FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE Foundational COURSE
Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)
Learn New Tools for Treating Common ConditionsApplying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), taken either in person or online, integrates the latest medical research with a model of care that accounts for each patient’s individual history, unique genetic makeup, and environmental and lifestyle factors. Many chronic diseases occur when fundamental lifestyle factors like diet, movement, rest, and/or sleep are lacking or mismatch with a patient’s genetic makeup. AFMCP shows clinicians how to design effective, personalized treatments for every patient.
A mutually empowering patient-practitioner relationship is a key element of the Functional Medicine model.
Insights and Research Discussed at AFMCP
AFMCP: Online or In Person
September 16-20, 2019 in Seattle, WA | Online: September 30 - December 29, 2019 | Up to 34.5 CME Credits
At AFMCP, expert educators provide case-based, interactive presentations using real-world situations to model the use of a suite of new clinical tools. These tools help clinicians make more personalized assessments, design appropriate treatments to address each patient’s unique combination of history, genetics, and lifestyle, and guide patients through the sometimes difficult process of making sustainable lifestyle changes that lead to better outcomes. Integrating the simple strategies of modifiable lifestyle factors in a healthcare plan can help patients feel more empowered to take charge of their own health, thereby increasing overall health and well-being.
- Established and emerging diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention strategies
- How to design nutritional and lifestyle interventions to improve patient compliance and outcomes
- How to integrate appropriate assessment tools to diagnose, treat, and assess patient outcomes from a Functional Medicine approach
- How to utilize innovative and practical assessment tools
- Methods to establish a mutually empowering partnership between clinician and patient
- The scientific basis for Functional Medicine principles and fundamental clinical imbalances
- How to apply key elements of the Functional Medicine Model in clinical practice
ACCME Accreditation Statement: The Institute for Functional Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this other activity (a semi-synchronous online cohort) for a maximum of 34.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- What is the tuition of the course and what does it include?
The course is $2,850 for physicians (MD, DO, DC, and ND) and $2,330 for non-physicians. A 10% discount applies for IFM members. A payment plan option is available for both courses. Tuition includes temporary access to IFM’s Toolkit (with more than 370 downloadable resources), course materials (presentation slides and audio and video recordings of presentations upon completion), and an opportunity to be added to IFM’s Find A Practitioner database (with IFM membership), among other benefits.
- Do I have to attend this conference before the other courses?
No. You can attend AFMCP whenever you want; however, taking AFMCP as your first course will help you understand IFM’s proprietary tools, such as the Functional Medicine Matrix, and will provide context for the skills, processes, and science behind incorporating Functional Medicine principles into practice. The course is offered multiple times each year in order to meet the needs of clinicians wishing to begin their IFM education with AFMCP. However, AFMCP is not a prerequisite for taking any IFM course if you are comfortable with the material to be presented.
- Do I have to submit my application for the certification program before I attend?
No. You can take AFMCP at any time, before or after you pay the certification fee. AFMCP will still count toward your certification if you pay the fee after you attend. Click here to learn more about the IFM certification process.
- Is the course available online?
Yes! With our online offering, you can now access the course at any time, from anywhere. AFMCP Online contains 35 hours of interactive video and case-based activities. The course is divided into digestible segments, allowing participants to work through the content at their own pace within a 90-day timeframe.
Learn About Our AFMCP Educators
See more in the Schedule and Educators section here.
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