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2019 Annual International Conference (AIC)

Conference

Stress, Pain, and Addiction: Transformative Treatments and Innovative Solutions

Up to 18.25 CME Credits
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Stress, pain, and addictions form an intersecting triad of problems plaguing all modern industrial societies. Each of these can be a cause and an effect, a trigger and a mediator. All three are fundamental underlying causes of morbidity and mortality, and can be linked together in various ways. At IFM’s 2019 Annual International Conference (AIC), Stress, Pain, and Addiction: Transformative Treatments and Innovative Solutions, researchers and clinicians will delve into the myriad of ways in which these issues, individually and collectively, impact health. IFM will connect the research on how we can help our patients overcome the chronic diseases that result.

Chronic stress can both exacerbate chronic pain conditions and trigger various states of physical or emotional pain. There is also solid evidence for a strong link between early-life and later-life chronic stress and increased risk of various addictions. The link between chronic pain and drug addiction is well known. This conference will present the cutting-edge science regarding the interactions among this triad and demonstrate how the Functional Medicine approach can help with these drivers of modern, chronic disease.


Additional Information

Registration 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 at regular tuition will close 4:00 pm PT, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Late registration by phone is open 4:00 pm PT, Tuesday, May 28, until 12:00 pm PT, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. 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.

You must check in and be present 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 Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than May 20, 2019, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after May 20 and before May 30, 2019, 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: kenleeguss@ifm.org or 253.661.8310. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement.

My registration for the 2019 Annual International Conference 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.

Exhibiting Information

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the 2019 Annual International Conference.

The IFM Annual International Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

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 2019 notifications, please email exhibiting@ifm.org.

Poster Sessions

Call for Posters:
The submission deadline for posters has now passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted poster applications for AIC 2019.

Timeline

  • April 7, 2019 – Poster session applications due; decisions to be announced after this date.
  • May 20, 2019 – All iPosters must be published.
  • May 29, 2019 – onsite to review your iPosters in the afternoon before the welcome reception.

Format
The format for the poster sessions will be electronic. All posters will be submitted via a web-based platform. There will be six touch-screen monitors each capable of displaying whichever poster a given attendee selects. During scheduled times, each poster’s presenter will be expected to be present in the poster session area to discuss their session and answer attendees’ questions.

 

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 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association recognizes IFM’s CME Programs for CME credits in Preventive Medicine within the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine.

ABIM MOC Points Available: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.25 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. An application will be submitted to NWHSU who applies to all states, except AZ, KY, OK, NY, TN, and TX. Applications will be submitted for 18 CEU 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). CAB approved this course for 18.25 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. 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.

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