Med Talks  

Gregg Johnson, PT Julia Worrall, RN Pat Mc Bride   Julien Thayer, PhD  
  Keynote Session 1: Vitamin D  
  Stasha Gominak, MD
Dr. Gominak attended college in California and  medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, receiving her MD degree in 1983. She completed a Neurology residency in 1989 at the Harvard affiliated, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. From 1991-2004 she practiced as general neurologist in the San Francisco Bay area.

In 2004 Dr. Gominak moved with her husband to Tyler, Texas and began to concentrate on treating neurological illness by improving sleep. She published a pivotal article in 2012 proposing that the global struggle with worsening sleep was linked to reduced sun exposure. In 2016 she followed with a second article linking the change in the intestinal microbiome to the epidemic of poor sleep, and described a simple process for normalizing sleep and the intestinal bacterial population, called RightSleep®.

In 2016 she retired from office practice to have more time to teach. She currently divides her time between teaching individuals, through virtual coaching sessions and teaching clinicians from a wide variety of medical and dental fields.
  Keynote Session 2: Stealth Sources of Oxidative Stresses That Will Sabotage Health
Joseph Mercola, DO
Dr. Joseph Mercola is a passionate advocate of natural medicine. He is a wellness champion and a visionary, who has succeeded in implementing much needed changes to our current healthcare system. He is also a New York Times bestselling author. After 25 years as a physician to thousands of patients, Dr. Mercola merged his passion for health with his interest in technology and created www.mercola.com. Today it is the #1 natural health website, educating and empowering millions of subscribers to take control of their health.

Lecture Description: Excessive antioxidants can be harmful. Far better to identify sources of oxidative damage and limit exposures that cause them.  Will also carefully review how to use natural approaches to hormetically reduce oxidative damage including latest insights on NAD+ augmentation strategies.

  Track 3: Rejuvenation/Brain Health Track 4: Integrative Medicine Academy  

Andrew Tatarsky, PhD
Chris Shade, PhD

Mark Abramson, DDS

  Track 1: The Important Role of Hygienists as an Airway
Track 2: Airway Sleep: The Medical Dental Collaboration  

Julia Worrall, RN Gina Pritchard, DNP


Crispin Simmons, DDS Gregg Johnson, PT

  Track 5:      

Track 8: Rejuvenation/Brain Health Track 9: Integrative Medicine Academy
Alan McDaniel, MD Elena Frid, MD

Allen "Buddy" Green, MD  

Track 6:Team Member Collaboration for Optimal Care… A Legal Perspective Track 7: Airway Sleep: The Medical Dental Collaboration

Glennine Varga Ken Berley, DDS


Keith Thorton, DDS Jerald Simmons, MD
 Steve Carstensen, DDS

  Track 10:      

Keynote Session 3: The Importance of Collaboration
Steve Anderson
For over three decades, Steve Anderson has studied, applied, proven and proclaimed: All human action is grounded in Natural Law. Know the law and better results can be predictably designed. Ignorance of the law, however, does not free one from it. As a Behavioral Physicist, he identifies the applicable Natural Laws, educates, and designs systems to accomplish predictable, consistent results.

For over twenty years he has spoken at major industry meetings and conventions in North America, Australia and the United Kingdom, conducted hundreds of seminars, and worked with thousands of businesses and organizations to increase their productivity and profits through the application of over 101 Natural Laws. His combination of behavioral physics, high energy, humor and every-day application makes him one of the highest rated speakers at every venue where he appears.

He has written over 100 articles for industry publications, authored five books, and produced dozens of audio and video learning programs. He hosts two monthly programs viewed by thousands around the world interested in boosting productivity and profits.

As the founder of over a dozen businesses, he has propelled organizations and individuals to the highest levels of performance and productivity. In 1995, he co-founded the Crown Council, an international industry association that now spans three continents. Through the Crown Council, he co-founded the Smiles for Life Foundation, which has raised over $32 million dollars in the last 12 years for children’s charities worldwide. He has been named the “Businessman of the Year” and is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Steve is also the founder of Eagle U, a nonprofit foundation that provides success education for high school and college students, giving them a 7-year head start in their career and their life.
Keynote Session 4: Case Study
  Keynote Session 5: Airway Sleep and Inflammation  
  David Gozal, MD, MBA
Dr. Gozal is currently the Herbert T. Abelson Professor at the University of Chicago, where he also holds the title of Pritzker Scholar. He received his MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, completed his pediatric residency at the Haifa Medical Center in Israel, and then spent two years in Cameroon, West Africa, developing rural healthcare networks, for which he received the title of “Knight of the Order of Merit.” He then completed his pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine training at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles in 1993 and joined the faculty at the University of Southern California and UCLA. In 1994, he moved to Tulane University, where he rose through the ranks and was appointed tenured Professor and Constance Kaufman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Pulmonology Research.

