Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™ 2023, Europe, English Blended online and in-person with two days in London – Clinical Education
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- This course is part of the IFM Certification Program. More Info
- Up to 34 CPD available More Info
- Register for the optional Functional Medicine Masterclass hosted by Clinical Education.
- This reduced-price AFMCP 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
AFMCP Europe will blend online learning with live lectures in London.
Clinicians must complete chapters 1-3 of AFMCP by 3 September in order to attend the in-person program on 22-23 September in London. Live participation is mandatory for course completion.
|20 June - 3 September||Online Learning||Chapters 1 - 3||* Required to complete
before in person lectures
|22 - 23 September||In Person Lectures
|Chapters 4 - 5||* Required to attend
for course completion
|24 September||Functional Medicine Master Class
Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) synthesizes the latest medical research with a model of care that integrates each patient’s individual history, genetics, and lifestyle factors. AFMCP equips clinicians to design effective, personalized treatments for each patient.
Through a combination of interactive video lectures, case studies, online activities, and quizzes, AFMCP Online delivers comprehensive educational content as you learn at your own pace. Experienced functional medicine clinicians teach you how to use IFM’s tools to improve outcomes for patients with chronic diseases and health conditions.
AFMCP Online allows you to access the 75-day course at any time of the day, from any location with internet.
For more information about AFMCP Europe or the optional Functional Medicine Masterclass, please call our UK-based partner, Clinical Education at 0333 2414 289, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 GMT (Greenwhich Mean Time).
What Clinicians Will Learn
- The evidence base for the functional medicine paradigm, principles, and practice.
- How to design dietary, nutraceutical, and lifestyle interventions to improve patient engagement in treatment and their resulting outcomes.
- How to integrate assessment tools to evaluate and diagnose patients using a functional medicine approach.
- How to apply key elements of the functional medicine model in clinical practice.
- Effective strategies for establishing a mutually empowering partnership between clinician and patient.
Chapter Schedule (Online + In Person)
|20 June – 3 September||Online Learning||Chapter 1 – 3||* Required to complete
before in person lectures
|22 – 23 September||In Person Lectures
|Chapters 4 – 5||* Required to attend
for course completion
Chapter 1 – Online learning
|Welcome and Orientation||Dan Lukaczer, ND||Online|
|Introduction to Functional Medicine: Redefining Disease Applied Systems Medicine Part 1||Mark Hyman, MD||Online|
|Introduction to Functional Medicine: Redefining Disease Applied Systems Medicine Part 2||Patrick Hanaway, MD||Online|
|Facilitated Q&A: Redefining Disease||Mark Hyman, MD
Patrick Hanaway, MD
Jeffrey Bland, MD
|Mapping the Territory: Using the Functional Medicine Matrix Model||Kristi Hughes, ND||Online|
|DIGIN to Root Causes of Gut Dysfunction||Patrick Hanaway, MD||Online|
|Treatment of GI Dysfunction in the Context of the Functional Medicine Matrix||Tom Sult, MD||Online|
|Social Determinants of Health||James Carter, MD||Online|
Chapter 2 – Online Learning
|Facilitated Q&A: Gut Function and Dysfunction||Tom Sult, MD
Robert Rountree, MD
|Immune Dysfunction and Inflammation: A Primary Mechanism of Illness||Robert Rountree, MD||Online|
|Food Allergies, Sensitivities, and Intolerances: Diagnosis and Treatment||Dan Lukaczer, ND||Online|
|Prescribing an Elimination Diet||Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD||Online|
|Anthropometrics, Biomarkers, Clinical Assessment, and Diet Evaluation: The ABCDs of Nutritional Evaluation: Part 1||Michael Stone, MD, MS
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD
|Facilitated Q&A: Food Reactions||Michael Stone, MD, MS
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD
|Shifting the Therapeutic Encounter||Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC||Online|
Chapter 3 – Online Learning
|Anthropometrics, Biomarkers, Clinical Assessment, and Diet Evaluation: The ABCDs of Nutritional Evaluation: Part 2||Michael Stone, MD, MS
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD
|Lowering the Toxic Body Burden Using Diet, Lifestyle, and Other Strategies||Robert Rountree, MD||Online|
|Functional Approaches to Cardiometabolic Disease||James Carter, MD||Online|
