Workshops

Registration for the 2018 pre-conference workshops is CLOSED. If you’ve already registered, information on each pre-conference workshops can be found below.

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1. Fasting: Modern Applications of an Ancient Healing Technique

2. Maximizing Insulin Sensitivity in Type 1 Diabetics

3. Branding and Marketing a Plant-Based Healthcare Practice/System

4. The Nuts and Bolts of Developing and Administrating Research Studies

 

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Fasting: Modern Applications of an Ancient Healing Technique

 

DATE:                     September 14, 2018
TIME:                     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION:        Hilton Bayfront San Diego/San Diego Convention Center

ROOM:                 Convention Center Upper Level Room # 25
COST:                      $120
CE:                            CE credit details are below
OPEN TO:             Anyone.  You do not need be attending the 2018 IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

SUMMARY: This workshop is designed as a comprehensive review of the medical and scientific literature on short and long term fasting, combined with practical application and general patient recommendations. It will answer the most common questions and address patient safety, screening, clinical monitoring, medication management and case reports.

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 150 participants.

The CE credit details for this session are as follows:

  • Medical Doctors and Others Eligible Clinicians:  Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses:  ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses:  The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3 contact hours.
  • Pharmacists:  Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (0622-0000-17-004-L04-P) for 3 contact hours for pharmacists.
  • Registered Dieticians:  This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3 CPEUs.


Michael Klaper, MD

Dr. Klaper, is a gifted clinician, internationally recognized teacher, and sought-after speaker on diet and health. He has practiced medicine for more than 40 years and is a leading educator in applied plant-based nutrition and integrative medicine.

He is also the author of a successful book on cholesterol-free nutrition and an upcoming title (to be announced shortly), as well as numerous DVDs and Videos on Demand and a series of Healthy YOU Webinars.”

A source of inspiration advocating plant-based diets and the end of animal cruelty worldwide, Dr. Klaper contributed to the making of two PBS television programs Food for Thought and the award-winning Diet for a New America movie based on the book of the same name.

Dr. Michael Klaper teaches that “Health Comes From Healthy Living” and is dedicated to the healing and flourishing of all living beings and our planet.

Dr. Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago (1972), served a medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada with additional training in surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia Hospitals in Vancouver and in obstetrics at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco.

As Dr. Klaper’s medical career progressed, he began to realize (true to what science is bearing out today) that many of the diseases his patients presented – clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult onset diabetes, and even some forms of arthritis, asthma, and other significant illnesses – were made worse or actually caused by the high sugar, high fat, high salt, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.).

Dr. Klaper resolutely believes that proper nutrition (through a whole food, plant-based diet) and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health and, in many cases, can make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating its symptoms.

In addition to his clinical practice and private consultations with patients, Dr. Klaper is a passionate and devoted educator of physicians and other healthcare professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice.

Dr. Michael Klaper served as the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research from 1992 through 2015, during which time he conducted a study focusing on people who ate a completely plant-based (vegan) diet.

Dr. Klaper was also a member of the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association and served as an advisor to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project on nutrition for long-term space colonists on the moon and Mars.

For over ten years, Dr. Klaper hosted a popular medical information radio program Sounds of Healing on WPFW in Washington, DC and KAOI 1110 AM on Maui, Hawaii.

Dr. Michael Klaper practiced acute care medicine in New Zealand for three years and currently serves on the staff of the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, a nutritionally-based medical clinic specializing in therapeutic fasting and health improvement through a whole-food, plant-based diet.

He also serves on the Advisory Board for Naked Food Magazine


Joel Kahn, MD

Dr. Joel Kahn is a Clinical Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and visiting faculty at the University of South Florida School of Medicine. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He practices interventional, preventive and integrative cardiology. He has written over 150 medical articles and book chapters and contributes to the Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. His book, The Whole Heart Solution, was published in 2014. Dr Kahn can be found at www.drjoelkahn.com

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Maximizing Insulin Sensitivity in Type 1 Diabetes Using Low-Fat, Plant-Based, Whole-Food Nutrition

DATE:                     September 14, 2018
TIME:                     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PRESENTER:      Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
LOCATION:        Hilton Bayfront San Diego/San Diego Convention Center

ROOM:                 Convention Center Upper Level Room # 26
COST:                      $120
CE:                            CE credit details are below
OPEN TO:             Anyone.  You do not need be attending the 2018 IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

SUMMARY: In this workshop, Cyrus Khambatta, PhD describes the effect of low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition on increasing insulin sensitivity and improving glycemic control in people with autoimmune diabetes, including type 1 and type 1.5 (LADA). 

