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Modern science has validated what ancient healing traditions have known for centuries: the gastrointestinal (GI) tract has a central role in chronic, systemic disease. From intestinal pathogens and food antigens, to intestinal permeability and imbalances in colonic microbiota, gut dysfunction compromises a patient’s health and diminishes vitality. It is often the first place to start in improving overall health.
In the United States, 60-70 million people suffer some form of GI disorder. The relationship between gastrointestinal dysfunction and chronic disease is multifaceted, compelling, and complex. It is clear that when the normal integrity of the GI tract is compromised, this can result in distant systemic complaints even in the absence of overt GI symptoms.
IFM’s GI Advanced Practice Module
This Advanced Practice Module takes a whole systems approach to evaluating and treating not only local gastrointestinal disease, but many systemic diseases that are linked to GI dysfunction.
This course will supply you with the foundational background, insight, and in-depth clinical thinking to confidently work up and treat patients who may present with conditions, signs, and symptoms indicative of gastrointestinal dysfunction. We will discuss in detail the important laboratory evaluations to be considered, the appropriate clinical connections that must be made, and the treatment approaches that support restoration of function.
Before this year’s GI APM, you can also attend the Environmental Health APM,
online and in person, September 27 – 28, 2024.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 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: PDFs of all presentations as well as MP3 audio and MP4 video 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 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:
- Evaluate the relationship between systemic disease and gastrointestinal dysfunction.
- Recognize and treat the most important antecedents and triggers of gastrointestinal dysfunction.
- Reframe the patient’s story in the context of the functional medicine matrix model and a patient-centered assessment, incorporating the concepts of antecedents, triggers, and mediators.
- Develop and organize individual treatment protocols to restore GI function with lifestyle, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and botanicals.
- Identify the most important and reliable laboratory evaluations associated with gastrointestinal dysfunction.
- Understand the practical aspects of and identify when to consider a GI-specific dietary program to treat individual cases of GI dysfunction.
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 28, 2024.
Live participation from September 29-30, 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 Thursday, August 29, 2024, to be eligible to receive a refund less 25% fee. Cancellation requests received between August 30, 2024 – September 17, 2024, are eligible to receive a refund less 50% fee. Cancellation requests received after 4:00pm PT, September 18, 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 Thursday, August 29, 2024, to be eligible to receive a refund less 5% fee. Cancellation requests received between August 30, 2024 – September 17, 2024, are eligible to receive a refund less 25% fee. Cancellation requests received between September 18, 2024 – September 28, 2024, are eligible for a refund less 50% fee. Cancellation requests received after 4:00pm PT, September 28, 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 Thursday, August 29, 2024, and Tuesday, September 17, 2024, will incur a $150 USD processing fee. Requests to switch made Wednesday, September 18, 2024, and before Saturday, September 28, 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.
Thank you for your understanding.
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One of the things that distinguishes this module is its focus on practical tools for assessing and treating GI and systemic issues by looking at underlying mechanisms.