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Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules™ (APM) GI, Europe 2023


Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium: Practical Applications for Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Gut Dysfunction

November 17 - 19, 2023
Camera Live Stream Available
  • This course will be rebroadcast in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). All times are displayed in GMT.
  • Module content comprises recorded presentations that will be re-broadcast as a livestream presentation. Introductions, transitions, and Q&A sessions will be livestreamed.
  • Base tuition for this program is $1,975. Automatic discounts, including membership pricing, have already been applied for logged in users. 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 offers a military discount. More Info
  • Up to 19.5 CPD Available


Today’s Landscape

Modern science has validated what ancient healing traditions have known for centuries: the GI tract has a central role in chronic, systemic disease. From intestinal pathogens and allergens, 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 gastrointestinal (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 should be used.

Additional Program Information
IFM Planning Calendar

Schedule and Educators

8:00 am - 8:15 am
Michael Ash, DO, ND, BSc, RNT Welcome and Introduction to the GI Module
8:15 am - 9:30 am
Patrick Hanaway, MD Gastrointestinal Dysfunction, Chronic Disease, and the Functional Medicine Matrix Model
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS The Diet Prescription & Introduction to Navigating Dietary Options
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sponsored Presentation-TBD
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Sponsored Presentation-TBD
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Patrick Hanaway, MD Exploring Underlying Causes of IBS: Digestive Insufficiency with Q&A
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Afternoon Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Patrick Hanaway, MD Exploring Underlying Causes of IBS: Dysbiosis, Gut Pathogens with Q&A
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Questions and Answer Session
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Patrick Hanaway, MD Exploring Causes and Consequences of Intestinal Permeability with Q&A
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Vivian Asamoah, MD Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS Exploring Underlying Causes of IBS: Small Intestinal Bacterial and Fungal Overgrowth with Q&A
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Sponsored Presentation-TBD
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Sponsored Presentation-TBD
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Patrick Hanaway, MD Exploring Underlying Causes of IBS: Food Reactions with Q&A
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
IFMCP Paths to Certification and Q&A
(Optional, Non-CME)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dawn Borromeo Beaulieu, MD Evaluation and Treatment Options for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Questions and Answer Session
7:00 am - 7:45 am
Movement Class
(Optional, Non-CME)
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Evaluation and Treatment Options for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease with Q&A
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Mini Break
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Dawn Borromeo Beaulieu, MD Patrick Hanaway, MD Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Round Table Discussion/Case Studies with Educators
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS Navigating Dietary Options for Gastrointestinal-Related Disorders: Case Exploration
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall and Resource Center open
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Regional Presentation-TBD
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS Cooking Demo
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Patrick Hanaway, MD Gastrointestinal and Global Dysbiosis: A Case in Point
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Mini Break
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS Vivian Asamoah, MD Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Dan Lukaczer, ND Round Table Discussion/Case Studies with Educators
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Questions and Answer Session
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Patrick Hanaway, MD Key Clinical Takeaways

Additional Information

Program Highlights

  • 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
  • More than 18 hours of lectures, Q&A sessions, and discussion (see the “Schedule and Educators” section for a full schedule of topics)
  • 45-day access to IFM’s Toolkit with more than 430 downloadable clinician resources that can be accessed and used in practice immediately after the course (Intake forms, patient handouts, and assessment questionnaires)
  • Opportunities to ask additional questions on a post-conference private Facebook group moderated by IFM faculty
  • Dietary Supplement Quality Educational Materials: Supplement Training Guide; includes clinician tools “Brand Quality Checklist” and “Dietary Supplement Ingredients Quality Checklist”

Clinical competencies to be mastered through the module:

  • Identify the most important and reliable laboratory evaluations associated with gastrointestinal dysfunction.
  • Evaluate the relationship between systemic disease and gastrointestinal dysfunction.
  • Recognize and treat the most important antecedents and triggers of gastrointestinal dysfunction.
  • Develop and organize individual treatment protocols using lifestyle, diet, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and botanicals.
  • Understand and be able to implement an elimination diet.
  • 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.

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 Bioenergetics Advanced Practice Module, Europe training claim the hours attended as ‘Self-Accreditation’ They may record a maximum CPD educational activity of 19.5. 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. 19.5 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


Program materials and certificate 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 11:59 pm GMT, Thursday, 16 November, 2023.


Livestream participation from 17- 19 November, 2023, is required for this IFM program. You must participate in the broadcast by logging in to your unique IFM account to receive CPD credit and to fulfill IFM Certification Program requirements. Livestream 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, CPD credit, or credit toward the IFM Certification Program.


Cancellations must be received in writing no later than 16 November, 2023 to be eligible for 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.

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.

Livestream Information

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Practitioners who register for the livestream of any APM receive 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.

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 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.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I have more questions, who should I ask?
Please contact info@IFM.org with any additional questions.

Who is organising this program?
IFM is organising this GI Advanced Practice Module, Europe. Clinical Education is partnering with IFM to provide critically important regionalization for the UK/EMEA region.

Is the Module the same as the one run in the US time zone?
The GI Advanced Practice Module, Europe will be run at the same level and high standards as the US broadcast. The presentations will be adjusted to account for variations in the language, laboratory profiles and medications. The EU/UK has a different regulatory network relating to food supplements than the US and some changes to the content will be made to reflect that. In addition, the tests discussed will be ones that are obtainable in the UK through relevant laboratories or their distributors, details of which will be hosted by the Clinical Education Virtual Exhibit Hall.

Who is the course designed for?
Functional medicine has long encouraged an integrative approach to clinical education. This course is for healthcare practitioners who are already qualified in a core discipline and applicants/attendees must be a graduate of an accredited medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, homeopathic, dietetics, acupuncture, pharmacy, physiotherapy or nutritional therapy programme. If you have any doubts you may contact IFM Customer Relations. Previous training in functional medicine is desirable but not essential; a good understanding of the role nutrition plays in health is also helpful.

Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements for this course does not guarantee acceptance into IFM’s Certification Program. Healthcare practitioners who would like to continue their functional medicine education with IFM and seek certification will need to apply directly to IFM to have their eligibility determined. You can find our eligibility requirements here. Every application is evaluated on educational background, program degree, regulatory status, and clinical experience.

If the presentations are recorded, why do I have to attend live?
You must check in and be present for the duration of the Live Rebroadcast to receive CPD credit and to fulfill IFM Certification Program requirements. This has been pre-approved by IFM as eligible for the Certification Program.

I want to talk about the course with someone, who do I contact?
Please contact the IFM Customer Relations Team via telephone, email, or live chat
Phone: [800-228-0622]
Email: info@ifm.org
Live chat available M-F from 8:00 to 4:30 PST
If you are EMEA or UK based and have questions specific to your region, our team will be happy to put you in touch with Clinical Education staff directly.

Practitioner Testimonials

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.