Role of Hormones and Nutrients in Immunocompetence and Longevity

March 13, 2021
Hormones play a significant role in addressing immunocompetency and lifespan. From the association between the endothelial glycocalyx and vascular health, the impact of immune factors on cardiovascular disease in female patients, the role of hormones in cognition, and much more, understanding the specific impacts of hormone health on the immune system will have significant implications to your approach to clinical care.
 
Through this cutting-edge, interactive workshop, learn how to wield this critical relationship to improve immunocompetency and thus expand patient healthspan.
 
Any technical or CME related questions should be sent to cehp@gwu.edu 
 
Should you have any questions about the content or faculty please contact program@a4m.com
 
The schedule and faculty disclosures can be found under "Additional Information" below.
 
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Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians (internal medicine, family medicine, endocrinologists, general medicine, and OB-GYN), pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals interested in learning about the advancements of preventative and anti-aging medicine.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, the participants will:
  • Review the role of hormones and nutritional therapies in immunocompetency
  • List the foods that promote reduced inflammation and modulate immunity
  • Detect and treat fatigue due to hormone and nutritional deficits
  • Assess hormone and nutritional therapies that promote optimal sleep
  • Analyze HRT Patient Cases for promotion of health and immunocompetency

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 8.50 Completion
Course opens: 
03/12/2021
Course expires: 
04/17/2021
Event starts: 
03/13/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/13/2021 - 6:30pm
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Thierry Hertoghe, MD 

Dr. Hertoghe currently serves as President of the International Hormone Society. Born in 1957, he practices medicine that focuses on longevity and reversing the process of aging. Dr. Hertoghe represents the fourth consecutive generation of physicians who have worked in the field of hormone therapy; he practices medicine with a team of experienced doctors in Brussels. Dr. Hertoghe is an internationally recognized authority regarding medical therapies designed to correct hormone deficiencies, extend lifespan, and reduce or potentially reverse aging. 
 

Sahar Swidan, PharmD, BCPS, ABAAHP, FAARFM, FACA

Dr Swidan is President and CEO of Pharmacy Solutions in Ann Arbor, MI and Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Wayne State University.
 
She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed a 3-year research Fellowship in Bio-Pharmaceutics and Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan. Following her fellowship, she was Director of Pharmacy at Chelsea Community Hospital and the clinical pharmacist for the inpatient head and chronic pain service.
 
Dr. Swidan is board certified and an advanced fellow in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She is an internationally renowned speaker in the areas of pain management, headaches, and HRT. She has authored several book chapters, articles, and patient education material in head and general pain management and personalized medicine.
 
Most recently, Dr. Swidan has contributed in authoring “Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics, Second Edition”. This edition provides continued knowledge on how optimizing metabolic pathways can improve the success of regenerative therapies through emerging technologies, integrative approaches, clinical research, and compelling evidence from over 30 experts. Dr. Swidan provides key insight in the areas of drug-related muscular pain and sarcopenia and the effects of hormones on the musculoskeletal system.
 
Dr. Swidan co-edited and authored a book with many thought leaders from around the globe titled Advanced Therapeutics in Pain Medicine which aids clinicians in advancing their current toolbox in the treatment of various pain syndromes.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 8.50 Completion
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