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Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules (APM) Cardiometabolic 2024 Europe – Clinical Education


Transforming the Assessment, Prevention, and Management of Chronic Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disorders

March 15 - 17, 2024
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  • This reduced-price Cardiometabolic livestream conference may only be purchased by practitioners vetted by Clinical Education. After purchasing this product, a $100 credit will be attached to your IFM account and can be used towards purchase of IFM membership. This $100 credit will automatically be deducted when IFM Individual Membership is purchased. More Info
  • This course will be rebroadcast in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). All times are displayed in GMT.
  • Module content comprises recorded presentations that will be re-broadcast as a livestream presentation. Introductions, transitions, and Q&A sessions will be live.
  • Base tuition for this program is $1,875. Automatic discounts, including membership pricing, have already been applied for logged in users
  • Up to 21 CPD Available More Info

During the past decade, convincing evidence has accumulated that conquering heart disease is not simply a
matter of driving serum cholesterol down. In fact, one half of the people who have a heart attack have normal
cholesterol and now low cholesterol is being associated with a significant risk of early cognitive decline. New information is available. Clinicians are no longer limited to using antiquated measures of cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugars as the primary markers of increased risk for cardiometabolic disorders: advanced lipid assays, markers of oxidative stress, inflammation, hormones, and body composition are all providing new opportunities for safer and more effective early interventions to prevent and reverse cardiometabolic disease.

Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules™ (APM) Cardiometabolic

The module will help clinicians understand the physiology underlying cardiometabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, new approaches to effective assessments and treatments, and how to integrate these lifesaving tools into practice.



Schedule and Educators

8:00 am - 8:15 am
Michael Ash, DO, ND, BSc, RNT Welcome and Introduction
8:15 am - 8:45 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD The New Era of Managing Cardiometabolic Risk
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Widening the Lens on Metabolic Syndrome: A Continuum of Causes and Effects
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Yousef Elyaman, MD An Expanded Approach to Dyslipidemias
11:30 am - 11:35 am
Mini Break
11:35 am - 12:50 pm
Mimi Guarneri, MD Functional Considerations in Preventing and Reversing Dyslipidemias and Atherosclerosis
12:50 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Lunch Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Sponsored Presentation - TBD (Optional, non-CPD)
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Sponsored Presentation - TBD (Optional, non-CPD)
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Michael Stone, MD, MS Exploring Dietary Choices for Cardiovascular Disease
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Afternoon Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Mimi Guarneri, MD Strength in the Storm: Enhancing Resiliency to Impact the Effect of Stress
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Live Question and Answer Session
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Fire in the Hole: The Metabolic Connecting Points Between Major Chronic Diseases
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Yousef Elyaman, MD Michael Stone, MD, MS Mimi Guarneri, MD Cardiometabolic Lifestyle Roundtable: Diet and Sleep
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Michael Stone, MD, MS A Functional Approach to Hypertension and Case Study Discussion
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Sponsored Presentation by - TBD (Optional, non-CPD)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sponsored Presentation by - TBD (Optional, non-CPD)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Afternoon Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
IFMCP Paths to Certification and Q&A
(Optional, Non-CPD)
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Mimi Guarneri, MD Maintaining the Heart in Medicine: The Art of Compassion in Health Care
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Live Question and Answer Session
6:45 am - 7:30 am
Movement Session (Optional, non-CPD)
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Yousef Elyaman, MD Putting Genetic Variation into the Cardiovascular Equation Part 2 and Q&A
9:15 am - 9:45 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD The Exercise Prescription: Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk Through Movement
9:45 am - 10:30 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Regional Presentation - Roundtable Discussion: Collaborative Work Among NTs and Allied Health Care Professionals (Optional, Non-CPD)
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Yousef Elyaman, MD Michael Stone, MD, MS Mimi Guarneri, MD Cardiometabolic Lifestyle Roundtable: Exercise and Stress
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Yousef Elyaman, MD Mimi Guarneri, MD Michael Stone, MD, MS Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Tackling Common Cardiovascular Conundrums and Discussion
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Mini Break
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Michael Stone, MD, MS Yousef Elyaman, MD Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Case Studies and Implementation Strategies
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Live Question and Answer Session
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Reflections and Closing

