Integrative Health Education

Where Future Health Meets Past Discoveries and Current Innovations

Immune System Balance


Course Highlights

  • 4-Hour CE and CME
  • AAFP/AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit (Live only)
  • Half Hour of Non-CE Product Discussion


Live Course Offering: TBD


*Designed for Doctors, Pharmacists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Nurses and PAs
*Interactive Discussion
*Case Reviews
*Non-CE Product Analysis and Discussion

Course Description

This course will review components of the immune system including the function of organs and body systems most involved.  Laboratory results will be examined for dysfunction. We will review the mechanism of antibiotic resistance and ways to combat it, including alternative products that might be used.

We will review the characteristics of microbes and present the pharmacology of antibiotics, including emerging scientific evidence on their anti-viral properties. We will discuss how plants work naturally as chemical drug makers, as they defend themselves from viruses, bacteria, mold, and fungus. 

The course will discuss the concept of immune builders, such as the role of vitamins, minerals, plants, mushrooms, and animal tissues in immunity. We will explore ethnopharmacologic research on plants, animal tissues, vitamins, and minerals, and how to use supplementation for patients’  optimal health and wellness.

Session Information

Session 1

Objectives HOUR 1:

  1. Review the components of the immune system 
  2. Examine the role of the various parts of GI system that are important to the immune system
  3. Examine the organs’ and tissues’ role in the immune system

Objectives HOUR 2:

  1. Describe antibiotic resistance and the problems that it causes 
  2. Review the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and which antibiotics and microbes are most effected
  3. Review literature on why farmers have changed from using chemical antibiotics to natural antibiotics 

Session 2

Objectives HOUR 3:

  1. Review various microbes involved in epidemics and disease outbreaks
  2. Examine how natural plants create natural antibiotics
  3. Discuss research on natural antibiotics

Objectives HOUR 4: 

  1. Review what an immune builder is
  2. Describe how animal tissues may support the immune system
  3. Review literature on how various animal tissues have been shown to affect infectious outcomes
  4. Discuss the role of nutrition, vitamins, and minerals needed in a healthy immune system

What’s Included In The Course

  • Live and recorded CE Course Access
  • Live Interactive Q&A with Chat Function 
  • Live Product Discussion (No CE Credit for Product Discussion)
  • Reporting to CPE Monitor, CE Broker
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Lifetime Access to the Course

Continuing Education Approval 

Physicians: Approved for 4 hours AAFP Prescribed credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Osteopaths: Approved for 4 hours AAFP Prescribed credits. CME programs approved by the AAFP are eligible for Category 2A credit (or Category 1-A under special circumstances) through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Canadian Physicians: Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 4 MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Physician Assistants: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Prescribed credit from AAFP. Physician assistants may report the number of hours stated above of Category I credit for completing this program.

Pharmacists: University Learning Systems is accredited by the accreditation council for pharmacy education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing education.

*Pharmacists: Please ensure that we have your NABP# and date of birth on file. ACPE does not allow us to provide you with paper statements of credit. Should you need a paper statement of credit, you can access that information via CPE monitor.



Consultant Pharmacists: Some consultant pharmacist boards accept University Learning Systems courses for recertification either as is or with board approval. Please contact your board regarding course approval and ULS with any questions.

Canadian Pharmacists: Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This credit is applicable to health professionals who may require pharmacology credit.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses: This course provides 4 contact hours (0.4 CEU) over two days, 2 hours per day, to fulfill the pharmacotherapeutics/ pharmacology requirements for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts formally approved continuing education sponsored by organizations accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). University Learning Systems is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider CEP11409).

Other Health Professionals: Contact your respective board regarding approval. CE Broker Tracking #: 50-11357. University Learning Systems is approved by Florida Boards of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing, Arkansas, District of Columbia, New Mexico, and West Virginia, Boards of Nursing, and the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Requirements for Credit: Credit is dependent on verification of conference attendance by on-time check-in at each session and ULS receipt of completed evaluations.

Disclaimer: This program makes no claims about supplements and diet but points to various research studies from round the world as well as the instructors many years’ experience in Clinical Nutrition and Herbal Therapy. 

Course Taught By

Lynn Lafferty, Pharm.D., N.D., DACBN, M.B.A., MH, CNC, CNHP

Judi Woolger, M.D., FACP

Kevin Spelman, PhD