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Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules (APM) Environmental Health 2024

Conference

Addressing the Toxic Effects of the Exposome by Enhancing Biotransformation and Elimination

September 27 - 28, 2024 Chicago, IL - Radison Blu Aqua
Up to 12 CME Credits Camera Live Stream Available
  • Only the paid CME/CE option is eligible for CME/CE credits. More Info
  • Automatic discounts, including membership pricing, have already been applied for logged in users. More Info
  • APMs are advanced functional medicine courses that build upon foundational concepts presented in AFMCP. To make the most of your experience, we strongly recommend taking AFMCP to start your educational journey.
  • This course is part of the IFM Certification Program. More Info
  • This course is eligible for Resident and Medical Student discounts. More Info
  • IFM now offers a military discount. More Info
  • All times are displayed in Pacific Time (PT).
  • Register early - limited seating in person.
Today’s Landscape

In the 21st century, two things have become increasingly apparent: first, we are exposed to a more complex array of toxic compounds in our air, water, and food than ever before. Second, it has been recognized that an individual’s ability to detoxify (i.e. biotransform and eliminate) toxic substances is of critical importance to overall health. While the concept that toxicants accumulate in the body and are significant contributors to various health problems has long been a fundamental tenet of traditional healthcare systems around the world, we have learned a great deal in recent years about how toxicants and toxins affect us, where they originate, and how to improve our ability to detoxify in a toxic world. Understanding toxicity and taking practical steps to improve biotransformation and elimination are essential and critical pieces in any whole health.

Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules® (APM) Environmental Health

The IFM Medical Education team strongly encourages completion of Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) prior to attending this module. All attendees will be provided with materials that summarize and refresh the relevant concepts outlined in AFMCP to prepare for this module.

There is persuasive evidence that even low-level toxic exposures contribute to the development of a variety of chronic health conditions, including fatigue, endocrine disruption, and chronic degenerative diseases. Given the ubiquitous nature of chemicals in the environment, it is likely that the single exposure model of toxicology is more the exception than the rule. It is therefore critical for clinicians to learn how to assess both chronic low dose exposures and total toxic load to appropriately assess and address each individual’s toxicological situation.

Program Highlights

Our expert educator team reviews the foundational biochemistry and genetics associated with biotransformation pathways, connects organ system dysfunctions to potential toxic exposures, and details the useful laboratory for evaluating toxicant exposure levels and subsequent physiologic stresses in patients. Once these important clinical connections are made, the team will detail specific treatment approaches. This program uses a case-based, integrated approach to effectively deliver the tools necessary for clinicians to diagnose and treat the toxic component of their patients’ total health pictures.

Following this year’s Environmental Health APM, you can also attend the GI APM,
online and in person, September 29 – 30, 2024.
GI APM 2024

Additional Program Information
IFM Planning Calendar

Schedule and Educators

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Schedule and educators will be available at a later date
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Schedule and educators will be available at a later date.

Additional Information

Program Highlights

  • CME/CE credit, if CME/CE option is selected for purchase
  • A step toward becoming an IFM Certified Practitioner
  • Course materials: MP4 videos of all presentations as well as MP3 audio and PDF downloads.
  • Pre- and post-course interactive videos and webinars
  • Up to 13 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 of downloadable clinician resources that can be used in practice immediately after the course (intake forms, patient handouts, and assessment questionnaires)
  • Opportunities to ask additional questions on a post-conference private online community forum moderated by IFM faculty

Clinical competencies to be mastered through the module:

  • Recognize the relationship between systemic disease and toxic exposures through a clear understanding of the pathophysiology of total toxic load and synergistic effects of both toxicants and toxins.
  • Identify diseases and dysfunctions potentially associated with chronic toxicity and specifically recognize the relationships between chronic toxic insult and neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity, autoimmunity, mitochondrial dysfunction, endocrine disruption, and carcinogenesis.
  • Apply the PURE principles for managing patients with toxicity concerns (Pattern recognition, Undernourishment, Reduce toxins, Ensure a safe detox).
  • Integrate screening questionnaires and detox-specific physical exam findings within a functional medicine intake to discover and assess relevant toxic exposures, and to also track individual’s responses to their environments along with therapeutic interventions.
  • Recognize and address the most important antecedents, triggers, and mediators of toxic overload, including impaired biotransformation, dysbiosis, impaired excretion, and nutritional deficiencies.
  • Appropriately apply and interpret reliable laboratory evaluations of toxic load and biotransformative capacity.
  • Understand the practical aspects of and identify when to consider personalized dietary treatment using the IFM Elimination Diet and Detox Food Plan suites.
  • Apply various nutraceuticals, botanicals, pharmaceuticals, and lifestyle interventions to increase mobilization, biotransformation, and elimination of toxic compounds in the body.

