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Pediatrics Advanced Clinical Training, December 2017 (ACT)

Conference

Advanced Functional Medicine Strategies for Pediatrics: From Chronic Illness to Wellness

Up to 15 CME Credits Camera Live Stream Available
  • Online registration is now closed. You may still register in person at the check-in desk in Miami ($300 late fee now in effect).
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Today’s Landscape

Chronic conditions are increasing in children,1,2 particularly those living in poverty.3 Clinical interventions to improve health and reduce long-term morbidity can make a profound difference in these patients’ lives. In one nationwide cohort study, up to 51% of children had at least one chronic condition.3

In a mix of case-based learning and lectures, you will discover the common causes underlying many of the chronic conditions affecting this generation of children.

IFM’s Advanced Clinical Training on pediatric care tailors Functional Medicine techniques for young patients. To reverse the dramatic rise in pediatric chronic illness, clinical care needs to evolve. Join IFM at the Pediatrics Advanced Clinical Training to learn more.

Schedule and Educators

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Check-In (In-Person attendees only)
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Welcome and Orientation
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Elizabeth Mumper, MD “The New Normal” – Multiple Conditions, Common Underlying Pathologies
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Marion Owen, MD Functional Medicine Strategies for Optimizing Gut & Immune Function in Children
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Morning Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Sidney Baker, MD Restoring the Biome: Innovative Strategies
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Elizabeth Mumper, MD Acquired Mitochondrial Dysfunction: Functional Medicine Strategies
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Questions and Answers
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sponsored lunch presented by Doctor’s Data Inc. "GI Barrier Integrity- Food Sensitivities and Autoimmune Conditions" by David Quig, PhD– Optional, Non-CME
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free Time
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Nancy O'Hara, MD Clinical Clues to Food Sensitivities and Behavior Changes from Food
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Elizabeth Mumper, MD Functional Approaches to Attention, Learning & Behavior Problems
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Sidney Baker, MD Nutritional Biochemistry: Treating Tics, Twitches and Anxiety with Magnesium
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Break
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sidney Baker, MD Nancy O'Hara, MD Marion Owen, MD Elizabeth Mumper, MD Alopecia Areata, Constipation, Migraines, Visual Diagnosis: Clues to Underlying Immune, Nutritional & Metabolic Imbalances
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner Break
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“Consult the Experts” Panel discussion - Optional, Non-CME
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Schedule subject to change | Times are in EST
6:30 am - 7:30 am
Beachfront Yoga
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Marion Owen, MD Applying the Matrix to the Allergic Triad
8:45 am - 9:15 am
Deborah Bain, MD, FAAP Functional Strategies to Manage Asthma
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Nancy O'Hara, MD POTS & PANS: Infections that Cause Acute Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Kids
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Morning Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Nancy O'Hara, MD Functional Pediatrics: Clinical Strategies for Common Conditions
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Marion Owen, MD Functional Medicine Approach to Diabesity in Children
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Elizabeth Mumper, MD Visual Diagnosis: Clues to Underlying Immune, Nutritional & Metabolic Imbalances
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nancy O'Hara, MD Sidney Baker, MD Marion Owen, MD Case Studies: PANDAS & PANS, The Role of Yeast in Disrupting the Microbiome, Hypermethylation: Pitfalls of Changing Supplements, POTS
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Questions and Answers
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Afternoon Break
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Mumper, MD Complex Pediatric Problems: Integrating Gut, Immune & Metabolic Strategies in Autism
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Schedule subject to change | Times are in EST

Additional Information

Clinical Competencies

  • Evaluate how changing environmental factors in the context of the genetic vulnerabilities contribute to the current rise in chronic diseases in childhood.
  • Analyze common pediatric problems in the context of antecedents, triggers, mediators, the Functional Medicine Timeline, and the Matrix.
  • Implement novel treatment strategies for managing childhood obesity, alopecia, migraines, allergies, and acquired mitochondrial impairments.
  • Manage the alphabet soup of pediatric conditions like PANS, PANDAS, POTS, ADHD, and OCD with Functional Medicine strategies that go beyond writing prescriptions for symptoms.
  • Utilize nutritional biochemistry to address symptoms associated with deficiencies of vitamins and minerals in children.
  • Evaluate the indications for considering helminth therapy to restore the microbiome.
  • Discover multiple strategies to establish excellent intestinal health as a foundation to manage chronic disease in childhood.
  • Sharpen skills in recognizing physical exam findings of nutritional deficiencies and neurologic conditions.
  • Apply the Functional Medicine Timeline and Matrix to a complicated case of a child with autism and impairments in many domains of the matrix.

Hotel Information

Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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IFM Room Block Rate: $269 city view / $299 partial ocean view – SOLD OUT
Cutoff for Special Room Rate: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (subject to availability)

Rooms in the block are limited and have sold out prior to the cutoff date. To check availability due to a cancellation, check online or call 888.879.0462 and mention you are booking in the “IFM – RCD & Pediatrics ACTs” room block. Click here for other hotels within walking distance.

