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IFM's Annual International Conference

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Stress, pain, or addiction underlie nearly all primary care visits.1-5 IFM’s 2019 Annual International Conference is a significant step forward in dealing with these critical factors.

The health effects of chronic pain, all types of addiction, and ongoing stress have created an enormous public health crisis, yet medical school provides very little direct instruction on these topics.6-7

This year, IFM’s 2019 Annual International Conference provides the tools to definitively impact patient care. Functional Medicine leverages comprehensive assessments and personalized multifactorial treatment strategies to untangle these often interconnected issues, making it uniquely positioned to transform how we address stress, pain, and addiction in clinical practice. Join IFM in San Antonio, TX, to engage with cutting-edge research and clinical insights regarding stress, pain, and addiction and help improve outcomes for the majority of your patients.

Activities Section

Plenary Presenters

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Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW
Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Concurrent Presenter

Arwen Podesta, MD
Arwen Podesta, MD

Concurrent Presenter

Bradley Fullerton, MD, FAAPMR
Bradley Fullerton, MD, FAAPMR

Concurrent Presenter

Bryan Stepanenko, MD, MPH
Bryan Stepanenko, MD, MPH

Concurrent Presenter

Cecilia Hillard, PhD
Cecilia Hillard, PhD

Plenary Presenter

Chanin Kelly-Rae

Concurrent Presenter

David Haase, MD
David Haase, MD

Plenary Presenter

David Hagedorn, PhD, BCN
David Hagedorn, PhD, BCN

Concurrent Presenter

David Musnick, MD
David Musnick, MD

Concurrent Presenter

David Rakel, MD
David Rakel, MD

Plenary and Concurrent Presenter

David S. Jones, MD
David S. Jones, MD

Plenary Presenter

Dr. Kara Parker MD
Kara Parker, MD

Concurrent Presenter

Elijah Sacra, FMHC
Elijah Sacra, FMHC

Concurrent Presenter

Elizabeth Mumper, MD
Elizabeth Mumper, MD

Plenary and Concurrent Presenter

Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW
Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW

Plenary Presenter

Geoffrey Dardia

Concurrent Presenter

Gillian Ehrlich, NP

Facilitator

Heather Tick, MD
Heather Tick, MD

Plenary and Concurrent Presenter

Henri Roca, MD
Henri Roca, MD

Concurrent Presenter

Jeffrey Bland, PhD
Jeffrey Bland, PhD

Plenary Presenter

Jeffrey Mogil, PhD
Jeffrey Mogil, PhD

Plenary Presenter

John E. Neely, MD

Concurrent Presenter

John F. Kelly, PhD
John F. Kelly, PhD

Plenary Presenter

John Kelly, PhD
Dustin Sulak, DO

Concurrent Presenter

Joy Weydert, MD
Joy Weydert, MD

Concurrent Presenter

Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP, ICADC
Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP, ICADC

