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2023 Annual International Conference (AIC) - Early Bird Rate

Conference
Up to 14 CME Credits
  • Pricing for this conference is $1,075 for in-person, and $199 for limited livestream. Automatic applicable discounts, including Early Bird and membership pricing, have already been applied for logged in users. Early Bird pricing ends April 3, 2023 More Info
  • Only the CME option is eligible for commensurate CME or CPD credits. If CME is desired, please select the CME option at time of purchase. CME fees are not eligible for discounts.
  • Receive a 50% discount on conference recordings when purchased along with AIC In-Person.
  • This course is eligible for Resident and Medical Student discounts. More Info
  • IFM offers a military discount. More Info

In today’s healthcare landscape, the conversation is shifting from managing symptoms to identifying and addressing the underlying factors that are at the root cause of disease. This speaks to an urgent need for more personalized and sustainable approaches to health care that truly address the needs of each patient as an individual and enables them to achieve a higher expression of health. Functional medicine answers that need by providing clinicians the tools to improve the resilience of their patients in the face of acute and chronic disease and setting them up for lifelong health and vitality. This model of care facilitates healthier outcomes and gives patients the tools to sustain this progress throughout the course of their lives.

Functional medicine care is needed now more than ever, and the accessible, digestible, and applicable information to be presented at this year’s 30th Annual International Conference (AIC) will help clinicians provide a deeper level of care that moves us one step closer to making this paradigm shift a reality.

Connect with your functional medicine colleagues June 1-3 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, as IFM presents the 30th AIC: Advancements in Clinical Research and Innovative Practices in Functional Medicine.

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AIC 2023 Topics

AIC will explore the critical advancements in the field of functional medicine along with innovative clinical approaches that can help you optimize the health outcomes of your practice. Topic areas include:

  • Functional medicine approaches to oncology and cancer care
  • Understanding mast cell activation syndromes
  • Innovative treatment options for mental health care
  • Updates on the microbiome, oral microbiome, and systemic disease
  • Impact of intermittent thermal stress on aging and longevity
  • Therapeutic application of medical cannabis and endocannabinoids
  • Wearable devices and the unlocked potential of remote health monitoring
  • Strategies for approaching long COVID-19 symptoms
  • The role of environmental toxins in autoimmune etiology
Reconnect With Your Functional Medicine Community

Attendees will have several opportunities to meet, network, and reconnect with fellow colleagues. We are excited to bring back a few attendee-favorite features from past in-person events:

  • Our crowd-favorite smoothie bar and espresso cart
  • Dedicated networking sessions within the program schedule
  • An exhibit hall with over 100 featured companies with products, services, and technologies to help grow your practice
  • Live poster sessions and practice implementation presentations
  • Daily mindfulness and morning movement activities

This year’s AIC is more than just an opportunity to gather and connect in-person; it’s an opportunity to share our experiences, build stronger connections throughout the functional medicine ecosystem, and to learn new ways to help patients achieve healthier lives for years to come.

Additional Information

Who Should Attend AIC?

The Annual International Conference (AIC) is a space that inspires community, creativity, and positive change for healthcare providers. As functional medicine can be implemented in various clinical settings and within many scopes of practice, IFM encourages healthcare providers in all care settings to come discover new ways to support patient health and healing.

AIC attendees are healthcare providers who are passionate about medicine and dedicated to helping their patients and clients achieve the highest expression of health possible. This includes MD/DO/NP/ND/DC and ARNP degree types as well as nursing professionals, nutritionists and dieticians, health coaches, pharmacy professionals, and other disciplines. Providers from private practice and academic medicine, student and medical residents, health institutions and health systems administrators, government agencies, and other healthcare professionals are also encouraged to attend. Patient care is a continuum—bringing together a diverse audience of healthcare providers helps ensure that patients receive the highest quality care at every level.

Livestream Attendance

As AIC will be an in-person event this year, we encourage everyone to experience this conference together with colleagues onsite. A limited livestream option will be available for select sessions in real time, to provide a sample of the content during the conference. We anticipate the limited livestream will offer approximately one-fourth of the total educational content. More information will be available closer to the conference date.

