Practitioner Course

Hepatology Two Masterclass

The workhorse of the digestive system, the liver performs 500 functions that help keep the body healthy. Learn more about this essential organ.
Format

Online Course
7 lessons

Availability

12 Months OR Subscriber Pass

Duration

90 min/lesson
8 hours total

Presenters

Lyn Patrick, Mona Morstein, Robert Gish, Chris Farrelly

About this course

The second of our Hepatology Masterclasses, this course covers the remaining presentations in the large topic of Hepatology. The Hepatology Masterclass Two reaches into the hepatic conditions that are more serious and require careful investigation and planning. Your same presenters from Hepatology One return with their deep expertise and a thorough discussion of an increasingly problematic issue.

With the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes and also our increasingly toxic world, our livers are under more stress than ever. Rates of fatty liver, cirrhosis and fibrosis are increasing. Most of your patients will have a pre-existing or imminent liver pathology. Having a robust understanding of the mechanisms of these severe and common pathologies will be highly valuable to many of your patients.

Lyn Patrick dives deep on the assessment of care of advanced liver disease, cirrhosis, fibrosis and NASH and TASH. She also covers the specific topic of toxicant induced liver damage.

Robert Gish has two sessions. He discusses the workup required for accurate assessment of advanced liver disease and also covers the fascinating issue of the effects of COVID on liver function and the liver diseases.

SIBO is an interesting driver and also consequence of liver dysfunction and Mona Morstein does a great job discussing these interactions and her action plan for resolving this tricky situation.

The liver is a central and critical organ that deserves our full attention and care. This course adds to the must-knows of hepatology.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Gain a deep understanding of functional liver physiology and biochemistry
  • Discover how to run a comprehensive hepatology assessment
  • Learn how to accurately interpret liver tests and what elevated levels of each of the liver enzymes means
  • Develop necessary skills to address the causes of many serious liver diseases
  • Understand the liver’s role in many of your patients liver, digestive, psychological, immune and many other presentations
  • Know how to identify, assess and to treat the unseen epidemic of fatty liver
  • Be able to predict liver-related illness in many of your patients
  • Gain new strategies to address constipation, T2D, obesity, toxin exposure, intestinal permeability and many more common conditions and symptoms
  • Recognise hepatic contributions in many more of your patients

What's in this course

Your Presenters

Lyn Patrick ND

Lyn Patrick, ND, graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been in private practice as a state licensed naturopathic physician in Arizona and Colorado for 35 years.

She is a faculty member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (acam.org) continuing medical education conferences, lecturing in the area of environmental medicine and is a past consulting member of the Board of Directors of ACAM. She is also a physician-member of the Hepatitis C Ambassadors Team, a national interdisciplinary team of providers and hepatologists seeking answers to chronic hepatitis  treatment through research in complementary/alternative medicine (www.hepchallenge.org).

She is a published author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, she is a past contributing editor for Alternative Medicine Review, and she recently authored a chapter in the newly released textbook Clinical Environmental Medicine (Elsevier 2019). She speaks internationally on environmental medicine, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, endocrine disruption, metal toxicology, and other topics. She is currently faculty for the Metabolic Medicine Institute Fellowship in collaboration with George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
She is also a founding partner and presenter at the Environmental Health Symposium, an annual international environmental medicine conference based in the United States. After the passing of her longtime colleague Dr. Walter Crinnion, she has taken on the job of continuing to educate primary care providers in the area of environmental medicine training through the SpiritMed Certification Course and Crinnion Opinion podcasts.

She speaks internationally on the integrative medical treatment of chronic hepatitis C, environmental medicine and other topics.

Lyn is a small-scale organic farmer on an urban farm in Mancos, Colorado at 7,000 feet where she grows Chinese herbs, fruit and vegetables. She also practices and believes in the healing benefits of meditation and yoga, open-water kayaking, mountain biking and mountain climbing. 

Mona Morstein ND

Dr. Mona Morstein has been a naturopathic physician for thirty-one years. She brings her experience, devotion, and passion to each patient she works with.
Dr. Morstein earned a Summa Cum Laude BS in Foods and Nutrition, and did her medical school and residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now called National University of Natural Sciences), in Portland, Oregon.