Concurrent Presenter

Lonnie Zeltzer, MD
Lonnie Zeltzer, MD

Concurrent Presenter

Maggie Mills, MS, CN

Concurrent Presenter

Michael Lewis, MD
Michael Lewis, MD

Concurrent Presenter

Mylène Tran Huynh, MD, MPH
Mylène Tran Huynh, MD, MPH

Concurrent Presenter

Nancy Cotter, MD, CNS 1
Nancy Cotter, MD, CNS

Concurrent Presenter

Paul Thomas, MD, FAAP
Paul Thomas, MD, FAAP

Concurrent Presenter

Robert J. Hedaya, MD
Robert J. Hedaya, MD

Concurrent Presenter

Robert Luby, MD
Robert Luby, MD

Concurrent Presenter

Jahn Doe
Robert Sapolsky, PhD

Plenary Presenter

Roland Griffiths, PhD
Roland Griffiths, PhD

Plenary Presenter

Sandra Darling, DO, MPH

Concurrent Presenter

Sharad Kohli, MD

Concurrent Presenter

Stephen Loyd, MD
Stephen Loyd, MD

Plenary Presenter

Tracy Gaudet, MD
Tracy Gaudet, MD

Plenary Presenter

Wayne Jonas, MD
Wayne Jonas, MD

Plenary Presenter

Schedule of Events

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Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Check-in
IFM Resource Center
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AIC Kick-Off Reception and Book Signings in the Practice Implementation Showroom sponsored by MitoQ and Siete Family Foods
Practice Implementation Showroom
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
IFM Resource Center
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Appetizers and Drinks
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Book Signings in the Practice Implementation Showroom – Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN & Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Practice Implementation Showroom
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Poster Session
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
6:30 am - 8:00 am
Check-in
To Be Announced
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Introduction
To Be Announced
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Navigating the Intersections of Stress, Pain, and Addiction – Seeing Hope through the Functional Medicine Lens
To Be Announced
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Morning Break in the Practice Implementation Showroom
Practice Implementation Showroom
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Refreshments
9:15 am - 10:15 am
IFM Resource Center
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Poster Sessions
9:15 am - 10:15 am
IFM Smoothie Bar
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Cooking Demo
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Bookstore
9:15 am - 10:15 am
IFM Gives Back
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Addiction: A Personal and Professional Journey (Addiction is not a Moral Failure)
To Be Announced
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Addiction, Treatment, and Behavior Change (Facilitating Recovery from Substance Use Disorder: From Theory to Science and Practice)
To Be Announced
11:45 pm - 12:15 pm
Linus Pauling Award Presentation - Optional, Non-CME
To Be Announced
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break
Practice Implementation Showroom
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Practice Implementation Showroom Open
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
IFM Resource Center
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Bookstore
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
<b>Sponsored Lunch by TSI USA, Inc.</b><span><i></i></span><ul><li>noneSelected</li></ul><div>Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non-CME</div>
To Be Announced
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Keynote Presentation by IFM Co-founder: What is Evidence Based Functional Medicine in the 21st Century? – Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non - CME
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pain in Mice and Man: Ironic Adventures in Translation
To Be Announced
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Questions and Answers
To Be Announced
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Afternoon Break in the Practice Implementation Showroom
Practice Implementation Showroom
3:30 pm –4:30 pm
Refreshments
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
IFM Resource Center
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Poster Session
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cooking Demo
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bookstore
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Rethinking Chronic Pain
To Be Announced
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Stress, Addictions, and the Young Mind
To Be Announced
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Complimentary Shuttle Bus Ride to Downtown San Antonio
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
6:15 am – 7:00 am
Morning Movement: Nia
6:30 am – 7:15 am
Morning Movement: Sunrise Yoga
6:45 am - 7:45 am
<b> Sponsored Breakfast: by Ortho Molecular Products</b> <span><i>Pain in Practice: Leveraging Nutraceutical Therapies and Group Visits to Tackle the Pain Epidemic</i> with:</span><ul><li>Shilpa Saxena, MD</li> <li>Adrian den Boer, DC, ND</li></ul> <div>Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non-CME</div>
To Be Announced
8:00 am - 8:45 am
The Art and Science of Well-Being: Healing the Pathophysiology of Stress, Pain, and Addiction with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement
To Be Announced
8:45 am - 9:30 am
How Healing Works: What it means for your education, your practice, your patients and the future of healthcare
To Be Announced
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Morning Break in the Practice Implementation Showroom
Practice Implementation Showroom
9:30 am -10:30 am
Refreshments
9:30 am -10:30 am
IFM Resource Center
9:30 am -10:30 am
IFM Smoothie Bar
9:30 am -10:30 am
Poster Session
9:30 am -10:30 am
Cooking Demo
9:30 am -10:30 am
Bookstore
9:30 am -10:30 am
IFM Gives Back
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Book Signing in the Practice Implementation Showroom - David Haase, MD and David Rakel, MD
Practice Implementation Showroom
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoids in Stress and Pain Management
To Be Announced
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Therapeutic Potential of Psilocybin in Anxiety, Depression and Addiction Disorders
To Be Announced
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break
Practice Implementation Showroom open
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Practice Implementation Showroom Open
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
IFM Resource Center
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poster Sessions
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Espresso Cart 1:00 - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bookstore
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
<b>Choice of Sponsored Lunches: DUTCH Test by Precision Analytical</b> <span><i>Hormone Testing Functional Medicine Best Practices</i> with</span> <ul><li>Mark Newman, MS</li></ul> <div>Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non-CME</div>
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
<b>Choice of Sponsored Lunches: Pure Encapsulations</b> <span><i>Genetic Insights into Habit-Forming Behavior: How to Address Five Polymorphisms Affecting Dopamine Response</i> with</pan> <ul><li>Nathan Morris, MD</li></ul> <div>Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non-CME</div>
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Concurrent Session 1: Update on Nutrition and Supplementation for Pain Management
To Be Announced
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Concurrent Session 2: Doing an Integrative Health Visit with the PHI and the HOPE Note
To Be Announced
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Concurrent Session 3: Pain, Stress, and Cannabinoids
To Be Announced
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Concurrent Session 4: Addiction Medicine and Integrative Psychiatry
To Be Announced
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Concurrent Session 5: Functional Medicine Approaches to Chronic Pain in the Military Health System
To Be Announced
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Concurrent Session 6: A Multi Modal Approach to Managing Stress, Addictions and Chronic Pain Syndromes in Children
To Be Announced
