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Hormone Advanced Practice Module 2017 (APM)

Conference

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

Up to 17.75 CME Credits Camera Live Stream Available
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  • If you are a member, and you are logged in, your 10% member discount has been automatically applied. More Info
  • 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
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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.

IFM Planning Calendar

Schedule and Educators

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Joel M. Evans, MD The Spirituality of Healing and the Functional Medicine Matrix (non-CME)
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Joel M. Evans, MD Key Principles of Assessing and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Filomena Trindade, MD Assessing and Treating Patterns of Adrenal Dysfunction: Part 1
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Filomena Trindade, MD Assessing and Treating Patterns of Adrenal Dysfunction: Part 2
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Dan Lukaczer, ND Advanced Assessment and Treatment of Thyroid Dysfunction: Part 1
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Joel M. Evans, MD Stress, Spiritual Beliefs, and Chronic Illness
7:00 am - 7:45 am
Robert Luby, MD Optional (non-CME) IFM Certification: The Path and Benefits
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Dan Lukaczer, ND Advanced Assessment and Treatment of Thyroid Dysfunction: Part 2
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mark Holthouse, MD Evaluating and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction in Men: Part 1
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mark Holthouse, MD Evaluating and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction in Men: Part 2
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Marcelle Pick, NP Evaluating and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction in Women: Part 1
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kristi Hughes, ND M M Joel M. Evans, MD Hormone: Business and Clinical Strategies for Successful Practice Implementation (non-CME)
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Margaret Christensen, MD Evaluating and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction in Women: Part 2
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Joel M. Evans, MD Evaluating and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction in Women: Part 3
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Additional Information

Benefits

  • CME credit
  • A step toward becoming an IFM Certified Practitioner
  • More than 15 live lectures
  • Course Materials: PDF presentation slides, MP3 audio recordings, and MP4 video recordings of presentations (Recordings are available to download from your online account 4–6 weeks after the course concludes)
  • Pre- and post-course webinars
  • Temporary access to over 200 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)
  • Question and Answer sessions with presenters
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to ask additional questions on a post-conference online forum 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

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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Hotel Rate Information
IFM Room Block Rate: $249
Extended Cutoff for Special Room Rate: June 23, 2017 (subject to availability)

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

To make your reservation, please book online or call 800.333.3333 and mention you are booking in the “IFM – Hormone and Energy APMs” room block.

Stay at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel and take advantage of the sundeck and rooftop pool, outdoor wellness space with a walking track, and nearby Mariano’s grocery store, featuring a fabulous salad bar.

All attendees who make a reservation in the IFM room block before the cutoff date will be entered to win 2 free nights at the hotel. If you win, apply it right away towards your stay!
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.

 

Airport Information, Directions, and Parking

Chicago Midway Airport – MDW (12 miles)

  • North on Cicero Avenue to 1-55 North/Stevenson Expy (6.6 miles)
  • Use left 2 lanes to take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit (0.5 miles)
  • Merge onto US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr
  • Exit on Monroe St
  • Right turn on Michigan Ave
  • Right turn on Randolph St
  • As soon as you turn, stay right to go up ramp to upper Randolph
  • Turn left onto Columbus. This will be the first light after you come up the ramp.
    The hotel is on the right hand side

Chicago O’Hare International Airport – ORD (18 miles)

  • Take I-90/94
  • Follow signs to Chicago (12.35 miles)
  • Exit at Ohio Street (Exit number 50B), toward 600 N (1.17 miles)
  • Turn right on N Michigan Ave
  • Turn left onto E South Water St (0.5 miles)
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on E South Water St
  • At the stop sign, stay straight to go onto the middle section of E South Water St. This is a ramp that will take you to the upper level.
  • Make a right onto Upper Columbus Dr. At the second median (by CVS) make a U-turn. The Main entrance of the hotel will be on the right.

Parking

  • Self-parking: $49 per day, does not allow in and out privileges
  • Valet parking: $65 per day, allows in and out privileges

Transportation

  • Click here for information about shared airport transportation provided by GO Airport Express.

Parking and transportation information is provided for reference only and subject to change. For transportation assistance or additional questions please contact the hotel directly at 312.565.5258.

CME Information

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

MDs and DOs: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association has approved IFM’s courses for Preventive Medicine certification within the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine.

DCs: Northwestern Health Science University (NWHSU) provides continuing education credit for chiropractic physicians. An application was submitted to NWHSU who applies to all states, except Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. Applications were submitted for 17.5 continuing education units (CEUs). 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.

NDs: Generally, programs that are accredited through the ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are approved by individual naturopathic state licensing boards. Please contact your individual state board to inquire if continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.

Nursing Professionals: 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.

PAs: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts all continuing education credits from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

RDs: An application will be submitted to The Commission on Dietetic Registration for 17.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs).

LAcs: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). The CAB approved this course for 17.75 Category 1 hours. Per the Recertification Handbook of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental (NCCAOM), if a course is approved by a state acupuncture regulatory board, then it is eligible to submit with the re-certification application. Please contact your individual state board to inquire if continuing education credits can be obtained from this course.

Other: Please contact your state licensing board to inquire if continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted and can be obtained from this conference.

*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. Online registration will close at 4:00 pm Pacific on Tuesday, July 11. After online registration closes, you may still register by phone or in person at the check-in desk if you are attending the in-person program (subject to space). Late registrations will incur a $300 processing fee. No live-stream registration will be taken after 4:00 pm PST on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Live-Stream Participation Policy

Live participation July 13–15, 2017, 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 Policies

In-Person Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than July 3, 2017, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after July 3 and before July 13, 2017, 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: tabithabarth@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 3, 2017, to be eligible for a refund less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after July 3 and before July 13, 2017, 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: tabithabarth@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 3, 2017. Requests to switch made after July 3, 2017, will incur a $300 processing fee. Requests to switch must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm PST on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in writing to tabithabarth@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

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.

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.

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