Workshops

For 2017, we are presenting three preconference workshops on the opening day (Sunday, September 24th) of the full IPBNHC. Click the workshop title or scroll down to learn more. We hope you consider attending at least one of them.

1. Plant-based Nutrition and Type 1 Diabetes

2. Branding and Marketing a Plant-based Medicine Practice

3. Introducing Plant-based Nutrition to a Practice or Healthcare System

 

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Plant-based Nutrition and Type 1 Diabetes

DATE:                     September 24, 2017
TIME:                     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION:        Hyatt Regency Orange County (Garden Rooms 1&2)
                                    Garden Grove, (Anaheim), CA
COST:                      $100
CME:                        3 CME credits are pending approval
OPEN TO:             Anyone.  You do not need be attending the 2017 IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

Diabetes is one of the more common disease states today and yet it is still one of the most commonly misunderstood.  From the root cause to prevention and treatment, people living with diabetes and many of their healthcare practitioners don't understand the implications of daily dietary choices and the comprehensive benefit of plant based nutrition.  This workshop is designed as an intensive review of the science and discussion of implementation of whole food plant based nutrition in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  

This workshop will cover:

  • Type 1 and 2 pathophysiology
  • Compare and contrast the current standard of care vs. Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition
  • The role of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in disease remission or progression
  • Specific foods that regulate blood sugar levels for type 1 and 2
  • The positive effects of a high complex carbohydrate diet
  • Barriers to behavior change and clinical pearls for helping people of all ages transition to a nutritional solution.

This workshop is being presented by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, FACN.  More information on the presenters is available below.

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 75 participants. 

Three CME credits have been applied for and are pending approval.  Please Click Here to see CME information.

We hope you can join us.

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Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

Nutritional Biochemistry

Dr. Cyrus Khambatta, cofounder of Mastering Diabetes, is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Using an evidence-based approach to nutrition and fitness, he has helped hundreds of people with type 1 diabetes, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes reverse insulin resistance through low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition and exercise.


Cyrus received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003, then earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012.

 


Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, FACN

Founder Lifestyle Medicine Institute

Chosen as “One of America’s 20 Super-Heroes of the Health Movement” (Vegetarian Times), Dr.Hans Diehl is the founder of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda and a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA.

Offering more than 30 years of leadership in the emerging field of Lifestyle Medicine, his pioneering efforts as an epidemiologically trained lifestyle interventionist with the Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) and its more than 60,000 graduates have consistently shown how simple lifestyle changes can prevent, arrest, and facilitate the reversal of many of our largely lifestyle related chronic diseases. The clinical results of his research (including two Randomized Clinical CHIP Trials) have been published in more than 25 peer-reviewed medical journals.

His books Health Power, Dynamic Health, and Dynamic Living (co-authored with Aileen Ludington), have over two million copies in 19 languages in circulation.

He earned his doctorate in Health Science and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from Loma Linda University.Prior to founding the Lifestyle Medicine Institute 25 years ago, Hans worked for the Pritikin Longevity Center, UCLA and the National Institute of Health.

 

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Branding and Marketing a Plant-based Medicine Practice

DATE:                     September 24, 2017
TIME:                     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION:        Hyatt Regency Orange County (Garden Room 3)
                                    Garden Grove, (Anaheim), CA
COST:                      $100
CME:                        3 CME credits are pending approval
OPEN TO:             Anyone. You do not need be attending the 2017 IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

If you have established or are in the process of transitioning to a Plant-Based practice, this pre-conference workshop will show you how to develop tools to create your brand and connect with your audience. Learning Objectives include: challenges and successes physicians encountered, how to set up a business platform, develop targeted language to engage patients and plan for a logo and a website.

This workshop is being presented by Gretchen Schisla.  More information on the presenters is available below.

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 75 participants.

Three CME credits have been applied for and are pending approval.  Please Click Here to see CME information.

We hope you can join us.

Register Now


Gretchen Schisla

Founder and Principal of Enrich

Gretchen leads Enrich by fostering strong relationships with clients and identifying the key solutions that will build their business and increase connection with their audience. As a brand strategist, writer and advisor, she brings over 35 years of insight, expertise and industry perspective to help clients make the best decisions for their product or service. With the rise of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, Gretchen appreciates having the opportunity to collaborate with clients who offer products and services focused on healthy living and lifestyle medicine.

Gretchen has earned a strong reputation for her commitment to serving clients and for sustaining long-term relationships built on trust and respect. She loves working with organizations and individuals who act as agents for positive change. She believes: “Design matters. It’s a critical tool to communicate a purpose, to educate, to bring awareness to a problem, to inspire individuals and unite communities – and to act as an agent for change.”

Gretchen is the recipient of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Design Fellow and the AIGA Local Legend awards. Enrich has been recognized as a Top 20 Small Business Company by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. Her work has been recognized by AIGA, New York Art Director’s Club, PRINT Annual, CLIO, International Association of Business Communicators, American Alliance of Museums and HOW Magazine.

