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Join us at the most innovative functional medicine event of the year

Effective Protocols in Functional Medicine for Mental Health

June 22-23, 2024
Bentley University | Waltham, MA

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$495
$395

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Reimagine mental health care with us at this two-day conference featuring the most sought-after experts in functional psychiatry! This is an exclusive opportunity to discover science-backed protocols and practical treatment strategies that will entirely reshape your clinical practice.

Our renowned panel of experts will reignite your passion for medicine, help you move beyond treatment guesswork, and deliver strategies for unparalleled patient care. You’ll gain clinical insights on creating highly-effective personalized treatment plans, and learn how to address biological, genetic, nutritional, and environmental imbalances to restore wellness with your patients.

Join us for invaluable networking with researchers, thought leaders and fellow clinicians, and benefit from ample time to discuss and exchange insights on the latest research in functional medicine for mental health.

Walk away with new interventions to expand your clinical toolbox and help you confidently integrate the best of traditional medicine, therapy and functional medicine.

Discover a new paradigm of patient care to keep you on the cutting-edge of mental health treatment.

Gain clinical pearls and protocols you can apply immediately with patients
Learn how to utilize functional medicine tools and lab tests in practice
Connect directly with trusted researchers & clinicians transforming the field
Live presentations with Q&A sessions – plus recordings provided post-event
Ready to go beyond symptom management? Looking for protocols to help your treatment-resistant patients?

This is your chance to learn a functional, patient-centered model of care that delivers lasting patient wellness.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Discover practical strategies for incorporating Functional and Integrative medicine into your practice to improve patient outcomes
  • Explore the therapeutic uses of low-dose lithium for the treatment of challenging mental health conditions
  • Learn to identify the underlying root causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder and effective treatment strategies to reduce or eliminate symptoms
  • Review the latest research on the ketogenic diet and its potential utility for mental health treatment
  • Learn the latest tools and techniques for the treatment of PANS/PANDAS
  • Discover how genetic insights can improve medication selection and dosing strategies in psychiatric care
  • Explore a more effective approach to reduce or eliminate withdrawal effects when discontinuing antidepressant medications

Who Should Attend

Psychiatrists  •  Nurse Practitioners  •  Psychologists  •  Social Workers   •  Family Medicine Doctors  •  Naturopathic Doctors •  Physician Assistants   •  Dietitians

Save on registration with the early bird rate!

Early bird discounted rate ends April 30th.

$495
$395

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Conference registration includes:

  • Two-day conference access for all presentations and networking breaks
  • Clinical Protocols & Resources Guide for Providers
  • Downloadable presentation slides and material
  • Access to post-event lecture recordings
  • Lunch and beverages for both days
  • Conference swag!

Meet the Presenters

Gain effective protocols in functional psychiatry from leading experts with decades of clinical experience
Louis Cady, MD
Louis Cady, MD
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Louis Cady, MD straddles the world between science and art. Trained first as a classical pianist, he obtained two degrees, with honors, from the Conservatory of Music of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, before obtaining his medical degree in 1989 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He then trained in psychiatry at the world-famous Mayo Clinic, beginning his practice of child, adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry in Evansville, Indiana in 1993. Dr. Cady’s main clinical focus is in helping patients achieve total wellness and optimum levels of performance through the integration of mind and body for peak performance, using all possible healing options in the scientific and medical literature, including nutritional supplements and hormonal optimization. Dr. Cady founded the Cady Wellness Institute, which opened in its new facilities in Evansville on July 1, 2005.

Daniel Dowd PharmD, Genomind
DANIEL DOWD, PHARMD
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Dr. Daniel Dowd is Genomind’s Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs. His responsibilities at Genomind include building and managing a mental health medical affairs team of PharmDs and PhDs. Dr. Dowd is also intimately involved with product development, genetic research, medical education programs and pharmacy integrations. He is a PharmD licensed in New York and New Jersey and has over 15 years of unique experience across community pharmacy management, medical affairs and healthcare education. Prior to joining Genomind, Dr. Dowd held positions as district and regional director of community pharmacy training and operations for several pharmacies including Rite Aid and A&P. For 13 years, he also developed and taught advanced pharmacology courses at the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Dowd has published on the implementation of pharmacogenetics in psychiatry and has been interviewed by national media outlets, including Drug Topics, JAMA Medical News and Perspectives and the Dr. Oz show. He is a member of the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) and the American Society of Pharmacovigilance STRIPE Collaborative Community. Dr. Dowd earned his PharmD from the Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

