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 in Chicago, IL, March 4-8, 2019? Here is a look into AFMCP by the numbers.
Payment Plan Available at AFMCP MARCH 2019
IFM is committed to making Functional Medicine affordable and accessible to all clinicians. That is why IFM is offering a choice of a payment plan at the AFMCP March 2019 Chicago 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. Attendees may also earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC)** points for the American Board of Internal Medicine.
22 Sessions by 14 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.
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.
NEARLY 400 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 close to 400 resources (and growing!) to assist clinicians with intake, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and patient compliance.
At AFMCP, 18 exhibitors will be showcasing their products and services.
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. In addition, Doctor’s Data, Inc., and Pure Encapsulations will be hosting two separate sponsored lunches during the week.
15 Healthy Restaurants Within Walking Distance
We encourage AFMCP attendees to get out and explore Chicago, including the many healthy options for food and beverages.
Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
In March 2019, AFMCP convenes at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificient Mile, a trendy destination on Michigan Avenue. Visit celebrated shops, high-end boutiques and famous attractions, including Navy Pier, Soldier Field, United Center, Millennium Park and Wrigley Field. A scenic haven in a dynamic downtown setting, the Chicago Marriott Downtown is the perfect place to center your experience on the Magnificent Mile.
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.
*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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