 

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Introducing Plant-based Nutrition to a Practice or Healthcare System

DATE:                     September 24, 2017
TIME:                     1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION:        Hyatt Regency Orange County (Garden Room 1 & 2)
                                    Garden Grove, (Anaheim), CA
COST:                      $100
CME:                        3 CME credits are pending approval
OPEN TO:             Anyone. You do not need be attending the 2017 IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

Are you a passionate and enthusiastic plant based nutrition professional but uncertain about how to start or engage in discussion with your healthcare administration? This workshop was designed for you.  Current leaders in healthcare administration who have actively integrated plant based nutrition into their health systems will share their experience, strategies, and recommendations to help you effectively communicate with your administration and successfully integrate a whole foods plant based diet/lifestyle into your practice or healthcare system.

This workshop will cover:

  • Barriers to implementation and suggested solutions
  • Discussion of solvent financial models for Plant Based Nutrition
  • Understanding and working with your administrators
  • The right and the wrong presentation tactics
  • Review of the current healthcare environment and forecasts for the future of Plant Based Nutrition in healthcare

This workshop is being presented by Marcy Madrid, Carole Bartolotto, MA, RD and Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina.  More information on the presenters is available below.

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 75 participants.

Three CME credits have been applied for and are pending approval.  Please Click Here to see CME information.

We hope you can join us.

Register Now


Marcy Madrid

Vice President of Planning and Marketing for Midland Health

Marcy Madrid is the Vice President of Planning and Marketing for Midland Health, a system of healthcare partners in Midland Texas, including Midland Memorial Hospital. In her current role, Marcy oversees strategic planning, community health outreach, marketing and public relations, sales as well as employee engagement and patient experience. Led by the overwhelming research and evidence supporting plant based nutrition in healthcare, Marcy has spearheaded a community garden project, launched the Food Is Medicine health conference in West Texas and collaborated with the city government, school district and a local community college to increase health literacy through a variety of cross-city community outreach activities and events. Marcy is working with her colleagues on the Midland Health executive team to create a more holistic approach to their traditional healthcare delivery model incorporating plant based nutrition as a cornerstone. This includes an overhaul of the inpatient nutrition program, diabetes education, cafeteria offerings and even the creation of a new, unique and progressive approach to employee wellness. Additionally, Midland Health is actively planning the launch and opening of a formal Lifestyle Medicine Program Clinic in 2017. Marcy also worked alongside the Vice President of Medical Affairs to lead a 2 month research project involving a plant based nutrition health immersion with the system’s sickest employees. All these efforts have been led and sustained by a mission and vision philosophy that aims to make Midland the healthiest community in Texas. 

Marcy is among the founding members of Healthy City Inc.; a local non-profit aimed at increasing health education, awareness and local resources related to the Food as Medicine, plant based nutrition model. Marcy is also a founding member of Pink the Basin Inc., another local nonprofit that has raised and distributed over a million dollars in grants to the local hospitals to provide free mammograms to women in the area who could otherwise not afford them.

Before coming to Midland Health, Marcy was a morning show anchor and reporter for the local NBC affiliate, where she was recognized and awarded for her writing and storytelling skills by the Texas Association of Broadcasters.

Marcy is mother to six beautiful children including twins and celebrating 11 years of marriage to her husband, Carlos Madrid.


Carole Bartolotto, MA, RD

Consultant and Adjunct Professor

Carole Bartolotto, MA, RD is a Registered Dietitian and currently works as a consultant and adjunct professor. For more than 10 years, she was the nutrition expert for Kaiser Permanente in the southern California region and in some case beyond. She was responsible for all nutrition and heart disease related publications, curricula, posters, and other projects.

Carole is the author of the popular Kaiser Permanente booklet, The Plant-Based Diet: A Healthier Way to Eat. She is also the co-author of the widely-read “Nutrition Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets” and author of “Does Consuming Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners Change Taste Preferences?” published in the peer-reviewed Permanente Journal.

Carole has spoken at many symposia and external conferences and events on topics such as plant-based diets, diet and heart disease, sugar, weight management, trendy foods, popular diets, sodium, supplements, diet for hypertension, low-carb diets, and more. Carole is a contributor to the Huffington Post and has written articles for Kaiser Permanente, Yahoo Food, and Civil Eats. She has been interviewed on radio and TV and featured in articles in Elle Magazine, CNN.com, and the New York Times.


Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina

Vice President of Health and Wellness for Lee Memorial Health System

Dr. Lacagnina's mission is to motivate, educate and empower people to improve their health and wellness. He currently is responsible for developing a comprehensive employee health and wellness program for more than 10,500 employees in the system. He is also medical director for Lee Memorial Health System Wellness Centers and medical director of Employee Health Services.

Previously, he was in an internal medicine practice with Lee Physician Group and was the medical director for Lee Physician Group until 2010. His emphasis was on prevention and wellness, disease management, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and risk factor reduction.

Dr. Lacagnina earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Sal appears regularly on television’s FOX4 Rising, and he writes a weekly column about health and wellness in _The News-Press_ and a monthly column for the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Trends publication.