Mental Health In Menopause. The Role of Hormone Optimization Part 2
- 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
- A deeper dive: The connection between female adreno-cortical and sex steroid hormones and mental health issues in peri- and post-menopause
Speakers:Jeff Bland, PhD
- 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- HPA Axis dysfunction in menopausal females and the DUTCH Test
Speakers:Jaclyn Smeaton, N.D.
- 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
- Advanced Topics in Menopause and Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma
Speakers:Sara Gottfried, M.D.
- 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
- Additional compounding, Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescribing
Speakers:Nayan Patel, PharmD
- 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Panel Discussion Among the Faculty moderated by Jeffrey Bland
Speakers:Jeff Bland, PhD
Jeff Bland, PhDFunctional Medicine Founder and Pioneer
Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a personable and highly respected thought leader who has spent more than four decades focused on the improvement of human health.
He is known worldwide as the founder of the Functional Medicine movement, which represents his vision for a care model that is grounded in systems biology and informed by research that he has a unique ability to synthesize. His pioneering work has created the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the global leader in Functional Medicine education. Since 1991, hundreds of thousands of healthcare practitioners have participated in PLMI and IFM programs, and this collective knowledge has positively impacted the lives of patients all over the world.
Dr. Bland began his career as a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound. He is a natural educator and became involved with numerous academic institutions during the years he spent teaching. This includes the significant contributions he made to the founding and accreditation of Bastyr University, the first federally accredited university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in natural medicine in the US. In the early 1980s, Dr. Bland was hand-selected by two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling to serve as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. This experience marked both a personal and professional inflection point for Dr. Bland that has become an integral part of his career.
As an expert in a field he helped to establish—science-based nutrition—Dr. Bland has become an iconic figure in the natural products industry. He worked alongside other founders to establish standards for evidence-based formulations, quality ingredient sourcing, and ethical manufacturing practices that stand to this day. He continues to serve as a dynamic mentor and advisor to a new generation of industry leaders.
Dr. Bland is the author of best-selling books and over 120 peer-reviewed research publications. He speaks extensively, and his engaging style makes him popular with both professional and consumer audiences. Dr. Bland’s latest project is Big Bold Health, launched in 2018. He’s on a mission to transform the way people think about one of nature’s greatest innovations: the immune system. Through Big Bold Health, Dr. Bland is advocating for the power of immuno-rejuvenation to enhance immunity at a global level. It is an ambitious and purpose-driven effort that encompasses his active stance on regenerative agriculture, environmental stewardship, and planetary health.
Jaclyn Smeaton, N.D.
Dr. Jaclyn Smeaton brings extensive experience in the nutrition and wellness space in both practitioner and consumer markets. She specializes in commercial crossover areas including ownership of commercial growth in new product ventures, acquisitions, key strategic customer acquisition and nurture, association, academic and strategic partnerships, business development and marketing functions, ensuring a customer-first approach. Her portfolio includes education, technical writing, product design and innovation, and quality and regulatory practices in manufacturing of dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and medical foods. Dr. Smeaton brings a uniquely diverse skill set and deep knowledge of the health technology and nutrition markets and a love of marketing and the customer experience. Jaclyn’s unique background includes clinical practice, lab science, extensive teaching and strategic leadership and consulting. She is a sought-after writer for both peer-reviewed journals and lay publications and speaker at national and international conferences, presenting on topics across regulatory affairs, health technology and clinical practice. Dr. Smeaton is very involved in both practitioner and industry groups and has extensive board experience. She has led several nonprofit organizations including President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the NH Association of Naturopathic Doctors and served as a Trustee for the American Herbal Products Association. During her tenure, she has successfully led efforts to successful adoption of friendly legislation and regulatory guidance, increased association revenue and improved efficiency of the organization allowing for a doubling of association revenue invested in meaningful investment and projects. Dr. Smeaton has also served in numerous roles including Ambassador for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, as a board member of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium and the Institute of Natural Medicine.
Nayan Patel, PharmD
Dr. Patel is a recognized expert in clinical pharmacy services. He has built Central Drugs Compounding Pharmacy into one of the leading and fastest-growing compounding pharmacies in the United States. Nayan is a frequent guest lecturer internationally on topics such as hormone replacement therapy, menopause and andropause, osteoporosis, and breast cancer. When it comes to patient healthcare, Nayan believes in a team approach. He is passionate about working together with physicians, nutritionists, and patients to develop a comprehensive plan to improve each patient’s overall health and quality of life. In addition to his work with patients and practitioners at Central Drugs, Nayan is involved with the USC School of Pharmacy as a guest lecturer and faculty member.
Sara Gottfried, M.D.
Sara Gottfried MD is a physician, researcher, author, and educator. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and MIT, and completed residency at UCSF, but is more likely to prescribe a CGM and personalized immunonutrition plan than the latest pharmaceutical. Dr. Gottfried is a global keynote speaker and the author of four New York Times bestselling books about hormones, nutrition, and health. Her latest book is called THE AUTOIMMUNE CURE (March 2024). She is Clinical Assistant Professor in Dept. of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. She takes care of executives and professional athletes. Her focus is at the interface of mental and physical health, N-of-1 trial design, personalized molecular profiling, use of wearables, and how to leverage these tools to improve health outcomes. Learn more at SaraGottfriedMD.com