The Needle in a Nutrigenetics Haystack: When Does a Genetic Test Make a Difference in a Patient’s Outcome?
Presented by: Nathan Morris, M.D.+ and Kelly Heim, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 • 4:00 p.m. EDT
Within every patient’s genome are opportunities to optimize health and wellness. Millions of genetic variations are known, but only a small number are ready for clinical translation. In this webinar, Kelly Heim, Ph.D., and Nathan Morris, M.D., will separate fact from myth and provide tips and tricks to identify genetic opportunities for better patient management and outcomes while avoiding common, time-consuming and costly mistakes. Practitioners will take away a helpful checklist that can simplify their navigation of the rapidly evolving and highly promising field of nutritional genomics.
In this webinar, practitioners will learn:
- 3 questions you should ask yourself to determine whether a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is worth your time
- How to avoid 4 common mistakes practitioners make when educating themselves on new SNPs
- A quick way to prioritize the results on a genetic test to best meet a patient’s clinical objectives
- 5 myths about methylation that will eliminate confusion and improve clinical decisions
- Key takeaways from case studies in which a SNP made all the difference in a patient’s success
Nathan Morris, M.D.+, is a family practice, trained functional medicine practitioner. He specializes in determining connections between seemingly disparate clinical observations, approaching the body as an integrated whole. Dr. Morris applies genetic testing as a tool to objectively guide personalized approaches.
Kelly Heim, Ph.D., is a nutritional pharmacologist and Senior Director of Scientific Affairs for the health care practitioner brands of Atrium Innovations, where he oversees the scientific integrity and safety of products by maintaining rigorous standards of research evaluation and its application to product formulation. Dr. Heim has a doctorate in pharmacology from Dartmouth Medical School and a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Biochemistry from
the University of New Hampshire. His academic research, invited reviews and book chapters have traversed critical topics in nutrition and pharmacology. He has lectured extensively to practitioner audiences on nutritional genomics,
bioavailability and effective clinical application of dietary supplements.
+Dr. Morris has been retained as a consultant in advising Pure Encapsulations.