Additional Information

Program Highlights

  • A step toward becoming an IFM Certified Practitioner
  • Entirely online; access the broadcast from anywhere with a stable internet connection
  • Interactive conference platform that allows you to connect with other attendees in real-time
  • Course materials: PDFs of all presentations as well as MP3 audio and MP4 video downloads
  • Pre- and post-course interactive videos and webinars
  • More than 19 hours of lectures, Q&A sessions, and discussion (see the “Schedule and Educators” section for a full schedule of topics)
  • 30-day access to IFM’s Toolkit with clinician resources that can be accessed and used in practice immediately after the course (Intake forms, patient handouts, and assessment questionnaires)
  • Morning movement activity
  • Live Q&A sessions with presenters
  • Opportunities to ask additional questions on a post-conference private discussion group moderated by IFM and CE faculty and IFM educators

Clinical competencies to be mastered through the module:

  • Utilize the functional medicine matrix model to develop an effective systems biology organization when taking a cardiovascular medical history.
  • Evaluate the evidence demonstrating the primary mechanisms underlying the relationship between endothelial dysfunction and the progressive development of atherosclerosis.
  • Identify the relationships between chronic stress and the development of dyslipidemias, hypertension, weight gain, and metabolic syndrome.
  • Evaluate and utilize new assessment approaches for identifying chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, autoimmunity, toxicity, and hormonal dysregulation in patients with cardiometabolic dysfunction.
  • Analyze the most practical and useful laboratory assessments and biomarkers necessary to evaluate cardiovascular risks and recognize functional patterns associated with metabolic disease.
  • Evaluate and utilize specific nutrients, phytonutrients, botanicals, pharmaceuticals, dietary plans, stress reduction techniques, and lifestyle interventions to improve the prevention and management of patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

IFM and Clinical Education (UK)

IFM is proud to partner with Clinical Education

Clinical Education is an education organization based in the United Kingdom that brings a range of educational experiences to healthcare professionals in the UK and EU. They have a hard-earned reputation as an independent provider of expert-led nutrition and lifestyle medicine education.

Clinical Education and IFM have worked closely together since hosting the inaugural AFMCP UK in 2011 and the collaboration has grown stronger each year. Clinical Education sponsors and organizes IFM educational events for practitioners and clinicians who are unable to attend IFM programs held in the United States. They contribute rich clinical experience in the production of regionally adapted content and presentations, creating an invaluable experience for practitioners by keenly connecting the presented material to practice implementation for international audiences. This partnership continues to have a significant impact on our mission of the global widespread adoption of functional medicine.


Continuing Education Credit Information

AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM are not available for IFM courses held in conjunction with non-accredited organizations. A certificate of attendance indicating hours of participation will still be awarded. International registrants may send their certificate to Clinical Education for CPD credits from the following professional bodies for Nutritional Therapists. These professional bodies have approved Cardiometabolic Europe for 21 CPD Credits.

  • The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
  • The Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA).
  • Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).
  • The CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Additional Information:

  • Medical Doctors:
    • The Royal Colleges of Physicians approve external CPD events for post-training physicians. External events are defined as educational events which are targeted towards physicians from multiple hospitals and trusts. External events may be regional, national or international in character. The Royal College of Physicians have recommended that medical doctors attending the Cardiometabolic Europe training claim the hours attended as ‘Self-Accreditation’. They may record a maximum CPD educational activity of 21. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • Under the CPD guidelines issued by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, 1 credit per hour attended may be applied to your annual CPD educational activities requirements. Attendees utilising their respective royal colleges CPD mechanism will record this event under ‘Self-Accreditation’ and ensure that as per usual they complete the requirements to describe the relevant activities for their clinical life and their reflective learning assessments are recorded.
  • Others: If you are seeking approval for CPD credits from your own professional organisation and you are unsure about the status of these awarding bodies in relation to your own CPD/CME requirements, please contact your own professional bodies in the first instance and, if required, please ask them to contact Clinical Education for additional information.

Registration, Participation, and Cancellation Policies


Program materials and completion 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. No registrations will be taken after 11:59 pm GMT, Thursday, 14 March, 2024.


Livestream participation from 15 -17 March, 2024, is required for this IFM program. You must participate in the broadcast by logging in to your unique IFM account to receive completion credit and to fulfill IFM Certification Program requirements. Livestream 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, completion certificate, or credit toward the IFM Certification Program.

