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Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules®(APM) Cardiometabolic 2022 - Registration is Closed


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

January 21 - 23, 2022
Up to 18.0 CME Credits Camera Live Stream Available
  • Full 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
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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.

Additional Program Information
IFM Planning Calendar

Schedule and Educators

7:00 am - 7:30 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD The New Era of Managing Cardiometabolic Risk
7:30 am - 8:15 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Widening the Lens on Metabolic Syndrome: A Continuum of Causes and Effects
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Morning Break,Virtual Exhibit Hall,IFM Resource Center and Braindates open
8:15 am - 8:45 am
Sponsored Presentation by Doctor’s Data, Inc. (Optional, non-CME)
Expansion of Visceral Adiposity: The Gut and Cardiometabolic Syndrome with David Quig, PhD
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Yousef Elyaman, MD An Expanded Approach to Dyslipidemias
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM Functional Considerations in Preventing and Reversing Dyslipidemias and Atherosclerosis
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall, IFM Resource Center and Braindates open
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sponsored Presentation by Arterosil (Optional, non-CME)
Vulnerable Plaque, Endothelial Function and the Glycocalyx: Exciting New Interventions with Helen Messier, PhD, MD
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
P. Michael Stone, MD, MS Exploring Dietary Choices for Cardiovascular Disease
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Afternoon Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall, IFM Resource Center and Braindates open
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Sponsored Presentation by Fullscript (Optional, non-CME)
Making Cardiovascular Disease Prescriptions Easier with Fullscript
with Peter Woznik, ND
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM Strength in the Storm: Enhancing Resiliency to Impact the Effect of Stress
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Braindates Open
(Optional, Non-CME)
6:00 am - 6:45 am
Braindates Open
(Optional, Non-CME)
6:00 am - 6:45 am
IFM Certified Practitioner Paths to Certification and Q&A
(Optional, Non-CME)
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Fire in the Hole: The Metabolic Connecting Points Between Major Chronic Diseases
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall, IFM Resource Center and Braindates open
9:15 am - 10:15 am
P. Michael Stone, MD, MS A Functional Approach to Hypertension
10:15 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Lunch Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall, IFM Resource Center and Braindates open
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Case Studies and Implementation Strategies
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Afternoon Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall, IFM Resource Center and Braindates open
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM Maintaining the Heart in Medicine: The Art of Compassion in Health Care
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Braindates Open
(Optional, Non-CME)
5:45 am - 6:30 am
All Levels Yoga with Abiola Akanni
(Optional, Non-CME)
6:00 am - 6:45 am
Braindates Open
(Optional, Non-CME)
6:30 am - 6:50 am
Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD Functional Medicine Coaching Academy Presentation and Q&A
(Optional, Non-CME)
7:00 am - 8:15 am
Yousef Elyaman, MD Putting Genetic Variation into the Cardiovascular Equation Part II and Interactive Q&A
8:15 am - 8:45 am
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD The Exercise Prescription: Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk Through Movement
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall, IFM Resource Center and Braindates open
9:30 am - 10:15 am
P. Michael Stone, MD, MS Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Yousef Elyaman, MD Implementation Strategies Using the Exercise Prescription and Panel Discussion
10:15 am - 11:45 am
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Yousef Elyaman, MD P. Michael Stone, MD, MS Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Case Studies and Implementation Strategies
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Mini Break
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD Reflections and Closing (Non-CME)
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Braindates Open
(Optional, Non-CME)

Additional Information

Program Highlights

  • CME credit
  • A step toward becoming an IFM Certified Practitioner
  • Entirely online; access the broadcast from anywhere with a stable internet connection
  • Interactive conference platform that allows you to connect with other attendees in real-time
  • 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)
  • 30-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)
  • Morning movement activities
  • One-on-one or small group networking opportunities
  • Live Q&A sessions with presenters
  • 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:

  • 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.

Practice Implementation

In each of IFM’s Advanced Practice Modules we have added additional practical information to help you translate the laboratory and nutraceutical recommendations we discussed into action. You have access to two quick-reference guides which summarize condition-specific laboratory assessment and nutraceutical interventions, which will help you efficiently create personalized assessment and treatment plans.

CME Information

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

Live participation January 21-23, 2022, as well as completion of the course survey and assessment, is required to receive continuing education credit for this IFM program.

MD/DO: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Points Available: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

DC: Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) provides continuing education credit for chiropractic physicians. IFM submitted an application to NWHSU who applied to all states, except Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. For a complete list of states and approval hours, please contact IFM.

ND: Generally, programs that are accredited through the ACCME are accepted by naturopathic state licensing boards. Please contact your state naturopathic board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.

Nursing Professional: For the purpose of re-certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), contact hours approved through ACCME can be used. Please contact your state nursing board to inquire if continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.

PA: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts all continuing education credits from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please contact your state physician assistant board to inquire if continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.

RD: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) automatically accepts CME courses accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through the ACCME. Therefore, preapproval is not required of IFM. Please check with your state licensing board to inquire if prior approval by CDR is required to obtain continuing education credits for an activity despite this circumstance

Acupuncturist: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). An application was submitted to CAB for 17.75 category 1 hours. Per the Recertification Handbook of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), courses approved by a state acupuncture regulatory board are eligible to submit with the re-certification application. Please contact your state acupuncture board to inquire if continuing education credits approved by the CAB are accepted. Note: If approved, California acupuncturists must attend this course in full to receive CPEUs. Partial credit is not available.

Other: Please contact your healthcare licensing board to inquire if continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are recognized and can be used toward fulfilling your continuing education requirements.

*CME credits are subject to change.

Registration, Participation, and Cancellation Policies


Program materials and CME certificates 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, Thursday, January 20, 2022.


Live-stream participation from January 21 – 23, 2022, 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.


Cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 20, 2022, to be eligible for a refund. 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 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.

Live-Stream Information

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

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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.


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