Connect with other attendees to share best practices and learn from your functional medicine peers. Engage in productive, knowledge-sharing conversations.

Virtual Braindate facilitates meaningful conversations with other AIC attendees in a one-on-one or small group video chat sessions. Share your insights and takeaways from the conference or spark a dialogue about the issues that matter most to you.

Braindates are 45 minute conversations with up to four other participants that are held via video chat. They present the opportunity to connect with peers, learn a new skill, and leverage the collective genius of the functional medicine community.

The way it works: participants can host a meeting by posting a topic onto the Braindate platform. Others who are interested can join the meeting to discuss. You can also browse the existing topic discussions and reserve your spot in the group. It’s an easy, interactive way to network and find out what other practitioners are doing in their practice.

Braindates will be located in the Virtual Exhibit Hall and available during breaktimes throughout the day.


Mark Hyman, MD is one of the most sought-after functional medicine practitioners in the world and paid registrants for this year’s conference will be entered to win a chance to meet him virtually. Dr. Hyman is hosting an exclusive Braindate session entitled “Food Systems and Their Impact on Health” on June 4.

Ultraprocessed foods and the food system that produces them are at the root of the chronic diseases that account for 80 percent of the deaths from noncommunicable disease worldwide.

Mark Hyman, MD, has devoted his life to helping others discover optimal health and address the root causes of chronic disease through the power of functional medicine.

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Register for AIC by May 5 and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of four spots in a Virtual Braindate with Dr. Hyman. In this special 45-minute session, Dr. Hyman will discuss how commercialized food systems are fueling the chronic disease epidemic and outline practical solutions for supporting the health of our communities.

Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email by May 12. In the event that you cannot attend this session, an alternate winner will be selected or you may choose to transfer your Braindate to another paid registrant of AIC.



Q: I’m already registered, may I still win?

A: Yes, all paid registrants are eligible

Q: When is the Braindate? How long is it?

A: 5:00 – 5:45 PM PT Friday, June 4 (45 min.)

Q: May I enter if I’m not registered for AIC?

A: Only AIC registrants are eligible

Q: I am unable to attend on that day and time

A: An alternate winner will be selected