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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.
IFM’s Environmental Health Advanced Practice 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.
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
Schedule and Educators
Schedule and educators will be available at a later date
Schedule and educators will be available at a later date.
- CME credit, if CME 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.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
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.
The CME option is intended for clinicians who need to fulfill continuing education requirements. If you do not need CME 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.
Program materials and CME 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.
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 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 credit, or credit toward the IFM Certification Program.
IN-PERSON CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than 4:00pm PT Wednesday, August 28, 2024, to be eligible to receive a refund less 25% fee. Cancellation requests received between August 29, 2024 – September 16, 2024, are eligible to receive a refund less 50% fee. Cancellation requests received after 4:00pm PT, September 17, 2024, are not eligible to receive a refund. Tuition is non-transferable. Failure to log in to the livestream broadcast with no prior written cancellation will result in complete forfeiture of tuition and the course will not count toward certification (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. If you have completed your purchase through Affirm, your cancellation will incur an additional fee of up to 6%.
LIVESTREAM CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than 4:00pm PT Wednesday, August 28, 2024, to be eligible to receive a refund less 5% fee. Cancellation requests received between August 29, 2024 – September 16, 2024, are eligible to receive a refund less 25% fee. Cancellation requests received between September 17, 2024 – September 26, 2024, are eligible for a refund less 50% fee. Cancellation requests received after 4:00pm PT, September 26, 2024, are not eligible to receive a refund. Tuition is non-transferable. Failure to log in to the livestream broadcast with no prior written cancellation will result in complete forfeiture of tuition and the course will not count toward certification (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. If you have completed your purchase through Affirm, your cancellation will incur an additional fee of up to 6%.
SWITCH FEE POLICY
Switching your livestream registration to in-person between Wednesday, August 28, 2024, and Monday, September 16, 2024, will incur a $150 USD processing fee. Requests to switch made Tuesday, September 17, 2024, and before Friday, September 27, 2024, will incur a $300 USD processing fee. Requests to switch must be submitted in writing to email@example.com. Switches can only be made from livestream to in-person for the current course you are registered for.
Cancellation requests must be submitted via the Course Cancellation Form. 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.
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Practitioners who register for the livestream of any APM receive CME credit (if the CME 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 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.
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