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The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
3 Continuing Education Units have been approved by the Florida Boards of Acupuncture, Chiropractic Medicine, Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Dentistry, Psychology, Pharmacy and the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition. CE Provider Number: 50-2682
This seminar has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Florida Board of Nursing for Continuing Education Provider #50-2105
Place: Miami, FL
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm • Registration opens at 8:30am
Venue: Miami, FL
Autoimmune diseases have reached epidemic proportions over the last number of years. We are all aware of the well-established “triad” of contributing factors – genetic susceptibility, impaired intestinal permeability, and environmental triggers – but gender has not gotten much attention. The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) states on their website that of the 50 million Americans living and coping with more than 100 serious, chronic illnesses that have autoimmunity as their underlying cause, more than 75 percent of them are women. In some disease states, it is a 10:1 ratio of women to men. Autoimmune diseases have been cited in the top ten leading causes of death among women younger than 65 years. Moreover, these diseases represent the fourth largest cause of disability among women in the United States.
A trip down memory lane: A review of the discovery of the autoimmune process in the mid-1900s to the groundbreaking work of Dr. Alessio Fasano and others.
– Genetic susceptibility
– Impaired intestinal permeability
– Environmental triggers
– Gender differences in immune activation
When “birds of a feather flock together”:
– Review of the “clustering” of autoimmune diseases that make up the PolyAutoimmune Syndromes (PAS)
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” (or, in some cases, NON-CURE):
– Recognizing the “early” signs of an autoimmune process through the use of cutting edge diagnostic tools in order to intervene and hopefully modulate the effects in the “end organ” target(s)
– Differential Diagnosing: What is autoimmune, what is not, and what are the comorbid conditions that are as a result of the autoimmune process
Biography: Rebecca Murray is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing (adjunct faculty) for Yale University School of Nursing. After graduating from Columbia University, she spent the first 12 years of her career in “critical care medicine” but her desire to practice “preventative medicine” lead her to become a Nurse Practitioner focusing on the “functional medicine” approach to patient care. For 15 years she was the Medical Director for Connecticut Holistic & Integrative Medicine specializing in medical nutrition therapy in diabetes control and prevention, weight management, PCOS, autoimmune diseases, hormonal balancing, and risk reduction for estrogen related cancers. She has now joined the world renowned “functional medicine endocrinologist” Dr. Edwin Lee at the Institute for Hormonal Balance in Orlando, FL. She continues to follow her passion of speaking at conference both nationally and internationally on the subjects of metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and autoimmune disease. She has also written numerous articles for peer reviewed journals on the subject of PCOS as it relates to insulin resistance and Metabolic Syndrome.