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2021 Conference Calendar

 

Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules (APM) GI 2021
October 22-24, 2021—Live Stream

Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium: Practical Applications for Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Gut Dysfunction. Modern science has validated what ancient healing traditions have known for centuries: the GI tract has a central role in chronic, systemic disease. From intestinal pathogens and allergens, to intestinal permeability and imbalances in colonic microbiota, gut dysfunction compromises a patient’s health and diminishes vitality. It is often the first place to start in improving overall health. For more information, please visit https://www.ifm.org/learning-center/

2021 AIHM Annual Conference People, Planet, Purpose
October 29–31, 2021—Virtual ConferenceLive Stream

Welcome to the 2021 AIHM Annual Conference. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are once again VIRTUAL ONLY this year. Our theme, Transforming Consciousness & Creating Global Unity in Integrative Health & Medicine, addresses some of the biggest health challenges we face globally – from climate health to COVID to equity in healthcare. In addition to our cutting-edge clinical talks, leaders are gathering to dialogue about how to move forward traditional, complementary, and integrative health & medicine globally. Join us as we bring together thought leaders to engage in powerful conversation through a highly interactive learning experience. Are you ready to be part of this global experience? Visit https://aihm.org/conference/ to learn more.

Lifestyle Medicine 2021
November 7-10, 2021—Dallas, Texas
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) intends to host its annual conference IN PERSON this year! ACLM’s annual Lifestyle Medicine conference is the nation’s premier medical education event that is exclusively focused on lifestyle medicine. It is a rapidly-growing, inspirational experience for learning and networking—which you won't want to miss! Lifestyle Medicine 2021 will feature prominent keynote speakers and an impressive lineup of credentialed presenters that are recognized as the foremost experts in the field. For more information, please visit https://www.lifestylemedicine.org/

Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules (APM) Environmental Health 2021
November 19-21, 2021—Live Stream
Addressing the Toxic Effects of the Exposome by Enhancing Biotransformation and Elimination. In the 21st century, two things have become increasingly apparent: first, we are exposed to a more complex array of toxic compounds in our air, water, and food than ever before. Second, it has been recognized that an individual’s ability to detoxify or biotransform and excrete toxic substances is of critical importance to overall health. While the concept that toxins accumulate in the body and are the cause of various health problems has long been a fundamental tenet of traditional healthcare systems around the world, we have learned a great deal in recent years about how toxins affect us, where they originate, and how to improve our ability to detoxify in a toxic world. Understanding toxicity and taking practical steps to improve biotransformation are essential and critical pieces in any integrative approach to your patients’ health and well-being. For more information, please visit https://www.ifm.org/learning-center/

29th Annual World Congress
December 9-12, 2021—Venetian-Palazzo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
With the numerous challenges and changes that have occurred within the last two years, the healthcare field is entering a new chapter with new opportunities to build a more resilient medical system that centers on science-based, whole-person care. Themed "The Next Chapter: Unmasking the Hidden Epidemic," this year's 29th Annual A4M World Congress will address many of the neglected crises within our medical system that have left patients, healthcare professionals, and our shared communities overall vulnerable. From the growing brain health crisis that permeates all aspects of health, underserved patient populations, environmental health, and more—this year's event will deliver forward-thinking insights to help clinicians confidently lead this new chapter in healthcare with the most valuable strategies, therapeutics, and resources available. For more information, please visit https://www.a4m.com/29th-annual-world-congress.html

Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules (APM) Cardiometabolic 2022
January 21-23, 2022—Live Stream
Transforming the Assessment, Prevention, and Management of Chronic Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disorders. During the past decade, convincing evidence has accumulated that conquering heart disease is not simply a matter of driving serum cholesterol down. In fact, one-half of the people who have a heart attack have normal cholesterol and now low cholesterol is being associated with a significant risk of early cognitive decline. New information is available. Clinicians are no longer limited to using antiquated measures of cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugars as the primary markers of increased risk for cardiometabolic disorders: advanced lipid assays, markers of oxidative stress, inflammation, hormones, and body composition are all providing new opportunities for safer and more effective early interventions to prevent and reverse cardiometabolic disease. For more information, please visit https://www.ifm.org/learning-center/

Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules (APM) Immune 2022
February 25-27, 2022—Live Stream
The Many Faces of Immune Dysregulation and Chronic Inflammation: Chronic Infections, Atopy, and Autoimmune Disorders. It is estimated that 25 million to 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases. Functional Medicine teaches that immune imbalance, while often resulting from a genetic disposition, will generally arise in the context of one or more of the following: the habitual consumption of a proinflammatory diet; food allergies and intolerances; microbial infections; hormonal imbalances; nutritional insufficiencies; and xenobiotic exposure. For more information, please visit https://www.ifm.org/learning-center/

2022 IFM Annual International Conference (AIC)
June 2-4, 2022—Hyatt Regency, Dallas, Texas
Join IFM along with your friends and colleagues as we return to an in-person program for AIC 2022: Advancements in Clinical Research and Innovative Practices in Functional Medicine at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX, June 2-4. AIC 2022 will explore the critical advancements in the field of functional medicine from the preceding year along with the relevant clinical applications and new practice implementation tools that can help you optimize your practice. IFM is excited to gather together again all in one place as a functional medicine community. For more information, please visit https://www.ifm.org/learning-center/

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