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Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules®(APM) Hormone 2020

Conference

Re-establishing Hormonal Balance in the Hypothalamic, Pituitary, Adrenal, Thyroid, and Gonadal Axis

Up to 18.5 CME Credits Camera Live Stream Available
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  • This course is eligible for Resident and Medical Student Tuition. More Info
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Details

Today’s Landscape

For some clinicians, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in women and men is still considered the fountain of youth; for others, it has become a dangerous area fraught with considerable risk that is avoided completely. Controversies and disagreements abound regarding how to diagnose and measure hormonal dysfunction; how to address safety concerns in prescribing HRT; the form, application and dosage to use; and when and how to insert lifestyle, diet, nutraceutical and botanical treatments.

The Functional Medicine approach is uniquely capable of responding to the controversy surrounding HRT. The Functional Medicine approach is to look upstream and apply dietary modifications, nutraceutical supplementation, and other lifestyle changes before even considering HRT. In this way, the need for HRT can often be minimized or avoided.

IFM’s Hormone Advanced Practice Module

This Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Module will clarify exactly how to approach hormonal dysregulation, with discussions on the most important evaluations to make and integrative treatment approaches to apply. We will help you analyze the controversies and provide you with tools that you can use immediately in your practice.

Program Highlights

Our expert faculty team will supply you with the foundational background, insight, and in-depth clinical thinking to confidently assess and treat patients who present with hormonal dysfunction. This program will provide a unique, experiential, case-based, clinically practical experience from which you will acquire the tools you need to apply a comprehensive Functional Medicine approach to hormone dysfunction in your patients.

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Schedule and Educators

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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 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
  • 30-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)
  • 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:

  • Broadly understand…
    1. The impact stress has on the physiology and pathophysiology of the HPATG axis and the autonomic nervous system
    2. The physiology and pathophysiology associated with melatonin, cortisol, DHEA, pregnenolone, TSH, T3, T4, RT3, testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, and specifically their signaling, sensitivity, activity, metabolism, and excretion
  • Recognize common antecedents and triggers and signs and symptoms associated with dysregulation of the HPATG axis
  • Evaluate the most important laboratory tests to use in assessing hormone-related dysfunction, and recognize common pitfalls of lab testing
  • Develop and organize individual treatment protocols using diet, nutraceuticals, botanicals, pharmaceuticals, and mind-body/behavioral interventions in the area of hormone dysregulation.
  • Appropriately prescribe bioidentical hormones; understand important differences in routes of delivery, issues regarding safety and effectiveness, and HRT risks.
  • Understand the controversies around breast cancer prevention and appropriately plan treatment programs for women.
  • Recognize the role of the mind-body connection as antecedent, trigger, and mediator in the feed-forward cycle of chronic disease.

Hotel Information

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
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IFM Room Block Rate: $259
Cutoff for Special Room Rate: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Hotel booking information coming soon.

To make your reservation, book online

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

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): 5.7 miles/25 minutes from hotel

Ground Transportation

Parking

  • Valet parking: $65 daily
  • Off-site parking: $40 daily
  • 1 Complementary electric car charging station

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  617.262.9600

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.

MD/DO: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.5 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 18.5 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, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. NWHSU submitted applications for 18.5 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.

Acupuncturist: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). An application was submitted to CAB for 18.5 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: 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 accepted toward fulfilling your continuing education requirements.

CME credits are subject to change.

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 on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Late registration is open 4:00 pm PT, Thursday, July 16, until 4:00 pm PT, Friday, July 17, 2020. 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, Friday, July 17, 2019.

Live-Stream Participation Policy

Live participation from July 16–18, 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.

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 July 6, 2020, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after July 6 and before July 16, 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 July 6, 2020, to be eligible for a refund less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after July 6 and before July 16, 2020, 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 July 6, 2019. Requests to switch made after July 6, 2020, will incur a $300 processing fee. Requests to switch must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm PT on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 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 Hormone 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

IFM provides a range of tools and resources to support practice implementation of the content covered at this APM. In particular, you will have access to a series of micro-learnings walking you through specific toolkit items. These toolkit items are designed to fast-track your successful adoption of many of the concepts, enabling you to more quickly help patients with this model.

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.

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