|Facilitated Q&A: Cardiometabolic Disease – Non-CME||Mark Holthouse, MD
James Carter, MD
|Challenges in the Journey of Change||Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC||Online|
Chapter 4 – In person lectures
Friday, 22 September, 2023
|Understanding the HPATG Axis: From Biochemistry to Application||TBD|| In Person
|Assessment and Treatment of Adrenal Dysfunction||TBD|| In Person
|Assessment and Treatment of Thyroid Dysfunction||TBD|| In Person
|Testosterone Deficiency in Men||TBD|| In Person
|Modulating a Woman’s Hormones||TBD|| In Person
Chapter 4 – In person lectures
saturday, 23 September, 2023
|Mitochondria and Energy Dynamics||TBD|| In Person
|Clinical Integration of Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Change||TBD|| In Person
|Clinical Integration and the Functional Medicine Matrix||TBD|| In Person
|Insight, Intuition, and the Therapeutic Partnership||TBD|| In Person
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Phone: 020 3735 4200
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Tools & Takeaways
Tools and Takeaways
Your tuition at AFMCP includes a comprehensive toolkit, clinical pearls to apply directly to your practice, and strategies to enhance your practice and approach to medicine. These include:
- 34 hours of highly interactive video divided into segments so learners can come and go as they please within a 90-day timeframe.
- Access to a selection of IFM’s Toolkit, including intake forms, assessment questionnaires, patient handouts, customizable food plans, and laboratory assessment tools for the duration of the 90-day course.
- Course Materials: PDF presentation slides, MP3 audio recordings, and MP4 video recordings of the most recent AFMCP offering. Recordings will be made available after the close of the course to those who have completed the course.
- A listing on IFM’s Find A Practitioner database, which receives more than 200,000 views each month. To be listed on the Find A Practitioner database, you must complete AFMCP and maintain a current IFM membership.
- A one-year support series for course graduates.
- Access to an IFM-hosted private Facebook group for community interaction and discussion.
- Access to the AFMCP Online Milestone Calendar to guide attendees through upcoming live informational sessions and suggested milestones to stay on track with the course.
- An experiential five-week Elimination Diet course that includes individual, complimentary coaching sessions that will increase your confidence in implementing this important tool into your practice.
- A 5% discount on medical liability insurance providing up to $2,000 in savings from Applied Medico-Legal Solutions Risk Retention Group (AMS RRG).
Elimination Diet Challenge
Included in your Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice course, you will have the opportunity to participate in an experiential, five-week Elimination Diet course with support from a certified health coach. This course, a $400 value, will increase your confidence in applying this critical tool into your practice and gives you first-hand experience of the benefits that health coaches can bring to a care team.
What does a Functional Medicine Health Coach do?
A Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC) partners with individuals and groups in a client-centered process to support their health. FMCA graduates are trained to work closely with clients on lifestyle factors (sleep/relaxation, exercise/movement, nutrition, stress, relationships) that influence health. They are experts in behavior change and employ effective strengths-based coaching strategies such as motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry. Health coaches possess the skills required to create connection, trust, and rapport. This directly leads to improved communication with the treating practitioner, a better understanding of the therapeutic plan, and a deeper commitment to following treatment recommendations.
An FMCHC has a solid understanding of the foundations of functional medicine. They are fully trained to utilize resources provided by IFM, such as the Timeline, Matrix, and various Food Plans. This background allows them to understand and, with the addition of their coaching skills, support the client to implement Functional Medicine treatment plans into their lifestyle. A health coach moves beyond the diagnosis-prescription model to co-create and execute a plan with the client that inspires him or her to a path of better health. A FMCHC does not assess, prescribe, diagnose, treat, or interpret results nor do they provide meal plans or fitness programs.
What can I expect in my sessions with my FMCHC?
