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Reversing Cognitive Decline Advanced Clinical Training, December 2017 (ACT)

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Reversing Cognitive Decline: Advanced Clinical Training in Treating MCI and Early Alzheimer’s Disease – In collaboration with Dale Bredesen, MD, and MPI Cognition

Up to 13.5 CME Credits Camera Live Stream Available
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Today’s Landscape

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia worldwide and is poised to become a major public health crisis. To date, there are few single treatments, pharmaceutical or otherwise, that can help with this degenerative condition.

The Institute for Functional Medicine, in collaboration with Dale Bredesen, MD, and MPI Cognition, presents a two-day CME program this December 2017, with an exciting new approach to the treatment of early stage AD and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). During this program, attendees will learn a multi-pronged treatment strategy for these patients. Using a systems biology approach, attendees will learn to assess patients for MCI and early AD, stratify them based on the likely causes of their dysfunction, and apply a multimodal protocol to individualize treatments for each patient that address the appropriate underlying causes. In this way, you can arrest cognitive decline and in many cases even reverse it.

Dale Bredesen, MD, describes what clinicians will learn at Reversing Cognitive Decline.

Become an expert in not only the latest scientific understanding, but also the tools and interventions that can help these patients. Join IFM and MPI Cognition for the two-day CME program, Reversing Cognitive Decline: Advanced Clinical Training in Alzheimer’s Disease, this December 2–3, 2017, in Miami, FL.

Pre-Course Materials (Non-CME)

Available upon registration in your IFM account:

  • Interactive Video: Fundamentals of Functional Medicine & the Functional
    Medicine Matrix Model – IFM Educators
  • Foundational Scientific and Research Materials – MPI Educators

IFM Planning Calendar

Schedule and Educators

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Check-In (In-Person attendees only)
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Robert Luby, MD Welcome, Orientation, Background, and Themes
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Dale Bredesen, MD Cognitive Impairment: Evolution, Pathology, and Physiology
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Robert Luby, MD Gathering Clinical Data: Establishing the Diagnosis
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Morning Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Robert Luby, MD Organizing Clinical Data: Contributors and Clinical Subtypes
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Robert Luby, MD Ordering and Prioritizing: Aligning Physiological and Patient Priorities
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Question and Answer Session
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 - 2:30 pm
Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM Initiating & Tracking Laboratory Evaluations: Inflammatory, Glycotoxic, Atrophic
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Mary Kay Ross, MD Integrating the Laboratory Assessment into a Clinical Approach
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Question and Answer Session
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ann Hathaway, MD Hormonal Contributors: Evaluation and Interventions
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM Mycotoxins and Cognitive Impairment: Foundations and Standard Care
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Case Studies with Questions
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner Break
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dale Bredesen, MD Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM Mary Kay Ross, MD Advanced Mycotoxins and other Toxic Contributors: Clinical Experience
Optional Software: Adjunct for Clinical Decision Making; 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 - 9:00 am
Mary Kay Ross, MD Initiating & Tracking Interventions: Inflammatory, Glycotoxic, Atrophic
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Robert Luby, MD Therapeutic Food Plans and the Bundling of Clinical Episodes of Care
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Mary Kay Ross, MD Case Studies: Mild Cognitive Impairment
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Morning Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Dale Bredesen, MD Clinical Case Studies with Subtypes
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dale Bredesen, MD Question and Answer Session
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM Mary Kay Ross, MD Synthesis: Case Studies with Sequenced Interventions
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Question and Answer Session
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dale Bredesen, MD Emerging Research, and Future Clinical Strategies
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Question and Answer Session
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Schedule subject to change | Times are in EST

Additional Information

Clinical Competencies

  • Recognize mild cognitive impairment and early dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and differentiate these from other causes, including non-Alzheimer’s dementia.
  • Evaluate the physiological underpinnings of MCI and early AD and the rationale for the systems approach to intervention that utilizes multimodal treatment strategies.
  • Determine which of the six major subtypes of MCI/early AD that a patient has and select appropriate laboratory tests to evaluate the major contributors to each patient’s dysfunction.
  • Explain the critical role of the collaborative care team approach in successfully treating MCI and early AD.
  • Evaluate the importance of technological advances including neuroimaging, cognitive assessments, and therapeutic cognitive training in assessing and treating MCI and early AD.

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

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 13.5 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! ABIM MOC Points Available: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.5 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 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. 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.

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 Reversing Cognitive Decline 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.

DCs may or may not be eligible for CME through live stream. Please check with your state board.

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