Join us to explore evidence-based, functional and integrative medicine approaches to women’s mental health and wellness with an outstanding panel of experts.
This event examines all aspects of treating female mental health and biochemistry, including hormones and the brain, sexual and reproductive health, perinatal and post-natal wellness, diet, menopause, motherhood, and more! Expert speakers present both research and case studies showing the efficacy of functional and integrative medicine approaches to enhance mental health and vitality, along with the unique clinical science often overlooked in women when it comes to balancing hormones, nutrition and mood.
Gain both new information and clinical tools to implement with your patients. Don’t miss out!
Practical & Comprehensive Training for Busy Professionals
Trusted Researchers & Clinicians
Convenient & Accessible
What You’ll Learn
- The essential role of hormones in female health and longevity
- The basics of hormone therapy for menopausal brain health and mood
- Nutrition for women with PTSD, complex trauma, and TBI
- Supplemental protocols for treating female anxiety and intrusive thoughts
- How the challenges of motherhood affect mental health and wellness
- Personalized approaches for treating perinatal depression and anxiety
Who Should Watch These Presentations
Psychiatrists & Clinicians • Nurses & Nurse Practitioners • Psychologists • Social Workers • Medical Doctors • Naturopathic Doctors • Physician Assistants
Event Package Includes:
- 7 presentations with speaker Q&A post-presentation
- 4 BONUS presentation recordings from our experts
- Presentation material (PDFs/slides)
- Convenient online access – watch from any device!
*Presentation recordings and the bonus presentations will be available approximately one month post-event. All post-event recordings are included in the cost of live event registration and will be available to attendees post-event for free. For those who did not attend the live event, recordings will be available for purchase at an increased rate.
For questions about the symposium, contact Heather Getz at email@example.com.
Meet the Presenters
LESLIE KORN, PHD
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH specializes in post-trauma therapy, treating complex physical and emotional illness by integrating psychotherapy, bodywork, yoga, herbal medicine and nutrition. For over 25 years, Leslie directed a pro bono traditional medicine clinic in the jungle of Mexico working with indigenous healers and directed yoga and bodywork teacher training and internships. Leslie completed her academic studies at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Union Institute and Lesley University. Leslie has been university faculty at two Naturopathic medical schools, at CIIS and at Capella University where she was full time, counseling fieldwork faculty in both MS and PhD programs for over 10 years. She is licensed as an LMHC, Board Certified in Massage and Bodywork, a Board approved Clinical Supervisor and is certified in Functional Nutrition. She is the author of nine books and numerous peer-reviewed papers.
Ann Hathaway, MD
Ann Hathway, MD has successfully treated thousands of patients with the tools of functional medicine, bioidentical hormone replacement, the ReCODE–Reversal of COgnitive DEcline–protocol, and environmental medicine. Ann has been studying functional medicine since 1995 and is a member of The Institute for Functional Medicine. She is an expert in bio-identical hormone therapy and often lectures on the topic. Dr. Hathaway is a member of The International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI) which seeks to develop physician expertise in the treatment of tick-borne and viral diseases, and toxicity arising from chemical, mold and heavy metal exposures Dr. Hathaway was board certified in Family Practice Medicine in 1983 and practiced conventional medicine for many years until she became disenchanted with the “prescription to cover up the symptom” for every ailment. She found that many health issues did not have satisfactory solutions in conventional medicine. She began to search and explore for better answers and eventually found organizations of physicians like her who were searching for underlying causes and striving for real solutions. Dr. Hathaway graduated summa cum laude from The University of California Berkeley in 1975, The University of California Medical School in San Francisco in 1979, and completed her residency in Family Practice in 1983 at Natividad Medical Center of Monterey County, California.
Felice Gersh, MD
Felice Gersh, MD is a multi-award winning physician with dual board certifications in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, a practice that provides comprehensive health care for women by combining the best evidence-based therapies from conventional, naturopathic, and holistic medicine. For 12 years, she taught obstetrics and gynecology at Keck USC School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor and she now serves as an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Dr. Gersh is a prolific writer and lecturer who speaks globally on women’s health and regularly publishes in peer-reviewed medical journals. She is the bestselling author of three books – PCOS SOS, the PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track, and her latest book, Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know.
James Greenblatt, MD
James Greenblatt, MD is a pioneer in the field of functional and integrative medicine, board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, James M. 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 is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. He is the author of eight 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, an online learning platform dedicated to an evidence-based, personalized treatment model for mental illness.