Georgia Ede MD
GEORGIA EDE, MD
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Georgia Ede M.D. is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in nutrition science, brain metabolism, and mental health. She speaks internationally on dietary approaches to psychiatric disorders, the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods, Alzheimer’s prevention and management strategies, nutrition science, and public nutrition policy reform. Dr. Ede writes about food and the brain for Psychology Today, DietDoctor.com, and her own website DiagnosisDiet.com. To improve access to metabolic psychiatry services around the world, she developed a CME-accredited clinician training program in ketogenic diets for mental health, a live, virtual, small-group course open to practitioners of all backgrounds.

James Greenblatt MD
JAMES GREENBLATT, MD
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A pioneer in the field of functional and integrative medicine, James Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.

He is the author of seven books, including the best-seller, Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD. His latest book, Answers to Anorexia, was released in October 2021 and his newest book, Functional & Integrative Medicine for Antidepressant Withdrawal, is now available. He is the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, a platform dedicated to continuing online education in the evidence-based, personalized treatment of mental illness.

Nancy O'Hara MD
Nancy O’Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP
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Dr. Nancy O’Hara is a board certified Pediatrician. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O’Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general pediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. O’ Hara entered general private practice in 1993, and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs. Since 1999 she has dedicated her functional medicine practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with chronic illness and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Lyme and ASD. She is also a leader in the training of clinicians, both in the United States and abroad. Dr. O’Hara has written a comprehensive guidebook, “Demystifying PANS / PANDAS: A Functional Medicine Desktop Reference on Basal
Ganglia Encephalitis”, which is available on Amazon in e-book or soft-cover formats. For more information on her membership and mentoring program, please visit www.drohara.com.

Mariela Podolski MD
MARIELA PODOLSKI, MD
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Mariela Podolski is a psychiatrist with board certifications from ABPN in both Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is originally from Costa Rica, where she completed medical school at the Universidad de Costa Rica. She completed her residency training at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Podolski has dedicated most of her career to working with eating disorder individuals. She currently works in private practice and provides consulting services to Walden Behavioral Care.

Conference Schedule

Presentation overviews coming soon!

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Check-In / Morning Beverage Service / Exhibitor Time (30min)
8:30 AM EST
Microdosing Lithium: Clinical Applications of Nutritional Lithium in Psychiatry
James Greenblatt, MD
9:00 AM EST
The Moral Imperative of Integrative Medicine
Louis Cady, MD
10:15 AM EST
Break / Beverage Service / Exhibitor Time (30min)
11:30 AM EST
Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders: The Science of Hope
Georgia Ede, MD
12:00 PM EST
Lunch (75min)
1:15 PM EST
What a Psychiatric Provider Needs to Know About Hormones
Louis Cady, MD
2:30 PM EST
Break / Beverage Service / Exhibitor Time
3:45 PM EST
Functional Medicine for the Treatment of Depression & Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome
James Greenblatt, MD
4:15 PM EST
End of Day 1
5:30 PM EST

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Check-In / Morning Beverage Service / Exhibitor Time (30min)
8:30 AM EST
Functional Medicine for Eating Disorders: A New Model of Hope & Recovery
James Greenblatt, MD
9:00 AM EST
Demystifying PANS/PANDAS: A Functional Medicine Guide to Post-Infectious Syndromes
Nancy O'Hara, MD
10:15 AM EST
Break / Beverage Service / Exhibitor Time (30min)
11:30 AM EST
Know Better, Do Better: A Review of Genes that Can Help with Drug Dosing & Selection in Psychiatry
Daniel Dowd, PharmD
12:00 PM EST
Lunch (75min)
1:15 PM EST
Putting it All Together: Practical Strategies for Your Functional Psychiatry Clinical Practice
Mariela Podolski, MD
2:30 PM EST
Break / Beverage Service / Exhibitor Time (30min)
3:45 PM EST
End of Day 2
4:15 PM EST

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