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Afternoon Break in the Practice Implementation Showroom
Practice Implementation Showroom
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Refreshments
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
IFM Resoure Center
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Poster Session
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Espresso Cart
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cooking Demo
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bookstore
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Book Signing – Wayne Jonas, MD
Practice Implementation Showroom
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Concurrent Session 7: Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Pain: Sensitization, Genomics and Narcotics
To Be Announced
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Concurrent Session 8: Eating Disorders: A Strengths-Based Approach to Recovery
To Be Announced
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Concurrent Session 9: Pediatric Pain in the Age of the Opioid Epidemic: Why Functional Medicine Matters
To Be Announced
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Concurrent Session 10: Electrophysiologic Assessment and Neuro-Stimulatory Approaches to the Treatment of Pain
To Be Announced
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Concurrent Session 11: Common Myofascial Pain Injuries: Assessment and Treatment
To Be Announced
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Concurrent Session 12: Panel Discussion—Pain in the Military: Patient and Practitioner Perspectives
To Be Announced
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
<b>Sponsored Receptions and Educational Discussions:</b> <span><i>Metagenics – Three Things Your Gut Wants Your Brain to Know</i> with: <ul><li>Sara Gottfried, MD</li></ul> <div>Available to All Attendees, Optional, Non-CME</div>
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
<b>Sponsored Receptions and Educational Discussions:</b> <span><i>Pure Encapsulations – PureGenomics Presents: A DNA Soiree</i> with:</span> <ul><li>Special Musical guest Dana Parish</li></ul> <div>Available to All Attendees, Optional, Non-CME</div>
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
<b>Sponsored Receptions and Educational Discussions:</b> <span><i>Standard Process & LivingMatrix – The Whole Food Advantage: Crops to Clinic to Culinary - Evidence-based Approaches to Personalized and Lifestyle Solutions</i> with:</span> <ul><li>Priya Kamani, MD</li> <li>Bassem El-Khodor, PhD</li> <li>Chef Mark Allison</li></ul> <div>Available to All Attendees, Optional, Non-CME</div>
Time
Session
Speakers
Venue
6:15 am - 7:00 am
Morning Movement: Nia
6:30 - 7:15 am
Morning Movement: Sunrise Yoga
6:45 am - 7:45 am
<b>Sponsored Breakfast by: Genova Diagnostics</b> <span><i>Updates in the Clinical Evaluation of Methylation</i> with:</span> <ul><li>Michael Chapman, ND</li></ul> <div>Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non-CME</div>
To Be Announced
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Concurrent Session 13: Evaluating and Treating Traumatic Brain Injury
To Be Announced
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Concurrent Session 14: PTSD: New Directions
To Be Announced
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Concurrent Session 15: Prolotherapy and the Clinical Application of Biotensegrity
To Be Announced
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Concurrent Session 16: Working with Patients in Pain: An Interactive Case based, Functional Approach (non-CME)
To Be Announced
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Concurrent Session 17: The Addiction Spectrum
To Be Announced
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Concurrent Session 18: Panel Discussion: Endocannabinoids
To Be Announced
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Concurrent Session 19: Panel Discussion: The Opioid Crisis
To Be Announced
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Morning Break in the Practice Implementation Showroom
Practice Implementation Showroom
9:30 am - 10:30 am
IFM Resource Center
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Refreshments
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Poster Sessions
9:30 am - 10:30 am
IFM Smoothie Bar
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Bookstore
9:30 am - 10:30 am
IFM Gives Back
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session 20: Creating Change With Patients in Pain
To Be Announced
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session 21: The Nuts and Bolts of Trauma: The Missing Link in Managing Addiction and Pain
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session 22: Honor Self: The Key to Provider Stress Reduction and a Thriving Practice
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session 23: Science of Perception
To Be Announced
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session 24: Implementing a Shared Medical Appointment for Pain in Your Practice
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Concurrent Session 25: Panel Discussion: Children, Drugs, Stress, and Addictions
To Be Announced
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session 26: Panel Discussion: Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Evolving our Understanding of the Social Determinants of Health
To Be Announced
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break
Practice Implementation Showroom open
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Practice Implementation Showroom Open
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
IFM Resource Center
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poster Sessions
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Espresso Cart 1:00 - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bookstore
2:00 pm
Practice Implementation Showroom Closes 2 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
<b>Sponsored Lunch by Microbiome Labs</b> <span><i>The Most Common Dysfunctions of the Standard American Gut in Chronic Illness</i> with</span> <ul><li>Jill Carnahan, MD</li></ul> <div>Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non-CME</div>
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Transforming Health Care and Transforming Ourselves
To Be Announced
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Afternoon Break in the Foyer
Foyer
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Refreshments
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Functional Medicine and the Future (non-CME)
To Be Announced
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress Related Diseases, and Coping
To Be Announced
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IFM Party featuring music by Skyrocket
To Be Announced

Gallery

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Dr. Henri Roca on Functional Medicine Approaches to Chronic Pain (copy)
IFM's 2019 Annual Conference: San Antonio Highlights (copy)

Venue and Hotel Information

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

23808 Resort Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78261

IFM Room Block - SOLD OUT

The IFM room block rate is $269. Click to check availability and book your hotel room or call 1.877.622.3140 and mention you are booking in the “IFM Annual International Conference” room block.

Additional Hotels

For your convenience, shuttle service will be provided during peak times between these hotels and the JW Marriott.

Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio North

1803 East Sonterra Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78259
210.545.3100

Hyatt Place San Antonio North

1610 East Sonterra Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78258
1.888.492.8847


Transportation Information

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is 30 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Taxi, Lyft and Uber transportation are available and fare is estimated at $25 - $45 one way. Parking onsite is complementary and valet is $39 daily.


Healthy Dining

IFM knows how important it is to have healthy food options, and that many of our partners have special dietary needs. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of nearby restaurants serving Fresh Fare that can accommodate those needs.

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