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Primary Care in Women 

Why Attend?

This conference is for the health care practitioner who provides care to women including primary care. The topics for our July seminar are diverse but yet timely as well as offering some new and progressive ideas and addressing some our most challenging cases, particularly in the area of women’s health and children’s health.

These courses are designed for medical professionals, including N.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., P.A., N.P., L.Ac. , licensed midwives and registered dietitians.

CEU= 13.5 total hours
General: 9
Ethics: 2
Cultural Competency: 2
Pharmacy: 0.5

Detailed Agenda

Our agenda at a glance is provided below, or click here to download the complete agenda. All times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).
FRIDAY, July 19th, 2024
   8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. PST

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PST
Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women
with Catherine Darley, N.D.

      10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PST

  10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PST
Complex Chronic Disease and their Pathophysiology Regarding Mitochondrial Dysfunction
with Gaetano Morello, N.D.
   12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. PST

1:15 p.m. - 2.15 p.m. PST
Acute & Chronic Vaginitis
with Mona Fahoum, N.D.

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PST

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. PST
You Are What You Eat: The Gut Microbiome from a Dietary Perspective
with Julia Malkowski, N.D., DC

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST
Imaging the Female Heart and CV System with Mimi Guarneri, M.D.
SATURDAY, July 20, 2024
    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PST
Healthy Boundaries and Ethics in Primary Care with Renee Beninger,

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PST Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
Rewiring Worry: A Holistic Approach to Conquering Anxiety in the Female Patient with Jonathan Prousky, N.D.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PST
Addressing Elevated Blood Sugar and Common Complications
with Lexi Loch, N.D.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST

3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. PST
Health Care: Handle with Care
with Shoshana Farber, WHNP 

KeyNote Speakers

Catherine Darley, N.D.

 Gaetano Morello, N.D.

   Mona Fahoum, N.D.

Julia Malkowski,

N.D., DC

Mimi Guarneri, M.D.

Renee Beninger,


Dr. Jonathan Prousky, N.D.

Dr. Lexi Loch, N.D.

Shoshana Farber


Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean.   She is currently a clinical adjunct professor at NUNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr Hudson has been in practice for  more than 36 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, co-owner and director of product research and education for VITANICA and the program director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium), a non-profit organization for accredited naturopathic residencies.

Dr. Hudson has been appointed as a faculty member  of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Dr. Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NUNM Alumni Pioneer Award., the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NUNM Hall of Fame.  In 2016,she  was the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physician’s “Living Legends” award.

She is a nationally recognized author (book: Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine second edition, McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher, and clinician.  Dr. Hudson serves on several editorial boards, advisory panels and as a consultant to the natural products industry.  She also writes monthly columns and free lance articles for several publications.

Shoshana Farber

Shoshana Farber (she/her/hers) is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and certified Sexuality Educator. She specializes in sexual and reproductive health care for all genders. Working with multidisciplinary teams at public health departments, reproductive health centers, and primary care offices. Shoshana creates a space where it is safe and patients are encouraged to talk about what we don’t usually talk about — sexuality, gender, family planning, menopause, and beyond. She loves talking about birth control and will happily share why birth control pills are like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Shoshana began serving the community more than 15 years ago as a medical assistant at reproductive health centers in the Portland, OR area. She continued her education, becoming a certified sexuality educator through Planned Parenthood University, and graduating as a nurse practitioner from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. As a Nurse Corps scholarship recipient, she served at safety-net health centers in California and Central Oregon before returning home to Portland and joining the team at A Woman’s Time and SW Family Physicians.

Shoshana strives to be of service to clients and colleagues. Her practice is grounded in the principles of cultural humility, trauma-informed care, and the BIPOC-led movement for reproductive justice.

Soshana Farber’s Upcoming Sessions

Adult Wellness Exams: The Who, When, Why, and How of Routine Exams and Screening Tests to Be Well and Stay Well

We’ll discuss how having (or not having) an Adult Wellness Exam (AWE) annually can help our patients stay as healthy as possible. This talk will review the latest evidence about how to best use our resources with the goal of health promotion, as well as disease detection, intervention, and prevention. We’ll question whether an AWE is necessary, who an AWE is most useful for, the recommendations for what to include for different age groups and risk factors, and how to get the most out of the time we have with our patients.  Timelines and charts for screening tests will be presented: paps/HPV; mammograms, CMP, Lipids, thyroid, A1c, CBC, screening for colon cancer, screening for genetic cancers.

Health Care: Handle with Care

How we provide health care can be as important as the care we provide. The purpose of trauma-informed care is to help create a practice where clients can feel safe and comfortable being vulnerable. We’ll discuss strategies, language, and techniques that signal to our clients that they are in good hands when they trust us with their care.

Dawn Ipsen

Pharm D
Dawn Ipsen, PharmD is owner and pharmacist of Clark’s Compounding Pharmacy in Bellevue, WA and Kusler’s Compounding Pharmacy in Snohomish, WA. Dawn graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2001 where she received the Dean’s Outstanding Service Award. She holds memberships with the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding and Washington State Pharmacy Association. She is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and an Affiliate Faculty Member for Bastyr University. She is a Pharmacist Preceptor for Washington State and teaches Doctorate of Pharmacy students. Dawn also serves on the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) Advisory Counsel and Chair of the WSPA Compounding Special Interest Group. She was named UW School of Pharmacy 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Pharmacy Practice. Dawn has presented on the topic of pharmaceutical compounding to healthcare provider, patient, and peer groups. She is dedicated to helping her community find solutions to medication problems through personalized medication therapies.

