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Mitochondrial Dynamics: Insights & Education
Mitochondria: The Powerhouse of the Cell
As the driver of all physiological activity, mitochondria and the energy they produce play an integral role in health and disease. These organelles are at the center of energetic balance; what do they require for enduring, optimal function? How does their dysfunction lead to diseases that severely impact a patient’s quality of life and their ability to live fully?
Learning how to recognize and help recover compromised mitochondrial function is key to addressing the varied underlying causes of fatigue, depression, headache, and neurodegenerative disorders. Explore more below about how Functional Medicine addresses common issues related to mitochondrial dysfunction, as well as effective therapeutic interventions and the profound potential of the healing partnership.
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IFM's Energy Advanced Practice Module
July 21-23, 2019 in Denver, CO | Live Stream Available | Up to 16.25 CME Credits
This module will investigate the science of mitochondrial function and dysfunction, the impact of oxidative stress, as well as nutritional and lifestyle influences on both health and disease.
- Define and understand the importance of energy regulation and mitochondrial function from a clinical perspective.
- Employ advanced approaches to history, physical examination, and laboratory assessments to improve the recognition of clinical syndromes related to mitochondrial function and energy regulation.
- Individualize functional treatment protocols to address mitochondrial dysfunction and increased demand for cellular energy.
- Identify common antecedents, triggers, and mediators underlying mitochondrial dysfunction and increased energy demand in clinical syndromes and map energy regulation issues to the Functional Medicine clinical matrix.
- Develop and apply a personalized approach to preparing for clinical encounters.
- Improve clinical outcomes through the intentional development of true therapeutic partnerships with patients.
- Recognize when to use or refer patients for physical medicine treatments and various electrical and mind-body modalities to address pain, improve energy regulation, support structural integrity, and tissue healing.
- Design and implement interventions to mitigate the effects of oxidative stress, inflammation, and structural changes on mitochondrial function.
- Apply functional “Clinical Considerations” to more effectively evaluate and personalize treatments for fatigue, chronic pain, depression, headaches, and neurodegenerative disorders.
IFM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MD/DO: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Osteopathic Association recognizes IFM’s CME Programs for CME credits in Preventive Medicine within the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine.
ABIM MOC Points Available: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
DC: Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) provides continuing education credit for chiropractic physicians. An application was submitted to NWHSU who applies to all states, except AZ, KY, OK, NY, TN, and TX. Applications were submitted for 16.25 CE hours. For a complete list of states and approval hours, please contact IFM.
ND: Generally, programs that are accredited through the ACCME for CME credits are approved by naturopathic state licensing boards. Contact your state naturopathic board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.
PA: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts all continuing education credits from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Contact your state physician assistant board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.
NURSING PROFESSIONAL: For the purpose of re-certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), hours approved through ACCME can be used. Contact your state nursing board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.
LAc: IFM is a continuing education provider (provider #0232) of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). An application will be submitted to the CAB for 16.25 Category 1 hours. Per the Recertification Handbook of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), if a course is approved by a state acupuncture regulatory board, then it is eligible to submit with the re-certification application. Contact your state acupuncture board to inquire if continuing education credits approved by the CAB are accepted. Note: California acupuncturists must attend this course in full to receive CPEUs. Partial credit will not be provided.
Other: Please contact your healthcare licensing board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are recognized and can be used toward fulfilling your continuing education requirements.
CME credits are subject to change.
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