9am to 5pm, December 2-3, 2023, Virtual Event

CE Credits:

  • 12 CEUs to be applied for through OBNM
  • 12 PDA points to be applied for through NCCAOM

Live Webinar Details:

  • This event will be streamed live on Zoom
  • Recordings are provided at no extra cost
  • Recordings can be viewed later for CE credit if you miss the live stream
  • Recordings are published for viewing 2 weeks after the event; access to recordings is unlimited

Last Year's Speaker LIne-Up

Paul Anderson, ND: "Post-Infectious Syndromes -Causes and Approaches in the age of COVID"

Talk Description: The age of COVID has underscored the importance of helping the patient resolve their constitution following an infectious illness. In this session we will look at the causes of post infectious syndromes specific to COVID but also common to many acute infections. Mechanisms of these factors and approaches to intervention will be discussed.

Paul Anderson, N.M.D. is a popularly requested speaker for NUNM CE audiences. Dr. Anderson is a recognized educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine with a focus on complex infectious, chronic, and oncologic illness. In addition to three decades clinical experience, he also was head of the interventional arm of a US-NIH funded human research trial using IV and integrative therapies in cancer patients. He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, a clinic focusing on cancer and chronic diseases and now focuses his time in collaboration with clinics and hospitals in the US and other countries.

Former positions include multiple medical school posts, Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center.

He is co-author of the Hay House book “Outside the Box Cancer Therapies” with Dr. Mark Stengler as well as a co-author with Jack Canfield in the anthology “Success Breakthroughs” and the Lioncrest Publishing book “Cancer… The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment.”

He is a frequent CME speaker and writer and has extended his educational outreach creating an online CE website “” and Advanced Applications in Medical Practice (AAMP) conferences. AAMP is dedicated to bringing next level learning to healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge and clinical skills in a CME approved format.

Cynthia Bye, ND, FABNO with Charissa Bausch, ND: "Managing Cancer Like a Chronic Disease"

Dr. Bye and Dr. Bausch will be talking on their work with cancer patients.

Dr. Bye is a Naturopathic physician who is board certified in Naturopathic oncology and holds the FABNO designation. She has a private practice in downtown Vancouver Washington for the past 18 years. She received her undergraduate degree in pre-med from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She had a 17 year corporate career in sales, marketing and business development before getting her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed her thesis on Breast cancer. She completed a residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Dr. Bye is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). She is on the advisory board of the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of SW WA and Oregon. She is a past board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has also been given the President’s Award for her contribution to the Naturopathic Oncology profession by the Oncology association of Naturopathic physician in 2018.

Dr. Bye has developed and beta tested a practice transition model for retiring doctors to help new doctors to successfully take over their practice. This model is designed to create a win, win, win for patients, retiring and new doctors alike.

Charissa Bausch, ND with Cynthia Bye, ND, FABNO: "Managing Cancer Like a Chronic Disease"

Charissa Bausch is a naturopathic physician with a focus in complementary oncology. She received her undergraduate degrees from Washington State University in Pullman, WA and went on to receive her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, AZ.

She is currently being mentored by Dr. Cynthia Bye, ND, FABNO who is the only board certified naturopathic oncologist in southwest Washington. She is working towards becoming board certified as well.

Alena Guggenheim, ND: "Post Acute Sequelae of Sars-cov-2 Infection (PASC): A New Acronym for an Old Problem"

Talk Description: In this useful talk, Dr. Guggenheim will explore the recent research on “long haul COVID symptoms” and dysautonomia connecting to varied research relevant to what is now being called PASC. Linking through dysautonomia to other confusing syndromes, she will take us through some interesting diagnostics, possible treatment challenges and into some useful insights and connections

Alena Guggenheim is a 4th generation physician. Her medical education started on the floor next to her mother’s desk at the age of 4. Dermatology textbooks were particularly fascinating. Now she is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2007, then completed her residency in 2009 from the same institution. Dr. Guggenheim specializes in the care of children and adults with chronic pain and joint hypermobility disorders. She enjoys working with patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and associated complex symptoms. She likes to help patients navigate health care options and empowering them to make informed decisions.

Dr, Guggenheim is a frequently requested speaker for NUNM CE because of her expertise in several areas. When not seeing patients, Dr. Guggenheim enjoys spending time in nature with her family and riding horses.

Amy Bader, ND: "The Gut-Skin Connection: Addressing Chronic Dermatological Conditions Via The Gut Microbiome"

“I really love problem solving. Uncovering the mysteries as to why someone is ill and getting to the root problems of people’s health issues is unbelievably exciting for me. I think of myself as a detective.”

This is a quote from Dr. Bader, featured in an article from the AANMC. Dr. Bader has a passion for treating patients with chronic diseases using clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, biotherapeutic drainage and homeopathy. She practices in Northern California, Portland and Vancouver, Washington. She often ends up working on complex conditions and cases. She has developed areas of expertise in integrative skin care, weight management and homopathy that she uses as an adjunct professor at NUNM.

