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Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules®(APM) Immune 2020

Conference

The Many Faces of Immune Dysregulation and Chronic Inflammation: Chronic Infections, Atopy, and Autoimmune Disorders

Up to 17 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 Immune APM will take place immediately after Cardiometabolic 2020. Attend both for six full days of educational content that will change the way you see patients.  REGISTER FOR CARDIOMETABOLIC APM

Details

Today’s Landscape

It is estimated that 25 million to 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases. Functional Medicine teaches that immune imbalance, while often resulting from a genetic disposition, will generally arise in the context of one or more of the following: the habitual consumption of a proinflammatory diet; food allergies and intolerances; microbial infections; hormonal imbalances; nutritional insufficiencies; and xenobiotic exposure.

Nearly 100 different diseases have been classified as autoimmune in nature, with 40 more suspected. While these conditions tend to be viewed as separate entities, a broader perspective may reveal that shared mechanisms are the underlying cause of these maladies. It is abundantly clear that environmental factors have important parts to play in the underlying etiology. In rheumatoid arthritis, for instance, genetic factors have been shown to be responsible for less than 50% of the risk. This means that environmental factors—and gene-environment interactions—must play a significant role. Despite this understanding, less attention has been focused on determining these other important causal factors.

IFM’s IMMUNE Advanced Practice Module

This course will focus on chronic inflammation, systemic influences on the immune system, and the consequent dysfunction that may ensue. The Immune APM will supply you with an in-depth understanding of underlying immune mechanisms and enable you to develop effective interventions even in the absence of a conventional diagnosis.

IFM Planning Calendar

Schedule and Educators

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Check-in (In Person Only)
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Dan Lukaczer, ND Welcome and Introduction
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Robert Rountree, MD Underlying Concepts of Immune Dysfunction and Inflammation, Part 1
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Short Restroom Break
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Robert Rountree, MD Underlying Concepts of Immune Dysfunction and Inflammation, Part 2
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Morning Break (Refreshments in Exhibit Hall, In-Person Only)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Helen Messier, PhD, MD, CCFP The Dietary Prescription for Chronic Inflammation & Autoimmune Conditions
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch (Optional, Non- CME, In-Person Only)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free Time
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Laboratory Testing of Biomarkers of Immune Dysfunction
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Afternoon Break (Refreshments in Exhibit Hall, In-Person Only)
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Kara Fitzgerald, ND Food Allergies, Sensitivities, and Intolerances: Diagnosis and Treatment
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Questions and Answers Session
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Networking Reception TBA (Optional, Non-CME, In Person Only)
7:15 am - 7:45 am
In-Person IFMCP Open Forum (Non-CME)
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Helen Messier, PhD, MD, CCFP Assessment of Chronic Infections, Part 1: Dysbiosis
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Morning Break (Refreshments in Exhibit Hall, In-Person Only)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thomas Sult, MD Assessment of Chronic Infections, Part 2: Lyme Disease and Other Occult Infections
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Free Time
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
IFM Certification Program Open Forum (Optional, Non-CME, Live-Stream Only)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Robert Rountree, MD Therapeutic Uses of Immunomodulators
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Afternoon Break (Refreshments in Exhibit Hall, In-Person Only)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kara Fitzgerald, ND Therapeutic Uses of Essential Fatty Acids
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Questions and Answers Session
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helen Messier, PhD, MD, CCFP Therapeutic Uses of Anti-Inflammatory Phytonutrients and Botanicals
6:30 am - 7:30 am
NIA
(Optional, Non CME, In-Person only)
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Thomas Sult, MD Case Management of Chronic Infections
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Short Restroom Break
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Case Management of Allergic and Atopic Disease
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Morning Break (Refreshments in Exhibit Hall, In-Person Only)
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Robert Rountree, MD Case Management of Autoimmune Disease
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Robert Rountree, MD Summary: Key Clinical Applications

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:

