2017 CASI Conference

Format & Schedule | Mar 17-18

Day One

The first day of CASI begins with a TED-style educational format: every attendee gets the opportunity to hear 9 different speakers deliver short, 18-minute talks across a wide range of topics in functional and lifestyle medicine. Following a one-hour reception that begins at 4:45pm, the first day will close with a Keynote speech from Jeff Bland, PhD.

Day Two

On the second day, you can choose between two different educational tracks (A and B), giving you the ability to select the talks and topics that are of the greatest interest to you. Day two presentations are 90-minutes each, and provide a more in-depth discussion of each subject.

CASI 2017


    Saturday, 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm 15' David M. Brady, ND | Conference Chair

    Saturday, 2:35 pm - 3:05 pm 30'
  • Estrogen, Snips & Methyl Groups, Oh My!

    Saturday, 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm 20' Filomena Trindade, MD, MD
  • The Glyphosate Connection

    Saturday, 3:25 pm - 3:45 pm 20' PhD, Stephanie Seneff, PhD
  • A Joint Expedition

    Saturday, 3:45 pm - 4:05 pm 20' MD, MPH, Susan Blum, MD, MPH
  • Healthy Pathways Through a Sick World

    Saturday, 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm 20' Deanna Minich, PhD, PhD
  • Optimal Performance of Mind & Body

    Saturday, 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm 20' DCN, MS, Oscar Coetzee, MS, DCN

    Saturday, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm 1h
  • KEYNOTE: Phytochemicals, Genetic Expression & the Management of Chronic Disease

    Saturday, 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 1h 30' Jeff Bland, PhD, PhD

    Overview It has become clear the past ten years that the thousands of secondary metabolites produced by plants can serve as phytochemicals that have cellular specific biological influence. It was originally thought that many of these compounds serve as antioxidants, which defines their biological activity. More recently however, it has been discovered that phytochemicals are

  • Track A | Arthritis: Taming the Flame by Healing the Gut & Treating Oxidative Stress

    Sunday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am 1h 30' MD, MPH, Susan Blum, MD, MPH

    In this presentation, Dr. Blum will review the current evidence and understanding about what causes rheumatoid arthritis, will explore the gut-arthritis connection, and the role of oxidative stress in causing joint damage. Using case studies, she will show you how to evaluate both the gut and oxidative stress, and share treatment protocols showing that fixing the gut and reversing oxidative stress reduces joint pain and need for medication.

  • Track B | The Role of BioMarkers in Cancer Risk Reduction

    Sunday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am 1h 30' LaC, Nalini Chilkov, LaC, OMD, OMD

    Clinicians will learn to use specific laboratory assessments informed by case studies so that they can develop personalized risk reduction care plans utilizing nutraceuticals, phytochemicals, functional foods, and dietary and lifestyle interventions so that they can be prepared to meet the needs of the one in two men and one in three women who will experience a diagnosis of cancer in their lifetime, and to provide services and support to the more than 18 million cancer survivors predicted by 2022 in the United States alone who are looking for health-focused care that supports a robust healthspan and lifespan.


    Sunday, 10:30 am - 10:45 am 15'
  • Track A | Reversing Cognitive Impairment Using a Functional Medicine Approach

    Sunday, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm 1h 30' Mark Menolascino, MD, MD

    We will present five case studies demonstrating the subtypes of cognitive impairment including inflammatory, noninflammatory and toxic profiles with individualized comprehensive treatment protocols and highlight successful outcomes to suggest potential therapeutic targets and programs for clinical efficacy.

  • Track B | Estrogen Metabolism, Methylation, and Beyond

    Sunday, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm 1h 30' Filomena Trindade, MD, MD

    Understand the importance of estrogen metabolism with regard to Cancer risk in both men and women. Focus on how to assess and treat estrogen metabolism in hormone replacement therapy as well as in general preventive cancer care.


    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm 1h 30'
  • Track A | Whole Detox: How to Thrive in a Toxic World Through Nutrition and Lifestyle

    Sunday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm 1h 30' Deanna Minich, PhD, PhD

    This presentation will discuss detox in a novel way in the 21 st century so that the body, in addition to mind, emotions, and even spirit, will be addressed in a holistic manner. Dr. Minich will use the seven systems of health based on traditional medicine as a framework to illuminate the seven ways to detoxify or bring these systems back into balance. You will learn the importance of a holistic detox program for the whole self and how to put it all into motion in a unique step-by- step process.

  • Track B | Destruction of Human Health by Glyphosate

    Sunday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm 1h 30' PhD, Stephanie Seneff, PhD

    This lecture will reveal the magic of water and sulfate in the body, and the multitude of ways in which glyphosate interferes with this magic.
    Water is essential for life, in part because it imparts electricity to living systems. Glyphosate is much more toxic to humans than we have been led to believe. One of the key mechanisms of glyphosate toxicity is disruption of sulfate supplies to the vasculature, leading to impaired electrical supply. Consuming certified organic food is a pathway towards good health and longevity.


    Sunday, 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm 15'
  • Track A | Sports Performance Enhancement Through Nutrition and Psychology

    Sunday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 1h 30' DCN, MS, Oscar Coetzee, MS, DCN

    We often see that patient retention and compliance are not based on the quality of your service and expertise, but rather on the misinterpretation and misunderstanding of personalities. The first part of the lecture will investigates the four major personality categories. The second part of the lecture will then tie these personalities into the area of sports performance, which will be valuable for all attendees who work with the recreational athlete, which includes the everyday person training diligently in an attempt to lose weight.

  • Track B | Supplementation for Power Athletes: A Four Step Approach

    Sunday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 1h 30' Charles Poliquin, MS, MS

    This presentation will address the importance of applying proper nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle habits that will lead to better physical and mental performance during strength and power athletes’ development and in competitions via metabolic and nervous system optimization.

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