You will have 5 sessions with your health coach through this program. It will be up to you and your coach to determine the length and frequency of your sessions, but in general health coaching sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes in length, and it is recommended that clients meet weekly or bi-weekly for the best results.
The first session with your coach is what we call a “Foundation Session” where you and the coach will get to know each other and the coach will ask you about your goals, vision and aspirations as it relates to what you are wanting to work on with your coach (completing the Elimination Diet, and other goals you may have such as managing stress, getting more sleep, or having more energy).
WHAT PAST ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE PARTICIPATING IN THE ELIMINATION DIET CHALLENGE WITH A FMCHC:
- “With the help of my coach, I did the elimination diet and I saw myself becoming positive through the journey. I started introspection on what was my higher goal and how I should take small steps to reach my goals. I learned that It is always about looking at the brighter side of things. I am a better person now.”
- “It was really helpful having a health coach support me through the elimination diet. Without her support I don’t think I would have been compliant and completed the “challenge”. I felt I had a commitment to her and myself and was able to finish the challenge with a lot more motivation!”
- “I didn’t expect to take away so much from the coaching. I found my coach to be incredibly insightful. I learned a lot more about myself through the process other than the basics of just being able to put the plan into practice and keep to it. She helped guide me towards recognizing behaviors and self-limiting beliefs I had about myself, that of course ultimately are linked to my overall health.”
IFM and Clinical Education (UK)
IFM is proud to partner with Clinical Education
Clinical Education is a Not-for-Profit 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 certificate to Clinical Education for CPD credits from the following
Outside of the US, CPD Credits are provided from:
- Self-Accreditation from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
- The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).
- The Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA).
- Association of Naturopathic Practitioners
- Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI).
Others, as required, will be considered.
- 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.
- Medical Drs: The Royal College of Physicians have recommended that medical Drs attending the Hormone Advanced Practice Module training claim the hours attended as ‘Self-Accreditation’ They may record a maximum CPD educational activity of 34. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
- Medical Drs: Under the CPD guidelines issued by the academy, 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.
DCs, and DOs: For Osteopaths and Chiropractors in the UK and EU the need for external accreditation will be determined by your registering body. Please check with them as to which CPD credit you can use.
The Position in the UK and Europe
- Nutritional Therapists: The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists. 34 CPD Credits have been approved. Additional credits may also be logged by attending the optional sessions.
- Ireland: CPD Credits have been applied for from the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI).
- Naturopaths: Please contact your own registering board to ascertain if these recognising authorities are compatible.
- Nursing Professionals: Please contact your own registering board to ascertain if these recognising authorities are compatible
Do Not Recognise These?
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
Participants of the AFMCP ™ Europe course will have seventy-five (75) days from the course start date to complete the online portion of the program. Learners who do not complete within the time frame will lose access to all course materials. Participants who are not current IFM members will be given a 97-day complimentary access to IFM’s Clinical Practice Toolkit at the start of the course. There will be no extensions or partial credits for anyone who fails to complete the course work within the specified timeframe.
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than Friday, June 30, 2023, to receive a full refund of your tuition fee. Cancellations received after Friday, June 30, 2023, and before Wednesday, July 19, 2023, are eligible for a refund less a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations received after Wednesday, July 19, 2023, and before September 05, 2023, are eligible for a refund of 50% of the tuition paid for the course. Cancellations received after September 05, 2023 and before September 21, 2023 are eligible for 25% refund of tuition paid for the course. No refunds will be issued if the course has been completed. Failure to submit a cancellation request prior to the first day of in person learning, Friday, September 22, 2023, will result in complete forfeiture of tuition (non-refundable, non-transferable, no exceptions). CPD credits and course materials are not available for those who choose to cancel their registration or fail to complete the course. Only those who complete the course can receive CPD credit and credit toward IFM Certification.
My registration for Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) signifies that I have read and agreed to IFM’s cancellation policy found above. My participation in AFMCP 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.
All of the lectures were brilliantly presented. They shed a new light on subjects I'd learned but never fully grasped. I feel like I learned more practical information in a week than I did in Med School."