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Webinar NEI-X Part1.

Integrative Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-Immune System (NEIS). 2d Ed. Part 1.

The Part 1 theory-only webinar will give a unique opportunity to discover the role of the vagus nerve in the bi-directional communication between the ANS and the immune system and the common causes of diseases in relation with the vagus nerve, but also important body-axis communications.

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Integrative Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-Immune System (NEIS). 2d Ed. Part 1.
Integrative Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-Immune System (NEIS). 2d Ed. Part 1.

Time & Location

Nov 24, 2023, 10:00 AM AST – Nov 26, 2023, 3:00 PM AST

Webinar NEI-X Part1.

Guests

About the event

Pascal JD Grolaux, BSc, DO, MOst. Dr. (hon) ACoPM will offer the unique, evidence-based and most comprehensive course, so far proposed in Canada and in Europe, on the Integrative Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-immune System (NEIS), including Heart Rate Variability analysis based on short-term EKG and learning on bioelectronic medicine (non-invasive vagus nerve and trigeminal nerve stimulation based on latest scientific evidences).

OBJECTIVES

This hybrid course will give an overview of general principles of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy of the autonomic nervous system with special emphasis on the vagus nerve, the limbic system and the central autonomic network, neuroendocrine-immunology, general principles of inflammation and diseases, bain inflammatory processes, the brain-gut, brain-heart and gut-lungs axis connections. Practice will focus on  hands-on applied osteopathic treatment and bioelectronic medicine and their effects on the sympatho-vagal balance via heart rate variability analysis short-term EKG-based. You will learn how to possibly manage difficult-to treat conditions (osteopathically and/or with non-invasive vagus nerve and trigeminal nerve stimulation).

The course is structured in 4 parts.

Part 1. Theory only (online). Zoom recording for further replay on-demand

Part 2. Theory only (online). Zoom recording for further replay on-demand

Part 3 (IIIa). Practice only (2-day onsite in Truro). For osteopaths only

Part 4 (IIIb). Practice only (2-day onsite in Truro). For both osteopaths (if interested) and allied health practitioners

Webminar content Part 1: at the end of the course “Integrative Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-immune System (NEIS). Part 1”, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the global function of the Autonomic Nervous System with emphasis on the Vagus nerve.
  • Understand the link between the vagus nerve and its relations to the neuroendocrine-immune system
  • Understand the principles of inflammation linked to neuroendocrine-immunology
  • Understand the main causes of diseases and the key role of the vagus nerve
  • Understand the role of the central autonomic network (CAN) and the brain structures and functions linked to it
  • Understand the importance of the Brain-GUT, Brain-Heart and GUT-Lungs axis

Webminar content Part 2: at the end of the course "“Integrative Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-immune System (NEIS). Part 2”, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the essentials relationships with cranial nerve V, VII, IX and the Vagus nerve
  • Understand the Blood-Brain-Barrier related to immunology
  • Understand the role of the Glia in immune responses
  • Understand the importance of the Gateway relfexes in immunology
  • Understand the role of the key neurohormones in immunology
  • Understand the principles of Heart Rate Variability Analysis based on a 3-lead EKG

This hybrid course is divided in 4 disctinctive parts (full program below).

Who Should Attend This Course

This course is designed for Osteopaths, other Health Practitioners (if you are not sure this course is for you, please contact us)

  • Part 1 and Part 2 are webinars (theory only) for all participants. 24.-26 November 2024 and 12-14 January 2024
  • Part 3 - 4 will be onsite practice only. Two possibilities are offered separately:

1. Part 3. Applied osteopathic treatment Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-immune System

(for Osteopaths Only). 2-day onsite. April 19-20 - 2024.

2. Part 4. Non-invasive vagus nerve (tVNS) and trigeminal nerve stimulation (tTMS) (for Osteopaths - if interested, and other Health Professionals). 2-day onsite. April 21-22 - 2024.

Save the dates!

Note: A zoom link will be sent to the participants at least the day before the start of each webinar.

The webinars will be recorded and be accessible for further free viewing to the registered participants without expiration time.

TOTAL CEUs EARNED at the end of the full course : either 39.5 hours CEUs including 2 days practice ( osteo or neuromodulation) or 54 hours CEUs including 4 days practice (osteo + neuromodulation), with a certificate issued at the end of the course (with a minimum of 3 parts completed).

Note: language will be English with French translation if needed.

