AFMCP 2017 Brochure

Addressing the Epidemic of Chronic Disease

Alarming projections suggest that future generations may have shorter, less healthy lives if current trends continue unchecked.1 An epidemic of chronic disease—largely preventable and reversible—is compromising the health of populations around the world. Isn’t it time to meet this challenge head on?

Functional Medicine Meets the Clinical Challenge

Functional Medicine (FM) is a systems biology-based approach that builds on your medical training to help identify and treat the underlying causes of chronic disease. By incorporating the latest research in genomics, systems biology, and the impact of environmental and lifestyle factors, FM adds to the standard of care by expanding the tools available to clinicians to improve outcomes for all chronic disease patients.

Kickstart Your Functional Medicine Training

Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) contextualizes clinical insights with cutting-edge research to help clinicians assess and treat patients with chronic illness.
Clinicians will learn:
  • Established and emerging  diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention strategies
  • How to utilize innovative and practical assessment tools
  • Methods to strengthen clinician-patient relationships and partnership

Topics Include:
  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction and its links to chronic disease
  • Food sensitivities, allergies, and intolerances
  • Inflammation, immune imbalances, and autoimmunity
  • Toxins, toxicity, and impaired biotransformation
  • Insulin resistance and cardiometabolic syndrome
  • Hormonal imbalance including adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones
  • Oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and fatigue

Growing Demand for Functional Medicine Practitioners

There is escalating patient demand for Functional Medicine; last year, on IFM’s website, there were over one million searches for Functional Medicine practitioners. AFMCP provides the training to start incorporating Functional Medicine into your clinical practice. It also serves as the foundational step toward becoming an IFM Certified Practitioner.

AFMCP Recommended By Your Colleagues

This five-day course uses small-group, interactive, case based learning led by a team of experienced Functional Medicine practitioners.

Tuition and Takeaways

Your AFMCP Tuition Includes:

  • Up to 35 hours of CME*
  • Comprehensive course materials package including:
    • MP4 video and MP3 audio recordings of the full conference (Available 4-6 weeks after the course concludes from your online account)
    • Presentation slides in PDF format
    • Functional Medicine Clinical Practice Toolkit including more than 200 intake forms, assessment questionnaires, patient handouts, dietary plans and other case-based resources
  • Small group, interactive, case-based learning led by IFM Faculty and IFM Certified Practitioners
  • Listing on IFM's web-based practitioner referral network (for current IFM members who have completed AFMCP), which garners up to 75,000 searches per month
  • Post-onsite virtual round table discussions
  • Year-long support series for course graduates
  • Faculty-hosted online forum discussions
  • Onsite events
    • Delicious and nutritious snacks, some sponsored lunches, and an evening reception
    • Movement and mindfulness activities

AFMCP Upcoming Programs

AFMCP 2017 Huntington Beach

March 13-17, 2017
Huntington Beach, CA

AFMCP 2017 Washington, DC

June 12-16, 2017
Washington, DC

AFMCP 2017 Dallas, TX

September 11-15, 2017
Dallas, TX

AFMCP 2017 Chicago, IL

November 12-16, 2017
Chicago, IL

Other AFMCP Locations

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1 Olshansky SJ, Passaro DJ, Hershow RC, Layden J, et al. A potential decline in life expectancy in the United States in the 21st century. NEJM. 2005;352(11):1138-45.

*CME subject to change.