Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules® (APM) Cardiometabolic

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Live Stream Icon2025 Cardiometabolic  Conference 
January 24 - 26, 2025

  • Module content comprises recorded presentations that will be rebroadcast as a livestream presentation. Introductions, transitions, and Q&A sessions will be live. 
  • CME / CE available 
Register Now: January 24 - 26, 2025

This conference will help clinicians understand the physiology underlying cardiometabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, new approaches to effective assessments and treatments, and how to integrate these lifesaving tools into practice.

+ What you will learn at the Cardiometabolic conference
  • Utilize the Functional Medicine Matrix model to develop an effective systems biology organization when taking a cardiovascular medical history.
  • Evaluate the evidence demonstrating the primary mechanisms underlying the relationship between endothelial dysfunction and the progressive development of atherosclerosis.
  • Identify the relationships between chronic stress and the development of dyslipidemias, hypertension, weight gain, and metabolic syndrome.
  • Evaluate and utilize new assessment approaches for identifying chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, autoimmunity, toxicity, and hormonal dysregulation in patients with cardiometabolic dysfunction.
  • Analyze the most practical and useful laboratory assessments and biomarkers necessary to evaluate cardiovascular risks and recognize functional patterns associated with metabolic disease.
  • Evaluate and utilize specific nutrients, phytonutrients, botanicals, pharmaceuticals, dietary plans, stress reduction techniques, and lifestyle interventions to improve the prevention and management of patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
+ Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities

View the 2024 Core Program Exhibitor Prospectus for details on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities. For any questions or to discuss further, please contact the IFM Exhibiting Manager at

Chronic Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disorders: Insights and Education

Transforming the Assessment, Prevention, and Management of Chronic Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disorders

Over the last 10 years, researchers have discovered that controlling heart disease is not merely a matter of driving serum cholesterol down; 50% of people who have a heart attack have normal cholesterol levels1. Why is this problematic? It means that for at least one out of every two patients having a heart attack, a clinician may not have addressed the risk factors that caused their heart attack. Research is shedding light on safer and more effective strategies of identifying important risk factors for preventing or reversing cardiometabolic disease, including advanced lipid assays and markers of oxidative stress, inflammation, hormone levels, and comprehensive body composition analysis.

In this video, IFM educator Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, explains that insulin is a driving force that creates a cardiometabolic state that includes inflammation and adiposity.

The Elephant in the Room for Cardiac Health
+ References
The Institute for functional medicine cardiometabolic statistics infographic

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Attendee Testimonials

The content about lipid management was top priority for me, and I feel like this was covered very well during the conference. This conference was more than just head knowledge, which also set it apart. There was a unique heart engagement that was motivating and inspirational.

Cardiometabolic APM Attendee


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