FULL COURSE HYBRID PROGRAM

I: First Webinar (Theory 1): 3 days with 5 hours each (total 15h)

“Integrative Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-immune System (NEIS). Part 1”

·  Type: Live webinar recorded for further use

·  Language: English-French translation available if needed

·  Participants: Osteopaths, other Health Practitioners

·  Date: 24.-26 November 2024

·  Duration: 3 days, 5 hours each day

·  Schedule: 10:00am-3:00 pm, local time (Halfax, NS) - zoom recording

.  CEU earned: 12.5 hours

·  Cancellation deadline: 4 weeks before

·  Precondition for practical course “Bioelectronic Neuromodulation Targeting the Vagus and Trigeminal nerves, and the Neuroendocrine-immune System” and/or “Osteopathic Approach Targeting the Vagus nerve and the Neuroendocrine-immune system”

Content Webinar Part 1:

•  ANATOMOPHYSIOLOGY; AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

•  ANATOMOPHYSIOLOGY; VAGUS NERVE

•  HEART-BRAIN AXIS

•  GUT-BRAIN AXIS

•  GUT-LUNGS AXIS

•  LIMBIC SYSTEM

•  CENTRAL AUTONOMIC NETWORK

•  NEURO-IMMUNOLOGY

•  COMMON MECHANISMS OF DISEASES AND THE VAGUS NERVE

II: Second Webinar (Theory 2): 3 days with 5 hours each (total 15h)

“Integrative Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-immune System (NEIS). Part 2”

·  Type: Live webinar recorded for further use

·  Language: English-French translation available if needed

·  Participants: Osteopaths, other Health Practitioners

·  Date : 12-14 January 2024

·  Duration: 3 days with 5 hours each (one additional hour might be required)

·  Schedule: 10:00am-3:00 pm, local time (Halfax, NS) - zoom recording

.  CEU earned: 12.5 hours

·  Cancellation deadline: 4 weeks before

·  Prerequisite: “Integrative Approach Targeting the Vagus Nerve and the Neuroendocrine-immune System (NEIS). Part 1”

·  Precondition for practical course “Bioelectronic Neuromodulation Targeting the Vagus and Trigeminal nerves, and the Neuroendocrine-immune System” and/or “Osteopathic Approach Targeting the Vagus nerve and the Neuroendocrine-immune system”

Content Webinar Part 2:

•  APPLIED ANATOMY : CRANIAL NERVES V, VII et IX

•  INFLAMMATION AND THE BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER

•  GLIA: IMMUNE RESPONSE

•  THE GATEWAY REFLEXES

•  KEY NEUROHORMONES IN IMMUNOLOGY

•  HEART RATE VARIABILITY: PRINCIPLES AND ANALYSIS

IIIa: Part 3. Practical course: 2-day onsite in Truro, NS

Osteopathic Approach Targeting the Vagus nerve and the Neuroendocrine-immune system

·  Type: Practical course at IOSR - Truro, NS

·  Language: English-French translation available if needed

·  Participants: Osteopaths

·  Date:  April 19-20 - 2024

·  Duration: 2 full days

·  Schedule:  Friday/Saturday: 9AM-5PM

.  CEU earned: 14.5 hours

·  Cancellation deadline: 4 weeks before course

·  Precondition: Webinar 1 and 2 must have been completed

Content practice Part 3:

•  Practical: Bringing your own ECG (like eMotion Faros 180) with Kubios installed is not a prerequisite but recommended.

·  Philosophy and Principles behind the NEI osteopathic treatment approach

·  The Osteopathic Centers and the principle of inhibition

·  Applied General and Specific Osteopathic approaches/techniques evaluated by ECG/HRV analysis

·  Heart rate variability analysis (with Kubios software) and assessment of the sympatho-vagal balance via short-term 3 leads EKG, before and after applied treatment

·  Other natural means to stimulate the vagus and trigeminal nerves

·  Discussion

IIIb: Part 4. Practical course: 2-day onsite in Truro, NS

„Bioelectronic Neuromodulation Targeting the Vagus and Trigeminal nerves, and the Neuroendocrine-immune System “

·  Type: Practical course at IOSR - Truro, NS

·  Language: English-French translation available if needed

·  Participants: Osteopaths, other Health Practitioners

·  Date: April 21-22 - 2024

·  Duration: 2 full days

·  Schedule: Sunday/Monday (9AM-5PM)

.  CEU earned: 14.5 hours

·  Cancellation deadline: 4 weeks before course

·  Precondition: Webinar Part 1 and Part 2 must have been completed

Content practice Part 4:

•  Practical: Bringing your own ECG (like eMotion Faros 180) with Kubios installed is not a prerequisite but recommended.

•  Theory: History/principles of Neuromodulation

•  Neuromodulation - demonstration: X, V nerves

•  Scientific evidences and indications of non-invasive vagus and the trigeminal  nerve stimulation (nVNS and nTNS)

•  Heart rate variability and assessment of the sympatho-vagal balance via short-term 3 leads ECG, analysis via Kubios software.

•  Vagus nerve and trigeminal nerve stimulation : indications and contraindications, safety and tolerance

•  Vagus nerve and trigeminal nerve stimulation : exercices

•  HRV analysis exercices before and after stimulation

•  Treatment protocols for nVNS and nTNS: case review and exercise

•  Other natural means to stimulate the vagus and trigeminal nerves

•  Discussion

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