Taking control of your health
Complementary & Alternative Health Care Conference
Sponsored by Senator Sanders
In addition to the speakers and workshops, representatives from various complementary health care modalities will be providing complimentary hands-on sessions throughout the day.
Learn about the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine from its Director, Dr. Josephine Briggs
The Conference keynote speaker will lead a workshop focusing on how to look for reliable information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) on the web. There is a lot of inaccurate and misleading information about CAM on the web. Dr. Briggs will explore how to locate accurate, unbiased information about CAM. The workshop will be targeted to both the general public and health care providers.
Josephine Briggs, M.D., Director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Health Care Reform: The Impact of Complementary and Integrative Health Care on the New Health Care Law
Presenters will discuss the surprising presence in the Affordable Care Act of key values of complementary, alternative and integrated health care including patient-centeredness, prevention, health promotion, collaborative care, patient engagement and empowerment, and more. The law's redefinition of the health care workforce, which will facilitate patient access to the therapies and professionals they want, will also be discussed.
Craig Jones, M.D., Executive Director of the Vermont Blueprint for Health
Janet Kahn, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium
David Reynolds, DrPH., Senior Health Care Policy Advisor to Senator Sander
Insurance Coverage and Alternative/Complementary Health: A Workshop with Blue Cross / Blue Shield and Alternative/Complementary Health Care Providers
Over the past ten years, there has been some movement in getting insurance companies to cover certain complementary/alternative care treatments. This workshop will bring together Kevin Goddard, V.P. of Blue Cross / Blue Shield and alternative health care providers to examine the current status of insurance coverage, and will explore opportunities to cover additional complementary/alternative provider services.
Diet & Nutrition
Part 1 - Optimal Health: Food Supplements for Health & Healing - We will discuss why most Vermonters need Vitamin D. Learn about other especially supportive nutritients like Fish Oil, Probiotics, etc. As well, preventive nutrition "to let your foods be your medicines & your medicines be your foods". Part 2 - Delicious & Nutritious Grains - Come learn about Quinoa, Millet & Brown Rice. You will have the opportunity to taste these grains, in addition to learning nutrition facts & cooking methods.
Healthy Aging with Naturopathic Medicine
Can we modify the aging process? Are osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancer inevitable consequences of growing old? This workshop will explore the keys to healthy aging. By examining the human condition in a holistic fashion, Dr. Hollis will review how proper nutrition, hormone balancing, nutrient supplementation and Naturopathic principles can prevent and treat common conditions found in the aging process.
Christopher Hollis N.D., L.Ac, MSOM, President of VANP
Conventional and Alternative Medicine: How Do We Get Along and Work Together?
The goal of this workshop will be to explore strategies to overcome existing barriers to the integration of conventional and alternative approaches to health care. The workshop is be sponsored by the UVM Program in Integrative Health.
John Bisaccia, D.C.
Julia Brock, M.D.
Robert Davis, L.Ac.
Helene Langevin, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of UVM Program in Integrative Health
Phil Trabulsy, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Clinical Leader of UVM Program in Integrative Health
Betty Rambur, Ph.D., R.N., former Dean of the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Adrenal Health in a Sea of Stress: The Missing Link of Chronic Disease
This talk will cover adrenal function and the influence of stress in the body, with a special emphasis on often overlooked sources of stress and how stress leads to disease states. Also covered will be proper assessment of adrenal function, various treatments for improving adrenal health and recognizing whether you are "Wired and Tired".
Michael Stadtmauer, N.D., L.Ac.
Healthy Children: What Does Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) Have to Offer?
Two area practitioners will discuss healthy nutrition for children and about how both Chinese and Western herbs and homeopathy can be used successfully with many childhood health concerns.
Molly Fleming, N.D., L.Ac.
Jeanne Kellner, M.D.
Men's Health and Testosterone
Men have unique health issues that are often ignored until it's too late: BPH (benign prostate hypertrophy), prostate cancer, heart disease, and hypertension. As testosterone levels fall with aging stress and exposure to environmental estrogens, all of these uniquely male issues (and many others) increase. In this workshop we will discuss what you can do to reverse this trend and improve your overall health status.
Bill Warnock, N.D.
Women's Health Talk
Menopause marks a turning point in many women's lives that brings with it an interest in remaining as healthy and vital as possible. This talk features a naturopathic approach to treating symptoms (including what to believe regarding bioidentical hormones) and important information about heart health specifically for women. Bring your questions.
Strategies for Living with Toxic Exposures in a Changing World
This workshop will explore why and how we are being exposed to toxic chemicals and ways that people can mitigate chemical exposures. In addition we will look at efforts at the federal and state level to reduce our exposure to chemicals, and what people can do to make a difference.
The film, “INVISIBLE”
This film, directed by Vermonter Rik Carlson, gives voice to a select group of Vermonters who are gravely ill, and until now, have been out of sight. You will hear first person accounts from your Vermont neighbors as they talk about living with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFIDS and Fibromyalgia-- diseases with a thousand names and no known cause or cure. Learn more about the film
Michael Thurston, the producer of "INVISIBLE"