Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules® (APM) Immune


This module will focus on chronic inflammation, systemic influences on the immune system, and the consequent dysfunction that may ensue. The Immune APM will supply clinicians with an in-depth understanding of underlying immune mechanisms and offer effective interventions to use even in the absence of a conventional diagnosis.

+ What you will learn at the Immune conference

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Immune Conference 2024

Livestreamed in Pacific Time (PT)
March 01 - 03, 2024

  • Up to 18.75 CME Credits Available
  • Live Q&A with presenters 

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2024 Immune Conference, Europe

8-10 November, 2024    

  • Livestreamed Conference  Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Up to 21 CPD Available
  • Module content comprises recorded presentations that will be
    rebroadcast as a livestream

Register Now: March 01 - 03, 2024

Register Now: 8-10 November, 2024 (GMT)

Understanding Immune Dysfunction

The Many Faces of Immune Dysregulation and Chronic Inflammation: Chronic Infections, Atopy, and Autoimmune Disorders

The innate immune system is the gatekeeper for coordinating the body’s entire immune response, and over the last decade, a growing body of knowledge on the clinical impacts of unbalanced innate immunity has begun to make an impact in the treatment of immune-related disorders. Functional medicine teaches that immune imbalance, while often resulting from a genetic disposition and environmental factors, will generally arise in the context of one or more of the following: the habitual consumption of a proinflammatory diet; food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances; microbial infections; hormonal imbalances; nutritional insufficiencies; and xenobiotic exposure. How can dietary and lifestyle modifications help return the immune system to a state of balance? Learn more below.

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Immune Related Articles

Autoimmune Disease: Treatments & Outcomes

Beyond medications and biologic drugs, what other treatment options are available for patients living with autoimmune disease that may improve periods of remission and enhance quality of life? 

Mitochondrial Impairment in Long COVID-19

Researchers have found possible link between long COVID, mitochondrial dysfunction, fatigue, and cognitive impairment. How can clinicians support the mitochondrial health of patients with COVID-19? 

Anti-Inflammatory & Mast Cell–Stabilizing Foods

Personalized nutrition strategies, including anti-inflammatory foods, can help support immunity and may help patients with histamine intolerance and mast cell activation. 

The Role of Genetics in the Autoimmune Cascade

The functional medicine approach evaluates how genetic, environmental, and intestinal factors shape the immune system and contribute to the development and progression of autoimmune diseases. 

Treating Age-Induced Immune Dysfunction

As patients age, alterations in the immune system may increase susceptibility to autoimmune diseases, cancer, and chronic tissue inflammation. What lifestyle changes may affect immune modulation?

Benefits of Meditation

Mind-body interventions may improve immune regulation and inflammatory response.


Learn About IFM's Immune Experts


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