Benefits of Booking in IFM Block

IFM has negotiated very favorable rates which include these convenient services:

  • Complimentary Internet in guest rooms and meeting rooms
  • 24/7 access to the fitness center
  • No resort fees

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.

Airport Information and Parking

For directions to the hotel and transportation options, please click here. Valet parking is $31 daytime and $41 overnight, and there is self-parking available in the garage across the street. For assistance or additional questions please contact the hotel directly at 305.604.1601.

HEALTHY DINING

IFM knows how important it is to have healthy food options, and that many of our partners have special dietary needs. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of nearby restaurants serving Fresh Fare that can accommodate those needs.

CME Information

The Institute for Functional Medicine 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 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association recognizes IFM’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses for CME hours in Preventive Medicine within the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine.

NEW! ABP MOC Points Available: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 15 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

DC: Northwestern Health Science University (NWHSU) provides continuing education credit for chiropractic physicians. An application was submitted to NWHSU who applied to all states, except Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Applications were submitted for 15 continuing education units (CEUs). For a complete list of states and approval hours, please contact IFM.

ND: Generally, programs that are accredited through the ACCME are accepted by naturopathic state licensing boards. Please contact your state naturopathic 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), contact hours approved through ACCME can be used. Please contact your state nursing board to inquire if continuing education 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. Please contact your state physician assistant board to inquire if continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.

RD: The Commission on Dietetic Registration approved this course for 15 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).

Acupuncturist: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). An application was submitted to the CAB for 14 Category 1 hours. 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. Please 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 continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are recognized and can be used toward fulfilling your continuing education requirements.

*CME credits are subject to change.

Registration Policy

Program materials and CME certificates for both in-person and live-stream programs are delivered to you through your personal IFM online account. For this reason, you may not register multiple people or someone other than yourself. Online registration will close at 4:00 pm Pacific on Thursday, November 30, 2017. After online registration closes, you may still register by phone or in person at the check-in desk if you are attending the in-person program (subject to space). Late registrations will incur a $300 processing fee.

Live-Stream Participation Policy

Live participation December 2-3, 2017, is required for this IFM program. You must participate in the broadcast by logging in to your unique IFM account to receive CME credits. Live-stream log-in information is unique and cannot be shared. Those who do not log in through their own IFM account during the live broadcast will be removed from the program and will not receive program materials, recordings, or CME credit.

in-person Participation Policy

You must check in and be present in person at the in-person program to receive CME credit. Only registered attendees with name badges will be allowed in the conference room. Children and unregistered spouses may not attend the program or sponsored events.

Cancellation and Switching Policies

In-Person Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than November 22, 2017, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after November 22 and before December 2, 2017, are eligible for a refund less a $300 late cancellation fee. Tuition is nontransferable. Failure to appear at the program with no prior written cancellation will result in complete forfeiture of tuition (nonrefundable, nontransferable, no exceptions).

Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email or fax: tabithabarth@ifm.org or 253.661.8310. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement.

Live-Stream Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than November 22, 2017, to be eligible for a refund less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after November 22 and before December 2, 2017, are eligible for a refund less a $300 late cancellation fee. Tuition is non-transferable. Failure to log in to the live-stream broadcast with no prior written cancellation will result in complete forfeiture of tuition (nonrefundable, nontransferable, no exceptions). Program materials are available only to participants. Just as is the case with in-person courses, participation is limited to the paid registrant. Log-in information is unique and cannot be shared.

Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email or fax: tabithabarth@ifm.org or 253.661.8310. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement.

Switching Policy

Switching from the in-person event to the live-streaming option or from the live-streaming option to the in-person event will incur a $150 processing fee until November 22, 2017. Requests to switch made after November 22, 2017, will incur a $300 processing fee. Requests to switch must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm PST on Friday, December 1, 2017, in writing to tabithabarth@ifm.org or faxed to 253.661.8310. Switches can only be made from the in-person to live-stream format (or vice versa) for the program you are registered for.

My registration for the Pediatrics Advanced Clinical Training signifies that I have read and agreed to IFM’s cancellation policy found above. My participation in the IFM Program 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.

Live-Stream Information

Practitioners who register for the live stream of any ACT receive the same benefits as in-person participants, including CME credit, audio and video recordings, and PowerPoint materials. (Note: You must log in to view the live broadcast with your unique access link to receive credit).

Additional information related to how to access live streams (including system requirements) can be found in our FAQ section.

References

  1. Perrin JM, Bloom SR, Gortmaker SL. The increase of childhood chronic conditions in the United States. JAMA. 2007;297(24):2755-59. doi:10.1001/jama.297.24.2755.
  2. Van Cleave J, Gortmaker SL, Perrin JM. Dynamics of obesity and chronic health conditions among children and youth. JAMA. 2010;303(7):623-30. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.104.
  3. Pulcini CD, Zima BT, Kelleher KJ, Houtrow AJ. Poverty and trends in three common chronic disorders. Pediatrics. 2017;139(3):e20162539. doi:10.1542/peds.2016-2539.

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