Module I: Endocrinology, a core course in the Fellowship, is critical in helping to develop the necessary skills to treat complex patients and cases. This module will focus on the hormonal changes that manifest in both men and women through the aging process, in addition to a review of patient case studies and interactive discussion with leading hormone experts. Sessions will review the understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of sex hormones, coupled with learning protocols for hormone dosing.

Learning Objectives

Interpret the structure of the sex hormones & their metabolism


Review key signs & symptoms of adrenal fatigue and relevant lab testing


Evaluate the differences between specialized compounding and manufacturing medications


Discuss the various patient care areas that involve specialized compounding


Recognize the hormonal changes that manifest during the aging process, including functions of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone & DHEA in the body


Review the literature on synthetic & bio-identical hormone replacement


Assess treatment, dosages, and side effects of BHRT


Discuss roles of iodine in the body, and treatment of iodine deficiency


Recognize symptoms of PMS and accompanying treatment modalities


Review conventional & metabolic treatments for PCOS


Recognize clinical manifestations of hypothyroidism


Discuss treatment for hormone replacement, including compounded thyroid medications


Investigate the importance of measuring hormonal tissue levels, in diagnosing hormonal imbalances & in monitoring bio-identical hormone replacement


Evaluate the urine monitoring of hormone levels & metabolites, with specific algorithms for practice


Discuss the methodology of scientific support for & the differences in, saliva, urine & blood testing of hormones

Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change
Times in CST

Friday, December 11

8:00 am

What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones
Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

10:00 am

Break

10:30 am

HRT: The Clinical Benefits and Breast Cancer Link?
Dian Ginsberg, MD

12:30 am

Break

1:30 pm

Hormone Testing - The Scientific Evidence

3:30 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Prescription Writing – Women’s Hormones
Sahar Swidan, PharmD, FMNM, ABAAHP

4:30 pm

Patient Case Studies
Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA
Sahar Swidan, PharmD, FMNM, ABAAHP

6:00 pm

Close of Session

Saturday, December 12

8:00 am

Male Hormones: The Latest Guidelines
Myles Spar, MD, MPH

10:00 am

Break

10:30 am

HGH, Oxytocin-Advanced Clinical Applications
Myles Spar, MD, MPH

11:30 am

Demo – Pellets, Injections, Creams
Myles Spar, MD, MPH

12:00 pm

Prescription Writing – Men’s Hormones
Sahar Swidan, PharmD, FMNM, ABAAHP

12:30 pm

Break

1:30 pm

Endocrine Disruptors & Detoxification Strategies
Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, ABAARM, FMNM

3:30 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Peptides Therapy in Endocrine Restoration
James LaValle, RPh, CCN

5:00 pm

Patient Case Studies
Myles Spar, MD, MPH

6:00 pm

Close of Session

Sunday, December 13

8:30 am

HPA-Stress-Cortisol: All Dots Connected
Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

10:00 am

Break

10:30 am

Problem Solving Through Compounding
Sahar Swidan, PharmD, FMNM, ABAAHP

12:30 pm

Break

1:30 pm

Thyroid Disorders - A Metabolic Approach
Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, ABAARM, FMNM

3:00 pm

Prescription Writing - Thyroid
Sahar Swidan, PharmD, FMNM, ABAAHP

3:30 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Supplement Use for Menopause, Andropause, Thyroid
James LaValle, RPh, CCN

5:00 pm

Patient Case Studies: Connecting All the Dots
Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA
James LaValle, RPh, CCN
Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, ABAARM, FMNM

6:00 pm

Close of Session

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