IHCAN Conferences Virtual Event

Our virtual education is back by popular demand!

Featuring an all star IHCAN Conference line-up: Dr Allison Siebecker, Benjamin Brown and Chris Newbold
Saturday 10 April 2021 (09.55 – 17.00)

 

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Although live education is “paused”, we have doubled our efforts on organising online education so you can keep up-to-date during these challenging times.

We know you’ve missed our one-day conferences and you’re ready for something more in-depth than a quick one-hour webinar. That’s why we’re delighted to announce a full day of education in typical IHCAN Conference style – but virtual.

We’ve got world-class speakers and, thanks to a bespoke bit of techno-wizardry, you’ll enjoy a virtual expo featuring specialist practitioner suppliers as well as short break-out sessions and online networking.

For the full schedule, see below, or click here to download a PDF.

 

How is it different to the IHCAN Conference Webinars?

 

Using a brand new, bespoke, virtual conference and expo platform, the IHCAN Conferences Virtual Event is a whole-day event with multiple live sessions and a virtual exhibition – bringing the “in-person” conference experience direct to your device.

How does it work?

 

We’re using a bespoke virtual conference and expo platform – you don’t need to  download any additional software and it will work on every device.

It works best on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and we recommend you make sure your browser is up-to-date.

We’ll send you access details two weeks before the event.

What exhibitors will be featured?

 

Demand for “stands” is high and we’re adding new companies as fast as we can organise virtual space, so keep checking back, but some of the suppliers confirmed so far include:

Pure Encapsulations – Platinum Sponsor
BioCare – Gold Sponsor
Functional Gut Diagnostics – Gold Sponsor
Bio-Kult
Green People
Vega Nutritionals
The Nutrition Network
IHCAN magazine

They’re all showcasing their new products, latest research and show-only offers.

Featuring:

Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc

Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, is instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology, as well as former Medical Director and Co-Founder of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM).

Benjamin Brown, ND

An internationally acclaimed lecturer, Ben is on the academic advisory board and a guest lecturer at BCNH College of Nutrition and Health and guest lectures at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) and the Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM).

Chris Newbold Nutritional Therapist BSc, DipCHEd Nut

Chris is a nutritional therapist and lecturer with over 16 years’ experience, who worked in the NHS before moving over to natural therapies. Utilising his wide variety of healthcare experience, he ran a busy clinic in Birmingham, practising naturopathic, holistic nutrition with clients with a range of complex disorders before starting work for BioCare as a technical advisor in 2006.

9.55 – 10.00 

Introduction/set the scene

 

10.00 – 11.00

‘Adaptive Health – A Paradigm Shift’
Chris Newbold Nutritional Therapist BSc, DipCHEd Nut

What is health, really, and how able are we to step outside the diagnostic, allopathic model and look at it truly holistically? Health is a state of consonance with our environment, and our ability to dynamically adapt to it dictates our state of wellness. Chris Newbold argues for a reset in our perspective, to ensure we take an ‘ecological’ approach to health. Using real clinical examples, he will outline how understanding the complex interactions between genes, the environment and our dynamic system adaptations is the key to successfully supporting wellbeing.

About Chris Newbold Nutritional Therapist BSc, DipCHEd Nut

 

Chris is a nutritional therapist and lecturer with over 16 years’ experience, who worked in the NHS before moving over to natural therapies. Utilising his wide variety of healthcare experience, he ran a busy clinic in Birmingham, practising naturopathic, holistic nutrition with clients with a range of complex disorders before starting work for BioCare as a technical advisor in 2006. He is now Head of Nutrition Strategy, developing innovative nutrition concepts, new products, and BioCare’s extensive education programme

11.00 – 12.00

Assorted Breakout Sessions

A selection of four smaller breakout sessions – in a traditional webinar style – on a variety of topics. Take your pick! Don’t worry if you want to attend more than one – we’ll send you the recordings from every session after the event. 

The titles and speakers will be confirmed shortly.

'Adaptive Health In Practice' hosted by BioCare®

 

Chris Newbold from BioCare’s nutrition team outlines the Adaptive Health model in more detail, and looks at key clinical examples of how it works in practice, covering protocols for methylation, nervous and endocrine function, and detoxification in particular, using real case studies. This is a more detailed, clinical follow up to Chris’ 9am talk, and will include practical supplement recommendations

'Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Constipation' hosted by Functional Gut Diagnostics

 

Chronic constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. Here we will outline the different types of chronic constipation, how to take a good history, how to treat constipation, and a common yet overlooked cause of constipation.

About the speaker

Jordan Haworth is a gastrointestinal physiologist who specialises in a range of diagnostic investigations for gut disorders. Jordan regularly contributes to research and has published in scientific journals with a keen interest in gastroesophageal reflux disease, disorders of gut-brain interaction and the gut microbiome.

Two more breakout sessions to be confirmed.