  • Recognize patterns of chronic inflammation or immune dysfunction that will help guide overall evaluation and treatment of patients.
  • Broadly understand the physiology and pathophysiology associated with inflammation and immune dysregulation and their associations with systemic disease.
  • Elicit and recognize important history and physical exam findings associated with immune dysregulation and inflammation so as to counsel patients appropriately on evaluation and treatment options.
  • Evaluate and recognize the most important underlying antecedents, triggers, and mediators of immune dysfunction and inflammation.
  • Reframe the patient’s story in the context of the Functional Medicine Matrix Model and a patient-centered assessment, with incorporation of the concepts of antecedents, triggers, and mediators.
  • Learn how to evaluate the most useful and reliable laboratory tests associated with immune dysfunction and inflammation.
  • Develop and organize individual treatment protocols that include dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and botanical treatments.

Hotel Information

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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IFM Room Block Rate: $269
Cutoff for Special Room Rate: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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

To make your reservation, book online with group code “012820CARDIO”or call 1-800-THE-OMNI and mention you are booking in the “IFM Cardiometabolic & Immune 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
  • Complimentary overnight parking
  • 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

  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) – 10 miles, 20 minute drive to the hotel

Ground Transportation

Parking

  • Self-parking: complimentary
  • Overnight Parking: complimentary

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 760.568.2727

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 17 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 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 Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. NWHSU submitted applications for 17.0 continuing education units (CEUs). For a complete list of states and approval hours, please contact IFM. 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.

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 approved this course for 17.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).

Acupuncturist: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). CAB approved this course for 17.0 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 at 4:00 pm PT, Friday, January 31, 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, January 31, 2020.

LIVE-STREAM PARTICIPATION POLICY

Live participation from February 2-4, 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.

IN-PERSON CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 23, 2020, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after January 23 and before February 2, 2020, 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:  Jenniferstroh@ifm.org or 253.661.3065. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement.

LIVE-STREAM CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 23, 2020, to be eligible for a refund less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after January 23 and before February 2, 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: Jenniferstroh@ifm.org or 253.661.3065. 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 January 23, 2020, Requests to switch after January 23 will incur a $300 processing fee. Requests to switch must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm PT on Friday, January 31, 2020, in writing to Jenniferstroh@ifm.org or faxed to 253.661.3065. Switches can only be made from the in-person to live-stream format (or vice versa) for the program you are registered for.

Cancellation and Switching Policies

In-Person Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 31, 2019, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after January 31 and before February 10, 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: Jenniferstroh@ifm.org or 253.661.3065. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement.

Live-Stream Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 31, 2019, to be eligible for a refund less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after January 31 and before February 10, 2019, 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: Jenniferstroh@ifm.org or 253.661.3065. 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 January 31, 2019. Requests to switch made after January 31, 2019, will incur a $300 processing fee. Requests to switch must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm PT on Friday, February 8, 2019, in writing to  Jenniferstroh@ifm.org or faxed to 253.661.3065. 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 Immune 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.


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

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

Developing and Utilizing Mentorships & Diving into Functional Medicine Practice Finances

Effective prescribing of Functional Medicine (FM) requires a deep dedication to the learning and honing of clinical skills. However, the successful integration of FM into a healthcare practice requires its own unique set of expertise including a short and long term business plan and a clear and detailed financial strategy. Mentorship by other FM leaders is often key in learning how to create successful FM businesses and practices. This 90 minute PI session will give listeners insight into the various ways mentorships can support a new FM practice. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a short “financial mentorship” workshop looking at big picture strategy in setting up a successful FM business.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn more about currently available mentorships in the FM ecosystem
  • Hear FM experts discuss their experience both as FM mentors and mentees
  • Participate in a financial strategy workshop

Exhibitors

  • Apex Energetics
  • Cleveland HeartLab
  • Cyrex Laboratories
  • Doctor’s Data
  • Functional Medicine Coaching Academy
  • Genova Diagnostics
  • Kalish Institute
  • Klaire Labs
  • LivingMatrix
  • Metagenics
  • NuMedica
  • Ortho Molecular Products
  • Power2Practice
  • Precision Analytical
  • Pure Encapsulations
  • T.A. Sciences
  • Wellness Pharmacy
  • XYMOGEN

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