The pervasive grip of metabolic diseases across the world, notably affecting populations in higher-income and emerging industrialized nations, constitutes the most substantial preventable burden of non-communicable diseases in these regions.

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has starkly illuminated the potential havoc that can be wrought by a single viral pathogen when exploiting comorbidities stemming from metabolic dysfunction. This crisis serves as a poignant reminder of the pressing necessity to address the fundamental issues contributing to metabolic dysfunction, especially among the younger demographic, who would otherwise face heightened vulnerability to both chronic and infectious diseases.

Metabolic diseases, contributing significantly to leading causes of preventable and premature deaths such as ischemic heart disease, stroke, various cancers (breast, prostate, colorectal), obesity, type 2 diabetes, and low bone mineral density, are influenced by a multitude of factors.


Metabolic dysfunction figures

Affects over 40% of the American adult population

Significantly raises the risk for over 200 diseases, including type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease

Cost the U.S. healthcare system over $170 billion annually

Has contributed to the rapid rise in type 2 diabetes among adolescents

Key Factors

associated with metabolic disease, that we aim to cover
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Keynote Speakers

Taz Bhatia, MD

Board Certified

  • Integrative Medicine, Holistic Medicine
  • Functional Medicine an Pediatrics


  • Acupuncturist and Nutritionist


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Dr. Taz MD is a champion of superwomen, integrative health and wellness expert, innovative entrepreneur, and a leading holistic doctor in Atlanta. She is a board certified physician who gained national recognition with her best-selling books, “What Doctors Eat,” “The 21 Day Belly Fix,” and the breakthrough “Super Woman RX.” A leading holistic doctor in Atlanta, Dr. Taz cares deeply for her patients and strives to help them achieve holistic health.

Maddy Dychtwald

Recognized by Forbes as one of the top fifty female futurists globally, for nearly 40 years, Maddy Dychtwald has been deeply involved in exploring all aspects of the age wave and how it’s fundamentally transforming our lives and the world at-large. This has led her to become an award-winning author, acclaimed public speaker, and thought leader on longevity and aging, health, wellness, and the new retirement.

Rhonda Patrick, PhD

Dr. Rhonda Patrick earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from the University of Tennessee at Memphis, subsequently completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Nutritional Biochemistry at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute in Oakland, CA. Her published research explores the intricate connections between micronutrient deficiencies, aging, and age-related diseases.

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

NON-CME Breakfast Sponsored by Microbiome Labs
*Open to the First 100 Registrants*

6:30 am - 7:30 am
Ballroom B
The Pivotal Role of the Gut Microbiome in Metabolic Dysfunction
Lacey Hall, MS, RD
Save My Seat

General Session

7:30 AM – 11:15 AM

7:30 am - 8:00 am
Opening Remarks
Mark Rosenberg, MD
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Hormone Shifts, Metabolism and Mental Function: The Present & Future of Brain Optimization
Anna Cabeca, DO, FACOG
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Beneficial Effects of Growth Hormone Treatment on Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Risk
Thierry Hertoghe, MD
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Galectin-3: The Potential Target to Reverse Decline of All Dementias
James LaValle, RPh, CCN, MT, DHM, DHPh
9:30 am - 10:10 am
Revolutionary Approaches to the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease
Mark Houston, MD
10:10 am - 11:00 am
Mitochrondrial Metabolism: Unraveling the Connections
Rhonda Patrick, PhD
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Founder Remarks (Non-CME)
Robert Goldman, MD, PhD & Ronald Klatz, MD, DO

Afternoon Sessions
Session 1: Introduction to Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Importance of BHRT Therapy: Overview
Thierry Hertoghe, MD
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Testosterone for Men and Women
Thierry Hertoghe, MD
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency Treatment (Non CME)
Thierry Hertoghe, MD

Afternoon Sessions
Session 2: Navigating Metabolic Turbulence: A Holistic Approach to Health

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
SIRTS over SIPS: The Knife-edge Between Metabolic Health and Dis-Ease
Chris Shade, PhD
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Beyond Blood Pressure: Metabolic Strategies for Hypertension Reversal
Yousef Elyaman, MD, IFMCP
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Role of Glutathione in Mitigating Metabolic Crisis and Promoting Liver Health
Nayan Patel, PharmD
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Exploring the Effects of Telomere Length on Metabolic Disease
Gordon Crozier, DO
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Endothelial Glycocalyx: A New Discovery with Vast Implications for Metabolic Health
Derrick DeSilva, Jr. MD
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Synergistic Drivers that Impact Mitochondrial Metabolomics: A Functional Approach (Non-CME)
Christopher Wakely, ND