12.00 – 13.00

Break/Exhibition

Take some time away from your screen or browse our virtual exhibition booths.

13.00 – 14.00
‘Where do I Start? Using Clinical Assessment, Tests, and Evidence to Guide GI Management’
Benjamin Brown, N.D

Gastrointestinal health is one of the most important areas of clinical assessment and management, but also one of the most overwhelming and challenging to navigate. This is paradoxically made more difficult by an increasing abundance of data from tests such as microbial analysis, breath tests and other biomarkers. Importantly, while some biomarkers are valuable, some are not. And beyond laboratory testing, simple symptom-based clinical assessments can be equally valuable.   

Also, a frequently overlooked guide to clinical management is scientific evidence, which can inform us on how to personalize food-based and dietary supplement interventions such as probiotics and prebiotics as well as determine their chances of efficacy and predict outcomes.

This talk covers controversies surrounding gastrointestinal biomarkers, covers important symptom-based clinical assessments, and gives examples of how evidence can be used to guide the development of practical ways to improve gastrointestinal health.

About Benjamin Brown, N.D

 

Ben is founder and director of the Nutritional Medicine Institute (NMI), an educational, advocacy and research group committed to advancing the science and practice of nutritional medicine.

An internationally acclaimed lecturer, Ben is on the academic advisory board and a guest lecturer at BCNH College of Nutrition and Health and guest lectures at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) and the Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM). Ben regularly speaks at major conferences and delivers courses on integrative medicine for health care professionals having lectured in Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Lithuania, and France.

Ben is expert advisor to the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA), the leading industry body in the UK, and a consultant for Pure Encapsulations. Related to his work in nutritional product research and development, Ben won best new product 4 years running at Natural and Organic Products Europe from 2015 to 2018. 

An established science writer, Ben is contributing editor of Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition (IHCAN) Magazine, the UK’s primary publication for integrative health professionals. He is on the editorial board for Nutrition Evidence, author of The Digestive Health Solution 2nd Ed, has contributed textbook chapters, and had research published in journals including Gastrointestinal Disorders, Alternative Therapies Health and Medicine, Nutrients and Nutrition Reviews.

As founder and host of Positive Health Podcast, Ben interviews leading researchers and clinicians in the fields of integrative, functional and nutritional medicine sharing their work and clinical insights with a large number of health professional globally.

In 2018 Ben was awarded Outstanding Contribution to the Profession at the annual Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition Summit, London.

14.00 – 14.30

Break/Exhibition

Take some time away from your screen or browse our virtual exhibition booths.

14.30 – 15.30

Session One: ‘SIBO: getting to the underlying cause’
Dr Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc

Not all SIBO is the same. Knowing the underlying cause of your client’s individual SIBO problem is key to helping them heal once and for all.

Dr. Siebecker will demystify the underlying causes of Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth and explain what goes wrong in the body to allow SIBO to occur as well as how diseases, medications and genetic factors lead to SIBO. Topics will include the migrating motor complex, adhesions and other physical issues, food poisoning pathophysiology and more. Clinical checklists, charts and pearls included.

Learning Objectives:
Understand the underlying causes of SIBO
Describe the common risk factors that can lead to SIBO
Identify common risk factors/causes of SIBO in the clinical setting

About Dr Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc

 

Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, is instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology, as well as former Medical Director and Co-Founder of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). She is IBS faculty for the GI Health Foundation and is the Co-Founder of the NUNM SIBO Symposium and GI Conference- continuing education for physicians. She has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010, is an award winning author and the creator of the free educational website siboinfo.com.

15.30 – 16.00

Break/Exhibition

Take some time away from your screen or browse our virtual exhibition booths.

16.00 – 17.00

Session two: ‘Preventing SIBO relapse with prokinetics’
Dr Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc

Most people have never heard of prokinetics – and they definitely don’t know that these are the #1 tool for keeping SIBO in remission. Learn how to choose the right prokinetic for your clients

Prokinetics stimulate and coordinate gastrointestinal motility. They can be used for symptomatic relief for multiple digestive symptoms such as acid reflux, nausea, bloating and constipation. Prokinetics are a standard therapy for motility disorders like gastroparesis, systemic sclerosis and SIBO. While some prokinetics have safety issues, many are safe. We’ll cover both pharmaceutical and natural options, including: mechanisms of action, safety, dosing, logistics, and practical clinical tips.

Learning Objectives
-Understand when and what to use prokinetics for
-Differentiate among both pharmaceutical and natural options
-Be able to apply prokinetics in the clinical setting

About Dr Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc

 

Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, is instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology, as well as former Medical Director and Co-Founder of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). She is IBS faculty for the GI Health Foundation and is the Co-Founder of the NUNM SIBO Symposium and GI Conference- continuing education for physicians. She has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010, is an award winning author and the creator of the free educational website siboinfo.com.

17.00

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