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10th Annual Integrative Medicine Conference | OSHER Preconference

Stress—A Deep Dive: Moving Beyond the HPA Axis

Event Details

Date: March 4, 2022 Time: 9:00 am Location: Miami, FL

Event Summary

Osher Center for Integrative Health University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Preconference

We’ve all felt the stress of the past year, and patients are more ready than ever to address it. As clinicians we need to understand how our patients’ stress is uniquely affecting their health and help them to create and implement a personalized plan to manage it. In this preconference we’ll go beyond the HPA axis to discuss stress in the context of immune health and draw connections to the gut-brain axis. This will help you recognize the nuances in identifying and caring for patients’ individual needs and provide protocol templates you can utilize at your next appointment.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and assess the effects of stress and sleep on the immune system and how modifiable factors can help modulate health outcomes
  2. Determine targeted nutrition therapy as metabolic treatment for anxiety and depression
  3. Develop a stress management protocol and be able to summarize practical stress management strategies

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Cost: $99 for Preconference

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Hotel location: Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 North Bay Shore Drive, Miami, FL 33132.

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Presenter Bio


Deanna Minich, PhD is an internationally recognized health expert and author with more than 20 years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Dr. Minich holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in nutrition and has lectured extensively throughout the world on health topics, teaching patients and health professionals about nutrition. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Currently, Dr. Minich teaches for the Institute for Functional Medicine and for the graduate program in functional medicine at the University of Western States. Her passion is bringing forth a colorful, whole-self approach to nourishment called Whole Detox and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine.

Michael Stanclift, ND is a naturopathic doctor and senior medical writer at Metagenics. He graduated from Bastyr University’s school of naturopathic medicine and practiced in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Southern California. He enjoys educating other healthcare providers and impacting the lives of their many patients. When he’s not working, he spends his hours with his wife and two children.

Heather Zwickey, PhD earned a PhD in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with a focus on infectious disease. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University. At the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute and established the School of Graduate Studies, developing programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others. She currently leads an NIH-funded clinical research training program. She teaches at many universities and speaks at conferences worldwide. At Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Zwickey applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine, with specific interest in the gut-brain axis in neuroinflammation.

Teresa Iribarren, MD. Dr Iribarren is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine focused on disease reversal through nutrition and lifestyle modification based in Miami, Florida. Dr. Iribarren currently serves as a Assistant Professor at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, and is affiliated with Baptist Hospital Of Miami, South Miami Hospital, Doctor’s Hospital and Healthsouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital.

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