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Conference Location: National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon
Buteyko Breathing Educators Association presents...
2nd Annual Conference - "Step On The Gas"
The BBEA announces the second annual conference to build on the amazing
work completed at the first conference held last October 2009 in Long
Ray Peat, PhD will be teaching a Buteyko
Continuing Education (BCE) class on "Biology of Carbon Dioxide" that
none of us will want to miss!
On Friday from 6 - 8pm NCNM Clinic and BBEA will co-sponsor a "Community
Lecture" for the public. The lecture will provide an introduction to
Buteyko Breathing and the BBEA.
Saturday and Sunday morning will be a full schedule of Buteyko
Continuing Education classes for attendees many of which will be taught
by faculty of NCNM. See below for the full schedule.
SCHEDULE FOR CONFERENCE
Wednesday 10/6 - Official Start Time: 1pm (unofficial start time 10am for those who have arrived)
Sunday 10/10 - Official End Time: 4pm.
The first three days of the conference, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, we
will be doing Association work. The last two days will be Buteyko
Continuing Education (BCE) classes.
There are many choices for hotels. I chose the three that are
closest and here are their advertised rates. Please see below two
choices at moderate prices and one at lower prices. Please NOTE all
hotels here are available on a First Come First Serve basis so please be
sure to get your room reservation in as soon as possible.
Top 2 Choices For Rates $105 - $169
Avalon Hotel -
Please let the hotel know that this is a NCNM event and you will
receive the college discount (the dicsounted rooms are booked and the
cheapest rate is est. $165/night.
RATE: $169 - 249/night
Avalon Hotel &
0455 S.W. Hamilton Court
Portland Oregon 97239-5830
Reservations Direct: 503.802.5834
Reservations fax: 503.802.5820
Rating: 3 - 3.5 star hotel - very nice and comfortable
Location: Close to NCNM 5 minutes by car, 20 minutes or so walking
Parking: pay per night
BellaTerra Bed and Breakfast
503-332-8125 or 503-933-8682
5 rooms available at rates from $105-135.
location: 5 - 10 minute walk to NCNM - BEST CHOICE
rating: 2.5 - 3 stars
Top Choice For Rates $65 - 75
Travelodge Portland City Center
This hotel looks reasonably nice though it is a cheap alternative.
2401 Southwest 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201(503) 226-1121?
Rating: 2 star hotel
Hotel Price?: Singles & Doubles $65-$70, Suites $75?
General Amenities?: Free Breakfast,High Speed Internet Access,Restaurant?
Number Of Floors?: 2?
Check Out Time?: 12:00?
Check In Time?: 15:00?
They have rooms with queen bed or king bed or kind & twin.
location: 10 - 15 minute walk to NCNM
SCHEDULE FOR BUTEYKO CONTINUING EDUCATION (BCE) FOR SAT/SUN
SATURDAY October 9TH
8:30 Welcome address:
Dr. Sussanna Czeranko, ND, BBE
8:45 – 10:00 Breathing and Singing;
Linda Brice, MM
* The physicals laws affecting respiration and phonation
* The physiology of respiration and the vocal tract
* A short discussion of what the Authentic Voice is
Linda Brice, Founder/Artistic Director of Transformational Voice Institute, has
been a passionate and committed teacher of the art of singing and speech for
30 years. Linda's students sing professionally and avocationally throughout the
world, across styles and genres. She is the developer of the breath-based,
spiritually grounded system of techniques, methodologies, and principles
which form the core of the Transformational Voice Training curriculum,
the goal of which is to liberate the Authentic Voice and thus the spirit
of the singer or speaker within. Linda is a frequent guest lecturer on vocal
technique technique and spirituality, and has also taught Voice and Diction
on the faculties of Oregon State University, Oxnard Community College, and
Indiana University, Bloomington. Linda holds a Master's Degree in Voice
Performance from the Indiana School of Music where she began her teaching
career. She pursued a doctorate in Systematic Musicology at UCLA, and
hold Certificates in French Language and French Art Song Interpretation
from the Institute Internationale d'ete de Nice. A professional classical
singer, she is also a lover and advocate of popular music, especially jazz.
