saturday, SEPTEMBER 8th
8:45am | The End of Alzheimer's Part 1: Uncovered Causes
DALE BREDESEN, MD
10:45am | The End of Alzheimer's Part 2: Effective Treatment Strategies
DALE BREDESEN, MD
1:15pm | It Might Be Mold, Now What? Tackling Mold Toxicity in Mental Health
ANN SHIPPY, MD
In this presentation, you’ll find out when to consider mold as an underlying cause of a variety of symptoms, how to test for it and diagnose it, and you’ll learn about important aspects of treatment from case studies of patients who have fully recovered.
1:15pm | Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Causes, Treatments, and Clinical Consideratrions in Mental Health
KURT WOELLER, DO
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where normal colonic bacteria over-populate the small intestine causing excess hydrogen and methane gas production leading to digestive and other problems. Many people with SIBO experience not only physical symptoms with SIBO, but also mental health challenges like anxiety and depression. This presentation will discuss the role of SIBO in chronic health problems, including causes, testing, and intervention.
3:15pm | The Thyroid Axis from A-Z: Understanding, Testing, Interpreting, and Treating
LOUIS CADY, MD
This presentation will review the basic concepts of understanding the thyroid axis as well as the optimal tests which provide the most clarity. Mechanistic reasons will be presented for optimizing the thyroid axis, above and beyond the decades-old strategy of “T3 Augmentation for Depression.” Finally, a step by step way to prescribe and treat subtle (as well as not so subtle) thyroid abnormalities will be reviewed.
3:15pm | Psychiatric Uses of Cannabidiol (CBD)
HYLA CASS, MD
With increasing liberalization of its legal status throughout the U.S. and Canada, cannabis is becoming more readily available as a therapeutic agent. There is increasing information - and some confusion as well - about the therapeutic uses of its “non-high” conferring component, CBD, in treating psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, addiction, PTSD, and dementia. We will discuss the science, case examples, and the role of "THC-free CBD" in these conditions.