From 1999 till 2009, Dr. Gozal was at the University of Louisville as the Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair for Pediatric Research, Distinguished University Scholar, Vice-Chair for Research, Director of the Kosair Children’s Research Institute, and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, both of which were recognized as programs of distinction by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Gozal joined the University of Chicago as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of Comer Children’s Hospital, a position he has held till June 2014. 

Dr Gozal’s research interests emphasize bench to bedside approaches to pediatric sleep disorders, with projects encompassing a wide range of interests, such as gene and cellular regulation in hypoxia  and sleep disruption, murine models of sleep disorders, and genomic and proteomic approaches to clinical and epidemiological aspects of sleep in children, including collaborative work in several countries around the world. 

In addition to his membership and previous committee service in multiple professional societies, he is slated to become President of the American Thoracic Society in 2016, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sleep  Research Society, deputy editor for the journals Sleep and Frontiers in Neurology, and a regular member of the NNRS study section at NIH, as well as serving on the editorial boards of several leading journals in the field. He has been the recipient of multiple professional accolades including the ATS Amberson Lecture in 2002, and most recently was awarded the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 2013.  His research work is supported by the NIH, he has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles, >115 book chapters and reviews, 3 books, and > 800 scientific abstracts, and has extensively lectured all over the world.
  Keynote Session 6: Neurodegeneration
   Theoharis C. Theoharides, MS, MPhil, PhD, MD   
Track 13: Inflammation Track 14: Integrative Medicine Academy

David Steenblock, DO Gregory Smith, MD, MPH Hazel Szeto, MD, PhD
Track 11: Raising Healthy Children Track 12: Frenums, Fascia & Physiology
Brian Hockel, DDS
Amanda Chastain,
 Duane Grummons, DDS

Ron Hruska, MPA, PT
Soroush Zaghi, MD

  Track 15:      

Track 18: Updates in Integrative Medicine Track 19: Integrative Medicine Academy
Leigh Erin Connealy, MD Lise Alschuler, ND


Track 16:  Raising Healthy Children Track 17: Frenums, Fascia & Physiology  
Mark Abramson, DDS Ben Miraglia, DDS Mike Nelson, DDS


Sanda Pinkerton, RDHAP Jeff Hindin, DDS

  Track 20:      

Keynote Session 7: The Role of Inflammation - Testing & Treating
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS
Pamela Wartian Smith, M.D., MPH, MS spent her first twenty years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center and then 24-years as an Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine specialist.

She is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Personalized Medicine. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health Degree along with a Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. 

She has been featured on CNN, PBS, and many other television networks, has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines, and has hosted two of her own radio shows. She is a regular contributor for Fox News Radio. Dr. Smith was furthermore one of the featured physicians on the PBS series “The Embrace of Aging” as well as the on-line medical series “Awakening from Alzheimer’s” and “Regain Your Brain”. Dr. Pamela Smith is currently the Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. Dr. Smith is also the co-director of the Master’s Program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. 

In addition, she is the Director of Medical Education for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She is the author of the best-selling books, “HRT: The Answers,” “Vitamins Hype or Hope,” “Demystifying Weight Loss,” “What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More,” “What You Must Know about Women’s Hormones, “Why You Can’t Lose Weight.,” and “What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It, “What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders,”  and “What You Must Know About Allergy Relief,” of which she is a co-author. Her newest book: “What You Must Know About Autoimmune Diseases,” is scheduled to come out this fall. 

Lecture Description: Most disease processes are inflammatory in nature particularly after the age of 40. Join Dr. Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS for an interactive seminar which examines the role of inflammation in disease along with new testing methods, and innovative treatment modalities for inflammatory conditions.
   Keynote Session 8: The Role of Inflammation -Interfacing Multiple Therapies of MD and DDS's for Improved Patient Outcomes  
Stanley Liu, MD, DDS
Dr. Liu joined the Stanford University School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology in 2014. He currently serves as co-director of the Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship Program. He practices the full scope of sleep apnea surgery.
Dr. Liu boarded at The Lawrenceville School before attending Stanford as an undergrad. He received his medical and dental degrees from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). He was also a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar (Cloister Program). After maxillofacial surgery residency at UCSF, Dr. Liu completed his sleep surgery fellowship at Stanford.

In addition to the full scope of sleep apnea surgery (nasal, palatal, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, genioglossus advancement, distraction osteogenesis maxillary expansion, maxillomandibular advancement), Dr. Liu has expertise in orthognathic surgery (particularly surgery-first orthognathic surgery), and repair of complex primary and secondary facial trauma.In that capacity, he also serves as a preceptor for the Stanford Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Liu lectures extensively in the U.S. and internationally on sleep apnea surgery. His active areas of research include dynamic airway examination in OSA, virtual surgical planning for precision facial skeletal surgery, and neuromodulation of the head and neck. He has published over 40 scientific articles and medical texts on OSA, with original scientific work on MMA, maxillary expansion, and hypoglossal nerve stimulation.


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