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AFMCP by the Numbers

Ever wondered what it is really like to attend Functional Medicine’s premier, case-based course, Applying Functional Medicine in Practice (AFMCP)? Take a look into AFMCP by the numbers. Click here to register for AFMCP.


Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), IFM’s premier, five-day course, uses case-based learning to show clinicians how to design effective, personalized treatments for each patient. Functional Medicine combines the latest medical research with a model of care that integrates each patient’s individual history, genetics, and lifestyle factors, allowing for individualized treatments that lead to better patient outcomes. Why attend AFMCP? Here is a look into AFMCP by the numbers.

$500 Discount & Payment Plan Available at AFMCP March 2018
IFM is committed to making Functional Medicine affordable and accessible to all clinicians. That is why for the first time ever at any program, IFM is offering a steep $500 discount and choice of a payment plan at the AFMCP March 2018 San Diego course.

34.5 CME Credits Available, Applicable to Many Different Boards*
Practitioners holding various licensures and board certifications have the opportunity to claim continuing medical education (CME) credits for attending AFMCP. In addition, IFM is excited to announce that attendees may now earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC)** points for the American Board of Internal Medicine.

29 Sessions by 16 Educators
Our dedicated team of highly-trained educators provides an in-depth, evidence-based overview of the six physiological systems—cardiometabolic, immune, hormone, energy, gastrointestinal, and detox—and lays a firm foundation for treating all types of clinical disorders. View information about IFM’s educators here.

More Than 20 Facilitators
IFM-trained clinicians sit side-by-side with you to help you integrate the clinical concepts presented in cases, giving you hands-on experience with the tools of Functional Medicine.

370 IFM Toolkit Resources
When you attend AFMCP, you get access to the IFM Toolkit for 45 days. One of our most popular offerings, the toolkit contains more than 370 resources (and growing!) to assist clinicians with intake, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and patient compliance.

68 Countries Represented
IFM has been steadily expanding our reach by training clinicians throughout the world, in locations such as South Africa, the Philippines, and Peru. This expands access to Functional Medicine and meets the growing demand for Functional Medicine across the globe.

18 Exhibitors
At AFMCP, 18 exhibitors will be showcasing their products and services. This includes:

  • 5 Clinical/Diagnostic Laboratories
  • 8 Nutraceuticals/Supplements Companies
  • 3 Practice Management Software Companies
  • 1 Compounding Pharmacy
  • 1 Careers/Job Opportunities Organization

4 Optional, Non-CME Sessions
Because we believe in fostering new practice opportunities for clinicians, IFM will offer the following optional, non-CME sessions at AFMCP:

  • IFM’s Certification Program: The Path and Benefits
  • Breakfast and Q&A with Facilitators
  • Business and Clinical Strategies for Successful Practice Implementation
  • Introduction to the IFM Communities, IFM Toolkit, and Natural Medicine Database

More than 1 Million Searches a Year for Functional Medicine-Trained Practitioners on IFM’s Website
One of our website’s most popular features, Find A Functional Medicine Practitioner is the largest database for patients searching for Functional Medicine clinicians. To get listed in Find A Practitioner, clinicians must have attended AFMCP and hold an active IFM membership.

10 Snack Breaks + 2 Sponsored Lunches
At IFM, we put Functional Medicine into practice by serving healthy snacks found in our Elimination Diet Food Plan, which include gluten- and dairy-free options. In addition, Doctor’s Data, Inc., and Pure Encapsulations will be hosting two separate sponsored lunches during the week.

13 Healthy Restaurants Within Walking Distance
We encourage AFMCP attendees to get out and explore San Diego. Prior to the event, IFM will provide a list of restaurants that meet the standards put forth in our food plans found in the IFM Toolkit.

On the San Diego Bay
This March, AFMCP convenes at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, just two blocks from Embarcadero Marina Park North. Bordering the San Diego Bay, this park boasts walking/biking paths, public art, and a gazebo. The park is also adjacent to Seaport Village, a large shopping and dining complex.

5-Day Experience
Lastly, the best part may be that attendees get all of these features in just five days. In this short period of time, you will come away with tools and strategies to take back to your practice and implement on Monday morning.

Register for AFMCP

*IFM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 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.

**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.

 

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