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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
Dr. Kara Parker, MD

Concurrent Presenter

Elijah Sacra, FMHC
Elijah Sacra, FMHC

Plenary and 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

Plenary 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

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

Plenary Presenter

Robert Luby, MD
Robert Luby, MD

Plenary 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

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 in the Practice Implementation Showroom – Appetizers and Drinks
Practice Implementation Showroom
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Book Signings in the Practice Implementation Showroom – Jeff Bland, PhD, FACN & Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Practice Implementation Showroom
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
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Addiction: A Personal and Professional Journey
To Be Announced
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Addiction, Treatment, and Behavior Change
To Be Announced
11:45 pm - 12:15 pm
Linus Pauling Award Presentation (non-CME)
To Be Announced
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break
Practice Implementation Showroom
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch Provided by IFM
To Be Announced
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Keynote Presentation by IFM Co-founder
To Be Announced
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
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
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
Sponsored Breakfast – Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non-CME
To Be Announced
8:00 am - 8:45 am
The Art and Science of Well-being: The Pathophysiological Relationship Between Stress, Pain, and Addiction
To Be Announced
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Lessons on Stress, Pain, and Resilience: The Hope Note
To Be Announced
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Morning Break in the Practice Implementation Showroom
Practice Implementation Showroom
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Book Signing in the Practice Implementation Showroom – 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
Psychotropics, Stress, Depression, and Addictions
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 - 1:00 pm
Choice of Sponsored Lunches – Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non-CME
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: Implementing the HOPE Note in Your Practice
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
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Book Signing – Wayne Jonas, MD
Practice Implementation Showroom
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Concurrent Session 7: Chronic Pain: A Functional Medicine Approach including Sensitization, Narcotic Issues and Genomics
To Be Announced
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Concurrent Session 8: Eating Disorders: A Strengths Based Approach to Etiology, Assessment and Recovery
To Be Announced
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Concurrent Session 9: Integrative Approach to Chronic Pain in Children
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
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sponsored Receptions and Educational Discussions Available to All Attendees, Optional, Non-CME
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
Sponsored Breakfast – Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non-CME
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: A Functional Approach to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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
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: Stress, Disparaged Populations and Social Determinants of Health
To Be Announced
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break
Practice Implementation Showroom open
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Choice of Sponsored Lunches – Limited Seating Available, Optional, Non-CME
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Practice Implementation Showroom Open
2:00 pm
Practice Implementation Showroom Closes
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Transforming Health Care
To Be Announced
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Transforming Ourselves
To Be Announced
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Afternoon Break in the Foyer
Foyer
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Functional Medicine and the Future (non-CME)
To Be Announced
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Stress, Pain, and Dysfunction
To Be Announced
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IFM Party featuring music by Skyrocket
To Be Announced

Gallery

AIC PROMO
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

The IFM room block rate is $269, and rooms in the block are almost sold out. Click to check availability and book your hotel room.

To make your reservation, book online or call 1.877.622.3140 and mention you are booking in the “IFM Annual International Conference” room block.

Additional Hotels

IFM has arranged additional hotel room blocks at nearby hotels. For your convenience, shuttle service will be provided during peak times between these hotels and the JW Marriott.

EXHIBITORS: Please consider booking at one of these properties, in order to allow attendees to book the remaining rooms at the JW Marriott. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio North

1803 East Sonterra Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78259

IFM room block rate: $179
To make your reservation, book online or call 210.545.3100. Rooms are limited and may sell out prior to the cutoff date of Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Hyatt Place San Antonio North

1610 East Sonterra Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78258

IFM room block rate: $119
To make your reservation, book online or call 1.888.492.8847 and use the group code “G-AICC”. Rooms are limited and may sell out prior to the cutoff date of Wednesday, May 1, 2019.


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.

References

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