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MUIH PCE Lecture Series: Psychoneuroimmunology - How Thoughts Impact Disease

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Course Title: Psychoneuroimmunology:  How Thoughts Impact Disease

Presenter:  Heather Zwickey, PhD

Format:  On-Demand, Self-Paced Course

Category: Professional and Continuing Education – Lecture

Location: Online

Estimated Effort:  2 hours to complete (video lecture presentation lesson, handout review, quiz)

Level:  Foundational/Intermediate

Credential: Certificate of Completion

CEUs: 2 CEUs

Various professional organizations and boards may accept this offering for continuing education requirements. Please verify with your respective relevant professional organization and email ce@muih.edu with questions.

Lecture Overview:

How do our thoughts and moods impact disease? How do infections and diseases change our emotions? Understanding how the immune system interacts with the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the microbiome provides clinicians with a more complete picture of disease.

Lecture Full Description:

How do our thoughts and moods impact disease? How do infections and diseases change our emotions? Understanding how the immune system interacts with the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the microbiome provides clinicians with a more complete picture of disease.

Several systems in the body interact with each other to impact health, yet we often study them in isolation. As we have learned more in each of the fields of immunology, neurology, endocrinology, and psychology, the relationships between these fields has illuminated how they are intertwined. Understanding how the immune system interacts with the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the microbiome provides clinicians with a more complete picture of disease. Moreover, a knowledge of psychoneuroimmunology links modern biomedicine with historical constitutional types and provides variety of therapeutic approaches to a patient.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this lecture, you will be able to:

·        Describe how the immune system, nervous system, and endocrine system interact

·        Report the relationships between cytokines, neurotransmitters, and hormones

·        Discuss the role of cytokines, neurotransmitters, and hormones in the brain and gut

·        List diagnoses known to have microbiome relationships

·        Suggest treatment possibilities based on PNI and microbiome relationships

 

Who should participate:

Naturopathic Doctors, Health and Wellness Coaches, Nutritionists, Functional Medicine Practitioners, Holistic Nurses, Registered Nurses, Acupuncturists, Psychologists, Immunologists, Scientists, Medical Students, Physicians, all other Complementary and Integrative Health Practitioners and Healthcare Professionals

Recommended pre-requisites:  None

Registration Fee(s): $79

What you will get:

·        Instructional video lecture presentation  

·        PowerPoint slides for download

·        Presentation handouts for use in clinical practice

·        Lifetime access to the course content for review & application

·        Certificate of Completion & CEUs (upon successful achievement of program assessments)

*CEUs should be verified with the individual professional organization(s) for which you are seeking continuing education credit.

Presenter Bio:

Heather Zwickey, PhD, trained at the world renowned National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver.  She earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University. At the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute and established the School of Graduate Studies, developing programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others. She currently leads an NIH funded clinical research training program. At Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Zwickey applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine, with specific interest in the gut-brain axis in Parkinson’s disease.

 

Offering Details:

For questions about this offering or CEUs, contact ce@muih.edu.

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