Cancellation Request Received Eligible Refund
Date of registration/purchase – 14 February 2024* Refund less 5% administrative fee
15 February – 4 March, 2024 * Refund less 25% administrative fee
5 March- 14 March, 2024* Refund less 50% administrative fee
After 14 March, 2024* No Refund
*Next tier of fees in effect at midnight Pacific time

Tuition is non-transferable. Failure to log in to the livestream broadcast with no prior written cancellation or switch will result in complete forfeiture of tuition, course materials, and the course will not count toward certification (nonrefundable, nontransferable, no exceptions). Program materials are available only to registered participants. Log-in information is unique and cannot be shared.  If you have completed your purchase through Affirm, your cancellation will incur an additional fee of up to 6%. Cancellation requests must be submitted via the Course Cancellation Form. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement once processed. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement once processed.

My registration for the Advanced Practice Module (APM) signifies that I have read and agreed to IFM’s cancellation policy found above. My participation in the APM 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.


Livestream Information

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Practitioners who register for the livestream of any APM receive audio and video recordings, PowerPoint materials, and completion of one step toward becoming an IFM Certified Practitioner. (Note: You must log in to view the live broadcast with your unique access link to receive credit toward IFM Certification).

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

Livestream Chat Policy

The chat feature allows for our livestream learners to interact with their colleagues throughout this program. While we know our community has high standards for interacting respectfully with their peers and would never abuse the chat feature, we want to remind you that recruiting, advertising, soliciting, or spamming is not permitted. IFM reserves the right to remove individuals or specific comments from the chat and chat logs.

This program is being streamed from the actual event location over the internet to provide you with the ability to access this educational program from the comfort of your home or office. Although we are confident that the quality of this program will be outstanding, there may be occasional interruptions due to the nature of online streaming. All recordings of the educational sessions will be provided after the course.

We ask that you understand the nature of the internet and refrain from unnecessary comments in the chat regarding your internet issues, or the issues of others, that may occur. IFM and BroadcastMed are doing the best that they can to deliver this program, and we are confident that the event will be an overall success.

Thank you for your understanding.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I have more questions, who should I ask?
Please contact info@IFM.org with any additional questions.

Who is organising this program?
IFM is organising this Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module, Europe. Clinical Education is partnering with IFM to provide critically important regionalization for the UK/EMEA region.

Is the Module the same as the one run in the US time zone?
The Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module, Europe will be run at the same level and high standards as the US broadcast. The presentations will be adjusted to account for variations in the language, laboratory profiles and medications. The EU/UK has a different regulatory network relating to food supplements than the US and some changes to the content will be made to reflect that. In addition, the tests discussed will be ones that are obtainable in the UK through relevant laboratories or their distributors, details of which will be hosted by the Clinical Education Virtual Exhibit Hall.

Who is the course designed for?
Functional medicine has long encouraged an integrative approach to clinical education. This course is for healthcare practitioners who are already qualified in a core discipline and applicants/attendees must be a graduate of an accredited medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, homeopathic, dietetics, acupuncture, pharmacy, physiotherapy or nutritional therapy programme. If you have any doubts you may contact IFM Customer Relations. Previous training in functional medicine is desirable but not essential; a good understanding of the role nutrition plays in health is also helpful.

Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements for this course does not guarantee acceptance into IFM’s Certification Program. Healthcare practitioners who would like to continue their functional medicine education with IFM and seek certification will need to apply directly to IFM to have their eligibility determined. You can find our eligibility requirements here. Every application is evaluated on educational background, program degree, regulatory status, and clinical experience.

If the presentations are recorded, why do I have to attend live?
You must check in and be present for the duration of the Live Rebroadcast to receive CPD credit and to fulfill IFM Certification Program requirements. This has been pre-approved by IFM as eligible for the Certification Program.

I want to talk about the course with someone, who do I contact?
Please contact the IFM Customer Relations Team via telephone, email, or live chat
Phone: [800-228-0622]
Email: info@IFM.org
Live chat available M-F from 8:00 to 4:30 PST

If you are EMEA or UK based and have questions specific to your region, our team will be happy to put you in touch with Clinical Education staff directly.
Phone: (+44) 0333 2414 289
Email: info@clinicaleducation.org

Practitioner Testimonials

I would recommend this course to cardiologists and physicians who just wanted to take one FM course as an introduction to FM - I think just this course alone could drastically impact the way they treat patients. A lot of clinical pearls for treatment of cardiometabolic disorders that are not medication related.