She has been in private practice all along but for eleven years was also Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor and Clinical Supervisor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Arizona.

Dr. Morstein sees patients for all types of chronic conditions, but has an expertise in hormonal conditions, such as prediabetes, Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes, thyroid (Hashimoto’s and Graves), adrenals, reproductive (in women and men). She is the author of the highly-esteemed book “Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach For Both Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes.”

Dr. Morstein also has a very strong gastroenterological practice, and regularly sees patients with SIBO, IBS, GERD, gallbladder conditions, Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and pancreatitis. 

Dr. Morstein is a frequent lecturer at medical conferences.  She lectures on many topics related to diabetes, gastrointestinal conditions, Bio-Identical Hormone prescribing, and the value of nutrition.

Dr. Morstein won the President’s Award from her national profession organization the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in 2012, for the benefits she has given to naturopathic medicine profession.

Dr. Morstein has devoted her life to being the best physician she can be.  She is caring and compassionate and spends a great deal of time with patients.  Her medical office is attentive to patient needs, friendly, professional and welcoming.

Robert Gish MD

Robert G. Gish is currently an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada Schools of Medicine in Las Vegas and in Reno. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCSD, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University as well as a Staff Physician at Loma Linda University’s Liver Transplant Clinic in Las Vegas. In addition, he is also Medical Director of the Asia Pacific Health Foundation in San Diego, CA and of the Hepatitis B Foundation in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gish was first in Pharmacy School at the University of Kansas and then obtained his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, Kansas. He completed a 3-year internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Diego, and a 4-year gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles which included transplant medicine.

Dr. Gish is a fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American Society of Transplantation and American College of Physicians. He has served on the editorial boards of American Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, and Gastroenterology, among many others.

He co-authored a public health policy for liver health in Vietnam focusing on HBV and is also assisting with the development of viral hepatitis health care policies in Georgia, Armenia, and the Philippines. He was a major early contributor to decipherment methods for the detection of hepatitis B and C virus and characterizing its epidemiology and clinical presentation in humans.

He was involved in studies that led to the genotypic classification strategies and methods now in use worldwide. He has published more than 700 original articles, abstracts, and book chapters.

Chris Farrelly ND

Dr. Farrelly is an adjunct faculty member in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at Bastyr University California. He sees patients on team care shifts with the primary focus of helping individuals find and remove obstacles to wellness, while promoting proper functioning of the body by using various modalities. His therapeutic approach includes utilising botanical medicine, homeopathy, hands-on physical medicine techniques including craniosacral therapy and massage, along with nutrition and lifestyle counselling to bring about optimal health in his patients.

His main focus in clinical care is on digestive health, including IBS, IBD, SIBO and “leaky gut” also know as intestinal hyper-permeability. A second area of focus is on dermatological conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and the connection between gut-skin health and the microbiome. Other clinical interests include primary care and family medicine, autoimmune disorders, endocrine abnormalities, integrative oncology, men’s health, and minor office procedures. He also enjoys employing homeopathic care into treatment plans to bring about healing.

Dr. Farrelly completed a first-year residency and two years of general medicine clinical rotations at Bastyr University Clinic with a focus on autoimmune disease, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and pain management. He completed several off-site rotations, including an internships at the world renowned True North Health Center, and has volunteered at community health clinics working with diverse populations. He completed additional training in IV therapy, regenerative joint injections, and classical homeopathy under the instruction of Dr. André Saine, ND, DC.

He is actively pursuing research opportunities involving the microbiome, probiotics and how they can benefit various aspects of health. Dr. Farrelly received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University California, and is currently completing his medical residency at Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego, California. He is a student of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and holds a 500+ hour license in massage therapy in the State of California. His Bachelor of Arts is in Spanish with a concentration in molecular biology from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

Dr. Farrelly is a licensed naturopathic doctor and a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association. Additionally, he is a certified yoga instructor with trainings in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative yoga.