Implementing Vascular Strategies in Practice

Mortality rates due to vascular conditions continue to rise, reinforcing that vascular health is the key to longevity. Not only does vascular health prolong life, but it is essential to healthy functioning and a vibrant lifespan. 

The vascular system provides essential nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to every organ and system in the body, with profound effects. This workshop is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and strategies to implement or upgrade a vascular health program in your practice.

Led by leaders in this field, this full-day, preconference event provides not only the scientific framework, but also hands-on, experiential knowledge. This event brings together:

The evolving literature on the upstream causes of vascular risk

Three upstream interventions to improve vascular health in any population

Guidance evaluating when and where to use and how to interpret assessments, and

Synergistic, customizable, flexible wellness plans development.


Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, FACP, ABAARM

Mark C. Houston,


Dr. Mark Houston is the Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition and Medical Director of Clinical Research at the Hypertension Institute in Nashville, TN. He is on the faculty and Director of the Advanced Cardiovascular Modules XVI A4M/MMI in the US and Director of the Cardiovascular Module 2 for A4M/MMI. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Science. He served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and then as an Associate Professor of Medicine from 1978-1990 at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, (VUMS) (1990-2012).

Laurie HofmanN, MPH

Laurie Hofmann,


Ms. Hofmann, partner at Ovation Lab and co-founder of VirtualPractices is a seasoned executive, board chair, strategic advisor, and mentor. Laurie is the immediate past CEO and board chair for The Institute for Functional Medicine ... where she led the expansion and scaling of functional medicine education and clinical training. Ms. Hofmann’s 30-year track record of accomplishments in health and wellness, functional medicine, public health, and personalized nutrition have served to advance and expand awareness, reach, and adoption of functional medicine, personalized nutrition and patient-centered care globally. Laurie serves on numerous advisory boards and as a strategic advisor and leadership consultant for businesses and organizations seeking to enter or expand their reach into the health care practitioner channel..


Welcome: Plan for the Day
Laurie Hofmann, MPH, and Mark Houston, MD
The Overlooked Key to Longevity: The Vascular Foundations of Health
Mark Houston, MD
Vascular Risk: Expanding the View
Kristine Burke, MD; Michael Twyman, MD; and Shawn Green, PhD
3 Upstream Strategies for Vascular Health
Kristine Burke, MD; Mark Houston, MD; and Shawn Green, PhD
Vascular Health in Clinical Practice (Non-CME)
Kristine Burke, MD; Michael Twyman, MD; and Mark Houston, MD
Assessing Vascular Health: From Known to Novel (Non-CME)
Michael Twyman, MD
Morning Panel Discussion (Non-CME)
Moderated by Laurie Hofman, MPH
Michael Twyman, MD; Shawn Green, PhD; Mark Houston, MD; Kristine Burke, MD
Clinical Decision-Making
Kristine Burke, MD; and Michael Twyman, MD
Your Cases: Faculty-Facilitated Discussion (Non-CME)
Kristine Burke, MD; Mark Houston, MD; and Michael Twyman, MD
In practice: Vascular Success in Action (3 cases)
Mark Houston, MD; and Kristine Burke, MD
Q&A (moderated by Laurie Hofmann) (Non-CME)
Michael Twyman, MD; Mark Houston, MD; Kristine Burke, MD
Vascular Health Protocol: Presented by FullScript (Non-CME)
Jeff Gladd, MD; Alex Keller, ND
Optimizing Vascular Health Masterclass (Non-CME)
Mark Houston, MD

Join us to directly address the overlooked key to longevity and healthy aging:
vascular health.


Vascular Health: The Overlooked Key to Longevity