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Food as Medicine CME Symposium

Spread of healthy foods
Sunday, September 20, 2020
8:30 am - 2 pm CST

The Department of Family Medicine of NorthShore University HealthSystem presents the 5th annual Food as Medicine CME Symposium

Nourishing the Body and Spirit:
Food, Hormones and Health
A Virtual Event

The Food as Medicine CME symposium has been rescheduled as a virtual event for Sunday, September 20th, 2020 from 8:30 am-2 pm CST. Our outstanding faculty will remain the same, and we will also be discussing the health implications of COVID 19 on our chosen topics. We are aware that this date falls on Rosh Hashanah and apologize that this may mean some of our participants may not be able to attend. We do not mean to disrespect this important holiday.

Participate with your current registration on September 20th, no action required

Please contact Paulette Brody at to assist with your changes.

The Department of Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine Program invite you to join us virtually for the 5th annual Food As Medicine Symposium on Sunday, September 20th, 2020: Nourishing the Body and Spirit: Food, Hormones and Health. Virtual interactive breakout sessions, expert talks, multiple break times with movement and breathwork to keep energy activated, a celebrity chef demo, event recording and CME credit are offered

Date & Location

Sunday, September 20, 2020
8:30 am - 2 pm CST

Your registration fee admits you to all general presentations, however, you may only attend one break out session. Register for the symposium with one of the buttons below.

Expert Presentations

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Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Geeta Maker-Clark, MD, ABOIM—Founder and Chair

Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones and Health
Speaker: Neal Barnard, MD

Endocrine Disruption: How Chemicals in Your Food and Household Affect Your Hormones
Speaker: Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH

Movement (Break)
Speaker: Polly Liontis, RYT

Mindfulness Meditation and the Body: The Inside Story
Speaker: David Victorson, PhD

Yoga/Breathwork (Break)
Speaker: Polly Liontis, RYT

Plant Based Lunch—Eat and Watch!
Thyroid and the Elements – Micronutrients for Thyroid Health
Speaker: Marla Barkoff, MD

How Plants Work
Speaker: Terry Mason, MD

Dance Medicine (Break)
Speaker: Geeta Maker-Clark, MD

Using Indian Spice Medicines: 5 Trends, 5 Ways (Chef Demonstration)
Speaker: Anupy Singla

Registration Fee: $90.00
Advanced registration is required.

Breakout Sessions

Registering for one of the breakout sessions below will register you for the entire Symposium. Please register for only one breakout session as they all take place at the same time.

Video Recording
If you’re unable to attend the Food as Medicine Symposium you can purchase a video recording of the event.

Video Recording of Food as Medicine Symposium Nourishing the Body and Spirit: Food, Hormones and Health
This registration is for a video recording only of the Food as Medicine Symposium Nourishing the Body and Spirit: Food, Hormones and Health taking place virtually on Sunday, September 20th. Please note, this does not include attendance to the event. Fee includes CME credit (self-reported and sent in to AAFP), PowerPoint materials and a complete video recording available on a private YouTube site.

Nutrition Rx: Can a Salad Balance your Hormones? What's the evidence? 
Speaker: Nadia Khambati, RDN
Moderator: Sonia Oyola, MD, ABOIM
In this workshop, Nadia Khambati—NorthShore University HealthSystem clinical nutrition expert and integrative nutritionist—will help you balance nutrition choices for perimenopause, insulin resistance and improved liver detoxification. She’ll also share the latest evidence on fasting and low carb diets. This interactive workshop will give you the tools to plan your plate and optimize your health. She’ll demo—with your help—how to make a spring seasonal grain and veggie salad.
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Heart Strong: A Plant-Based Approach to Your Best Heart Health
Speaker: Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD
In this workshop, Dr. Mendoza Temple will teach you how plant-based dietary modifications reduce cardiovascular disease risk and will identify important and often overlooked evidence-based food sources for cardiovascular health. She’ll also show you how to make herb based oil infusions and build a high protein, plant based grain bowl for maximizing your own heart health!
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Herbal Medicines for GI and Hormone Health
Speaker: David Kiefer, MD
Moderator: Geeta Maker-Clark
In this workshop, Dr. David Kiefer—noted herbal expert and director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Integrative Medical Clinic—will be teaching the physiological effects of many plants and herbs that affect the gastrointestinal tract, as well as their influence on other hormone systems and functions. He’ll guide you in making a fresh, customized herbal infusion blend to take home. You’ll walk away knowing how to prescribe and dose several herbs in your practice and your life.
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