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Payment Plan: Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, March 2019 (AFMCP)

Up to 34.5 CME Credits
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  • Payment Plan registration will close at 4:00 pm PDT, Friday, January 25, 2019
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Payment Plan Details

By enrolling in this payment plan, you have authorized IFM to use the credit card provided to complete one remaining payment. This payment will be initiated on February 25, 2019. If your card is declined you will receive an email and phone call from IFM and be required to provide new payment information within three business days. If proper payment information is not provided, your registration will be canceled and you will receive a refund less a $300 cancellation fee. Access to pre-course information and course materials will not be granted until payment is complete.

If for any reason you cannot complete your payment plan, please contact us at 800.228.0622 or email kenleeguss@ifm.org. Incomplete payment plan cancellations will be issued refunds less a $300 cancellation fee. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Scroll down to read the full registration and cancellation policy.

Program Details

Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) synthesizes the latest medical research with a model of care that integrates each patient’s individual history, genetics, and lifestyle factors. AFMCP equips clinicians to design effective, personalized treatments for each patient.

In a small-group, case-based setting, a team of experienced Functional Medicine clinicians teach participants how to use IFM’s tools to improve outcomes for patients with chronic diseases.

What Clinicians Will Learn

  • Established and emerging diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention strategies
  • How to design nutritional and lifestyle interventions to improve patient compliance and outcomes
  • How to integrate appropriate assessment tools to diagnose, treat, and assess patient outcomes from a Functional Medicine approach
  • How to utilize innovative and practical assessment tools
  • Methods to establish a mutually empowering partnership between clinician and patient
  • The scientific basis for Functional Medicine principles and fundamental clinical imbalances
  • How to apply key elements of the Functional Medicine Model in clinical practice
Attendees from Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) discuss their experience at IFM's five-day foundation course.

Tools and Takeaways

Your tuition at AFMCP includes a comprehensive toolkit, clinical pearls to apply directly to your practice, and strategies to enhance your practice and approach to medicine. These include:

  • Presentation on business models for the Functional Medicine Practice
  • 45-day access to IFM’s Toolkit with more than 370 downloadable resources, including intake forms, assessment questionnaires, patient handouts, customizable food plans, and laboratory assessment tools
  • Course Materials: PDF presentation slides, MP3 audio recordings, and MP4 video recordings of presentations (Recordings are available to download 4-6 weeks after the conclusion of the course)
  • A listing on IFM’s Find A Practitioner database, which has more than 90,000 searches each month (for current IFM members who have completed AFMCP)
  • 12-month support series for course graduates
  • Access to IFM-hosted private Facebook group for community interaction.
  • Small-group, interactive, case-based learning led by IFM educators and IFM Certified Practitioners
  • More than 35 hours of onsite lectures, Q&A sessions, and discussion
  • Delicious and nutritious snacks, sponsored lunches, and an evening reception