Dr. Bader also founded Real Beauty Food, Inc. with two business partners and also launched their first skin care product line, SkinTē.

Jaquel Patterson, ND: "Infections and Autoimmunity"

Dr. Patterson is a nationally recognized naturopathic physician, immediate Past President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Amazon Best-Seller and Forbes contributor. She runs a multi-disciplinary medical practice, Fairfield Family Health, in Fairfield, CT providing both in-person and telemedicine services. Her areas of focus are Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, autoimmune conditions and mental health, including childhood developmental disorders. She is a sought after speaker and has experience presenting at large conferences like A4M and has appeared multiple times on television, publications, radio and international conferences. She is a board member for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, board member for Connecticut Association of Naturopathic Medicine, faculty for AARM and prior faculty for A4M, and active member of the Forbes Business Council. She serves as a medical advisor for Zycal Bioceuticals and Vermont Hemp Health. She additionally works as a business consultant for AARM and is a frequent presenter for Xymogen and Nutramedix. In addition to her naturopathic medical degree from the University of Bridgeport, she has her MBA in Healthcare Management from Quinnipiac University and her bachelor's of science from Cornell University. She also completed a fellowship for Functional Medicine Psychiatry and fellowship for Functional Medicine ADHD.

Marc Grossman, OD, LAc: "Integrative Medicine and Vision: Chronic Eye Conditions and Natural Treatment Approaches"

Eyes are essential but not all doctors are prepared to support patients facing health issues as manifest in the eyes. For years, Dr. Grossman has been helping naturopathic physicians support patients in whole health through integrative eye care.

Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D., LAc, is an influential pioneer, leader, and practitioner in integrative eye care. In practice since 1980, Dr. Grossman is a co-founder of and a respected author of five books. He recently co-authored “Natural Eye Care, Your Guide to Healthy Eyes and Healing” (published Jan. 2019). He teaches workshops on eye care for health care professionals and physicians, and is a frequent guest on local and national media. Dr. Grossman founded the Rye Learning Center in 1980, a multidisciplinary center for learning problems, specializing eyes and learning. In 1996, he co-founded Integral Health Associates in New Paltz, New York, and in 1999 co-founded Natural Eye Care, Inc.

Dr. Grossman's practice is based on the belief that vision is not static. Vision has the ability to improve, and there are practical alternatives for helping vision. (This biography is from his website.)

Recent articles from Dr. Grossman include:

Natural Practitioner January February issue 2022

Integrative Practitioner magazine (should be out this month)

Townsend newsletter cover article, April 2021: An Integrative Medical Approach to Glaucoma

Christine Bowen, BS, ND, CGP: “Unraveling Complex Conditions" (Case Studies)

Christine Bowen is a Naturopathic doctor, author, mentor, and international keynote speaker. She focuses on helping people with autoimmune, digestive and complex conditions recover their health through creative, integrative treatment approaches. Dr. Bowen is now offering online group programs in addition to 1:1 patient care. She is passionate about teaching and is committed to continual learning and growing in her profession. Dr. Bowen is the Medical Director of Bothell Natural Health and the Founder of the nonprofit organization - Inside Health Institute. Dr. Bowen’s free time is dedicated to fun, love, family, friends, laughter, travel, music, and a deep love of nature. IG and FB are @drchristinebowen

Lai Chim Chan, ND: "Lipid Management + COVID-19 & the Heart"

Talk Details: “First we will review and update ourselves on the current lipid management guidelines, and the limitations of statin therapy in the prevention of ASCVD and other relevant heart challenges. We then review current evidence for select natural treatments in reducing risk of ASCVD and other chronic heart conditions. Included in this discussion is the current evidence on statin medications and icosapent ethyl. Lastly, we will discuss the acute and potential chronic effects of COVID-19 infections and the heart.”

Dr. Lai Chim Chan is the Course Director and Attending Physician of Cardiology and Pulmonology of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at NUNM and NUNM’s Health Centers. An ND Alumni of NUNM, Dr. Chan completed two years of family medicine residency at NUNM, followed by a 3rd year of residency as the Heart and Lung resident shared by NUNM and Center for Natural Medicine. She did rotations in both allopathic and natural medicine clinics, then spent a year exclusively studying naturopathic cardiology and pulmonology under Martin Milner, ND. Additionally, she has also spent over two years rotating with a conventional cardiologist in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

As the Cardiology and Pulmonology Course Director, she is responsible for the Cardiology and Pulmonology curriculum in the ND program and as primary instructor teaches students how to diagnose and manage cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions both in the classroom and clinic. Her clinical interest is primarily in the realm of primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease by way of evidence-informed naturopathic treatment of hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. She is skilled in the interpretation of 12-lead ECGs and office spirometry and teaches an elective course that allows students to further their skills in these areas.


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