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Lab Testing Series - Core Testing: Metabolic Syndrome

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Lab Testing Series - Core Testing: Metabolic Syndrome

October 19, 2020

12:30 - 2 p.m. EST
1.5 Category A Pending
Open to: 
students, NDs, health-care practitioners
Price: $25 (practitioners) / Free (CCNM students & faculty)
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Course description


The Lab Testing Series is a new high-quality, evidence-informed webinar series designed to improve patient care by helping practitioners recognize clinical presentations, select appropriate tests, establish baselines, interpret lab tests, monitor treatment progress, explain test results, and further clinical hypotheses.

This foundational session focuses on core testing and specifically the application of metabolic syndrome testing in clinical practice.

Learning objectives

  • Review basic pathophysiology of the development of Metabolic Syndrome
  • Recognize the clinical presentations that leads to laboratory testing for Metabolic Syndrome
  • Understand the value of lab testing to improve patient care and compliance
  • Review and discuss traditional and emerging biomarkers such as lipid testing, hsCRP, apoB, homocysteine, lippoprotein particle testing, oxidized LDL
  • Discuss the evidence base to support the use of specific laboratory tests
  • Classify laboratory tests by their ability to screen for disease, make a diagnosis, establish a baseline, give a prognosis, and monitor the effectiveness of treatment and the progression of the disease.
  • Understand the role of the metabolic testing as it relates to overall health
  • Describe the clinical application through a case study

Dr. Leigh Arseneau, B.Sc., ND - Instructor

Dr. Arseneau is director of the Centre for Advanced Medicine in Whitby, Ontario, and the Chief Naturopathic Physician for the Canadian Center for Integrative Medicine in Markham, Ontario. He is the medical advisor for the Centre for Restorative Medicine. Dr. Arseneau is a contributing author of the 12th edition of the A4M textbook where he co-authored a chapter on integrative management of Fibromyalgia. He recently presented a poster at the 4th International Neuropathic Pain Conference, focused on using the functional medical model to treat various types of complex pain syndromes. He has co-authored several research papers on the benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, essential fatty acids, thyroid treatment and integrative pain management. He received an Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) Leadership award in 2011 and 2013.



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