We regret to inform those planning to attend the Delaware Valley Functional Forum Meetup event, on April 26, with Wendy Warner, MD, that it has been postponed until a later date.
There will no meeting on April 26th.
Due to the group’s popularity, as well as the relevance and timeliness of Dr. Warner’s talk, it was decided to have the event further out in the calendar year so we can include a greater number of medical and wellness professionals that wish to attend.
We will confirm a September date soon. We plan on promoting the event widely to the local allopathic and complementary healing communities over the next few months, and to welcoming an even broader and more diverse group of healthcare professionals and stakeholders to our fall meeting.
We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and are deeply grateful for your engagement and support as we evolve the Delaware Valley Functional Forum Meetup group.
If you are interested in talking directly to the planning committee about this or other events scheduled in 2017, email HealingTouchByKathy@gmail.com
The Evolution of Environmental Medicine – Surviving & Thriving in A Toxic World
Featuring Local Guest Speaker: Wendy Warner, MD, Founder of Medicine in Balance
Join us for our monthly “Delaware Valley Functional Forum Meetup”, an evening of education, inspiration, connection, and community with the medical and wellness professionals who are thought-leaders of the integrative health movement advancing the promotion of functional and integrative medicine within their own communities of the Delaware Valley.
The Functional Forum is the world’s largest virtual, integrative medicine conference, offering the latest health news, functional medicine research, practice development and health technology. Through events, panels, interviews, TED-style talks, and videos, the Forum brings together the industry’s leading innovators with thousands of integrative health practitioners, community health advocates and stakeholders with the shared mission of empowering understanding, awareness and support for functional medicine in communities across the globe.
This month, we’ll be focusing on Environmental Medicine – Surviving & Thriving in A Toxic World:
- What is the history of Environmental Medicine and what started it?
- How can we do a differential diagnosis on the main five environmental toxins?
- How do we scale this type of care to the whole community?
- How do we reduce the impact of environmental toxin exposure within the community?
- How do we connect and educate with people in communities regarding the major sources of toxicities in the home?
Wendy Warner, MD, provided this preview of her talk:
“We all know that the world is filled with substances that can make us ill: human-made chemicals that disrupt hormones, increase the incidence of cancer and lower reproductive function, as well as increase inflammation and therefore levels of chronic illness. In this presentation, we will focus on how to recognize environmental exposure as well as tools to help your patients clear it. We will move from theory to practical concerns as we explore the many issues involved in our toxic world.”
James Maskell, Founder of the Functional Forum, shares the inspiration for this month’s episode:
“This topic came sharply into focus before 2015 when two major medical institutions, including the Endocrine Society, announced an important position on toxins in the environment and their harm towards health.
We hear from experts and leaders in the field, not only about the clinically developed delivery of Environmental Medicine but also the day to day clinical operations of Environmental Medicine, as well as ideas for how we can make this scalable and available to everyone.
The keynote for this conference is one of the leaders in the field of Environmental Medicine, Dr. Walter Crinnion. He is a Naturopathic doctor who has been a leading educator in the field of Environmental Medicine for three decades. Walter Crinnion will be delivering part of his keynote on NeuroInflammation, one of the major causes of chronic disease. Joining Dr. Crinnion are a number of Naturopathic doctors who have been dedicated to the field of Environmental Medicine, like Dr. Lyn Patrick, Dr. Hyla Cass, and Dr. Jill Carnahan, Dr. Aviad Elgez and Dr. Marisol Teijeiro.”
Our evening will include a screening of footage from the Functional Forum episode filmed at the Environmental Health Symposium in San Diego, California, as well as a live presentation by Wendy Warner MD, founder of Medicine in Balance. There will be time provided for Q&A, large & small group discussion and networking. Dinner will be provided. RSVP REQUIRED, PLEASE.
Meet your hosts:
Karen G. Meshkov
Karen Meshkov, MBA is the owner, publisher and director of advertising partnerships of Natural Awakenings Magazine of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the area’s leading health and wellness publication, with a monthly circulation of 50,000 readers. A Montgomery County native, Karen is a graduate of Abington Friends School, George Washington, and LaSalle Universities. She has spent 20 years as a sales and marketing professional for such organizations as Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, the Kimmel Center, Inc., and the Philadelphia Auto Show, and the last 10 years in healthcare, as VP of Marketing and Sales for a multi-location optometric practice.
Karen has studied yoga and meditation since 1996, and received her 200-hr certification from Integral Yoga in Princeton, New Jersey. Karen is also training to be a certified facilitator of Nonviolent Communication, a practical method for fostering authentic inter- and intrapersonal connection. Her vision for Natural Awakenings includes creating closer cooperation and integration between the holistic, complementary and allopathic medical communities. She lives with her husband, Matt, and son, Asa, in Eastern Montgomery County.
Kathleen has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She received her nursing education from The Chester County School of Nursing, followed by a BA in business at Eastern University. In the beginning of her nursing career she developed her clinical knowledge and skills working in diverse medical settings, which included medical/surgical units, neurological and cardiac intensive care units, emergency rooms, case management, home health care and rehabilitation. Continuing to expand her knowledge and skills while looking for a new nursing challenge, she transitioned into pharmaceutical industry as a pharmacovigilance associate, assisting to provide safe drugs to patients. Throughout her pharmaceutical career, she missed the connection that that actively assisting someone during their healing journey provided. This feeling, as well as her own personal experience, led her to once again expand her nursing education, becoming a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner.
Kathleen has a private practice, seeing clients in both her office and various outlying locations, including but not limited to assisted livings facilities, private homes, hospitals and outpatient facilities. Additionally, she provides Healing Touch to cancer patients and their caregivers at the Bryn Mawr Cancer Center. Additionally, Kathleen is an approved Healing Touch wellness provider for the Unite for HER organization, supporting their mission to empower and restore women with breast cancer. She is a professional member of Healing Beyond Borders, American Holistic Nursing Association and the Healing Touch Professional Association .