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Hormone Advanced Practice Module 2018 (APM)

Conference

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

July 12 - 14, 2018 The Nines
Portland, OR
Up to 18 CME Credits Camera Live Stream Available
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  • In-Person registrations are sold out. You can still register for the Live Stream offering.
  • 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
  • IFM now offers a military discount! Call 800.228.0622 for more information.
  • Registration at regular tuition closes 4:00 pm PDT, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Late registration tuition includes a $300 processing fee. Scroll down to the “Registration Policy” section for detailed information.
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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.

Pre-Course Materials

Interactive Videos

  • Available in your IFM account: Fundamentals of Functional Medicine and the Functional Medicine Matrix Model with Mark Hyman, MD and Kristi Hughes, ND
  • Available June 15: Understanding the Steroidogenic Pathway with Joel Evans, MD
  • Available June 15: Understanding the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis with Joel Evans, MD
  • Available June 22: Assessment and Prevention of Prostate Cancer from a Functional Medicine Perspective with Mark Holthouse, MD
  • Available June 22: An Introduction to the Assessment and Treatment of Thyroid Dysfuntion with Dan Lukaczer, ND

Webinars

Post-Course webinar and Materials (Non-CME)

Private Facebook Group

Q&A Sessions

IFM Planning Calendar

Schedule and Educators

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Check-in - In Person only
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Joel M. Evans, MD The Spirituality of Healing and the Functional Medicine Matrix (Optional, non-CME)
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Schedule subject to change | All times are in PDT
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Check-in - In Person only
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Joel M. Evans, MD Key Principles of Assessing and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Morning Break (Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom, In-Person only)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Filomena Trindade, MD Assessing and Treating Patterns of Adrenal Dysfunction: Part 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Doctor’s Data, Inc. Sponsored lunch:
Three Steps to Balanced Hormones and Optimal Wellness with Erin Lommen, ND (Optional, Non-CME, In-person only)
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Free Time
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
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Afternoon Break (Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom, In-Person Only)
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Joel M. Evans, MD Stress, Spiritual Beliefs, and Chronic Illness
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
ZRT Laboratory Tour
Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served
(Optional, Non-CME, In-Person only)
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Schedule subject to change | All times are in PDT
7:00 am - 7:45 am
Robert Luby, MD IFM Certification: The Path and Benefits (Optional, non-CME)
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Dan Lukaczer, ND Advanced Assessment and Treatment of Thyroid Dysfunction: Part 2
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Morning Break (Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom, In-person only)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mark Holthouse, MD Evaluating and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction in Men: Part 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pure Encapsulations Sponsored lunch:
Weight Management in Menopause: Two Experts Weigh in on the Master Metabolic Hormone Presented by Felice Gersh, MD & Caroline Cederquist, MD
(Optional, Non-CME, Now available via live stream!)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free Time
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mark Holthouse, MD Evaluating and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction in Men: Part 2
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Break (Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom, In-Person only)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Marcelle Pick, NP Evaluating and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction in Women: Part 1
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pure Encapsulations Reception and Q&A
Weight, Menopause, and Hormones: Dialogue with the Experts Caroline Cederquist, MD & Felice Gersh, MD
(Optional, Non-CME, In-Person only)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Joel M. Evans, MD Daniel Kalish, DC Filomena Trindade, MD Mark Holthouse, MD Marcelle Pick, NP Hormone: Business and Clinical Strategies for Successful Practice Implementation (Optional, non-CME)
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Schedule subject to change | All times are in PDT
6:30 am - 7:30 am
Yoga (optional, Non-CME, In-person only)
8:00 am - 9:45 am
Margaret Christensen, MD Evaluating and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction in Women: Part 2
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Morning Break (Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom, In-person only)
10:15 am - 11:45 am
Joel M. Evans, MD Evaluating and Treating Hormonal Dysfunction in Women: Part 3
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
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Schedule subject to change | All times are in PDT

Additional Information

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.

  • 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 webinars and PDFs of textbook chapters
  • More than 18 hours of onsite lectures, Q&A sessions, and discussion (visit IFM.org/Hormone for a full schedule of topics)
  • Educator-hosted forum discussions
  • Business and Clinical Strategies for Successful Practice Implementation
  • 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)
  • 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

The Nines Portland ORThe Nines
525 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204

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IFM Room Block Rate: $259
Cutoff for Special Room Rate: June 20, 2018 (subject to availability)

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

To make your reservation, book online or call 1.888.625.4988 and mention you are booking in the “IFM Hormone & Energy APMs” room block.

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– and 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.

AIRPORT AND PARKING Information
Nearby Airports
  • Portland International Airport  PDX (13 miles)
Discounted Parking
  • Day Valet: $20/day
  • Overnight Valet: $40/day
Public Transportation
  • MAX light rail: $2.50 airport to The Nines
  • TriMet buses, rail, and streetcar

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 877.229.9995.

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

The Institute for Functional Medicine 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 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.

NEW! 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 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 Science 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 continuing education units (CEUs). 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 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 (CE) 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) approved this course for 18.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).

LAc: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB).  An application was submitted to CAB for this course for 18 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 state acupuncture board to inquire if continuing education credits can be obtained from this course. 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 PDT on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Late registration is open 4:00 pm PDT, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, until 4:00 pm PDT, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. 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 PDT, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Live-Stream Participation Policy

Live participation July 12-14, 2018, 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.

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 2, 2018, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after July 2 and before July 12, 2018, 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 2, 2018, to be eligible for a refund less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after July 2 and before July 12, 2018, 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 2, 2018. Requests to switch made after July 2, 2018, will incur a $300 processing fee. Requests to switch must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm PST on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 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

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.

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.

Exhibitors

IFM is proud to partner with our Corporate Leaders, Collaborators, and Program Sponsors, providing our practitioners with on-site (and virtual) access to a wide variety of products and services.

Corporate Leaders

Cleveland HeartLab
Doctor’s Data
Genova Diagnostics
Metabolic Maintenance
Metagenics
Ortho Molecular Products
Power2Practice
Pure Encapsulations
Wellness Pharmacy
ZRT Laboratory

Collaborators

Functional Medicine Coaching Academy
LivingMatrix
Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine

Additional Sponsors

Apex Energetics
Klaire Labs
Researched Nutritionals
TA Sciences
Women’s International Pharmacy

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