Saturday 26 –  Sunday 27 June 2021, virtually

The UK’s largest integrative health conference & expo

Now virtual for 2021!

Virtual conference

We invite some of the world’s leading speakers in integrative health to speak on their specialist topic.

Virtual Exhibition

Over 30 of the industry’s best product suppliers and service providers showcase their new products, latest research and show-only deals and discounts.

Virtual networking

Plenty of time to network, online, throughout the day.

What is the IHCAN Summit?

Back for 2021, this CPD accredited event is a must-attend for registered nutritional therapists, integrative health practitioners and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professionals.

Organised by the team behind the IHCAN Conferences and IHCAN magazine (previously the CAM Conferences and CAM magazine), the IHCAN Summit features the same, industry-leading, innovative education you are used to but on a bigger scale, and this year – VIRTUALLY, wherever you are.

With the continued aim of bringing you the latest insights and research on the most up-to-date topics within the industry, this year’s IHCAN Summit features five+ incredible speakers over two days, each focusing on their specialist subjects.

The speakers

We’re working hard on exact details of the schedule, which will be confirmed very shortly, but we can tell you that the event will start at 09.55 on each day and finish at 17.00. Your ticket entitles you to access for both days.

We’ve invited speakers from around the world to join us at this year’s IHCAN Summit, including:

Dr Richard Feinman

Richard Feinman is Professor of Cell Biology (Biochemistry) at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

 


 

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About Dr Richard Feinman

Richard Feinman is Professor of Cell Biology (Biochemistry) at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Feinman’s original area of research was in protein chemistry and enzyme mechanism, particularly in blood coagulation and related processes. His current interest is in nutrition and metabolism, specifically in the area of the application of ketogenic diets for cancer. Dr. Feinman is the founder and former co-Editor-In-Chief (2004-2009) of the journal, Nutrition&Metabolism.

Richard Feinman is principal author of the 26-author comprehensive review “Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base. His recent book Nutrition in Crisis was voted in top 3 books on health and fitness by Forbes and describes the current state of medical nutrition, the underlying science and the flaws and limitations and what we can do about.

Dr. Feinman received his BA from the University of Rochester and he holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Oregon.

Dr Cheryl Burdette

Cheryl Burdette, ND, received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Bastyr University in 2001. She completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Dr. Burdette is currently in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia at Progressive Medical Center, one of the largest Integrative Medicine clinics in the Southeast.

 


 

‘LPS and Autoimmunity; A Meaningful and Modifiable Marker’

Our understanding of immunotolerance and autoimmunity, through gut based exposure, has grown exponentially over the years. This broadened understanding of gut based immune priming elucidates new targets for immune regulation in autoimmune conditions. As our understanding of the microbiome increases, we can understand the mechanisms that skew and support immune tolerance and T-cell differentiation. A key regulator in many autoimmune conditions includes the interaction between LipoPolySaccharide (LPS), a bacterial endotoxin, and Treg cells. Although LPS is ubiquitous to Gram-negative bacteria, and created by several commensal bacterial Genera, immune regulation to LPS also involves the interaction of Gram-positive flora such as Bifidobacter. These interactions will determine programming of naïve T-cells and influence the balance of the immune response.  LPS, even more so than the bacteria that make it, is uniquely able to trigger an autoimmune process by many mechanisms. LPS is associated with Toll-Like Receptor (TLR) differentiation that is pathognomonic for certain autoimmune conditions, demonstrating its pivotal relationship. LPS is also able to decrease Treg function, a hallmark of autoimmunity, thus allowing immune function to proceed stimulated and unregulated. An understanding of LPS and its activity in immune function increases our clinical understanding and management of autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s Disease, to name a few.

Learning Objectives:

1)      We will examine the role of LPS and cell signaling in determining TLR expression.
2)      Understand the relationship between LPS and Treg cells as they relate to autoimmunity.
3)      Examine clinical interventions that disrupt LPS interaction with Treg cells and improving their function.

About Dr Cheryl Burdette

Cheryl Burdette, ND, received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Bastyr University in 2001. She completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Dr. Burdette is currently in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia at Progressive Medical Center, one of the largest Integrative Medicine clinics in the Southeast. She is the director of a naturopathic residency program with a focus in nutritional biochemistry. She serves on an IRB board and reviews studies related to complementary and alternative therapies. Dr. Burdette is one of the authors of the book, “Laboratory Evaluations in Molecular Medicine” and has published in many journals including Alternative Medicine Review and Clinical Chemistry. She is an often-sought speaker and is invited to present at Grand Rounds at all of the Naturopathic medical schools as well as educational events for M.D.s, D.O.s and other allied healthcare practitioners. Dr. Cheryl Burdette has been a member of the BOA for an Inc 500 supplement company since 2009. She serves as a faculty member at University Bridgeport. She also teaches at the University of Miami, the first medical program to include integrative medicine in the core curriculum.

She is President and Education director of Dunwoody Labs. In this position she is involved in clinical trials of different nutritional products as well as development of functional testing profiles. Her marriage between clinical practice and laboratory oversight, gives her a unique perspective in evidence-based natural therapies, testing and research.

Dr Linda Isaacs

Dr Linda L. Isaacs, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky, and her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, most recently completing recertification in 2019.


 

‘Enzymes and Cancer: lessons from 30 years of success’

In her lecture, Dr. Isaacs will review the rationale for the different aspects of this treatment method, including case reports from her and Dr. Gonzalez’ files.

