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Save the Date: 2019 Annual International Conference

Stress, pain, and addictions form an intersecting triad of problems plaguing all modern industrial societies. Each of these can be a cause and an effect, a trigger and a mediator. All three are fundamental underlying causes of morbidity and mortality, and can be linked together in various ways... Read More

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Practice Implementation Resources

Woman practitioner attending IFM conferenceIn addition to the practice implementation resources contained in IFM’s member toolkit and those presented at AFMCP and the 6 APMs, IFM recommends two programs that we feel help practitioners at different points in the process of developing and running their Functional Medicine business: "My Practice Plan" by the Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine and the "Practice Accelerator" by Evolution of Medicine. READ MORE

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Expanded Certification Program Provides More Opportunity for Medical Professionals to Practice Functional Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) today announced an expansion to its certification program; allowing a broader range of medical professionals to have the opportunity to integrate Functional Medicine into their practice. READ MORE

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Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)

New Dates for AFMCP Online Announced!

The premier course in Functional Medicine, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), provides practitioners with Functional Medicine training—and IFM has now made it available both in-person and online. Read More

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A Focus on Strategic Partnerships Ushers in Exciting Leadership Changes for IFM

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) announced the appointment of Andie Crosby as director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovations and the promotion of Katy Scheck to director of the Partner Experience and Engagement Team (PEET). In their new roles, Crosby and Scheck will spearhead initiatives designed to continue the organization’s overall mission—the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine. READ MORE

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Learn How to Reverse Cognitive Decline and Help "Giving Voice"

IFM is pleased to announce the launch of a campaign to support Giving Voice, a nonprofit organization that inspires and equips organizations to help people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners live better lives through signing together. Read More

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CME Opportunities That Adjust to Your Schedule: Get Trained in Functional Medicine

IFM has developed a variety of online learning courses for practitioners that are renowned for their ease of use, interactive properties, practicality, and accessibility. With our new online learning opportunities, you can access more IFM courses from the comfort of your home, your favorite coffee shop, or any place in the world. Read More

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IFM Names Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 Linus Pauling Award Recipient

IFM is proud to announce Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 recipient of the Linus Pauling Award. Dr. Wahls received this award for her work as a physician, researcher, teacher, and patient advocate. Read More

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The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy's Role in IFM's Mission

The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) has trained over 1,000 health coaches and developed several other exciting ways to help Functional Medicine practitioners integrate health coaching into their practices. Read More

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New AFMCP Offering Follows Years of Research and Practitioner Feedback

Would you like to learn how to design effective, personalized treatment plans for your patients, with a particular focus on advanced history-taking, nutritional best practices, and sustainable lifestyle change? AFMCP Online does all this and more. This on-demand, interactive course is filled with high-quality, research-based education from top Functional Medicine clinicians. Read More

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IFM Announces the Launch of AFMCP Online

Would you like to learn how to design effective, personalized treatment plans for your patients, with a particular focus on advanced history-taking, nutritional best practices, and sustainable lifestyle change? AFMCP Online does all this and more. This on-demand, interactive course is filled with high-quality, research-based education from top Functional Medicine clinicians. Read More

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New Book Helps Patients Change Their Lifestyle One Step at a Time

“A lot of books are disease focused,” says Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. “I wanted to change the message: no matter what disease you’ve got, change in these four areas will help.” Read More