September 18-20, 2021 | New York Hilton, NY


Sponsored Lunch and Learn Presentation*
12:00PM – 1:30 PM | Friday, February 21, 2020
Speaker: Cory Rice, DO

Note: The Sponsor identifies the following as an ideal attendee for presentation material: MD/ND/DO or anyone practicing in an office who prescribes nutraceuticals.

Session Description: The condition of the vascular system touches every organ of the body. First and foremost, it largely determines the risk of CVD, still the leading killer in the US and worldwide. But outcomes for many other diseases are impacted by vascular health, from diabetic neuropathy to erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Rice’s presentation will introduce an under-reported key to vascular health, the endothelial glycocalyx.  This microscopic anti-adhesive lining of the entire endothelium has been shown to play a decisive role in the protection and regulation of the vascular system. In the past 10 years there’s been an explosion of research into the glycocalyx, which is only now entering the medical textbooks.

The significance of the glycocalyx is all the greater because the focus of cardiovascular medicine is shifting from the contents of the lumen to the condition of the arterial wall, which is directly dependent on the glycocalyx.

Simply put, a healthy vascular system is impossible without a healthy glycocalyx. The presentation will focus on the clinical implications of this discovery, with specific treatment recommendations.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review of vascular health and the multiple roles of the endothelium
  • Introduce the endothelial glycocalyx, and its critical function in maintaining the health of the endothelium and the entire vascular system
  • Discuss what contributes to the breakdown of the endothelial glycocalyx and the resultant risks to vascular health
  • Introduce the research and development of the first, and so far only clinically proven restorative agent for the endothelial glycocalyx

About The Speaker:

Dr. Cory Rice graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in forensic science and then completed medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. He attended Methodist Medical Center of Dallas for his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. He was chosen as Chief Resident of his Internal Medicine residency program during his final year. He spent two years in outpatient traditional Internal Medicine (including inpatient work in critical care and hospitalist medicine) before opening a private practice after identifying a profound need for a more directed focus on prevention and wellness as it related to outpatient medicine. He and his team now put food first in virtually all of their medical recommendations and are continually amazed at the power of nutrition as it relates to improving function in the body and ultimately restoring health to their patients which, often times, leads to less prescription medicines.

Dr. Rice’s professional interests include nutrition based chronic disease management, functional medicine, as well as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women. His clinical expertise is in most areas of chronic disease and, ultimately, the treatment and reversal of some of the more commonly encountered conditions in clinical practice today. His main focus in his practice is on wellness and prevention, nutrition, therapeutic lifestyle change and appropriate hormone balancing for men and women. His practice is a blend of both functional and lifestyle medicine.


Faculty/Advisory Boards:

  • Medical Advisory Board- BioTE Medical
  • Medical Director- BioTE Research and Training Center (Irving, TX)
  • FirstLine Therapy Teaching Faculty- Metagenics
  • Speakers Bureau– Metagenics, BioTE Medical, Thorne Research, Formula 30A


  • Principal Investigator– IRB approved Clinical Case Observational Study involving Resolvins/Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators- Fall 2015
  • Principal Investigator– IRB approved Clinical Case Observational Study involving a medical food for GI Health (UltraGI Replenish)- Spring 2016
  • Author- Thyroid Disease- A White Paper Monograph, Gary S. Donovitz MD ,Cory Rice DO, Mandy Cotton DNP- 2018


*Denotes a Non-CME activity.


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