What You Will Learn

Clinical competencies to be mastered through the Environmental Health APM conference:

  • Understand the synergistic effects of both toxicants and toxins and identify potential toxic exposures as the antecedents and mediators of chronic, systemic diseases.
  • Accurately recognize five clinical patterns of chronic toxicity.
  • Identify and address the effects of chronic toxic insult on neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity, autoimmunity, mitochondrial dysfunction, endocrine disruption, and carcinogenesis.
  • Apply nutritional support, toxicant reduction techniques, therapeutic detoxification regimens, and other individualized approaches to decrease total toxic load.
  • Integrate clinical point-of-care tools to effectively evaluate patterns of toxicity and monitor patient progress.
  • Maximize physical exam findings and conventional laboratory results to assess toxic load and burden
  • Recognize and address the most important root causes and contributors of toxic load, including impaired biotransformation, impaired excretion, and nutritional deficiencies.
  • Order and interpret reliable laboratory evaluations of toxic load and biotransformative capacity.
  • Design individualized and precision-based nutritional interventions targeted to patients’ specific imbalances. 
  • Apply various nutraceuticals, botanicals, pharmaceuticals, and lifestyle interventions to increase the mobilization, biotransformation, and elimination of toxic compounds.

Hotel

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
312.638.6686

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Please book with the link above or call the hotel at 312.638.6686 and request the group rate for Institute for Functional Medicine.

*Rooms in the block are limited and may sell out prior to the cutoff date.

      • Cutoff for Special Room Rate: Wednesday, September 4, 2024
      • IFM Room Block Rate: $289 +tax

All charges incurred, including room, tax, and incidental charges are to be paid upon checkout. Amenities include laptop safes in all guest rooms, guestroom basic internet, access to the 24-hour fitness center, access to outdoor terrace and indoor/outdoor pools, as well as a business center with complimentary internet and printing services.

Why book in the IFM room block:

      • We only choose hotels who meet our standard for service with quality gluten and dairy free offerings in their catering and room service menus and through the outlets in the hotel.
      • Hotel room rates for future IFM programs are determined by the total room nights booked at the 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.
      • Please beware of other sites posting as IFM-affiliated and encouraging you to book a hotel via their website. The only way to ensure you are booking a room in the IFM room block is via the link or phone number listed above.

CME/CE Information

The CME/CE option is intended for clinicians who need to fulfill continuing education requirements. If you do not need CME/CE credits, you may purchase the non-CME option.

IFM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

More information coming soon.

*Continuing education credits are subject to change.

Registration, Participation, and Cancellation Policies

REGISTRATION POLICY

Program materials and CME/CE certificates/certificates of completion 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 4:00 pm PT, September 26, 2024.

PARTICIPATION

Live participation from September 27 – 28, 2024, is required for this IFM program. You must participate in the program by being present or logging in to your unique IFM account to receive CME/CE credit and to fulfill IFM Certification Program requirements. Livestream log-in information is unique and cannot be shared. Those who do not attend in person or log in through their own IFM account during the live broadcast will be removed from the program and will not receive program materials, recordings, CME/CE credit, or credit toward the IFM Certification Program.

CANCELLATION POLICY

IN-PERSON CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation Request Received Eligible Refund
Date of registration/purchase – August 28, 2024 * Refund less 25% administrative fee
August 29, 2024 -September 16, 2024 * Refund less 50% administrative fee
After September 16, 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 CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation Request Received Eligible Refund
Date of registration/purchase – August 28, 2024 * Refund less 5% administrative fee
August 29, 2024 – September 15, 2024 * Refund less 25% administrative fee
September 16, 2024 – September 26, 2024 * Refund less 50% administrative fee
After September 26, 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.

SWITCH FEE POLICY

Switch Request Received Switch Fee
August 28, 2024 – September 15, 2024 * $150 USD
September 16, 2024 – September 26, 2024 * $300 USD
After September 26, 2024 * No Switch Permitted
*Next tier of fees in effect at midnight Pacific time

Requests to switch must be submitted in writing to info@ifm.org. Switches can only be made from livestream to in-person for the current course you are registered

Livestream Information

Before registering for Livestream, please click the button below to test your device’s ability to support livestreaming.

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Practitioners who register for the livestream of any APM receive CME/CE credit (if the CME/CE option has been purchased), 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.

DCs: Please note that DCs may or may not be eligible for CME/CE through livestream. For a complete list of states and approval hours, please contact IFM or check with your state board.


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.

Accessibility

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