February 23-25, 2023 | New York Hilton, NY
The 2019 Pre-Conference took place on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Evidence Based Review You Need: Hemp vs. CBD

What you need to know in selecting key nutrients to manage the most important patient issues in practice

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Nassau Suite

Sponsored by:

Pre-Conference Description: The full day of education will be presented by leading experts in nutrition and integrative medicine that will focus on nutrition’s role in stress, inflammation, and overall health. In addition, the program will explore the role of nutrition in resiliency and the interplay in the inflammation, endocannabinoid, microbiome, detoxification system with nutritional therapy, and assist in understanding the role of CB1 vs. CB2 and benefits of hemp oil and omega’s. The presenters will provide a clinically relevant nutritional protocol that will make a difference in your practice.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will be able to discuss phases of inflammation.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the role of phytonutrients and omega in the inflammatory process.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss the role of nutrition on stress and epigentics.

Standard Process Pre-Conference Agenda

8:00-9:00 Whole Food Nutrition Role in Inflammation
Speaker: John Troup PhD

9:00-9:30 Inflammation: Microparticles and Morphogenic Influences Needed to Resolve Inflammatory Processes
Speaker: Jesmond Dalli PhD

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:30 Introduction of Hemp Oil Complex

10:30-11:15 Endocannabinoid Receptors: Omegas to Phytonutrients
Speaker: Slavko Komarnytsky PhD

11:15-12:00 Hemp: Exploring the Endocannabinoid System in Health & Disease
Speaker: Carl Germano, CNS, CDN

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Managing Underlying Inflammation in Stress and Anxiety
Speaker: Jay Lombard DO

2:00-2:45 Epigenetic Insights and Improving Inflammatory Responses
Speaker: Jennifer Stagg ND

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:45 Clinical Study Updates: Detoxification in Integrative Practice
Speakers: Standard Process staff

3:45-4:00 Wholistic Matters Panel: Supporting Stress and Inflammation in an Integrated Clinical Practices of the Future

4:00-4:15 Wrap Up
Speaker: John Troup PhD

4:15-5:00 Cocktails with Thought Leaders

About The Speakers: 

Jesmond Dalli, PhD is a Reader in Molecular Medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Queen Mary College. He is also a Sir Henry Dale Fellow and the Director of the Lipid Mediator Unit at the William Harvey Research Institute. He received a B.Sc (Hons) in chemistry and biology and an M.Sc in biology from the University of Malta. He then read for and completed a Ph.D at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London with Prof. Mauro Perretti. Dr. Dalli then moved to Prof. Charles N. Serhan’s laboratory at Harvard Medical school and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he held the position of Instructor. He was also the co-director with Prof. Serhan of two NIH funded lipid mediator metabololipidomics cores. He published over 80 peer-reviewed publications including publications in Nature Medicine, Immunity and Science Translation Medicine.

Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN is a registered, certified/licensed clinical nutritionist presently appointed to the NY State Board of Dietetics and Nutrition and a frequent radio guest and lecturer. He holds a masters degree in clinical nutrition from New York University and has over 30 years experience using innovative, complementary nutritional therapies in private practice and in product development. For the past 25 years, he has dedicated his efforts to research and product development for the nutritional industries (dietary supplements, functional beverages, medical foods), where he has been instrumental in bringing cutting-edge nutritional substances and formulations to market. Today, he continues his efforts in product development and research and is responsible for providing the industry with the next generation of clinically important nutraceutical ingredients. In addition, he is the author of the best selling books: Nucleotides: The Buliding Blocks To Optimal Health, SOD/Gliadin: The Ultimate Cellular Defense Against Ageing and Disease, Natures Pain Killers, The Osteoporosis Solution, The Brain Wellness Plan, Rhodiola rosea: Natures Answer To Stress, and Advantra Z: The Natural Way To Weight Loss. His vast experience includes serving as Vice President of Product Development & Research for Solgar Vitamin & Herb Company, Nutratech, Country Life Vitamins and presently as the Chief Science Officer for Inergetics, Inc. Also, Mr. Germano consults on new product development & research for the dietary supplement, functional beverage and medical foods industries and operates a Clinical Nutrition Center in New York (www.thenutritiontherapycenter.com). He continues his effort in education with a recent adjunct appointment at Dominican College, NY, where he teaches nutrition.

Born in the remote wilds of the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine, Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky is the Assistant Professor of Pharmacogenomics at the Plants for Human Health Institute, N.C. State University, and Director of the Life Habit Center for Biodiscovery. Komarnytsky received a B.S. in biology and M.S. in cell biology from Kyiv Shevchenko University in 1998. He earned his Ph.D. in cell and molecular plant biology in 2004 and held research appointments in metabolism and nutrition at Rutgers University prior to joining the food science faculty at N.C. State University in 2011. His primary scientific interests have been in how dietary bioactive components prevent chronic metabolic diseases and inflammation, with a specific emphasis on the pathological mechanisms of insulin resistance and muscle loss. His scholarly work has set trends in biodiscovery from natural sources and engagement of students and ethnic communities in global health research. He has authored over 40 major scientific publications and gained broad support from government agencies and industry sponsors.

Dr. Jay Lombard, DO is an internationally acclaimed neurologist, author, and keynote speaker who creates solutions for brain health and intractable neurological disorders. Dr. Lombard integrates biological, psychological, and existential components in his holistic treatment approach. He is the co-founder and creator of Gnomon, a medicine company utilizing genetic testing to improve neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Depression. Founder of Timed, Jay Walker, describes Dr. Lombard as “part Freud, part Sherlock Holmes.” Dr. Lombard’s discoveries have been regarded by key opinion leaders as fundamentally shifting the paradigm of psychiatric medicine. Dr. Lombard was Chief of Neurology at both Westchester Square Medical Center and Bronx Lebanon Hospital. He was a clinical assistant professor at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lombard has been published extensively in medical textbooks, peer-reviewed papers, and medical journals. He has authored several popular nonfiction works related to the effects of nutrition on the brain including The Brain Wellness Plan. His newest book, The Mind of God, explores the relationship between neuroscience and faith, and is set for release June 13th, 2018.

Dr. Jennifer Stagg is a practicing naturopathic physician and is the founder and medical director of Whole Health Wellness Center in Connecticut. Dr. Stagg is also the author of Unzip Your Genes and is routinely interviewed and appears as an expert guest in the media on the topic of nutrigenomics. She has always been passionate about science and health and started out as a doctoral student in Biochemistry at the University of Iowa. Dr. Stagg is the former director of the USDA – Agricultural Research Service Medicinal Botanical Program at Mountain State University. She also serves on medical advisory boards and is an industry consultant. Dr. Stagg is a well known authority in precision lifestyle medicine, a medical educator and sought after speaker and has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX.

John Troup, PhD is a dynamic and innovative leader in the healthcare, nutrition and personal products categories. He is the Vice President of Clinical Science and Education & Innovation at Standard Process. Dr. Troup is responsible for providing leadership and direction for new product development and scientific validation of products and practices and significant education advances for clinicians and patients. Dr. Troup received his PhD in Nutrition Science and Metabolism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His education and experience in biology, human metabolism & bioenergetics, and his research, development, and product innovation experience is well-aligned with the health care professionals. He is a focused R&D leader with extensive international experience who can help chiropractors support patients with the latest in whole food research.


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