Advancing Naturopathic Medicine for Wisconsin

Advancing Naturopathic Medicine for Wisconsin

Conference Topics & Speakers

Genetics of Autism, ADHD and Anxiety: What Are Others Missing by Dr. Jared Skowron

Dr. Jared M. Skowron is the Amazon best-selling author of 100 Natural Remedies for Your Child. Co-Founder of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, his clinic specializes in helping children with Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety. He taught Pediatrics for 7 years at University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and created their first Pediatric shift. Dr. Skowron works closely with Jenny McCarthy and her autism group, Generation Rescue, along with being a board member on the medical boards of Natural Partners and Autism Hope Alliance. He is a graduate of NCNM.


Respiratory and Allergic Conditions in Childhood: A Clinical Review Using a Collection of Cases by Dr. Jamine Blesoff

Dr. Jamine Blesoff graduated from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington, with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND). She is a Licensed Primary Care Provider in Washington State.

Dr. Blesoff is full time faculty at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois teaching in the Clinical Sciences department for the Doctor of Chiropractor and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine programs. She teaches Pediatrics to ND students. She also has a private practice located in Oak Park, IL where she works with women and children addressing their health concerns. She is a contributor to the website Naturopathic Pediatrics and was a recent guest speaker at the National Psoriasis Foundation annual conference.


Promoting Healthy Development Through the 6 Senses and Primative Reflexes by Angela Vassar, OTR/L, CST-T

Angel Vasser is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist who works with children of all ages but specializes in infants from the age of birth to 1 year of age.  She provides services through NorthLakes Community Clinic in Ashland, WI. She has over 15 years of experience working with people to reach their maximum potential by looking at the whole body (physical, emotional and cognitive aspects).  Angela is a graduate from the College of St. Catherine with a Bachelor’s of Science.   She is an Upledger Institute certified Cranial Sacral Therapist and has taken extensive course work in this area.  She is an LGBT informed therapist and has completed additional course work to provide informed quality healthcare to persons of the LGBT+ population.  Angela has a passion for working with children and their whole family.  She works extensively with postural and motor control issues, neuro-motor control issues, autism, ADHD/ADD, sensory processing issues and emotional behavioral issues.


Adverse Childhood Events: The Health Implications of Childhood Trauma by Kristi Kiel, ND, PhD

Dr. Kristi Kiel is a family practice naturopathic doctor in Ashland, Wisconsin. She treats a wide range of acute and chronic conditions in both children and adults using homeopathy, herbal medicine, lifestyle changes, and whole food based nutrition. With a background in psychology, Dr. Kiel is particularly interested in exploring the connections between emotions and health. Dr. Kiel completed her Naturopathic Doctorate (ND) degree at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2010. Prior to attending naturopathic medical school, she received a PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Oregon. She is board certified by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners and is licensed by the state of Minnesota.


Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents - #Don't Miss It - Identification and Management by Rosanna Alvarez RDN, LD, CD

Rosanna Alvarez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She graduated Magna Cum Laude as Doctor of Medicine from Universidad Iberoamericana Medical School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She then moved to the United States and pursued her career in nutrition and Dietetics, completing her degree at the University of New Hampshire with her certificate in Eating Disorders from the Eating Disorders Institute at Plymouth State University.


Trusting the Vis: The Unique Opportunity of the Naturopathic Pediatric Practice by Lori Beth Stargrove, ND

Lori Beth Stargrove, ND, earned her BA in English from University of Minnesota in 1981 and her doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1991. She is licensed as a naturopathic physician in Oregon. Dr. Stargrove is clinic director of A WellSpring of Natural Health, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, She is Chief Health Officer of, a division of Health Resources Unlimited, Inc., as well as a founder of the Alchemical Medicine Research and Teaching Association (AMR’TA). She served on the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners from 2001-2007 and is a co-founder of the Naturopathic PsychoSpiritual Collaborative. Dr. Stargrove currently focuses on applying the person-centered care model in a family medicine practice setting, building naturopathic elder-student relationships, and exploring the dying process from a natural medicine perspective.


Putting the Puzzle Together - Upledger CranioSacral Therapy for Autism, Attention Disorders, Seizures and Vaccine Injury by Tami Goldstein, WLMT, CST, NCBTMB, CIMI

Tami A. Goldstein is certified in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy (U-CST) from the Upledger International Institute, Board Certified and an approved continuing education provider through the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork). She received her massage training from Lakeside School of Massage. Ms. Goldstein owns and runs A Therapeutic Touch by Tami, LLC and the Rock County CranioSacral Clinic. She has fourteen years’ experience as therapist, facilitator, advocate, international speaker and educator of bodywork to individuals on the autism spectrum and with neurodevelopmental disorders. She’s the international award-winning author of “Coming Through the Fog,” an autism recovery journey, a contributing author in Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism (2014 Edition), and other books & publications. She is the founder of Wisconsin for Vaccine Choice and the parent of an individual with autism who has recovery.