HAPM23 - Hormone Advanced Practice Module 2023
Re-establishing Hormonal Balance in the Hypothalamic, Pituitary, Adrenal, Thyroid and Gonadal Axis
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. For some clinicians, HRT in women and men is still considered the fountain of youth; for others, it has become a dangerous area fraught with considerable risk that is avoided completely. Controversies and disagreements abound regarding how to diagnose and measure hormonal dysfunction; how to address safety concerns in prescribing HRT: the form, application and dosage to use; and when and how to insert lifestyle, diet, nutraceutical and botanical treatments.
The functional medicine approach is uniquely capable of responding to the controversy surrounding HRT by looking upstream to the wide variety of ways that the hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, and gonadal (HPATG) axis modulates health. By applying dietary modifications, nutraceutical supplementation, and other lifestyle changes as a frontline treatment, the need for HRT can often be minimized or avoided.
IFM's Hormone Advanced Practice Module
This Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Module will clarify exactly how to approach hormonal dysregulation, with discussions on the most important evaluations to make and integrative treatment approaches to apply. We will help you analyze the controversies and provide you with tools that you can use immediately in your practice.
Our expert faculty team will supply you with the foundational background, insight, and in-depth clinical thinking to confidently assess and treat patients who present with hormonal dysfunction. This program will provide a unique, experiential, case-based, clinical practical experience from which you will acquire the tools you need to apply a comprehensive functional medicine approach to hormone dysfunction in your patients.
- CE credits
- A step toward becoming an IFM Certified Practitioners
- Course materials: PDFs of all presentations as well as MP3 audio and MP4 video files
- Pre and post course interactive videos and webinars
- More than 18 hours of lectures, Q&A sessions and discussions
- 30-day access to IFM's Toolkit, with more than 430 downloadable clinical resources that can be accessed and used in practice immediately after the course (intake forms, patient handouts, and assessment questionnaires)
- Morning movement activities
- Virtual networking opportunities
- Opportunities to ask additional questions on a post-conference private Facebook group moderated by IFM faculty
- Dietary Supplement Quality Education materials: Supplement Training Guide; includes clinician tools "Brand Quality Checklist" and "Dietary Supplement Ingredients Quality Checklist"