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Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules®(APM) GI 2020

Conference

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

October 15 - 17, 2020
Up to 17.25 CME Credits Camera Live Stream Available
  • If you are a member, and you are logged in, your 10% member discount has been automatically applied. 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! More Info
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IFM’s Environmental Health (formerly Detox) APM will take place immediately after GI 2020. Attend both for six full days of educational content that will change the way you see patients. REGISTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (FORMERLY DETOX) APM

Details

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, more than 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.

IFM Planning Calendar

Schedule and Educators

7:00 am - 7:15 am
Dan Lukaczer, ND Welcome and Introduction to the GI Module
7:15 am - 8:30 am
Patrick Hanaway, MD Gastrointestinal Dysfunction, Chronic Disease, and the Functional Medicine Matrix Model
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall & Resource Center open
9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Mini Break
10:15 am - 11:45 am
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Patrick Hanaway, MD Exploring Underlying Causes of IBS: Digestive Insufficiency
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Sponsored Presentation by Doctor’s Data, Inc. (Optional, Non-CME)
Extensive Assessment of Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Health
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall & Resource Center open
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Patrick Hanaway, MD Exploring Underlying Causes of IBS: Dysbiosis and Gut Pathogens
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Afternoon Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall & Resource Center open
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, FACN, BCHN, LDN Navigating Dietary Options for Gastrointestinal-Related Disorders
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Questions and Answers Session
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Braindates Open (Optional, Non-CME)
6:00 am - 7:00 am
Braindates Open (Optional, Non-CME)
6:00 am - 6:45 am
IFM Certification Program: The Path and Benefits (Optional, Non-CME)
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Patrick Hanaway, MD Exploring Causes and Consequences of Intestinal Permeability
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall & Resource Center open
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Gerard E. Mullin, MD Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, FACN, BCHN, LDN Exploring Underlying Causes of IBS: Small Intestinal Bacterial and Fungal Overgrowth
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Questions and Answers Session
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sponsored Presentation by Bio-Botanical Research (Optional, Non-CME)
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall & Resource Center open
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Patrick Hanaway, MD Exploring Underlying Causes of IBS: Food Reactions
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Mini Break
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gerard E. Mullin, MD Evaluation and Treatment Options for Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Afternoon Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall & Resource Center open
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Questions and Answers Session
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Braindates Open (Optional, Non-CME)
6:00 am - 7:00 am
Braindates Open (Optional, Non-CME)
6:00 am - 6:45 am
Neuromuscular Integrative Action, NIA (Optional, Non-CME)
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Gerard E. Mullin, MD Evaluation and Treatment Options for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diverticulitis
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Questions and Answers Session
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Morning Break, Virtual Exhibit Hall & Resource Center open
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Patrick Hanaway, MD GI Dysfunction and Systemic Disease and Key Clinical Takeaways

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 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)
  • Business and Clinical Strategies for Successful Practice Implementation
  • 45-day access to IFM’s Toolkit with more than 370 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

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.

CME Information

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

Note: You must attend this course in full to receive continuing education credit. Partial credit is not available.

MD/DO: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 ACCME-accredited courses for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are eligible for Category 2 credit through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). To obtain the Category 2 credit, please email, fax or mail certificates of attendance to the AOA Department of Client and Member Services. For more information click here.

ABIM MOC Points Available: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17.25 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 will submit an application to NWHSU who applies to all states, except Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. NWHSU will submit applications for 17 continuing education hours. For a complete list of states and approval hours, please contact IFM.

ND: Generally, naturopathic state licensing boards accept continuing education courses accredited through the ACCME. 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 are accepted. 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) did not pre-approve this course. Pre-approval is not required for ACCME-accredited courses. CDR automatically accepts continuing education credits obtained from ACCME-accredited organizations. Please check with your healthcare licensing board to inquire if prior approval by CDR is required to obtain continuing education credits for an activity despite this circumstance.

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

CME credits are subject to change.

Registration and Cancellation Policies

Program materials and CME certificates for the live-stream program is delivered to you through your personal IFM online account. For this reason, you may not register multiple people or someone other than yourself. Registration will close 4:00 pm PDT on Wednesay, October 14, 2020. No registrations will be taken after 4:00 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Live-Stream Participation Policy

Live participation October 15-17, 2020, 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.

Live-Stream Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than October 14, 2020, to be eligible for a refund.  Tuition is non-transferable. Failure to log in to the live-stream broadcast or cancellations received after 4:00 pm PT, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 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: Jenniferstroh@ifm.org 253.661.3065. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement.

My registration for the GI 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

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Practitioners who register for the live stream of any APM receive 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: 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.


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 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.

Accommodations

For conference accommodations or modifications due to a disability please let us know here:

Exhibitors

Visit our 2020 GI APM exhibitors at their virtual booths in our Virtual Exhibit Hall. Explore research, webinars, show specials, product catalogs and more! The Virtual Exhibit Hall will be open from October 10th through the end of the year and access will be available through your course materials.

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.