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Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module 2019 (APM)

Conference

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

February 07 - 09, 2019 Loews Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, GA
Up to 17.5 CME Credits Camera Live Stream Available
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  • Refer a colleague to AFMCP or an APM and receive $200 in educational credit. More Info
  • This course is part of the IFM Certification Program. More Info
  • This course is eligible for Resident and Medical Student Tuition. More Info
  • IFM now offers a military discount! Email info@ifm.org or call 800.228.0622 for more information.
  • Registration at regular tuition will close 4:00 pm PT, Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Late registration tuition includes a $300 processing fee. Scroll down to the “Registration Policy” section for detailed information.
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Details

Today’s Landscape

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.

IFM’s cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module

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.

IFM Planning Calendar

Schedule and Educators

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Check-in
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD The New Era of Managing Cardiometabolic Risk
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Widening the Lens on Metabolic Syndrome: A Continuum of Causes and Effects
9:15 am - 9:45 am
Morning Break Refreshments (Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom, In-Person Only)
9:45 am - 11:00 am
Yousef Elyaman, MD An Expanded Approach to Dyslipidemias
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Short Break
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Erminia Guarneri, MD, FACC Functional Considerations in Preventing and Reversing Dyslipidemias and Atherosclerosis
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Free Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Exploring Dietary Choices for Cardiovascular Disease: Implementation Strategies Using the Cardiometabolic Food Plan
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Yousef Elyaman, MD Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Case Studies and Implementation Strategies
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Afternoon Break (Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom, In-Person Only)
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Erminia Guarneri, MD, FACC Strength in the Storm: Enhancing Resiliency to Stress
7:00 am - 7:45 am
IFM Certification Programs: The Path and Benefits (Non-CME)
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 - 10:00 am
Morning Break (Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom, In-Person Only)
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD A Functional Approach to Hypertension
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Cheryl Montgomery Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Yousef Elyaman, MD Implementation Strategies Using the Diet Prescription
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Sponsored Lunch presented by Pure Encapsulations
Case Studies in Supporting Healthy Insulin Function with Caroline Cederquist, M.D.
(Optional, Non-CME)
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Free Time
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Exploring Exercise Choices for Cardiovascular Disease
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Question and Answer Session
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Afternoon Break (Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom, In-Person Only)
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Short Break
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Erminia Guarneri, MD, FACC Maintaining the Heart in Medicine: The Art of Compassion in Health Care
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardio: Business and Clinical Strategies for Successful Practice Implementation (Optional, Non-CME)
6:00 am - 7:00 am
Cheryl Montgomery Exercise and Movement (Non-CME)
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Yousef Elyaman, MD Putting Genetic Variation into the Cardiovascular Equation
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Question and Answer Session
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Morning Break (Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom, In-Person Only)
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cheryl Montgomery Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Erminia Guarneri, MD, FACC Implementation Strategies Using The Exercise Prescription
11:00 am - 11:45 am
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Reflections and Closing

Additional Information

Program Highlights

  • CME credit
  • 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 webinars and PDFs of textbook chapters
  • More than 18 hours of onsite lectures, Q&A sessions, and discussion (see the “Schedule and Educators” section for a full schedule of topics)
  • Business and Clinical Strategies for Successful Practice Implementation
  • Temporary access to over 370 downloadable clinician resources that can be accessed and used in practice immediately after the course (Intake forms, patient handouts, and assessment questionnaires)
  • Healthful snacks and morning movement activities (in-person only)
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to ask additional questions on a post-conference private Facebook group moderated by IFM faculty

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.

Hotel Information

Loews Atlanta Hotel
1065 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309

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IFM Room Block Rate: $239
Cutoff Date for Special Room Rate: Friday, January 11, 2019 (subject to availability)

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

To make your reservation, book online or call 1.888.563.9736 and mention you are booking in the “IFM Cardiometabolic & Immune APMs” room block.

Benefits of Booking in IFM Block

IFM has negotiated very favorable rates which include these convenient services:

  • Complimentary Internet in guest rooms and meeting rooms
  • 24/7 access to the fitness center
  • No resort fees

We only choose hotels who meet our standard for serving organic and gluten/dairy free offerings in their catering and room service menus and throughout the outlets in the hotel.

Hotel room rates for future IFM programs are determined by the total room nights booked at 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.

Transportation information

Airport

  • Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): 12 miles/20 minutes from hotel

Ground Transportation

  • Taxi: $35-40 (one way)
  • Uber: $20-25 (one way)
  • MARTA red line to Midtown Transit Station: $2.50 (one way)

Parking

  • Self parking: $26/day (20% discount given to guests booked in the IFM room block)
  • Valet parking: $40/day (20% discount given to guests booked in the IFM room block)

Parking and transportation information is provided for reference only and subject to change. For assistance or additional questions please click here or contact the hotel directly at 404.745.5000.

