Fall 2022 CE Conference for the Naturopathic Community

October 2022

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Fall 2022 Speakers And Topics:

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Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

Prescriptions in Women's Health That Prescribers Need to Know

Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical adjunct professor at NUNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Hudson has been in practice for more than 36 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, co-owner and director of product research and education for VITANICA and the program director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium), a non-profit organization for accredited naturopathic residencies.

Dr. Hudson has been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. Dr. Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NUNM Alumni Pioneer Award., the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NUNM Hall of Fame. In 2016, she was the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physician’s “Living Legends” award.

In 2021 she received the 2020 American Botanical Council’s prestigious Fredi Kronenberg Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals in Women’s Health Award for 2020. She is a nationally recognized author (book: Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine second edition, McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher, and clinician. Dr. Hudson serves on several editorial boards, advisory panels and as a consultant to the natural products industry. She also writes monthly columns and free lance articles for several publications.

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Dr. Laurie Menk Otto, ND MPH

  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome - How to Recognize and Assess MCAS in Clinical Practice
  • MCAS and Overlapping Syndromes - Case Vignettes

Dr. Laurie Menk Otto provides comprehensive naturopathic care at Reconstructed Wellness in Southeast Portland. Her practice focus is on concussion and head injury recovery, autonomic nervous system disorders, allergy, asthma, and digestive issues.

Her approach to treatment is informed by a strong background in research and public health. After graduating from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2007, she completed a three-year clinical research fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, during which time she completed a Master of public health degree from the University of Arizona.

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Dr. Ilana Gurevich, ND LAc

Under-Diagnosed Diarrhea Disorders in the Primary Care Practice

Dr. Gurevich is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2007 and 2008. She is currently co-owner of two large integrative medical clinics, one in northwest Portland and one in northeast Portland. She runs a very busy private practice specializing in treating inflammatory bowel disease as well as IBS, SIBO and functional GI disorders.

She lectures extensively and teaches about both conventional and natural treatments for gastrointestinal conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO and IBS. She is one of the foremost experts on the intersection of IBD and IBS and how treating one resolves the other. Dr. Gurevich also acts as a mentor in the naturopathic community educating about GI disorders. She supervises residents and consults with physicians about their most difficult GI cases. Dr. Gurevich was nominated as one of Portland Top Docs by the Portland Monthly in both 2014, 2016 and 2020.

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Dr. Alena Guggenheim, ND

Small Fiber Neuropathy: Considerations for Diagnosis and Management in the Complex Patient Population

Dr. Alena Guggenheim is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. Dr. Guggenheim specializes in the care of children and adults with chronic pain and connective tissue disorders.

She enjoys working with patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and associated complex symptoms. She likes to help patients navigate health care options and empowering them to make informed decisions. When not seeing patients Dr. Guggenheim enjoys spending time in nature with her family and horseback riding.

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