She is indebted to her many great teachers who showed her the way,
especially Gerhard Husch, Virginia Zeani, and Reri Grist.
10:00 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 Basics of Pulmonary Pathophysiology:
Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND
* Participants will grasp the basic concepts of pathophysiology seen
in patients with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, bronchiectasis,
cystic fibrosis, and adult respiratory distress syndrome.
* Participants will use these concepts to discuss the disease process
in non-medical terminology. In this way they may educate their clients
as well as better understand the disorders afflicting them.
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP, is a professor at NCNM. He has taught
pathology and gastroenterology since 1996 and has been in continuous
practice since graduating from NCNM in 1978. He supervises student clinicians
at the NCNM Natural Health Center with a focus on digestive and musculoskeletal
health. His emphasis is on diet; myofascial, visceral and spinal manipulation,
functional analysis and mind-body clearing techniques. Dr. Sandberg-Lewis’
first textbook is entitled Functional Gastroenterology – Assessing and
Addressing the Causes of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders,
12:00 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 – 3:00 The Biology of Carbon Dioxide:
Dr. Ray Peat, PhD
* A survey of the physiological, biochemical, and biophysical effects of
carbon dioxide, and the influences of altitude, nutrition, and hormones.
* The symptoms and effects of hyperventilation.
Dr. Ray Peat, PhD has earned a BS, Southern Oregon College, MA and Ph.D.
University of Oregon. The schools he has taught at include:
University of Oregon, Urbana College, Montana State University,
National College of Naturopathic Medicine (nutrition, 1978),
Universidad Veracruzana, the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico,
and Blake College.
3:00 - 3:15 BREAK
3:15 – 4:30 Pulmonary Medications:
John de Luca, B.Pharm
* An overview of the medications used for asthma, COPD, bronchitis, allergies
and other respiratory diseases
* Indications for use and contraindications
* Emphasis will be on products, names, comparisons, availabilities
* What can and can not be written to have a prescription successfully filled
* What patients who actually get their prescriptions filled--and are compliant
John has 15 years practicing with community and long-term care pharmacy.
He is currently employed by Safeway Corporation Portland division as a staff and
relief pharmacist. Previously he has studied botanical medicine courses (non-degree)
at NCNM including continuing education from journals, seminars and associations with
ND’s around the country. John is responsible for proposing the current ‘double set up’
(allowing pharmacists to dispense legend drugs in a naturopathic clinic setting) with
the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and worked in the clinics first medicinary. He has
been outspoken in his profession for acceptance of valid botanical therapeutics and
has lobbied to have naturopaths act as presenters to pharmacists for their continuing
Working also as an instructor preparing pharmacy technicians for the PTCB national
certification exam through Heald College, he has taught courses with Everest and
Portland Community College. Being a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years,
John has explored business and social service avenues and brings a wide scope of
experience from work in different socio-economic populations. John has also
spoken to groups in ambulatory senior communities with other health care professionals
about disease topics and medications.
Currently he acts as a private consultant to parishioners.
4:30 – 5:45 The Tooth about Breathing & Oral Health - Integrating Buteyko into Dental Practice:
Birgit Laskowski, B.A., R.Dh., B.Ed., (currently pursuing M.Ed. in counseling).
* Preventive aspects of Buteyko in relation to dental/oral health
* Reduction of dental anxiety with Buteyko
* How to integrate Buteyko
instruction into a dental office setting (tapping into this source of
Breathing practices and dentistry: focusing on children
Historically Dr. Buteyko focused on over 150 chronic conditions and illnesses.
The Buteyko Breathing Method (BBM) is very good at: prevention of asthma, allergies,
chronic colds, ear nose and throat problems, sleep apnea, enlarged adenoids and
tonsils, possibly ADD and concentration difficulties, as well as reducing the
symptoms of many other medical conditions.
