ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

TARGET AUDIENCE
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians, and other health care practitioners including Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians Assistants, Chiropractors, Dentists and Naturopathic Physicians seeking current treatment modalities within Integrative Medicine. Particular attention will be paid to integrative treatment strategies of patients with chronic illness, including cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, sleep disorders, disorders of the oral cavity, nutritional deficiencies, and hormone imbalances.

Critical Updates in Integrative Functional Medicine
The field of Integrative Functional Medicine is growing rapidly and so are the potential applications of this new knowledge in human health and disease. This is true particularly in the areas of managing cancer, chronic degenerative conditions, infections, autoimmunity and allergy. This conference will examine current advances in immune, nutrition and hormone function and testing, leading to more individualized treatment strategies, and will examine current advances in interdisciplinary approaches towards prevention of these chronic conditions.

Doctors and other health professionals will be instructed in how to incorporate this new information into their own practices and make intelligent decisions on the treatment of cancer, chronic degenerative and immune disorders and optimization of health. Personalized Medicine also includes collaborative technology, allowing patients to gain access to actionable information and technologies, enabling greater participation in their care. The conference will include content to engage and apply collaborative patient communications.

Educational Objectives:
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Advance their understanding of the stress impact of chronic inflammation and infectious diseases on metabolic, hormonal, and neurochemical communications networks
- Gain knowledge of nutritional and detoxification strategies to reduce human and societal toll from inflammatory disorders, cancer and infectious diseases
- Determine genetic and epigenetic risk factors for developing neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia.
- Understand the impact of oral pathology and sleep disorders on immune and hormone systems and its impact on chronic degenerative diseases
- Identify testosterone deficiencies and safely prescribe testosterone treatment in women & men
- Understand the scientific and clinical basis for immune modulating therapies to improve failing immune systems, and overcome chronic, resistant infections

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This professional continuing education activity was sponsored by the Institute for Better Health (IBH), formerly IAHB, PO BOX 5710 Santa Rosa, CA 95402, whose continuing education program has been approved by the organizations listed below, and jointly sponsored by ACAM. Except where otherwise noted, IBH, as the approved sponsor, maintains responsibility for the program.

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of IBH and ACAM. IHB is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IBH designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per hour attended. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

FACULTY DISCLOSURE
In accordance with ACCME guidelines, ACAM requires all faculty speakers and content planners to disclose all commercial relationships relative to the content of this CME activity. Individual faculty disclosure will be provided in the course syllabus for the General Session and are also available online at www.iahb.org/disclosure-info. All presentations will be peer reviewed for fair balance and evidence-based medicine.

ADA STATEMENT
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ACAM will make every effort to accommodate special needs at this event. Please notify ACAM at least 2 weeks prior to the conference to discuss accommodations at the Red Rock Hotel. International callers please call 1-800-532-3688.

No commercial support was received for this educational activity.


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