Objectives:

  • Understanding the role that pancreatic enzymes may play in the body’s surveillance mechanisms for cancer, including historical and modern support.
  • Reviewing the evidence that diet and supplementation can affect the autonomic nervous system and thereby affect health.
  • Describing the role of detoxification in this treatment protocol.
About Dr Linda Isaacs

Dr Linda L. Isaacs, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky, and her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, most recently completing recertification in 2019.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Isaacs has offered a nutritional approach to patients diagnosed with various illnesses including cancer. The treatment involves large doses of pancreatic enzymes for cancer patients; individualized nutritional supplement protocols and diets, ranging from almost exclusively vegetarian to diets heavy in animal protein and fat; and various detoxification procedures that help the body rid itself of metabolic wastes.

In 1999, Dr. Isaacs and the late Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez (1947-2015) published the results of a research study on pancreatic cancer in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition and Cancer, showing survival well beyond what is described in the medical literature. In 2007, they co-authored a series of case reports that appeared in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (ATHM). In 2019, ATHM published an additional two case reports of patients that Dr. Isaacs treated. For more information about her and her work, visit www.drlindai.com.

Dr Dale Bredesen

Dr Dale E. Bredesen, MD, is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Caltech then earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.


 

‘COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s: the surprising parallels and critical differences in 2 pandemics’

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over 600,000 people in the US; for perspective, Alzheimer’s will kill over 70 times that many of the currently living Americans. There are key parallels in these 2 pandemics, such as the immune dysregulation and many risk factors. However, there are also critical differences, such as the lack of a vaccine for Alzheimer’s and the lack of agreement on etiology. Prof. Dale Bredesen, author of The End of Alzheimer’s, will discuss how each of these 2 pandemics offers us insight into the other.

About Dr Dale Bredesen

Dr Dale E. Bredesen, MD, is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Caltech then earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He served as chief resident in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel Laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow. He has held faculty positions at UCSF; the University of California, Los Angeles; and the University of California, San Diego. Dr Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding president and CEO.

Catalina Fernández

Catalina Fernández de Ana Portela is a biologist expert in Mycology and founder of Hifas da Terra. She has built a life and business around the beneficial properties of medicinal mushrooms studying their composition and creating innovative products.

 


 

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About Dr Cheryl Burdette

Catalina Fernández de Ana Portela is a biologist expert in Mycology and founder of Hifas da Terra. She has built a life and business around the beneficial properties of medicinal mushrooms studying their composition and creating innovative products. It is her ambition to create awareness of the healing properties of mushrooms on our well- being. Her continuous investigations further confirmed these living organisms to be powerful adaptogens capable of regulating the immune system and protecting the body from a large variety of diseases and health issues.

Catalina has been presented with a number of awards for her remarkable work and visionary approach by creating biotech products of high added value from a natural resource: mushrooms.

Book your place

Tickets cost only £40 (inc.VAT) and include:

• Five+ expert speaker sessions.
• Multiple breakout sessions.
•Access to the virtual exhibition featuring 30+ brands showcasing their new products and best deals.
• 10+ CPD hours from BANT, ANP and NNA (application pending).
• All the recording and presentation downloads from every session sent to you after the event.

 

Exhibitors

Bio-Kult | Diamond Sponsor

BioMedica | Gold Sponsor

OptiBac | Gold Sponsor

Atlantic Aromatics

College of Naturopathic Medicine

Institute for Optimum Nutrition

Green People Company

Hifas Da Terra UK

Natures Plus UK

Nordic Labotories

Nutri Advanced

Symprove

The Really Healthy Company

BioCare® | Gold Sponsor

Functional Gut Diagnostics | Gold Sponsor

New Roots Herbal | Gold Sponsor

Colab Services

Elenzia

Integrative Healthcare & Applied Nutrition magazine

Good Health Naturally

Henry’s Health Hub

Kinetic Enterprises

Nucleotide Nutrition

NNA (Naturopathic Nutrition Association)

Pure Encapsulations

The Nutrition Network

“The IHCAN Virtual Event was an ambitious response to challenging times. It proved we can remain connected with colleagues, committed to learning, and resilient to adversity by achieving a really great event with the ‘buzz’ usually unique to a live experience.

The networking, quality of presentations and feeling of connectedness was refreshing. I was honoured to speak at and support the event

 

Benjamin I. Brown, ND., IHCAN Contributing Editor (feedback from our September 2020 Virtual Event)

“I thought the content of this conference was exceptional”

Source: Feedback form, IHCAN Conferences Virtual Event November 2020

Book your place

Tickets cost only £40 (inc.VAT) and include:

• Five+ expert speaker sessions.
• Multiple breakout sessions.
•Access to the virtual exhibition featuring 30+ brands showcasing their new products and best deals.
• 10+ CPD hours from BANT, ANP and NNA (application pending).
• All the recording and presentation downloads from every session sent to you after the event.

 

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

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Integrative Healthcare & Applied Nutrition (IHCAN) Summit
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The IHCAN Summit is organised by Target Publishing Ltd.

Target Publishing Limited is the leading publisher and conference organiser serving the natural, complementary health markets, leisure, education, sport and eco markets. Target Publishing’s ethos has remained the same since its formation in July 2000 – to provide high quality publications, shows and events for the markets it serves. Education and innovation are the cornerstones of the company’s approach. The Target Publishing team has a wealth of experience and knowledge and their dynamic approach to publishing and conferences brings fresh ideas to the natural product, CAM, eco, organic, sport, fine food and outdoor pursuits sectors.

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