Catrina Luca, MD
Catrina Luca, MD earned her Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Miami and her Medical Doctorate from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatry residency and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Florida. She is board-certified in both specialties. Additionally, with a keen interest in a holistic, integrative approach to psychiatry, Dr. Luca earned an additional board certification in Integrative Medicine and a certification in Pastoral Counseling. She believes that healing involves the mind, body, and spirit. Over the last seven years, Dr. Luca has had the opportunity to train and work in several different arenas including Job Corps, forensic settings, community mental health settings, as well as private clinics, thus affording exposure to a wide range of clinical opportunities and creating a foundation of broad clinical experience.
Vesna Pirec, MD, PhD
Vesna Pirec, MD, PhD, has been a psychiatrist in Chicago for 20 years. After completing medical school at University of Belgrade, (former) Yugoslavia, Dr. Pirec obtained her PhD degree at the Department of Neuropharmacology at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and then completed her residency training at the Psychiatry Department at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently leading Pirec Psychiatric Services, an outpatient psychiatric clinic, predominantly treating women during various phases of their reproductive cycle. Additionally, Dr. Pirec is an academic liaison for Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight and was the CEM for Mood and Anxiety programs at Pathlight throughout the country. In 2009-2010 Dr. Pirec was the Director of Women’s Mental Health Program at UIC. Dr. Pirec’s area of expertise is treating women through all reproductive stages, addressing their neuroendocrine and hormonal health, along with providing psychopharmacological and therapeutic needs, incorporating integrative principles in her psychiatric treatment approach.
Trudy Scott, CN
Trudy Scott, CN is a food mood expert, nutritionist, speaker, and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings (June 2011, New Harbinger). Trudy has a nutrition practice with a focus on food, mood, and women’s health. She educates people about the amazing healing powers of food and nutrients and helps them find natural solutions for anxiety, stress and depression. Trudy is president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and is a member of the Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety Disorders Association of America. She publishes an electronic newsletter entitled Food, Mood and gal Stuff, available at www.everywomanover29.com and www.antianxietyfoodsolution.com.
Marianne Brandon, PhD
Marianne Brandon, PhD is a clinical psychologist and Diplomat in sex therapy. She writes a popular Psychology Today blog, “The Future of Intimacy,” is the author of Monogamy: The Untold Story; and Unlocking the Sexy in Surrender: Using the Neuroscience of Power to Recharge Your Sex Life. She co-authored of Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys to Finding Your Lost Libido, co-hosted a talk radio show, is a past Board member of The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and regularly writes for professional publications and lay audiences. For more information see www.drbrandon.net. Dr Brandon is in private practice in Sarasota, FL.
Peter Bongiorno, ND
Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist and serves as co-medical director of InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture, a thriving practice with two clinics in New York (New York City and Long Island). He specializes in using integrative care to heal mood disorder. Dr. Bongiorno researched as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, at the National Institute of Mental Health’s department of Clinical Neuroendocrinology, where he first studied the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis response to stress. He also researched at Yale University in the department of pharmacology before training at Bastyr University in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. He has spoken at the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health conference, for general session at A4M, at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. For more information, please visit www.DrPeterBongiorno.com.
Anita Nall Richesson
Setting the swimming world ablaze at the young age of fifteen with two world records in one day propelled Anita into the fast lane of success. After swimming for the cycle (gold, silver, & bronze) in the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona, many health challenges hampered her attempts at returning to an Olympic level. Challenged by a series of “mystery illnesses” that lasted a decade after the Olympics, Anita rediscovered health through food and functional medicine. Anita is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Specialist & Educator, Certified Life & Essential Oils Coach, and an accomplished motivational speaker. She completed three NFL seasons as Nutrition & Wellness Consultant for the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Football Team and works with various elite professional athletes including UFC fighters, boxers, and world-class swimmers around the world. Anita’s current work is to help teen athletes understand the importance of maximizing both their physical and mental well-being and the role they both play in high-level performance.
Aviva Romm, MD
Aviva Romm, MD is a Yale-trained physician specializing in integrative medicine for women and children, a midwife, an herbalist and an award-winning author. Referred to as “the face of natural medicine in the 21st century” by Prevention Magazine, Aviva has spent nearly 30 years as a health care practitioner and advocate for the health and environmental concerns of women and kids. Aviva is a past president of the American Herbalists Guild, a founder of the Yale Integrative Medicine program, and the author of seven books on natural medicine for women and children, including Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, The Natural Pregnancy Book, Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, Natural Health After Birth, Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide, and The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution. She was one of the first pioneers in natural birth and botanical medicine for gynecology, obstetrics, and pediatrics in the United States. She is the Medical Director of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and an author of The Botanical Safety Handbook (American Herbal Products Association). Practicing what she calls “good medicine” and “transformational healing,” Aviva is a leader in the health care revolution to transform the current medical system that over-medicalizes life, from birth to death, into a model that respects the intrinsic healing capacities of the body and nature.