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The Many Faces of Immune Dysregulation and Chronic Inflammation: Chronic Infections, Atopy, and Autoimmune Disorders
IFM’s Cardiometabolic APM will take place immediately before Immune 2018. Attend both for six full days of educational content that will change the way you see patients. register for CARDIOMETABOLIC apm
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.
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.
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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.
The American Osteopathic Association recognizes IFM’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses for CME hours in Preventive Medicine 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 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 Science University (NWHSU) provides continuing education credit for chiropractic physicians. An application was submitted to NWHSU who applied to all states, except Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Applications were submitted for 17 continuing education units (CEUs). For a complete list of states and approval hours, please contact IFM.
ND: Generally, programs that are accredited through the ACCME are accepted by naturopathic state licensing boards. 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 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 16 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).
Acupuncturist: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). The CAB approved this course for 17 Category 1 hours. Per the Recertification Handbook of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (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 approved by the CAB are accepted. Note: California acupuncturists must attend this course in full to receive CPEUs. Partial credit will not be provided.
Other: Please contact your healthcare licensing board to inquire if continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are recognized and can be used toward fulfilling your continuing education requirements.
*CME credits are subject to change.
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 PST, Friday February 2, 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 PST, Friday, February 2, 2018.
Live participation February 4-6, 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.
DCs may or may not be eligible for CME through live stream. Please check with your state board.
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.
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 25, 2018, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after January 25 and before February 4, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 253.661.8310. IFM will reply with a written acknowledgement.
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than January 25, 2018, to be eligible for a refund less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after January 25 and before February 4, 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.
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 25, 2018. Requests to switch made after January 25, 2018, will incur a $300 processing fee. Requests to switch must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm PST on Friday, February 2, 2018, in writing to email@example.com 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 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.
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.
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.
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.