Dawn Ipsen’s Upcoming Sessions

ENT: Beyond the Basics with Compounded Prescriptions

Ear, nose, and throat health covers a variety of topics such as tinnitus, swimmer’s ear, allergies, sinus polyps, throat pain and esophagitis conditions. In these sections we will go beyond sinus infections and look at other primary care conditions that are likely coming into our office. We will also look at some conditions of the mouth, such as burning mouth syndrome and aphthous ulcers providing some interesting opportunities for improving patients’ lives. This variety of conditions requires and equally extensive range of dosage forms for treatment. Fortunately, compounding pharmacies can cater to these needs with a variety of formulations, dosage forms and customization.
Dr. Gurevich is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2007with her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and in 2008 with her masters of oriental medicine. She is currently practicing inPortlandOregon. She runs a very busy gastroenterology focused private practice specializing in treating inflammatory bowel disease as well as IBS, SIBO and other functional GI disorders.She lectures extensively and teaches about both conventional and natural treatments for gastrointestinal conditions. She is one of the foremost experts on the intersection of IBD and IBS and how treating one resolves the other. Dr. Gurevich also acts as a mentor in the naturopathic and functional medicine community educating and consulting with physicians about GI disorders. She supervises residents and consults with doctors about their most difficult GI cases. Dr. Gurevich was nominated as one of Portland Top Docs by the Portland Monthly in 2014, 2016 and 2020and 2021

Ilana Guervich’s Upcoming Sessions

Biofilm Deep Dive… Getting to the Root of Complicated Chronic Infections

A deep dive into biofilms. Understanding how to recognize, diagnose and treat chronic intractable infections. This will be a discussion into what is known and how we address chronic bacterial and fungal infections with an integrative use of therapeutic agents.

Jonathan Prousky

Dr. Jonathan Prousky (ND, Bastyr University, 1998; MSc, University of London, 2008; MA, Yorkville University, 2016; RP, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, 2017) is the Chief Naturopathic Medical Officer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto, Ontario). His primary responsibility is ensuring the delivery of safe and effective naturopathic medical care to patients, as well as ensuring the safety and effectiveness of the medical training in the naturopathic program. His clinical practice focus is primarily on the evaluation and management of mental health problems. He has spent over 20 years advocating for patients that wish to receive complementary and alternative means to help their mental struggles. He was the first naturopathic doctor to receive the “Orthomolecular Doctor of the Year” award in 2010, and later to be inducted into the Orthomolecular Hall of Fame in 2017. Dr. Prousky is the author of more than 60 scholarly publications, and several texts including Anxiety: Orthomolecular Diagnosis and Treatment, and the Textbook of Integrative Clinical Nutrition.

Jonathan Prousky’s Upcoming Sessions

From Surviving to Thriving: Navigating Women’s Mental Health

This presentation focuses on empowering female patients to take control of their mental wellness. The presentation delves into the unique challenges that women face when it comes to mental health and provides practical tools and strategies to help clinicians navigate these challenges. The presentation covers a range of topics, including stress management, self-care, mindfulness, and building resilience. It also addresses common mental health issues that women may experience, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and eating disorders, and provides guidance on seeking help and support. Through this presentation, clinicians will gain a deeper understanding of the mental health needs of their female patients, and learn how to prioritize their well-being. They will come away with practical tools and strategies that they can integrate into the daily lives of their female patients to help them move from surviving to thriving.

Lexi Loch

Dr. Lexi Loch received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine, where she graduated with highest honors. In addition to her practice, she is a medical writer and editor, researcher, educator, and patient advocate. Her articles have been published in various natural health periodicals and reference books. Prior to her education as a physician, Dr. Loch worked in veterinary medicine as a licensed veterinary technician. She is also an accomplished athlete, playing collegiate volleyball and participating in overseas tournaments, and has been world ranked in downhill longboarding. Dr. Loch is a member of the Scientific Affairs and Education team for EuroPharma, Inc.

Lexi Loch’s Upcoming Sessions

Curcumin and Grape Seed Extract: Two Botanicals that Address the Top Two Causes of Death in Women

The number one cause of death for women in the United States, heart disease, is not only affecting women older than 65, but research is finding that younger women are increasingly impacted. Cancer mortality comes in a close second to cardiovascular disease and shares some of the same etiologies and risk factors. Oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, and metabolic dysfunction are common threads that link these top two causes of death. In this presentation, learn about two botanicals – curcumin and grape seed extract – that can reduce some of the major risk factors and underlying causes of both cancer and cardiovascular disease.

About The Institute Of Women's Health

The Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine, founded by sisters Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D. and Karen Hudson, C.H.H.C, is an educational and research organization whose mission is to provide advanced training to primary health care practitioners and to conduct and support clinical research in women’s health and natural therapies and integrative medicine.

Goals Of The Curriculum

The institute offers quarterly seminars, to provide knowledge and practical skills in women’s health care, as well as: 
  • Acquaint you with the latest nutritional and herbal research and enable you to implement these therapies in your practice or use them with greater success and expertise if you are already using them.
  • Help you to integrate natural therapies with conventional medical management when needed to optimize patient care.
  • Train practitioners in the use of natural hormones, herbal and nutritional therapies for women’s health care needs.

Who Is This For

These courses are designed for the following practitioners:

• Naturopathic Physicians
• General Internists
• Family practitioners
• Nurses
• Nurse practitioners
• Certified Nurse Midwives
• Pharmacists
• Oncologists
• Chiropractors
• Acupuncturists
• Registered Dieticians & Others

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Is this event accredited?
We are now FULLY Accredited with the NANCEAC. We have submitted the July CEU and expect to have the full credits approved.

CEU= 13.5 total hours
General: 9
Ethics: 2
Cultural Competency: 2
Pharmacy: 0.5
How will credits be determined?
A short multiple-choice quiz will need to be completed and passed for full CEU credit
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