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Reversing Cognitive Decline (Advanced Clinical Training)

Online Course

Reversing Cognitive Decline: Advanced Clinical Training in Treating MCI and Early Alzheimer’s Disease – In collaboration with Dale Bredesen, MD, and MPI Cognition

Up to 13 CME Credits
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  • Participants of the Reversing Cognitive Decline Online Course have 90 days from course access date to complete the program.
ACCME Accreditation Statement

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

AMA Accreditation Statement

The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Details

Today’s Landscape

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia worldwide and is poised to become a major public health crisis. To date, there are few single treatments, pharmaceutical or otherwise, that can help with this degenerative condition.

The Institute for Functional Medicine, in collaboration with Dale Bredesen, MD, and MPI Cognition, presents an online, on-demand CME course, with an exciting new approach to the treatment of early stage AD and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). During this course, attendees will learn a multi-pronged treatment strategy for these patients. Using a systems biology approach, attendees will learn to assess patients for MCI and early AD, stratify them based on the likely causes of their dysfunction, and apply a multimodal protocol to individualize treatments for each patient that address the appropriate underlying causes. In this way, you can arrest cognitive decline and in many cases even reverse it.

Robert Luby, MD, Executive Director of Medical Education at IFM, describes how this on-demand course can make a difference for so many patients with cognitive decline.

Become an expert in not only the latest scientific understanding, but also the tools and interventions that can help these patients. Join IFM and MPI Cognition for this online CME course, Reversing Cognitive Decline: Advanced Clinical Training in Alzheimer’s disease.

This course includes 17 lectures:
Session Educator
Welcome, Orientation, Background, and Themes Robert Luby, MD
Cognitive Impairment: Evolution, Pathology, and Physiology Dale Bredesen, MD
Gathering Clinical Data: Establishing the Diagnosis Robert Luby, MD
Organizing Clinical Data: Contributors and Clinical Subtypes Robert Luby, MD
Ordering and Prioritizing: Aligning Physiological and Patient Priorities Robert Luby, MD
Initiating & Tracking Laboratory Evaluations: Inflammatory, Glycotoxic, Atrophic Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM
Integrating the Laboratory Assessment into a Clinical Approach Mary Kay Ross, MD
Initiating & Tracking Interventions: Inflammatory, Glycotoxic, Atrophic Mary Kay Ross, MD
Initiating and Tracking Diagnostic Evaluations: Neuroimaging Cyrus Raji, MD
Mycotoxins and Cognitive Impairment: Foundations and Standard Care Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM
Hormonal Contributors: Evaluation and Interventions Ann Hathaway, MD
Therapeutic Food Plans Robert Luby, MD
Cases with Neuroimaging Cyrus Raji, MD
Case Studies: Mild Cognitive Impairment Mary Kay Ross, MD
Clinical Case Studies with Subtypes Dale Bredesen, MD
Synthesis: Case Studies with Sequenced Interventions Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM
Emerging Research, and Future Clinical Strategies Dale Bredesen, MD

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Additional Information

Clinical Competencies

  • Recognize mild cognitive impairment and early dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and differentiate these from other causes, including non-Alzheimer’s dementia.
  • Evaluate the physiological underpinnings of MCI and early AD and the rationale for the systems approach to intervention that utilizes multimodal treatment strategies.
  • Determine which of the six major subtypes of MCI/early AD that a patient has and select appropriate laboratory tests to evaluate the major contributors to each patient’s dysfunction.
  • Explain the critical role of the collaborative care team approach in successfully treating MCI and early AD.
  • Evaluate the importance of technological advances including neuroimaging, cognitive assessments, and therapeutic cognitive training in assessing and treating MCI and early AD.

CME Information

To earn CME credit, you must complete a pre-course and a post-course survey, as well as achieve 80% or higher on the post-course test within three attempts.

ACCME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT DESIGNATION

MD/DO: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 13.0* 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 recognizes IFM’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses for CME hours in Preventive Medicine within the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine.

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.

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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This course has been developed to address the needs of all primary care practitioners, including: MDs, DOs, DCs, NDs, RDs, NPs, and nutritionists.

RELEASE AND TERMINATION DATE

Release Date: April 1, 2018
Last Reviewed Date: April 1, 2018
Termination Date: April 1, 2021

Registration Policy

Participants of the Reversing Cognitive Decline Online Course have 90 days from course purchase date to complete the program. If registrants are not current IFM members, 90 days access to IFM’s Clinical Practice Toolkit is included. Online access cannot be shared – course materials, course content, and CME credit are provided to the individual registrant only. Participants can re-take the course for $1,000 if they do not complete the course within 90 days.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing within five business days of course access to receive a complete refund of your tuition fee. Cancellations received after five business days are eligible for a refund less a $150 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued if CME credits have been claimed.  Failure to submit a cancellation request prior to Day 90 will result in complete forfeiture of tuition (non-refundable, non-transferable, no exceptions). CME credits and course materials are not available for those who choose to cancel their registration. Only those who complete the course will receive CME credit. Cancellation requests must be submitted to kenleeguss@ifm.org or via fax to 253.661.8310.

Post-Course Materials

After successful course completion, you will have access to the course content and materials to review and stream for one year.

Please note: You must complete the course within the 90-day time period in order to be eligible for CME and to receive access to these study materials.

Success Indicators (Not Required)

The following suggested prerequisites have been identified to allow for learners to get the most out of this course. While completing some or all of these is ideal, there are no requirements.

Minimal
  • Licensed healthcare practitioner: MD, DO, ND, DC, PA, RD, CNS, Lac, PharmD, Nurse Practitioner
  • Read “Reversing the Chronic Disease Trend: Six Steps to Better Wellness” (PDF), and view “Fundamentals of Functional Medicine” (within this course)
  • Openness to learning diverse methods of clinical assessment and intervention based on Modifiable lifestyle factors.
Desirable
Optimal
  • IFMCP Certified Practitioner with 3+ years clinical experience in Functional Medicine.
  • Active use of IFM toolkit items such as MSQ, Timeline, and Matrix with every patient.
  • Use of IFM food plans with appropriate patients.

Delivery

  • Your course will be delivered electronically to your online account directly upon purchase.
  • The course video and audio are only available to stream and cannot be downloaded.
  • You will have access to downloadable slides and other resources.

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