Afternoon Sessions
Session 3: Gut Health: A Key Player in Metabolic Resilience

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fire in the Gut: Nutritional Modulation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gerard Mullin, MD
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Metabolic Syndrome & the Microbiome: Core Therapeutics for a Common Condition with Serious Consequences
Lyn Patrick, ND
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Gut-Metabolism Axis: Non-pharmacological Approaches to GLP-1 Optimization
Adam Perlman, MD, MPH
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Decoding Metabolic Dysfunction: The Roles of Fats, Carbs, and Protein
Michael Chapman, ND
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Latest Thinking on PRP and Stem Cell Therapies (NON-CME)
Joseph Purita, MD
3:30 pm - 4:10 pm
The Gut and Atherosclerosis: Identifying the At-Risk Patient (NON-CME)
David B. Wright, MD

Afternoon Sessions
Session 4: Nourishing Health: Optimizing Nutrition, Decoding Metabolic Dysfunction and Unveiling Genetic Influences

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Genetics of Weight: Why is Weight Loss so Difficult for Some and Easy for Others?
Yael Joffe, PhD
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mastering Oxidative Stress: A Blueprint for Longevity
Kim Bruno, DC, CCN
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Clinical Detoxification: The Essential Role of Mitochondrial Health in Biotransformation and Metabolic Disease
Lisa Portera-Perry, DC, IFMCP
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
How Sex Hormones Effectively Lower Blood Sugar and Promote Weight Loss
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Natural GLP-1 Activators: Science and Clinical Applications (Non-CME)
Joel Kahn, MD, FACC
3:30 pm - 4:10 pm
The Regenesis Project: Building a Better Brain (Non CME)
Sheldon Jordan, MD

NON-CME Evening Workshops

6:15 pm
Ballroom B
How Does TA-65® Directly Impact Metabolic Syndrome?
Sponsored by TA Sciences
Gordon Crozier, DO, ABAARM, FAAMM
6:15 pm
Ballroom A
New Investigational Drug: Demonstrates Potential to Reversal of All Dementias
Sponsored by TrueBinding
Dr. William Gael, Dr. Arbella Sarkis, John Bumb

Sunday, May 5, 2024

NON-CME Breakfast Sponsored by Calroy Health Sciences
*Open to the First 75 Registrants*

6:30 am - 7:30 am
Ballroom B
Metabolic Dysregulation Starts in the Endothelium
Helen Messier, MD
Save My Seat

General Session

7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

7:30 am - 8:00 am
Assessing Nutrition and Lifestyle on Coronary Atherosclerosis Using AI
Joel Kahn, MD
8:00 am - 8:30 am
How Hormone (Im) Balance Impacts Metabolic Health
Erika Schwartz, MD
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Metabolic Health, Mitochondrial Fitness, and the Mind
Jarrod Spencer, PsyD
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Longevity and the New Frontier of Ageless Aging
Maddy Dychtwald
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Autoimmune Hypothalamitis and Metabolic Health
Taz Bhatia, MD

Afternoon Sessions
Session 1: Hormone Harmony: Strategies for a Healthier Tomorrow

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Estrogen Metabolism and Breast Cancer Risk: Practical Insights and Interventions
Lylen Ferris, ND
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
There’s More to Maca: When, How, Why, and What to Use Clinically for Women’s Hormone Health from Fertility to Menopause
Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Reversing Osteoporosis with Health Optimization
Douglas E. Lucas, DO, FAAMM
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
More than a Precursor Hormone: Examining the Role of DHEA as an active Neuro-Steroid
Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7 Ways to Make a Woman Smile
Ivan Rusilko, DO, CSN, PT

Afternoon Sessions
Session 2: Metabolic Symphony: Understanding the Interplay of Health and Wellness

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Treating the Factors Associated with Metabolic Disease
Paul Harch, MD
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Metaflammation: Exploring the Role of Chronic Inflammation in Metabolic Health and Disease
Branson J. Collins MD, FAAMFM, ABAARM
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Heavy One, The Thin One, The Apple-Shaped One - A Genomically Targeted Approach to Precision Diabetes Prevention and Treatment
Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD, FAAFP, ABOIM
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Unleashing the Immune-Boosting Potential of Akkermansia: A Non-Pharmaceutical Perspective
Erik Modlo, MD, MBA, IFMCP

Afternoon Sessions
Session 3: Precision Insights: Diagnostics in Clinical Practice

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Measuring & Optimizing Metabolism Through Breath Analysis
Leonard Pastrana, PharmD
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Measure What Matters: Longevity Technology
Chris Mirabile
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nitric Oxide Signaling to Overcome Metabolic Disease
Nathan Bryan, PhD
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Role Aging Plays in Homeostasis, Regeneration, and Rejuvenation
Ian White, PhD

Afternoon Sessions
Session 4: Harmony in Health: Exploring Holistic Wellness and Metabolic Heatlh

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Depression, Anxiety and Stress: A Multi-Omics Management Approach
David Brady, ND, DC, CNS, DACBN
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Secrets to Biohacking and Neurohacking Your Way to Longevity
Deepa Verma, MD
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The HPA Axis as a Metabolic Regulator - Beyond the Stress Response
Thomas Guilliams, PhD
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Metabolic Crisis in Children: How to Restore their Vitality
Sangeeta Pati, MD


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