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Free Upcoming Grand Rounds Presentation on IBD with Joshua Korzenik, MD

In a free Grand Rounds lecture in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, leading IBD researcher Joshua R. Korzenik, MD, Director of Crohn's and Colitis Center, will summarize the history of investigations for chronic disease and where paradigms have been helpful or misleading. Read More


AAFP Announces Decision on Functional Medicine CME

Activities and sessions eligible for credit are limited to those that provide clinicians with an overview or scope of Functional Medicine and the techniques that Functional Medicine practitioners use so family physicians can educate interested patients about the topic. Read More


IFM’s Nominations For Your Consideration: The First Evolution of Medicine Awards

At the end of May, IFM will convene the largest international gathering of the Functional Medicine practitioner community at our Annual International Conference. The Evolution of Medicine is hosting a gathering the evening before our Annual Conference to celebrate the “best of” in our community... Read More


New On-Demand Course on Reversing Cognitive Decline

In collaboration with MPI Cognition and Dale Bredesen, MD, IFM is developing an on-demand course on Reversing Cognitive Decline. The course provides the unique opportunity to learn online from Dr. Dale Bredesen and other expert clinicians about how to subtype patients in order to treat their unique underlying causes. Learn to reduce the risk of, slow the progression of, or even reverse cognitive decline in your patients. Read More


Grand Rounds: Free for the First Time

The free Grand Rounds streaming video series, in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, will contain lectures on a wide range of clinical topics as well as the latest research by renowned clinicians, including Alessio Fasano, MD, Dale Bredesen, MD, Robert Hedaya, MD, DLFAPA, and more. Read More


The Institute for Functional Medicine Confirms Amy R. Mack as Chief Executive Officer

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has named Amy R. Mack as IFM’s next Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2018. She succeeds Laurie Hofmann, MPH, who has been serving IFM in various Board and executive leadership roles since 2001. READ MORE


Facebook Live from AFMCP Peru

The Institute for Functional Medicine is partnering with USIL | Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola for our very first Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) conference in Peru November 27-December 1, 2017!

Watch our recording of Facebook Live with IFM Educators and Peru's pioneer of Functional Medicine, Dr. Federico Martinez. Watch the Recording Now


Facebook Live With Laurie Hofmann, MPH, CEO & IFM Leaders

Learn more about our 2018 Annual International Conference (AIC) by visiting ifm.org/aic. Register before February 23rd to receive our early bird rate of $950. AIC 2018 | "Solving the Puzzle of Autoimmunity: The Interplay of Gut, Genes, and Environment" May 31 - June 2, 2018 | Hollywood, FL Read More


Practice Implementation Training Program to Launch in January 2018, in Partnership Between IFM and the Kalish Institute

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has partnered with the Kalish Institute to deliver the in-depth, online practice implementation course, “My Practice Plan.” Read More


IFM Appoints Laurie Hofmann, MPH, as Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is excited to announce that Laurie Hofmann, MPH, IFM’s current chief executive officer, has accepted the additional role of chairman of the IFM Board of Directors. Read More


Facebook Live with Dale Bredesen, MD

Watch the rebroadcast of IFM's Facebook Live conversation with internationally renowned expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Dale Bredesen, where he answered participant questions and discussed his new book, The End of Alzheimer's. Watch the rebroadcast


The Institute for Functional Medicine Names Amy R. Mack as Chief Operations Officer

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) welcomes Amy R. Mack as its new chief operations officer (COO). In this role, Mack will work closely with Chief Executive Officer Laurie Hofmann, MPH, on the organization's overall strategy and execution. Read More