Course Overview

Hormone Therapy in Integrative Practice

Join a panel of presenters discuss hormone therapy, risk factors, and its role in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, patients of all genders, and thyroid + adrenal function.
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2022 Annual Conference

October 28-30, 2022

Required Lessons

4 content lessons and 1 end of course evaluation

Time to Complete

3 hours 30 minutes

CME Eligible*

3.25 credit(s)

Meet Your Faculty

Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD

Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, ABoIM, is a family practice and integrative medicine physician with a specialty in integrative health, relationships, and health equity and is the author of 5 books, recently Bodywise: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing. She speaks and teaches widely and runs the award-winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, received her Medical Degree at the University of California San Francisco and a Masters Degree in Holistic Health and Medical Sciences from the University of California Berkeley.

Disclosure

No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM

Board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, and Integrative Holistic Medicine, Dr. Guarneri is deeply committed to expanding integrative medicine, education and research globally. A leading proponent of Integrative Medicine, she serves on the Founding Board of the American Board Physician Specialties in Integrative Medicine (ABOIM). She is Co-founder and Medical Director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla in La Jolla, California, U.S.A., where she leads a team of experts in conventional, integrative and natural medicine. Dr. Guarneri is Co-founder and Treasurer of Miraglo Foundation, a non-profit public charity providing healthcare and education to the underserved globally. A Clinical Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), she also is President of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) and the Past President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). 

Disclosure

Simon and Shuster (Book Royalties), Vivos Therapeutics (Independent Contractor), Hay House (Book Royalties). All disclosures were mitigated prior to the activity.

Sara Gottfried, MD

Sara Gottfried, MD, is a physician/scientist, bioengineer, educator, researcher, consultant, and keynote speaker. A thought leader and renowned practitioner of precision, functional, and personalized medicine, Dr. Gottfried has devoted her career to delivering superb, evidence-based multiomic care to patients with impeccable service, and to building bridges with allopathic physicians through disruptive education. Her mission is to reinvent healthcare toward the standard of personalized medicine with a focus on telehealth for executives, elite athletes, and VIPs. She is the author of three New York Times bestselling books on integrative and precision medicine.

Disclosure

No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Rashmi Mullur, MD

Dr. Rashmi Mullur is an Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine, the Chief of Telehealth for the VA Greater Los Angeles, as well as the Education director for the UCLA Integrative Medicine Collaborative. She is a board-certified internist, endocrinologist, integrative medicine practitioner, and certified yoga instructor. She serves on the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) BIPOC committee to promote health equity in integrative medicine and whole health. Dr. Mullur has been practicing yoga since childhood and has been incorporating yoga into clinical care as a physician. Her clinical practice is focused on the use of mind-body techniques, integrative approaches, and remote monitoring tools in the management of chronic disease. 

Disclosure

No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Detailed Course Info

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Learning Objectives
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 Course Description

What is this course about?

This course is broken into 4 separate topics:
  1. Clinical Benefits of Hormone Therapy: This session will discuss the impact of hypogonadism on conditions individuals face as part of aging of the psycho-immuno-neuro-metabolic-endocrinological network.
  2. Practical Applications of Hormone Replacement in all Genders: Learn the latest research on hormone treatment of all genders, including Menopause, Testosterone Deficiency, Adrenal dysfunction, Thyroid dysfunction, and implications for prevention of cardiovascular disease and dementia.
  3. Assessing Thyroid + Adrenal Function + Impact of Integrative Health Care: Review conventional approaches to hormonal assessment for thyroid and adrenal conditions, including common challenges in assessing hormonal function in patients struggling with chronic stress and fatigue. 
  4. Cardiometabolic Health for Women + Men, Ages 40+: Review the risk factors, diagnosis and treatment and the role of hormones in cardiovascular disease.
 Accreditation/cme

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. 
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 27, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website, www.meded.uci.edu/cme, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at https://www.aihm.org/contact/. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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 Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will be able to...

Clinical Benefits of Hormone
  • Identify the impact of hypogonadism on conditions individuals face as part of aging of the psycho-immuno-neuro-metabolic-endocrinological network.
  • Review the clinical implications of the “critical window” hypothesis as it applies to persons assigned female at birth (AFAB).
  • Recognize the risks and benefits of hormone therapy based on the latest evidence.


Practical Applications of Hormone Replacement in all Genders

  • Understanding current guidelines for the prescription of hormone therapy in premature menopause, perimenopause and menopause.
  • Understand the current guidelines for the prescription of testosterone replacement in testosterone deficiency syndrome in those assigned male at birth.
  • Gain the ability to differentiate and choose between all hormone formulations and dosages in individual patients with different characteristics, histories and risk factors.


Assessing Thyroid + Adrenal Function + Impact of Integrative Health Care

  • Recognize the impact of biotin-assay interference on hormonal assay measurement.
  • Review the impact of adaptogenic herbal supplements on hormonal testing.
  • Review the impact of mind-body based interventions on hormonal function within the framework of traditional medical practices.


Cardiometabolic Health for Women + Men, Ages 40+

  • Recognize CVD as a disease of inflammation and Oxidative Stress.
  • Discuss diagnosis strategies for CVD.
  • Examine when and when not to consider hormone therapy.

What's included in this course?

This course includes the following:
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  • Video Recording
  • Downloadable Audio
  • Speaker Handout(s)
  • Quiz
  • Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Enroll Now!

This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.