Upcoming Events

“Sleep Health and Disorders”

National University of Natural Medicine, Portland
March 8, 9, 10

Healthy sleep is imperative for overall good health.  This course will begin with sleep and circadian physiology and normal sleep throughout the life span.  Then the six primary categories of sleep disorders will be covered.  Cases will be presented, with time for discussion and work-up of the differential diagnosis.  Women’s sleep health and the interaction between sleep and other disorders will be included.  Course will conclude with information on ways to promote healthy sleep, botanical and nutritional approaches, and common pharmaceuticals.

“Sleep-Wake Disorders”

National University of Natural Medicine

June 13, 2019

Open to enrolled students

Sleep plays a critical role in mental health and psychiatric disorders. This dynamic class will cover sleep physiology including the neurotransmitters of sleep and sleep medications. An overview of the sleep disorders and the role of each in contributing to mental health disorders will follow. The class will end with a discussion of insufficient sleep, the most common sleep disorder, and creation of an optimal sleep plan which can be used with patients.

“Melatonin: Actions and Uses”

Institute of Women’s Health & Integrative Medicine

Primary Care in Women Conference

July 26-28, 2019

Register at http://instituteofwomenshealth.com

Melatonin is ubiquitous, and has many actions throughout the body. And then there are a wide variety of ways to take melatonin supplements. This session begins with the secretion of endogenous melatonin, it’s actions by system, norms by age, and causes of melatonin to be abnormally low. The second half will focus on evidence-based melatonin supplmentation doses and timing for sleep and other medical conditions. Contraindications will also be discussed. Get your questions answered on this common popular supplement.

“Sleep Health Master Class”

September 3 to October 1, 2019


Sleep complaints are found in about 35% of people, however are often not addressed by the patient, or the clinician. This comprehensive class will include diagnosis and treatment of the broad range of sleep disorders with an emphasis on a holistic approach and patient centered care. Treatment modalities including herbs, nutrients, lifestyle and cognitive behavioral will be presented. This class will enable you to identify and treat sleep disorders in your patients with material presented over 9 sessions.

  • Sleep: Relevance in Primary Care
  • Insomnia and Behavioral Treatment
  • Insomnia Treatments
  • Circadian Rhythms and Disorders
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Environmental Sleep Medicine
  • Women’s Sleep
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Unusual Sleep Disorders: Parasomnias and Hypersomnias