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Food as Medicine CME Symposium

Spread of healthy foods

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

The Food as Medicine CME symposium has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 20th, 2020 from 8:30-2 pm. 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 had very limited dates available at the Garden, and do not mean to disrespect this important holiday.

We do hope that you will attend the event as scheduled but are offering the following options:

  1. Attend with your current registration in September, no action required
  2. Transfer live registration to video and receive the entire symposium recording, all breakout sessions and talks via PDF
  3. Request a refund by May 1st

Please contact Paulette Brody at pbrody@northshore.org to assist with your changes.

The Department of Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine Program invite you to the 5th annual Food As Medicine Symposium on Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at the Chicago Botanic Garden: Nourishing the Body and Spirit: Food, Hormones and Health. This CME granting event will feature physician experts, including bestselling author Dr. Neal Barnard, breakout interactive sessions and a plant-based lunch. This event sells out yearly and is open to all.

Date & Location

Sunday, September 20, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Chicago Botanic Garden
Nichols Hall
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60222
Parking Included

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 to Your Whole Self
Speaker: Geeta Maker-Clark, MD Symposium 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

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

The Impact of Diet and Nutrition on Thyroid Health
Speaker: Marla Barkoff, MD

Thoughts on a 21st Century Health System
Speakers: Terry Mason, MD

Chef Demo Using Indian Spice Medicines- 5 Trends, 5 Ways
Speaker: Anupy Singla

Registration Fee: $90.00
Advanced registration is required.

The Food as Medicine Symposium is currently sold out but you can still register for a video recording of the event. Registration fee is not refundable on cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event.

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 on Sunday, April 26, 2020. 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. Registrations received prior to April 26, 2020 will receive the video and materials by Tuesday, May 5th.
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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.

Nutrition Rx: Can a Salad Balance your Hormones? What's the evidence? 
Speaker: Nadia Khambati, RDN
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.
This breakout session is now full but you can still register for a video recording of the event.

Heart Strong: A Plant-Based Approach to Your Best Heart Health
Speaker: Allison Crawford, MD
Moderator: Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD
In this workshop, Dr. Ali Crawford—University of Chicago internist, professionally trained chef and expert in cardio-protective diets—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!
This breakout session is now full but you can still register for a video recording of the event.

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.
This breakout session is now full but you can still register for a video recording of the event.