IFM GI/Detox Modules: Chicago, IL

October 28 - 30, 2016
Chicago, IL
Hyatt Regency

Institute for Functional Medicine GI/Detox Advanced Practice Modules.

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. IFM's GI Advanced Practice Module takes a whole systems approach to evaluating and treating not only local gastrointestinal disease, but many systemic diseases that are linked to GI dysfunction. This course will supply you with the foundational background, insight, and in-depth clinical thinking to confidently work up and treat patients who may present with conditions, signs, and symptoms indicative of gastrointestinal dysfunction. We will discuss in detail the important laboratory evaluations to be considered, the appropriate clinical connections that must be made, and the treatment approaches that should be used.

Your tuition will include the following:

More than 20 live lectures (Click here to view the full schedule of topics)
Course Materials: PDF presentation slides, MP3 audio recordings, and MP4 video recordings of presentations (Recordings are available to download 4-6 weeks after the course concludes from your online account)
Pre- and post-course webinars
GI-specific chapters from the IFM Textbook of Functional Medicine in PDF format to review prior to the onsite portion of the course
Healthful snacks and morning movement activities
Question and Answer sessions with presenters
Networking opportunities
Opportunities to ask additional questions on a post-conference online forum moderated by IFM faculty

Receive CME Credits. Click here to learn more.

Detox: Understanding Biotransformation and Recognizing Toxicity: Evaluation and Treatment in the Functional Medicine Model.
Live streaming is available for this event.
It is therefore critical for clinicians to learn how to assess both exposures and total toxic load to appropriately assess and address each individual's toxicological situation. The faculty team will review the foundational biochemistry and genetics of biotransformation pathways, connect organ system dysfunctions to potential toxic exposures, and detail the available laboratory evaluations useful in working up a toxin-exposed patient. Once these important clinical connections are made, the team will detail specific treatment approaches. This program also uses a case-based, integrated approach to deliver effectively the tools necessary for clinicians to diagnose and treat the toxic component of their patients' total health pictures.

There is persuasive evidence that even low-level toxic exposures contribute to the development of a variety of chronic health conditions, including fatigue, endocrine disruption, and chronic degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's. Given the ubiquitous nature of chemicals in the environment, it is likely that the single exposure model of toxicology is more the exception than the rule. It is therefore critical for clinicians to learn how to assess both exposures and total toxic load to appropriately assess and address each individual's toxicological situation.

Program Highlights

The faculty team will review the foundational biochemistry and genetics of biotransformation pathways, connect organ system dysfunctions to potential toxic exposures, and detail the available laboratory evaluations useful in working up a toxin-exposed patient. Once these important clinical connections are made, the team will detail specific treatment approaches. This program also uses a case-based, integrated approach to deliver effectively the tools
necessary for clinicians to diagnose and treat the toxic component of their patients' total health pictures.
Receive CME Credits. Click here to learn more.

Your tuition includes the following:

More than 20 live lectures (Click here to view a full schedule of topics) Course Materials: PDF presentation slides, MP3 audio recordings, and MP4 video recordings of presentations (Recordings are available to download 4-6 weeks after the course concludes from your online account) Pre- and post-course webinars Detox-specific chapters from the IFM Textbook of Functional Medicine in PDF format to review prior to the onsite portion of the course Healthful snacks and morning movement activities Question and Answer sessions with presenters Networking opportunities Opportunities to ask additional questions on a post-conference online forum moderated by IFM faculty.

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