GI2023 - GI Advanced Practice Module 2023
Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium: Practical Applications for Understanding, Assessing and Treating Gut Dysfunction.
Modern science has validated what ancient healing traditions have known for centuries: the GI tract has a central role in chronic, systemic disease. From intestinal pathogens and allergens, to intestinal permeability and imbalances in colonic microbiota, gut dysfunction compromises a patient's health and diminishes vitality. It is often the first place to start in improving overall health.
In the United States, 60-70 million people suffer some form of gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. The relationship between gastrointestinal dysfunction and chronic diseased is multifaceted, compelling and complex. It is clear that when normal integrity of the GI tract is compromised, this can result in distant systemic complaints even in the absence of GI symptoms.
IFM's GI Advanced Practice Module
This Advanced Practice Module takes a whole system approach to evaluating and treating not only local gastrointestinal diseased, but many systemic diseased that are linked to GI dysfunction.
This course will supply you with the foundational background, insight, and in-depth clinical thinking to confidently work up and treat patients who may present with conditions, signs and symptoms indicative of gastrointestinal dysfunction. We will discuss in detail the important laboratory evaluations to be considered, the appropriate clinical connections that must be made, and the treatment approaches that should be used.
- CME Credit (CE Hours) if option is selected for purchase
- A step toward becoming an IFM certified practitioner
- Course materials: PDFs of all presentations as well as MP3 audio and MP4 video downloads
- Pre and Post course interactive videos and webinars
- More than 18 hours of lectures, Q&A sessions and discussion (see the schedule and educators section for full schedule of topics)
- 30-day access to IFM's Toolkit with more than 430 downloadable clinician resources that can be accessed and used in practice immediately after the course (intake forms, patient handouts, and assessment questionnaires)
- 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 clinical tools "Brand Quality Checklist" and "Dietary Supplement Ingredients Quality Checklist"
Clinical competencies to be mastered through this module
- Identify the most important and reliable laboratory evaluations associated with gastrointestinal dysfunction.
- Evaluate the relationship between systemic disease and gastrointestinal dysfunction.
- Recognize and treat the most important antecedents and triggers of gastrointestinal dysfunction.
- Develop and organize individual treatment protocols using lifestyle, diet, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and botanicals.
- Understand and be able to implement an elimination diet.
- Reframe the patient's story in the context of the functional medicine matrix model and a patient-centered assessment, incorporating the concepts of antecedents, triggers, and mediators.
Registration, Participation and Cancellation Policies
Program materials and CME certificates are delivered to you through your personal IFM online account. For this reason, you may not register multiple people or someone other than yourself. No registration will be taken after 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Sept. 28, 2023.
Livestream participation from Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2023 is required for this IFM program. You must participate in the broadcast by logging in to your unique IFM account to receive CME/CE credit and to fulfill IFM certification program requirements. Livestream log-in information is unique and cannot be shared. Those who do not log in through their own IFM account during a live broadcast will be removed from the program and will not receive program materials, recordings, CME credit, or credit toward the IFM certification program.
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than Sept 28, 2023 to be eligible for a refund. Tuition is non-transferable. Failure to log in to the livestream broadcast with no prior written cancellation will result in a complete forfeiture of tuition and the course will not count toward certification (nonrefundable, nontransferable, no exceptions). Program materials are available only to participants. Just as is the case with in-person courses, participation is limited to the paid registrant. Log-in information is unique and cannot be shared.
To register or for more information visit www.ifm.org.