Hormone Advanced Practice Module® (APM)


Live Stream Icon  Hormone 2024 Conference

Livestream  in Pacific Time (PT)
July 12 -14, 2024

  • Up to 20.75 CME Credits Available
  • Module content comprises recorded presentations that will be rebroadcast as a livestream presentation. Introductions, transitions, and Q&A sessions will be live. 


This module will clarify how to approach hormonal dysregulation, with emphasis on comprehensive hormonal assessment and an integrative approach to treatment of hormonally-driven conditions.

+ What you will learn at the Hormone conference
  • Apply interventions that can improve both hormone and autonomic balance. 
  • Minimize the need for hormone replacement therapy by applying treatments that improve hormone function, including dietary, lifestyle, and mind-body interventions. 
  • Identify and address the underlying causes of imbalances in all endocrine organs. 
  • Choose and use reliable biomarkers to assess hormone function. 
  • Systematically evaluate hormone dysfunction with greater precision and personalization. 
  • Prescribe bioidentical hormone therapy that is personalized and minimizes risks.  
  • Apply a personalized, precision approach to breast cancer prevention. 
  • Identify adrenal dysfunction and apply personalized, precision therapeutic strategies. 
  • Use an expanded panel of biomarkers to identify thyroid dysfunction even when TSH is normal. 
  • Identify and address subtle indicators of testosterone deficiency and female hormone imbalances. 
+ 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 exhibiting@ifm.org.

Web of Hormones: Insights & Education

Re-establishing Hormonal Balance

The hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, and gonadal axis modulates health in a wide variety of ways. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an extremely common intervention, but it has its own health risks and may not address underlying causes of hormonal imbalance. The functional medicine approach often starts with personalized lifestyle interventions, sometimes augmented with botanicals or supplements. Explore more below about how functional medicine addresses common issues related to hormone dysfunction.


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