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2018 Annual International Conference Proceedings

Proceedings

Solving the Puzzle of Autoimmunity: The Interplay of Gut, Genes, and Environment

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Details

Explore clinical topics from IFM’s 2018 Annual International Conference on autoimmunity. Up to 50 million Americans are estimated to have an autoimmune condition,* and annual direct healthcare treatment costs for these patients total $100 billion.1 Nearly 100 different diseases have been classified as autoimmune in nature, with 40 more suspected.1 IFM’s 2018 Annual International Conference (AIC), “Solving the Puzzle of Autoimmunity: The Interplay of Gut, Genes, and Environment,” focuses on the exploding research and therapies around the interconnected roles of intestinal permeability, genetic disruptors, and various environmental triggers that coalesce to create autoimmune disease.

The underlying causes of autoimmune disease are multifactorial and complex, and until now, too little attention has been focused on determining the central causal factors. Expanding knowledge into manifestations of the autoimmune process is yielding productive and compelling applications around the tangle of the gut, genes, and environment in the formula. At IFM’s 2018 AIC, we will translate the data into actions that can prevent, treat, and reverse the triggers and mediators of autoimmune disease in patients.

*Estimate by the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA).

Key Takeaways

  • Novel framework for assessing autoimmunity in any patient
  • Immunological strategies for preventing, recognizing, and managing autoimmune flares
  • Emerging research on using autoantibodies to predict autoimmune disease
  • Safer and more effective treatments for all types of autoimmune conditions
  • New strategies for treating and preventing autoimmunity in children

Recordings

IFM’s 2018 Annual International Conference featured plenary and concurrent sessions. Plenary sessions are available as video-synced recordings. Concurrent sessions are available as slide-synced recordings. Please note that the 2018 Annual International Conference Proceedings Packages do not offer CME.

Plenary Sessions

Speaker Title Approx. Length
Laurie Hofmann, MPH
Mark Hyman, MD
Conference Introduction 20 minutes
Alessio Fasano, MD Autoimmunity: The Interplay of Genes and Environment 75 minutes
Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc Predictive Medicine, Celiac Disease and the Microbiome 45 minutes
Helen Messier, PhD, MD, CCFP The Microbiome, Transcriptomics, Metabolomics, and Autoimmunity 45 minutes
Jeffrey Bland, PhD Is it Really Autoimmune Disease? 45 minutes
Terry Wahls, MD Autoimmunity and the Role of Food 45 minutes
Patrick Hanaway, MD
Terry Wahls, MD
Alessio Fasano, MD
Steven Gundry, MD
Autoimmune Disease and the Dietary Dilemma (Panel Discussion) 30 minutes
Amy Mack
Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, FACP
Introducing IFM’s New Leadership Team to the Community – Amy Mack, CEO and Dr. Cary Sennett, President of Medical Education and Research 30 minutes
Robert Rountree, MD Autoimmunity and the Role of Toxicants 60 minutes
David Jones, MD Linus Pauling Award Presentation 30 minutes
Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD The Mosiac of Autoimmunity 60 minutes
Sidney Baker, MD Applying Functional Medicine to the Puzzle of Autoimmunity 30 minutes
Tom Blue and IFM Staff Functional Medicine and the Future
Ronen Rozenblum, PhD, MPH Patient-Centered Care, Patient Engagement and Health Information Technology: The Prefect Storm 60 minutes
Leonard Calabrese, DO The Promise of Behavioral Interventions in Autoimmune Disease 60 minutes

Concurrent Sessions

Speaker Title Approx. Length
William Parke, PhD
Sidney Baker, MD
Helminth Therapy in Autoimmune Disease 90 minutes
Steven Gundry, MD The Plant Paradox 90 minutes
Mark Davis, ND Fecal Microbial Transplants 90 minutes
Elizabeth Mumper, MD
Julie Buckley, MD
Pediatric Track: Autoimmunity, Autism, Autoantibodies, and Cerebral Folate Deficiency 90 minutes
Varsha Rathord, MD
Carla Guggenheim, DO
How to Work With Patients on Biologics and DMARDS 90 minutes
Amy Myers, MD
Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN
Susan Blum, MD
Autoimmune Thyroiditis 90 minutes
Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS Laboratory Evaluation on the Role of Environmental Triggers in Autoimmunity 90 minutes
Deborah Bain, MD, FAAP
Lisa Portera-Perry, DC
Pediatric Track: Changing the Trajectory of Autoimmune Disease in Children: Recognizing Patterns and Enlisting a Team 90 minutes
Alessio Fasano, MD Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity 90 minutes
Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, Food Proteins, Oral Tolerance, and Autoimmune Disease 90 minutes
Samuel Yanuck, DC, FACFN, FIAMA Preventing, Recognizing, and Managing Autoimmune Flares 90 minutes
Nancy O'Hara, MD
Susan Swedo, MD
Pediatric Track: PANDA (Pediatric Automimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders With Streptococcal Infections) 90 minutes
Gerard E. Mullin, MD An Integrative Approach to the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease 90 minutes
Eric Yarnell, ND Natural Immunomodulators in the Treatment of Autoimmune Disease 90 minutes
Sebastian Brandhorst, PhD Fasting and Autoimmune Disease 90 minutes
Maya Shetreat, MD Pediatric Track: Socializing the Immune System in Children at Risk for Autoimmune Disease 90 minutes
Robert Rountree, MD
Richard Mayfield, DC, CCN, DACBN
Toxins and Autoimmunity: Assessment and Treatment 90 minutes
Leonard Weinstock, MD, FACG The Link Between Mast Cells, MCAS and Autoimmunity 90 minutes
George Muñoz, MD Using a System-Based Approach in the Management of RA and SLE 90 minutes
Thomas O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Protocols: Identifying the Prodromal Period of the Autoimmune Cascade 90 minutes
Christopher Bump, DC, MS, IFMCP, CNS, DABCN Viral Etiology and Autoimmunity: Assessment and Treatment 90 minutes
Terry Wahls, MD Updates on Multiple Sclerosis 90 minutes
Leonard Weinstock, MD, FACG
Jill Cottel, MD
Low Dose Naltrexone and Autoimmune Disease 90 minutes
Keesha Ewers, PhD, MSN, ARNP, FNPc Stress and Autoimmune Disease 90 minutes

Additional Information

Audio & Video Package

PRICE: $595.00

What You Get

  • Video-synced recordings* of 15 plenary sessions
  • Slide-synced recordings** of 24 concurrent sessions
  • Audio recordings*** of all plenary and concurrent sessions
  • Presentation slides in PDF format

*Video-synced recordings show the presentation slide and the speaker simultaneously so you can see all the elements at once on your screen, almost as if you were attending the live presentation.
**Slide-synced recordings show presentation slides synced to the audio recording of the lecture.
***Audio recordings are not synced with presentation slides. They are ideal for listening on the go or during your morning commute.

Given the nature of downloadable digital items, refunds, or credits on any of these purchases are not allowed. 

Audio Package

PRICE: $198.00

What You Get

  • Audio recordings*** of 15 plenary sessions and 24 concurrent sessions
  • Presentation slides in PDF format

***Audio recordings are not synced with presentation slides. They are ideal for listening on the go or during your morning commute.

Given the nature of downloadable digital items, refunds, or credits on any of these purchases are not allowed.

Delivery & Expiration

DELIVERY & EXPIRATION
  • Recordings are delivered electronically to your online account directly upon purchase.
  • Recordings are available to both stream and download for one full year from your date of purchase.

CME Reminder: Purchase of conference proceedings, without attending the in-person conference, does not earn CME credits. These Proceedings are not eligible for CME.

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