Welcome to the Virtual 2020 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine. We are so happy you’re here!
Recorded video lectures from our speakers are listed below. All videos are available to you on-demand extended until April 19. Here is everything you need to know about the virtual conference!
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Program Directory–select any link:
- Live sessions
- Note: The live sessions are now over. The recordings from the live events are available as on-demand recordings below.
- Watch recorded conference lecture videos
- Lecture notes access information
- Continuing education form
- Explore our virtual exhibit hall!
Friday: Live Pre-Conference Intensive
Note: If you registered for this event, the recording of this live session is available below in the lecture videos section. The video will be available for an extended time until April 19.
Understanding the Herb / Drug Interaction Continuum and Using Risk Assessment Tools with Glen Nagel, ND, RH (AHG)
Description: Full pre-conference intensive details here.
Access: This live session is now over. The recording will be available to intensive registrants after March 30. We’ve added the Case Studies Handout.
Continuing Education: Approved for 4 pharmacy hours for NDs and 4 PDA for acupuncturists. More CE details here.
Saturday: Live Panel Discussion
Note: The recording of this live session is available below in the lecture videos section.
Neuroplasticity and the Management of PTSD and other Mental Health Conditions with Kenneth Proefrock, ND, Mary Rondeau, ND and Katie Stage, ND
Description: Neuroscientists used to believe that the brain’s structure and function were essentially fixed throughout adulthood. Recent studies of the brain and nervous system illustrate a system adapting to every experience. The brain can be injured by traumatic emotional events, physical trauma and chronic high levels of stress, but it can also be healed by these same mechanisms of neuroplasticity. While some pharmaceuticals may be showing promise in this area, this panel explores botanicals and other naturopathic therapies for restoring balance.
Continuing Education: Approved for 1.5 pharmacy CE for naturopathic physicians and 1.5 PDA points (AOM-BIO) for acupuncturists. CE details here.
Notes:The PowerPoint for this lecture has now been posted in the article list for participants.Access it here.
Saturday: Live Presentation
Note: The recording of this live session is available below in the lecture videos section.
Targeting COVID-19 Utilizing Unitive Medicine – Botanical, Nutritional, Dietary and Lifestyle Considerations with Donald Yance, RH (AHG)
- The dualistic role of the immune system and CoV
- The immune system, nervous system, and endocrine system connection
- Warning to those taking specific pharmaceuticals, namely NSAIDs, ACE inhibitors, and even PPIs
- Botanical Medicine and CoV – prevention, first-line treatment, and adapting for specific presenting symptoms/complications, age, secondary chronic disease, and constitutional makeup
- The importance of a fever and how to use diaphoretic herbs in conjunction
- Specific diet recommendations and nutrients for prevention and treatment
- Other modalities: sinus flush, bath therapy, chest rubs, and poultices, humming, chanting, laughter, etc.
Continuing Education: There is no CE for this presentation since it was arranged after the CE applications were submitted.
Notes: The PowerPoint for this lecture has now been posted in the article list for participants. Access it here
Directions for Accessing Recorded Lectures: Click on the available links (in blue) below, which takes you to Vimeo, a recorded video platform. Once the Vimeo page has loaded, click the play arrow button and your lecture video will begin. Access to videos for participants extended until April 19.
Lydia Bartholow, DNP, PMHNP
1. Addiction Series Part A) Understanding Addiction: Neurobiological and Cultural Underpinnings
2. Addiction Series Part B) Treating Addiction and Promoting Harm Reduction with Botanical Medicine and Some Pharmaceuticals
1. Humoral and Energetic Differentials for GI Herbs
2. Acute Viral Respiratory Infection: Prevention and Therapeutics
3. Healing as a Spiritual Path
1. Mitochondrial Support for Autoimmune and Stress-Related Chronic Illness
2. Wound and Infection Management using Herbs (Demonstration)
Marianne Marchese, ND
1. Botanicals for Mitigating Environmental Toxicant Exposure
2. Food Addiction in Women: Botanical Treatment Strategies
Heath McAllister, ND, RH (AHG)
1. Botanical Treatment for Difficult Fungal Infections
2. Mystical and Mysterious Artemisia
Glen Nagel, ND, RH (AHG)
1. Pre-Conference Intensive: Understanding the Herb / Drug Interaction Continuum and Using Risk Assessment Tools (Note: This video is password protected and available to intensive registrants only. To view this video, enter the same password that was used to enter the intensive Zoom room on Friday. The video will be available for streaming until April 19.)