IFM Planning Calendar

Schedule and Educators

7:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Dan Lukaczer, ND Welcome and Orientation
8:15 am - 9:45 am
Jeffrey Bland, PhD Introduction to Functional Medicine: Redefining Disease Applied Systems Medicine
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Morning Break brought to you by Siete Family Foods– Refreshments in Foyer
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Kristi Hughes, ND Mapping the Territory: Using the Functional Medicine Matrix Model
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch Break
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
All Levels Yoga
1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Dan Lukaczer, ND DIGIN to Root Causes of Gut Dysfunction
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Break brought to you by Siete Family Foods– Refreshments in Foyer
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vincent Pedre, MD Treatment of GI Dysfunction in the Context of the Functional Medicine Matrix
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Evening Break
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception
7:00 am - 7:45 am
Robert Luby, MD Jessica Hehmeyer, DC, MS, LDN, CNS Peter Kozlowski, MD IFM’s Certification Program: The Path and Benefits – Optional, Non-CME
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Robert Rountree, MD Immune Dysfunction and Inflammation: A Primary Mechanism of Illness
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Morning Break – Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Vincent Pedre, MD Food Allergies, Sensitivities, and Intolerances: Diagnosis and Treatment
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsored Lunch presented by Doctor's Data "Laboratory Testing for the Mind/Body Connection: Clinical Corrections of HPA Axis and Neurotransmitter Imbalances" by Erin Lommen, ND
Optional, Non CME
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Free Time
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Prescribing an Elimination Diet
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Afternoon Break – Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Michael Stone, MD, MS Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Anthropometrics, Biomarkers, Clinical Assessment, and Diet Evaluation: The ABCDs of Nutritional Evaluation: Part 1
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Short Restroom Break
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC Shifting the Therapeutic Encounter
7:00 am - 7:45 am
Breakfast and Q&A with Facilitators – Optional, Non-CME
8:00 am - 9:45 am
Michael Stone, MD, MS Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD Anthropometrics, Biomarkers, Clinical Assessment, and Diet Evaluation: The ABCDs of Nutritional Evaluation: Part 2
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Morning Break – Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Robert Rountree, MD Lowering the Toxic Body Burden Using Diet, Lifestyle, and Other Strategies
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sponsored Lunch presented by Pure Encapsulations "Turbulent Minds: A Functional Medicine Approach to Irritability, Anger & Rage" by James Greenblatt, MD
Optional, Non CME
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free Time
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Yousef Elyaman, MD Functional Approaches to Cardiometabolic Disease
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Afternoon Break – Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC Challenges in the Journey of Change
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Desserts, Drinks and Discussion with Dr. James Greenblatt, Pure Encapsulations sponsored lunch presenter – Optional, Non-CME
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Business and Clinical Strategies for Successful Practice Implementation – Optional, Non-CME
7:15 am - 7:45 am
Dan Lukaczer, ND Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD Priya Kamani, MD, MBA The Value of Coaching and Technology in Building a Successful Functional Medicine Practice
(Optional, Non CME)
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Joel M. Evans, MD Understanding the HPATG Axis: From Biochemistry to Application
9:15 am - 9:45 am
Morning Break – Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom
9:45 am - 11:00 am
Keesha Ewers, PhD, MSN, ARNP, FNPc Assessment and Treatment of Adrenal Dysfunction
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Short Restroom Break
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Robert Luby, MD Assessment and Treatment of Thyroid Dysfunction
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sponsored Lunch presented by Apex Energetics "The Glutathione Connection to Mucosal Immunity" by Tom Culleton, DC, DACNB, BHK
Optional, Non CME
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free Time
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Geo Espinosa, ND, LAc, CNS Testosterone Deficiency in Men
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Afternoon Break – Refreshments in Practice Implementation Showroom
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Wendy Warner, MD Modulating a Woman’s Hormones
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Question and Answers Session
8:00 am - 9:30 am
David Haase, MD Mitochondria and Energy Dynamics
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Morning Break – Refreshments in Foyer
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kristi Hughes, ND Clinical Integration of Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Change
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break
11:45 am - 12:30 am
All Levels Yoga
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Robert Luby, MD Dan Lukaczer, ND IFMCP and Post Course Elimination Diet Q&A – Optional, Non-CME
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Robert Luby, MD Clinical Integration and the Functional Medicine Matrix
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Question and Answers Session
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Afternoon Break – Refreshments in Foyer
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
David S. Jones, MD Insight, Intuition, and the Therapeutic Partnership

Additional Information

Hotel Information

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, USA, 60611

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IFM Room Block Rate: $209
Cutoff Date for Special Room Rate: Friday, February 15, 2019 (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 1.877.303.0104 and mention you are booking in the “IFM AFMCP 2019 March” 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.

Transportation Information
Nearby Airports
  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – 16 miles
  • Midway International Airport (MDW) – 13 miles
Hotel Parking
  • Off-site: $48/day
  • Valet: $61/day
Public Transportation
  • “L” Train Grand/State stop on red line – 0.3 miles
  • Bus Grand/Michigan stop – 0.1 miles
  • Click here for CTA map, rate and schedule

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 312.836.0100.


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 34.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association recognizes IFM’s CME Programs for CME credits 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 34.5 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. An application will be submitted to NWHSU who applies to all states, except AZ, KY, OK, NY, TN, and TX. Applications will be submitted for 34 CEU hours. For a complete list of states and approval hours, please contact IFM.

ND: Generally, programs that are accredited through the ACCME for CME credits are approved by  naturopathic state licensing boards. Contact your state naturopathic board to inquire if CME 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. Contact your state physician assistant 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), hours approved through ACCME can be used. Contact your state nursing board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.

RD: An application will be submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 34.5 continuing education hours. Contact IFM for approval status.

LAc: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). An application will be submitted to the CAB for 34.5 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. 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 CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are recognized and can be used toward fulfilling your continuing education requirements.

CME credits are subject to change.

Registration and Cancellation Policies

registration POLICY

Program materials and CME certificates are delivered to you through your personal IFM online account. For this reason, you may not register multiple people or someone other than yourself. Payment Plan Registration will close 4:00 pm PDT, Friday, January 25, 2019. Registration at regular tuition will close 4:00 pm PT, Friday, March 1, 2019. Late registration tuition for the regular product includes a $300 processing fee. Late registration in-person at the conference (subject to space) will incur a $300 processing fee.

My registration for Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) signifies that I have read and agreed to IFM’s cancellation policy found above. My participation in AFMCP 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.

cancellation POLICY

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than February 22, 2019, to be eligible for a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after February 22 and before March 4, 2019, are eligible for a refund less a $300 late cancellation fee. Tuition is non-transferable. 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). Program materials are available only to in-person attendees. 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.

In-Person Participation Policy

You must check in and be present in person 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.

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’ve begun to enhance our AFMCPs and 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 third day of the AFMCP conference.

This 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.

Practitioner Testimonials

All of the lectures were brilliantly presented. They shed a new light on subjects I'd learned but never fully grasped. I feel like I learned more practical information in a week than I did in Med School.

AFMCP Attendee

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