Using a collection of personal data and peer-reviewed scientific evidence, Dr. Khambatta explains why the benefits of a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food approach on maximizing insulin sensitivity clearly outweigh the use of conventional low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets. Dr. Khambatta will also explain how to significantly improve glycemic control in type 1 and type 1.5 athletes using low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. 

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 150 participants.

The CE credit details for this session are as follows:

  • Medical Doctors and Others Eligible Clinicians:  Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses:  ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses:  The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3 contact hours.
  • Pharmacists:  Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (0622-0000-17-004-L04-P) for 3 contact hours for pharmacists.
  • Registered Dieticians:  This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3 CPEUs.


Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

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.

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Branding and Marketing a Plant-Based Healthcare Practice/System

DATE:                     September 14, 2018
TIME:                     1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
PRESENTER:      Gretchen Schisla
LOCATION:        Hilton Bayfront San Diego/San Diego Convention Center

ROOM:                 Convention Center Upper Level Room # 25
COST:                      $120
CE:                            CE credit details are below
OPEN TO:             Anyone.  You do not need be attending the 2018 IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

SUMMARY: Physicians and healthcare practitioners are faced with a challenge: how to capture the attention of their patients and clients and successfully let them know about the benefits of plant-based nutrition in a limited amount of time.

This workshop will help you develop the tools to create a brand for your practice and connect with your audience. Learning objectives include:

  • Telling your unique story
  • Developing targeted language that engages your patients
  • Planning for a logo
  • Strategizing for your website
  • Utilizing social media and other tools to maximize your message.

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 150 participants.

The CE credit details for this session are as follows:

  • Medical Doctors and Others Eligible Clinicians: NO CE CREDITS AVAILABLE
  • Nurses: NO CE CREDITS AVAILABLE
  • Pharmacists: NO CE CREDITS AVAILABLE
  • Registered Dieticians: NO CE CREDITS AVAILABLE


Gretchen Schisla

Gretchen Schisla is the founder and principal of Enrich, a branding and marketing team dedicated to serving organizations and individuals who help others improve their health with plant-based food and lifestyle.

Gretchen fosters strong relationships with clients and identifies the key solutions that will build their practice or 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 are making a difference. 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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The Nuts and Bolts of Developing and Conducting Impactful Research Studies

DATE:                     September 14, 2018
TIME:                     1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
PRESENTER:      Micaela Karlsen, PhD
LOCATION:        Hilton Bayfront San Diego/San Diego Convention Center

ROOM:                 Convention Center Upper Level Room # 26
COST:                      $120
CE:                            CE credit details are below
OPEN TO:             Anyone.  You do not need be attending the 2018 IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

SUMMARY: This workshop will discuss the importance of contributing new data to the field of plant-based nutrition research and lead participants step-by-step through the research process. Topics covered will include: development of research questions and specific aims, study design selection and sample size, intervention design, funding applications, and collaboration with academic research partners. Template materials will be provided. Participants will leave with a concrete outline of action steps to begin the research process – a virtual “how to guide” for clinicians and health professionals interested in contributing to research on plant-based diets.

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 150 participants.

The CE credit details for this session are as follows:

  • Medical Doctors and Others Eligible Clinicians:  Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses:  ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses:  The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3 contact hours.
  • Pharmacists:  NO CE CREDITS AVAILABLE.
  • Registered Dieticians:  This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3 CPEUs.


Micaela Karlsen, PhD

Micaela Karlsen currently serves as Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium, a joint initiative of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Institute. Under the supervision of T. Colin Campbell, she co-launched the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, now named the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, the world’s premier educational organization promoting plant-based nutrition. Micaela served as Executive Director through December 2012 and during her time in the position assisted in building and launching the TCC Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell Inc. Micaela is the author of the A Plant-Based Life (published by AMACOM Books), a strategic how-to guide for successful plant-based eating. She is a contributor to the New York Times bestselling book Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, the companion book to the movie of the same name.

Micaela is currently a doctoral fellow in Nutritional Epidemiology at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She holds a Master of Science and Public Health (MSPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BA in Psychology from Cornell University.

She founded and maintains PlantBasedResearch.org, now under the umbrella of The Plantrician Project, an online database of peer-reviewed, scientific research and other resources relevant to plant-based nutrition, as well as Sustainable Diet, a distance-based, 3-month support program to individuals transition towards more plant-based eating. Her mission is to support the elegant solution that a plant-based diet offers in solving the problems of human health and environmental devastation by promoting interest, investigation, and practice of plant-based nutrition to the public and academic communities.