*Recordings are not available to pre-purchase for livestream registrations.

Conference Recordings

AIC recordings are offered at a 50% discount when bundled with an in-person AIC registration at the time of purchase. Recordings will be available to be purchased at full price following the conference in both audio and slide-synced mp4 formats.

Hotel

Rosen HotelRosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32819
Click for general hotel information
IFM Room Block Rate: $269 per night
Additional Person: $20 per person per night
Cutoff for Special Room Rate:
May 5, 2023

When making your reservation, the hotel will collect a credit or debit card. Five days prior to your arrival, a one night’s guestroom and tax will be processed on your card.

Please beware of other sites posting as IFM-affiliated and encouraging you to book a hotel via their website. The only way to ensure you are booking a room in the IFM room block is by using the above link.

Please note that both the exhibitor and participant rates are the same. Please book your room in the correct category to better help us keep track of availability. Rooms in the block are limited and may sell out prior to the cutoff date. Please book with the links above or call the hotel at 1.866.996.6338 and request the group rate for Institute for Functional Medicine.

Benefits of Booking in the IFM Room Block:

  • Complimentary Internet in guest rooms and meeting rooms
  • 24/7 access to the fitness center
  • No resort fees
  • 15% Discount at the Spa at Single Creek (exclusive of tax, and service charge). Not applicable to spa packages.

We only choose hotels who meet our standard for service with quality gluten and dairy free offerings in their catering and room service menus and through the outlets in the hotel.

Hotel room rates for future IFM programs are determined by the total room nights booked at the pervious programs. You can help IFM secure excellent hotel locations and affordable room rates for future programs by booking your room through our room block.

Transportation Information
Nearby Airport
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) – 11 Miles
  • Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) – 40 Miles
Hotel Parking
  • Self-Parking: $15 /day – a 50% discount
  • Valet Parking: $40 /day

Airport and parking information is provided for reference only and subject to change. For transportation assistance or additional questions please contact the hotel directly.

Healthy Dining

IFM knows how important it is to have healthy food options, and that many of our partners have special dietary needs. Please watch for a list of nearby restaurants serving fresh fare that can accommodate those needs. The hotel also offers many choices of restaurants on the property.

Exhibit at AIC

AIC is returning to in-person for the first time since 2019, with the additional option for attendees to participate via limited livestream. Exhibiting levels include options to reach both audience types!

The AIC exhibit hall is comprised of companies and organizations from the following categories:

  • Clinical/Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Compounding Pharmacies
  • Educational Institutions/Non-Profits
  • Food and/or Food Preparation
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Medical Devices/Health Technology
  • Nutraceuticals (including medical foods)
  • Practice Management and/or Software

Sponsorship opportunities to enhance your participation are also available, including (non-CME) education, brand recognition, and attendee engagement options.

Click here to view the 2023 AIC Exhibiting Prospectus

Booth sales are open!

Click here to select your booth space and sponsorship opportunities.

Contact our team at exhibiting@ifm.org with any questions.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions provide a platform for clinicians, researchers, and students to showcase their research findings, clinical experiences, and present on innovative topics in medicine. Posters will be presented electronically on touch-screen monitors and will be available to browse throughout the event. Each poster’s author will be available to present their work live and answer attendee questions during scheduled times.

Group Rate Pricing (In-Person)

Planning to attend AIC with your colleagues? Groups of 7 more clinicians can receive a 20% discount with group registration. The group rate is valid for in-person attendees only; the discount only applies to tuition and can not be combined with other discounts or offers. In order to receive the discount, groups must pay in full, in one payment, upon registration.

For instructions on how to proceed with a group registration, please provide your email address in the form below. You will receive more information via email.


Registration, Participation, and Cancellation Policies

REGISTRATION POLICY

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 will close Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Conference registrations are limited and may sell out prior to the cutoff date.

