ICIM’s Virtual “Endocrine Ecosystem” Conference

The International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) met in Memphis in spring 2021.  Prior to the meeting, we experimented with the flipped virtual classroom concept.  The lectures for the flipped classroom qualify for 7.5 continuing education credits.

With the theme of “Endocrine Ecosystem”, numerous practitioners weighed in with their particular hormone treatment expertise.  Here is a link to the lecture that I provided “Urban Myths and Hormone Replacement.”


The flipped classroom program will remain available until October 1, 2021 and can still be purchased at this site:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-learning-experience-endocrine-ecosystem-tickets-104457669702

“Endocrine Ecosystem: Balanced Hormones and Reduced Toxicity for Patient Health and Happiness”

7.5 Cat I CME Credits, with 17 Video recorded Lectures and PowerPoint presentations, including

Estrogen Vindication: Estrogen & Breast Cancer – D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC

Optimize Hormone Functions Through Detection and Detox – Shanhong Lu, MD

The Statin Disaster – David Brownstein, MD

Hormone Restoration Therapy: Compounding Possibilities – Tara Thompson, PharmD

Adrenaline: The Fight-or-Flight Hormone – Michael Platt MD

The Molecular Basis of Aging – Phyllis Bronson, PhD

Men Need Their Hormones, Too – Jeff Dach, MD

Urban Myths & Hormone Replacement – Carol Petersen, RPh, CNP

It’s Not Just “Wear and Tear” – Angela Cortal, ND

Overcoming Thyroid Disorders – David Brownstein, MD

Stress, Hormones, and Immune System: A Physiology Before Pharmacology Approach – Russel Jaffe, MD

Peptides – Erika Schwartz, MD

Hormones are a fundamental part of physiology. A comprehensive understanding of health requires a thorough grasp on the endocrine system and the hormones that it uses to communicate. As our understanding of the physiology of hormones progresses, we are realizing that biochemical individuality requires a variety of approaches to restore physiological balance; a single approach will not work for all patients.

For this reason, we must explore a variety of methods for restoring endocrine health. There are a multitude of possible approaches to quantify hormones and their effects, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. In identifying appropriate treatment methods, we must take into consideration the myriad influences on our endocrine system: from genetics and epigenetics to stresses on the system including direct assaults on our hormonal response by toxicants and pollutants.