HEALTHY DINING

IFM knows how important it is to have healthy food options, and that many of our partners have special dietary needs. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of nearby restaurants serving Fresh Fare that can accommodate those needs.

CME Information

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

CME information for the 2019 Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module will be posted in the months leading up to the event. Please check back.

Registration Policy

Program materials and CME certificates for both in-person and live-stream programs are delivered to you through your personal IFM online account. For this reason, you may not register multiple people or someone other than yourself. Registration at regular tuition will close 4:00 pm PT, Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Late registration is open 4:00 pm PT, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, until 4:00 pm PT, Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Late registration tuition includes a $300 processing fee. Late registration in-person at the conference (subject to space) will incur a $300 processing fee. No live-stream registrations will be taken after 4:00 pm PT, February 6, 2019.

Live-Stream Participation Policy

Live participation from February 7-9, 2019, is required for this IFM program. You must participate in the broadcast by logging in to your unique IFM account to receive CME credit and to fulfill IFM Certification Program requirements. Live-stream 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, CME credit, or credit toward the IFM Certification Program.

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

in-person Participation Policy

You must check in and be present in person at the in-person program to receive CME credit and to fulfill IFM Certification Program requirements. Only registered attendees with name badges will be allowed in the conference room. Children and unregistered spouses may not attend the program or sponsored events.

Cancellation and Switching Policies

In-Person Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 28, 2019, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after January 28 and before February 7, 2019, are eligible for a refund less a $300 late cancellation fee. Tuition is nontransferable. Failure to appear at the program with no prior written cancellation will result in complete forfeiture of tuition and the course will not count toward certification (nonrefundable, nontransferable, no exceptions).

Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email or fax: kenleeguss@ifm.org or 253.661.8310. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement.

Live-Stream Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 28, 2019, to be eligible for a refund less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after January 28 and before February 7, 2019, are eligible for a refund less a $300 late cancellation fee. Tuition is non-transferable. Failure to log in to the live-stream 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.

Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email or fax: kenleeguss@ifm.org or 253.661.8310. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement.

Switching Policy

Switching from the in-person event to the live-streaming option or from the live-streaming option to the in-person event will incur a $150 processing fee until January 28, 2019. Requests to switch made after January 28, 2019, will incur a $300 processing fee. Requests to switch must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm PT on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in writing to kenleeguss@ifm.org or faxed to 253.661.8310. Switches can only be made from the in-person to live-stream format (or vice versa) for the program you are registered for.

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

Live-Stream Information

Before registering for the Live Stream option, please click the button below to test your device’s ability to support live streaming.

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Practitioners who register for the live stream of any APM receive the same benefits as in-person participants, including CME credit, 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 live streams (including system requirements) can be found in our FAQ section.

DCs may or may not be eligible for CME through live stream. Please check with your state board.


Live Stream Chat Policy

The chat feature allows for our live stream 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 live 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 Digitell 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.

Practice Implementation

Addressing the Need for Practice Implementation Learning

In our recent study, Functional Medicine Practices: Opportunities, Challenges, and Emerging Trends, we uncovered a common need among practitioners for robust practice implementation training. In response, we have begun to enhance each of our Advanced Practice Modules (APMs) with additional content on translating the module into action. New presentations will explore topics ranging from clinical pearls to billing and coding compliance for insurance-based practices.

BUSINESS AND CLINICAL STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE IMPLEMENTATION

Optional Evening Session
The Business and Clinical Strategies for Successful Practice Implementation series is a set of 90-minute informational sessions, each of which outline the tools, laboratory testing, billing and coding, and legal considerations for implementing the Functional Medicine techniques discussed during the conference. Each session will include presentations by experts as well as a Q&A session that will allow practitioners to ask specific questions about billing, coding, and legal advice. These optional sessions will be offered in the evening of the second day of the APM conference.

The series is specific to the content taught at IFM. Materials, tools, and resources used will correspond to theories, therapies, treatment modalities, and considerations specific to practitioners trained in IFM’s approach to Functional Medicine and relevant APMs.

Exhibitors

  • Boston Heart Diagnostics
  • Cardiology Institute of America
  • Cleveland HeartLab
  • Doctor’s Data
  • Functional Medicine Coaching Academy
  • Genova Diagnostics
  • Kalish Institute
  • LivingMatrix
  • Metagenics
  • Nordic Naturals
  • Ortho Molecular Products
  • Power2Practice
  • Pure Encapsulations
  • T.A. Sciences
  • Thorne Research
  • Wellness Pharmacy
  • XYMOGEN
  • ZRT Laboratory

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