Saturday, 27th April


Time Topic Speaker
8:00 – 9:30 Gastrointestinal Dysbiosis: What it is and How to Recognise it

Dysbiosis results when there is an imbalance between the protective natural flora of the gut and pathogenic and pathobiontic microbiota. There are myriad consequences of dysbiosis that are beginning to be validated in the medical literature. Dr. Mullin will describe how to recognise the signs and symptoms of dysbiosis, and how to evaluate dysbiosis using conventional and special laboratory testing. They will also focus on how to evaluate patients for suspected bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections, which are a common underlying cause of dysbiosis. They will review laboratory reports including stool analysis, organic acids, and small bowel bacterial overgrowth.

Gerard Mullin MD, MS, CNSP
9:30 – 10:00 Cooking Demonstration

Dr. Lipski and Dr. Hanaway will demonstrate how to incorporate food as medicine not only into our practice with patients, but into our own personal lives as well. Join them for a short demonstration of nutritious, delicious, and simple techniques in food preparation and cooking that help to bring balance to the gastrointestinal tract.

Liz Lipski PhD, CCN, CHN and Patrick Hanaway MD
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Break
10:30 – 12:00 Dysbiosis, Prebiotics Probiotics and Synbiotics in Sickness and in Health

A common misconception is that treating a bacterial, fungal, or protozoal infection alone will result in a complete cure of gastrointestinal dysbiosis. Often, a multifactorial response including lifestyle, dietary, and nutritional modifications, along with botanical/ pharmaceutical interventions, are necessary for long-term remediation. Dr. Hanaway will discuss an array of dietary, nutraceutical, botanical, and pharmaceutical treatments for these conditions.

Liz Lipski PhD, CCN, CHN
12:00-13:00 Fire in the Gut Part 1: Assessment of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

Inflammation and free radical damage are hallmarks of a variety of gastrointestinal problems. Assessing for these gastrointestinal mediators can be an important and critical step in modifying gastrointestinal dysfunctions of all sorts. Dr. Hanaway will describe evaluation tools that can help reveal and track inflammation and oxidative stress in the gastrointestinal tract.

Patrick Hanaway MD
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-14:45 Q and A All presenting faculty on this day
14:45 – 15:30 Fire in the Gut Part 1: Assessment of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

Inflammation and free radical damage are hallmarks of a variety of gastrointestinal problems. Assessing for these gastrointestinal mediators can be an important and critical step in modifying gastrointestinal dysfunctions of all sorts. Dr. Hanaway will describe evaluation tools that can help reveal and track inflammation and oxidative stress in the gastrointestinal tract.

Patrick Hanaway MD
15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon Break
16:00 – 17:15 Fire in the Gut Part 2: Treating Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in the Gastrointestinal Tract

Understanding how to adequately address the various mediators of inflammation and free radical damage is a key strategy in treating gastrointestinal problems. Dr. Mullin will describe important dietary, nutraceutical, and botanical treatment options to help “cool” inflammatory and oxidative stress mediators.

Gerard Mullin MD, MS, CNSP
17:15 – 18:00 Q and A All Attending Faculty

* Speakers/subjects and times may change

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