$80.00 – $110.00
This year’s Annual International Conference (AIC) offered clinical takeaways for decreasing the risk and severity of chronic and infectious diseases and explored new innovations in preventing systemic imbalances and restoring optimal health. If you missed the live stream event, you may purchase the entire conference proceedings or choose from four a la carte topic-focused session bundles. Conference proceedings in the specialized eLecture bundles are eligible for CME credit. Topics include:
*Please note you will receive full CME credits if you purchase all four lectures.
Lecture bundles 3 and 4 both contain Dr. Susan Prescott’s lecture “Dysbiotic Drift and the Modern Health Crisis: Ecological Approaches for People, Place, and Planet” and Dr. Mark Hyman’s lecture “Food Fix: The True Cost of Food.” You will still receive full CME credit for all of the included lectures if you purchase bundles 3 and 4.
Subsequent CME Lecture bundles will be made available for purchase soon.
5.5 CME Credits*
Expert clinicians evaluate different fasting modalities and their effects on chronic illness, with actionable takeaways to implement in your practice today. Studies have shown that the biological and cellular mechanisms of aging, inflammation, and many chronic diseases can be altered through various types of fasting. Various forms of fasting (caloric restriction) can strongly impact physiology to improve health and reduce chronic disease via:https://www.ifm.org/learning-center/aic-2020-proceedings-bundles/#cm
Fasting has been practiced for millennia, but only recently have scientists elucidated its role in adaptive cellular protection, reversal of aging-related oxidative damage, and regulation of inflammation. The physiologic mechanisms leading to favorable metabolic outcomes are in part influenced by impact of fasting on circadian biology and gut microbiome. Genetic and lifestyle factors may also influence long term health-promoting benefits, including reduction in risks of cardiometabolic diseases and cancer
Practical Aspects of Fasting and Time-Restricted Feeding
Recent human studies have shown fasting mimicking diet (FMD) to be an effective dietary intervention in management of various chronic diseases. FMD was found to ameliorate metabolic disorders and optimize inflammatory regulation, leading to beneficial changes to body weight and biomarkers of the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or cancer. While additional studies are crucial, if proven to be efficacious in targeted patient populations, FMD offers a promising non-pharmacological approach to improving health at the population level.
This presentation will review the use of fasting (intermittent and prolonged medically supervised fasting) in the treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, lymphoma and metabolic syndrome. Indications, contraindications, safety, efficacy and clinical procedures will be reviewed. Original published research and case reports will be presented.
5 CME Credits*
Expert clinicians discuss the latest findings concerning therapeutic applications of ketogenic diets, with key takeaways you can implement in your practice.
Effects of Nutritional Ketosis on Inflammation and Type 2 Diabetes
Ketogenic Diets: Practical Applications
Systems Biology and the Journey in Uncertainty
In this talk, Dr. Patrick Hanaway will explore his journey through cancer treatment utilizing a Functional Medicine approach. Topics include discussion of the metabolic basis of cancer, the effect of dietary interventions on cancer progression, and the role of lifestyle factors such as sleep, stress management, mind-body medicine, and social connection during cancer treatment.
This presentation by Dr. Jason Fung will discuss a new paradigm for understanding hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance. The classical teaching of insulin resistance involves the paradigm of internal starvation of cells due to the inability of the cell to transport insulin. However, this does not align with the clinical symptoms of insulin resistance, where patients tend to be overweight rather than underweight. Understanding the new overflow paradigm solves the central paradox and shows how dietary change can potentially reverse type 2 diabetes.
Expert clinicians explore the effects of nutrition on many chronic conditions and how environmental stressors contribute to overall dysfunction
Despite what appears to be a frustrating amount of disagreement in the Nutrition community about what to eat and avoid, a closer look reveals much more agreement than disagreement. A foundational diet that is agreed on across the board, from vegan to ketogenic, is high in vegetables and whole foods, low in added sugars, refined grains and ultra-processed foods. Beyond this, there is substantial room for personalization of an “optimal diet” from lower fat to lower carb, and including such factors as environmental sustainability and social justice – it depends on context.
It doesn’t seem logical or sustainable that a hamburger costs less than a salad, nor that 70 percent of the world’s human use of water goes to animal production. Our current food system is broken and badly in need of new solutions. In this lecture, Dr. Mark Hyman takes us on a tour of how food and agriculture policies are corrupted by money and lobbies and how this is connected to some of our largest global crises: the spread of obesity and food-related chronic disease, climate change, poverty, violence, educational achievement gaps. Most importantly, Dr Hyman will outline a call to action and how we can individually and collectively work to create change in the system.
An important barrier to helping patients make and maintain healthful changes in their dietary practices has been the unfortunate perpetuation of a false dichotomy – healthy OR tasty. The timely rise of culinary medicine is providing an opportunity to dispel this myth, and to bring joy, pleasure and great taste back to the foods we encourage our patients to adopt. Chef and physician Michelle Hauser will team up with nutrition scientist Christopher Gardner in a combination lecture and cooking demo to elevate the unapologetic deliciousness of food and blow your taste buds away!
The Intersection of Regenerative Agriculture and Functional Medicine
4 CME Credits*
Functional Medicine plays a pivotal role in addressing systemic imbalances, not only for individual health, but for the delivery and efficacy of modern health care. Within the context of a global pandemic, Functional Medicine has the tools to support health now and improve outcomes in the future, through systemic changes in health care on both the policy and practice levels. Engage in this conversation with Global Conversations: Sustainable Solutions for Public Health Systems.
The Global Pandemic: A Challenge and Opportunity for Functional Medicine
Dysbiotic Drift and the Modern Health Crisis: Ecological Approaches for People, Place, and Planet
The Radical Redesign of Healthcare: What NOW?
It doesn’t seem logical or sustainable that a hamburger costs less than a salad, nor that 70 percent of the world’s human use of water goes to animal production. Our current food system is broken and badly in need of new solutions. In this lecture, Dr. Mark Hyman takes us on a tour of how food and agriculture policies are corrupted by money and lobbies and how this is connected to some of our largest global crises: the spread of obesity and food-related chronic disease, climate change, poverty, violence, educational achievement gaps. Most importantly, Dr. Hyman will outline a call to action and how we can individually and collectively work to create change in the system.
We are exposed to a more complex array of toxic compounds in our air, water, and food more than ever before. In this talk, Dr. Pizzorno will discuss several factors that lead chronic disease and guide participants through key determinants of individual susceptibility including constant low level toxic exposures, nutrient deficiencies and genetic predisposition.
4.75 CME Credits*
Environmental Toxins and Toxicants: Case-Based Discussions – Part 1
Environmental Toxins and Toxicants: Case-Based Discussions – Part 2
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The Institute for Functional Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Accreditation Statement
The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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ABIM MOC Points Available: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18.5 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.
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*CME credits are subject to change.