Hormones and Health: It's All About Healthspan

At the very root of longevity medicine lies the firm belief that a clinician's role is to not merely help patients live longer, but to live more satisfying lives throughout the entirety of the aging process. As a cornerstone within the practice of longevity medicine, hormone health and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy serve as a key tool in allowing patients to maintain full and healthy lives regardless of age.

Hormones perform vast and vital roles in the body’s system.

Healthy hormone function is important for overall health. Health can decline with age for a variety of reasons including the decline in reproductive hormone levels: due to hormone messages being drowned out by stress, by environmental toxins, or by the competition for hormone receptors by artificial estrogens (xenoestrogens) in our food and environment.

With hormone decline, physical health may deteriorate, mental wellness decreases, and chronic diseases arise. Physical changes may include:

  1. Increased resting heart rate
  2. Rise in blood pressure
  3. Amplified immunoreactivity
  4. Decrease in short term memory function
  5. Changes in body fat distribution and combustion
  6. Thinning hair on head, arms, legs, and pubic area
  7. Increase facial hair
  8. Blood chemistry changes such as:
    • Raised cholesterol levels and elevated fasting insulin / glucose levels.
    • Increase in bone turnover markers
    • Positive ANA and increased inflammatory markers

The graph below illustrates the prevalence of chronic disease with age, and as hormones decline in the body:

Pharmaceuticals, sadly, are often the first-line therapy for many to address these symptoms and markers of disease. With physiologic restoration for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, clinicians an prevent this downward spiral. Restoring natural sex hormone cycles, observing a healthy diet, utilizing therapeutic supplements and exercising can support a more optimal functioning of all the body systems.

Grounded in the most recent and well-supported research, this symposium will provide in-depth knowledge on the relationship between hormones and overall health and identify effective ways in which clinicians can wield effective tools such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to treat a variety of conditions.

Create the vital and vibrant healthspan your patients deserve.


The Hormone Symphony – The Basic
Erika Schwartz, MD
Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone Therapies in Women, Peri-Menopause and Menopause – including cases
Tara Scott, MD
Hormones and Their Effect on Memory
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
PCOS and Non-PCOS Androgen Syndrome- includes cases
Felice Gersh, MD
Testing (Non-CME)
Mark Newman, MS
Hormone Testing (Non-CME)
Mark Newman, MS
Practitioner Briefing: The Threat to Compounded Hormone Therapy (Non-CME)
Gina Besteman, RPh Non
Breast Cancer and Estrogen Detox including cases
Tara Scott, MD
Male Hormone Evolution Pamela
Smith, MD, MPH, MS
Estrogen: Good, Scary, Vindication. Get the Science Straight! Benjamin Buttoning with BHRT and Nutritional Support (Non-CME)
Devaki Lindsey Berkson, DC
Hormones and Cardio Health
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
Natural Approaches to Hormone Support
Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN
The Science Behind Hormone Replacement (HRT)
Sahar Swidan, PharmD
Common Problems Solved with BHRT
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
Stress and the HPA Axis
Andrew Heyman, MD
Thyroid Health and Optimization including Cases and Therapies
Lifelong Learning (Non-CME)
Andrew Heyman, MD
Hormones and Their Effect on Weight
Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN, MT
HRT Risks & Benefits including Dosing and Cases
Tara Scott, MD


BHRT Symposium
$595 USD