Participation

Live participation in the livestream or in person event June 1-3, 2023, is required to receive continuing education credit for this program. Number of CME available for in-person and limited livestream offerings are TBD. Please check back for updates.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In Person Cancellation Policy:
In person cancellations received in writing before 4:00pm PT, Monday, May 1, 2023, are eligible to receive a refund less $150 USD cancellation fee. Cancellations received Tuesday, May 2, 2023, and before Wednesday, May 31, 2023, are eligible to receive a refund less a $300 USD cancellation fee. Failure to submit a cancellation request prior to 4:00 pm PT Wednesday, May 31, 2023, will result in complete forfeiture of tuition (non-refundable, non-transferable, no exceptions). CME credits and course materials are not available for those who chose to cancel their registration or fail to participate in the course. Only those who participate will receive CME credit. Tuition is non-transferable. Cancellation requests must be submitted via the Course Cancellation Form. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement once processed.

Livestream Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than 4:00 pm PT, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 to receive a full refund. Failure to submit a cancellation request prior to May 31, 2023 will result in complete forfeiture of tuition (non-refundable, non-transferable, no exceptions). CME credits and course materials are not available for those who chose to cancel their registration or fail to participate in the course. Only those who participate will receive CME credit. Tuition is non-transferable. Cancellation requests must be submitted via the Course Cancellation Form. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement once processed.

My registration for the Annual International Conference (AIC) signifies that I have read and agreed to IFM’s cancellation policy found above. My participation in AIC is not a substitute for any licensing requirements that may be applicable to me and does not independently authorize me to render care, prescribe regimens, or prescribe medications or supplements. My activities in the health and wellness field remain subject to my education, qualifications, and licensure.

CME Information

The CME option is intended for clinicians who need to fulfill continuing education requirements. If you do not need CME credits, you may purchase the non-CME option.

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization regarding the acceptance of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from ACCME-accredited organizations.

IFM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MD/DO: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC points available: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

DC: Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) provides continuing education credit for chiropractic physicians. Continuing education approval applications were submitted by NWHSU to all state chiropractic boards except Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin. Here is the board approval information we have to date.

ND: Generally, state naturopathic boards accept courses accredited through the ACCME.

Nursing Professional: For the purpose of re-certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), contact hours approved through ACCME are accepted.

PA: For the purpose of re-certification with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), contact hours approved through ACCME are accepted.

RD: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) automatically accepts courses accredited through the ACCME.

Acupuncturist: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). IFM applies to CAB for this course. Per the Recertification Handbook of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), courses approved by a state acupuncture regulatory board are eligible to submit with the re-certification application. Note: California acupuncturists must attend this course in full to receive CPEUs. Partial credit is not available.

Other: For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization regarding the acceptance of contact hours through ACCME-accredited organizations.

CME credits are subject to change.

Onsite Health and Safety Measures

Onsite Health and Safety Measures

Updated on 11/21/22
IFM may establish onsite health and safety measures (e.g., COVID-19, other) when determined through discussions with subject matter experts and based on scientific literature, event best practices, and government and venue-specific regulations. IFM will communicate any updates to onsite health and safety measures closer to the date of programming.

Accessibility

Hotel Accessibility

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For conference accommodations or modifications due to a disability please let us know here:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this program eligible for student or military discounts?
    Yes, AIC 2023 is eligible for resident and medical student tuition discounts as well as military status tuition discounts. Eligible individuals must apply and be approved prior to the event registration in order to receive the discount.Learn more about these discounts and how to apply.

    IFM Military Status >
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  • How does IFM determine where to hold events?
    During AIC location scouting in 2019, our team was encouraged to learn of Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ similar commitment to the health and well-being of their employees and their communities. President & COO Harris Rosen owns eight properties in Orlando and promotes a culture of diversity, inclusion, teamwork, unity, and open communication. Advancing IFM’s mission is only possible through linking arms with others, embracing our common goals, and stepping forward together to ensure the greatest expression of health and well-being for all.Learn more about Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion: HERE >
  • Will there be COVID-19 health and safety measures in place?
    Updated 11/28/22
    IFM may establish onsite health and safety measures (e.g., COVID-19, other) when determined through discussions with subject matter experts and based on scientific literature, event best practices, and government and venue-specific regulations. IFM will communicate any updates to onsite health and safety measures closer to the date of programming.