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The Heart Connection in Cardiometabolic Syndrome

February 9, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

For SLiiM Members or Certified Practitioners Only

We are all aware that the status of heart disease is the nation’s #1 killer for more than 50 years. Conventional medicine doesn’t seem to question the cause, yet we know it’s a complex, multifactorial interplay among genetics, lifestyle, and environment. Are we all educated on the risks of the conventional treatments? Do we all know the best natural therapies that can have a profound benefit for CVD? How strong is the role of stress and emotions in cardiometabolic condition? Come join our SLiiM meeting for the innovative approaches to preventing and managing hypertension and CVD. We will be joined by two Cardiovascular experts Michael Twyman, MD and Jonathan Cannizzo, MSc. They will take us on a tour of the latest research and treatments for our nation's #1 killer!
 -------------------- About the Speakers --------------------
Michael Twyman, MD 
Dr. Twyman is focused on preventive cardiology and works with his patients on reducing their cardiac risk factors via changes in lifestyle and optimizing nutrition. He is also an invasive cardiologist and performs most diagnostic cardiac catheterizations through the wrist, which is much safer and has fewer complications.

Dr. Twyman is board certified in Echocardiography. He is skilled in advanced modalities of echocardiography including 3D imaging and strain imaging.

Dr. Twyman is originally from Saint Louis and graduated from Rockhurst University in 1998. He received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2002. He completed his internal medicine residency in 2005 at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He served for four years in the Navy, reaching Lieutenant Commander and was a staff physician at the Naval Hospitals in Beaufort, SC and Charleston, SC during active duty service. He received his masters in business administration from Webster University in 2009. He returned to medical training in 2009 and completed his cardiology fellowship at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2012. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease as of October 2012.

Dr. Twyman is currently employed with Saint Louis Heart and Vascular which is a large physician owned cardiology group.

His interests outside of medicine include traveling the world and sailing.
Jonathan Cannizzo, MSc
Jonathan has worked as an exercise physiologist and dietician, helping prescribe and develop lifestyle medicine programs at both Advocate Health Care and Cenegenics Chicago. He earned his Masters of Science in Cell Biology and Biochemistry with a focus on chronic disease prevention from Northeastern Illinois University and his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Central Oklahoma. As a graduate assistant at Northeastern, Jonathan was the primary author of chapter 6, Cancer, in the text, Diet, Exercise and Chronic Disease: The Biological Basis Behind Prevention. Jonathan is currently the CM Vitals Brand Manager at the Lifestyle Matrix Resource Center.

DATE: Thursday, February 9, 2017
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Il Bel Lago Restaurant (Creve Coeur) 
11631 Olive Blvd 
Saint Louis, MO 63141

6:30 - 7pm • Cocktails and Networking
  • Socialize with their fellow medical professionals from all disciplines in a casual, fun, low-key setting.

7 - 8:30pm • Open Discussion on the Evening's Topic
  • Medical professionals share ideas about disease states from an Integrative Standpoint
  • Open and free flowing discussion where we learn from each other
  • Attendees report gaining many “clinical pearls” by attending and sharing with the group
Questions? Call Kristen Brokaw at 314.378.8295


For SLiiM Members or Certified Practitioners Only
  1. You will meet like-minded practitioners in functional/integrative medicine.
  2. You will gain a referral network based on integrative medical philosophies.
  3. You will have an open forum to discuss pertinent disease states from an integrative view point. Clinicians receive solutions for helping their patients in ways they might not be aware.
  4. You will be a part of a grass roots group that is up to raising the awareness of true "Healthcare" in the Midwest. We are committed to educating our fellow medical community and our community at large.
The cost of meeting is included with the SLiiM Membership .
or call 314.378.8295 by Tuesday, February 7. 

Non-member Reservation:

If you want to only attend meetings and not receive any of the benefits of membership, please click below to pay $40.00 for your dinner. 
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