine at Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center in Portland Oregon since 2015. She specializes in gut and skin issues, as well as chronic complex illness. She pays particular attention to chronic infections, allergic disease and environmental exposures and their role in illness. In her free time, Dr. Kapadia enjoys spending time with her family and vacationing in sunny locations at the beach.

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Dr. Allison Siebecker

Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National University of Natural Medicine. Where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Oriental Medicine. She was the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NUNM Clinic and has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010. Dr. Siebecker is passionate about education- she is Instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NUNM, IBS Board of Advisor & Faculty for the GI Health Foundation, Co-Founder & Curriculum Coordinator of the 2014-2016 SIBO Symposiums, teaches continuing education classes for physicians, and is the author of the free educational website <http://www.siboinfo.com/?mc_cid=cfd3b04ece&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d> siboinfo.com. In 2005, 2013 and 2015 she received the Best in Naturopathy award from the Townsend Letter, for her articles: “ <http://www.townsendletter.com/FebMarch2005/broth0205.htm?mc_cid=cfd3b04ece&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d> Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”, " <http://www.townsendletter.com/FebMarch2013/ibs0213.html?mc_cid=cfd3b04ece&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d> Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Overlooked Cause of IBS" and “ <http://www.townsendletter.com/FebMarch2015/sibo0215.html?mc_cid=cfd3b04ece&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d> SIBO: Dysbiosis Has A New Name”. Dr. Siebecker is currently writing a book synthesizing the SIBO data into one source.