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Don’t miss out on this chance to join your community at the premier Functional Medicine gathering of the year.
The 2020 IFM Annual International Conference, Advancements in Clinical Research and Innovative Practices in Functional Medicine, will explore several areas of new medical research and the clinical opportunities that this research provides. AIC 2020 presents a carefully curated slate of the latest advances in research from across all of medicine and will also distill these findings into clinically actionable takeaways that practitioners can use in practice.
Functional Medicine practitioners are known for applying innovative medical research in their clinical practices as soon as it becomes available. This combination of scientific rigor with patient-centered pragmatism can help patients achieve amazing outcomes that would not be possible without such advancements. At AIC 2020, expert speakers will present new medical research from the forefront of medicine and IFM will help you learn how to leverage these findings into safe and effective treatments for the patients who need it most.
A small sample of the topics that will be presented includes:
Join IFM May 28-30 in Phoenix, Arizona, for the largest annual gathering of Functional Medicine clinicians in the world. Check back for more exciting announcements about the leading researchers and Functional Medicine thought leaders who will appear at the conference.
IFM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MD/DO: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ACCME-accredited courses for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are eligible for Category 2 credit through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). To obtain the Category 2 credit, please email, fax or mail certificates of attendance to the AOA Department of Client and Member Services. For more information click here.
DC: Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) provides continuing education credit for chiropractic physicians. An application was submitted to NWHSU who applied to all states, except AZ, KY, OK, NY, TN, and TX. Applications were submitted for 18 continuing education hours. For a complete list of states and approval hours, please contact IFM.
ND: Generally, programs that are accredited through the ACCME for CME credits are approved by naturopathic state licensing boards. Contact your state naturopathic board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.
PA: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts all continuing education credits from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Contact your state physician assistant board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.
NURSING PROFESSIONAL: For the purpose of re-certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), hours approved through ACCME can be used. Contact your state nursing board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.
RD: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) automatically accepts CME courses accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM through the ACCME. Therefore, pre-approval is not required of IFM. Please check with your state licensing board to inquire if prior approval by CDR is required to obtain continuing education credits for an activity despite this circumstance.
LAc: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). An application will be submitted to CAB. Per the Recertification Handbook of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), if a course is approved by a state acupuncture regulatory board, then it is eligible to submit with the re-certification application. Contact your state acupuncture board to inquire if continuing education credits approved by the CAB are accepted. Note: California acupuncturists must attend this course in full to receive CPEUs. Partial credit will not be provided.
Other: Please contact your healthcare licensing board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are recognized and can be used toward fulfilling your continuing education requirements.
CME credits are subject to change.
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
5350 E Marriott Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85054
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IFM Room Block Rate: $249
Cutoff for Special Room Rate: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Rooms in the block are limited and may sell out prior to the cutoff date. This hotel link is for attendees only. Exhibitors will be sent a separate link after booths are confirmed
To make your reservation, book online or call 1.877.622.3140 and mention you are booking in the “IFM Annual International Conference” room block.
IFM has negotiated very favorable rates which include these convenient services:
We only choose hotels who meet our standard for serving organic and gluten/dairy free offerings in their catering and room service menus and throughout the outlets in the hotel.
Hotel room rates for future IFM programs are determined by the total room nights booked at previous programs. You can help IFM secure excellent hotel locations and affordable room rates for future programs by booking your room through our room block.
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Cancellations must be received in writing no later than May 18, 2020, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after May 18 and before May 28, 2020, are eligible for a refund less a $300 late cancellation fee. Tuition is non-transferable. Failure to appear at the program with no prior written cancellation will result in complete forfeiture of tuition (nonrefundable, nontransferable, no exceptions). Program materials are available only to onsite attendees. Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email or fax: firstname.lastname@example.org or 253.661.3065. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement.
Program materials and CME certificates are delivered to you through your personal IFM online account. For this reason, you may not register multiple people or someone other than yourself. Registration at regular tuition will close 4:00 pm PT, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Late registration by phone is open 4:00 pm PT, Tuesday, May 26, until 12:00 pm PT, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Late registration tuition includes a $300 processing fee. To register at the late registration tuition, call our office at 800.228.0622. Late registration in-person at the conference (subject to space) will incur a $300 processing fee.
Call for Posters and Presentations:
Do you have something you would like to share with the Functional Medicine Community? IFM is excited to announce that you can now apply to present your research or clinical insights at AIC 2020. Posters should feature your original research or a clinical innovation you are using in your practice. The application to present a poster is due by April 6, 2020. Due to an overwhelming response we have closed applications for concurrent presentations. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will still apply to present a poster.
Why present at AIC 2020?
Poster presenters have the opportunity to display their poster on a video screen and discuss their work with conference attendees.
IFM is proud to assemble a variety of companies that offer products and services to assist practitioners implement Functional Medicine. To that end, the exhibit hall is a Practice Implementation Showroom, with companies arranged by primary business category so attendees can easily locate what they’re looking for.
To be added to our database for 2020 notifications, please fill out this form.