2. Field Applications in Botanical Medicine: Instant Tinctures with CO2 Extraction
Kenneth Proefrock, ND ()
1. Memory as Medicine: Botanicals that Affect Cognition, Memory, and Sense of Self
2. Case Studies and Strategies in the Naturopathic Treatment of Pulmonary Conditions
3. Strategies for Acute Illness in Children: Avoiding Pharmaceuticals
Andrea Purcell, ND
1. Brain Aging in the Menopausal Woman: Effects on Mood and Memory with Botanical Solutions
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)
1. Treatment Considerations for Bipolar Disorder
2. Assessing Nutritional Status in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Yalda Shokoohinia, PharmD, PhD
1. The Side Effects of Apiaceaous Plants
NEW! John Slattery
1. Field Study in Bioregional Herbalism: Botanicals for COVID-19
Katie Stage, ND
1. Upper GI Disorders: Esophagitis, GERD/heartburn, Gastritis and Peptic ulcer Disease
2. A Deeper Look into the Window of the Body: Understanding and Optimizing Oral Health
David Winston, RH (AHG)
1. Herbal and Nutritional Therapies for Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat (EENT) Conditions
2. Herbal/Nutritional Treatment of Kidney Stones
3. Let Your Food Be Your Medicine: Medicinal Uses of Common Foods
Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG)
1. Targeting COVID-19 Utilizing Unitive Medicine – Botanical, Nutritional, Dietary and Lifestyle Considerations
Eric Yarnell, ND, RH (AHG)
1. Managing IgA Nephropathy and FSGS with Natural Medicine
2. Cancer Pain and Botanical Medicine
3. Testosterone and Botanical Medicine
Panel: Kenneth Proefrock, ND; Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG); Katie Stage, ND
1. Panel: Neuroplasticity and Management of Mental Health Conditions
- To download individual PowerPoints and articles or the whole book of notes, open this web page and enter the access code SWC2020. Enter twice if it doesn’t work the first time.
- The “All Notes” link at the top of the list will download the whole newly updated book. It’s a large file and will take some time.
- If that link does not work or times out, alternate access is available here
- Just added! Link at the top of the list: “AAA Printable Lecture Notes SW Conference 2020” Print any article. We wouldn’t recommend printing all 300+ pages, though! (The regular print book has been delayed at the printer.)
- Thanks to Frontier Co-op for their sponsorship of the printed and online lecture notes book for this conference.
Up to 20.5 hours of continuing education credits are approved for naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists. Note: even though you can attend more hours in this virtual format, anything over 20.5 hours is not counted toward CE.
How to earn credits:
- Download to your computer and fill out this form as you listen to the recordings. Catalog numbers are available on each video’s page.
- Email the form to us when complete.
- A certificate will be emailed to you.
- Note: NCCAOM certificates will be emailed to you through their site. New rules stipulate this can be no more than two weeks after the conference ends, so be sure to submit your form by April 12!
- The CE form has credit details on it, or select these links to see approval information, including what type of CE and how many credits for each presentation.
- CME hours for naturopathic physicians
- CE hours and PDA for acupuncturists
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We also want to recognize the other companies who come every year and support the conference with their enthusiastic presence and great displays. Here are links to their sites for information and ordering:
Most items and services have been discounted for the duration of the conference
Use the code SWC2020 at checkout of a 40% discount on all CD-ROM and MP3/Flash course materials.
Questions about the recordings, how to access live presentations or anything else about the virtual conference?
Please contact us and we’re happy to help!