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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 composition
  6. Thinning hair on head, arms, legs, and pubic area
  7. Increased 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:

Prevalence of chronic disease with age graph Graph legend

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.


Friday, September 29, 2023

7:30 am
The Hormone Symphony – The Basics
Erika Schwartz, MD
9:00 am
9:30 am
Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone Therapies in Women, Peri-Menopause and Menopause – including Cases
Tara Scott, MD
11:00 am
Hormones and Their Effect on Memory
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
12:00 pm
Lunch Sponsored by Doctors Data (NON-CME)
Hormone and Urinary Metabolites Assessment Profile (HuMap): A Comprehensive Overview
Laura Neville, ND
1:30 pm
PCOS and Non-PCOS Androgen Syndrome including Cases
Felice Gersh, MD
3:30 pm
Hormone Testing (Non CME)
Mark Newman, MS
3:45 pm
4:15 pm
Hormone Testing (Non CME)
Mark Newman, MS
4:45 pm
Practitioner Briefing: The Threat to Compounded Hormone Therapy (Non-CME)
Gina Besteman, RPh
5:15 pm
Close of Session
5:30 pm
Evening Workshop: Treating Growth Hormone Deficiencies (Diagnosis, Labs, & Treatments) (Non-CME)
Sponsored by University Compounding Pharmacy
Andrew Jurow, MD

Saturday, September 30, 2023

7:30 am
Breast Cancer and Estrogen Detox - including Cases
Tara Scott, MD
9:00 am
9:30 am
Male Hormone Evolution
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
11:30 am
Estrogen: Good, Scary, Vindication. Get the Science Straight! Benjamin Buttoning with BHRT and Nutritional Support (Non CME)
Devaki Lindsey Berkson, DC
12:00 pm
Lunch Sponsored by Olympia Pharmacy (NON-CME)
What’s Trending in Age Management Compounds
Dan Powell
1:30 pm
Hormones and Cardio Health
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
2:30 pm
Natural Approaches to Hormone Support
Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
The Science Behind Hormone Replacement (HRT)
Sahar Swidan, PharmD
5:00 pm
Common Problems Solved with BHRT
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
6:00 pm
Close of Session
6:15 pm
Evening Workshop: A Breakthrough Alzheimer's/Dementia Treatment (Non-CME)
Anne Marie Barrette, PhD, Arbella Sarkis, MD, William Gael, MD, John Bumb, CEO Metaverse One

Sunday, October 1, 2023

8:00 am
Stress and the HPA Axis
Andrew Heyman, MD
9:30 am
10:00 am
Thyroid Health and Optimization including Cases and Therapies
11:30 am
Lifelong Learning (Non-CME)
Andrew Heyman, MD
12:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Break
1:00 pm
Hormones and their Effect on Weight and Weight Loss
Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN, MT
2:00 pm
HRT Risks & Benefits including Dosing and Cases
Tara Scott, MD
3:00 pm
Connecting the Dots | Q & A (Non-CME)
Faculty Panel
3:30 pm
Close of Session


BHRT Symposium
Allied Health


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