The focus of this presentation is how the BBM can be utilized in the context of
dentistry and children. We will explore how the BBM can influence jaw development,
reduction of cavities, having straight teeth and a nicer profile. In addition,
participants will learn about reducing dental anxiety by employing Buteyko
principles. This session will demonstrate how Buteyko instructors can be
integrated in the dental setting to provide a natural treatment option for
dental problems in children.
Birgit Laskowski works as a dental hygienist and certified teacher in Smithers,
British Columbia. She was introduced to Buteyko in the dental office in which
she works along with the other staff, so that they could train children to
breathe properly to prevent future dental problems. Birgit became passionate
about teaching Buteyko after seeing the benefits to her own health as well
as that of her asthmatic daughter. She then went on to do further training
in Buteyko with Chris Bauman in Victoria in order to offer Buteyko courses
to members of the larger community.
SUNDAY October 10TH
9:00 - 10:30 Ancient Perspectives on the Science of Breathing:
Roger Batchelor, DAOM
* the centrality of breath in Indian and Chinese practices
* classical Chinese acupuncture literature on the energetics of the breath
* the most common breath practice in qigong and yoga
* participatory exercises from a 500 year-old qigong form modeled on the
slow breathing of turtles
Roger Batchelor is a Dr. of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine who is an
Assistant Professor at NCNM. Certified in over 6 different Qigong forms,
he taught one form for over ten years on both coasts (under the previous
last name of 'Lore'). He teaches classical acupuncture and research, having
been involved in a number of research projects over the years. Roger is
interested in the centrality of breath-work, the applications of ancient
practices and their combination with contemporary science.
10:30 - 10:45 BREAK
10:45 - 1:00 The Anatomy of Breathing: a tutorial in the cadaver lab:
Dr. John Brons, ND
* In the NCNM cadaver lab, Dr. Brons will outline the anatomy of
the lungs,the lungs, rib cage and any muscles related to breathing.
* He will demonstrate the movements of the ribs and how different muscles
affect different parts of the rib cage.
* Having had years of experience teaching anatomy, Dr Brons will share
his insights of anatomy coupled with his deep interest in breathing.
Dr. Brons grew up in Southern California and obtained a PhD in Anatomy
with neuroscience research in 1978. He has lived in Portland since 1979,
and has been teaching at NCNM since 1981. From 1989-2002 he took a
hiatus to do neuroscience research at OHSU and obtain a degree in
Chinese medicine from OCOM. Dr. Brons had an acupuncture practice for
a few years in the mid-nineties, but then decided that he still
preferred an academic career, and now teaches at NCNM in both the
ND and CCM programs. His areas of teaching are anatomy, physiology,
neuroscience, and developmental biology.
1:00 - 2:30 LUNCH
2:30 Sleep Studies:
Gary Crabb, RPSGT [Registered Polysonmographic Therapist], RRT
* Participants will gain an understanding of how a sleep study is conducted and why
* The elements of the Polysomnogram (PSG) study explained
* The interpretation of abnormal values
* The normal sleep cycles and stages as it applies to a sleep study
* CPAP machines: how and why used for sleep apnea
* CPAP compliance issues
Gary Crabb, works at the VA Hospital, Portland Oregon in the Sleep Lab
since 1999. He has been working in the respiratory and sleep field for
the past 25 years. He received his associate respiratory therapy degree
in 1985 from Mt Hood College and specializes as a polysomnographic
technologist. Gary brings to his presentation several years experience
of working with populations of sleep disorders and sleep apnea.
His knowledge of sleep studies and his invaluable experience working
with patients will shed much needed understanding. Gary observes that
“the problem of sleep apnea has been explosive and health care
practitioners cannot keep up with the number of elderly and stressed
patients. Sleep studies are a huge industry in Portland that over a
hundred people being studied every night and solutions are needed.”
4:00 Conference Ends